The Department of Political Science was established in 1987 and is now the combined strength of students in UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses have exceeded 300. The teaching programmes are based on a comprehensive social science approach that integrates other streams like Economics, History, and Anthropology, and several other subjects. With the implementation of the New Education Policy, a plethora of options are given to students to choose elective papers from different streams of their choice. The courses we offer are tailor made to cater to the heterogeneous student choices. The department has also started ability enhancement courses from the first year, a much needed step to enhance the employment opportunities for the students. With the help of leading edge teaching aids and integration of 21st century technologies into teaching learning processes, like smart classrooms, we promote interactive two-way learning and blended mode of learning. Official youtube channel: https://youtube.com/@DepartmentofPoliticalScienceGG

Vision of Department

The department has the vision to be a hub of social science research and center of excellence in Political Science research and training in India by promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teaching, learning and research by providing international and national exposures to students through academic exchange programmes and by facilitating opportunities for placement through internships.

Mission of Department

1. For Individual faculty members and students • Innovative approach to teaching and learning • Collaborative culture and climate • Deep disciplinary knowledge • Skill development for Leadership and entrepreneurship • Knowing how to learn: Self-help to help others • Participatory teaching-learning process 2. For the Department • Collaborative research and academic Culture for excellence in education • Professional and personal development of the faculties and students • An interdisciplinary approach to problem solving • Basic network of research and creativity 3. For Societal Impact • To respond to the fundamental problems of society through extension activities • Periodic and effective Outreach Programmes • Engaging and impacting the locals • Engaging Parents and Family members

Achievements of Department

Remarkable Achievements ( Faculty Members)- Since the establishment of the Department) 1. Global Competitive Research Award of 1000 USD BY WSIS (2005) 2. Collaborative Research with Association for Progressive Communication - SA (2005-2006) 3. Collaborative Research with Dr Louise Tillin, Kings College London University (2013) 4. Collaboration with CSDS for Election Studies (2003-2013) 5. International visits of faculty members with full funding - USA, UK, Pakistan, Tunisia, Philippines , Malaysia , Indonesia Remarkable Achievements ( Students) - Since the establishment of Department) 1. National Youth Award for Social Work, Govt.of India : 01 (2017) 2. Teach for India Fellow :01 3. Gandhi Fellowship :02 4. International Distinguished Visitors to the Department - Ms. Angela M. Kugathas- Association for Progressive Communication, Prof Helen MacDonals, University of South Africa, Dr Louise Tillin - Kings College London University, Prof Oliver Heath - Royal Holloway, University of London 5. Research Fellowship by Association for Asian Studies for visiting Chiang Mai University, Thailand (2022) 6. Harvard College Conference Invitation and Presentation (2022) Research Accomplishments - Since the establishment of Department) 1. Research Paper Publication : 154 2. Book Chapters : 49 3. Books : 16 4. Research Projects Completed : 09 5. Ongoing Research Projects : 03 6. Faculty Members in Editorial Boards of International Journals : 03 7. Invited Talk in foreign countries by faculty members :10