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Rankings & accreditations

Accredation
Accredited in A+ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council
Accredited in A+ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council
Accredation
UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
Ranked 101-150
Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities in 2023
Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities in 2023
Accredation
AICTE Approved Programs
AICTE Approved Programs
Rank 1
Top Private University in North East
Top Private University in North East
Rank 15
Among Top Leading Universities Showcasing Entrepreneurial Spirit
Among Top Leading Universities Showcasing Entrepreneurial Spirit
Rank 6
Amongst Top 10 Multidisciplinary Universities in East Zone
Amongst Top 10 Multidisciplinary Universities in East Zone

Program benefits

Become an SME & stand out in your career

Become an SME & stand out in your career

Acquire expert-level knowledge and stand out in your domain. Grow and explore new career opportunities in the government, policy think tanks, academia, research & media, and fast-track your career growth.

Gain nuanced social perspectives

Gain nuanced social perspectives

Gain a fresh & nuanced understanding of social relationships, cultures, and institutions through key subjects like sociological thoughts, social stratification, culture, personality & society, sociology of development, and more through this online MA in Sociology.

Augment your social skills

Augment your social skills

Completing an MA in Sociology will equip you with the necessary tools and techniques required to effectively engage with people from diverse social backgrounds and face diverse real-life situations.

Robust alumni network

Robust alumni network

Establish valuable connections with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and gain industry insights that can be invaluable while navigating the competitive job market. Get access to Sikkim Manipal University’s prestigious alumni network.

Fully online experience

Fully online experience

Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and career support. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.

Job roles to explore

Our online MA in Sociology program equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to establish a lucrative career in diverse job roles.

  • job-rolesCommunity Development Officer
  • job-rolesSocial Researcher
  • job-rolesNGO Manager
  • job-rolesCorporate Social Responsibility Manager
  • job-rolesEducation Consultant
  • job-rolesSociologist
  • job-rolesSocial Worker
  • job-rolesProbation Officer
  • job-rolesTeacher/ Professor
  • job-rolesMarriage Counsellor
  • Academia
  • Social Research
  • EdTech
  • Public Advocacy
  • Social Services
  • Market Research
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Planning
  • Healthcare

Program curriculum

24 months | 4 semesters | 15-20 hours/week | 80 credits

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Get a prestigious degree

Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Sikkim Manipal University are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.

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Fee & scholarships

Our flexi-payment options allow students to pay fees in hassle-free installments.

FULL COURSE FEE

USD 930

EACH SEMESTER

USD 233

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Avail easy financing options

With our easy financing options, we let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.

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Additional fee concessions

Fee concession of 10% & 5% will be provided upon upfront payment of full program fee and annual fee respectively.

Who can apply
Educational qualification
Educational qualification

Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

Educational qualification
Educational qualification

Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

 

Candidates who have completed their 10+2 or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.

 

Other requirements
Other requirements

Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.

Admission process

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Meet your faculty

Mr. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia
Mr. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia Assistant Professor M.A
Mr. Kapil Tamang
Mr. Kapil Tamang Assistant Professor M.A. Sociology, UGC NET
Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah
Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah Adjunct Faculty M Pharm, MBA, Ph.D.
Dr. Shabana Mansoor
Dr. Shabana Mansoor Adjunct Faculty Ph.D., MA Communication and Journalism
Arkapriya Gangopadhyay
Arkapriya Gangopadhyay Adjunct Faculty M.A. in Sociology
Sonali Ashish Mangudkar
Sonali Ashish Mangudkar Adjunct Faculty MA Economics
Mr. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia Assistant Professor M.A

Mr Pema Gyamptso Bhutia is working as an Assistant Professor specializing in sociology, currently serving in Sikkim Manipal University, India. He holds a Master's degree (M.A.) in Sociology and has successfully cleared UGC-NET (National Eligibility Test). Pema is committed to fostering an inclusive and engaging learning environment for students. Utilizing innovative and interactive teaching methods, He ensures students' comprehensive understanding of sociological concepts while nurturing their critical thinking and analytical skills. Pema Gyamptso Bhutia actively contributes to the academic community through dedicated mentorship, research initiatives, and a keen interest in the evolving landscape of online education, thereby enhancing the educational experience at Sikkim Manipal University.

Mr. Kapil Tamang Assistant Professor M.A. Sociology, UGC NET

Mr. Kapil Tamang is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University. He has been a Research Fellow (UGC JRF/SRF) at the Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, and has recently submitted his Doctoral Thesis. His areas of research interest are Political Economy, Trade, Labour and Tea Plantations, Gender Studies, Himalayan Studies, among others. He has 5+ years of experience in empirical research, academic writing, and data analysis. He has also been a part of several national and international conferences and workshops organized by institutions such as Dublin City University, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, CRG, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Indian Sociological Association, and many more.

Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah Adjunct Faculty M Pharm, MBA, Ph.D.

Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. Her educational qualifications include D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, MBA and PhD. She has completed three certificate programs- Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Science, Online Teaching from GlobalNxt University, and IVQ Diploma in Training Skills from City and Guilds, UK. She is a seasoned academician with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and academic administration. She has experience of Campus, Online and Distance Education, and has a leaning towards use of technology in teaching. Gayathri served as a teaching faculty at Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy for 18 years, rising from the position of a Lecturer to Professor and HOD. Gayathri has 22 publications to her credit in national and international journals. She has guided 18 M.Pharm and 3 PhD students.

Dr. Shabana Mansoor Adjunct Faculty Ph.D., MA Communication and Journalism

Shabana Mansoor is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in communication and journalism degree. She has over 20 years of experience as an academician and media professional in various reputed educational institutions and organizations in India.

Arkapriya Gangopadhyay Adjunct Faculty M.A. in Sociology

Arkapriya is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She has done master's in sociology and has achieved the prestigious First Class First (Gold Medalist) distinction. She is a highly regarded educator with extensive expertise in education and a broad background across various academic disciplinesHer contributions include shaping the STEM curriculum at Deeksha STEM Schools in Bengaluru, in adherence to the guidelines of the National Education Policy 2020, and providing training to educators. Prior to this, Arkapriya held positions as an assistant teacher in sociology at an esteemed ISC affiliated School in Kolkata, as well as a lecturer at the College of Nursing, Medical College & Hospital in Kolkata, and Jogamaya Devi College under the University of Calcutta. Utilizing various platforms and technologies, Arkapriya seamlessly integrates theoretical and practical aspects of sociology.

Sonali Ashish Mangudkar Adjunct Faculty MA Economics

Sonali is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in economics and has over 24 years of work experience in premier B-Schools. She is recognized for using innovative pedagogical tools to teach Economics. She is known for interactive teaching style that encourages student participation and enthusiasm while facilitating learning.

Career support services

Resume and Linkedln profile building workshops

Resume building

Create impactful resumes with the help of our advanced placement portal and increase your chances of securing interviews for relevant job roles.
Access to Alumni during and after the program

Alumni interactions during & after program

Interact with alumni and receive industry insights and career guidance during and after the program.
Industry-readiness sessions to make you job ready

Industry-readiness sessions

Familiarize yourself with industry trends, organizational expectations, and recruiter behaviour. Get equipped with the relevant skills and become job ready.
Interview preparation

Interview preparation

Ace interviews by acquiring valuable skills, accessing interview tips, and practicing through mock interviews.
Employability skill assessment and enhancement

Employability skill assessment & enhancement

Identify your strengths & weaknesses through skill assessments and build competencies to improve your employability quotient.

Frequently asked questions

What is an online Master of Arts in Sociology? 

An online Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology is a postgraduate degree program that is completely delivered in online mode. It provides students with advanced knowledge of sociological concepts like human social behavior, relationships, and societal structures through online coursework, allowing for flexible study from anywhere with internet access.

What is the course duration for an online MA in Sociology? 

Online Master of Arts in Sociology is a two-year postgraduate program. It is divided into four semesters. The maximum duration for completion of the program is 4 years.

Will the online MA in Sociology be recognized while applying for jobs? 

Yes, Sikkim Manipal University’s online MA in Sociology is UGC-entitled and accepted by governments, corporate organizations, and higher education institutions. 

Does WES (World Education Services) evaluate online degrees from Sikkim Manipal University?

Sikkim Manipal University degrees issued after 2016 are evaluated by WES (World Education Services).

What are the highlights of online degree programs at Sikkim Manipal University? 

Here are the highlights of Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs- 

  • Flexible class schedule to suit working professionals. 
  • Experienced faculty, expertly designed curriculum & interactive pedagogy. 
  • State-of-the-art LMS with vast e-library, live classes, and on-demand video lectures.
  • Placement assistance, dedicated student mentors & 24×7 student support. 
  • Opportunity to be a part of SMU’s prestigious alumni network. 

Will I have access to Sikkim Manipal University’s alumni network? 

Yes. Students of online degree programs will join Sikkim Manipal University’s alumni network with all associated privileges. As an alumnus, they can interact with peers and build their professional and personal network with professionals from across the globe. They will be given access to Sikkim Manipal University alumni portal. 

What are the different jobs a graduate can take up after an online MA in Sociology? 

Here are some of the jobs you can get after completing MA in Sociology:

  • Sociologist
  • Community Development Officer
  • Social Researcher
  • NGO Manager
  • Education Consultant
  • Social Worker
  • Professor
  • Probation Officer

Can students take online examinations from any device?

Students can take up online examinations from any desktop/laptop with a Windows Operating System only. The Safe Exam Browser (exam portal) is not compatible with iOS devices.

What is the eligibility for Sikkim Manipal University’s online MA?

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.

What is the application process for online degrees at Sikkim Manipal University? 

The application process is completely online and applications can be submitted at www.onlinemanipal.com by providing the required details. If you need further assistance, then you can reach out to our admission counsellors at +91-7996 799 900 and they will assist you with the application process.

What are the documents required for admission into Sikkim Manipal University’s online degree programs? 

Mandatory documents: 

  • Proof of identity – Aadhaar card (mandatory for Indian citizens) 
  • Proof of address – Aadhaar card, passport, voter’s ID, gas bill, bank statement, post-paid mobile statement 
  • Class 10 & 12 marksheet. 
  • Graduation marksheet (for PG students) 

Non-mandatory documents: 

  • Graduation degree certificate for PG students 
  • Scholarship documents 
  • Defense Service certificate 
  • Divyaang certificate 
  • Reserved Category certificate 
  • Government ID card 

What is the selection process?

All applications will be evaluated for eligibility by the admissions team of Sikkim Manipal University. In case the university requires further clarification or documents, the candidate will be intimated via email, SMS or phone. Final decision regarding selection will be notified to the candidate within five working days of submitting the application.

How will I know about the status of my admission? 

Once a decision has been taken on the application submitted, the status of admission would be intimated to the candidate via email and SMS. 

How are Sikkim Manipal University’s online degree programs delivered? 

Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs are delivered in a 100% online mode so that students can attend live classes and complete the program remotely, while also pursuing their professional and personal commitments in parallel. 

Will the program have live lectures and webinars? 

Yes. The program is delivered through a mix of live lectures, pre- recorded videos and discussion forums in which students can interact directly with faculty and self-paced learning. Self-paced learning is driven by video lectures, e-books, quizzes, and assignments that are delivered using a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS).

Are there any mandatory sessions? 

Students are expected to attend live classes, watch recorded sessions, and go through at least 75% of the self-learning content (reading material and video lectures) available on LMS. This would ensure they are eligible to appear for the final exams. 

When will I get access to the learning modules? 

After admission is confirmed by the university, students will receive access to the Learning Management System (LMS), student portal and e-library. Students can then start accessing the course material and begin their learning journey. 

What are some key subjects in MA Sociology curriculum? 

The online MA in Sociology curriculum offered by Sikkim Manipal University covers important subjects like social stratification in India, culture, personality, & society, contemporary sociological theories, sociology of ethnicity & nationalism, and more.  For detailed information about the curriculum, you may refer to the program brochure.

What are the study materials given to learners of online degree programs at Sikkim Manipal University? 

Students are given access to an exhaustive e-library, video lectures, audio-visual interactive material, virtual classroom sessions, audio podcasts, virtual simulations, and self-assessment quizzes or tests. Students are free to download e-books and print them for convenience. 

How much time should I dedicate to complete the learning activities? 

Although the learning is flexible, students are expected to spend at least 15-20 hours per week watching concept videos, reading learning material, attempting quizzes, and attending live webinars. This would ensure that you get your degree within the minimum duration. 

How can I get my academic queries answered? 

Students will be assigned dedicated course mentors and coordinators who can be contacted to clarify doubts using discussion forums, instant messaging, and email on the Learning Management System (LMS). 

What is the examination pattern for online degrees at Sikkim Manipal University? 

  • The University term-end examination (TEE) will be held digitally viz. computer-based and online proctored. 
  • Candidates can appear for the exams from the comfort of their homes. 
  • The details of the examination schedule will be made available in the photo admit card. Other details on the examination pattern are available in the program guide provided to students. 
  • Examination results will be published on the student portal. If a student fails to clear any of the papers (either in UE or IA or both), he must re-appear by applying to the University through the re-sitting application along with relevant fees, within the due date. 
  • On satisfying all criteria stipulated by the University, successful students will be awarded their respective program degree by the University. 

What is the evaluation & assessment pattern? 

  • A student’s performance evaluation will be based on both continuous assessments (CA) through assignments and term-end examinations (TEE) which consist of descriptive and multiple-choice questions. A student must score at least 40% in each of these to be declared as having passed the exam. The assessment ratio of TEE to CA is 70:30. 
  • A student must score at least 40% in both the parts to be declared as having passed. 

What is the minimum grade to complete the online degree program? 

Students must score at least 40% in continuous evaluation and 40% in term-end examinations in each course to successfully complete the program. In case the minimum score is not attained, they will need to apply for re-sit with applicable fees and appear for exam to pass the course. 

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