South Calcutta Girls' College

Affiliated to University of Calcutta | B++ Accredited (NAAC)

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Political Science

OVERVIEW

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
Lakshmi Sarkar M.A., L.L.B State Aided College Teacher View

COURSES OFFERRED

General and Honours

FACULTY STRENGTH

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

INTAKE CAPACITY

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

STUDENT INTAKE

SESSION HONOURS GENERAL
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)

TEACHING-LEARNING

  • 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.)

CAPACITY BUILDING

ACADEMIC SESSIONS ACTIVITIES
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

STUDENT PROGRESSION

Academic Session: 2016-17

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

Academic Session: 2017-18

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

Academic Session: 2018-19

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

OUTCOME

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.

Activities

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.


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