Assam Governor Flags off All India Sociological Conference
Governor Jagdish Mukhi inaugurated the 47th edition of All India Sociological Conference
GUWAHATI: The 47" All India Sociological Conference has been inaugurated today by Prof Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam in the presence of Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor, USTM and other dignitaries of national and international repute. The 3-day-long mega Sociological Conference is being hosted by the University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM) Organised by the Indian Sociological Society from 20 to 22 December 2022 at USTM, the Conference is being participated by over 1000 sociologists from various colleges and universities belonging to different states of India.
Prof Jagdish Mukhi delivered his lecture as the Chief Guest of the event. He also released a book on "Gender, Law and Social Transformation in India" edited by Prof Ajailiu Niumai, Professor of Sociology, CSSE&IP. The University of Hyderabad and Prof Abha Chauhan, Dept. of Sociology. The University of Jammu. The theme of the conference is "Hundred Years of Sociology in India: Exploring Trajectories for the Future"
Padma Bhushan Prof. Emeritus T. K. Oommen from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi made the keynote address titled "On the Foibles of Indian Sociology: Suggestions Towards their Rectification" The Presidential Address on "Hundred Years of Sociology in India: Mapping the Trajectory" was delivered by Prof. Abha Chauhan, President of the Indian Sociological Society, and professor of Sociology at the University of Jammu. Prof G D Sharma, Vice Chancellor of USTM also addressed the gathering. The inaugural session ended with a vote of thanks from Prof. Manish Verma, Secretary, of the Indian Sociological Society
In this respect, Prof B1 Laskar, Organizing Secretary of 47 All India Sociological Conference said that this three-day-long mega Sociological event includes three memorial lectures, three plenary sessions, and 29 technical sessions apart from the inaugural and valedictory sessions. The Conference schedule also includes lifetime achievement awards, memorial prizes, book launches etc.
Some titles of the various sessions of the Conference are: A Century of Sociology in India: Teaching and Research, North East India in Sociological and Social Anthropological Studies: Emerging Issues and Concerns, Sociology and Social Policy Interface: The Roadmap for the Post-Covid World, Paradoxes and Trajectories of Development: State and Tribes in India, The New in the Old: Celebrating Fifty Years of Modernization of Indian Tradition