St. Edmund's College
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Sociology Department

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ABOUT The Department

Sociology Department, St. Edmund's College was introduced in the year 1985 with a total strength of Fifteen (15) students opting for Sociology Honours. The Department started with only one teacher, Ms. Iamonlang M. Syiem in the faculty. Subsequently Mr B. N. Mishra joined the Department in the year 1986, followed by Mr P. B. Nanda in 1987.

In August 2000, Mr P.B.Nanda left and the position was filled by Dr. Rekha Shangpliang till June 2003 when she went on to join the Faculty of Sociology, N.E.H.U. In the same year the post was filled by Ms. Finley E. J. Syngai. In 2009 the fourth member Mr Jeffreyson Wahlang joined the Department.

Over the years the Department has been assisted by a number of part time Lecturers. On record they were Ms. Aldila Mawlong (now in Lady Keane College), Dr. Surojit Sen Gupta and Ms. Liza Syiem (now in Seng Khasi College).

The Department also has a record of students coming from Burma, Thailand, Bhutan and Finland which has culturally enriched the Department.

Academic Achievements: Except for two years when there was no First Class in the University results, the Department has consistently had position holders and First Class students. In 2014 there were eight (out of ten) position holders with a total of eighteen first class which was a benchmark for the Department.

Activities: Over the years the Department had initiated a number of programs and activities ranging from Seminars,Workshops, Popular talks, class lectures from faculty of other departments , interactions with visitors from other parts of India and abroad (visiting Fullbright Fellow Prof. Murray Milner, from Virginia University was with us for three months, Prof Barth Yeboah, Kutztown Univ. Pennysylvania, Dr. Neil Hockey, Univ. of Malaya and students from the US and and South America among others.) The Department also takes the students for sociological outings including tree planting.


BA Sociology

Course Structure
The Following subject combination(s) is available for the Degree Course. Student will have to choose only ONE combination.
SemesterCore Papers
1st Semester SOC UG 101 Introduction of Sociology - 1.
2nd Semester SOC UG 201 Introduction of Sociology - 2.
3rd Semester SOC UG 301 Indian Society.
4th Semester SOC UG 401 Sociological Theories.
5th Semester SOC UG 501 Sociology of Family and Kinship, SOC UG 502 Economic Sociology .
6th Semester SOC UG 601 Sociology of Religion OR SOC UG 602 Political Sociology, SOC UG 603 Research Methodology.
*Note: The course structure may change as per NEHU curriculum and Guidelines.

Faculty Profile

NameQualificationDesignationYear of Joining
  Finley Edna Joanes Syngai M.A, NET Assistant Professor2003
  Ritisha Kharshong M.A, NET Lecturer2017
  William B. F. Lynrah M.A, NET Assistant Professor2019

Previous Years Results

2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
B.A. Final Year Examination 2022
No. of Students Appeared63
No. of Students passed61
No. of 1st class60
No. of 2nd class1
Pass %97%
No. of University Ranks13
1st PositionAnnisha Ali Syiemiong
1st PositionNikita Barman
3rd PositionTreenabhaa Dutta
4th PositionPrastuti Bora
4th PositionDyutimoyee Kalita
5th PositionC. Zonunpuia
6th PositionPrachi Bora
6th PositionJennefer Chiru
7th PositionKeneinguvou Nagi
7th PositionEsther Longchar
8th PositionBlessing Jasha
9th PositionIshika Bhuyan
10th PositionRadhika Gogoi
B.A. Final Year Examination 2021
No. of Students Appeared60
No. of Students passed55
No. of 1st class55
No. of 2nd class0
Pass %91.67
No. of University Ranks2
1st PositionZini Kakati
2nd PositionShubhankar Sarma
B.A. Final Year Examination 2020
No. of Students Appeared57
No. of Students passed52
No. of 1st class45
No. of 2nd class7
Pass %91%
No. of University Ranks1
1st PositionZosangliani
B.A. Final Year Examination 2019
No. of Students Appeared34
No. of Students passed30
No. of 1st class28
No. of 2nd class2
Pass %88%
No. of University Ranks9
1st PositionIbakordor Khongiong
3rd PositionJahida Ibtesam Rahman
4th PositionMimum Apang
5th PositionNamashyaa Bezbaruah
6th PositionLalvohbiki
7th PositionRajashree Sharma
8th PositionMonesen Apon
9th PositionShabana Shahnaz
10th PositionSukanya Devi
B.A. Final Year Examination 2018
No. of Students Appeared53
No. of Students passed51
No. of 1st class38
No. of 2nd class12
No. of Simple Pass1
Pass %96.23%
No. of University Ranks2
9th PositionGloria R Panmei
10th PositionRingchaengdin Panmei
B.A. Final Year Examination 2017
No. of Students Appeared58
No. of Students passed47
No. of 1st class11
No. of 2nd class31
No. of Simple Pass7
Pass %81.03%
No. of University Ranks5
2nd PositionRebecca Nianbiakkim
7th PositionJenny Panmei
8th PositionViolina Sharma
9th PositionJacqueline Sauntak
10th PositionTiarenla Anilar