Department of  Political Science

 

 

Three years Bachelor’s Degree programme in Political Science designed in a way to encourage students to choose Political Science as their career. The course is offered in combination with History and Economics to prepare students to have stronghold to face competitive exams. It is a fascinating course for those who aims at getting a government job and for those who wants to have a political career.

Structure of the Course:

 The three years programmeisdivided in to Six (6) Semesters, and students will read total 10 papers. In their first and second years, students were taught total four papers, which contain two papers per year. In the 5th semester students were taught two papers. In the final and 6th semester students are encouraged to choose the “Cluster Programme” offered by the Department of Political science in International Relations, which is combination of three papers along with one compulsory paper in Public Administration. The following are the titles of the Papers offered in all the six semesters.

 

First Year

Semester I – Paper 1: Basic Concepts in Political science

Semester II- Paper II: Political science: Theories and Institutions

 

Second Year

Semester III –Paper III: Indian Constitution

Semester IV – Paper IV: Indian Political Process

 

Third Year

Semester V – Paper V: Indian Political Thought

Paper VI: Western Political Thought

Semester VI - Paper VII: Principles of Public Administration

(Cluster in International Relations)

          Paper VIII (a)-C1: International Relations

          Paper VIII (b)-C2: India’s Foreign Policy

          Paper VIII (c)-C3: Contemporary Global Issues

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES:

 

Semester I – Paper 1: Basic Concepts in Political science

 

Objectives:

  1. This paper tries to create an interest over subject by making students to understand the importance of Political Science, andits implication with other Subjects.
  2. In this semester students were taught about state and importance and the need of obeying laws of the Government
  3. To make Students to have basic understanding about the concepts like liberty, equality, justice and rights.
  4. To taught students the rules of good citizenship to enable them become responsible citizens of the country.
  5. To make students learn about the supremacy political system over the other systems.

 

Outcomes:

 

  1. Students will become aware of the various trends happening in the subject
  2. The importance of government will be realized and will obey the rules of the government.
  3. By understanding the concept of rights and duties, they will become active and responsible citizens.
  4. It helps in their future employment, by having hold on the political events of the nation
  5. It creates interest among the students to follow news or to read newspapers to know about political activities throughout the world.

 

Semester II- Paper II: Political science: Theories and Institutions

 

Objectives:

 

  1. To bring knowledge among the students about various political theories to understand the subject well
  2. To create awareness about various political institutions working all over the world.
  3. To help the students different models of government like parliamentary government, presidential government etc.
  4. To teach students about working of the different parts of the government like,

Legislature, executive and judiciary

  1. To make students to understand the working of judiciary in various parts of the worlds and its need and role in protecting the rights of the individuals.

 

Outcomes:

 

  1. Students will get aware of the different political systems that are working throughout the world.
  2. Students get interest in knowing about the working of constitution and constitution law in various counries.
  3. They will understand the inter link between the organs of the government.
  4. They will get knowledge about democracy, and the differences between direct and indirect democracy.
  5. They will get interest in knowing about the judicial review and judicial activities.

 

Semester III – Paper III: Indian Constitution

 

Objectives:

 

  1. To make students to understand the legacy of independence movement in India and the contributions of our fore fathers.
  2. They will understand the process writing a constitution by the constituent assembly.
  3. To create awareness about fundamental rights, Duties and directive principles enshrined in the Indian constitution.
  4. To make students know about values enshrined in the constitution by understanding the basic structure theory of the government.
  5. To know about various cases on Indian constitution and its influence on the Indian constitution.

 

Outcomes:

 

  1. Students will respect the national leaders by knowing their contributions in making India an independent nation
  2. They will understand the values and the basics of the constitution and respect the constitution.
  3. They will become more vigilant citizens by knowing fundamental rights and duties.
  4. They will also aware of various flaws in the constitution which created obstacles for the democratic function of the constitution.
  5. This paper is helpful for the students in writing their competitive exams.

 

Semester IV – Paper IV: Indian Political Process

 

Objectives:

 

  1. To make students to understand the practical nature of the constitution.
  2. To make students to know about various political parties at national and regional levels.
  3. To bring awareness among students about the electoral system, process and reforms.
  4. Making students aware of influence factors like caste, religion etc. on the political system.
  5. To bring knowledge about various factors which are affecting the functioning of the Indian political system

 

Outcomes:

 

  1. Students will understand the working of the constitution in India.
  2. Students will be interested to know about various political parties in India and also the regional parties in various regions of India.
  3. Students will understand the implications of factors like class, caste and religion.
  4. They will understand the electoral process and recognize the importance of their right to vote.
  5. It will help them to prepare for various competitive exams conducted by APPSC, UPSC, RRB, SSC etc.

 

Semester V – Paper V: Indian Political Thought

 

Objectives:

 

  1. To make students to understand importance of studying political thought as part of political science.
  2. To bring awareness among the students about features of Indian political thought and need the development of political thought for India.
  3. To create knowledge about political thought of ancient period by Kautilya and Manu and its influence on present days.
  4. To make students understand the political thought of Raja RammohanRoy,Panditha Rama Bai, Dada BaiNauroji,M.G.Ranade, V.D.Savarkar and Mohammad Iqbal.
  5. To give them knowledge about the modern political thinkers like Mahatma Gandhi,JawaharLal Nehru, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar and M,N.Roy.

 

Outcomes:

 

  1. The knowledge about poltical thought will help them in higher studies to understand political science easily.
  2. Help the students in knowing the development of political thought in India in colonial and post-colonial India
  3. Help them in in their research studies
  4. Helpful while preparing for UGC NET and SLET exams.
  5. Make the students to analyze the issues in political science more easily.

 

Paper VI: Western Political Thought

 

Objectives:

 

  1. To bring knowledge about the genesis and development of political thought in Greek Countries.
  2. To make them to understand the ancient poltical thinkers like Plato and Aristotle
  3. To make students to understand the liberal political thought of Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau.
  4. Making students to know about modern political thought of J.S.Mill, Karl Marx and others.
  5. To enable to analyze the thought of different thinkers in a comparative perspective

 

Outcomes:

 

  1. Students will know the necessity of knowledge about western political thought in understanding ancient political thought.
  2. It helps them in understanding the political theory clearly.
  3. It improves the analytical skills of the students
  4. It makes them easy to make comparative analysis
  5. It encourages the students go for research.

 

Paper VII: Principles of Public Administration

 

Objectives:

 

  1. To make students to understand the scope, nature and importance of the Public Administration.
  2. To teach the necessity of separating the Public Administration from Political Science
  3. To make them to understand basic concepts and theories in Public Administration.
  4. To teach the students application principles in government offices.
  5. To teach the students, the roles performed by civil servants in Public Administration to create interest among them on civil services.

 

Outcomes:

 

  1. Students will know the differences between political science and public administration.
  2. By understanding basic concepts in public administration, they will understand the functioning of government institutions.
  3. Students will understand the differences between public and private administration.
  4. Helpful for the students for attempting civil services examinations conducted by UPSC.
  5. Students will earn leadership qualities by studying the principles of leadership.

 

Paper VIII (a)-C1: International Relations

 

Objectives:

 

  1. To teach the scope and importance of international relations and its relevance in the study of political science
  2. To give them an understanding about theories and concepts in international relations.
  3. To enable them to analyze the contemporary international events theoretically.
  4. To provide students a basic understanding about non state actors and their influence in managing international relations.
  5. To make the students to understand the importance of peace and mutual coexistence among the nations.

 

Outcomes:

 

  1. Students get the understanding about the different nations and relations between them.
  2. Knowing about the post – world war scenario, makes them to realize importance of peace and adversities of conflict.
  3. A strong hold on international relations will give them success in competitive exams like UGC-NET, SLET, and Civil Services etc.
  4. Choosing international relations as the career will give them employment in NGOs and other international organizations.
  5. As a broad in its scope, it has a many chance in taking up research and taking up

research in international relations will have bright career.

 

 Paper VIII (b)-C2: India’s Foreign Policy

 

Objectives:

 

  1. To teach the importance of foreign policy in international relations and explaining the factors that are affecting or influencing India’s foreign policy.
  2. To make students aware of India’s relation with various nation in different phases of history.
  3. To create interest on framing a diplomatic foreign policy for India.
  4. To teach various job opportunities available for them by choosing foreign policy as a subject in their research.
  5. To teach the benefits of choosing political Science and International Relations as their optional for civil service aspirants with reference to foreign policy.

 

Outcomes:

 

  1. Students get interest in knowing the relations of various countries with India, which makes them to follow contemporaryevents happening in foreign policy.
  2. Brings them awareness on trends in India’s foreign policy since the time of independence to till today.
  3. It creates interest to know the social culture and political culture of various nations all over the world.
  4. It is helpful while writing competitive exams like UGC NET, SLET and Civil Services.
  5. As because of its vast area of study gives more opportunities for students while choosing foreign policy as their area of research.

 

Paper VIII (c)-C3: Contemporary Global Issues

 

Objectives:

 

  1. To teach students the burning problems faced by world and efforts of international community in solving them.
  2. To teach them the importance of collective effort in solving the problem.
  3. To make them understand implications of the globalization on various nations with reference to third world countries like India.
  4. To bring them awareness on various security problems presently faced by the world after two world wars.
  5. Making students conscious of the problems and encourages them to find the different ways to solve the problems.

 

 Outcomes:

 

  1. Students get affinity with international community and show their responsibility towards the problems of the world.
  2. They try to find various solutions for the post globalization problems.
  3. Helpful for students while writing competitive exams like UGC NET, SLET, APPSC, UPSC, RRB, SSC etc.
  4. Encourages the students to choose area for research pupose.
  5. Leads them to understand the importance of reading international problems in Political Science.

 

 

 

 

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