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Brief History of the Department

Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, is a Government Aided, NAAC accredited higher education institution which started its academic journey on 25 September 1981. Sukanta Mahavidyalaya is affiliated to the University of North Bengal recognized under section 2(f) & 12(B) of UGC Act. It is a co-educational college and the Department of Political Science has been an indispensable department of the college since its inception. Every year a large number of students offer Political Science as one of the subject of their course. Because of the demand of students as well as to fulfil the need of the time, B.A. Honours course of the subject was started in 1995. Since then a number of students have passed B.A with Honours in Political Science from this college. In the same way, a large number of students have graduated with Political Science as a Programme Course subject. The Department presently consists of three permanent faculty members and one SACT.


Vision:   The department believes in providing quality education to its students and has a strong commitment for the betterment of the students and the college.


  • To familiarize students about the discipline and enable them to acquire substantive knowledge of institutions and processes of government that shape politics within and among nations.
  • To prepare adequately competent students who understand and apply concepts and theories of Political Science to make sense of the world around them.
  • To produce best human resource for the advancement of society, State and the nation.
  • To orient students towards value – based democratic politics to create empowered citizens.

Teaching Methods:

The department adopts different teaching methods for students. They are:

  1. Usual methods of teaching, which involves:
    1. Classroom Teaching
    2. PPT Classes
    3. Students’ Seminar
    4. Group Discussion
    5. Continuous  Internal Evaluation
    6. Assignments
  2. Innovative methods: it implies the adoption or experimentation with new methods of learning with the students. It involves:
    1. Lecture programs covered by specialists on particular topics
    2. Taking Students to educational tours
    3. Asking someone to volunteer to take a class on a particular topic
    4. To encourage them to write on current themes
    5. Making them aware about their social responsibilities by different means.


Department of Political Science



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Department of Political Science

Course Offered:
This Department offers

  1. B.A. Honours in Political Science
  2. B.A. Programme Course with Political Science


PO-1 In-depth knowledge of Indian Political system, Political thinkers, administrative system
PO-2 Take informed actions after identifying the assumptions that frame our thinking and actions, checking out the degree to which these assumptions are accurate and valid, and looking at our ideas and decisions (intellectual, organizational, and personal) from different perspectives.
PO-3 Skills of working collaboratively in teams and plan as well as manage their workload.
PO-4 Awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses. Will have self-reflection and discipline
PO-5 Elicit views of others, mediate disagreements and help reach conclusions in-group settings.
PO-6 Demonstrate empathetic social concern and equity centered national development, and the ability to act with an informed awareness of issues and participate in civic life through volunteering.
PO-7 Recognize different value systems including your own, understand the moral dimensions of your decisions, and accept responsibility for them.


PSO-1 Ability to discuss about Indian Constitution and Political process.
PSO-2 Ability to discuss Political thinking in western world.
PSO-3 Ability to describe Administrative Process and thinking in western thinking, as well as Indian context
PSO-4 Capacity to analyses Political Theory and its contemporary impact on civilization


Course Code Course Name Course Outcomes
Core-101 UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL SCIENCE ·         Understanding the meaning and importance of Political Science. ·         Understanding the sub-disciplines of Political Science. ·         Understanding key concepts of political science. ·         Understanding  theories of the State: Social Contract, Idealist, Liberal and Neo-liberal, Anarchist
Core-102 Perspectives on Public Administration ·         Explaining the nature, scope of Public Administration; Politics ·         Discussing the personnel administration ·         Discussing Financial Administration, budgetary process in India ·         Critically examining Administrative Thinkers with focus on Henri Fayol, Max Weber
Course Code Course Name Course Outcomes
Core-203 INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS ·         Understanding the making of Indian constitution ·         Understanding the philosophy of Indian Constitution. ·         Understanding Fundamental Rights; Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy ·         Understanding critically analyzing legislature, executive and judiciary system of India
Core-204 Western Political Thought ·         Define Plato`s thinking, like Ideal State & Philosopher King ·         Interpret Aristotle`s thought on State, Property, Slavery ·         Describe Machiavelli`s views on Human Nature, Religion ·         Describe Karl Marks theorization on Historical Materialism
Course Code Course Name Course Outcomes
Core-305 COMPARATIVE POLITICS ·         Understanding Comparative Politics: development, nature and scope. ·         Explaining Major governing principles: Constitutionalism; Conventions; Rule of law; ·         Understanding and critically analyzing the political system of U.K. ·         Understanding and critically analyzing the political system of U.S.A. ·         Understanding and Critically analyzing the political system of China ·         Understanding and Critically analyzing the political system of Switzerland
Core-306 Public Policy and Administration ·         Explaining the nature, scope of Public Policy ·         Understanding and Critically analyzing Public Policy in India ·         Understanding and Critically analyzing Citizen and Administration interface ·         Explaining the nature, scope of Social Welfare Administration and Policies
Core-307 Nationalism In India ·         Understanding the Approaches to the Study of Nationalism in India ·         Understanding Nationalist Politics and Expansion of its Social Base ·         Explaining the Women’s Question: Participation in the National Movement and its Impact
Course Code Course Name Course Outcomes
Core-408 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ·         Understanding Origin and growth of International Relations (IR) – meaning and scope of IR. ·         Explaining Basic concepts: National Power; National Interest; Balance of Power; Bipolarity ·         Explaining Major Theories of IR: Realist Theory ·         Understanding Collective Security: Meaning and Safeguards --Pacific Settlement of International Disputes
Core-409 Political Sociology ·         Understanding Political Sociology: Nature and Development ·         Explaining Social stratification and politics: Class, Elite. Caste in India ·         Understanding Political culture: Types , Influence , Political socialization: Agencies ·         Explaining Political development, modernisation and social change: Concepts and Theories
Core-410 Political Theory: Concepts and Debates ·         Understanding Importance of Freedom, Negative Freedom: Liberty, Positive Freedom: Freedom as Emancipation and Development ·         Understanding Significance of Equality, Formal Equality: Equality of opportunity ·         Understanding Indispensability of Justice, Procedural Justice, Distributive Justice, Global Justice ·         Explaining the Universality of Rights, Natural Rights, Moral and Legal Rights, Three Generations of Rights
Course Code Course Name Course Outcomes
Core-511 Understanding Global Politics ·         Explaining evolution of the State System, the concept of Sovereignty ·         Explaining the Global Economy, Discussing the Bretton Woods Institutions and WTO , Ideological underpinnings , Transnational Economic Actors ,Identity and Culture ·         Explaining Global Inequalities: Violence: Conflict, War and Terrorism ·         Explaining Global Environment, Global Civil Society
Core-512 Indian Political Thought ·         Understanding Ancient Indian Political Thought: Main Features– Contribution of Kautilya, Medieval Political Thought: Main Features. ·         Explaining Indian Awakening and birth of Modernity: Rammohun and Syed Ahmed Khan ·         Explaining Ideas of Nationalism: Bankimchandra, Tilak and Rabindranath ·         Understanding B. R. Ambedkar: on social justice.
Elective-501A Party System in India ·         Knowledge gained: About the ideology and the organization of political parties in India and changing party systems. ·         Skill gained: To study manifestos, organizations and campaign strategies of different political parties and changing part systems in India ·         Competency gained: To apply the knowledge in understanding and predicting the role of political parties
Elective- 502B International Organisations ·         Knowledge gained : Understanding the contemporary relevance of the UN and its relationship with other IGOs ·         Skill gained: to contextualize recent international crises and their resolution. ·         Competency gained: Faculty to represent the country in diplomatic circles, armed with the proper knowledge of international organizations.
Course Code Course Name Course Outcomes
Core-613 India’s Foreign Policy in a Globalised World ·         Knowledge gained : About the bases of power and influences of major powers in global politics ·         Skill gained : Theoretical and practical insight into the foreign policy making of the major powers ·         Competency gained: To apply the knowledge to predict the trends and the foreign policy decisions of the major powers
Core-614 Political Ideology ·         Knowledge gained: Of major modern ideologies and their core assumptions including major ideologues and ideological debates. ·         Skill gained: To critically engage, understand the contemporary ideologies. ·         Competency gained: To apply it to understand political realities
Elective-603A India and Her Neighbours ·         Understanding the relations of India with neighboring countries. ·         Evaluating India’s relations with Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Elective- 604A Grass Root Democracy in India ·         Knowledge gained : About rural local self-government and administration in India ·         Competency gained :To apply the knowledge to grass root level situations ·         Knowledge gained : About urban local self-government and administration in India ·         Competency gained: To apply the knowledge to grassroots level situations and design alternatives

Online answer scripts submission

Honours & Programme Course. Examination,2022


                                                                         5th Semester

Subject & Semester Paper Category Link
Pol.Sc- 5th Sem CC & DSE Hons/CC https://forms.gle/MYwAM3kFG1GViiDS6


Subject & Semester Paper Category Links

Pol.Sc- 5th Sem

DSE Programme https://forms.gle/y7DQQiD95P9jJ1ib6
GE Programme https://forms.gle/opqbC459JZHRoiKq9
SEC Programme https://forms.gle/jp5pjXu9RXBkfWHP8


3rd Semester

Subject & Semester Paper Category Link
Pol.Sc- 3rd Sem CC & SEC Hons/CC https://forms.gle/SeFAh7c7unKWHikC8


Subject & Semester Paper Category Link
Pol.Sc- 3rd Sem GE-2 Hons/CC https://forms.gle/grgi9LR2xRDF65FY8


Subject & Semester Paper Category Links

Pol.Sc- 3rd Sem

DSC Programme https://forms.gle/TuL2VHaRckexo1Fe7
SEC Programme https://forms.gle/mvdKWb5mGVFn8cj28


1st Semester

Subject & Semester Paper Category Link
Pol.Sc- 1st Sem CC Hons/CC https://forms.gle/BgyKMwBaZhYW4P3M7



Subject & Semester Paper Category Link
Pol.Sc- 1st Sem DSC Programme  https://forms.gle/Bho3vEWVUzY1Dj9e9


Subject & Semester Paper Category Link
Pol.Sc- 1st Sem GE-1 Hons/CC  https://forms.gle/mfc4seuhcRntVdo28