Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Sociology is an exciting and illuminating field of study that analyzes and explains important matters in our personal lives, our communities, and the world. 
Sociology is the scientific study of human society and its origins, development, organizations, and institutions. It encompasses the study of human behavior, its causes and consequence; and social interaction of people in groups to understand how societies organize, develop and change. Almost any aspect of how human beings gather together in groups, organizations, and societies can be studied within sociology. The sociological perspective is valued in business, health, social service, criminal justice, law, media, and government sectors of society.




  • Analytical and Critical thinking skill
  • Research skills and a capacity for detailed observation
  • An Understanding of social and cultural issues
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Organizing & Problem solving skill 
  • Written and Oral communication skill
  • Dedication and Hard work




10+2 with any Stream.




  • Applied sociology
  • Collective Behaviour
  • Community
  • Comparative sociology
  • Crime and delinquency
  • Cultural sociology
  • Demography




  • Census Worker - helps to decide how to allocate funding for projects around the country. A census is different from a survey; while the census seeks to count the entire population, a survey typically only involves a cross-section of a population
  • Public Sector Administrators - Sociology attempts to understand contemporary issues like crime, poverty and education through the study of institutions and groups of people, their relations with other groups and with individuals. The study of public administration focuses more on the professional work of making public institutions actually work.
  • Information Scientist - The contribution of information scientists, in their attempts to structure social science information, raises certain questions about the epistemology of the social sciences. The writers examine these and some of the major problems related to the communication of information in sociology.
  • Journalist – Sociological inquiries into journalism have considered journalism as the product of cultural, economic, political, and technological forces in different times and spaces. As part of (and like) the field of media sociology, the sociology of journalism is an interdisciplinary subfield.
  • Media planners are hired to evaluate the advertising needs of clients and devise a focused media plan to optimize sales to different demographic groups. Sociology graduates are a good fit for this role because of the their ability to research, analyze and interpret the viewing preferences of their target audience
  • Social Work/Public Services - These fields involve interaction with a group of people that might be facing a certain problem and a sociologist often has the eye for these problems. Not only can we offer an effective solution but a sociologist can also connect the community to various organisations such as World Bank, etc. that may help them with their problems. Charities and NGOs often have sociologists working with them.
  • Consumer Relations - This is concerned with the society. A consumer is a part of the society and he may be a member of many groups in a society. A sociologist often has an understanding of the complexities of human nature and can apply the tools to understand the behaviour and formulate reports on it.
  • Lecturer – The person who provide the complete information about the sociology.
  • Researchers - Sociological research is: the systematic study of people, institutions, or social phenomena using measurement techniques such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, ethnography, or comprehensive analysis of texts. ... A sociologist uses a system, or a formal process through which we gather data


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Jesus and Mary College (JMC), Delhi


  • Course: B.A. (Hons.) Sociology
  • Eligibility: If Sociology is included in the ‘Best Four’ subjects then an advantage of 2% is given in the Best Four percentage.
  • Selection Process : Marks Based


Delhi University, Delhi


  • Course: B.A. (Hons.) Sociology
  • Eligibility: Senior school certificate or an equivalent examination 
  • Selection Process: An aggregate of 45% marks in the qualifying examination. The merit shall be determined on the basis of one language and three best academic/elective subjects.


Some Colleges under Delhi University


  • Bharati College (W)
  • Hindu College
  • Indraprastha College for Women (W)
  • Janki Devi Memorial College (W)
  • Kamala Nehru College (W)
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women (W)
  • Maitreyi College (W)
  • Miranda House (W)
  • Sri Venketeswara College 


Panjab University Affiliated colleges, Chandigarh


  • Course: B.A. in Sociology
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with English as one of the subjects from a recognized university/ board/ council.
  • Selection Process : Marks Based


St. Xavier's College (SXC), Kolkata, West Bengal


Course: B.A. (Hons.) Sociology




  • Compulsory Subject(s) in +2: English
  • Aggregate calculation: English + Any 3
  • Marks requirement for Application: 60% in Aggregate


Selection Process :


  • On the basis of Board marks
  • Index Calculation: ENG% + AGG% : (OUT OF 200)
  • A student must have 45% marks in all subjects studied at the 10+2 level; otherwise the application will be rejected.


Mumbai University, Mumbai


  • Course: B.A. in Sociology
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 12th with English as one of the subject from a recognized board or any other equivalent examination.
  • Selection Process : Marks Based


Fergusson College, Pune


  • Course: B.A. in Sociology
  • Eligibility: Candidate must have passed 10+2 from any stream
  • Selection Process : Marks Based


Christ University, Bangalore




  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics, Political Science, Sociology 
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Sociology, English 
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, Sociology, Economics


Eligibility: A pass at the +2 level with minimum 45% in any stream from any recognized Board in India or abroad. 
Selection Process: Personal interview + Academic Performance Assessment of past performance in Class 10, Class 11/12, during the Personal Interview  


Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


  • Course: B.A. (Hons.) (Sociology) 
  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board/university with at least 50% marks 


Selection Process: Entrance Test     


  • Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (100 Marks). 
  • Duration: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 for each
  • Candidates are required have knowledge at least of 12th standard NCERT Sociology text books plus General Knowledge




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