The Department of Political Science is one of the oldest departments of our college. The journey began when it got the affiliation from the University of Calcutta for the graduate programme in Humanities in 1955. However, Political Science was then part of the Department of Economics as it was known as the ‘Department of Economics and Political Science’, although Political Science was a separate subject. It was but natural that the two departments were ultimately segregated and Honours course in Political Science in our college started from 1966 after it received permission from University of Calcutta. Since then distinguished teachers have been part of the department. At present the department has four full time teachers and two State Aided College Teachers (SACT). The academic condition in terms of quality of faculty and learning transfer process is healthy and adequate.
The Department of Political Science has its own library which is quite rich in collection of books. Books are given to the students from Departmental Library regularly which help them in their studies. Teachers mainly use Lecture method. Blackboard work is done by all the teachers. Often the teachers provide the students with reading materials. Discussion method and interactive sessions are also held with the students. Apart from these Tutorial classes and remedial classes are conducted to help the students. Teachers also undertake class tests to check their progress. Teachers are available beyond class hours for academic interaction with students. The students get enrolled in Masters course after completion of Graduation course.
The Department of Political Science organizes Student seminars for the students. This helps them in gaining knowledge on the topic and helps in personality building. The Department organizes educational tours which helps in obtaining practical knowledge. The Department always encourages the students to participate in seminars, quiz and other cultural programs. The students actively participate in Youth Parliament organised by different colleges . The Students also make wall magazines on different issues in Political Science. Departmental seminars are held to encourage the students and to arouse interest in them on various social science issues. The Department also conducts student seminars, educational tours, special lectures, seminars to widen the overall knowledge of the students.
The Alumnae organization of this college is very old. Many senior teachers of our Department are part of this. They often visit our Department and participate in various cultural programs held in our College. Sanjay Mukherjee of Scottish Church College and Srikumar Banerjee of City College (Day) were students of this department.
The Department organises a Bridge Course both for Honours and General Degree course. An Introductory course to help students bridge the gap between the school and college level. We help them to prepare mentally for higher studies and the future ahead. The syllabus of Bridge course encompasses the nature and scope of political Science, origin and growth of the Discipline, different approaches to the study of politics, utility of the study of Political Science.