Department of Political Science

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Department Overview

Head of Department: Prof. Pawan Kumar Sharma

The department came into existence in 1977 and the Post Graduate teachings at M.A. and M. Phil. levels started in the years 1978 and 1979, respectively. Till now, 96 students have obtained their Ph.D. degree. Students from abroad primarily from South-East Asian sub-continent and Africa have also obtained their M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The department has also started a self financed PG Course in Public Administration with a view to develop understanding of development planning and structure & functions of various institutions. The department’s emphasis continues to initiate and strengthen empirical research at grass root level, both in rural and urban environment. The department has organized seminars on the current and significant themes as well as refresher courses sponsored by the UGC. A good number of students of the department qualify UGC-JRF/NET and also obtain scholarships from other government agencies. In last two decades, several students of the department have contributed to the national and local community in the areas of higher education, administration, judiciary, politics and social service. Some of them have made a mark on the foreign land also. The faculty members have published 23 volumes and more than one hundred research papers and articles. The department is also associated with a bi-annual journal ‘The Meerut Journal of Political Science and Public Administration’.Since its inception, the Department’s emphasis has been to initiate and strengthen the empirical research at grass-root level, both in rural and urban environment. The themes of this projects and dissertations try to touch the problem areas relating to the weaker sections of the society. Apart from the governmental and non-governmental institutions, political, social and administrative processes have also been studied. At micro level the research studies have emphasized on the role and functions of the regional and international institutions, having linkages and interaction of global factors at different levels. At present, the emphasis of research studies is in the areas of Administration, Development Studies, International and national Political System and Political Institutions and Processes.

Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the follwing programmes of study :

About Programme

M.A. Political Science includes Western Political Thought, Public Administration, and International Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Sociology, Research Methods, Contemporary Political Theory and Indian political System.

The study of Public Administration has gained significance in recent times both for understanding the strides of development planning in the last five decades and also the structures and functions of various institutions. Keeping this in view the two year course has been initiated under the self financing scheme.


Duration

2 years (4 semesters)


Nature/Type

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Eligibilty Criteria

Bachelor‟s Degree with 50% marks in any discipline.

About Program

It is a two-semester program that incorporates Indian Political System, Social Science & Political Research, International Political System and Indian Political Economy.


Duration

1 year (2 semesters).


Nature/Type

Regular Courses


Eligibilty Criteria

Master Degree in concerned subject with 55% marks. The eligibility conditions regarding Bachelor’s degree and Intermediate examination are same as for admission to M.A

About Program

A full time Ph.D. program is available in the areas of South Asian Relations, Public Administration, Indian Political System, Rural and Development Studies, Political Sociology, Political Communication, Criminal Justice System, Weaker Section and Women Studies and International relations.


Duration

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Nature/Type

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Eligibilty Criteria

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Faculty

Head

Pawan Kumar Sharma

Professor & Head

M.A., Ph.D.

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Professor

S. K. Sharma

Professor - (on leave)

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

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Associate Professor

Rajendra Kumar Pandey

Associate Professor

M.A., Ph.D.

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Teaching Assistant

Sushma Rampal

Teaching Assistant

M.A., Ph.D.

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Jaiveer Singh

Teaching Assistant

M.A., Ph.D.

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Bhupendra Pratap Singh

Teaching Assistant

M.A., Ph.D.

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Syllabus

Course NameDownload Syllabus
M.A (Public Administration)
M.Phil (Political Science) Program
Ph.D. (Political Science) Program
M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration)

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Job/ Placement

Job Opportunities
Teaching and Research in P.G./U.G. Colleges and Universities, Administration in Services.

Placements
Govt. Degree Colleges (2002-2007) - 08 Govt. Degree Colleges (On contract) - 03 Self Financed/ Aided Institutions - 25

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    M.A in Public Administration
    No. of Seats

    30


    M.Phil Programme
    No. of Seats

    10