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Sociologist

A Sociologist has the responsibility of studying human behaviour, interaction, and organization in order to solve social problems affecting our society. 

They have helped to clear doubts about hereditary, race, class, sex differences, deviation and nearly every other aspect of behaviour. By helping replace superstition and misinformation with accurate knowledge about human behaviour sociologists are performing their most important role.

Career Options

  • - Advice worker - Community development worker - Family support worker - Further education teacher - International aid/development worker - Social researcher - Social worker - Youth worker

Educational Qualifications

  • - Class 10+2

Personal Skills

  • - Appreciating the complexity and diversity of social situations - Applying sociological theory to society's organizations
  • including schools
  • hospitals and offices - Researching
  • judging and evaluating complex information - Making reasoned arguments - Knowledge and understanding of research methods
  • analysis and statistical techniques

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.Sc. (Hons) Sociology - M.Sc. (Hons) Sociology - Ph.D. in Sociology

Top Colleges

  • St. Stephen’s College Address: University Enclave, North Campus, Delhi, 110007 Phone: 011 2766 7271 Website: http://www.ststephens.edu/
  • Loyola College Address: Sterling Road, Near Nungambakkam Railway Station, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034 Phone: 044 2817 8200 Website: http://www.loyolacollege.edu/

Working Conditions

Sociologists generally work 9 to 5 in an office.They spend most of the time reading to keep an eye on the rapid growth of their field. People who enjoy studying the psychological behaviour of others and able to work independently and also know how to interact with the wide variety of people to solve their problems whether it is socially, mentally or physically that they are likely to meet in their work.

Top Companies

  • The Times of India Address: 7, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi – 110002 Phone: 011 – 23302367 Website: www.timesofindia.com
  • Reliance Communications Address: 'H' block, 1st floor,DAKC, Navi Mumbai – 400709 Phone: 022-30370001 Website: http://www.rcom.co.in/Rcom/personal/home/index.html

Successful Persons

M.N. Srinivas

Srinivas in his lifetime was widely regarded as India's foremost sociologist and social anthropologist. He was a scholar who illuminated the complexity of social life in modern India. His collected essays span a wide range of themes - from the social impact of science to Gandhi's religious ideas, from the history of anthropology to excursions in autobiography.

Yogesh Atal

He is an Indian Sociologist. He holds a PhD degree and D.Sc. (honoris causa) in social anthropology. Yogesh Atal joined UNESCO in 1974 and retired in 1997 as Principal Director in Social Sciences. He has been an author and editor of a number of books on development related themes.

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