Welcome to

Department of Sociology

Delhi School of Economics

60 Years of Excellence!

The Department of Sociology was established by the University of Delhi in 1959 as a constituent of the Delhi School of Economics with the eminent sociologist Professor M.N. Srinivas as Head of the Department. To begin with, the Department trained students for two courses: M.A. and Ph.D. In 1966, a two-year course for the M. Litt. degree was introduced. This has been replaced since 1976 by an M. Phil. degree course of a year’s duration. In 1968, the Department was recognized as a Centre of Advanced Study in Sociology by the University Grants Commission (UGC), the first Department of Sociology to receive this recognition and has continued to be a Centre of Advanced Study since then. 

Courses we Offer

Our courses aim at training students to critically analyse the social environment in which they live and become self aware and responsible citizens.


Teaching and research in the Department are supported by excellent infrastructure, a multi-media resource centre and a well-stocked library that enable students to enjoy a successful academic and social life.

Ratan Tata Library

Resource Centre

Campus Wifi


Photocopy Shop

Placement Cell