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Indian Society – Social Problems & Issues 
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  • State University
  • Estd. 1966

Indian Society – Social Problems & Issues

Equip you with a critical understanding of the challenges faced by contemporary Indian society


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Indian Society – Social Problems & Issues
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Who should do this course?
  • Individuals involved in shaping policies that impact Indian society would gain valuable insights into the social landscape
  • Those working on the ground to address social issues in India would benefit from a theoretical framework to understand the root causes and potential solutions
What are the course deliverables?
  • Identify and explain the major social problems and issues in India
  • Analyze the historical, social, political, and economic factors that contribute to these problems
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of government policies and social initiatives aimed at addressing these issues
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the experiences of marginalized communities in India
  • Recognize the role of social structures like caste, class, and religion in perpetuating social inequalities
More about this course
  • Social problems and Issues is one of the major papers offered in Sociology, Social Science, and Humanities
  • The social problem is a condition in Society which is judged to be undesirable and in need of reform or elimination
  • Social issues like poverty, unemployment, migration, crime, delinquency, drug abuse, child abuse, crime against women, crime against children, discrimination on the basis of Caste, class & religion, corruption, family and health problems, education, political, economic, cultural and environment issues and human rights violation all need to be seen in the socio-economic repercussions
  • This course explains the social problems faced by individuals and society and introspects how to handle the issues in socioeconomic perspectives
  • This course is imperative to all Social science and sociology students as it deals with major problems of society and equips them to deal with it to overcome certain issues by helping the concerned individual or society or authorities towards making a better society
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Indian Society – Social Problems & Issues

Week 1

Introduction to Social Problems and Classification

Structural & Social Disorganisation & Social Problems

Merton Theory of Anomie4. Poverty

Week 2

Inequality in Caste

Inequality in Gender

Week 3

Disharmony8. Religious and Ethnic Minorities

Backward Classes and Dalits

Week 4

Social Deviance

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse and Prostitution

Drug Abuse in India

Week 5

Crime and Deliquency


Changing Profile of Crime and Criminals


Week 6

Crime against Women

Sexual Assault and Violence

Child Abuse

Status of Children in India

Week 7

Family Problems

Problems at the Individual and Family Level

Conflict - Causes, Consequences and remedies

Depression - Causes, Consequences and remedies

Week 8

Dowry, Divorce, Separation and Dessertion

Domestic Violence

Single Parenting

Problems of Elderly

Week 9

Health Problems


Crisis of Values

Causes of Social Disorganisation

Week 10

Developmental problems in Indian Society

Regional Disparities

Development induced displacement

Ecological Degradation and Environmental Pollution

Week 11

Sociological Perspectives

Cultural perspectives

Week 12

Political Perspectives

Economic Perspectives

Indian Society – Social Problems & Issues
Admission Process

    Important Dates

    May 31, 2024
    Course Commencement Date
    May 14, 2023
    Last date of application

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    Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkalai Nagar
    Madurai ( Tamil Nadu)

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