Sociology and Social Anthropology

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

24 months
296 EUR/year
296 EUR/year
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Master of Arts (Sociology and Social Anthropology) as two distinct disciplines had its origin in Europe.


Sociology emerged as the study of European society and Social Anthropology as the study of other society. The distinction was implanted in India too. Sociology tended to be the study of rural and urban dimension of the Indian society and Social Anthropolgy of the tribal society. This distinction besides being problematic is also blurred. The two disciplines, though traditionally located into two departments, are intricately related with each other in regard to the subject they deal and perspectives and approaches they adopt.

The programme

In keeping with, the programme is designed to integrate the discipline of Sociology and Social Anthropology with a view to have a comparative and systematic understanding of the society and its institutions. Such a programme is most suited considering the regional location of TISS, Guwahati Campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociological theories
  • India Society
  • Religion and Society
  • Marriage, Family and Kinship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




68 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates should have successfully completed Bachelor's Degree of minimum of 3 years duration or its equivalent (under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 or 10+2+2+1 year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education) from a university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. 
  • Some Masters Degree programmes will have additional/specific eligibility requirements. Candidates are advised to refer to programme specific eligibility criteria (given in the Table below) for more details and ensure that they satisfy such specific eligibility criteria.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    296 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 148 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    296 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 148 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • 12.000 Indian Rupee/semester


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