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Political Science

History of the Department:

 

The Department of Political Science as one of the integral parts of Swahid Peoli Phukan College, Namti was established on 1st July, 1970 under the initiative of a few visionary post-graduates for disseminating and inculcating knowledge on Political Science among the students of Namti area. Although the number of students were very few at the beginning, the department has been able to gradually grow to the present stage due to hard work of its faculty members. With the passage of time, the department has been playing a dynamic role in making students aware of novel thoughts and ideas on concern subject domain. Consequently, the department has been able to produce a good number of graduates in political science and many of them are extending valuable service to the society at large. 

 

Vision and Mission:

Since its establishment, the Department of Political Science has a noble vision of disseminating knowledge on Political Science. The department endeavours to promote civic sense, scientific temperament and social and national responsibility among the students through formal education in Political Science. Apart from these, the department aims at developing capacity of critical inquiry, critical thinking and logical standing of contemporary national and global political issues. Moreover, the department aims at building capacity of leadership competency, self-dependent and good quality of national and global citizenship among the students. The Department of Political Science undertakes following missions to accomplish afore cited vision:

  1. Creating congenial academic environment in the Department so as to set a new benchmark in higher education.
  2. Undertakes innovative initiatives for pursuing academic excellence in teaching, research and extension activities.
  3. Organizes seminar, counseling, viva voce, debate and other innovative teaching learning methods to develop new knowledge in the field through critical research and scholastic inquiry. 
  4. Arranges remedial classes for students who can hardly cop with general learning process along with their fellow learners.
  5. Imparts education through various formal and informal training in order to equip students with changing pace of time and develop analytical perspectives among them. 
  6. Arranges educational tour, publishes mouthpiece, wall magazines and pamphlets and organizes students’ parliaments so as to develop creative and leadership capacity among the students.    
  7. Encourages the students in acquiring of innovative and novel ideas and thoughts on contemporary issues through inter-disciplinary approaches.  
  8. Undertakes awareness activities for promoting and inculcating democratic and egalitarian norms and values among the students. 

Course/Programme:

 

The Department of Political Science provides Under Graduate (UG) Degree in Honours and Non-Honours course. The following are the details of name of the papers, total papers and total credits of Under Graduate Course in Political Science:

  1. Syllabus of Odd and Even Semesters (Core): Total-14 Papers (Total Credit- 84)
  2. Syllabus of Odd and Even Semesters (DSE): Total-4 Papers (Total Credit-24)
  3. Syllabus of Odd and Even Semesters (GE): Total- 4 Papers (Total Credit-24)

 

Sl.

Semester

Number of Paper

Name of the Paper

Credit

Score

Name of the Teacher

1

 

 

B.A. 1st Semester

 

 

3

C-1 Understanding Political Theory

6

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

 

C-2 Constitutional Government and Democracy in India

6

Dr. Biman Ch. Das

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

Generic-1A Nationalism in India

6

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

Dr. Biman Ch. Das

2

 

B.A. 2nd Semester

 

 

3

C-3 Political Theory-Concepts and Debates 

6

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

C-4 Political Process in India

6

Dr. Biman Ch. Das

GE-2A Feminism: Theory and Practice 

6

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

3

 

 

 

B.A. 3rd Semester

 

 

 

 

4

C-5 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

6

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

C-6 Perspective on Public Administration

6

Dr. Biman Ch. Das

C-7 Perspectives on International Relations and World History

6

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

 

 

GE-3A Understanding Ambedkar

6

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

4

 

 

B.A. 4th Semester

 

 

 

 

4

C-8 Political Process and Institutions in Comparative Perspectives

6

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

C-9 Public Policy and Administration in India

6

Dr. Biman Ch. Das

C-10 Global Politics

6

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

G-4A Politics of Globalisation 

6

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

5

 

 

B.A. 5th Semester

 

 

 

4

C-11 Classical Political Philosophy 

6

Dr. Biman Ch. Das

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

C-12 Indian Political Thought-I

6

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

DSE-1A Contemporary Politics in Assam

6

 

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

DSE-2A Human Rights in Comparative Perspective

6

Dr. Biman Ch. Das

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

6

 

 

B.A. 6th Semester

 

 

 

4

C-13 Modern Political Philosophy

6

Dr. Biman Ch. Das

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

C-14 Indian Political Thought

6

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

DSE-3A Public Policy in India

6

Dr. Biman Ch. Das

DSE-4A India’s Foreign Policy in Globalizing World.

6

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

N.B.   C- Core, GE-General Elective & DSE-Discipline Specific Elective

 

Faculty Members

 

Name of the Faculty 

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Numbers of Years of Experience

Dr. Biman Chandra Das

M.A., M.Phil., Ph. D

Assistant Professor

Indian Government and Politics

20 Years

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

M.A., Ph. D

Assistant Professor

Political Theory

12 Years

Dr. Jagmohan Boro

M.A., Ph. D

Assistant Professor

Public Administration

10 Years

 

 

 

Details of Infrastructural Facilities 

 

The Department of Political Science provides minimum facilities required for teaching-learning process:

 

  1. One classroom with required number of desks and benches, chair and table, board and other learning materials.   
  2. Departmental library intake with 270 text, reference books and journals.
  3. Common reading room at college library.
  4. Common computer lab connected with internet facility for teachers and students.
  5. Common canteen facility. 

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