Department of Sociology


Year of establishment – 2002

Sanctioned Teaching Posts: 01

Existing Teaching Posts: 01

Sociology is one of the subjects that was introduced in the first academic session in Govt. Degree College Ganderbal in 2002. The Department has since then upheld its commitment towards fulfilling its mandate through the medium of quality instruction and collaboration. The Subject evolved from a few hundred students to above one thousand in 2018.  The Department is working tirelessly to keep pace with the challenges emerging from the dynamic nature of society. With changing discourse of the times the Skill-based courses in Gender Sensitization and Sociology of Crime were introduced in 2018 and 2019.


HOD's Message

Shamsul  Haque


I deem it my privilege and honour to welcome you to the department of sociology. Right from its inception in 2002, the department trains the youth within the domain of positive philosophy for a prosperous future of society. The department encourages and guides the students to choose appropriate careers and prepare them for competitive examinations, academics, administration (KAS/KPS) non-government organizations etc. With the latest innovative pedagogy techniques, the teaching-learning process is made interesting, effective and inspirational. Field trips and study tours are often organized by the department to provide knowledge to the students by giving opportunities for self-experience and observation.






Shamsul Haque

Assistant Professor

Dr. Syed Muzamil Khursheed

Academic Arrangement Lecturer



Society is the laboratory for the students of the sociology department. Students are made aware of the subject by on-field experiences among the people. The Department has a rich collection of references, books etc in the central library of the college.

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