Sociology will be an easy key to success
Learning the alphabets of society is a must for anyone who opts for civil
service as a career. Mastering sociology will thus be an easy key to success
for an IAS/IPS officer.
But, that doesn’t seem to be the only reason for the sudden increase in
the number of sociology students among the Civil Service Preliminary
winners. When the Prelims result of 2010 was declared last week, those in
the city who opted for sociology as the first main had a brutal majority in
the winners’ list. According to available statistics, more than 70 students
who were trained in various institutes in the city could clear the Prelims.
The State Civil Service Academy tops the list by creating 58 winners. A
rough estimate will put the number of winners in the city who opted for
sociology as first main at around 45, ie, 65 percent of the winners from the
city opted for sociology as main. ‘’This is in tune with the national trend.
In every part of India, sociology seems to be a hot favourite among Civil
Service aspirants,’’ observes Jacob John Kattakkayam, president of the
Indian Sociology Association and the principal of the Kerala University
Academic Staff College.
According to John, learning sociology will help aspiring civil servants
in many ways. ‘’First of all, the subject is very relevant and will be
extremely useful once the candidate enters the service. Secondly, it is easy
to grasp and there is no need to memorise dates and names like in History,’’