The Department of Sociology is one of the first departments to be established in Christ College. Post graduate studies at Christ College began in 1991 with the initiation of the MA programme in Sociology. Today the Department of Sociology also offers M.Phil and Ph.D programs. The goal of the Department of Sociology is to equip students with a critical, analytical ability by providing them theoretical and empirical exposure to various social realities. The Department offers an up-to-date curriculum which takes into account recent advancements in theory, methodology and contemporary social phenomena. The curriculum is supported with an innovative pedagogy which emphasises on interactive forms of teaching-learning process. The Department encourages research and focuses on providing its students with an atmosphere for rigorous academic and intellectual development.