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Lecture on “Post Modernism” (15.12.2017)


Prof. Ashok Kaul, BHU, Varanasi.

Special Lecture on Gender, Health and Marginalization (20.11.2017)


Prof. Madhu Nagla, MDU, Rohtak

Orientation Session on National Digital Library; Vision and Mission (14.11.2017)


Dr. Vikram Singh Sahi, University of Jammu.

Special Lecture on Methodological Skills in Social Research (1.11.2017)


Prof. Madhu Nagla, MDU, Rohtak

XIIth S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture “ Ethnography and Public Policy in India: History, Politics and Contemporary Concerns” ( 13.10.2017)


Prof. S.M. Patnaik, Vice Chancellor, Uttkal University, Odisha.

Special Lecture on “ Encounters with Ethnography” (12.10.2017)


Prof. S.M. Patnaik, Vice Chancellor, Uttkal University, Odisha.

Special Lecture on Research Methodology, (21.2.2017)


Prof. B.K. Nagla, MDU, Rohtak.

Special Lecture on “ Reading Hannad Avendt, Martin Buber and Edward Said on “Difference” (15.02.2017)


Prof. Susan Visvanathan, JNU

Special Lecture on “Social Science Research” (30.11.2016)


Prof. Tulsi Patel, Delhi University

XI Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture Tribes and Indigenous Peoples: Perspective from Below (11th Sept., 2015)


Prof. Tiplut Nongbri, CSSS, SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

X Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture  Village Marriages: Changing Preferences, Performance and Folk Practices  (23rd September, 2014).


Prof. Abha Avasthi, Dept. of Sociology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow

National Seminar 

Declining Sex Ratio in North-West India (20th- 21st March 2013).


1.       Mr. Shabir Ahmed Khan, Minister of State for Health, J&K Govt.Prof. M.P.S. Ishar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, Jammu.

2.       Prof Tulsi Patel, University of Delhi, The Keynote Speaker

3.       Prof Poonam Dhawan, Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Jamm.

4.       Prof Karuna Chanana, JNU, New Delhi.

5.       Dr Madhu Khullar, Director Health Services, Jammu

IX Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture  From Revolt to Suicide; Farmer’s Response to Changing Political Economy (3rd September, 2013).


Prof. D.N. Dhanagare

XVII North-West Indian Sociological Association Conference

Changing Institutions of Family and Marriage in North-West India (22-23 November, 2013).


1.Prof. Birinder Pal Singh, Punjabi University,        Patiala, President NWISA

2. Prof. Patricia Uberoi, Delhi University, Delhi. Keynote Speaker       

3. Prof. K.S. Sangwan, M.D. University, Rohtak. 

4. Prof. J.K. Pundir, CCS University, Meerut. 

5. Prof.  Aneesa Shafi, Department of Sociology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.

6.Prof. Jigar Mohammad, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Jammu

VIII Prof. S.C.Dube Memorial Lecture

The New Anthropology and Sociology: A Perspective from Diaspora Studies (28 February 2012);


Prof. R.K. Jain, CSSS, JNU, New Delhi

National Seminar

Devolution of Powers  in Jammu and Kashmir

(21st-23rd November, 2012


1.Prof. Mohan Pal Singh Ishar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu

2. Sh. Wajahat Habibullah, the Guest of Honour

3. Prof. Balveer Arora, JNU, New Delhi.

4. Prof. Rekha Chowdhary, Dean Research Studies, University of Jammu

5. Ms. Sushobah BArve, Director, Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, New Delhi.

2-VIIth Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture

Social Sciences in a Changing Milieu: Addressing Issues of Contemporary Concern (22nd Feb., 2011)


Prof Yogesh Atal.

(Former Principal Director, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO)

3- National Seminar Internal Migration and Emergent Social Formations

( 23-24 November 2011)


1.      Mrs. Usha Vohra, The First  Lady, J & K State; The Chief Guest

2.      Sh. Harsh Dev Singh, M.L.A., J & K Govt.

3.      Prof. S.L. Sharma, Panjab University Chandigarh.

4.      Prof. R.D. Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu.

5.      Prof. Vinay K. Srivastava, University of Delhi, Delhi.

6.      Dr. Surendra K. Gupta, Member Secretary, IASSI

7       Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri, CSSS, JNU, New Delhi.

8       Prof. M.N. Karna, NEHU, Shillong.

9       Prof. R.S. Sandhu, GND University, Amritsar.

1- VIth Prof. S.C. Dube Memorial Lecture

Sociology and Social Policy in India Today ( 1 December 2010)


Prof. Anand Kumar, JNU, New Delhi.


Visiting faculty:

·    Outside experts: 20 experts from different Indian Universities. Prof. Gurpreet Bal, Prof. P.S Judge - GNDU Amristsar, Prof. Rajiv Gupta- University of Rajasthan, Prof. Manmohan Singh Gill--- GNDU Amritsar, Prof. Rabindra Kumar—IGNOU New Delhi,prof. Tulsi Patel, University of Delhi, Prof. Satish Sharma---- H.P. University Shimla, Prof. K.S. Sangwan, Prof. B.K Nagla, Prof. Madhu Nagla--- MD University Rohtak, Prof. Birinder Pal Singh--- Punjabi University Patiala, Prof. Ashok Kaul, BHU Varanasi.

·    Internal Experts: 10 experts from different departments of the University like Law, Political Science, Economics, History.


·    The department has a provision of field tour for familiarizing the students with the field techniques related to social research. The filed tour is conducted with an objective of comparative study of different cultures.

·    Keeping the aspirations of society the department extends the expertise in terms of research. It also orients the students for the competitive market. The department invites guest faculty regularly and also conducts seminars and conferences.

Placement Record:

Students of the department have been absorbed in various state and central departments like Higher education, 10+ 2 lecturers, Kashmir Administrative Services, NUEPA, Social Auditors, Social workers etc. Department has produced about 80 M.Phils and 32 PhDs till date. About 50 students have qualified NET/ JRF, 130 NET and 15 SET. The department is striving hard to make it a centre of excellence and has produced many research publications in various journals of National and International repute.




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