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:

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


Munmun Jha (Convenor)
Sociology Discipline
Dept of HSS, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016
Tel: +91-512-259-7615
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