HoD’s Message:

Sociology is encyclopedic, given to its nature and scope, as it makes a scientific study of all aspects of human society. Sociology enables us to know the full story behind the important issues in our society. As a student if you are interested to know: How does society evolve and operate? How does structure and culture of the society change over the time? Are you interested in understanding more about gender inequalities in our societies and women’s experiences as marginalized section of society? What can sociology teach us about disasters and when things go wrong with technology? How can we think sociologically about the future? How important is what we consume to our sense of identity and social relationships? How have the financial crisis and austerity measures impacted on people’s daily lives?
Here at Govt.College for Women M.A.Road Srinagar, you can engage with these questions and have chance to ask your own by studying Sociology course. We help you to make the familiar strange, to ask critical questions, to understand a wide range of classic and contemporary sociological writing, and to develop skills that allow you to carry out independent research.
Since being established in 2001, Sociology has developed an excellent reputation and today we are one of the Major departments in this college. It gives immense pleasure to express that we have also successfully launched social work course under the rubric of the department of Sociology. Hence, the nomenclature of our department now names as the department of sociology and social work.
Our Department offers a range of opportunities to foster your personal and professional development. I, along with the team of my vibrant faculty members, cordially welcome all those young enthusiastic girls who are eager to opt for Sociology course.

Prof.Huda Galzia
Head Department of Sociology and Social Work
Govt.College for Women,

About Department:

The department of sociology was established in Govt. Degree College for women, M.A. Road in the year 2001. Within a very short span of time Sociology has proved to be a popular subject among the social science students, as more and more students are now opting for this subject. The roll of students in this discipline is increasing every year given to the fact that this subject is very fruitful both for higher academic pursuits and civil services competitive examinations. Moreover, the subject helps students to acquire skills that will be useful to them in their personal and professional life. It is worth mentioning that Sociology has been introduced as allied/optional subject for B.A Honours in English from the 2012 academic session. It is worthy to note that the department has successfully launched the social work course from the academic session of 2016.

Facts and figures about the Department
Name of data Sciology
Year of Establishmnet 2001
No. of Faculty Members 02
Teacher-student ratio 1:80
Sanctioned posts 02

1. To generate in students a distinctly sociological perspective on socioeconomic and cultural reality.
2. To enhance the social sensitivity and sensibility of the students.
3. To help students acquire skills that will be useful to them in their personal and professional life.
4. To equip the students to critically understand and interpret social reality.

Permanent Faculty

SNO Name of Faculty Desigination Specilization Qualification Experience Cell no & email Publications View Profile
1 Dr Huda Galzai
( H.O.D. )
Associate Professor Gender and Society M.A, Ph.D. 22 years 9906570215
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2 Prof.Bisma Ahad Assistant Professor Community work and
gender sensitization
1 years 9596369400
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BOOKS AND JOURNALS At present the department has 570 books on various sociological themes and which to large extend cater to the needs of the students. The books are purchased on annual pattern according to the prescribed syllabus by submitting the requisition. Since the department is on the way of its progress, we intend equip the library with more and more books particularly on such sociological themes which not only be beneficial for the students in their course but will also help them for various competitive exams.
Teaching Learning Resources The teaching and learning process is carried out by making use of chalk/marker and boards. Moreover, at times the college conference hall is utilized for group discussions and presentations. Edu-Set also helps the department by making available some experts on sociology who deliver online lectures on different sociological themes which in turn boost the student potentialities.


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a. CURRICULAR: The main curricular activity is carried out through virtual class room activities.
b. CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: The department organizes symposia, seminars and debates on various contemporary social issues to promote an interest in the study of sociology and research of social problems.

Department of Sciology and Social Work

Cluster University of Srinagar

Govt College for Women

M.A. Road , Srinagar - 190001
Tel: 0194-2479432 Fax : 0194-2478259
email : sciology.wc@gmail.com
Website : www.gcwmaroad.org/sciology