BA/BS Sociology and Public Administration

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About the Program

The BA in Sociology and Public Administration combines a profound exploration of societal dynamics with a nuanced understanding of governance structures.

This interdisciplinary program seamlessly integrates the study of social behaviour, societal structures, and the intricacies of public policies. The program helps to develop critical analytical skills, through rigorous engagement with sociological theories and the complexities of administrative frameworks. The program emphasises practical applications for impactful roles in public service, policy analysis, community development, and diverse sectors dedicated to addressing societal needs and challenges.

Advantage @DGU

  • Dehradun - A Safe, Beautiful & Cosmopolitan Education City.
  • Bundle of Industry Integrated Value Added Certificates.
  • Students from 23 States & 5 Countries on campus.
  • Multiple Placements for all.
  • More than 250+ Companies for Campus Placement.
  • Possibilities of International Exposure.
  • Separate in campus Girls & Boys hostels with Modern Sporting & Gym facilities.

USPs of the Program

Interdisciplinary Insight

Gain a holistic understanding of society by merging sociology and public administration, providing a comprehensive perspective on societal structures and governance.

Dynamic Learning Environment

Engage in a stimulating academic environment that encourages exploration, debate, and the application of sociological principles to contemporary public challenges.

Analytical Proficiency

Develop critical analytical skills through in-depth exploration of societal behaviour, fostering the ability to assess and address complex social issues.

Policy Advocacy Skills

Hone the ability to advocate for social change and influence public policies through a combination of sociological insights and administrative acumen.

Research Excellence

Engage in cutting-edge research projects, contributing to the advancement of sociological and public administration knowledge, and fostering innovation in social policy.

Career Opportunities

  • Public Administration
  • Advocacy and Outreach
  • Policy Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • International Relations
  • Education Administration
  • Environmental Policy

Course Structure

Semester I Semester II
Subjects Credits Subjects Credits
General English 3 Fine Arts 3
Literature and the World 3 Philosophy, Aesthetics and Ethics 3
History of Ideas 3 Indian Sociological Traditions 3
Introduction to Sociology 3 Public Policy Analysis 3
Introduction to Public Administration 3 Microeconomics for Public Administrators 3
Research Methods in Sociology 3 OPEN ELECTIVE 2 2
Semester III Semester IV
Subjects Credits Subjects Credits
Mind and Behaviour 3 Knowledge Theory and Practice 3
Sociology of Education 3 Sociology of Health and Medicine 3
Public Finance and Budgeting 3 Policy Evaluation and Implementation 3
Minor Paper 1 3 Minor Paper 2 3
Social Stratification 3 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality 3
Public Administration Law and Regulation 3 Health Policy and Administration 3
Reading Ethnographies 3 Research Methods in Public Administration 2
Environmental Policy and Administration 3 OPEN ELECTIVE 4 2
Semester V Semester VI
Subjects Credits Subjects Credits
Environmental Studies 3 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy 3
Science of Living 2 Social Psychology 3
Internship 2 Sociology of Aging 3
Global Public Administration 3 Social Entrepreneurship 3
Minor Paper 3 3 Minor Paper 4 4
Criminology 3 Capstone Project 4
Media and Society 3
Open Elective 5 2

Suggested Minors:

1. Psychology

Psychology Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Introduction to Psychology 3
2 Employee Coaching, Mentoring and Counselling 3
3 Basic Psychometric 3
4 History of Psychology 3

2. English

English Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Graphic narratives 3
2 Indian writing in English 3
3 Literature and cinema 3
4 History of English Literature 3

3. Political Science

Political Science Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Introduction to Political Science 3
2 Political Processes and Dynamics of State Politics in India 3
3 Ideology and Politics 3
4 Human rights 3

4. History

History Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 History of Early India 3
2 Society and Culture in Medieval India 3
3 Political History of Medieval India: 12th to Mid 16thCentury 3
4 Ancient Indian Epigraphy and Numismatics 3


To pursue this program student must have

Min. 60% in XII with appereance in National Level Entrance Examinaiton + Online Interview + Writing Test ( Merit on the basis of cumulative Score on the basis of X+XII + Online Interview + Writing Test )

How to Apply

In order to pursue this program, the students can talk to our counceller or use links below for further details:

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Satyam Shekhar

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Ensuring Great Career

At DBSGU each student gets the opportunity to appear for more than 250+ companies each year and each student is able to get the optimum placement deserved. The maximum take home salary has been Rs. 20.5 Lakhs & CTC 23.5 Lakhs. Based on the intensity of training and exposure involved in the management program chosen by students at DBSGU, they are offered positions ranging from Mid-level Manager, Functional Expert, Consultant (Entry Level), Entry Level Managerial and Domain Trained positions.

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