INTRODUCTION: Department of Political Science
The Department of Political Science commenced its operations the same year the college was established i.e. 2005. In the wide range of courses offered during the UG programe of Political Science, you have the opportunity to learn about the great Political thinkers, ideas and concepts, controversies involved in human predicament as current as the front page of everyday news paper. You will have engaging discussions and debates reflecting different dimensions of local, national and international affairs. The students will develop the skills of critical faculty of mind, clarity of thought and persuasive argumentation.
The Department of Political Science at GDC Pattan is a community of faculties and students devoted to excellence in academics and teaching about politics and government at the local, State and global level. The department aims to build an informed citizenry conscious of their rights and duties.
The B.A. Political science programme at GDC Pattan advances the understanding of Politics, government, Power, Policy, Rights and liberties. The department extends the horizons of knowledge about politics and government through teaching learning process that is presented in a community oriented academic discourse. As teachers, we convey the disciplinary body of knowledge to students and train them in the skills and methods to become disciplinary citizens and lead the community life. We try to develop critical thinking in an informed way, about politics and public life.
“Strive for perfection in everything. Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn’t exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough.” Henry Royce
The lines said by Royce best describe the strategies and teaching practices that the department of Political science follows. Our primary objective is to provide quality education and inculcate the innovative thinking among the students. The focus is on the holistic development of the students and creation of informed citizenry aware about their rights and social responsibilities as a citizen and as a human.
The faculty members of the department teach a wide variety of core and elective courses for under-graduate students. These courses are aimed at overall development of the students and also prepare them for a number of career options. We, at the department of political Science believe in imparting knowledge as well as moral values to our students, making them not only worthy of competition but also better human beings and individuals.
Department of Political Science
|Programme Learning Outcome
|Course Specific Outcome|
|1. Comparative Politics|
|Course specific Outcome||Attainment of course specific Outcome|
|An analysis of the institutions, Political behavior, ideas and culture of different political systems.||Using theories and methodology of comparative analysis within the discipline of Political science.|
|2. International Relations|
|Course specific Outcome||Attainment of Course specific Outcome|
|Demonstrate an understanding of: the key historical events which shaped the international system in the 20th century, the basic structures of the contemporary international system; and the key actors, institutions and their functions.
Discuss the main international relations theories, and the values implicit in each of these different ways of looking at the world, thus giving them the tools necessary to understand the day-to-day events.
|Analyze articles of varying complexity on international topics.
Locate resources on international politics through library resources as well as those available on the World Wide Web.
Assess the arguments and evidence surrounding a controversial issue in world politics.
|Indian Government and Politics|
|Course specific Outcome||Attainment of Course specific Outcome|
|Discuss and evaluate the institutional structure and operations of the major national and state political institutions. Understand how they responded to demands for access and participation by caste, ethnic, and other minorities.
Analyze the strengths and weakness of Indian political processes, both in terms of their effectiveness in responding to public policy needs and to retain constitutional protections.
Analyze the Indian political system in terms of its adherence to democratic principles of access to government, protection of minority group rights, respect for the rule of law, and limited government
|Understand and critique the constitutional design of India.
Demonstrate the official websites of different governmental and official websites and repositories of different institutions.
Debate and discuss about the policy formulations and their effects in daily life.
|Political Theory and Thought|
|Course specific outcome||Attainment of Course specific outcome|
|Distinguish systematic normative inquiry from other kinds of inquiry within the discipline of political science.
Identify the most important contributors to modern Western political thought and explain why their contributions are important.
Explain the central concepts in modern Western political thought
|Demonstrate the ability to apply abstract theory to concrete problems by using the ideas of political theorists to address contemporary social issues such as affirmative action, Autonomy, Gender, and capital punishment.|
|Course Specific Outcome||Attainment of course specific outcome|
|Demonstrate the definitional and factual knowledge necessary for understanding what public administrators actually do and how they do it. Identify and describe the major theories of public organizations, and bureaucratic behaviour.
Demonstrate knowledge of the institutional, political and ethical context within which public services are delivered in the India.
Identify and apply key provisions of the Constitution and public laws as they pertain to the powers of States and the Central Government.
|Apply diverse frames of reference to decisions and actions.
Develop framework to analyze complex public policy.
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Head of the Department
“Strive for perfection is everything. Take the best that exists and make it better. If it doesn’t exist, create it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough.” – Henry Royce
PROFILE OF THE FACULTY MEMBERS:
|S.No||Name / Mobile/Email ID||Designation||Qualification||Specialization||Teaching Experience||Photograph and CV attached|
|1.||Mr. Tafazul Hussain
|Head of Dept. and Assistant Professor||M.A.
UGC-JRF Political Science
|Political Theory & thought,
Indian Govt. & Politics,
|2.||Dr. Muzammil Ahad Dar
|International Relations, Comparative Politics, Kashmir Govt. & Politics, South Asian Politics,||01 year|
DETAIL OF COURSE OFFERING:
|S.No.||Title of the Course||Semester||Core Course/ Skill Enhancement Course||Link to the Syllabus|
|01||Political Theory: Key Concepts||1st||Core||View Syllabus|
|02||Indian Government and Politics||2nd||Core||View Syllabus|
|03||Comparative Politics||3rd||Core||View Syllabus|
|04||International Relations and Theories||4th||Core
|05||Western Political Thought||5th||Core|
|07||Legislative Support||3rd||SEC||View Syllabus
|08||Citizenship and Administration||4th||SEC|
|Democratic and legal awareness
|10||J&K Government and Politics.||5th||Generic Elective course||View Syllabus
- Descriptions about the history and evolution of political theory and concepts.
- Learning about fundamentals of politics , that is, the various institutions and instruments that form the foundation of political structure
- Postulating the broader understanding about ancient and contemporary political thought.
- Difference in the National and international political structure (e.g. India is a democracy whereas China is communist, India follows a Parlaimentary form of Democracy whereas USA follows Presidential Democracy)
- International Relations- Trade Agreements, Extradition Treaties, etc.
- International Organisations ( EU, ASEAN, SAARC, BRICS, etc.)
- Conceptual understanding day-to-day politics
|GENDER||Semester I||Semester III||Semester IV||Semester V||TOTAL|
|S.No||Name of the Student||Current Status of the Student|
|1.||Shabir Ahmad Dar||M.A. IGNOU|
|2.||Sheikh Shahnawaz||M.A. Kashmir University|
|3.||Manzoor Ahmad Teli||PhD (JRF) Pondicherry University|
|4||Danish Ahmad||Selected for NDA (NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY)|
|5||Shabir Ahmad Chopan||M.A political Science, Kashmir University.|
TEACHER STUDENT RATIO:
|1.||Teacher – Student||1:171|
Academic Events Organized by the Department:
- A special lecture was delivered by Tafazul Hussain Head of Department on ‘Role of Mahatma Gandhi in Indian freedom struggle,’ on Gandhi Jayanti, September, 29 2018
- Department of Political Science organized a week long SVEEP camp in the month of March in which various programmes were organized to sensitize students about electoral literacy and electoral participation.
- A special lecture was delivered by HOD Political Science about Indian Democracy and Right to vote.
- An Essay competition was organized on the topic, My Vote my Right in which around 20 students of the college participated.
- Quiz competition was organized related to electoral and constitutional literacy.
- Special training session on working and use of EVM in collaboration with District Administration was also organized. The session also focused on use of technology and various online resources related to election process like National Voters Service Portal, BLO App, Voter helpline App, Chief Electoral Officer Twitter handle and Facebook page.