South Asian University (SAU), New Delhi
he M.A. programme is a two-year program offered by the Department. The four semesters of the course will offer a combination of compulsory and optional courses and two courses in Dissertation Writing spread over two semesters. At the end of second semester, students will chose a theme of research and will work with a faculty member on the chosen topic towards writing a dissertation. The detailed modalities of evaluation for dissertation will be conveyed to the students in due course. The pedagogical processes will be innovative not only in terms of using new modes of teaching-learning but also in terms of taking up new and contemporary issues and phenomena.
The teaching-learning process would introduce students to sociological and anthropological theories as well as contemporary social theory in general as well as conceptual tools to understand societies and analyse social phenomena. The context, which will constitute a constant reference point for the students, will be that of South Asian societies. The courses would be unique in the sense that they will develop a sociological sense of the societies in the region, and will therefore allow students to widen their horizons of understanding. This will also give them an edge over other sociology courses in the region.