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  • Name : Prof. D.Rama Rao
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone : (+91) 9490107282
  • Email : ramarao_dharmana_dr@yahoo.co.in

M.A Degree in Sociology was introduced in Andhra University in the year 1964 in the Department of Social Work which later became the composite Department of Sociology, Social Work and IRPM. The department was headed by Prof. M.V.Moorthy, an eminent scholar in Sociology and Indology. Prof. Moorthy being a renowned Sanskrit scholar apart from being an acclaimed Sociologist, trained students in Indology. His writings shed light on varied dimensions of Indian Society. He went on to become the Vice-Chancellor of Kashi Vidayapeeth, Varanasi. In 1976 a separate and independent department of Sociology came into being under the headship of Prof. K.Ranga Rao. Former Faculty Y.C.Simhadri, C.R.Prasada Rao, K.Radhakrishna Murty and U.Tataji were trained by eminent scholars like M.N. Srinivas, M.S.A. Rao, D.V. Glass, etc. Prof.K.Ranga Rao served as Principal, Colleges of Arts & Commerce, Andhra University from 1990-93; went on USEFI Fulbright Fellowship on a teaching assignment to Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA in 1976. Prof. Y.C.Simhadri served as Vice-Chancellor, Nagarjuna University, Guntur (1990-1993).

Course Name Description

M.A in Sociology

Student Intake: 30 (15 Regular and 15 Self Finance per academic year)

M.Phil in Sociology

(Full Time & Part Time)

Ph.D. in Sociology

(Full Time & Part Time)

Name Designation Teaching Experience Specialization
Dr. D. Rama Rao Associate Professor &
Head of the Department
9 Years Social Demography Criminology
Dr. V. Sreemannarayana Murthy Assistant Professor 9 Years Social Demography Social Movements
Prof. K. Radhakrishna Murthy UGC Emeritus Fellow 40 Years Research Methodology, Criminology and Social Demography
Dr. K. Babji Assistant Professor (C) 10 Years Criminology, Social Movements & NGOs, Rural Sociology
Dr. D. Raja Kumar Assistant Professor (C) 10 Years Research Methodology Sociology of Health, Criminology and Social Statistics
Dr. A. Samuel John Assistant Professor (C) 10 Years Criminology, Gender Studies Education