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Sociology of Science


This course aims to stimulate inspire and provoke awareness of science and technology impact on society and vice versa The course will also discuss the various theoretical underpinnings of science and technology in society The course will also focus on the impact of science and technology on international relations social institutions social groups and on everyday life One of the learning outcome upon completion of the course would be that students will have a better understanding of the complex relationship between science and technology and between science technology and society When you have finished this course you will be able to explain developments in science and technology in terms of their interactions with social cultural environmental and other issues


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Week  1:  Introduction to Sociology, History of Science, Role of Social Sciences in Technology Institutes
Week  2:  Sociology of Science: Social Shaping of Science, Ethos of Science, Matthew Effect in Science 
Week 3: Structure & Methodology of Science: Structure of Scientific Revolution, Science as Falsification, Scientist as Indexical Reasoner
Week 4: Science and Technology in India: Science & Technology in Colonial India, Development of Indian Science, Peer Review in Indian Science 

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Dr Anindya J. Mishra  is a Gold Medal awardee in MA Sociology from Hyderabad Central University. He has obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from IIT Kanpur in 2005. His research interests include Social Gerontology, Sociology of Health, Sociology of Work, and Science, Technology and Society. He has a teaching experience of 11 years at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee where he has been teaching the Under graduate  and Post Graduate students since 2006. An Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Dr Mishra has to his credit about 20 papers in reputed national and international journals besides having contributed significantly to various anthologies/conferences. He has conducted workshops and short-term courses for teachers as well as corporate professionals. In 201213, he has delivered invited talks at London, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok on Ageing in India, Healthy Ageing and Health and Economic Development.
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date of Exam: March 31st 2019 (Sunuday).
  • Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 3 out of 4 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.