School Of Social Science

School Of Social Science

Crafting knowledge through innovation

 

Social science is a major category of academic discipline thats concerned with society and its various dynamics.

It not only studies the relationship among individuals but also leads to insights regarding communications approaches and functional strategies to improve the societal mechanism.

CoursesYearsSemesterEligibility CriteriaMarks Required
Certificate Course in Gender Sensitization and Gender Mainstreaming4 Months110+2 pass out from any board. Students from any stream can apply.50%
Certificate Course in Parenting and Child Rights4 Months110+2 pass out from any board. Students from any stream can apply.50%
B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science36Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Stream: Any Stream)50%
B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology36Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Any stream)50%
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics36Passed/Appeared in 10 + 2 (Any stream with Maths)50%
M.A. in Sociology24Passed/Appeared B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology50%
M.Sc. in Economics24Passed/Appeared B.Sc Economics (Hons.)50%
Ph.D in Economics
Ph.D in Sociology
Dr. Sayantani Sen Mazumdar

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Email: sayantani.sm@snuniv.ac.in


Prof. Sanchari Chakraborty

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

M.Phil. from Jadavpur University

Email: sanchari.c@snuniv.ac.in


Prior to joining the department of Political Science at Sister Nivedita University in the Autumn of 2021, I had been engaged in various teaching assignments at the undergraduate level in the University of Calcutta and West Bengal State University. In the course of these assignments, I taught papers on political theory, international relations and Indian politics and society. I have completed my postgraduate degree in political science from Presidency University, Kolkata and thereafter, I went on to Jadavpur University to pursue my M.Phil. My M.Phil. research investigated the Election Commission of India, its interface with the judiciary and civil society in India and the shaping of the ‘postcolonial voter’ in India. Earlier, my masters level research explored the links between the modern state India, education and citizenship construction. In broad terms, my areas of research interest include: political theory, Indian government and politics, global politics and public policy. I have qualified UGC-NET for the position of Assistant Professor in July 2019.

DR. NAVIN KUMAR JHA

Head of Department, Economics

Email: navin.j@snuniv.ac.in


A graduate with a first-class degree in Economics Honours from TNB college, Bhagalpur, Dr. Jha had his Postgraduate and Ph.D. from BRA Ambedkar Bihar University. Dr. Jha has a total of 20 years of teaching experience at degree and Masters level in different prestigious institutions. He served for more than a decade at the Royal University of Bhutan, where he received the Civil Service award of the Royal Government of Bhutan in 2015. Prior to joining Sister Nivedita University, he served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Christ University, Bangalore. His research interest and areas of specialization include Public Policy, Macro Economics, Economic History, and Health Economics. He has published 19 research papers in national and International reputed peer-reviewed journals. He has presented 14 research papers in national and international seminars and conferences. He has also authored a book on the problem of Child Labor. Dr. Jha has supervised research work of Post-Graduation and MPhil students. He has also developed a curriculum of Economics Honors and MA Economics for Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan.

DR. PRADIP CHOUHAN

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Ph.D. degree from Tripura University

Email: pradip.c@snuniv.ac.in


Pradip Chouhan had his Post Graduate degree from the Department of Economics, Tripura University, securing a first-class first position. He is UGC- NET qualified (2013). He has also obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Economics department, Tripura University, where he worked as a guest faculty before joining the Department of Economics, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata. Along with teaching, he worked on various research projects as a research assistant. Furthermore, he has numerous research articles in his credit published in UGC listed and peer review journals. His areas of research interest are Agricultural, Labour, North-East, and Development Economics.

DR. KALPITA RAY

Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics

PhD from University of Kalyani

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Dr. Kalpita Ray is a UGC NET qualified scholar (2018) and has been awarded with a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics from the University of Kalyani, West Bengal in 2019. She has completed her Masters in Economics (with specialization in Econometrics) from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata (2011) and has pursued her Graduation as B.Sc (H) in Economics from the University of Calcutta (2009). Her area of research interest includes Democracy and Labour Economics besides Industrial Economics. She has accomplished a couple of research-cum-publication work on the issues of rights of Muslim women in India in some reputed journals and edited books. She has also actively participated and presented key research papers in different conferences among top institutions. Before joining Sister Nivedita University, she had worked as a Guest Lecturer in Dept. of Economics in Bangabasi College, Kolkata (2012-2016), covering a wide range of topics among students in different streams (Hons. and Pass course).

DR. GOPA GHOSH

Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics

M.Phil. from Jadavpur University

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Dr. Gopa Ghosh had joined Sister Nivedita University in September 2019. She received the degree B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics from Bidhannagar College in 2007 and pursued her M. Sc. from the Department of Economics, Calcutta University in 2009. She has done M.Phil from Jadavpur University (2012) under the guidance of Prof. Joyashree Roy and her research work was on the Status of Mitigation Strategies of Manufacturing Industries for West Bengal. She is UGC- NET qualified. She has done her Ph.D. Degree under the guidance of Prof. Madhumati Dutta from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur in April 2019, and the title of her thesis is “Using Decomposition Analysis to Determine the Causes of the Increased Use of Energy in Production: A Case Study of West Bengal”. She has also published research papers in different peer-reviewed journals and edited book till date and presented her research paper in national and international seminars. She has the knowledge of database of official statistics; CSO database, National Industrial Classification Code (NIC), database of Energy Statistics, Census of India, RBI database, database of Statistical Abstract, and Statistical Handbook of West Bengal and India. Her research interest includes Energy Economics and climate change and Environmental Economics.

PROF. FARHAT NAAZ

Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics

P.hD. from Burdwan University

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A postgraduate with a first-class degree and P.hD. from Burdwan University. She has a core interest in the field of Migration, poverty, and employment. She has many publications in some reputed journals.

PROF. SHARBAREE CHAUDHURY

Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics

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Sharbaree Chaudhury had her Economics Honors and Postgraduate degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She is UGC-NET and SLET qualified scholar. She has 1 & ½ Years of Research Experience in the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. She taught in Dhruba Chand Halder College and Vijoy Garh Jyotish Ray College as Guest Faculty before joining SNU. Her research interest includes Pollical Economy of Trade Policy

DR. BULA BHADRA

Head of Department

Email: bula.b@snuniv.ac.in


Prof. (Dr.) Bula Bhadra, an alumnus of Presidency College and University of Calcutta did her M.A. & PhD from McMaster University, Canada where she taught for three years as Assistant Professor. She joined Dept of Sociology, University of Calcutta and taught for 28 years. Prof. Bhadra was a Visiting Professor in the Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur, West Bengal, India from June 1 2017- May 31 2019. At present she is the Professor and Head of Dept. of Sociology at Sister Nivedita University, New Town. Her research interest and areas of specialization includes Post colonial theory, Sociology of gender, Sociology of childhood, and Sociology of Science and Technology. She has published extensively on Gender and Childhood, Gender and Technology nationally and internationally. Her first book entitled Materialist Orientalism: Marx, ‘Asiatic’ Mode of Production and India is internationally accredited. She has written in both Vernacular and English. She has supervised 15 PhDs and 16 MPhil on Gender, Childhood, Police and Correctional Institution. She has been awarded several major and minor projects by UGC & ICSSR. Her last project was on “Micro Solar Dome: An affordable Lighting Solution for Slum Dwellers”, (A project of SEED, DST, Govt. of India) jointly with NBIRT, 2017-9 and her current project is “Utilisation of Indigenous Ayurvedic Knowledge for Health Empowerment of Indian Women by ICSSR jointly with Department of Home Science, University of Calcutta” 2020-21. She is also recipient of “Professor D. N. Mazumdar Memorial Gold Medal – 2017 as Distinguished Social Scientist by Indian Social Science Association in 2017. She is Regional representative & Board Member of Research Committee (RC) 32 (2014-2018 &2018-22) and RC 53 (2014-18) & Secretary and Treasurer (2018-2022), International Sociological Association. She was also the Expert Memeber, Schemes of Science for Equity, Empowerment and Development (SEED) Division of Department of Science & Technology (DST , Govt. of India) in 2018-19 and was the Convenor, Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood and Youth, Indian Sociological Society (ISS), New Delhi, 2012---2017. She has been a visiting Professor in many Universities of India and Abroad and a resource person in a good number of Universities of India for UGC & ICSSR conducted Refresher & Research methodology Courses. She has Have been associated with Police training of Government of India, West Bengal Police and Kolkata Police; participated as Resource person in Human Rights and Gender Sensitization training; also associated with Family Counseling in Legal Aid Services West Bengal ( LASWEB), State Legal Services Authority, Government of West Bengal, State Audit Advisory Board (SAAB), West Bengal as expert in advisory capacity and also Govt. of Assam for training of counsellors in relation to Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000. Associated also with NGOs (e.g. CINI, Save the Children, Care India, Sanlap, Sanhita, Saroj Nalini, Country Women’s Association of India, Women’s Coordinating Council, Manas Bangla, Ganna Unnayan Parshad, Kolkata Nivedita Shakti, Dignity Foundation etc) who are engaged in uplift of women, children and marginalized/excluded sections of the people (like HIV/AIDS victims). Regularly participated in numerous talk shows in All India Radio, and in different TV channels and also contributed a large number of articles to All India English and Bengali dailies on current social issues and problems.

Dr. Somdatta Mukherjee

Assistant Professor

Email: somdatta.m@snuniv.ac.in


Dr. Somdatta Mukherjee completed her MA in Sociology from University of Calcutta, MSc in Disaster Mitigation from Sikkim Manipal University of Health Medical and Technological Sciences, and MPhil in Sociology from Jadavpur University. She did her PhD on hatha yoga and religion from Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne. Dr. Mukherjee was a research assistant in the Department of Sociology at Boston University. She has been invited as speaker in different international conferences/ workshops in Europe and Asia. She has the research experience of working in different places like: the two major correctional homes in Kolkata (which is the first of its kind), the largest sex-workers’ area of Kolkata, one of the biggest slums in Kolkata, old age homes, tea-gardens, tribal areas, child disability rights centres to name a few. She has expertise in Sociology of health and medicine, yoga, religion, ethnology, visual anthropology. She is the first Indian student at CANTHEL, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne, as well as the first ethnologist on yoga in France. She is interested to break the traditional chalk-and-talk concept of classroom and facilitate students with manifold manifestations of teaching learning process. Now she is working on body techniques, yoga, health and medicine, tantra and sacrifice. Apart from academic engagements she is interested in photography, recitation and dance (especially Indian classical dance form Odissi).

ANIKET NANDAN

Assistant Professor

Email: aniket.n@snuniv.ac.in


Mr. Aniket Nandan did his graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi in Persian language and literature. Later he completed his MA and MPhil from Pondicherry University. At present, he has submitted his PhD thesis at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. His doctoral dissertation focuses on the intersection of caste and religion in electoral democracy in India with special reference to ‘identitarianism’ and associational structures of caste. He has also received research experience in the discipline of Sociology at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore and Council for Social Development (CSD) Hyderabad. Mr. Nandan has been invited to deliver research papers at several international as well as national conferences. He has also published research papers in SCOPUS indexed journals of international repute. Mr. Nandan has experience of working as assistant professor at Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Amity University Kolkata. His research interests are situated in analyzing changing dynamics of caste, communitarianism, agrarian social structures and regional disparity in India.

MS. ANUSUYA MOITRA

PART TIME FACULTY

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Ms. Anusuya Moitra has graduated in Sociology from Basanti Devi College,Kolkata in 2015 thereafter completing Master’s degree in the discipline from Dept. of Sociology, University of Calcutta in 2017 and stood first in the First Class. She also qualified UGC-NET in 2018. She is pursuing her Ph.d from Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, under supervision of Prof. (Dr.) Piyali Sur (registration awaited). She is currently working as a Part-time Faculty in Dept. of Sociology, Sister Nivedita University, and as a State Government approved full time Faculty in Muralidhar Girls’ College, Kolkata. Apart from teaching she takes an active interest in research, and charitable activities, her areas of interest are Sociology of Crime & Deviance, Sociology of Childhood & Sociology of (Dis) ability. She has worked as a Field Assistant for National Project titled “Promoting Micro Solar Dome Technology in Tribal Pockets of India with Different Agro Climatic Condition & Varied type of Housing” conducted by NB Institute for Rural Technology under supervision of Prof. S.P Gonchaudhuri & Prof. Bula Bhadra 2018. She has also worked as a Project Assistant for RUSA 2.0 Project on “Parents Reflecting on risks to Body and sexuality of adolescent girls: Growing up in a neoliberal consumer culture of global south” at Department of Sociology, Jadavpur University, under supervision of Prof. (Dr.) Piyali Sur in 2019. She is also the recipient of Professor Radha Kamal Mukherjee Young Social Scientist Award 2019 from Indian Social Science Association for her research paper on “Disability, Assistive Technology and Social Development in Contemporary Society: A Sociological Enquiry of Attitudes towards Wheelchair Users in Kolkata”.

MS. SANCHITA GANGOPADHYAY

PART TIME FACULTY

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Ms. Sanchita Gangopadhyay pursed her graduation degree in Sociology Honours from Jogamaya Devi College, University of Calcutta. She successfully completed her Masters Degree in Sociology from Calcutta University, securing a first class second position from her department. Ms. Gangopadhyay is a recipient of 2017 The Radhakamal Mukherjee Young Social Scientist Award. .She is currently working as a part- time faculty at Sister Nivedita University and as a guest-faculty at The Heritage College, Kolkata. She has an experience of working as a Head of the Department of Sociology at Loreto College and has served as a guest-lecturer at Asutosh College, Kolkata. She also has an experience of working as a field assistant on a National Project titled ‘Promoting Micro Solar Dome Technology in Tribal Pockets of India with Different Agro-Climatic Condition & Varied Type of Housing’ conducted by NB Institute of Rural Technology under the supervision of Prof. S.P Gonchaudhury & Prof. (Dr.) Bula Bhadra in 2017 & 2018. Her areas of interest are Sociology Childhood & Youth and Sociology of Crime and Deviance.

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CoursesAdmission Fee (one Time) (A)Semester Fees for Semester Schemes / Half yearly Fees for Annual SchemesFee During Admission (Including 1st Semester Fee / 1st installment for annual scheme)Fee 2nd semester / 2nd installment onwardsProgram Fees Total
Certificate Course in Gender Sensitization and Gender Mainstreaming
Certificate Course in Parenting and Child Rights
B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science36000205005650020500159000
B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology36000205005650020500159000
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics36000205005650020500159000
M.A. in Sociology36000192505525019250113000
M.Sc. in Economics36000192505525019250113000
Ph.D in Economics
Ph.D in Sociology

 

SNU SchoolDepartmentCourseCurriculum Structure & Syllabus
School Of Social ScienceDepartment of SociologyCertificate Course in Gender Sensitization and Gender MainstreamingClick To View
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School Of Social ScienceDepartment Of Political Science B.A. (Hons.) in Political ScienceClick To View
School Of Social ScienceDepartment of SociologyB.A. (Hons.) in SociologyClick To View
School Of Social ScienceDepartment Of EconomicsB.Sc. (Hons.) in EconomicsClick To View
School Of Social ScienceDepartment of SociologyM.A. in SociologyClick To View
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School Of Social Science

Department of Sociology

A major in Sociology provides an ideal background to pursue a range of careers:

Ø  Business careers (management, marketing and advertising, personnel and human relations);

Ø  Criminal justice careers (law enforcement, courts, corrections; juvenile justice);

Ø  Social service careers (social work; counselling, administration, drug rehabilitation; health administration); family services; disability services);

Ø  Careers in social policy, politics and law (attorney, legal investigator, legal assistant, policy advocate, policy analysis, urban planning, philanthropy; public administration, polling, social research);

Ø  Educational careers (college professor; college administrator; university student services; social science teacher; school administrator.)

School Of Social Science

Department Of Political Science

  • Academicia,Research work;
  • Content writing,Journalism;
  • Civil Services;
  • Lawyers, Human Rights Activists;
  • Policy Analysts; Diplomats,Defence strategists etc.