Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

The discipline of Sociology offers undergraduate courses for students of engineering, science and social science and runs a PhD programme in sociology.

Sociology at IIT Kanpur

The faculty members teach and do research in varied sociological specialities. The programme grounds the doctoral students in qualitative and quantitative methods in sociology. While giving an exposure to varied fields of sociology the discipline encourages the doctoral students to engage in interdisciplinary research. The dynamic research programme specializes in the following areas:

Syllabus for PhD (Sociology) Entrance Examination for Applicants with Sociology Background  
Syllabus for PhD (Sociology) Entrance Examination for Applicants without Sociology Background  
Research Areas
  • Design Culture
  • Health and Illness
  • Human Rights
  • Social Change
  • Social Demography
  • Social Stratification
  • Sociology of Environment
  • Sociology of Science and Technology
  • Sociology of Development
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Third Sector Research
  • Urban Sociology