The Department of Political Science is one of IndiaÂ’s most renowned institutions of teaching and research in political studies. Established in 1954, it has been fortunate from the beginning in attracting to its portals the best talent among teachers and students. The researches conducted by many of its illustrious Faculty members in areas of political sociology; electoral studies, foreign policy analysis, political philosophy and public administration have brought national and international fame to the institution in the '60s and the '70s. Their encouragement and guidance of research programmes and other institutional contributions laid a solid foundation for the Departments take-off stage in the 1980s.

The Department became the first in the country to be brought under the University Grants Commissions Special Assistance Programme (SAP) in June 1984. This programme successfully completed three phases that concluded in March 2002. The Ford Foundation also sanctioned a prestigious grant to the Department in 1988 for the advancement of teaching and research in international relations studies. The programme continued for two phases and concluded in March 2001. The Department was selected for the award of a grant of for three years (2004 to 2007) under the UGC Assistance for Strengthening of Infrastructure for Humanities and Social Sciences (ASIHSS) programme.

The students periodically organise various extra-curricular activities like debates, group discussions as well as cultural evenings. Several students have earned M. Phil and Ph.D. degrees from the day the Department started.

Head of Department

  • Prof. Lajwanti P. Chatani
    Department of Political Science

    Designation: Professor & Head

    Qualification: MA, M.Phil, Ph.D (Political Science)
    Phone Nos: +91-9825290744
    Email: lajwanti.chatani@gmail.com
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    Areas of Interest: Political Theory / Western and Indian