MLACW (now mLAC) is an institution of excellence located strategically in the vicinity of national institutes of repute, such as Indian Institute of Science, Institute of Wood Science & Technology, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Raman Research Institute and Central Power Research Institute.

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Department of Political Science

Vision 

“To generate new knowledge and to develop skills necessary to be responsible citizens, contributing to the wellbeing of the state and the nation”

Mission 

  • To prepare them to become active and engaged citizens at the local, national and international levels.
  • To contribute to a deeper understanding of politics and government through faculty research and publications
  • To help students acquire practical experience and develop connections in the community through a variety of internships.
  • To make the students cultivate critical thinking and build rigorous and persuasive arguments.
  • To instil reflective and innovative perspective to learning and problem solving.

The B.A Political Science Course is a Credit Based Semester Scheme, spread over six semesters for BA .The objective of the course is to provide a firm grounding in the subject, imbibe analytical skills and to develop a realistic and pragmatic perspective on the local, national, regional and international issues that figure in the syllabus. The syllabus has been updated. Many new and innovative papers are being offered in keeping with the changing times and circumstances, as well as the larger societal needs. The titles and detailed contents of the papers are mentioned below. All the Papers in the syllabus are provided with an extensive reading list.

Syllabus

Title Year Download
BA.HEP (2016-2019) 01 Jun, 2016 Download
B.A HEP (2019-2021) 03 Jul, 2019 Download

Course Outcome

Course Outcomes – Political Science

1st Year

Semester I  - Core Concepts of Political Science -  Paper 1 [CO1.1: Understand the nature, meaning and importance of Political Science and its relationship to other Social Sciences.]

Semester I  - Core Concepts of Political Science -  Paper 1 [CO1.2: Gain understanding on the elements of state, different theories of state and critically analyze the state in the age of globalization.]

Semester I  - Core Concepts of Political Science -  Paper 1 [CO1.3: Comprehend the theories, characteristics, meaning and types of sovereignty.]

Semester I  - Core Concepts of Political Science -  Paper 1 [CO1.4: Familiarize themselves with the origin of concept of law and critically evaluate law in the age of globalization.]

Semester I  - Core Concepts of Political Science -  Paper 1 [CO1.5: Elucidate the origin of concepts like power, authority and legitimacy.]

Semester II - Political Theory Paper 2 [CO2.1: Familiarize themselves with important theories and traditions of political theories in the age of globalization.]

Semester II - Political Theory Paper 2 [CO2.2: Comprehend the meaning and kinds of democracy and analyze the challenges to democracy in the contemporary world.]

Semester II - Political Theory Paper 2 [CO2.3: Grasp the concept, meaning, importance and kinds of rights and duties.]

Semester II - Political Theory Paper 2 [CO2.4: Understand social, economic and legal importance of justice and equality.]

Semester II - Political Theory Paper 2 [CO2.5: Elucidate the meaning, types and features of concepts like Imperialism, Neo-colonialism, Modernism and post-modernism.]      

2nd Year

Semester III - Public Administration   Paper 3 [CO3.1: Understand the meaning, scope, nature and importance of public and private administration, bases of organization and line and staff.]

Semester III - Public Administration   Paper 3 [CO3.2: Elucidate the meaning and functions of management in the context of lndian Administration and deal with the principles of organization.]

Semester III - Public Administration   Paper 3 [CO3.3: Describe recruitment, methods of recruitment, promotion, principles of promotion, morale, training, discipline and retirement with relevance to Indian Administration,]

Semester III - Public Administration   Paper 3 [CO3.4: Explain process and principles of budget, audit, accounting system in India, reforms in financial administration, performance budget and zero-based budget.]

Semester III - Public Administration   Paper 3 [CO3.5: Deal with contemporary trends in Public Administration such as E-governance, good governance etc]

Semester IV  Political Thought - Eastern and Western Paper 4 [CO4.1: Analyze the theory of ancient political thoughts of Greece and understand the thoughts of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.]

Semester IV  Political Thought - Eastern and Western Paper 4 [CO4.2: Comprehend the medieval political thoughts as reflected in the philosophy of St.Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas]

Semester IV  Political Thought - Eastern and Western Paper 4 [CO4.3: Analyze the Marxist philosophy in making a better society and understand the political thoughts of Lenin and Mao Tse Tung.]

Semester IV  Political Thought - Eastern and Western Paper 4 [CO4.4: Familiarize themselves with the political thoughts of India with focus on  Manusmrithi, Dhandaneethi, Shanti Parva of Mahabharat and Kauthilya's Theory.]

3rd Year

Semester V- Indian Constitution and Institutional Framework - Paper 5 [CO5.1: Understand the background of the Indian Constitution, salient features, citizenship, fundamental rights, directive principles of state policy and fundamental duties.]

Semester V- Indian Constitution and Institutional Framework - Paper 5 [CO5.2: Examine the union and state legislature with composition, power and functions and discuss the decline of legislature]

Semester V- Indian Constitution and Institutional Framework - Paper 5 [CO5.3: Gain knowledge on Union and state executive by understanding the powers and functions of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Governor and Chief Minister]

Semester V- Indian Constitution and Institutional Framework - Paper 5 [CO5.4 : Get knowledge on the jurisdiction and functions of High Court and Supreme Court.]

International Politics Paper 6 [CO6.1: Familiarize themselves with important theories and issues of international politics.]

International Politics Paper 6 [CO6.2: Explain the concept of international politics like national power, national interest and understand formulation and implementation of foreign policy and role of diplomacy.]

International Politics Paper 6 [CO6.3: Define and describe the meaning of international law, nature and development of international law, sources of international law and the aspects of universal declaration of Human rights and violation of Human rights.]

International Politics Paper 6 [CO6.4: Understand approaches to international peace like balance of power, collective security, and Pacific settlement of international disputes, disarmament and arms control.]

Semester VI  Major Constitutional System Paper 7 [CO7.1: Understand the basic features of constitution, Parliament, judicial system and party system of UK]

Semester VI  Major Constitutional System Paper 7 [CO7.2: Comprehend the role and functions of the legislature, executive and judiciary in United States.]

Semester VI  Major Constitutional System Paper 7 [CO7.3: Examine the comparative and comprehensive study of Russian political system with world political system.]

Semester VI  Major Constitutional System Paper 7 [CO7.4: Deal with the National Council, Council of States, Federal Supreme Court and executive organization of Switzerland.]

International Institutions Paper 8 [CO8.1: Employ case study method to analyze the growth and working of International Institutions like League of Nations and United Nations.]

International Institutions Paper 8 [CO8.2: Handle major issues pertaining to the working of WTO and other regional organizations like ASEAN, SAARC, and BRICS etc.]

International Institutions Paper 8 [CO8.3: Explain the Foreign policies of major powers like United States, Russia and China]

International Institutions Paper 8 [CO8.4: Discuss the origin and evolution of India's foreign policy, determinants of Indian foreign policy, non-alignment in India's foreign policy, continuities and changes in Indian Foreign Policy.]

 

 

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Dr V K Balasubramanian

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Lakshmi S

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