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History of Department

History

The subject Pol. Sc. is being taught since the inception of the college and the first Head of the Dept was Prof. K. K. Gajria. He headed the Dept. of Eco. and Pol. Sc.  After his retirement in 1975, Miss M. A. Bharwani took over as the Head of the Dept. of Eco and Pol. Sc and worked till 1982.  Thereafter, Mr. V. Chabria took over the headship of the department till 1995.  In 1995-96, Ms. Meeta Saxena taught Pol. Sc. In the year 1996, Ms. P. H. Mirapuri became the Head of the Dept of Pol. Sc. She was also holding the post of Vice-principal Arts till her retirement. Since June 2008, Dr. Reema Julka is the HOD of Pol. Sc.

Information about the Dept

The Dept of Political Science is a One-Person Dept.

Political Science has always been a popular subject combination for the students of B.A. Jai Hind offers Pol.Sc in all the three years of B.A. At the TYBA level it is offered as a part-major subject.

USP

‘We help the students in becoming enlightened citizens and good leaders’

E-mail Id : contact-reema.julka@gmail.com

Faculty

Faculty in Political Science

  • Dr. Reema Julka - Assistant Professor, Head of the Department
    MA, Ph.D., NET and SET qualified
    International Relations

Syllabus

FYBA PAPER – I

Introduction to Politics

SEM I

 

LECTURES

Module 1 The study of Politics:
1.1 Definition, Nature and Scope
1.2 Normative and Empirical Approaches
1.3 Feminist Approach

 

11

Module 2 Society, State and Nation-State:
2.1 State and Society
2.2 Nationalism and Nation-State
2.3 The Civil Society

 

12

     

Module 3 Meaning and types of:
3.1 Power and Authority
3.2 Legitimacy
3.3 Sovereignty

 

12

     

Module 4 Select Concepts:
4.1 Law: Nature, Scope and Types
4.2 Political obligation
4.3 Types of Resistance

 

10

     

SEM II

 

LECTURES

Module 5 Basic Political Values:
5.1 Liberty
5.2 Equality
5.3 Justice

 

9

     

Module 6 Rights:
6.1 Meaning and Nature
6.2 Types of Rights
6.3 Contemporary Issues and Debates

 

9

     

Module 7 Forms of Government
7.1 Democratic and Non-Democratic forms of Govt
7.2 Pre-requisites of Democracy
7.3 Democracy in India

 

11

     

Module 8 Ideologies:
8.1 Significance and Classification
8.2 Communism
8.3 Gandhism

 

11

     

PAPER – II

Indian Political System

   

SEM III

 

LECTURES

Module 1 Constitution of India:
1.1 Basic Features
1.2 Substantive Amendments and Relevant Case Laws (Amendments-4th,16th,25th,42nd,44th,52nd,62nd,73rd,74th,86th,92nd )

 

10

     

Module 2 Philosophy of the Constitution:
2.1 Preamble
2.2 Fundamental Rights
2.3 Directive Principles of State Policy

 

12

     

Module 3 Institutions: Structure, Powers and Functioning
3.1 Parliament
3.2 Union Executive
3.3 Judiciary-Supreme Court of India

 

12

     

Module 4 The Federal Structure and its Dynamics
4.1 Centre-State Relations
4.2 Demand for Smaller States
4.3 Demand for Autonomy

 

11

     

SEM IV

 

LECTURES

Module 5 Electoral and Party Politics:
5.1 Elections (1952,1977, 1989,2004)
5.2 Political Parties-National and Regional Parties
5.3 Coalition Governments

 

12

     

Module 6 Social Dynamics of Indian Politics:
6.1 Caste-Reservation
6.2 Religion-Communalism
6.3 Regionalism

 

10

     

Module 7 Challenges to the Political System:
7.1 Criminalization of Politics
7.2 Terrorism
7.3 Naxalism

 

11

     

Module 8 Political Economy of India
8.1 Nehruvian Model to New Economic Policy
8.2 Economic Reforms
8.3 Social and Political Impact of Reforms

 

11

     

PAPER – III

Public Administration

   

SEM III

 

LECTURES

Module 1 Introduction to Public Administration:
1.1 Meaning
1.2 Scope
1.3 Evolution of Public Administration as a discipline

 

11

     

Module 2 Public Administration in the age of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization
2.1 New Public Management
2.2 Good Governance

 

11

     

Module 3 Principles and Theories of Organization
3.1 Hierarchy, Delegation, Decentralization
3.2 Evolution of Leadership Theories: Trait, Behavioural, Fiddler’s Contingency Model, Situational Theory
3.3 Evolution of Motivational Theories : Early Theories-Maslow, McGregor, Herzberg; Contemporary Theories-McClellan, Cognitive Evaluation, Victor Vroom’s Expectancy Theory

 

11

     

Module 4 Emerging Techniques and Tools in Public Administration
4.1 E-governance
4.2 Public –Private Partnership
4.3 Critical Path Method, Programme Evaluation and Review Technique, Management Information System

 

12

     

SECTION IV

 

LECTURES

Module 5 Indian Administrative System:
5.1 British Legacy
5.2 Constitutional Context
5.3 Basic Features

 

10

     

Module 6 Personnel Administration:
6.1 Recruitment- All- India Services, Central Services and State Services
6.2 Training: All-India Services, Central Services
6.3 Training: State Services (Maharashtra)

 

11

     

Module 7 Financial Administration:
7.1 Budgetary Process
7.2 Parliamentary Committees : Public Accounts Committee, Estimates Committee on Public Undertakings
7.3 Comptroller and Auditor General of India

 

12

     

Module 8 Challenges to Indian Administration and Remedies
8.1 Corruption I: Causes and Remedies- Anti-Corruption Law,Anti-Corruption Bureau, Central Vigilance Commission
8.2 Corruption II : Remedies- Lokayukta and Lokpal
8.3 Citizens’ Charter

 

12

     

PAPER IV

Maharashtra Politics

   

SECTION V

 

LECTURES

Module 1: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
1.1 Evolution of the idea of Maharashtra
1.2 Nationalist Movement and Social Reform Movement
1.3 Samyukta Maharashtra Movement

 

16

     

Module 2: Sub-regionalism, Regional Disparity and Development
2.1 Emergence of regional consciousness in the 19th century
2.2 The Samyukta Maharashtra movement and its after math
2.3 Sub-Regionalism and political economy of regional imbalance

 

14

     

Module 3: Political Institutions in Maharashtra
3.1 State Legislature: Composition and Functions
3.2 Chief Minister and Council of Ministers: Role
3.3 High Court and Subordinate Courts

 

16

     

Module 4: Caste and Politics in Maharashtra
4.1 Dominant Caste Politics
4.2 Dalit Politics
OBC Politics

 

14

     

SECTION VI

 

No of Lectures

Module 5: Political Economy of Maharashtra
5.1 Business and Politics
5.2 Politics of Cooperatives
5.3 Land issues : Urban and Rural

 

15

     

Module 6: POLITICAL PARTIES
6.1 Indian National Congress(1), Nationalist Congress Party and Bhartiya Janata Party
6.2 Republican Party of India, Peasants and Workers Party, Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
6.3 Coalition Politics

 

15

     

Module 7: Contemporary Issues and Movements
7.1 Tribal Movements
7.2 Farmers Movements

 

15

     

Module 8: Civil Society Initiatives and Alternative Models of Development
8.1 Civil Society, Concept and Nature
8.2 Movements for the Right to Information in Maharashtra
8.3 Initiatives for Protection of Environment

 

15

     

PAPER V

Political Thought Western Political Thought

   

SEM V

 

LECTURES

Module 1: Modern State
1.1 Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
1.2 John Locke (1672-1704)

 

14

     

Module 2: Liberty and Justice
2.1 John Stuart Mill (1806-1878)
2.2 John Rawls (1921-2002)

 

16

     

Module 3: Revolution and Hegemony
3.1 Karl Marx (1818-1883)
3.2 Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937)

 

15

     

Module 4: Feminism and Multiculturalism
4.1 Simone de Beauvoir(1908-1986)
4.2 Will Kymlicka (1962-till date)

 

15

     

Sem VI: Indian Political Thought

 

 

Module 5: Ideas on State:
5.1 Mahadev Govind Ranade (1842-1901)
5.2 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

 

15

     

Module 6: Nationalism
6.1 Rabindra Nath Tagore (1861-1941)
6.2 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (1883-1966)

 

15

     

Module 7: Rational and Radical Reform
7.1 Gopal Ganesh Agarkar (1856-1895)
7.2 Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891-1956)

 

15

     

Module 8: Socialism
8.1 Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)
8.2 Rammanohar Lohia (1910-1967)

 

15

     

PAPER VI

Mojor Issues In Contemporary Politics

   

SEM V

 

LECTURES

Module 1:Concepts and approaches
1.1 International Relations, International Politics-Definitions, Scope and Relevance
1.2 Approaches : Realism and Liberalism
1.3 Concepts: Power, National Interest and Balance of Power

 

12

     

Module 2: World Order
2.1 Cold War : Bipolarity
2.2 Post Cold War: Unipolarity, Multipolarity and non-polarity

 

9

     

Module 3: Conflict, Peace and Security
3.1 Types of Conflict and Changing Nature of Conflict
3.2 Approaches to Peace
3.3 Changing Idea of Security: National Security and Human Security

 

12

     

Module 4: International Political Economy
4.1 Bretton Woods Institutions : IMF, World Bank and WTO
4.2 Regional Economic Integration: European Union
4.3 Globalisation

 

12

     

SEM VI

 

LECTURES

Module 5: Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
5.1 Definition and Objectives
5.2 Diplomacy: Role, Types and Changing Nature
5.3 Determinants of Foreign Policy with reference to India

 

12

     

Module 6: India and the major powers
6.1 USA
6.2 Russia
6.3 China

 

12

     

Module 7: India and the Major Powers
7.1 India and SAARC
7.2 Pakistan and Bangladesh

 

12

     

Module 8: India and International Organizations
8.1 India’s Role in the United Nations
8.2 India and ASEAN

 

9