Established in the year 1990; Dialog, the Student Association of the Department of Sociology, Maitreyi College is a dedicated, inclusive and an enterprising body of students involved in the vision of engaging them with both macro and micro realities of society. Moreover, the Association attempts to inculcate the rigours of scholarly work through intensive, critical and reflexive thinking so that they are able to perform the art of “doing sociology” through a combination of both curricular and extracurricular activities. 

Several departmental activities are organized by the Association wherein students work under the able leadership of the faculty. The Association comprises of the Association-in-charge (faculty), President, Vice-president, Executive Vice-President, Treasurer, General Secretary and Joint Secretary(students). The office bearers are elected/nominated by the students at the beginning of every academic year. Additionally, there is also the presence of other teams like the PR, hospitality, social media, volunteer, design and creative teams which provide ample opportunities to students to pursue their interests in other fields as well. This experience helps students not only in gaining knowledge about different skills, but also in honing their skills regarding social realities.

The Association seeks not only at “doing sociology”, but also at creating awareness regarding social issues through different events, talks, movie screenings and reviews, field trips, intercollege departmental meet (Imagine), research projects, book discussions, poster competitions, open-mic competitions, exhibitions and seminars etc.

Office Bearers ( 2023-2024)

  • Association-In-Charge (Faculty) : Dr. Anurita Jalan
  • President : Ms. Astha Priya : B.A. (Hons) Final Year
  • Vice President : Ms. Kavita : B.A. (Hons) Final Year
  • General Secretary : Ms. Divyanshi Behera : B.A. (Hons) Second Year
  • Joint Secretary : Ms. Anika Baurai : B.A. (Hons) First Year
  • Joint Secretary : Ms. Lavanya Chopra : B.A. (Hons) First Year
  • Treasurer : Ms. Himadri Prasad : B.A. (Hons) Second Year
Association-In-Charge (Faculty) - Dr. Anurita Jalan
President - Ms. Astha Priya
Vice President - Ms. Kavita
General Secretary - Ms. Divyanshi Behera
Joint Secretary - Ms. Anika Baurai
Joint Secretary - Ms. Lavanya Chopra
Treasurer - Ms. Himadri Prasad

Society Activities

Several events are organised within the course of the academic year, some of which include :
Manan: Inaugurated in 2022, it seeks to work as a forum to contemplate on Gandhian thoughts, Gandhiji’s philosophy, his understanding of truth, non-violence, humility, equanimity, tolerance and the relevance of these today. Under the banner of Manan, on the occasion of Gandhiji’s 125th birth anniversary, Dialog organised an inter-college open mic as well as a poster making competition. 

Imagine: An annual inter-college fest organised by Dialog, which involves talks by several eminent personalities and several student activities as well.

Avgaahan: It is an interdisciplinary academic fest. Under Avgaahan, Dialog organised a various competitions such as real-life video capturing and photo essays on the lives of Hawkers. These competition were open to any undergraduate student of the world. 

Sociologue: Aao Baat Karein: The Annual Departmental Magazine, which comprises articles from students on several thought-provoking issues in the world today. Articles in different languages are also encouraged, and that helps students, who have a flair for writing, to engage actively with the magazine. The theme of this year is ‘Food and Culture’. 

Aashayein- The Happiness Project: Inaugurated in 2021, Aashayein is an initiative undertaken by the Department of Sociology in collaboration with Dialog to engage with the joy of the little things in life. Students and teachers alike talk about different experiences in life which act as a source of happiness. The social media handles of Aastayein is as:

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