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.
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- 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.
- 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
HOD & Associate Professor
Dr. Rukmini Kakoty
Dr. George Dimitrov