Welcome to the Department of Political science
Department of Political Science of the Institute has had a glorious past and looks forward to an even more glorious future. In 1951-52 the subject of political science was introduced at under-graduate level and from 1962 onwards it began to be taught at the post graduate level in the Vidarbha Mahavidyalaya (the old name of this Institute), Amravati.
Department of Political Science is a most active and vibrant department in the institute. Other than engaging the teaching, learning and research assignments, the department actively engages several initiatives for the personality and career advancement of the students. For UG and PG students the department organizes weekly seminars on current nati0onal and international level topics. Previously the department organizes two ICSSR Sponsored national level conferences on India’s national security and Indian foreign policy, one ICSSR Sponsored national level workshop on Research Methodology and one national level skill development programme for the tribal youths sponsored by the Rajiv Gandhi national Youth Development Institute Tamil Nadu. The department annually organizes mock parliament, observes national days, organize speeches of the experts at the department level. In the year 2014-15 the department organizes two special workshops to mark international Human Rights Day and minority day. The department also organizes educational tours for the students including visit the Assembly session at Nagpur and historical places at Gujarat and Rajasthan
Mission and Vision
The Political Science Department aims to provide students with a learning experience that will equip them to face the challenges of an increasingly complex job market and prepare them to become active and engaged citizens at the local, national and international levels. The political science academic program provides students with a broad-based political education that is grounded in the field’s theoretical traditions. This includes a strong background in the fundamental branches of our discipline comparative politics, international politics, political theory and public administration. Political science students acquire practical experience and develop connections in the community through a variety of legal internships. Our extracurricular activities help students become engaged in local politics. Students gain abilities to critically assess contemporary political events and identify practical solutions to social problems. Political science majors develop analytical and methodological skills that will serve them well regardless of their chosen profession.