Department of sociology started in Vimala College, Thrissur in 1967 by shifting the first batch of sociology students from St. Mary’s College to Vimala College. It was a humble beginning with 35 students under the headship of Prof. Sr. Samuel MA, MSW. Then it was a bold step to start BA degree in Sociology – since this unique subject was unfamiliar and even unknown to many in those days. Now the department has developed and attained a very high status in its academic excellence.
The post graduate degree in sociology started in Vimala College in 2002 due to the continuous demand of the students who aspired for higher education in this particular discipline. Thirteen batches are passed out meritoriously.
To produce professionally trained sociologists with social sensitivity and commitment.
The inculcation of the spirit of “society” among the young women through theoretical, empirical and participatory learning.