The Department of Politics started functioning at the under graduate general level since 1954 and at the special level since 1966. The department has been conducting the M.A Politics course since July 2002 and has been steadily and successfully achieving its objective. The Department was awarded the Best Department Award by the college in the year 2005-2006. The department hopes to continue with the same record.

The Department currently has a faculty strength of 3 teachers. Dr. Sharad Ghodke is the head of the department and Dr. Aparna Agashe and Dr. Shobha Karekar are the other faculty members. All three teachers are Ph.D’s with diverse areas of specialisation. All three faculty members are M.Phil and Ph.D Guides.

Teaching Methodology

The department strives to use modern tools of teaching and make the learning experience of the students more wholesome. The department uses the following techniques:

  • Use of Models.
  • Live models like mock parliament, mock corporation are used.
  • Extensive use of charts and maps especially for subjects like international politics, foreign policy, Comparative Politics and Government, Local Self Government

  • Student Strength

    The strength of the students at the U.G. and P.G. level of the department has always been good and is steadily on the rise year after year. The students come from all parts of India especially from the North East at the P.G. level. The Department has a lot of students from outside the state especially the North East. The approximate ratio of such students is 50% from states like Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and so on. The department also has several international students from Afganistan, Iraq and Iran.

    Admission to the above mentioned courses are according to the rules prescribed by the University for the purpose. The criteria applied for admission is merit along with the quota for open and reserved categories.