POLITICAL SCIENCE is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, government, and politics. Aristotle defined it as the study of the state. It deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the analysis of political systems and political behaviour. Political scientists “see themselves engaged in revealing the relationships underlying political events and conditions, and from these revelations they attempt to construct general principles about the way the world of politics works.
Political science is commonly divided into three distinct sub- disciplines which together constitute the field: political philosophy, comparative politics and international relations. As a discipline Political Science, possibly like the Social Sciences as a whole, “lives on the fault line between the ‘two cultures’ in the academy, the Sciences and the Humanities.”
The department of Political Science provides in depth knowledge and purposive study of politics keeping especially the Indian reality in focus. Our library is rich in the books and reference journals. To meet the challenges and demands of modern times, with highly interactive classes, the department also organizes various activities e.g. debate, seminar and extension lecture.
Students can pursue post-graduate degree and conduct research on a wide range of subjects- such as political scenario in different nations, major cities and towns; major court decisions on political affairs; relations between India and other countries etc. They can find openings in teaching, foreign affairs, journalism, NGO management, legal services and civil services.