Masters of Arts in Sociology

Master of Arts in Sociology

The course Sociology offers altogether 18 papers and a compulsory thesis in fourth semester. Out of them there are 14 compulsory papers from first to fourth semester. The student may opt for three optional courses in the third and one in the fourth semester. 

Objectives

The objective of these courses is to impart up-to-date knowledge of the theories and methods of sociology to the students along with training in field-work and secondary data analysis. The second objective is to provide skilled human resource for Nepal development needs. The third objective is to inculcate in the students the spirit of human rights and social justice. Thus the overall objective is to develop professional skill, in both theory and research, in sociology in the students of this discipline at a par with those of other countries.

Admission Criteria

A student holding a Bachelor degree in any of the following subjects recognized by Tribhuvan University is considered eligible to apply for admission.

  • Sociology; Anthropology; Social Work; Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology; Psychology; history; Home Science; Geography; Economics; and Political Science
  • Any discipline from faculty of education, management and law
  • Any discipline from institute of medicine, engineering, forestry, agriculture and animal science

An applicant seeking admission to M.A. Sociology must appear in an Entrance Examination of one hour’s duration conducted by the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. The applicant who fails to appear in the Entrance Examination or to obtain a minimum qualifying score will not be given admission. Admission of the students will be based strictly on the merit list and on the enrollment capacity of the Central Department of Sociology/Campus.

Duration of the Course and Examinations

The duration of the course is of two years with four semesters. There is an university examination, in each six months, at the end of each semester. Eighty percent of the attendance in the class is compulsory.

Evaluation

Evaluation will be on the basis of 40 percent internal and 60 percent external. Forty percent internal evaluation will be done by the department/faculty on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Class attendance 10 marks
  2. Class participation, discussion and presentation with précis 10 marks
  3. Term paper writing 10 marks
  4. Class test (writing) 10 marks

The 60 percent external evaluation will be done by the Dean’s office on the basis of final written examination. However, in case of practical courses 60 percent external will also be done practically in computer lab. 

Latest News and Updates

2017

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2017
Sociology 2nd Semester EXAM routine has been published.
2017

Prof. David Seddon's talk remained insightful! Thank you those who participated.

2017

Indu Pant giving a talk on child marriage practices in Nepal, this afternoon (December 6, 2016) at CDS. A very good presentation. Well appreciated, and thank you!!

2017
Congratulations to Avash Bhandari, recipient of the Gopal Singh Nepali Memorial Research Award-2016 for his MA thesis 'Hindu School in a Secular State: Interpreting Secularism in Nepal Ved Vidhyashram'.