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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Established in 2010


      Head of the Department : Prof. K.S. Pavithran

    • Department of Political Science in the School of Social Sciences, University of Calicut was established in 2010. The Department envisages to create a vibrant learning environment based on a culture of academic, intellectual and social accomplishment wherein all involved shall contribute efficiently and effectively. Beginning with the Department offered M.A Programme in Political Science. From 2011 onwards the Department has been offering M.Phil and from 2012 Ph.D in Political Science. The academic programmes incorporated a strong interdisciplinary emphasis in the structure and design of its syllabi. The teaching and research within the Department has been designed in a way that encourages students to explore the interreationships between ideas, events and institutions and policy making. The Faculty research endeavours are highly interdisciplinary in nature and focus on the most significant theoretical studies in Social Sciences. The major areas of research and suprevision of the Faculty include Political Theory, State and Political Process in India, Secularism and Multiculturalism, Human Rights and International Relations. At present the thrust areas of the Department are Political Theory, State and Political Process in India, Human Rights and International Relations.
  • M.A Political Science programme is so designed as to give intensive schooling covering the important areas of Political Science and interdisciplinary studies in Social Sciences. The Programme is designed to equip the students to meet the requirements of advanced research in State and Society, Area Studies and Civil Service Examinations.

  • M.Phil Political Science: The thrust areas of M.Phil Political Science are Political Theory and Ideologies, Indian Political Process and International Relations.


  • Thrust Areas : Political Theory, Indian Political Process, Secularism and International Relations

  • Faculty Members with Qualifications:

  • 1. Dr. K.S. Pavithran , MA, MPhil, PhD

    2. Kum. Anjali Devi . M, MA, MPhil, NET

  •      3. Kum. Jisina T.K, MA, MPhil, NET

         4. Sri. Sumesh K.V , MA, MPhil, NET

  • Courses Offered : MA, MPhil, PhD

  • Intake of PG/M.Phil/Ph.D :

  • MA 20+1 (4 Semester)

                      M.Phil 6 (2 Semester)

  • Course Structure

    COURSES OFFERED FOR M.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE UNDER CHOICE BASED CREDIT SEMESTER SYSTEM (CCSS)

    Semester I

Course Code

Title

Type

Credits

POL1C01

Political Analysis: Approaches and Trends

Core

4

POL1C02

Political Ideas in Modern India

Core

4

POL1C03

Indian Politics: Political Institutions

Core

4

POL1C04

Theories and Concepts of Public Administration

Core

4

Semester II

Course Code

Title

Type

Credits

POL2C05

Comparative Political Analysis

Core

4

POL2C06

Political Theory: Liberal Tradition

Core

4

POL2C07

Indian Politics: Political Process

Core

4

POL2E01

Political Economy of Human Rights in India

Elective

4

POL2E02

Indian Politics: Development and Public Policy

Elective

4

POL2E03

Development Administration

Elective

4

POL2E04

Politics of Developing Societies

Elective

4

Semester III

Course Code

Title

Type

Credits

POL3C08

Methods in Social Sciences

Core

4

POL3C09

Political Theory: Marxian Tradition

Core

4

POL3C10

Thoeretical Aspects of International Politics

Core

4

POL3E05

Political Thought of B.R. Ambedkar

Elective

4

POL3E06

Issues in Indian Administration

Elective

4

POL3E07

Mass Media and Political Communication

Elective

4

POL3E08

Contemporary South Asian Politics

Elective

4

Semester IV

Course Code

Title

Type

Credits

POL4C11

Kerala: Political Process and Development

Core

4

POL4C12

Contemporary International Politics

Core

4

POL4E09

Contemporary Political Theory

Elective

4

POL4E10

Politics of Globalization

Elective

4

POL4E11

Foreign Policy of India

Elective

4

POL4E12

Theory and Practice of Diplomacy

Elective

4

POL4E13

Environment, Development and Politics

Elective

4

POL4E14

Public Policy Analysis

Elective

4

POL4E15

Contemporary West Asian Politics

Elective

4

  • Seminar/Symposia/Workshops conducted by the Department during the last 5 years

      1. UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Human Rights: Concepts, Conflicts and Consensus ( In Collaboration with S.N. College, Nattika)

      2. National Seminar on 'Maritime Security and India's Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Emerging Issues and Concerns' organized by Chair for Maritme Studies and Research, K M Centre for West Asian Stuies & Indian Ocean Studies and Department of Political Science on February 8-9, 2012.