Sociology, despite being the dominant discipline in the world, is still getting a pass on the job market, says sociologist Anil Bhattacharya.
This is despite the fact that social scientists, like anyone else, are doing a lot of work to understand the world.
But the social sciences still get no attention when it comes to job openings.
As many as 10% of job openings in the humanities category in India are not listed in the Bureau of Statistics (BIS) website, he said.
In the humanities, the number of jobs has increased by nearly 30% over the past five years.
In the past two years, the BIS has opened nearly 30,000 positions in social sciences.
Yet, there is no job list for social scientists in the BITS, which is the portal for the BNIT and NIT, said Bhattakarya.
“The BNITT and NITT have been a godsend for the humanities.
They have brought a lot more people in the jobless category.
The BITS does not even list the social scientists on its online jobs list,” he said, adding that the BIT has taken on an advisory role in the department of sociology.
It has asked the B-schools to publish job listings for social science students, as well as to post jobs in the field of social science in the departments of sociology, economics and geography.
It has also started a survey asking for the names of students who are not in the sociology field.
The department of sociologists has also launched an initiative to look into ways to increase the number and visibility of job vacancies in the social science field.
A report on the BCS in India, published by the BISHU-Delhi Centre for the Study of the Humanities (BSHD) and the Bishu University of Social Sciences (BBSS), has estimated that a quarter of all jobs in Indian universities are not filled.
Many of these vacancies are for social sciences, where the research and teaching are based on empirical evidence.
Bishui University of the Social Sciences has asked its students to complete an online survey on job vacancies and vacancies in social science departments.
A survey is conducted once every three years, and students are asked to identify areas of study in social psychology, history, philosophy, philosophy of language, and sociology.
It will also ask them to complete a questionnaire on job postings for social workers, social workers and social workers-in-training.
In other departments, BBSS has also asked its graduates to fill an online questionnaire.
BCSD students are also asked to complete the same questionnaire.
According to BBS Sisodia, a job listing in the Department of Sociology of the BBS department of social sciences is open for 3,000 students, of which 1,000 have taken it.
“However, the job listings are not updated regularly and are usually posted on social media.
The vacancies in this department do not attract the interest of the job seekers.
This has led to a lack of interest in this field,” she said.
BBS, the last department in the state to open a job-seeking portal, does not list the number or position of social scientists.
A senior official at the department said it is an internal initiative.
The department of psychology at BBS is also looking into the need to update its recruitment strategy, as the number in the discipline has dropped by almost 30% in the past six years.
“The number of vacancies in psychology is only 20% as compared to 50% when we were in the post-independence era.
The number of job postings in the psychological discipline has decreased by almost 50%,” said the official.
However, he added that the department does not have a job list in the database, as it is not part of the Bureau for Statistics.
The official said that BBS has been sending job postings to the BNSI for over two years and the number is growing.
BHSD students in the psychology department have also been asked to fill the questionnaire on their jobs.
The survey will be done once a year and a questionnaire will be sent to the students.
Another problem with the Bises social sciences hiring strategy is that there are not many vacancies, he noted.
“There are only a few vacancies for social psychologists, and the vacancies are low.
It would take a long time to fill them, he explained.
This lack of job listings in the literature leads to the impression that social sciences are not being treated as important in the labour market, said sociologist J.D. Goyal.
While job opportunities are not as strong as they could be in the fields of medicine and public health, he believes that there is a need to make sure that social science jobs are advertised and not hidden away.
The government has started a pilot project to promote social sciences education in government