Department of Sociology
A talk by Dr Bindeshwar Pathak- founder of Sulabh International
The department was priviledged to have Dr Bindeshwar Pathak to deliver a talk on “Sanitation Tops the Agenda in 21st Century”. The talk was attended by Prinicipal and students of different departments. It was an opportunity to learn about the work of Sulabh International as well as understand the nitty-gritty of hygiene and sanitation. Dr Pathak shared his experience of working with scavenger though himself belonging to upper caste. He also spoke on the water treatment plant and sanitation museum set up by him. At the end of the talk he invited us to visit the museum located in Palam, Dew Delhi
ANNUAL LECTURE 2011
The enlightening Annual lecture of the department was delivered by Prof. Andre Beteille, Professor emeritus, University of Delhi. The Theme of the lecture was “Sociology Today”. The lecture was in relation to the gradual development and establishment of the sociology as a discipline, over the years. This was conducted in the council room and was facilitated by our respective Principal and the entire sociology department.
Department ‘s Cultural Festival- Cynosure
The Sociology Association, ‘Homosociologicus’ organized the cultural Fest –CYNOSURE on 14th November 2010. This years’ theme was ‘Youth Deviance- Reproduction of Non conformity in contemporary Age.’ Various inter and intra college competions like Visual Interpretation, Add Mad, Just a minute, poster making and group discussion was part of the day. Students from different colleges like Lady Shri Ram, Hindu, Miranda House, Venkateshwar college, Gargi and Jesus and Mary actively participated and won prizes.
Release of the first department Newsletter &University position holder being awarded medal
On Febuary 22nd 2011, another departmental meet of students and teahers was held presided by the Principal. This was in relation to the launch of the first edition of the sociology newsletter,’Habitus-volume1’ as well as to honour the university toppers of our department. The medals were distributed to the meritorious students, occupying the First and the second positions in the university 2010-2011.The entire department applauded the students and appreciated the newsletter. The Principal encouraged and congratulated the department for its efforts and suggested to continue with our second edition. This was a real moment to cherish.
Beside these major activities the department was engaged in organizing film screening by NGOs- Jagori-a centre for women screened the movie ‘Gender trouble’ and had a discussion with students on the movie as well as a general discussion on status of women in today’s society. Cry-Child Right and You screened a movie on disability and discussed the social problems of disabled childre
The students of the department actively participated in the making of human chain on women’s International day(8th March) shouting slogans for ensuring safety and equality of women. They also participated in the NGO mela organized by NSS and volunteered to sale products of different organization
On March12, 2011, an inhouse lecture was conducted by Dr. Amit Kumar Sharma This was an attempt to brainstorm the students, while discussing the theory as part of their’s regular classroom teachings.
L'Esprit- The Psychology department of Kamala Nehru College has been organizing various activities apart from the academic work. We are a large group of 96 students and a reputed group of teachers who are at all times communicating with the students and assisting them in their over all growth.
The session started in July with the traditional Fresher's Welcome for the 1st years. It was a 'themed' friendly interaction. A warm welcome followed by some cultural performance was organized. The fresher felt proud to be a part of the institution and looked forward to the coming years.