University Department of Political Science

About Department

The department of Political Science, under the faculty of Social Sciences, was established in1960 as one of the earliest departments of the then Jamshedpur Women’s college.

The courses offered are one of the most sought courses in the region. The Department prides itself in offering the latest syllabus in the subject to its students as and when prescribed by the UGC. Working with this aim the Department has been offering six semesters Under-graduate BA (Hons.) in Political Science and four semesters Post-graduate MA Courses in Political Science under the choice-based credit system (CBCS) guidelines since 2016 and 2017 respectively. Since 2020 the department has focussed on incorporating learning outcome based curriculum framework (LOCF) at both the undergraduate and post-graduation level.

Since 2022 the under graduation course will follow the Four Years Under graduation Programme( FYUGP) as recommended by the NEP2020 with interdisciplinary and wide ranging course contents. The objective of the curriculum designed in the department is to expose its students to all branches of the discipline. The curriculum covers theoretical conceptual and empirical aspects of the discipline.

This provides the students with necessary conceptual awareness to undertake further specialized studies and research activities. The intake for the Undergraduate Students is 120. For Post-graduate Course, the intake in Political Science is 100


The Department intends to pursue academic excellence and all round development of students, motivating them to attain cognitive and political skills, to become original thinkers, honest researchers and responsible citizens, capable of playing an active and effective role in the nation-building. Understanding its responsibilities towards women education and their empowerment the department aims to make their education much more than a mere a quest for degree.

Located within a majorly tribal Indian belt the department endeavours to bring education especially to the tribal girls in order to make them empowered and also tries to instil among them an appreciation for democracy and justice. The department also tries to work on the challenging enterprise of understanding multifaceted societies and their politics. It sees its role in providing young minds a space to engage in critical thinking and share their views freely and also try to understand beliefs that are not their own. It seeks to create an environment where young women could learn to think analytically and reflect critically. The department wishes to contribute to the development of an intellectual and academic environment in which a peaceful and harmonious society based on the principles of fairness and justice can be achieved.


Our mission to engage with teaching and research of a high standard and quality in the field of Political Science with an interdisciplinary approach whenever necessary. And pursue studies in socio-political processes in order to address the challenges faced by the society and state. To develop critical insight and create original, innovative and creative ideas among students to create future citizens with moral commitment towards rights, liberties and freedom that individuals enjoy.

To provide a favourable learning atmosphere with a healthy student-teacher bond To make the department a Centre for Excellence in Political Studies in India To carry out social and academic interventions for the amelioration of the conditions of the marginalized people of the nearby areas of the University To make the students academically proficient and practically vibrant to face real-life situations

Academic Syllabus

Teaching Faculty

Name: Dr. Sonali Singh
Designation: Assistant Professor and Head
E-Mail Id: NA 

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