Department of Sociology

Contact No: +92919216755
Email: sociology@uop.edu.pk

Introduction

The Department of Sociology was established in 1982. With the grace of Allah Almighty, it has touched the high peak of success in a short time after its inception and now it is included in the list of the distinguished departments of the University. The Department has the honour to offer courses in various degree programmes like BS, Master, M.Phil and Ph.D in the subject of Sociology. The department was started under the chairmanship of Professor Karam Elahi (Late), a renowed scholar. Fieldwork is a compulsory activity in MA final year and BS 8th semester The exercise of fieldwork in the final year is undertaken in sociologically important areas. Research practicum at MA level has also its mandatory status and students undertake their research study on different problems and issues elated to the subject matter of Sociology. The department has an attractive library equipped with related books, theses reports and other reading materials. Books are added to it every year with the consent of the concerned teachers.

We have a well-established Computer Laboratory with an access to net facility. We are planning to establish a research cell containing all kind of journals and research study reports. To materialize the plan, the department administration is in constant struggle and with a firm hope of accomplishment soon. The Department of Sociology has signed MOUs with different INGOs and NGOs.

Vision

The future vision plan for improvement of quality of academic and research at the department contains the following steps:

  • Launching a Research journal which will be multidisciplinary.
  • Establishing Collaboration of the department with other universities for establishing exchange programme.
  • Organizing shorts courses in crucial areas like research methodology and population studies, and work on the proposed programmes is in progress.

Objectives

  • To create trained sociologists to play dynamic role in the development of society.
  • To promote empirical research among the students of sociology.
  • To develop varied skills in students aiming at the solution of problems.
  • To develop attitude of students on problems/issues to be faced effectively in future.
  • To create awareness and sensitivity in students about their regional, national and global issues and to prepare them to solve such problems.

Outcomes

The programme is expected to:

  • Creating trained groups of sociologists who could play dynamic role in the contemporary society.
  • Helping the policy-makers and planners who are intending to develop strategy for bringing about change and improvement in the society.
  • Bringing about change both quantitatively and qualitatively in the social, economic and cultural aspects of society.