Department Profile:-

The Department of Sociology, under the School of Social Science, Nagaland University was established on 6th September 1997 with 25 students’ intake capacity in the initial stage. The intake capacity has increased from 25 in 1997 to 55 students in 2012. At present, the department have 108 (53+55) PG students and 17 registered Ph.D. scholars having 7 faculty members (3 Professors, Associate Professor and 3 Assistant Professor) and 2 ministerial staff (1 steno and 1 peon). Currently Dr. Toshimenla Jamir, Associate Professor is heading the department. Apart from PG programme, the department is running two UGC sponsored centres namely Tribal Research Centre and Centre for Gandhian Studies and Research.


The Thrust Areas of the Department are:-

• Change and Development

• Gender Studies

• Research Methodology



Sociology as a central subject of all social science discipline having well established methods based on sound sociological theories has a lot of scope to act as a driving force of academic excellence through inter-disciplinary approach.

Within ten years our general focus will be towards South Asia, keeping in view that North East India as a main focus in line with India “Look East Policy” giving special attention to Nagaland and its Frontiers.

Starting from the 11th five year period, the Department will start M.Phil programme with an intake capacity of 10-11 students initially. Within a period of 10 years the Department hopes to produce at least 30-40 Ph.D scholars as against only 8 registered students at present. We envision at least 4 Professors, 6 Readers and 8 Lecturers respectively in the near future against one Professor 2 Readers and 3 Lecturers at present.

The main thrust of the Department shall be Change and Development, Gender Studies, Tribal Research, Entrepreneurship Development and Human Resource Development. Apart from P.G., M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes we are planning to offer diploma/certificate courses on selected areas in collaboration with other interrelated discipline. The Department is making all necessary arrangements in terms of space, manpower, equipments, books and journals to enable us to carry out such programmes successfully.

During tenth Five Year Plan UGC has sanctioned the Centre for Tribal Studies attached to the Department of Sociology. This will enable us to carry out various inter disciplinary research programmes in the region. The centre shall publish at lest 1 or 2 works every year including having a regular journal of its own. The focus of the centre shall be toward Indo-Myanmar and its frontiers, under a full-fledged Director.

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Area of Interest

Toshimenla Jamir


Associate Professor &

Head of Department


+91-369-2268212 (O)

+91-369-2227875 (R)



Gender Studies, Environmental sociology

Prof. A.Lanunungsang Ao




(Currently posted at Meriema Campus, NU as Pro- Vice chancellor)



Rural Development, Research methodology,


Gender & Society

Prof. Kshetri Rajendra Singh





Social movements, Political sociology

Prof. Chandra Kanta Gogoi


Professor(on re-employment)



Urban Sociology, Research Methodology,

Sociology of North East India





Assistant Professor



Sociological theories, Environment and Society

Athungo Ovung



Assistant Professor



Change and Development and Research Methodology

Pitheli K. Jimo


Assistant Professor



Indian diaspora and Migration


Y Srikanth


Assistant Professor





Dipika Paul



Assistant Professor







Ministerial Staff:-

1. Jemtimenla(Junior Stenographer)

2. H.Hetovi Sema(Peon)