The department each year organises several lectures, seminars, panel discussions, film screenings and workshops.
The department each year organises a series of lectures on a theme. For instance in 2016-17, the theme was "Beyond the Looking Glass-Self". The concept of beyond the looking glass brings to the fore the idea of not just looking at the obvious, but emphasizes the reality behind the scenes. Through this series of seminars we sought to understand the multi-faceted aspects of social reality and we sought to give a voice to the unheard. As a part of the lecture series we had lectures by Professor Roma Chatterji, Department of Sociology, Delhi School Of Economics, University of Delhi, on "Comic Gags and the Mahabharata War" ; Professor Abhijit Dasgupta, Department of Sociology, Delhi School Of Economics, University of Delhi, on "Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics: Then and Now" and by Professor Surinder Jodhka, The Centre for the Study of Social Systems (CSSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University, on "Inequality in Contemporary India".
The Annual Sociology Fest each year is based on a theme. The theme for 2016-17, was "Ehtejaj - Social Movements". As a part of the event a panel discussion was organised on the theme. The panellists included Mr. Madhuresh Kumar, National Convener of National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM), New Delhi, Professor Savyasaachi, Professor Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Professor Madhu Purnima Kishwar Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, and the Director of the Indic Studies Project based at CSDS. In 2017-18, the theme was Influence of Media and Youth Leaders in the Digital Age we had Mr. Rajesh Khattar from HT, Dr. Aasim KhanAss There are also informal events organised around the theme. They could be a quiz or a round table discussion.
The department each year organises a 15-18 hour Ethnographic Film Making Workshop. The aim of the workshop is to teach students the art of using ethnographic films as a research tool. The students learn to make ethnographic films. They learn all aspects of film making like shooting, direction and editing. They learn to make films and use films as a research tool. The films are available at Sociology Ethnographic Films.