Since the time of its inception in the year 2015, the Department has been engaged in teaching as well as research activities. In 2016, the Department received a Major Research Project from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi for a period of 24 months. The Project titled, Witchcraft and Witch-hunting as Gendered Violence: A Sociological Comparative Analysis of the Tribes of Assam was completed in September 2018.