“As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him”

– Psalm 103:13



Sociology & Social Work

Dept. of Soc&MSW

1. MISSION    

Be a Nucleus for Social Transformation to create a society with equality, justice and peace.

2. OBJECTIVES

To enable students to analyse the social realities with sociological perspectives.

To motivate the students to expertise analytical skills and research aptitudes.

To promote social consciousness in students to empower the marginalized.

Generate Alternative Perspectives.

3. COURSES OFFERED

S. No. Courses Year of Affiliation / Commencement

1.

B.A. Sociology

1960 – 1961

B.A. Sociology with Computer Applications (Change in Nomenclature)

2009 – 2010

2.

M.S.W. (Master of Social Work)

2005 – 2006

3.

UGC sponsored Certificate Course in Introduction to NGO Management

2012 – 2013

4.

UGC sponsored Diploma Course in NGO Management

2013 – 2014

5.

UGC sponsored Advanced Diploma Course in Management of Developmental Organization

2014 – 2015

6.

Certificate Course in Introduction to N.G.O. Management

2018 – 2019

4. MOU

Center for Education and Rural Development, Madurai

    

Organizing short-term training programmes for the students in other computer software courses, jewel appraisal and front office management-left to the need of the students.

    

Certificate course in Adobe Photoshop were conducted for the I DC students in the Academic year 2011-2012.

5. FACULTY

1.     Dr. M. Meenakumari, M.A., M.A., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. SLET, NET. F05SO004
        Assistant Professor & Head

2.     Ms. V. Sofia Adaikala Mary, M.A., M.Phil., PGDCA., PGDHRM., DCA, SET, (Ph.D). F06SO004
        Assistant Professor

3.     Dr. M. Suganya, M.A., M.Phil. Ph.D., NET. C14SO001
        Assistant Professor

4.     Ms. K. Saritha, M.A., M.Phil. PGDHRM., NET., (UGC-JRF)., (Ph.D.) C17SO003
        Assistant Professor

5.     Dr. P. Jacintha Josephine Julie, M.S.W., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., SET. C16SO001
        Assistant Professor

6.     Dr. M. Shapna Yasmin, M.S.W., M.Phil., Ph.D., C17SO001
        Assistant Professor

7.     Dr. T. Geetha, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., PGDCA. C17SO002
        Assistant Professor

6. RETIRED FACULTY (click here)

7. ASSOCIATION/CLUB

Name :

SOCIAS Association (Students Organization for Collective Integration of Affirmative Society)

Motto :

Knit a Network for ‘just society’

Objectives :

    

To bring together all budding sociologist in and around Madurai.

    

To develop their leadership and organizational qualities.

Activities  :

    

Organizing Inter-Collegiate programmes such as Workshop /  Seminar / Competitions focused on challenging and upcoming issues relevant to the context

    

Arranging Guest Lectures.

 8. SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIUMS ORGANIZED

S. No.

Title of the Programme

Sponsored By

Date

1.

National Seminar on “Gender Discrimination in Indian Families”

UGC

Aug. 03 & 04, 2000

2.

National Seminar on “Marginalized Groups: Aged and Children” – MSW

Autonomy Grant 

Jan. 03 & 04, 2007

3.

State Level Seminar on “Career Prospects in Sociology”

Autonomy Grant

Mar. 06, 2008

4.

National Seminar on “Human Rights: A Move Towards Societal Equity”

UGC

July 10 & 11, 2008

5.

State Level Seminar on “Social Work Profession” – MSW

Autonomy Grant 

Mar. 18, 2009

6.

International Conference on “Environmental Sustainability – Challenges and Strategies

Autonomy Grant 

Feb. 17 & 18, 2011

7.

Seminar on “Women Development” – MSW

Autonomy Grant 

Mar. 08, 2011

8.

National Seminar on “Prime Social Issues and Emerging Trends in India” jointly organized with the Dept. of History

ICSSR

Feb. 17 & 18, 2012

9.

National Seminar on “Women: The Power of Nation” jointly organized with MSW

Autonomy Grant 

Mar. 08, 2013

10.

International Seminar on “Education in India: Changes and Challenges” jointly organized with Raj College of Education, Vergal NGO & The Madura College

Apr. 13, 2013

11.

National Conference on “Women’s Education in Indian Society: Need for New perspective”

Oct. 26, 2013

12.

International Symposium on “Cultural Trends of the Twenty First Century in the US” jointly organized with the Dept. of History 

Autonomy Grant

Jan. 18, 2014

13.

National Conference on “Recent Trends in Feminism: A Tool for Social Reform” jointly organized  Vergal (Roots), The Educational Trust, Initiatives: Women in Development and The Madura College, Madurai

Mar. 01, 2014

14.

National Conference on “Corporate Social Responsibility: Myths and Realities” jointly organized Vergal (Roots), The Educational Trust and the Department of Management Studies, Fatima College

Nov. 22, 2014

15.

National Conference on “Contemporary Issues in Society – Socio Literary Perspectives” jointly organized with the Research Centre of English, Fatima College in colloboration with Vergal (Roots), The Educational Trust, Madurai

Sep. 18, 2015

16.

Fatima – Avila Program 2017: International Symposium on “Social Processes and Changing Value System” in collaboration with the Dept. of History and Avila University, USA

Mar. 17, 2017

17.

National Conference on “Social Issues: Changes and Challenges”(Interdisciplinary View) jointly organized by Department of Sociology and Social Work in collaboration with Center for Resource, Research and Publication Services (CRRPS)

Jan. 25, 2018

18.

Tamil Nadu Police Well-Being Programme – Orientation 2019 on “Comprehensive Developmental Programme (CDP) for the Family Members and Police Personnel”

Aug. 08, 2019

9. BLOG: http://fcsociology.blogspot.in  

10. FUTURE PLANS

To bring awareness on social issues in the community through street theatres

Commence ‘Social Forum’ in facebook for ongoing conscientization for the students on social issues, and record their discussions and comments on related topic.

11. CONTACT US

Email : sociologyandsocialwork@fatimacollegemdu.org & sociology_dept@yahoo.com

  • Vision Statement

    WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION To empower women by developing human capabilities through quality education based on Christian values, making them responsible citizens who can work for the advancement of the society and promote communal harmony in the multi-religious and multi-cultural reality of India eventually evolving into women of communion.