UGC NET Syllabus for Sociology 2023 (Download PDF)

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ugc net syllabus for SociologyUGC NET Syllabus for Sociology: National Testing Agency (NTA) has been formed to conduct the UGC NET Exam along with some other competitive exams. After forming NTA, the new pattern of UGC NET Exam has been introduced i.e. Computer Based Test (CBT). For the new pattern of NET Exam, the University Grant Commission (UGC) has also revised the UGC NET Syllabus for all subjects including Paper 1.

New Pattern of UGC NET Exam

The pattern of the exam has been changed from 3 papers (Paper I, II & III) to 2 papers (Paper I & II). Now, there are 50 MCQs in Paper 1 and 100 MCQs in Paper 2. Each question carries 2 marks without any NEGATIVE marking for the wrong answer. There is no break between Paper 1 and Paper 2.

UGC NET Syllabus for Sociology

The UGC NET exam would be computer-based like bank PO, SSC exam. Paper 2 will have 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with each question carrying two (2) marks i.e. 200 marks in total. The objective type questions will include multiple choices, matching type, true/false and assertion-reasoning type etc.

New UGC NET Sociology Syllabus (June 2019 onwards):

Unit -1 : Sociological Theory

  1. Classical Sociological Traditions
    · Emile Durkheim
    · Max Weber
    · Karl Marx
  2. Structure- Functionalism and Structuralism
    · Bronislaw Malinowski
    · A.R. Radcliffe- Brown
    · Talcott Parsons
    · Robert K. Merton
    · Claude Levi Strauss
  3. Hermeneutic and Interpretative Traditions
    · G.H. Mead
    · Karl Manheim
    · Alfred Schutz
    · Harold Garfinkel
    · Erving Goffman
    · Clifford Geertz
  4. Post Modernism, Post Structuralism and Post Colonialism
    · Edward Said
    · Pierre Bourdieu
    · Michel Foucault
    · Jurgen Habermas
    · Anthony Giddens
    · Manuel Castells
  5. Indian Thinkers
    · M.K. Gandhi
    · B.R. Ambedkar
    · Radha Kamal Mukherjee
    · G. S. Ghurye
    · M.N. Srinivas
    · Irawati Karve

Unit – 2 : Research Methodology and Methods

  1. 1. Conceptualizing Social Reality
    Philosophy of Science
    · Scientific Method and Epistemology in Social Science
    · Hermeneutic Traditions
    · Objectivity and Reflexivity in Social Science
    · Ethics and Politics
  2. Formulating Research Design
    · Reading Social Science Research, Data and Documents
    · Induction and Deduction
    · Fact, Concept and Theory
    · Hypotheses, Research Questions, Objectives
  3. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
    · Ethnography
    · Survey Method
    · Historical Method
    · Comparative Method
  4. Techniques
    · Sampling
    · Questionnaire and Schedule
    · Statistical Analysis
    · Observation, Interview and Case study
    · Interpretation, Data Analysis and Report Writing

Unit -3 : Basic Concepts and Institutions

  1. Sociological Concepts
    · Social Structure
    · Culture
    · Network
    · Status and Role
    · Identity
    · Community
    · Diaspora
    · Values, Norms and Rules
    · Personhood, Habitus and Agency
    · Bureaucracy, Power and Authority
  2. Social Institutions
    · Marriage, Family and Kinship
    · Economy
    · Polity
    · Religion
    · Education
    · Law and Customs
  3. Social Stratification
    · Social Difference, Hierarchy, Inequality and Marginalization
    · Caste and Class
    · Gender, Sexuality and Disability
    · Race, Tribe and Ethnicity
  4. Social Change and Processes
    · Evolution and Diffusion
    · Modernization and Development
    · Social Transformations and Globalization
    · Social Mobility

Unit – 4 : Rural and Urban Transformations

  1. Rural and Peasant Society
    · Caste-Tribe Settlements
    · Agrarian Social Structure and Emergent Class Relations
    · Land Ownership and Agrarian Relations
    · Decline of Agrarian Economy, De-Peasantization and Migration
    · Agrarian Unrest and Peasant Movements
    · Changing Inter-Community Relations and Violence
  2. Urban Society
    · Urbanism, Urbanity and Urbanization
    · Towns, Cities and Mega-Cities
    · Industry, Service and Business
    · Neighbourhood, Slums and Ethnic Enclaves
    · Middle Class and Gated Communities
    · Urban Movements and Violence

Unit – 5 : State, Politics and Development

  1. Political Processes in India
    · Tribe, Nation State and Border
    · Bureaucracy
    · Governance and Development
    · Public Policy: Health, Education and Livelihoods
    · Political Culture
    · Grass-root Democracy
    · Law and Society
    · Gender and Development
    · Corruption
    · Role of International Development Organizations
  2. Social Movements and Protests
    · Political Factions, Pressure Groups
    · Movements based on Caste, Ethnicity, Ideology, Gender, Disability, Religion and Region
    · Civil Society and Citizenship
    · NGOs, Activism and Leadership
    · Reservations and Politics

Unit – 6 : Economy and Society
· Exchange, Gift , Capital, Labour and Market
· Mode of Production Debates
· Property and Property Relations
· State and Market: Welfarism and Neoliberalism
· Models of Economic Development
· Poverty and Exclusion
· Factory and Industry Systems
· Changing Nature of Labour Relations
· Gender and Labour Process
· Business and Family
· Digital Economy, E-Commerce
· Global Business and Corporates
· Tourism
· Consumption

Unit – 7: Environment and Society
· Social and Cultural Ecology: Diverse Forms
· Technological Change, Agriculture and Biodiversity
· Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Ethno-Medicine
· Gender and Environment
· Forest Policies, Adivasis and Exclusion
· Ecological Degradation and Migration
· Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation
· Water and Social Exclusion
· Disasters and Community Responses
· Environmental Pollution, Public Health and Disability
· Climate Change and International Policies
· Environmental Movements

Unit – 8: Family, Marriage and Kinship
· Theoretical Approaches: Structure-Functionalist, Alliance and Cultural
· Gender Relations and Power Dynamics
· Inheritance, Succession and Authority
· Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction
· Children, Youth and Elderly
· Emotions and Family
· Emergent Forms of Family
· Changing Marriage Practices
· Changing Care and Support Systems
· Family Laws
· Domestic Violence and Crime against Women
· Honour Killing

Unit – 9 : Science, Technology and Society
· History of Technological Development
· Changing notions of Time and Space
· Flows and Boundaries
· Virtual Community
· Media: Print and Electronic, Visual and Social Media
· E-Governance and Surveillance Society
· Technology and Emerging Political Processes
· State Policy, Digital Divide and Inclusion
· Technology and Changing Family Relations
· Technology and Changing Health Systems
· Food and Technology
· Cyber Crime

Unit – 10 : Culture and Symbolic Transformations
· Signs and Symbols
· Rituals, Beliefs and Practices
· Changing Material Culture
· Moral Economy
· Education: Formal and Informal
· Religious Organizations, Piety and Spirituality
· Commodification of Rituals
· Communalism and Secularism
· Cultural Identity and Mobilization
· Culture and Politics
· Gender, Body and Culture
· Art and Aesthetics
· Ethics and Morality
· Sports and Culture
· Pilgrimage and Religious Tourism
· Religion and Economy
· Culture and Environment
· New Religious Movements

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