The Department of Sociology was established in 1995.

 The Department of Sociology, The IIS (deemed to be University) recognizes the growing demand for trained manpower in social service sectors to work as community welfare officers, social development specialists, social workers etc. as well as the need for basic research in Sociology.

The Department offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Sociology along with M.Phil. and Ph.D. The Department also offers Career Oriented and Skill Development (COSD-Add On) Course in Research Methodology at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced diploma levels.
Sociology is one of the popular subjects for civil services. The department also imparts valuable skills to the students to pursue the following career paths:

  • Family Counsellors in NGO
  • CSR Managers and Public Relations Officer in Public and Private sector companies
  • Qualitative Research Managers in Market  Research Firms
  • School teachers and College Lecturers
  • Social Protection officers and Fund Raisers in NGO
  • Welfare officers and Social Workers in hospitals and Rehabilitation Centres
  • CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Managers and Personnel Officers in Private and Public Sector Companies.

  Future Plans of the Department
The Department is in the process of increasing its research base, conduct lectures and seminars for  professionals as well as common people. The Department plans to cooperate on research projects with universities and industries in India.