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Syllabus | B.Tech-Computer Science & Engineering | Psychology and Sociology



Psychology and Sociology Learning Schedule
Pre-requisites: English 2 0 0 2



This course makes the students able to understand and deal with personal and professional aspects of life. They become able to deal with common psychological problems encountered in an engineer’s life. Their ability to deal with societal aspects of behavior is enhanced. By application of knowledge their quality of personal living and job is maximized. 


  1. To sensitize about Psychological and Sociological issues of human life.
  2. To make them able to understand and deal with personal and organization phenomenon.
  3. Develop an understanding of society as a system of social relationship and various social processes.
  4. Develop capacity to analyze social stratification and social change by using relevant theoretical concepts.
  5. To make learners aware of contemporary issues of society. 


On completion of this course, the students will

  1. Be able to understand and deal with personal and organization phenomenon.
  2. Be able to deal with common psychological aspects related to an Engineer’s life.
  3. Be able to understand the impact of social environment on individuals, groups and communities.
  4. Be able to utilize the knowledge of Sociology and to improve the quality of living of self and social relationship at large. 


Unit I: Psychology: Introduction Definition and Scope of Psychology; Psychology as a science, Personality: Definition, types of personality, Measurement of Personality. Perception, Motivation and Learning.

Unit II: Applications

Application of Psychology: Stress-management, Well-being; Self-development: Application of Psychology in building memory and creativity. 

Unit III: Sociology: Introduction

Importance of Sociology for Engineers, Sociology: Definition and nature; Origin of Society, Social Processes: – Competition, Cooperation Conflict, Accommodation and Assimilation, Social groups – Types and Characteristics; Social Institutions: Marriage: and Family; Religion: Functions and dysfunctions of religion. 

Unit IV: Social concerns

Social Stratification: Nature and types, Prejudices, Social Mobility. Social Changes: – Urbanization, Westernization, and Pluralism. Social Disorganization, Social Problems: – Deviance, Delinquent behavior amongst youth, Crime, Prostitution, Gender injustice, Child Abuse, Terrorism. Social Movements.



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  2. Eastwood and Atwater, Psychology for living: Adjustment, growth and behavior today. Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN: 0-13-118117-3, 8th Edition
  3. Sharan, Raka, A Hand Book of Sociology ,Anmol Publications, 1995, ISBN: ISBN- 81-7041- 503-1
  4. Singh.U.S, Sociology, Priya Books, 1998, ISBN: 


  1. Meena Hariharan and Radhanath Rath, Coping with life stress. Sage Publications, 2008, ISBN: 0761936556, 10th edition,
  2. Dimatto, MR. and Martin, L.R., Health Psychology. Pearson, 2001, ISBN: 0205297773, 10th edition
  3. Grace Davie, Sociology of Religion, Sage Publications, 2007, ISBN: 9780761948919
  4. Shankar Rao, C .N, Sociology , S.Chand &Co Ltd, 2005, ISBN:
  5. Sharma. K.R,Indian Society, Atlantic Publishers, 1997, ISBN: