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The Department of Political Science was established in 2015 with 3 permanent faculties. At present there are 7 permanent faculties and one approved part time teacher and one guest teacher. There is one non-teaching staff in the department.

Vision of the Department:

The Department has a vision to act as the ‘hub’ of policy study centre in the world in general and India in particular. Its aim is in imparting education that will contribute to the betterment of the society and the nation.

Mission of the Department:

The mission of the Department of Political Science is to communicate the knowledge of Political Science as a scholarly discipline at both Undergraduate and Post Graduate levels and to develop the new knowledge in the field through critical research and scholastic inquiry and to apply the knowledge of political science to serve the needs of the communities at large.
Level & Nature of the ProgramsDegrees Approved/Offered
BachelorsB.A.(H)-Political Science
Masters (Taught)M.A.-Political Science
MA-Political Science
(Evening/ Self Financed)
Masters (Research)MPhil (Arts)-Political Science
DoctoralPh.D. (Arts)-
Political Science

✱ BA (Programme Course) also offered by this Department as aided & self financed basis.

 

Objective of the UG Program:

The major objectives include:

●  To cultivate an appreciation of aesthetic and ethical values among the students.

●  To increase knowledge of diverse political systems around the world, and the changing domestic and global contexts within which they operate.

●  To increase knowledge of the political science discipline; its principal theoretical frameworks and applications, conceptual vocabulary, and methods of inquiry; its major subfields of study; and its interrelationships with the other social science fields.

●  To increase understanding of basic facts and concepts about the Global political system in general and Indian Political System in particular.

●  To think critically and creatively to solve problems and to develop particular skills and abilities among the learners.

Objective of the PG Program:

The major objectives include:

●  To increase acquisition of citizenship skills, ethical values, and the ability to understand and appreciate human diversity; and to engage in community life as active citizens.

●  To increase development of writing skills through research papers, essay exams, field based projects in political science topics.

●  To increase knowledge of diverse political systems around the world, and the changing domestic and global contexts within which they operate.

●  To Increase knowledge of the political science discipline; its principal theoretical frameworks and applications, conceptual vocabulary, and methods of inquiry; its major subfields of study; and its interrelationships with other social science fields.

●  To increase recognition of the major problems, the leading policies, and the legal issues confronting contemporary political systems globally in general and India in particular.

Specialization of PG Program:

Indian State and Society, Public Administration

Future Program Planning (if any):

●  To initiate a Rural Development Study Centre

●  Certificate, Diploma, PG Diploma in Human Rights

●  Centre for cultural studies (Emphasis on North Bengal Regions)



●  5 Class Rooms
●  One Faculty Room
●  One Office Room
●  Four Computers
●  Departmental Library
●  Three Printers
●  Scanner cum Xerox Machine
●  One Smart room

Thrust area of Research Programs—


●  Indian State and Society
●  Public Administration
●  Indian political Thought


●  Number of M.Phil. Candidate Received their Degrees (if any): 07
●  Number of Ph.D. Candidate their Degrees (if any): 04
●  Number of M.Phil. Candidate Registered (if any) (from 2015): 07
●  Number of Ph.D. Candidate Registered (if any) (from 2015): 20

●  Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 18
●  Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): NIL
●  Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020): 13
●  Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020): 02

The students who are qualifying from this department are getting NET, SET examinations. Many students have joined services through WBCSC.

In 2015:

In 2016:

NATIONAL SEMINAR ON INDIAN POLITY AT THE CROSSROADS, 28th March, 2016

In 2017:

National Seminar on India’s Experiment with Local Democracy, 22nd March, 2017

In 2018:

In 2019:

In 2020:
Department of Political Science
First Floor, PG Building
Near Play Ground
Raiganj University
West Bengal-733 134, India
Email:
Departmental:
Head/ Coordinator: sumitasinha771@gmail.com (Dr.Sumita Sinha)