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Political Science

Overview

Department of Political Science was established in the year 1948. In terms of both teaching and research in the field, Department of Political Science has an outstanding reputation. It easily ranks as one of the greatest departments in the nation because of its extremely high potential for academic growth and faculty members who are well-known for their research and teaching skills. The expansion of the Department has occurred at the same time that the field of political science has progressed from a limited body of legal and institutional knowledge to a more extensive social science that integrates and explores sociological, economic, philosophical, and cultural dimensions and, as a result, is better equipped to a constructive study of politics with a great emphasis on the reality of India.

Head of the Department

Ms. Alice Mathew M.A., M.Phil.
Associate Professor
Email : political.science@mccblr.edu.in

Vision

  • To promote active citizenship and civic consciousness.
  • To achieve a high level of academic excellence and value-based learning.
  • To develop an inter-disciplinary perspective for strengthening Civil Society.

Mission

  • To participate in the process of democratization and empowerment at different levels.
  • To comprehend the basic structures and Processes of Government systems and theoretical underpinnings.
  • To Analyze Political and policy problems and formulate policy options.
  • To use electronic and traditional library recourses to research key local, state, national and international policy issues, and present results.

Dual Major Program

  • B.A - History, Political Science
  • B.A - Political Science, Sociology
  • B.A - Political Science, Economics
  • To make the students aware on different issues that exists in Indian polity and to understand the emerging issues and their causes to the Indian Democracy. It also enables the students to understand the role of India in World affairs and the contributions of great men towards freedom.
  • To understand Political Philosophy, traditions that evolved in Europe from Ancient to the beginning of modern era and to examine the contributions of the Greek, Medieval and early Modern thinker’s Philosophical thought and its application to the contemporary times.
  • The course will explain the functioning of the Indian government and the performance of both the union and the state governments. It discusses the philosophy of our constitution and the commitment of the Indian state to its citizenry. It will help the students to develop interest in politics and grasp the dynamics/nuances of the politics, dynamics of leadership and the role of socio-economic, religious, and lingual issues.
  • Publications in various UGC recognized Journals.
  • Students have bagged ‘The Teach for India’ Fellowship.
  • Collaboration with NGO, Janaagraha.
  • Have set up a JaagteRaho Club in Mount Carmel College, to encourage students to register in the voter’s list in collaboration with BBMP and State Election Commission.
  • Completed UGC Minor Research Projects titled “Reshaping and Restructuring governance in Karnataka” and “Impact of E-Governance in Karnataka”.
  • Students have cleared the UPSC and KPSC.
  • Students are pursing Masters and Ph.D in universities abroad and Central Universities in India.
  • Students are placed in well established companies like Google, Amazon, Ernst and Young, QALARA, Jard Education, Evolve Back Resort, SKolar, Aditi Consulting etc.
  • Department has been bringing out bi-weekly News Edition “The Common Man”, since 15th August, 2020. It highlights the national and international news . The department also brings out Annual Newsletter ‘Lyceum’.
  • This Memorandum of understanding Between Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, a Trust registered under the Indian Trust Act, 1882 with the registration number GAN-4-00109-2005-06 dated 10-6-2005 and having its office at 19/4, "Sair Bagh" Building, 3rd Floor, Cunningham Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052, hereinafter referred to as “Janaagraha” (which expression shall be deemed to mean and include its successors and permitted assigns) through PRARTHANA RAMESH, PROGRAM HEAD- BalaJanaagraha Programme.
  • Mount Carmel College, Autonomous represented by Alice Mathew, Head of Department of Political Science, hereinafter referred to as Mount Carmel College (which expression shall mean and include its Authorized Representatives & Assigns) of the OTHER PART;
  • And Hence, Mount Carmel College and BalaJanaagraha has entered into partnership to mentor school students for BalaJanaagraha’s Civic Project “Our City, Our Challenge” which aims to make children think beyond symptoms, analyze root causes and engage with their local communities and be part of a larger youth movement to fulfil the above objectives while building the 21st century skills.
  • Minor Research Project titled: “Reshaping and Restructuring Governance in Karnataka” Principal Investigator- Alice Mathew
  • Minor Research Project titled “Impact of E- Governance in Karnataka” Principal Investigator- Alice Mathew
Ms. Alice Mathew

Ms. Alice Mathew

M.A., M.Phil.

HOD & Associate Professor

Dr. Rukmini Kakoty

Dr. Rukmini Kakoty

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ms. Rimpi Borah

Rimpi Borah

M.A., M.Phil., NET.

Assistant Professor

Dr. George Dimitrov

Dr. George Dimitrov

M.A., Ph.D., NET, TN SET.

Assistant Professor

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.

WE EXPECT OUR STUDENTS TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND UPHOLD THE VALUES OF THE COLLEGE AT ALL TIMES.

For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.