Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:SOCIOLOGY (Social Problems in India) ' November-2015

Course: 501
(Social Problems in India)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Choose the correct answer from the following: 1x8=8
  1. Who stated social problem as “a condition which is defined by a considerable number of persons as a deviation from some social norms which they cherish”?
  1. Fuller and Myers.
  2. Raab and Selznick.
  3. Blumer.
  1. Social problems arise out of only pathological social conditions. In this context, which of the following is correct?
  1. True.
  2. False.
  3. Partially true.
  1. On which of the following matters, Swaminathan Committee had given suggestions in India?
  1. Illiteracy.
  2. Population explosion.
  3. Poverty.
  1. Which Schedule of the Indian Constitution declares the tribes as Scheduled Tribes?
  1. Fourth.
  2. Fifth.
  3. Sixth.
  1. The author of the book, Pathology of Corruption is
  1. Ram Ahuja.
  2. S. S. Gill.
  3. G. R. Madan.
  1. In which year, the ‘Central Social Welfare Board’ was established in India?
  1. 1950.
  2. 1951.
  3. 1953.
  1. The book entitled, Social Problems in India: Issues and Perspectives is written by
  1. Ram Ahuja.
  2. S. K. Bhattacharjee.
  3. S. S. Gill.

  1. The Planning Commission of India was constituted in
  1. 1948.
  2. 1950.
  3. 1951.
2. Write short notes on any four (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Alcoholism as a social problem.
  2. Corruption in public life.
  3. Social problems of aged.
  4. A government scheme implemented in India for welfare of children.
  5. Meaning of social welfare.
  6. Difference between social welfare and social security.
3. Answer four questions, taking two from each part (within 500 words each):
Part – 1
  1. What are the causes of social problem? Discuss its consequences. 4+10=14
  2. What is population explosion? Write an essay on population explosion as a major problem in India.    4+10=14
  3. Give a sociological analysis on illiteracy as an obstacle of social development. 4+10=14
  4. What are the main problems of Scheduled Tribes? Discuss. 4+10=14
Part – 2
  1. Give an analysis on the importance and scope of social welfare in India. 7+7=14
  2. Discuss the background of social welfare activities of non-government organization in India. 14
  3. What is social security? Evaluate its significance. 4+10=14
  4. Write an essay on the measures of social security which have been adopted by the Government of India after Independence. 14


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