St. Edmund's College
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Leading the way since 1923
Shillong - 793003 | Ph:0364-2224533 | Affiliated to NEHU |

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 to Sociology.
2nd Semester SOC UG 201 Political Sociology.
3rd Semester SOC UG 301 Family and Kinship.
4th Semester SOC UG 401 Economic Sociology.
5th Semester SOC UG 501 Sociological Thinkers, SOC UG 502 Social Stratification and Inequalities.
6th Semester SOC UG 601 Sociology of Religion, SOC UG 602 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

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