DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT:   1955 | 1964: Honours

INTAKE CAPACITY
36
FACULTY MEMBERS
Designation Name & Qualification
Associate Professor Dr. Urmi Gupta, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Dr. Debolina Mukherjee, M.A.,M.Phil., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Dr. Siuli Mukherjee, M.A., Ph.D.
Guest Lecturer Smt. Koushiki Roy Bardhan, M.A., M.Phil.
DEPARTMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • Perception — The Departmental journal (ISSN 2454-4353)
  • Observance of Belarani De Memorial Lecture, an annual event of the Department in remembrance of Smt. Belarani De, the founding member of the Department.
  • Celebration of Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India on November 26, 1949.
  • Conducting of academic field trips and surveys to other academic and administrative institutions. (Visva- Bharati, Kolkata Municipal Corporation)
  • Regular sessions involving eminent personalities from academia and beyond to ensure both the professional and personal growth of students. (e.g. Mental Health Programme, Research Orientation, Lecture on Legal Literacy etc)
  • Gender Sensitization Programs via Special Lectures, students’ contributions in departmental journal and presentations.
  • Collaborative Programmes with other department(s) of the College like History and Sociology.
  • HANDHOLDING: A platform for former departmental students to share their experience, to enlighten and guide the present students.
  • STUDYMATE: A collaborative exercise involving departmental teachers and students in forming a Question Bank of University Examinations.
  • HARMONY: A Departmental cultural platform for students to showcase their talents and ensure their holistic development.
  • Active involvement of students in Active Learning Day, Special Lectures, Departmental Freshers’ Welcome and Farewell and other students’ programs.

Programmes/webinars/workshops/conferences/special lectures oragnized by the department

Date Title of the programme Name of resource person/Organization Platform
15.10.2020 Special Lecture on Crime against Women with Emphasis against Dalit Women Dr. Debi Chatterjee, Former Professor , Department of International Relations , Jadavpur University Google Meet
20.10.2020 Expositions on Liberalism : Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Jeremy  Bentham Students’ Web Presentaton — PLSA students Sem III and Sem V Google Meet
Google Meet
06.02.2021 Research Orientation Lecture –Role and Relevance of Social Science Research in Contemporary Times Priya Singh, Associate Director, Asia in Global Affairs, Kolkata Google Meet
06.04.2021 Interdepartmental Webinar– Women’s Position and Movement: Colonial and Independent India Departmental Students of History and Political Science , Shri Shikshayatan College Google Meet
Google Meet
20.04.2021 HARMONY ART, CRAFT and PHOTOGRAPHY Meet First  HARMONY Presentation Google Meet
23.04.2021 HARMONY Poetry and Dance Meet Second HARMONY Presentation Google Meet
27.04.2021 HANDHOLDING Program Former students , Department of Political Science ,Shri  Shikshayatan College Google Meet
04.05.2021 Library Orientation Program Smt. Swati Bhattacharya, Librarian, General Library Shri Shikshayatan College Google Meet
11.05.2021 Mental Health Orientation Lecture–Mind Your Mind Dr. Bijoy Jacob, Medical Superintendent, Antaragram,Psychiatric Treatment & Mental Rehabilitation Centre Google Meet
18.05.2021 Talk on Intellectual Property  Rights –The IPR Regime and the WTO-An Overview Dr. Prosenjit Pal, Associate Professor and Head,Department of Political Science ,Diamond Harbour Women’s University Google Meet
18.06.2021 Legal Literacy Lecture — STRI SHAKTI IN PERIL: An analysis  of  the endemic nature of violence against women in India Dr. Debarati Sen, Assistant Professor,Department of Political Science, Seth Soorajmull Jalan College Google Meet
25.06.2021 HARMONY ART, CRAFT and PHOTOGRAPHY Meet Third HARMONY Presentation Google Meet
13.07.2021 Thirteenth Belarani De Memorial Lecture — Indian foreign policy and the global order in pandemic times: some reflections Dr. Shibashis Chatterjee, Professor , Department of International Relations and Governance, Shiv Nadar University , Delhi- NCR Google Meet
08.10.2021 Library Orientation Program Smt. Swati Bhattacharya, Librarian, General Library, Shri Shikshayatan College Google Meet
26.12.2021. Fourteenth Belarani De Memorial Lecture — Marx’s Concept of Alienation: An Introduction Dean of Humanities & Social Science, Presidency University Facebook Live on Shri Shikshayatan College official Website
23.12.2021  Interactive Session On  Mental Health on ‘Post-Lockdown : Reflecting & Reclaiming’ Dr. Jhuma Basak, Training & Supervising Psychoanalyst ,Indian Psychoanalytical Society Google Meet
29.04.22  Special Lecture on “The Ukraine Crisis and its impact on Global Politics and India” Dr. Aneek Chatterjee, Professor, Department of Political Science, Hoogly Mohsin College Google Meet
10.05.22  An Inter- Departmental Webinar with Department of Sociology Students presentation on the theme of Gender, Society & Politics Impartus
25.06.22  Lecture on Legal Literacy Dr. Debdatta Das Assistant Professor, Department of Law,The University of Burdwan Google Meet
23.06.22 Special Lecture on ‘Research Methodology: An inter disciplinary approach’ Ms. Priya Singh, Associate Director Asia in Global Affairs Google Meet
7.09.22 Fifteenth Belarani De Memorial Lecture on ‘Ecology and Green Political Theory’ Shri Tapan Chattopadhyay Former Professor, Department of Political Science-University of Calcutta College
11.11.22 Active Learning Day Students of Semester 2,4 and 6 made presentations College
26.11.22 & 30.11.22 Constitution Day November 26

  • Poster Competition,
  • Essay Competition,
  • Survey on ‘Awareness about the Constitution’ among students.

November 30-

Lecture titled “Celebrating Indianness, Celebrating Democracy” by Prof. Indrashish Banerjee,
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandir, Belur

College
8.12.22 Library Orientation Programme Smt. Swati Bhattacharya, Chief Librarian, oriented the students of Semester 1 to the General Library. College
20.1.23 Special Lecture-“Conceptualising Human Rights: Why Have Rights?” Dr. Surajit C. Mukhopadhyay

Professor And Dean Of Humanities And Social Science

The Assam Royal Global University

Google Meet
21.1.23 Handholding – Sharing Of Experience Rupkatha Bhowmick ,Journalist, Content Strategist, Start-Up Founder

Former Student, Department Of Political Science

Shri Shikshayatan College

Google Meet
21.9.23 Sixteenth Belarani De Memorial Lecture — View Report Lecture delivered by Prof. Sanjoy Mukhopadhyay, Former Professor, Dept of Film Studies, Jadavpur University on ‘Politics of Looking: Women, Representation And Cinema’ Room 303
7.10.23 Study Circle — View Report Student Presentation on ‘Chandrayan: India’s Space Programme and it’s geo-political significance in South Asia Room 406
28.11.23 Constitution Day — View Report Student Presentation – a)Debate on ‘ The Constitution is a living document’ b) Skit on ‘ The Theme of Justice’ Room 303
20.12.23 Active Learning Day — View Report By students of Semester 1, Semester 3 & Semester 5 Room 215
05.06.2024 Study Circle Meet : Topic – Electoral Survey: Analysis of the Electoral Behaviour of the Youth — View Report Department of Political Science Room 303
JOURNAL 
Srl. Yr. of Publication Download
1. 2015-16 Perception 15-16
2. 2016-17 Perception 16-17
3. 2017-18 Perception 17-18
4. 2018-19 Perception 18-19
5. 2019-20 Perception 19-20
6. 2020-22 Perception 20-22

 

ALUMNI The students of the department, after graduation generally pursue Masters degree in Political Science and other allied disciplines like International Relations, Public Policy , Social Work et al in reputed institutions . Besides, many of them opt for professional courses such as Legal Studies, Journalism, M.B.A etc, Some of them get into services and few become self-employed. They have become successful working professionals in the service sector, both in the academic and professional world.
ILLUSTRIOUS ALUMNI The alumni of the Department are Faculty members of higher educational institutions such as University of Calcutta, Kalyani University ,Loreto College, Vivekananda College for Women, Bangabasi College .