Department of political science

Aim of political Science:

Students will acquire a working knowledge of political system. This will include gaining and understanding of the nation’s political institution, political culture and political ideologies as well as how public policy is decide upon and implemented.02

Objectives of Political Science:

Present opposing view point and alternative hypotheses on various issues. Effectively apply, reading, witting, Critical thinking and analytical skill to address significant issues in the political world effectively apply social scientific reasoning and theories to the analysis of a wide range of political issues.

PROGRAMME/COURSE COURSE SPECIFIC OUT COME LEARNING OUT COME
Core course- 1 Understanding political theory It introduces thestudents to the idea of political theory, its history and approaches, and an assessment of its critical and contemporary trends. Section B is designed to reconcile political theory and practice through reflections on the ideas and practices related to democracy. Demonstrate understanding of eadings, analyse texts critically, effectively write papers, increase the quality of student’s reading, writing, debate and critical thinking skills Improve student’s understanding of how different theories define and approach the issue of development.
Core course- 2 Constitutional government and democracy in India The course traces the embodiment of some of these conflicts in constitutional provisions, and shows how these have played out in political practice. It further encourages a study of state institutions in their mutual interaction, and in interaction with the larger extra-constitutional environment. This course acquaints students with the constitutional design ofstate structures and institutions, and their actual working overtime. The Indian Constitution accommodates conflicting impulses (of liberty and justice, territorial decentralization and a strong union, for instance) within itself.
Core course- 3 Political theory-concept and debates Each concept is related to a crucial political issue that requires analysis with the aid of our conceptual understanding. This exercise is designed to encourage critical and reflective analysis and interpretation of social practices through the relevant conceptual toolkit. This course would help the student familiarize with the basic normativeconcepts of political theory. This course also introduces the students to the important debates in the subject.
Core course- 4 Political process inindia Actual politics in India diverges quite significantly from constitutionallegal rules. An understanding of the political process thus calls for a different mode of analysis - that offered by political sociology. This course maps the working of ‘modern’ institutions, premised on the existence of an individuated society. It familiarizes students with the working of the Indian state, paying attention to the contradictory dynamics of modern state power.
Core course- 5 Introduction to comparative government and politics This is a foundational course in comparative politics. The purpose is tofamiliarize students with the basic concepts and approaches to the study of comparative politics while analysing various themes of comparative analysis in developed and developing countries. Students will have a stronger and more informed perspective on approaches to studying politics comparatively. Students will be familiar with the primary theories and concepts that form the building blocks of the subfield, especially as they apply to different states in the world. Students will develop their descriptive capacities and their ability to apply concepts to new country cases. Students will learn research methods and hypothesis writing, testing.
Core course-6 Perspectives on Public Administration The course provides an introduction to the discipline of public administration. Thispaper encompasses public administration in its historical context with an emphasis on the various classical and contemporary administrative theories. The course also explores some of the recent trends, including feminism and ecological conservation and how the call for greater democratization is restructuring public administration. Students should demonstrate understanding of various activities of governmental administrators that fall under the rubric of public administration to include rule‐making, rate‐ making, and other regulatory activities, policy making and the delivery of services and programs.
Core course -7 Perspectives on International Relations And World History This paper seeks to equip students with the basic intellectual tools for understanding International Relations. It introduces students to some of the most important theoretical approaches for studying international relations. It provides a fairly comprehensive overview of the major political developments and events starting from the twentieth century. Students are expected to learn about the key milestones in world history and equip them with the tools to understand and analyze the same from different perspectives. Demonstrate understanding basic facts about the world. Demonstrate capacity to theorize or explain political outcomes Demonstrate familiarity with current political debates.
Core course -8 Political Processes and Institutions in Comparative Perspective In this course students will be trained in the application of Comparative methods to the study of politics. The course is comparative in both what we study and how we study. In the process the course aims to introduce undergraduate students to some of the range of issues, literature, and methods that cover comparative political. Be able to explain the similarities and differences between various types of polities and how they affect their behaviour.
Core course -9 Public Policy and Administration in India The paper seeks to provide an introduction to the interface between public policyand administration in India. The essence of public policy lies in its effectiveness in translating the governing philosophy into programs and policies and making it a part of the community living. It deals with issues of decentralization. Students will become familiar with a number of contemporary political issues and better understand their make‐up and importance Students will understand the 20th century emergence of the modern administrative state as a result of the technological, social, economic and political pressures that have emerged in as the US industrialized and developed complex, interdependent systems.
Core course -10 Global Politics This course introduces students to the key debates on the meaning andnature of globalization by addressing its political, economic, social, cultural and technological dimensions. In keeping with the most important debates within the globalization discourse, it imparts an understanding of the working of the world economy, its anchors and resistances offered by global social movements while analyzing the changing nature of relationship between the state and trans-national actors and networks. Demonstrate understanding basic facts about the world Demonstrate capacity to theorize or explain political outcomes Demonstrate familiarity with current political debatesDemonstrate skills in critical thinking. Demonstrate knowledge of social scientific inquiry norms and standards.
Core course -11 Classical Political Philosophy This course goes back to Greek antiquity and familiarizes students withthemanner in which the political questions were first posed. Machiavelli comes as an interlude inaugurating modern politics followed by Hobbes and Locke. Students will demonstrate knowledge of key thinkers and concepts Students will compare thinkers on similar concept Students will use concepts to analyze new situations Students will explain the nature and value of normative thinking.
Core course -12 Indian Political Thought-I This course introduces the specific elements of Indian PoliticalThoughts panning over two millennia. The basic focus of study is on individual thinkers whose ideas are however framed by specific themes. The course as a whole is meant to provide a sense of the broad streams of Indian thought while encouraging a specific knowledge of individual thinkers and texts. Many Indian thinkers from ancient times have offered thoughts on politics and political institutions. The tradition in India originally has been that state and state-craft and politics were viewed as a part of the general philosophical tradition of the Vedas and Upanishads.
Core course -13 Modern Political Philosophy Philosophy and politics are closely intertwined. We explore thisconvergence by identifying four main tendencies here. Students will be exposed to the manner in which the questions of politics have been posed in terms that have implications for larger questions of thought and existence. Students will demonstrate knowledge of key thinkers and concepts Students will compare thinkers on similar concept Students will use concepts to analyse new situations.
Core course -14 Indian Political Thought-II the course study of individual thinkers, the course introduces a widespan of thinkers and themes that defines the modernity of Indian political thought. The objective is to study general themes that have been produced by thinkers from varied social and temporal contexts. Demonstrate an understanding of various theoretical perspectives on ethical responsibilities in Indian political life. Demonstrate an understanding of common ethical problems that arise in contemporary politics Demonstrate an understanding of the components of sound ethical judgment.