Department of Political Science

Established in 1966

Objective of the department is to acquaint the students with the basic concepts and issues of Political Theory, Political Thought, Political Systems, Political Institutions, Political Processes, Public Administration and International Relations. The department offers Political Science as an optional subject in BA Programme and is inclined towards community empowerment by conducting various political, social, and women empowerment programmes for SHGs. The students are provided with an exposure to the social responsibility of strengthening democracy through Voter Awareness Campaign, Civic and Legal Awareness Programmes.

Did You Know ?

" Design of Indian Parliament was created by 2 Britishers Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker".

Association & Activities
Community Orientation
Research Output
Scheme & Syllabus

Association & Activities

  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Induction Programme
  • Teaching Methods
  • Bridge Course
  • Periodical Meetings
  • Departmental Library
  • Class Assignments
  • Wall Magazine
  • Class/Unit tests
  • Diagnostic Survey
  • Remedial Drill
  • Special Assignment to Advanced Learners
  • Student Research
  • Use of L.C.D/CAL Packages
  • Question Bank and Question Papers
  • Lesson Plan
  • Work Diary
  • Mentorship
  • Parent-Teacher Interaction
  • Student Faculty
  • Tools for Self Study
  • Healthy Practices
  • SWOC Analysis

Routine Co-curricular Activities

  • Preparation and Presentation of Curriculum Vitae of students
  • Ted Talk and Inspirational Videos
  • Study of articles of the Indian Constitution
  • Short term Certificate Courses
  • Map Work (Identification of places on the map)
  • Flow Chart
  • Value Education
  • Class Seminars
  • Power Point Presentation
  • Quiz (Class Room)
  • Study Circle and Library Reference
  • Group Discussion

Study Visits to

  • Court
  • Police Station
  • Rigistrars Office
  • Gramsabhas

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Inauguration of Rajya Ranga
  • Guest Lectures
  • Focus: Compilation of major International, National & State Events
  • Weekly Presentation of International News
  • Study Visit
  • Alumnae Interaction
  • Interaction with Elected Representatives
  • Live Presentation and Analysis of General Budget/ Elections
  • Activity Orientation Programme
  • Constitutional Day Celebration
  • Human Rights Day celebration
  • International Peace Day Celebration

Extension Activities

  • Political Awareness – SHG’s 
  • Grama Swaraj – Grama Sabha Awareness Campaign
  • Voters Awareness Campaign
  • Survey on participation of people in Grama Sabha

Civic Education Programme

Awareness on contextual issues


Best Practices

  •  Weekly Presentation of International news
  •  Presentation of Values
  •  Display of Quotes of great personalities
  •  Regular interaction with parents
  •  Frequent one- to- one interaction with students
  •  Feedback from stakeholders 
  •  Practical training to students in organizing programmes
  •  Compilation of articles on International, National and State issues
  •  Student participation in community empowerment
  •  Maintaining the records of outgoing students
  •  Learner participation teaching methods
  •  Forming study circles in the classes
  •  Exposure to pragmatic issues
  •  Counseling for female students
  •  Career opportunity guidance
  •  Current affairs daily presentation

Community Orientation

  • Department involves in organising Grama Sabha Awareness Campaign, Voters Awareness Campaign, Study Visits and SHG Empowerment Programmes

Research Output

  • Articles in Books, Journals and Online
    • Dr Shalip,“State and Justice” Basic Ideas and Ideologies of Political Science Mangalore University political Science Teachers Association, Mangalore 1997, pp. 97-105
    • Dr Shalip “Empowerment: Intervention and Challenges” ,Shodha. Biannual, Bilingual Research periodical, Dr H.N Research Centre S D M C Ujire, January 2010, pp. 64-73
    • Dr Shalip “Women A Reality” MahilaVrinda ,Womens Organization ,Belthangadi 2005.
    • Dr Shalip “Human Rights and Women Right” Aloysia, St Aloysius College, Mangalore, September, 2013, pp.28-37
    • Dr Shalip “Gender Equality a Myth or Reality” Empowerment of Women in Local Governance: Issues and Challenges, Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty College, Shirva,October 2009, pp. 19-28.
    • Mr Nataraj H K,“Drug as social problem: A perspective” in Quarterly International Journal “Living Sociology”, published by “Nirvachana” Vol.1, Issue.2, April-June-2013. ISSN no: 2320-6357.
    • Mr Nataraj H K, Daayithwa Kadambariyallina Samakaalina Maruchitrana” page no 26-28, in Samskritijatre: Collection of Articles, By Satwick.N.V. Published by Hemavathiprakashana, Nermargap.o, Pedamale, Mangalore-575029.
    • Mr Nataraj H K, “Role of Panchayath raj institutions in rural development”, ISBN No- 978-93-5128-100-9.
    • Mr Nataraj H K, “Women leadership in local self government: With special reference to Dakshina Kannada”, ISBN No-978-81-930542-0-8.
    • Dr Shalip “The Kranti Moment For Every Indian Women” News Karnataka th December 2013
    • Dr Shalip “Women’s Human rights Advocacy and its challenges: A View from a Locale of Intersecting Concerns” Globalisation ,Human rights and Advocacy Milagres College, Kallianpur 2014 ,pp.97-110. ( ISBN -978- 81-929263- 0-8)
    • Dr Shalip “Lingasamanatheyaparikalpanesuthahennu, Lingathva” Udayavanikannada Daily, 8.3.2015,pp. B 1& 3
    • Dr Shalip ‘Women Political Participation in India’ Social Inclusion and Democracy Rawat publications New Delhi 2018 Pages 291-317(ISBN-978-81-316-0854-8)
    • Dr Shalip “Political and Military Acumen: Indira Gandhi and Indo-Pak 1971” presented a paper in International Seminar on ‘Indira Gandhi – A visionary: Revisiting her policies and their Impact’ St Agnes College (Autonomous) Mangalore on 19 and 20 March 2018
    • Dr Shalip Political and Military Acumen: Indira Gandhi and Indo-Pak1971 war “Indira Gandhi- A VisionaryRevisiting her Policies and their Impact, St Agnes College 2018 pp 47-60 ( ISBN:978-81-930869-5-7)
    • Dr ShalipNational Independence as Conjuncture: Women’s Movement under Transition in India, Shodha, Biannual,Bilingual Research Journal, Dr HaMaNa Research Centre,S D M College, Ujire, January 2019, pp 118-134.(ISSN 2249-0396)
    • Mr Nataraj H K, “Indian constitution and Environmental protection issues A Perspectives” in AJANTA UGC Approved International Multidisciplinary Peer Reviewed referred research Journal with impact factor5.5 ISSN 2277-5730 Sl No 2385 Journal No 40776.