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The Department of Political Science came into existence as an independent Department in 2015. Prof. Kancha Iliah was the first Head of the Department. The Department has a promising team of young faculty members displaying a great diversity in terms of their regional background and academic interests. Earlier it was merged with the Department of Public Administration. The Department currently offers MA and Ph.D programmes and offer courses in some of the undergraduate programmes of the university. The MPhil programme has been discontinued.
Vision and Mission
The vision of the Department is to expand both the horizon and the boundaries of the discipline of Political Science. The quest is to explore the unexplored avenues of knowledge in the traditional, the non-Western and the vernacular domain along with the received Western and the “modern” understandings of the discipline. A conjoined mission is to discover and develop new insights, methods and pedagogical tools to take the learning to the vernacular domain.
As a young Department, it strives to emerge as a learning centre of excellence and distinguished scholarship. It strives to provide multidimensional learning experiences which integrate rigorous academic, applied, practical and cross-disciplinary perspectives to ensure a deep understanding of Politics in its various manifestations. The Department is committed to advance knowledge and research to bring wider improvement and transformations in social and political life.
The Department considers it as priority to keep teaching, learning and research in sync with developments both in the discipline and in the real world. The courses have been designed to acquaint students with key changes and developments underway in various domain and levels of politics. Through an extensive consultations and discussions in various committees, the syllabi are updated and revised regularly.
The Department strives to prepare students for a wide array of career choice in academics, civil services, media, entrepreneurship and non-governmental sectors. The Department organizes regular seminars and interactions with academics, journalists, writers, bureaucrats and other professionals to broaden the horizon of learning and to inspire students to take make career choices in various fields.