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Head of Department: Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

The Department was established in 1977. Post Graduate teaching commenced in July 1978. Research component followed soon with the registration of M.Phil and Ph.D candidates in 1980. Apart from hundreds of Masters and M.Phil. students, approx. 250 candidates have successfully completed their Ph.D research, around 57 candidates have done PDF from the Department till date.
The department also started Master of Public Administration (M.P.A) under self-financing scheme in 1994 and since then MPA programme is catering to the needs of aspirants of Indian administration. For almost five sessions, the department also ran the M.Phil programme in Public Administration.
Currently in accordance to the National Education policy (NEP) 2020 the department runs undergraduate from a post graduate and doctoral programmes in political science/public administration.
The department endeavours to bring in light the different relevant contemporary issues in political theory and thought, as well as to give the researchers a comprehensive knowledge of the subject in various dimensions of Indian political and philosophical domain. Of late, the department has initiated well-organized discourse on the nature and profile of ancient Indian political thinking by way of creating a fruitful dialogue among specialists and stakeholders as well as by providing platform for systematic research attempting to through light on different dimensions of polity and statecraft in ancient India.
The Department has an illustrious academic staff profile since its establishment. Initially, Ms. Arachana Sharma joined the department of Political Science as a Lecturer in September, 1977. Dr. S.N. Pandey was co-opted in the department in July, 1979 from the Institute of Correspondence Course, Meerut University, Meerut. Professor I.N. Tewary joined the department as a Professor in July, 1979. Ms. Renu Chopra joined the department when Ms. Archana Sharma was on study leave during the September of 1981. Dr. S.N. Pandey left the department in September 1981 to join Ranchi University, Ranchi (Jharkhand). Dr. Shailendra Kumar Chaturvedi joined the department in 1983 as a Reader. Ms. Renu Chopra completed her tenure as Lecturer on leave vacancy since Dr. Archana Sharma again joined the department in the November of 1984. Professor I.N. Tewary retired as the Head of the department in January 1997. Professor Shailendra Kumar Chaturvedi took over the charge of the Head of the department. Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma joined the department as a Reader in December 1999. Dr. Madhurendra Kumar joined the department as a Senior Fellow under UGC Career Award scheme in March, 2004 and successfully completed his tenure in April, 2007. Professor Shailendra Kumar Chaturvedi retired from the department in February, 2008 and Prof. Archana Sharma took over the charge of Headship for next three years (as the rotation of Headship was introduced). In January, 2011, Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma took charge of the Head of the department and continued till January, 2014. Again Prof. Archana Sharma became the Head of the department in January, 2014 and continued till her retirement on 29th December, 2016. After her retirement, Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma took the charge of Headship in the department. In January 2018, Prof. Pawan Kumar Sharma joined the department as a Professor and Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pandey joined as an Associate Professor. Apart from permanent faculty three Teaching Assistants engaged are Dr.  Jaiveer  Singh, Dr. Sushma Rampal, Dr. Bhupendar Pratap Singh and one Guest Faculty Dr. Devendra Kumar.
In April 2019 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma joined as Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Central University Motihari and in his place Prof. Pawan Kumar Sharma assumed the charge of head of the department. After completion of the three years tenure of Prof. Pawan Kumar Sharma Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma again assumed the charge of head of the department on his return from Motihari.

The department of Political Science not only caters to the needs of national students but also international students from South-East Asian sub-continent and Africa. To develop understanding of development, planning, structure and functions of various institutions, the department emphasizes on initiating and strengthening empirical research at grass root levels in rural and urban areas.
Government of Uttar Pradesh has established Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Shodhpeeth (Research Chair) in the Department in January 2018, to initiate and strengthening the research on Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayaya’s philosophy.
Under the auspices of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Shodh Peeth (Research Chair) a number of academic events have been organised and publication of books and monographs have been undertaken. The beginningwas made byorganisingthe Inaugural event of the Shodh Peeth on 2nd January 2018 in which the book entitled “Pandit Deendayal Updhyaya: Vyaktitva evam Kratitva” was also released. This was followed by organising the Ten-days Workshop during 4- 13 Feburary 2018. In this workshop, on each of the dayan eminent scholar delivered distinguished lecture on Updhyayaji’s life and works followed by comprehensive discussions. Next, a lecture series was also organised during 9-16 March 2018 in which scholars from various universities and institutes delivered lectures on life and works of Deendayal Updhyaya. On March 26, 2018 a national seminar was organised on “Samkaleen Bhartiya Rajniti mein Vampanth ka Avasaan”, in which 150 participants took part. Further, on the birth anniversary of Updhyayaji, a distinguished lecture was organised in which eminent political scientist Dr. K.C. Gupta spoke at length on the eventful life of Deendayalji. In order to disseminate the views and ideas of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya to wider mass of general peopsle, a set of eleven monagraphs in Hindi and one book in English have also been published by the Shodh Peeth.
Further on 10 Feb 2019 Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India established Babu Jagjeevan Ram chair in the department to carry out extensive research on the themes and issues of social justice  as reflected in the life and works of Babu Ji. Under this chair we have organised various events.

A large number of students of the department have qualified UGC-
NET /JRF and also obtained scholarships from different government agencies. In last two decades, several students of the department have contributed to the national and local community in the areas of higher education, administration, judiciary, politics and social service. Some of them have also succeeded in making a mark on the foreign land. The faculty members have published 46 volumes and more than 255 research papers and articles. The department was associated with a Bi-annual journal ‘The Meerut Journal of Political Science and Public Administration’ during 1997-2008. The department hosted the 52ndAll India Political Science Conference in 2003 and started publication of the ‘Indian Journal of Political Science’ since 2003 and ‘Bhartiya Rajniti Vigyan Shodh Patrika’ since 2009 through Indian Political Science Association in the Department of Political Science and still continuing to publish these reputed journals. Besides that the department is at present the headquarters of the Indian Political Science Association (IPSA) since August 2011.
The themes of the projects and dissertations have tried to touch the problem areas relating to the weaker sections of the society. Apart from the governmental and non-governmental institutions, political, and administrative processes have also been studied. At micro level, the research studies have emphasized on Dalit studies, Women- Empowerment related issues and Panchayati Raj. In addition, the role and functions of the regional and international institutions ,having linkages and interaction and the global factors and its effects at different levels, have also been researched. At present, the main emphasis and focus of the department has been to create innovative ideas in the field of research related to the comparative study of Ancient Indian Political Philosophy and its significance in present World Politics, Public Administration, Development Studies, International and National Political Systems, Political Institutions and Processes.

Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the following programmes of study:

M.A. in Political Science

M.A. in Political Science
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M.A. Political Science includes Western Political Thought, Public Administration, and International Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Sociology, Research Methods, Contemporary Political Theory and Indian political System. The study of Public Administration has gained significance in recent times both for understanding the strides of development planning in the last five decades and also the structures and functions of various institutions. Keeping this in view the two year course has been initiated under the self financing scheme.

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2 years (4 semesters)

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30
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Bachelor‟s Degree with 50% marks in any discipline.

M.P.A.

M.P.A.
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30
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Ph.D. (Political Science)

Ph.D. (Political Science)
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A full time Ph.D. program is available in the areas of South Asian Relations, Public Administration, Indian Political System, Rural and Development Studies, Political Sociology, Political Communication, Criminal Justice System, Weaker Section and Women Studies and International relations.

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B.A. (NEP) Political Science

B.A. (NEP) Political Science
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Three years course

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Pre-Ph.D. Coursework (Political Science)

Pre-Ph.D. Coursework (Political Science)
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M.A. Political Science (CBCS System)

M.A. Political Science (CBCS System)
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M.A. Political Science NEP

M.A. Political Science NEP
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B.A. Political Science

B.A. Political Science
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Social work

Social work
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Applied Research (Political Science)

Applied Research (Political Science)
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Functional Hindi (Political Science)

Functional Hindi (Political Science)
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Faculty

Head & Professor

Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma

M.A., M.Phil. Ph.D.

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Professor

Prof. Pawan Kumar Sharma

M.A., Ph.D.

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Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pandey (On Leave)

M.A., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Sushma Rampal

M.A., Ph.D.

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Dr. Jaiveer Singh

M.A., Ph.D., D. Litt

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Dr. Bhupendra Pratap Singh

M.A., Ph.D.

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Guest Faculty

Devendra Kumar .

M.Phil., Ph.D.

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Syllabus

Programme Name Download New/ Revised Syllabus
Applied Research (Political Science)
B.A. Political Science NEP
B.A. Under NEP
B.A. Under NEP
Functional Hindi (Political Science)
M.A. Political Science
M.A. Political Science (2022-23)
M.A. Political Science (CBCS System)
M.A. Public Administration
M.A. Public Administration
Political Science
Political Science (Semester System)
Political Science (value added program)
Political Science (Yearly System)
Pre-Ph.D. Coursework
Pre-Ph.D. Coursework
Pre-Phd Political Science
Skill development course (Social work)

Facilities

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Job/Placement

Job Opportunities
Teaching and Research in P.G./U.G. Colleges and Universities, Administration in Services.

Placements
Govt. Degree Colleges (2002-2007) - 08 Govt. Degree Colleges (On contract) - 03 Self Financed/ Aided Institutions - 25

Research & Publications

RESEARCH PAPERS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

S.No. Author Name Title Name of Journal Month Year of Publication
1 Dr.Bhupendra Pratap Singh rastriya vikas mei pandit deen dayal upadhyay ke ekatm manavvad evm arthik vicharon ki sarthkta bhartiya rajnity vigyan shodh patyrika 2017-07-01
2 Dr.Bhupendra Pratap Singh Bharatiya rajnity mei daliton ki shbhagita shodh manthan 2016-03-01
3 Dr.Bhupendra Pratap Singh - Economic Development with devaluation of non economic values: problems & remedies 2014-02-14
4 Dr.Bhupendra Pratap Singh narendra modi sarkar ki niti per koutiliya kei mandal sidhant ka prabhav shodh manthan -
5 Dr.Devendra Kumar - - 2017-12-31
6 Dr.Devendra Kumar - - 2015-12-31
7 Dr.Devendra Kumar role of opposition in a parliamentary democracy Indian Journal of Political Science 2014-03-31
8 Dr.Devendra Kumar - - 2013-06-30
9 Dr.Devendra Kumar - - 2009-12-31
10 Dr.Devendra Kumar - - -
11 Dr.Sushma Rampal Gender Inequality In India The Meerut Journal of Political Science & Public Administration -
12 Dr.Sushma Rampal Good Governance An Analytical Study The Horizon: A journal of Social Sciences -
13 Dr.Sushma Rampal Child labour:A Denial of Human Development The Indian Journal of Political Science -
14 Dr.Sushma Rampal Policy Planning on Basic Education in India in Context of Human Development Reports The Indian Journal of Political Science -
15 Dr.Sushma Rampal Adhunik Bharat Main Manavdhikar: Vibhinn Aayam Bhartiya Rajneeti Vigyan Shodh Patrika -
16 Dr.Sushma Rampal Human Development Approach to the Study of Development with special Ref to India The Indian Journal of Political Science -
17 Dr.Sushma Rampal Social Security, Human Rights & Human Development The Indian Journal of Political Science -
18 Dr.Sushma Rampal Globalisation & Slums in India Itivritta -
19 Dr.Sushma Rampal Development of the Concept Of Human rights in Global Context The Journal of the Meerut University History Alumni(MUHA)) -
20 Dr.Sushma Rampal The Problem of Landless Labour in India The Journal of the Meerut University History Alumni(MUHA)) -
21 Dr.Sushma Rampal Theoretical & Practical Aspect of Democracy with Special Ref to India Shodh Vaichariki -
22 Dr.Sushma Rampal Yojna Nirman Main Niti Ayog:Ek Behtar Vikalp Ke Roop main Bhartiya Rajneeti Vigyan Shodh Patrika -
23 Dr.Sushma Rampal Human Rights in Indian & Global Perspective The Indian Journal of Political Science -
24 Dr.Sushma Rampal Loktantra Ke Vividh Swaroop-Ek Adhayan Bhartiya Rajneeti Vigyan Shodh Patrika -
25 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Management of Disasters in India: The Federal Conundrum Journal of Management & Entrepreneurship 2021-11-01
26 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey - - 2021-10-10
27 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Tradition of Social Volunteerism in India INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMANITIES, LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 2021-10-10
28 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Managing the Menace: India's Response to Covid-19 Pandemic NIU INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS 2021-10-10
29 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey - - 2020-10-10
30 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey - - 2019-10-10
31 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey - - 2019-08-10
32 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey - - 2019-02-10
33 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Changing Ideological Contours of Planning in India INDIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 2018-11-10
34 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey - - 2018-10-10
35 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Intellectual Roots of Independent Regulatory Authorities in America and India NDIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 2018-10-10
36 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey - - 2018-05-10
37 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Context as Pretext: Presidential Discretion in India INDIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 2017-10-10
38 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey - - 2017-10-10
39 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Kingship in Ancient India: Reflections on Functional Peripheries in Sanskrit Texts Bihar Journal of Public Administration 2021-01-01
40 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Contextualizing Rajadharma in Indian Tradition of Political Thinking: Revisiting Sanskrit Texts in Perspective, Indian Journal of Political Science 2021-01-01
41 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Rajadharma as Good Governance in Ancient India: Examining Indian Sanskrit Literature Bharatiya Manyaprad: International Journal of Indian Studies 2020-04-01
42 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Pracheen Bharat ki Nyayik Vyavastha mein Lokkalyan, Bhartiya Rajniti Vijnan Shodh Patrika 2020-01-07
43 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Pracheen Bharat mein Rajadharma ki Avdharana: Mahabharat mein Rajatva ke Paripekshya ke Katipaya Sanket Bhartiya Rajniti Vijnan Shodh Patrika 2020-01-01
44 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Good Governance in Abhijnanshakuntalam of Kalidasa The Indian Journal of Political Science 2020-01-01
45 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Political Thinking in Ancient India: Western Myths and Contemporary Chanlleges Bharatiya Manyaprad: International Journal of Indian Studies 2018-04-01
46 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Integral Humanism of Deendayal Upadhyaya and Its Contemporary Relevance The Indian Journal of Political Science 2018-01-01
47 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Rajnitik Chintan Ka Udbhav: Ek Bhartiya Drishti Bharatiya Rajniti Vijnan Shodh Patrika 2015-07-01
48 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Financial Administration and Public Finance in the Arthashastra Bharatiya Manyaprad: International Journal of Indian Studies 2013-04-01

PUBLICATION PROFILE (OTHER THAN RESEARCH PAPERS)

S.No. Name Publication Title Publisher Year of Publication
1 Dr. Jaivir Singh (Ph.D D. Litt.) Book Authored CAST/RESERVATION POLICY RAHUL PUBLISHER HOUSE 2019-04-09
2 Dr.Bhupendra Pratap Singh Book Authored maniyaver kashiram bharatiya dalit rajnity ke mhanayak anu books 2020-05-20
3 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Book Authored Indian Government and Politics Sage publications, new delhi 2022-02-10
4 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Chapter in an Edited Books Intergovernmental Relations in Divided Societies Redundancy of Existence: Intergovernmental Relations in India 2022-02-10
5 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Book Authored Electoral Dynamism of Indian Politics: Deciphering an Enigma Sage publications, new delhi 2021-10-10
6 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Book Authored Disaster Management in India Sage publications, new delhi 2021-07-10
7 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Chapter in an Edited Books Ancient and Medieval Indian Political Thought Syncretic Tradition: A Tradition of Assimilation 2020-10-10
8 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Book Authored Re-conceptualising Indian Democracy: The Changing Electorate Sage publications, new delhi 2020-07-10
9 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Chapter in an Edited Books Constitutional Asymmetry in Multinational Federalism: Managing Multi-nationalism in Multi-tiered Systems Accommodating Diversity, Consolidating Nationhood: Understanding Constitutional Asymmetries in Indian Federalism 2019-10-10
10 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Book Authored Local Governance in India Sage publications, new delhi 2019-01-10
11 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Chapter in an Edited Books India-Japan Relations in the Era of Globalisation Indo-Japanese Strategic Ties: The Perspective of International Terrorism 2018-10-10
12 Prof. Rajendra Kumar Pandey Chapter in an Edited Books Integral Humanism: A Reader (Philosophy of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayaya) Understanding Integral Humanism 2018-09-10
13 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Book Authored - - 2022-07-05
14 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Book Edited INDIAN VISION OF POLITICAL THINKING cREATIVE BOOK 2022-03-02
15 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Book Edited IJPS INDEXED (1939-2018) tHE INDIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE cREATIVE BOOK 2018-12-20
16 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Book Edited - anu books 2018-02-01
17 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Book Edited INTEGRAL HUMANISM: A READER PHILOSOPHY OF PANDIT DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAY anu books 2018-01-28
18 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Book Edited POLITICAL THINKING IN INDIAN LITERATURE BHARATIY VIDYA BHAVAN 2017-12-10
19 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Book Edited TAXATION AND REVENUE COLLECTION IN ANCIENT INDIA CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS 2016-05-20
20 Prof. Sanjeev Kumar Sharma Book Edited THINKING POLITICALLY COMMENTARIES ON INDIAN POLITICAL SENSIBILITIES WITH INDIAN WISDOM BHARATIY VIDYA BHAVAN 2013-06-01

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