Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Degrees offered: B.A., B.A.(Hons), B.Ed., B.R.S., B.Sc., D.Litt, Diploma

What is Social Sciences

Social Sciences - We all need to know about society and its developments and also understand the current political scenario of the country. And all these come under one subject of Social science. Most of us go for professional courses thinking they can get to know about everything by doing a professional job.

But the truth is you will be only able to know about the professional world. But by taking up the course in social science, you will be able to understand the psychological, political and societal changes that have occurred in human beings.

Social sciences are a branch that deals with the study of societies and the relationship between human beings and societies.

The subject includes an array of subjects like anthropology, archaeology, political sciencepsychology, media studies, History, management science, criminology, area studies, business studies, demography, economicsgeography, gender studies, education and sociology.

The aspiring candidate can either take up the course of Social sciences directly, or you can also take up one of the disciplines of the social sciences. There are two levels of the course of social sciences Bachelors in Social science and Masters in social sciences.

The Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences is of 4 years, and Masters have a duration of 2 years.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Social Sciences

Eligibility criteria for Social sciences

Every course has certain eligibility criteria which the candidate has to qualify to be eligible for doing the course and for doing the course of Social sciences there are certain eligibility criteria which are:

For Graduation

  • The candidate has to complete the 10+2 from a well-recognized board in the required stream.

  • He/she has to pass the 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 50%.

  • Candidates who are holding baccalaureate in Diploma after +2 are also eligible for applying for this course. 

For Post-Graduation 

  • The candidate has to complete their degree from a well-recognized university in the required subject.

  • He/she should have a minimum aggregate of 50%

Social sciences suitability and scope

Entrance Exams for Social sciences

For doing the course in social sciences, most colleges and universities conduct entrance exams, and some colleges and universities and colleges have merit-based admission. Some of the entrance exams are:

HSEE – Humanities and Social science Entrance exam are conducted every year for students who wish to pursue the Bachelors and Masters in Social sciences.

Azim Premji university national entrance test – Azim Premji university national entrance test is conducted twice a year for students who wish to study Bachelors and Masters in Social sciences.

Scope of Social Sciences in India and Abroad

The students who take up the bachelors and masters in Social sciences have the opportunity to learn about society and people and their relationship with each other. There are many recruiters and vacancies available related to the subject in both government and private sector.


Candidates who complete their graduation and post-graduation in Social science have the scope of working in good government agencies and private companies with good pay. But the course aims to give candidates experience of knowing and serving society in a better way. 

Course Fees Social Sciences

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
UG
7.28 K
B.A. in Social Sciences at Rani Dhanya Kumari College, Ranaghat
13.00 K
B.A. in Social Sciences at Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota
21.65 Lakhs
B.A.(Hons) in Social Sciences at KREA University, Sri City
1.20 Lakhs
B.A. in Social Sciences at Sardar Patel University of Police Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur
PG
5.88 K
M.Sc. in Social Sciences at Vikramajit Singh Sanatan Dharma College, Kanpur
2.05 K
P.G.D in Social Sciences at Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota
3.30 Lakhs
M.Phil. in Social Sciences at IILM University, Gurugram
2.18 Lakhs
M.A. in Social Sciences at Panjab University, Chandigarh
DOCTORAL
1.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Social Sciences at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
47.03 K
Ph.D in Social Sciences at Panjab University, Chandigarh
3.90 Lakhs
Ph.D in Social Sciences at IILM University, Gurugram
90.50 K
Ph.D in Social Sciences at National Museum Institute of the History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi
DIPLOMA
15.00 K
Diploma in Social Sciences at Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, Rampur
25.21 K
Diploma in Social Sciences at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
28.90 K
Diploma in Social Sciences at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
25.21 K
Diploma in Social Sciences at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore

Course Subjects

For studying any course in detail, the candidate has to know about the subjects they are going to learn under the course. This will help them in getting more understanding of the course more thoroughly. Similarly, the social sciences course has its own set of subjects that help in understanding the course more clearly. These are some of the subjects of the course: 

I. Communication

II. Philosophy

III. Political science

IV. Psychology

V.  Sociology

VI. Environmental studies

VII. Language

VIII. Macroeconomics

IX. Outline of psychology

X. Language

XI. macroeconomics

XII. Outlines of Indian Philosophy

XIII. Public Administration

XIV. Social thoughts

XV. Outlines of Psychology

XVI. Gandhi’s thought and services

XVII. Language

XVIII. Macroeconomics

XIX. Outline of Indian philosophy

XX. Public administration

XXI. Social thoughts

XXII. Outlines of Psychology

XXIII. Indian National Language

XXIV. Economic theory

XXV.  Political theory

XXVI. Issues in agricultural Industrial and Financial development in India

XXVII. Research methodology of Social scientists

XXVIII. National and International NGO’S

XXIX. Indian Economic and Business Environment

XXX. Fundamentals of Finance and Marketing management

XXXI. The political economy of development of India

XXXII. Fundamentals of Human Resource

XXXIII. India’s Foreign Economic relations

XXXIV. Summer training for project report

XXXV. International Trade

XXXVI. Corporate sociology

XXXVII. International organization: theory and practice

XXXVIII. Research methodology for Social scientists II

XXXIX. International Law

XL. International Economic and business environment

XLI. Globalization: theory and practice.

XLII. Economics of development planning and environmental studies

XLIII. Politics of International Economic Relations

XLIV. IV and V project report.

Careers in Social Sciences

After completing the Bachelors and Masters in Social Science, the candidate has a huge opportunity in the employment sector of the field. The student can become an anthropologist, economist or content editor. He/she can also focus on doing their Masters after completion of their graduation.


As the candidates have the opportunity to study abroad and work thereafter in the field of social work. Because of their huge scope in the field of social work, and by working in NGOs abroad, you have an opportunity to get into the UN.


Thus, by taking up the social sciences course, you can serve your country by understanding the problems of the people and their behaviour towards society.

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Social sciences Job profiles

Placement and recruitment companies play an important role in the development of a candidate’s future after the completion of the course. Most of the companies decide the job profile based on the scope of the student in the field.

Social science has an immense scope as the study of the course helps students in knowing about society and people and their mutual relationship. There is an opening for candidates in both governmental and private sectors when it comes to job opportunities. 

These are some of the job profiles:

Job profile

Description

Economists

The economist is responsible for studying how the societies and markets that distribute resources such as land, raw materials, human labour create goods and services.

Anthropologists

An anthropologist studies the development and human behaviours throughout to understand humanity as a whole.

Instructional designer

The main responsibility of an Instructional designer is to create a well-framed curriculum for the students.

Content editor

A content editor reviews material submitted by the writers for checking with the grammar, punctuation and content. They also create contents, training materials and maintain a website, design graphics and layout.

Social workers

The social worker is responsible for working towards the betterment of society. And also improve the quality of life by dealing with the client’s problem.

Sociologist

A sociologist studies the social lives, activities, behaviours, interactions etc. within the society in political terms and economic terms.

Social science Business researcher

The social science researchers are responsible for researching the social science area. They also research about education, health care, population structure, social care etc.

Lecturer /teacher

Lecturer or teacher is responsible for imparting knowledge to students regarding the subject.


Top Recruiters

Every field has few top recruiters who are looking for candidates who are well qualified and are sincere to work. Because they want to uplift their company to new levels and they expect such levels of work from their employees.


In the field of social sciences, there are many vacancies in posts in both government and private sectors. These are some of the top recruiters of the field.


  • Lead consultant

  • Centre head

  • St. Joseph’s school

  • Kushira Gautam Buddha Educational Trusts

  • IISER

  • UNDP

  • International Aids Vaccine

  • ICMR

Required Skillset for Social Sciences

Required Skills for Social sciences

For the candidate to be eligible for the course he/she needs to have certain skills which help the faculties to know the calibre of their students in the field. These are some of the skills required by the candidate. They are:

  • Analytical skills – the first skill required by the candidate is analytical thinking. The candidate needs to know about how to analyze the situation and do accordingly.

  • Critical evaluation skills – another skill that is required by the candidate is the critical evaluation where the candidate has to understand the situation and evaluate the situation accordingly.

  • Communication skills – The most important skill required by the candidate is communication skills. The candidate should be able to convey the message effectively through proper communication.

  • Time management – another most important skill required by the candidate is time management skills. He/she should be able to do their work within a certain time limit.

  • Problem-solving – The next skill that is required for the candidate is the problem-solving. When a problem arises, you need to be smart enough to know about the problem and solve it.

  • Creative thinking - another skill required for the candidate is creative thinking. He/she should be able to bring out different creative ideas and do their work. For almost all the job vacancies, they prefer a candidate who has creative thinking skills in them. 

Course Curriculum for Social Sciences

The curriculum of any course is made to impart the knowledge about the main subject and other subjects. By doing the course and studying other subjects in the course, the students get the opportunity to work in multiple fields.

A well-defined curriculum will help a student understand the course more broadly. And when the students learn about the subjects in detail, they get to understand the importance of those subjects in daily life.

Social sciences curriculum lets the students to understand the subject and also the other subjects that come under the course.

And this helps them to understand the society and people and their relationship and also the political and economic and geographic developments in the field.

Questions related to Social Sciences

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please tell me did biology and social science comes in airforce exam of NDA?

Suchayita Saha 10th Apr, 2021

Hello,

You can join NDA by taking the Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted twice a year in all major cities throughout India. For Air force NDA examination you have to study mathematics, general knowledge, physics and english. I think you know what subjects you have to study for this examination.

All the best .

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Social science 10th class sample paper 2021

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 25th Mar, 2021

Hello,

You haven't mentioned the name of the board hence I presuming it to be CBSE, to get the sample paper of social science by visiting the official website at http://cbseacademic.nic.in/SQP_CLASSX_2020-21.html , in case it's some other board you can search the details for the same in our site also.

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Mp board 10 social science modal paper

Hrisheekesh Singh 23rd Mar, 2021

Hi Meera,

Refer to the link given below to download Class 10th MP board Science Model Paper,

Link - MP board 10th Science Model Paper (careers360.com)

Practicing more and more sample papers will improve your question solving speed and will improve time management.

Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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Can you share the list of foreign university offering pdf for social science

Soham sengupta 18th Mar, 2021

Hello Student

The ten top universities of the world has unique social sciences program who may share the PDF of social Science by full filling all the norms anc forms.: Harvard University  USA

Cambridge University UK


Oxford University, Oxford ,United Kingdom

Stanford University Stanford USA

Los Angeles University USA

California University USA

Columbia University USA

University of yel

University of New York ,USA

Pristone University USA

Hope this helps.

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Does Tata Institute of Social Science offers MBA/PGDM course?

Devraj Student Expert 12th Feb, 2021

Hii,

No,  Tata Institute of Social science neither offer MBA nor PGDM course. It only offers program like master in human resources management, master in hospital administration and other course.

Hope this information will help you

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