Department of Political Science
Furthermore, the department offers students unique opportunities to apply their theoretical understanding of politics to contemporary scenarios by engaging them in a range of activities such as seminars, workshops, field trips, and conferences. Adding to the academic experience, the department proudly hosts the “Political Science Society,” a functional subject society where the subject teacher serves as the president, and a final-year student holds the vice-president position. This structure fosters an enriching academic and extracurricular environment for students to develop a comprehensive understanding of political science.
Yearly Student Enrollments
|B.A. (Pol. Science)||1st Year||–|
|B.A. (Pol. Science)||2nd Year||–|
|B.A. (Pol. Science)||3rd Year||–|
|B.A. / UG||3 Years||10+2||On merit basis|
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Courses offered in the Department
|S.N.||COURSE||COURSE NAME||YEAR||COURSE CODE||AWARD TYPE||CREDITS||MAXIMUM MARKS|
|1||Political Science||Introduction to Political Theory (Core Course)||1||DSC-1A POLS101||Theory (T.E.E)||6||70|
|2||Political Science||Introduction to Political Theory (Core Course)||1||DSC-1A POLS101||Internal Assessment CCA||6||30|
|3||Political Science||Indian Government and Politics (Core Course)||1||DSC-1B POLS102||Theory (T.E.E)||6||70|
|4||Political Science||Indian Government and Politics (Core Course)||1||DSC-1B POLS102||Internal Assessment CCA||6||30|
|5||Political Science||Comparative Government and Politics (Core Course)||2||DSC-1C POLS 201||Theory (T.E.E)||6||70|
|6||Political Science||Comparative Government and Politics (Core Course)||2||DSC-1C POLS 201||Internal Assessment CCA||6||30|
|7||Political Science||Introduction to International Relations (Core Course)||2||DSC-1C POLS 202||Theory (T.E.E)||–||70|
|8||Political Science||Introduction to International Relations (Core Course)||2||DSC-1C POLS 202||Internal Assessment CCA||30|
|9||Political Science||Legislative Support (SEC)||2||SEC-1-POLS203||Theory (TEE)||4||70|
|10||Political Science||Legislative Support (SEC)||2||SEC-1-POLS203||Internal Assessment CCA||4||30|
|11||Political Science||Public Opinion and Survey Research (SEC)||2||SEC-1-POLS204||Theory (TEE)||4||70|
|12||Political Science||Public Opinion and Survey Research (SEC)||2||SEC-1-POLS204||Internal Assessment CCA||4||30|
|13||Political Science||Themes in Comparative Political Theory (DSC1A-Option-I)||3||DSE-1APOLS301(A) Option-1||Theory (TEE)||6||70|
|14||Political Science||Themes in Comparative Political Theory (DSC1A-Option-I)||3||DSE-1APOLS301(A) Option-1||Internal Assessment CCA||6||30|
|15||Political Science||Administration and Public Policy: Concepts and Theories (DSE-1A Option-2)||3||DSE 1A POLS301 (B) Option-2||Theory (TEE)||6||70|
|16||Political Science||Administration and Public Policy: Concepts and Theories (DSE-1A Option-2)||3||DSE 1A POLS301 (B) Option-2||Internal Assessment CCA||6||30|
|17||Political Science||Democracy and Governance (DSE-1B Option 1)||3||DSE-1B POLS 302 (A) (option-1)||Theory (TEE)||6||70|
|18||Political Science||Democracy and Governance (DSE-1B Option 1)||3||DSE-1B POLS 302 (A) (option-1)||Internal Assessment CCA||6||30|
|19||Political Science||Understanding Globalization (DSE-1B option-2)||3||DSE-1B POLS302 (B) (option-2)||Theory (TEE)||6||70|
|20||Political Science||Understanding Globalization (DSE-1B option-2)||3||DSE-1B POLS302 (B) (option-2)||Internal Assessment CCA||6||30|
|21||Political Science||Democratic Awareness Though Legal Literacy (SEC)||3||SEC-3 POLS303||Theory (TEE)||4||70|
|22||Political Science||Democratic Awareness Though Legal Literacy (SEC)||3||SEC-3 POLS303||Internal Assessment CCA||4||30|
|23||Political Science||Conflict and Peace Building (SEC)||3||SEC-3 POLS304||Theory (TEE)||4||70|
|24||Political Science||Conflict and Peace Building (SEC)||3||SEC-3 POLS304||Internal Assessment CCA||4||30|
|25||Political Science||Society, Economy and Politics in Himachal Pradesh (GE1)||3||GE-1 POLS305||Theory (TEE)||6||70|
|26||Political Science||Society, Economy and Politics in Himachal Pradesh (GE1)||3||GE-1 POLS305||Internal Assessment CCA||6||30|
|27||Political Science||Human Rights, Gender and Environment||3||GE-2 POLS306||Theory (TEE)||6||70|
|28||Political Science||Human Rights, Gender and Environment||3||GE-2 POLS306||Internal Assessment CCA||6||30|
|YEAR||COURSE NAME & CODE||COURSE OBJECTIVE|
|B.A 1st year||Paper–I Introduction to Political Theory. Core Course-DSC POLS101||The outcome of the programme is that students gain knowledge about the following key concepts and theories of state:-
I Politics and Political Theory and its relevance.
II State, Civil ,Liberty,Equality, Justice, Rights.
Democracy and Economic Growth, Liberal and Socialist Perspectives.
|Paper-II Indian Government and Politics. Core Course- DSC POLS102||The main purpose of the course is to make aware students about the basic features of Indian Constitution: , Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles, Parliament, Office of the Prime Minister and Judiciary. Power Structure in India: Caste, Class and Patriarchy. To comprehend Religion and Politics, Secularism and Communalism; Parties and Party System in India.|
|B.A 2nd Year||Paper-III Comparative Government and Politics. Core Course- DSC POLS201||The objective of the course is to prepare the students in identifying and analyzing the following theories and political processes of comparative politics:-
I. Analyzing Comparative Politics: Nature, Scope and Methods. Authoritarian and Democratic Regimes.
II. To know about the Classification of Political Systems: Parliamentary and Presidential- UK & USA; Federal and Unitary- Canada & China.
|Paper-IV Introduction to International Relations. Core Course- DSC-POLS202.||The main goal of this programme is to develop basic knowledge and information about the following approaches and prominent issues of international politics:-
I. (a) Classical Realism (Hans Morgenthau) and (B) World Systems Approach by(Immanuel Wallerstein) and Dependency Model (AndreGunder Frank).
II. Cold War its Meaning and Nature and factors responsible for its end
III. Post Cold- War Era and Emerging Centers of Power centres with special reference to European Union, China, Russia and Japan
|Paper-V Legislative Support. Skill Enhancement Course-1 SEC-1 Code: SEC-1-POLS203.||The main outcome of the programme is to build basic knowledge and capacity to obtain, analyze, and communicate information on the Power and Functions of People‟s Representatives: Local Government (Rural and Urban);State Legislature and the Parliament.Analysing the Legislative Process: How a Bill becomes an Act; Role of the Standing Committee in the Making of Law.|
|Paper-VI Public Opinion and Survey Research (SEC) POLS 204.||I. Understanding Public Opinion: Meaning and Features. Public Opinion and Democracy.
II. To know about the Representation and Sampling (a) Sample- Meaning and Utility; (b) Types: Random, NonRandom and Stratified Sampling.
|Paper-VII Themes in Comparative Political Theory. Discipline Specific Elective DSE-1A-POLS301 (A) Option-1||I. To acquaint students with Features of Indian and Western Political Thought its evolution and development
II. Understanding the views of John Locke on Rights, and J. S. Mill on liberty.
III. To study the Indian Thought and Kautilya‟s Views on State. Tilak and Gandhi on Swaraj.
|Paper-VIII Administration and Public Policy: Concepts and Theories.DSE-Option-2 Code:DSE-1 A-POLS 301 (B)||I. Understanding of Public Administration : Meaning, Scope and Significance. Public and Private Administration.
II. To know about Administrative Theories: Classical, Scientific and Human Relation Theory.
|Paper-IX Democracy and Governance. Discipline Specific Elective Course-DSE-Option-1 Code: DSE-1B-POLS 302 (A)||I Main focus and aim of this course is to understand the Structure and Process of Governance.
(a) Union Level: President, Prime minister and Supreme Court.
(b) State Level: Governor, Chief Minister and High Court.
II. To acquaint students with : (a) political Communication: Nature, Forms and Importance. (b) Role of Trade Unions and Farmers Associations.
|B.A. 3rd Year||Paper-X Understanding Globalization. Discipline Specific Elective Course-DSE-Option-2 Code:DSE-1B-POLS302 (B)||I. The objective of the course is to prepare the students in identifying and analyzing the following goals herein listed below:-
I. Globalization: Meaning and Nature. Economic, Political, Technological and Cultural Dimensions of Globalization.
II. To understand various Contemporary World Actors: United Nations, World Trade Organisation (WTO).
|Paper-X Understanding Globalization. Discipline Specific Elective Course-DSE-Option-2 Code:DSE-1B-POLS302 (B)||I. The objective of the course is to prepare the students in identifying and analyzing the following goals herein listed below:-|
|Paper-XI Democratic Awareness Through Legal Literacy. Skill Enhancement Course-SEC-3 Code: SEC-3-POLS 303||I. Main outcome of this course is to Outline the Legal System in India: Criminal and Civil Courts.
II. Understanding the Application of Law. Criminal Jurisdiction, Filing an FIR, Arrest, Bail Search and Seizure. Prevention of Atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
|Paper-XII Conflict and Peace Building. Skill Enhancement Course-SEC-4 Code: SEC-4- POLS304||The main objective of this course is to impart relevant information of Conflict and its Management, Resolution and Peace Building.|
|Society, Economy and Politics in Himachal Pradesh. Generic Elective-1 Generic-1 Code: GE-1- POLS305||I. The main objective and outcome of this course is to understand the Politics of Statehood in Himachal Pradesh and Movement for Attaining Status of Separate State. Geographic, Climatic and Demographic Condition.|
|Human Rights, Gender and Environment. Generic Elective-2 Generic-2 Code: GE-2- POLS306.||The objective of the course is to prepare the students in identifying and analyzing the the Human Rights: Meanings and Scope. UN Declarations and Covenants.
II. To understand the role of Human Rights in India: Constitutional Provisions and Practices. The Role of National Human. Rights Commission (NHRC).