Departments

Department of Political Science

 

               The Under-Graduate department of Political Science was established in 1966 when Khalsa College was established at Garhdiwala. The subject of Political Science was introduced as an elective subject at Graduate level. Ever since its introduction, the department has come a long way in providing quality education to students in Political Science. Earlier Honours in Political Science was also taught to students. In 2006, M.A. in Political Science was started with efforts from former Head & Professor H.S. Dhami and Professor Jagdeep Kumar of Political Science Department. The P.G. Department of Political Science has achieved great heights in academics and other activities. Two students got passed UGC-NET and working as Assistant Professor in Colleges. Our students also listed in Panjab University’s Examination Topper List. In addition to the teaching-learning engagements, the department also believe in providing the students extension lectures from various scholars to enrich their knowledge. Till now, the department has organised twelve national Seminars on various themes.Seminars are essential part of our education system for grooming and to enhance the knowledge of our students and faculty members. To fulfil this purpose, our PG Department of Political Science has successfully organized several seminars on various topics in which renowned resource persons from different Universities presented their papers

               In addition to Seminars and Conferences, the students also took to various Educational Tours on regular basis Visit of Parliament at New Delhi, Gwallior forts, Taj Mehal at Agra, H.P. University at Shimla, Religiously places of Paonta Sahib, Rishikesh and Haridwar in Uttrakhand. Presently the Department has three regular teacgers, Professor Jagdeep Kumar, Head of Department. Professor Archana Thakur and Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.

Mr. jagdeep kumar

Designation :Head of deptt. & Assistant Professor

Qualification :M.A., M.phil., NET

Specialization :Indian Political System

Email :jchodha@yahoo.co.in


Ms. Archana Thakur

Designation :Assistant Professor

Qualification :M.A., M.Phil, NET, P.hd. (Persuing)

Specialization : Women Studies

Email :romyarch@gmail.com


Dr. Gurpreet Singh

Designation :Assistant Professor

Qualification :M.A., M.Phil, NET, P.hd.

Specialization :International Relations

Email :gurpreetuppal49@gmail.com


Courses Offerd
Name of course No of Seats
Political Science as Elective Subject in B.A. seats open
M.A. 60


Vocational Course
Human Rights Education (HRE)

Achievements of Political Science Department:

  • Research Projects of Political Science Department:
    1. UGC sponsored One Major Research Project on “India in Central Asia: Challenges and Prospects” By Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal from 01 April 2013 to 31 March 2015.
    2. ICSSR sponsored Minor Research Project on “India’s Energy Security Strategy in Central Asia: Problems and Prospects” By Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal from 15 January 2018 to 14 January 2019.

  • Seminars Organised by P. G. Department of Political Science
    1. National Seminar on “Indo-US Nuclear Deal” sponsored by CDC on 18 January 2008. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.
    2. National Seminar on “Role of Panchayati Raj Institutions in the Rural Development of Punjab” sponsored by ICSSR, Chd on 27 February 2010. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.
    3. National Seminar on “Human Rights in India: Implementation and Violations” sponsored by UGC on 18 March 2011. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.
    4. National Seminar on “Female Foeticide: Role of Society and Technology in Punjab” sponsored by ICSSR, Chd. on 30 March 2011. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal
    5. National Seminar on “Promotion of Ethics and Hunan Values” sponsored by UGC on 30 September & 1 October 2011. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.
    6. National Seminar on “Role of Civil Society in Indian Democracy” sponsored by CDC on 4 January 2012. Organizing Secretary was prof. Archana Thakur.
    7. National Seminar on “Six Years of RTI in India: Challenges and Opportunities in Punjab” sponsored by ICSSR, Chd on 24 March 2012. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.
    8. National Seminar on “Criminalization and Corruption in Indian Politics” sponsored by UGC on 24 March 2012. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.
    9. National Seminar on “Right to Service Act in Punjab: Implementations and Prospects” sponsored by ICSSR, Chd on 24 March 2014. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.
    10. National Seminar on “Role of Social Media in Democratic Discourse of India” sponsored by CDC on 11 February 2016. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.
    11. National Seminar on “Teaching, Learning and Evaluation in Higher Education: Issues and Concerns” sponsored by NAAC on 16 & 17 February 2018. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.
    12. National Seminar on “Quest for Social Justice in the Era of Globalization: Issues and Concerns” sponsored by ICSSR, Chd. on 23 & 24 March 2018. Organizing Secretary was Dr. Gurpreet Singh Uppal.

  • Academic Achievements
    1. One student of PG class, Gurmeet Kaur cleared UGC-NET test in 2012.
    2. One Student, Balbir Kaur passed UGC-NET test in 2013.
    3. Two Students Passed Central Teachers Eligibility Test in 2014.
    4. Two Students Passed Punjab State Teachers Eligibility Test in 2015.
    5. One Student, Rajinder Kaur ranked Sixth in Panjab University Topper List in 2014-15.
    6. One Student, Manpreet Kaur ranked fifth in Panjab University Topper List in 2015-16.
Faculty Achievements:

Research and Publications

Dr. Jagdish Kumar

I. Research Projects:

  • Undertook UGC, New Delhi funded Minor Research Project titled, “Printing Press and Development of Punjabi Language, 1849-1919” for the amount of Rs. 1,10,000/ in April 2010.

II. Curriculum Design:

  • Significant contribution in preparing Syllabus for the Under Graduate Course in History as member of Undergraduate Board of Studies in History of Panjab University, Chandigarh for the period 1.4.2009 to 31.3.2013.

III. Publications:

  • Book Titled Communal Politics in the Punjab, published by Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh, 2010.
  • Research Paper titled “Communalism - A Historiographical Analysis” published in Proceedings-Punjab History Conference-41 st Session, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2010.
  • An Abstract titled “Communalism : A Historiographical Analysis” published in Proceedings of Indian History Congress-64 th Session, held at University of Mysore, Mysore from 28-30 December, 2003.

IV. Papers Presented in International , National Conferences/ Seminars :

a) International Conferences

  • Presented a paper titled “The Arya Samaj and Hindu Consciousness in the Colonial Punjab” at 72 nd session of Indian History Congress held at Punjabi University, Patiala, 10-13 December, 2011.
  • Presented a Paper titled “Communalism in Modern India-A Historiographical Analyses” in 74 th session of Indian History Congress, held at Cuttack-Orissa on 28-30/12/2013.
  • Presented a paper titled “Communalism - A threat to the Composite Culture of the Punjab” in an International conference on Social Space of Composite Culture in the Punjab held at PURC- Kauni Muktsar on 6-7 Nov. 2014.

b) National Conferences

  • Presented a paper titled, “Communalism-A Historiographical Analysis”, at Punjab History Conference held at Punjabi University, Patiala on 14-16 March, 2009.
  • Presented a paper titled “Punjabi language and Language Policy in Colonial Punjab” in National Conference on Information Technology, Society and Literary Restructuring during 12-13 March, 2012 organized by Panjab University Regional Centre, Muktsar.
  • Presented a Paper titled “Rise and Growth of Hindu Politics in Colonial Punjab 1890-1920” in National Seminar on Imaging the Punjab: Politics, Society, Culture and Literature organised by Panjab University Rural Centre, Kauni (Muktsar) on 6-7/02/2014.

c) National Seminars

  • Presented a paper titled “Arya Samaj and Hindu consciousness in colonial Punjab”, at UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Political Ideas of Swami Dayanand: Impact and Relevance in 21 st Century India’ held at R.K. Arya College, Nawanshahr on 24/02/2009.
  • Presented a paper titled “Swami Vivekanand and colonialism in India”, at UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Socio-Economic and Religious ideas of Swami Vivekanand’ held at R.K. Arya College, Nawanshahr on 25/09/2010.
  • Presented a paper titled “Historical Perspective of Human Rights Violation”, at UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Violation of Human Rights in Punjab-A Case of Peasants’ suicide’ held at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha on 22-23/01/2011.
  • Presented a paper titled “Human Rights Violation in colonial India”, at UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Defining Human Rights: Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities’ held at Guru Nanak College, Killianwali (Muktsar) on 23/02/2011.
  • Presented a Paper titled “Marriage in Globalised India: Challenges and Responses” in National Seminar on Human Rights Issues in Early Marriage organised by Centre for Women Studies, University of Calicut- Kerala on 17/10/2013.
  • Presented a Paper titled “Colonialism and Communalism in Colonial Punjab” in National Seminar on Nature of Nationalism in Punjab – from Ghadar to Ghadar organised by G.H.G Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar Ludhiana on 30/03/2015.