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DURATION : 2 Year (4 Semesters)
ELIGIBILITY :
(i) A candidate who has passed qualifying examination (B.A.) with Sociology (10+2+3 pattern) as one of the subjects shall be eligible for seeking admission in the course.
(ii) A candidate who has passed the qualifying examination, (B.A.) not with Sociology but with one of the following subjects namely Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, History, Psychology, Education, Social Work and Philosophy (10+2+3 pattern) securing at least 48% of the Aggregate marks shall be eligible for admission to M.A.(Sociology) Course.
(iii) A candidate who has passed B.Sc./B.Com /B.B.A/B.Sc agriculture/B.Sc Home
Science/L.L.B (Professional) examination (10+2+3 pattern) securing 50% marks
shall be eligible for admission to the course.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED ALONGWITH THE ADMISSION FORM
1. Three attested photo copies of Bachelor’s Degree and Marks Certificates of Part-I, II and III.
2. Three attested photo copies of the Matriculation Diploma or equivalent examination.
3. Three attested photo copies of the Degree/Certificate of the last examination passed/ Provisional Certificate.
4. Migration Certificate for candidates having passed last examination from a University other than the University of Jammu
5. A Crossed Demand Draft of requisite fee drawn in favour of the Director, Directorate of Distance Education, University of Jammu, payable at Jammu.
6. Character Certificate issued by a Gazetted Officer.
7. Gap affidavit if required.
REFUND OF FEE
1. If an applicant is not enrolled because he/she has not submitted the required
certificates by the last date notified for the purpose or has submitted fake or forged documents, his/her fee shall not be refunded.
2. If a candidate is found ineligible, the fee paid by him/her shall be refunded after deduction of Rs.100/- to cover remittance and other charges.
3. Fees will not be refunded once a candidate has been admitted/selected for the
course.
INSTRUCTIONAL MODES
The instructional method in Distance Education is essentially based on the supply of self-learning materials for home study duly supported by assignments, Personal Contact Programmes, Library facilities, extension lectures etc.
PERSONAL CONTACT PROGRAMME (PCP)
In order to provide opportunity for face-to-face interaction between the teacher
and the students, the Directorate will organize optional Personal Contact Programme for the period of 20 days in each course, per semester. During the PCP, the candidates will have the facilities of classroom lectures and personal guidance with regard to their academic difficulties. PCP shall be conducted at Jammu only.
A candidate, who on account of compelling circumstances fails to complete
all the prescribed components of the course (assignment etc.) during the academic year of enrolment, may be allowed by the Director, DDE to complete the course in the following academic session alongwith the students of that session on payment of the prescribed fee of Rs. 500/- only.
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT
The Internal Assessment shall carry 20% of marks in each paper. The components
of Internal Assessment shall be 2 (two) assignments 10 marks each. The assignments should be submitted in due course of time. No assignment shall be accepted after the last date fixed for the purpose. The Candidate who fails to submit the assignment shall not be eligible to appear in the examination.

DETAILS OF THE COURSE
Outline of the syllabi and courses of study in the subject of Sociology for M.A. Examination 2006, 2007 & 2008. Scheme of Choice of the Courses
There will be three categories of courses :
I) Foundation (Compulsory) Courses
2) Specialized (Major Area) Courses
3) Optional courses. The students will be required to complete successfully 64 credit courses in total.
The break-up of the credit courses is as follows : -

Courses Category

No. of Courses

Credits (Per course)

Tota lCredits

Foundation(Compulsory)

Course(F)

11

4

44

Specialized (Major Area)
Courses (S)

2

4

8

Optional Courses

3

4

12


DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES
SEMESTERS

Courses

I

II

III

IV

Total

Foundation (F)

4

3

2

2

11

Specialized (S)

-

-

1

1

2

Optional (O)

-

1

1

1

3

4

4

4

4

16


There are 11 compulsory courses, which each student is required to complete during the M.A. Programme and are spread over the four semesters.
SYLLABI AND COURSES OF STUDY
Semester-I
(All Courses are compulsory)

Course No.

Title

Credits

SOC F-400

Basic Concepts in Sociology

4

SOC F-402

Sociology of Family, Kinship and Marriage

4

SOC F-404

Classical Sociological Traditions

4

SOC F-405

Perspectives on Indian Society

4

Semester-II
Compulsory courses

SOC F-451

Methodology of Social Research

4

SOC F-457

Sociological Theory

4

SOC F-458

Sociology of Change and Development

4

Optional Courses

SOC O-453

Economy and Society

4

SOC O-460

Sociology of Health

4

SOC O-461

Crime and Society

4

SOC O-462

Social Stratification and Mobility

4

Semester-III
Compulsory courses

SOC F-506

Contemporary Sociological Theory

4

SOC F-507

Social Statistics and Computer Analysis

4

Specialized courses

SOC S-508

Rural Society and Development in India

4

SOC S-509

Social Development: Indian Experience

4

Optional courses

SOC O-510

Gender and Society

4

SOC O-511

Urban Sociology

4

SOC O-512

Education and Society

4

SOC O-513

Social Movements in India

4

Semester-IV
Compulsory courses

SOC F-559

Environment and Society

4

SOC F-560

Comparative Sociology

4

Specialised Courses

SOC S-561

Peasants and Peasant Movement in India

4

SOC S-562

Sustainable Development in India

4

Optional courses

SOC O-563

Sociology of Religion

4

SOC O-564

Political Sociology

4

SOC O-564

Sociology of Marginalized Communities

4

Note:- Keeping in view the resourse position and academic needs and not withstanding anything aforesaid, the directorate reserves the right of not offering any of the above optional and specialized courses in a particular session.
NOTE FOR PAPER SETTING : (applicable for all courses)
The question paper will consist of three sections A, B, C.

Section A will consist of eight long answer type questions, two from each unit with internal choice. Each question will be of 12 marks the candidates will be required to answer four questions, one from each unit. Total weightage will be of 12 x 4=48 marks.
Section B will consist of eight short answer type questions, two from each unit
with internal choice. Each question will be of 6 marks. The candidate will be required to answer four questions, one from each unit. Total weightage will be of 6 x 4=24 marks.
Section C will consist of eight objective type questions, of one mark each.
The candidate will have to answer all the eight questions. Total weight age will be of 1 x 8=8 marks.
Note:
1. To seek admission in IIIrd Semester of P.G. Courses, candidate should have passed 50% of credits in Ist Semester and should have passed in the Internal assessment of all courses/papers in IInd Semester.

 

 

 

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