GOVERNMENT DEGREE COLLEGE, PUTTUR

Narayanavanam Road, Puttur, Chittoor (Dt), A.P.- 517583

Email: puttoor.jkc@gmail.com, Phone: 08577-221580




DEPARTMENT OF Political Science PROFILE Established : 1983



Overview

                        Political Science is called as the Master of all Social sciences (Aristotle). The Department of Political Science was started with the establishment of the College in the academic year 1983-84. B.A.(H.E.P.) Group with Telugu and English medium was commenced with a modest strength of 50 students during the academic year 1983-84. Smt. C.Kuppamma was the first faculty member in the Department. At the beginning the intake of the Department was 60 in Telugu medium and 15 English medium. In the academic year 2003-04.  B.A. (E.P.T) group was started with an intake of 60 students. The student of Political Science studies Political Theory, Indian Government and Politics, Indian Polity, Indian Political Thought, Western Political Thought, Public Administration, International Relations, Indian Foreign Policy, Contemporary Global Issues. The Political Science studied student can join M.A.in Political Science, M.A. in Public Administration, M.A. in International Relations, M.A. in Public Policy, Bachelor of Law, B.Ed., Journalism & Mass Communication etc. 

                     The Political Science students have plenty of opportunities in different fields. They join Teaching, Law, News agencies of Press, Report generation departments of electronic Media, News paper agencies for analytical writing, Political Analyst, Research, Election Campaign Management, Political Consultancy, Political Leaders, Political Advisors, N.G.Os, Civil Services both UPSC and SPSCs and other all competitive exams. At the Intermediate level Science, Commerce and Arts students are eligible to join B.A., HEP and EPT.
Programmes Offered


Programmme

Programme Name

Group/Subject

UG

B.A.

History, Economics, Political Science ( TM)

Economics, Political Science, Ad.Telugu (TM)


                                     CBCS system is followed for all UG programmes

Programme wise Student Profile (Current year data)


Programme

Name of the Group

Students enrolled

Total

Male

Female

BA

History, Economics, Political Science ( TM)

39

17

56

Economics, Political Science, Ad.Telugu (TM)


12

19

31

Grand Total

51

36

87

Teaching posts and Non-Teaching Posts


Post

Sanctioned

Filled

Teaching posts

02

01

Programme wise Student – Teacher ratio


S.No.

Programme

Student teacher ratio

01

B.A(History, Economics, Political Science)

    28:1

02

B.A(Economics, Political Science, Ad. Telugu)

16:1

Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning

 

  • Class room teaching
  • Power point presentations
  • Class Seminars
  • Group Discussions
  •  Quiz programmes
  • Guest lecturers
Details of Infrastructural Facilities

 

  • Departmental  Library  consists of 53  Books (Reference Books)
  • Internet facility for Staff & Students.
  • ICT facility:

SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans

Strengths

 

  • Efficient & Experienced  Faculty with  doctoral degree
  • Consistent good pass percentage.

Weaknesses

 

  • The socio-economic background of many of the students
  • Most of the students are of first generation

Opportunities

 

  • Improving enrolment
  • Improving the optimum usage of ICT in teaching learning
  • Exploring the starting of new Job-oriented courses

Challenges

 

  • Sustaining quality along with access
  • More placements

Future Plans

 

  • To start multidisciplinary job oriented courses
  • To a conduct a national seminar