History: The Sociology department first started in 1998 in the then Mizoram Institute of Comprehensive Education at the degree class. Due to delinking of degree classes from the Mizoram Institute of Comprehensive Education (MICE), all the students and teachers were transferred and posted at Govt. Aizawl College with effect from 1st May 2000 vide Govt. Notification No. A. 220.12/1/99- EDC Dt. 22.3.2000. Henceforth, Govt. Aizawl College had a Sociology department for the first time in Mizoram. Now, the college offers Sociology as both Core and Elective subjects and produces Arts graduates with Sociology subject every year.
Though Sociology is a relatively young department at Aizawl College, it has had a gradual but steady growth since its inception. It has become one of the most opted major papers among the subjects offered in the college resulting in the increase of students in the department every year. However, seats are limited to a maximum of 60 students per class.
The department currently has five teaching faculty members: One Associate Professor, One Asst. Professor and 3 part time Asst. Professors who teach 4 Core papers and 2 general papers in each semester.
Aims: The department strives to produce students who are academically excellent with creative and critical thinking ability. It also believes in encouraging students to become citizens who are aware of their social surroundings and make responsible choices keeping in mind the welfare and development of society.
Sociology students take part in co- curricular activities with enthusiasm and take active roles especially in National Service Scheme,National Cadet Corps, Blood Donation Drive and University Sports etc.