DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Department of Political Science, Malda College, Malda has long been recognized as one of the very best departments in the Malda College.  Our faculty’s accomplishments in teaching are well established.  Undergraduate students prepare for active citizenship by becoming astute observers of their own government and political systems around the world. The Department of Political Science was officially established in the College in 1944.Today the department has 4 faculty members, approximately 200 Honour’s (Part-I, Part-II &Part-III) and 2000pass undergraduate students’. Many students and faculty combine their study and research in Political Science with other academic interests such as public policy, public health, economics, philosophy and more to prepare for advanced studies or specific careers after completed his/her graduation. The Department takes pride in its members' varied accomplishments as teachers, writers, consultants and advisors to public officials.

Why Political Science?

“Political Science prepares students for active citizenship, for careers in public affairs, and for advanced study in the social sciences and professions by training them to become good observers of political behavior in their own country and around the world.  It is an exciting field because of its diversity, its complexity and above all, its relevance to the modern the world.  Political scientists attempt to describe and explain the wide range of political systems using a variety of powerful analytical techniques.  Political science cannot be studied in isolation from other disciplines.  Many different and constantly changing influences –philosophical, historical, economic, geographical, sociological, psychological and cultural - determine the form and continuously affect the functioning of political systems.  Education in political science exposes students to the issues over which people struggle and disagree not only in India, but also in Rest of Asia, USA, Europe, Africa, and Latin America and all over the globe.  Students of Political Science learn about the latest research findings on public opinion, executives, bureaucracies, parties, elections, the legislative, judicial systems, international organizations, and other aspects of the governmental process.  Students acquire better knowledge of the way public affairs conducted and a more practical knowledge of how citizens elect representatives, judges, and administrators approach the decisions they are called upon to make.”
 
  • Year of Establishment: 1944
  • Names of Programmes / Courses offered : UG (Hons & Gen)
     
Programme
Level of Study
Cut off Marks at Entry Level in %
Intake Capacity
B.A Honours
UG
45% in aggregate for General Categories & 40% for SC/ST
118
B.A General
UG
No fixed cut off marks by the University or College.
900

 

The department of Political Science presently follows the course syllabus both in Honours and General framed and approved by the concerned Board of Studies under the jurisdiction of University of Gour Banga.

  • Annual/ semester/choice based credit system (programme wise):

B.A (Hons & Gen): Annual System
University conducts final examination as follows:
Part-I at the end of 1st Year
Part-II at the end of 2nd Year
Part-III at the end of 3rd Year
the Department organizes class tests on a regular basis and also take a test centrally just before University final exam.

  • Faculty profile
NAME
QUALIFICATION
DESIGNATION
SPECIALIZATION
Gandhari Saha
M.A., M.Phil.
Associate Professor
International Relation 
Deb Kumar Singha
M.A, B.Ed.
Assistant Professor
Public Administration
Chandan Roy
M.A
Assistant Professor
Public Administration
Amitabha Majumder
M.A.
Part Time Teacher
Public Administration

 

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