The Department of Sociology in the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda came into existence in June 1951, with the Late Professor M. N. Srinivas as its founder Head. During the last fifty years, the department has grown and it has built a name for itself in this part of the country. Throughout its long period of existence, the department has had its share of years of progress and sometimes even setbacks. Overall, however, it has been able to build and maintain its reputation as a leading Department of Sociology in the country.
The Department of Sociology came into existence in June 1951. Professor M. N. Srinivas, was the founder and the first Head of the Department. Under the able guidance of M. N. Srinivas and I. P. Desai, the Department earned a name as a leading department of teaching and research in Sociology in India.
The syllabi for various courses are revised from time to time with a view to bringing them at par with those suiting to the contemporary academic demands. At the post-graduate level, there is an emphasis on both theoretical and empirical materials.
The Department has instituted the M. N. Srinivas Scholarship for PG students, and the I.P. Desai Scholarship for UG students. The Gift Book Collection Library is a unique feature of the department. It is a collection of books, gifted by students, teachers and other donors.