MA Applied Sociology is a Masters program offered by the Department of Sociology, Christ University. The Department has been one of the pioneers in the area of Social Science in Bangalore. This program is significant in its scope and reach, as it extends the discipline of Sociology from beyond its theoretical foundations, to application in various fields such as research, the Non Governmental sector, public sector undertakings, Human Resources, Public Relations and the media.
In keeping with the essence of the program, the Department has introduced internships for students during the third semester. The Department recognizes that learning from the classroom is not always as effective as learning through experience. The internships have thus been conceptualized to impart experiential learning. The students of the first batch of the Masters program in Applied Sociology, thus, undertook internships in organizations within the Corporate Sector, Non Government Organizations, Educational Organizations and Research units during their summer break in 2013.
This booklet consolidates some of their experiences, which have proven to be a wonderful learning opportunity for the students of the first batch, and will also be enlightening for the batches that will follow. The organizations that they have interned with cover a wide range of organizations and thus have helped bring in a wide variety of learning experiences into the classroom. This booklet was released on March 17, 2014.