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Political Science


The Dept. of Political Science has started its journey since the inception of the College with Pass course only. The Honours course commenced after 1957.

List Of Faculty in Political Science Department

Name Qualification Designation Details
Satabdi Das M. A., Ph.D Assistant Professor View
Mohor Chakraborty M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor View
Namrata Kothari M.A., Ph.D Assistant Professor View
Kamalika Banerjee MA, Ph.D Assistant Professor View


General and Honours


Four full time substantive post teachers and one permanent part time teacher.


82 (Gen-44, SC-18, ST-5, OBCA-8, OBCB-7)


16-17 1ST 29 1ST 110
2ND 20 2ND 148
3RD 4 3RD 31
17-18 1ST 10 1ST 102
2ND 7 2ND 85
3RD 6 3RD 28
18-19 1ST 22 1ST 88
2ND 6 2ND 104
3RD 11 3RD 31

No. of BOOKS AUTHORED: 3(1 by Dr. Mohor Chakraborty, 1 monograph and 1 book by Dr. Namrata Kothari)


  • Use of computer-aided teaching-learning process (PPT and documentary screening)
  • Supplementary reading lists are given
  • Class tests and tutorials as part of CBCS curriculum are held at regular intervals.
  • Poster presentation on relevant and contemporary topics by students(like demonetization, Uri attack, Pulwama attack, Surgical Strike etc.)


2016-17 Talk on Pathankot Attack by Dr. Binoda Misra, Director, CSIRD on 22 January 2016
Students of Political Science Department participated in an engaging talk by Sri Prabir Das, JDPI on Bishka Guidelines and Sexual Harassments on 29.7.16
Students of Political Science Department participated in an engaging talk by Smt. Nandini Ghosh, In charge of Women-Cell, Presidency Jail on women issues on 20.9.16
2017-18 An Interactive Talk on Post Marxist Theory and Studies had been organised by the Dept. of Political Science on 26th February 2018.
2018-19 Poster presentation by Semester 2 students on Pulwama Attack and Surgical Strike


Academic Session: 2016-17

Year Appeared Passed Pass %
Ist Year 18 10 55
2nd Year 11 11 100
3rd Year 3 3 100
Ist Year 59 19 28
2nd Year 44 6 13
3rd Year 53 33 62.26

Academic Session: 2017-18

Year Appeared Passed Pass %
Ist Year 10 6 60
2nd Year 7 7 100
3rd Year 6 6 100
Ist Year 56 34 61
2nd Year 45 8 18
3rd Year 38 16 42

Academic Session: 2018-19

Year Appeared Passed Pass %
IstYear (Semester 1) 22 3(Semester Clear) 14
2nd Year 4 5 100
3rd Year 11 11 100
IstYear (Semester 1) 17 2(Semester Clear) 12
2nd Year 92 62 67
3rd Year 25 8 22


Political Science as an academic discipline is very dynamic as it deals with the present and contemporary political issues as well as its theoretical bases. After graduation, students have the option of applying for higher studies, while others may opt for competitive examinations like School Service, Public Service Commission, civil services etc. The subject especially papers dealing with constitution and international relations give the students the opportunity to explore the realm of mass media as well. As it is interdisciplinary and intertwined with subjects like Economics, History, sociology, psychology and Mass communications, students aspiring for research have many avenues to work on.


Study tour to Bidhan Sabha

The Department of Political Science has arranged a study tour on 30th August, 2019 to Bidhan Sabha. There were twenty students from the Department who participated in this study tour along with three teaching faculty members. It was a great exposure and exciting experience on the part of both the students and teachers. They gained direct knowledge of the assembly proceedings, debates and discussions. They also came to know about the sitting arrangements and decorum to be maintained by the ruling party along with the Chief Minister, opposition party, Speaker, other members and visitors present in the House. This will also help them for their preparation in the youth parliament competition in future.

National Seminar on Legal Literacy:

The Department of Political Science organized a National Seminar on 'Legal Literacy' in collaboration with Social Awareness Cell on 19th September 2019. The honourable speakers of the seminar were Dr. Binoda Mishra, practising Advocate of Odisha High Court and Director, Centre for Studies in International Relations and Development (Kolkata) and Prof. (Dr.) J. K. Das, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calcutta. The focus of the seminar was to spread the concept of legal literacy among the students and make them aware of cyber crime which is an important issue of today's virtual life.

The students webinar on The Politico-Social, Educational and Global impacts of a Pandemic: Covid-19 was organized by the Department of Political Science on 24th September, 2020 through online platform. The inaugural speech was given by our Principal, Dr.Aparna De. In this webinar the total number of participants was 58 (which includes the teachers and students) In this webinar,students of 3rdand 5th Semesters of the Department of Political Science presented brilliant and thought-provoking papers on the above mentioned theme. The list of presenters and the title of their papers isgivenbelow:
1. Ruby Sheikh :Covid 19 and social impacts.
2. NamitaAdhikary: Covid 19 and its impacts on education.
3. Snehalata Singh: Corona virus and its impact on migrant workers and unorganized sectors in India.
4. TanniBera: Covid 19 and its political impacts.
5. Sazneen Aslam: Covid 19 and environmental impacts.
6. ShreyosriRit: Covid 19 and international relations.
All the students presented their papers very competently and completed it within the stipulated time of 15 minutes (for each presenter). This webinar boosted the confidence level of our students and helped them to understand the pandemic from social, political, educational, environmental and international perspectives.

Invited lecture on Forced Migration in International Relations

The Department of Political Science organized a webinar on 'Forced Migration in International Relations' on 9th July 2021. The honourable speaker of the event was Dr. Om Prakash Mishra, Professor, Department of International Relations Jadavpur University. The focus of the seminar was to reflect the conditions of migrants in the context of international scenario and make the students aware of the plight of the migrants and the laws protecting their rights which is an important issue of today's virtual life. The webinar was conducted in google platform as well as You Tube live streaming was arranged. The number of participants was 90.


The Department of Political Science is going to organize a Webinar on “Forced Migration inInternationalRelations”Speaker:Prof. Om PrakashMishra,Professor,DepartmentofInternationalRelations, JadavpurUniversity. Date: 09.07.2021
Time: 04.00PM
Platform: GoogleMeet
All are cordially invited.

Invited Lecture on Russia-Ukraine Crisis held on 19.04.2022 at 12 noon

The Department of Political Science has organized an invited lecture on the Russia-Ukraine Crisis which was held on 19th April,2022 from 12 to 1.30pm.The welcome address was given by our Principal, where she pointed out the need for this type of issue to be discussed. The guest speaker was Dr. Jayita Mukhopadhaya, Associate Professor, Women’s Christian College. Her topic of discussion was “India’s foreign policy dilemma in Russia-Ukraine conflict.” She discussed India's relation with Russia and its foreign policy right from the time of Nehru and down to the present. While discussing the history she also spoke about the recent situation of the world and the ongoing crises and the Indian stand.
After this a powerpoint presentation was done by our 4th semester students (Sneha Debnath, Aratrika Majumdar) on “Historic relation between Russia and Ukraine.” This was followed by a question answer session where very pertinent questions were raised by our students. The total number of students present was 28 and the number of faculties present was 9.

IQAC promoted Seminar: Intellectual Property Rights: An Observation through the prism of IPC ON 26.04.2022 at 1pm

To observe the Intellectual Property Rights Day, an IQAC promoted seminar was organized by department of Political Science in collaboration with New Alipore college on 26th April,2022 from 1pm to 3.30pm. The programme was started with the welcome address of our Principal. Then our guest speaker Dr. Champak Bhattacharyya, Director KPLI was felicitated by our students. This was followed by an address by the IQAC coordinator on IPR. The session was started with the Ganesh Vandana, an Odisha dance performed by our 2nd semester student, Chitrita Pramanick followed by a group song by 4th semester students “ Yawatan.” During the lecture session, Dr. Champak Bhattacharyya emphasized the definition of law, relation between law and society, Indian Penal Code and its classification and Intellectual Property Rights. The session was very lively and followed by interaction. After this our 2nd semester student, Debapriya Patra performed Bharatnatayam dance followed by a group dance by our students of 6th semester “Mere desh ki beti.” The total number of students present was 73 and the number of faculty members was were 30. Among them, 3 faculty members of Alipore college and 4 students were also present.


A debate competition to commemorate International Democracy Day was organized by the Dept. of Political Science on 15th September 2022. 57 students actively participated in this competition and made it a grand success. The total number of participants was 72

Last Modified : Wed 08th February 2023 at 11:10:31 AM