Sociology & Rural Development
Sociology is the scientific study of society. It covers all aspects of society like human behaviour, social institutions, social action, social change & social problems. Sociologists investigate structure of groups, organizations and societies and the way people interact within these contexts. Since human behaviour is shaped by social factors, subject matter of sociology ranges from intimate family to a hostile mob, from the division of society on the basis of race, gender and social class to shared beliefs of a common culture and from sociology of social work to that of sports. In fact, few fields have such relevance and scope for research, theory and application of knowledge.
Sociology provides many distinctive perspectives on the world, generating new ideas and criticizing old ones. It also offers a number of research techniques that can be applied virtually to all aspects of social life like emotions, family, education, street crimes, delinquency, war & peace, etc. Sociology is gaining more and more importance with the passage of time because society is becoming more complex and new
social problems are emerging. Trained sociologists are the need of the hour for maintaining the smooth functioning of social systems, social life and society.