Welcome to Government College Department : Political Science Department
INTRODUCTION: - The Post Graduate Department of Political Science was established in the year 1945. There are more than 750 students in UG& PG department of Political Science. The department has a district legal service cell and celebrates all the constitution and legal days with the collaboration of DLSARupnagar.
- To provide a broad based political education that is grounded in the fields of theoretical traditions.
- To develop the research potential of the students in a learner friendly environment.
- To promote a healthy two-way relationship between the teachers and students, who are taught by strengthening the academic feedback mechanism.
- To provide value added courses to complement the routine syllabi in order to achieve overall excellence.
- To enable students with a learning EXPERIENCE : that will equip them to face the challenges of an increasingly complex job market.
- To develop analytical and methodological skills that will serve them well regardless of their chosen profession.
The vision of the department is to shape the way for the students so that they understand the basics of the subject. We prepare the students to become good citizens and leaders in future who are committed to values of social and gender justice and public service. The purpose of this department is to provide students with a good undertaking of key concepts and approaches to the study of global politics. The department also focuses to impart quality education so as to develop scientific temper and spirit of critical enquiry. The teachers also aim to impart the quality and real information about the subject so that students are able to become thinkers and reformers for the society.
Name: Dr Neeru Chopra
Designation: Assistant professor
Joining Date: 2008-11-01
Qualification: MA Mphil PHD in political science
Area of Specialisation:political system
Email: [email protected]
Vidwan ID : 382577
Appointment Type :
Name: Dr. Harpreet Kaur
Designation: Assistant Professor
Joining Date: 2008-10-25
Qualification: PGDCA, MA, MPhil, PhD, UGC NET
Area of Specialisation:Indian Political System
Email: [email protected]
Vidwan ID : 382669
Appointment Type :
Name: ASSIT. PRO REENA RANI
Designation: ASSITANT PROFESSOR
Joining Date: 2012-11-07
Qualification: M.A.POLITICAL SCIENCE,M.A PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. M.PHILL. PURSUING P.HD.
Area of Specialisation:INDIAN ADMINISTRATION AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Email: [email protected]
Vidwan ID : 382670
Appointment Type :
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B.A.-I Sem-I:- Political Science
1 st Semester of B.A.-I Political Science provides wider knowledge about the traditional and modern view point of political science and teaches students to understand the essential and non essential elements of state and make them familiar with the origin of Liberal and Marxian ideologies and concept of sovereignty. Students are made to understand theoretical aspects and concepts of political science in this semester
B.A. I Sem-II:-Political Science
The second semester students learn the liberal and elite aspects of democracy, political system and understand the contribution of various concepts in their day to day life.
B.A. II Sem-III Indian Polity
The Students of B.A.-II in the IIIrd semester are taught the role of Preamble and Constitution, Fundamental rights, Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy and are given the introduction of the real role of the Parliament, President and Prime Minister in the Indian Political System
B.A. II Sem-IV Indian political system
Whereas in the IV th semester students are made to understand the role of caste, religion, reservation, electoral system.The students are also taught the ideologies, policies and achievement of national and regional political parties. This is most helpful for them to understand the Indian political system in practical way.
B.A. III Sem-VComparative Political System
In the V th semester studentslearnthe comparative politics and procedures. They are made familiar with the theoretical and practical aspects of the Constitutions of the UKand USA.
B.A. IIISem-VI International Politics Theory and Practice
VI thSem students learnthe various approaches of InternationalPolitics..This subject teaches students about UNO, SAARC and India’s role in maintaining world peace. This subject prepares them for all competitive examinations.
M.A.-I Semester-I Paper-I - Indian Political Thought
This study imparts the knowledge ofthe ancient period of Kautyla, Manu, Mahabharata and specifically about Vedic era. Students get knowledge about Vedas, Brahmanas, Upnishadas. Students acquire knowledge about the development of political institutions and the democratic concepts in ancient times. They also learn about the powers of kings and cabinet,military strategy, diplomatic relations, spy and judicial system of ancient India.
M.A.-I Semester-I Paper-II -Western Political thought
Western political thought has served as a philosophical and ideological foundations for Governments around the world. Western Political thought is the most important paper of Political Science where class learns about the ideologies of prominent writers of political science. Students study the contribution of Plato, Aristotle, Saint Augustine, Hobbes, Machiavelli in the subject of political science.
M.A.-I Semester-I Paper-III - Indian Government and Politics
Indian Government and politics is the important paper of M.A. 1 st Political Science through which students understand the functions and framing of Constituent Assembly and understand the importance and working of Preamble, Constitution and federal system of India. Students gained knowledge about the impact and importance of constitutional amendments in social, economic and political fields. Students acquired knowledge about Fundamental Rights and Duties and knowing the powers of Chief Minister, Governor, President, Prime Minister and Supreme Court in the Indian political system. This is the basic paper to pass the civil services of India.
M.A.-I Semester-I Paper-IV International Politics
International Politics is the most important paper through which students understand the global system in the era of globalization today. These paper help students to understand the behaviour of nations, national interests, reasons of conflicts among nations at international level. The approaches of International Politics enables to students to understand the politics with scientific method. Students gained the knowledge about cold war, post cold war, non alignment movement, geo politics and new economic political world order and they are able to observe the diplomatic relations and international matters in scientific way.
M.A. I Semester IInd Paper-V - Modern Indian Political Thought
Modern Indian Political though provids the valuable knowledge to students about the dedication and contribution of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, LalaLajpat Rai, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, M.K. Gandhi, J.P. Narayan, M.N. Ray and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in the national struggle of India. Students gain knowledge about the important social, economic and political ideas of these writers.
M.A. I Semester IInd Paper-VI Contemporary issues in Global Politics
This paper provides the important knowledge to students about the prominent global issues of global politics. Students learn the role of EU, ASEAN, SAARC and about the role of non state actors. Students also examine key issues in environment pollution, International terrorism and problem of Ethnicity. Students become familiar with the provision of International human rights and concept of human security in global politics.
M.A. I Semester IInd Paper-VII Liberal Political Theory
Paper Liberal Political theory teach students about the origin and development of ideology of liberalism. Students learn the classical and modern interpretations of Liberalism. They also learn the important ideas and concepts of John Lock and Rosseaun as well as the ideas and concepts of Bentham, J.S. Mill. Montesquieu and T.H. Green. Students become familiar with the functioning of negative state as well as the functioning of positive state that turned into the welfare state today. This paper makes the student understand the concepts and ideologies of western writers of political science.
M.A. I Semester IIndPaper-VIII Democracy in India
The paper of Democracy in India provides valuable knowledge about the basic structure, principles and objectives of democracy and students are able to evaluate it. This course helps students to evaluate the role of political parties, pressure groups and social movements in democratic system and students become familiar with socio economic determinants of democracy. The course enablestudents to evaluate the effects of language, religion, caste and poverty on democracy.
MA – II Year Semester III
Paper – I Contemporary Political Thought
Contemporary Political teaches students about the contribution of Karl Marx, Lenin, Mao, Gramsci, and Harbert Marcuse. The course makes them understand the development in the concept of communism from Karl Marx to Herbert Marcuse. Students learn the principle of sovereignty and the concept of Lasks, theory of logic intellectualism and concepts of MicharlOakaeshott and the principles of Justice of Ramls and Nazick. The aim of this course is to develop analytical understanding of the students to observe the contribution of Western writers in the field of Political Science.
Paper – II Modern Political Analysis
The paper Modern Political Analysis gives the understanding the political system and concepts of Political culture and political socialization. In this course students learn about the development of the subject of Political Science since 1900 till today. Students gain the knowledge about the new approaches of political science as well as the Behavioral Revolution that’s come in the subject of Political Science after IIWorld War. These revolutions help studentsto adopt the scientific methods and techniques and to study about human Behavior, interdisciplinary study, credo of relevance and using new terminology and concepts for analyzing the political phenomenon. The course enables students to observe the political system by the scientific methods.
Paper – III (Option 3 rd) State Politics in India
Paper of State Politics in India tells about the theoretical framework of the Indian Constitution relating to state politics. Students learn about the dual polity, unitary and federal features of the political system and the division of powers between centre and states. Students gain knowledge about the legislative, administrative and financial relationship between Centre and states. This course help students to understand the determinant factors and patterns of state politics. Students become familiar with the recommendation of National Commission on constitutional review on the state politics and are able to analyze the politics,programs and performance of national and regional political parties.
Paper – IV (Option 4 th) Political Parties and Pressure Groups in India
The paper of political parties and pressure Groups in India teach students about the role and performance of political parties and pressure groups. Students understand the support base, ideologies and policies and programmes of the political parties. They also learn the nature and the emerging trends of the party system in India. Students become familiar with every regional and national political party. On the other hand,they are also taught about various kinds of pressure groups and their demands which are putting pressure on government for fulfilling their demands. Students are able to analyze the pressure groups those are linked with various groups and political parties. Students also acquire knowledge about the environmental protection groups, dalit organizations and about human rights.
MA –II Semester IV
Paper – V Theory and Practice of Public Administration
The course theory and practice of public administration provides valuable knowledge to students to understand the meaning, nature and scope of public administration. Students become familiar with the role of Public Administration in developing and developed countries as well as with the Comparative and development Administration. Students also learn about the policy making factors and institutions and about the impact of Information Technology on public administration. The aim of the course to make students understand the ecology in which administration operates. Decision making approach, ecological approach and disaster management are helpful to understand the working and efficiency of administration.
Paper – VI Comparative Politics
The paper of Comparative Politics teaches about the emergence, nature and scope of Comparative Politics. The course helps the students to understand the Comparative method through which scholars build theory by the Comparative studies of different nations. Students are able to understand the concepts of Power, Authority, Legitimacy. They become familiar with the concepts of Political Development and Political Modernization of Comparative Politics. The aim of this course is to examine the Comparative study of Political parties and pressure groups and international politics.
Paper – VII (Option 3 rd) Punjab Politics
The course provides the fundamental knowledge about socio, economic and political factors of Punjab Politics. Students get to know about the demand of Punjabi Suba, reorganization of Punjab State as well as the memorandum to Sarkaria Commission and its recommendations. Students become familiar with Anandpur Sahib Resolution and the impact of Sikh militant movement in Punjab. Students also learn about the imposition of Presidents rule in Punjab. The main objective of this course to understand the performance of political parties of Punjab and the working of Coalition government and emerging trends in Punjab Politics.
Paper – VIII (Option 3 rd) Research Methodology
The course of Research Methodology provided the basic knowledge to students about the methods of research. Students learn about the scientific techniques of research, about the importance of social research and types of research. Students understand the research design process for defining the problem, formation of hypothesis, collecting and analyzing data and reaching the conclusion. Students acquire knowledge about sampling that helps to draw conclusions about very complex situation and provide maximum information with minimum expenditure, time and money whereas interview provided the best method of collecting data. The main aim of this course to enable students for research.
- The Political Science department has a library for the benefit of the needy students with a significant number of books being added every year.
- Conference hall for conducting Seminar, discussions and debates.
- Department is linked with district legal Service club and organised various seminars, debates for the all round development of students with the collaboration of DLSA Rupnagar.
- Department has organised essay writing and painting competitions against social evils.
- Important Days are celebrated by department for creating awareness and all round development of students.
Department of Political Science has organised many seminars with the collaboration of Legal Literacy club Rupnagar. Department has specially organised seminars on the topic of Fundamental Rights and Duties, Carrier Guidance and Counselling, protection of women and children. Department has also celebrated role of teachers in society, constitutional day and contribution of Mahatma Gandhi. Department organised debates, seminars, writing competition slogan competition time to time for the all round development of students.
- Charts made by students on important topics
- Written and verbal test taken from time to time by the subject teachers.
Student progression & Achievement.
Many students of M.A. Political Science are doing B.Ed. and M/Phil and many students of department are selected school and college teachers. Some students have joined police and military services and some are settled in Government jobs and some students are doing their own trade and business. Many students of department are also settled abroad. Hundred Percent Attendance Award is given to the students and all students of M.A. Political Science who have passed with 1 st divisions for many years. Few students secured 1 st position in the Punjabi University of Patiala as well.
The department as it has been doing, will keep on striving to make good citizens and professionals from students.
- Department will keep encouraging deserving students for higher studies.
- To bring out best of the students and make them self-reliant.
- To ensure students learn the basics of the subject are ever ready for competitive exams
- To ensure ‘Morality and integrity’ remain the integral part of student’s life