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                                                            Profile of Sociology Department                   

                                       B.C.M
.College was established in the year 1955.Not much later, the Department of Sociology started function in the year 1963.The very reason behind the formation of the college was the all round development of women in our society. In that context it was quiet natural that the management thought of starting a department exclusively dealing with society. We are proud of the fact that ours was the first department in Kerala to offer degree course in Sociology .Now our department is in the 50th year. Prof.T.M Grace ,who had her Master’s Degree in Sociology from XLRI Jamshedpur joined as lecturer and took charge of the new department with 26 girls . Two more lecturers, Fr. Joseph Karottukunnel and Rev.Sr.Mary Micheal joined the department in the year 1965.It should be specially noted that the above two teachers had their Post graduate degree from the universities of U.S.A in 1970.Prof. Laila Joseph joined the department as Junior Lecturer on 9-11-1976 and become H.O.D on the year 1992 consequent upon the retirement of Smt.T.M. Grace. She retired on March 31 2009, after 33 years of service. Prof. Mary Kuriakose joined the department in the year 1979 in the leave vacancy of Fr. Joseph Karottukunnel. She had her M.A in sociology from St.Teresa’s college Ernakulam. After 28 years of meritorious service she retired on 31st 2007. Prof. Sheela John was appointed in the Dept. in August1983 .She had her PG in Sociology from University of Kerala, Kariavattom and M. Phil from M.G. University in 2000 and when Prof. Laila Joseph retired she become the head of the Dept. from 2009. After the retirement of Prof. Maria Kuriakose and Prof. Laila Joseph guest lecturers were appointed in the Dept. K.C Mariamma, Amsamma, Dhanya G,Therese Xavier and Gigi Mathew worked in the dept during the period 2007-2012. In 2012 July two permanent teachers were appointed in the Dept. of Sociology in the retirement vacancies of Prof. Maria Kuriakose and Prof. Laila Joseph. Miss Alphonsa Kurian was appointed in the Dept. of Sociology on 23rd July 2012. She had her M.A Sociology from St.Teresa’s College ,Ernakulam. She also had M.Ed Degree from M.G. University.. Dr. Reeja P.S was appointed in the Dept. of Sociology on July 24th 2012. She did her M.A In Sociology from University of Kerala Kariavattom and her PhD from University of Kerala in 2011 on the topic “Causes and consequences of Suicide –A Case Study of Kerala’

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My beloved students, we have to encounter several times. I want to remind you to believe yourself, think of many qualities you have, and realize your strength.