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Development of Sociology in India

NPTEL and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur via YouTube


COURSE OUTLINE: The objective of the course is to sensitize the participants about the trajectory of sociology in India, pioneers of Indian sociology, spread of sociology in various universities/institute. It also sketch the profile of the social scientist and their significant contribution in developing sociology in India.

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR: Ashish Saxena presently is Professor & Head, Department of Sociology at University of Allahabad. He has over eighteen years of teaching experience and has significant publications on the issues related to perspectives on Indian society, Social exclusion, Social Justice, Subaltern communities, Land reforms, Democratic decentralization, Identity politics and Globalization in India. Recipient of prestigious UGC-DAAD fellowship 2014 under the UGC-DAAD exchange of scientist programme in Humanities and Social Sciences. He has been felicitated with the prestigious D.P.Mukherji Memorial Award (ISSA)-2017; Sulabh Swacchta Samman 2016 ; Gold medal for academic contribution in the field of Sociology of Sanitation and Action Sociology by Sulabh International. New Delhi and prestigious Dewang Mehta National Education Award by Business School Affaire, Mumbai on its 25th Silver Jubilee Year in 2017.


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IIT Kanpur July 2018



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