Department of Sociology

About Department



 Year of Establishment:  June 1962

 Names of Programmes Offered:  UG and PG



Vision of the D.K.A.S.C. College Sociology Department: "To be a leading centre of excellence in sociological research, education and community engagement, fostering critical thinking and producing socially aware graduates who contribute to the betterment of society."


1. Provide high-quality education: The department aims to offer comprehensive and contemporary sociology education that empowers students with a deep understanding of sociological theories, research methods and critical analysis.

2. Conduct cutting-edge research: The department strives to conduct innovative and impactful research in various sociological fields, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and addressing societal challenges.

3. Foster a supportive learning environment: The department seeks to create a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere where students can freely express ideas, engage in constructive discussions and develop a passion for lifelong learning.

4. Promote community engagement: The department is committed to connecting with local communities and addressing real-world social issues through collaborative initiatives, research projects and outreach programs.

5. Cultivate critical thinking and social awareness: The department endeavors to instil in students the ability to think critically, question assumptions, and develop a strong sense of social responsibility.

6. Facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration: The department encourages interdisciplinary approaches, fostering collaborations with other academic departments and external organizations to address complex societal challenges.


1. Academic Excellence: To provide rigorous and up-to-date sociology courses that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to analyze social phenomena and contribute to the field of sociology.

2. Research Advancement: To conduct research that adds to the body of sociological knowledge, addresses relevant societal issues, and contributes to academic and policy-oriented debates.

3. Student Development: To nurture students' intellectual, personal, and professional growth by offering mentorship, opportunities for research involvement, and experiential learning experiences.

4. Community Outreach: To actively engage with local communities through various initiatives and projects that promotes social justice, equity, and positive societal change.

5. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: To foster collaboration with other departments within the college and external organizations, encouraging a broader perspective on societal issues and solutions.

6. Global Perspective: To expose students to global sociological perspectives, encouraging cross-cultural understanding and preparing them to be responsible global citizens.

7. Ethical Values: To emphasize the importance of ethical conduct in sociological research and professional practice, promoting integrity and social responsibility among students and faculty alike.


Pedagogy in the context of a Sociology Department refers to the methods, strategies, and approaches used by educators to teach sociology to students. These pedagogical practices are designed to facilitate the learning and understanding of sociological concepts, theories, and research methods.

1. Lectures: Instructors deliver lectures to provide foundational knowledge and introduce key concepts and theories in sociology. Lectures often involve presenting information through verbal communication, visual aids, and multimedia.

2. Class Discussions: Engaging students in class discussions fosters critical thinking and helps them analyze and interpret sociological issues. It encourages active participation and provides opportunities for students to express their opinions and perspectives.

3. Group Activities: Collaborative learning through group activities, such as group projects, case studies, or debates, allows students to work together, exchange ideas, and develop teamwork skills.

4. Reading Assignments: Assigning readings from sociology textbooks, academic articles, and research papers helps students deepen their understanding of sociological theories and research findings.

5. Research Projects: Designing and conducting research projects enable students to apply sociological research methods and gain practical experience in gathering and analyzing data.

6. Field Trips: Organizing field trips to relevant places, such as community centers, social service organizations, or cultural events, allows students to observe and study real-life sociological phenomena.

7. Multimedia Resources: Using multimedia resources like documentaries, films, or podcasts can enrich the learning experience and illustrate sociological concepts in various contexts.

8. Guest Lectures: Inviting guest speakers, such as sociologists, activists or community leaders, can provide unique insights and perspectives and expose students to diverse viewpoints.

9. Online Learning: Integrating online learning platforms and resources can supplement in-class teaching and offer flexibility for students to access additional materials and resources.

10. Assessment Methods: Employing a mix of assessment methods, including exams, essays, presentations and class participation, allows instructors to evaluate students' knowledge and skills comprehensively.


 Number of Teaching Posts Sanctioned, Filled and Actual

Sr. No.

Name of Teacher


Educational Qualification  

Teaching Programme



Dr. Arjun Jadhav

Associate Professor and Head  

M.A., Ph.D.

UG and PG



Prof. Machhindra  Kamble

Associate Professor





Dr. Ashok Chavan

Associate Professor

M.A., Ph.D.




Dr. Prabhakar Nisrgandh

Associate Professor

M.A., Ph.D.




Dr. Rupali Sambhare

Assistant Professor

M.A., Ph.D.

UG and PG



Prof. Mayursh Patil

Assistant Professor

M.A., M.Phil.

UG and PG




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