Sociologist, General


Minimum B.A. (Sociology)

Not required

The tasks a Sociologist, General is expected to perform include:

Investigating origin and development of community life and social relationships of groups of human beings

Supervising collection and tabulation of data relating to development of community organisations, social customs, etc.

Processing and interpreting data for use by administrators, law makers, educators, organisations, etc. engaged in solving social problems

Studying urban problems such as unemployment, begging, suicide, etc.

Assessing trend and attitude of society and observing social change in time and space

Ability to conceptualise problems and develop research strategies

Knowledge of the complexities of diversity in modern society

Skilled in examining culture, race, ethnicities and organisations

Skilled in compiling quantitative research in the form of statistics or polls

Ability to analyse, assess and interpret data

In-depth knowledge of origin and development of community life

Skilled in recognising and demonstrating the relevance of sociological knowledge to social, public and civil policy

Not applicable


Attention to detail







It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

Indian sociology has attained an admirable height in terms of teaching and research. In this achievement the Indian Sociological Society (ISS) has played a significant role over the six decades of its existence. Sociological insight helps a society understand how its present might shape its future. For instance, sociologists can suggest policies that are most likely to help a society achieve its objectives. A plethora of job opportunities are available in public and private sector. Therefore, the career as a Sociologist, General has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in coming time.

Research institutes

Public health and welfare organisations

Cities and towns across India