Department of Sociology is a leading department in the academic history of Chandbali College. Sociology was opened at the intermediate stage in the year 1979. Subsequently sociology was introduced at the Degree stage as pass and ancilliary subject with 128 seats. Sociology Honours was opened in the year 2000 with 16 seats. In the year 2009-10 sociology Honours seats were increased to 32 seats. One honours student has to undergo three years course for the completion of Degree course. Besides the theory papers in sociology Honours, 8th paper is dissertation paper. Students have to collect data in different regions of Chandbali Block in the Bhadrak district of Odisha. The major topics of dissertations include, problems of aged, child labour, agricultural farmers, religious backgrounds of Hindu & Muslim communities, problems of youth, role of NGO, health awareness, women empowerment, impact of TV & Mass media, problems of slum dwellers, factionalism, student-teacher interaction, status of widow, fashion awareness, Role of working women, socio-economic condition of fisher folk communities at Dhamara port.

The pioneers & leading faculties of sociology department are the following who served the department from the very inception are:

1. Dr. Kalandi Jena, 2. Dr. Smita Chand., 3. Mr. Ganesh Mohanty, 4. Dr. Kabir Charan Swain, 4.Prof. Sudhansu Sekhar Mohanty, 6. Anita Sutar, 7. Pradeep Kumar Parida & Priyanka Das. Some eminent personalities adorned as the chair persons in different sociology seminars. They include Dr. Karuna Sagar Behera, Dr. Sukadev Nanda, Dr. B.M. Otta of F.M. University. Besides them the professors of Sociology like Dr. D.N. Jena, Dr. R.N. Mohanty, Dr. A.K. Dash, Dr. P.K. Kar, Dr. R.K. Mohanty, Dr. A.C. Sahoo delivered eloquent speeches on the occasion. Every year our department is proudly producing University toppers. Some of the students of Sociology Hons got Jobs in different regions of Odisha and outside the state. Every year our Dept. is organizing welcome, farewell ceremonies, seminar & field studies. Sociology as a research discipline is catering the benevolent activities through survey methods. Sociology as a popular discipline is gaining momentum among the students of our college. It will definitely create an epoch making era in the future.

1. Name of the department: DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

2. Year of Establishment: 1979-80

3. Name of Programmes / Courses :UG.