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Department of Political Science

(UGC Special Assistance Programme (SAP) under DRS, Phase I introduced in November, 2004.)

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The Department:

The Department of Political Science is one of the oldest Departments with which North Bengal University began to cater to the needs of higher education in North Bengal and Sikkim since 1962. At present, the strength of the faculty members stands at thirteen (Three positions vacant) with five Professors, three Associate Professors and two Assistant Professors. The number of Postgraduate students is 136 (68 in each year). The Department provides for admission of M Phil and PhD students to the Departments. A substantial number of scholars are pursuing their research works under the departmental PhD programme. The Faculty actively train teachers at the college level through workshops, refresher courses etc. at regular intervals. The Department also collaborates with the Centre for Himalayan Studies for the M.A. programme on Strategic & Area Studies , teaching of P.G.Diploma in Rural Development, Education & Extension with the Department of Lifelong Learning and research activities of the Centre for Women’s Studies, NBU.

The projects completed by the faculty members of the Department have established the fact that it has the capability to handle the pressing problems of the society. In recognition of its research potential the Department was brought under UGC’s Special Assistance Programme for the period 2009-2014. Further, the Department was sanctioned the Centre for Nehru Studies in 2007-2008 and the Centre of Gandhian Studies in 2008-2009 by the University Grants Commission.

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Courses:

  1. M.A.
  2. M.Phil
  3. Ph.D.
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Research Profile:

The Thrust Areas of Research under the SAP (UGC) include the following:

  1. Social Movement (ethnic –regional) at state, sub-state level in Eastern and North Eastern India.
  2. Studies on policy –implementation at local level.
  3. Decentralised governance and rural development
  4. Political economy of development, particularly in South Asia (India, Bhutan, Bangladesh).
  5. Gender Studies
  6. Politics and social change
  7. State and Civil society

So far 18 research projects have been undertaken by the Faculty members under SAP. The Centre for Nehru Studies has so far supported 12 research projects and the Centre of Gandhian Studies 17 research projects. In addition to these the teachers have also undertaken 10 Major Research Projects funded by the UGC and ICSSR in addition to several individual minor research projects.

The Faculty has supervised about 50 M.Phil Dissertations and 30 Doctoral dissertations in last five years leading to award of respective degrees. Many registered research scholars and teacher fellows have been working under individual supervisions some of which have been funded by the University, and UGC through its Rajeev Gandhi Fellowship and Maulana Azad Fellowship.

Journal:

The Department publishes its Bi-monthly journal: JOURNAL OF POLITICAL STUDIES (ISSN 2278-4039).
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Faculty Directory:

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Dr. M. Yasin

Professor

International Relations , Indian Foreign Policy, General Studies, Rural Development Indian Government & Politics , Research Methodology

+91 - 9434425237

yasinpolsnbu@rediffmail.com

 
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Dr. M. Yasin

Professor

International Relations , Indian Foreign Policy, General Studies, Rural Development Indian Government & Politics , Research Methodology

+91 - 9434425237

yasinpolsnbu@rediffmail.com

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Dr. Soumitra De

Professor

Political Thought and Theory, Public Administration

+91 - 0353 - 2580192

soumitrade.nbu@gmail.com

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Dr. Maya Ghosh

Associate Professor

Public Administration, Development Communication, Rural Development, Women Studies.

+91-0353-2776349 (O), 9474379359 (M), 0353-2516478 (R)

maya_datta@rediffmail.com

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Dr. A. K. Jana

Associate Professor

Indian Politics, Political Economy of Development

+91 - 919434674588

arun_jana1@rediffmail.com

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Mr. Dyutish Chakraborty

Associate Professor

Political Thought, Political Economy

 

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Dr. Ranjita Chakraborty

Assistant Professor

Public Administration, Gender Studies, India’s Government and Politics, Research Methodology.

+91 - (0353) 2580193

ranjitac.slg@gmail.com

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Dr. Ramesh Dural

Assistant Professor

Public Administration, Indian Government and Politics

+91 - 9832584724

aksadhasr@yahoo.co.in

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Supportive Staff:

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Downloads:

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Contact Us:

Department Address: Department of Political Science, North Bengal University, P.O. Raja Rammohunpur, District-Darjeeling, West Bengal, INDIA, PIN 734 013

Telephone No : 0353-2776352, 0353-2776 349

Fax: 0353-2699 001

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