DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

MOUNT CARMEL COLLEGE

Year of Establishment: 31.05.1948

Head of Department: Mrs. Valsamma Sebastian, Associate Professor, M.A., M.Phil

Mission

  • 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.

Vision

  • To participate in the process of democratization and empowerment at different levels.
  • To develop student’s ability to examine political issues critically and analytically.
  • To comprehend the basic structures and processes of Government systems and theoretical underpinnings.
  • To Analyse political problems, arguments, information, and theories.
  • To Analyse Poitical 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.

Courses UG – PES, HEP/PEJ

  • Political Science, Economics, Sociology
  • History, Economics, Political Science
  • Political Science, Economics, Journalism

Career options

  • Political Campaign Manager
  • Political Consultant
  • Career Politician
  • Public Relations specialist
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Editor
  • Political Commentator
  • Civil Servant
  • Teach High school level Social Studies
  • Researcher
  • Professor
  • International Organisations

Professions you can pursue if you mix Political Science with Law:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Analyst
  • Paralegal

Papers offered

Semester Title of the Paper
First Semester Understanding concepts in Political Science
Second Semester Political Theory
Third Semester Indian Constitution- Institutions
Fourth Semester Indian Constitution- Processes
Fifth Semester Public Administration
Fifth Semester International Relations
Sixth Semester Personnel and Financial Administration
Sixth Semester International Relations

Credit Courses offered by the department

  • Political Journalism
  • Regional Organization and Development
  • Modern Political Campaigning

Highlights of the Department

  • Alice Mathew submitted a Minor Research Project titled “ Reshaping and Restructuring Governance in Karnataka”
  • Talk by Dr. Shashi Tharoor on “Colonialism has left our shores, but not our imaginations;where are we heading?”On 22nd July.Venue: DJB. This was a major highlight of the department’s activities.

  • Talk by Mr. Abhi (Alumnus of Virginia University) on “Disaster management” on 19Dec ,2017. Venue:AV-4.

  • Stress management counselling and data collection session by Nupur (researcher at Nimhans)on 5th Jan,2018. Venue Cr-30.

          

  • Talk by Arvind Sundarraj Kannan on Environment and the “Importance of being a Vegan”. Venue av-4.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Media and Human Rights” conducted by the National law school Bangalore on 22nd June 2017.

Online courses taken by the students

Ruchika is pursuing a courcera course on International Diplomacy from the University of London.

Internships facilitated by the department through collaborations

  1. Jannagraha- Our students volunteered with the Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy between July 25, 2017 to September 25, 2017. Their roles involved in conducting physical surveys of BMTC bus stops based on a questionnaire prepared by the project team and conducting surveys of pedestrian crossing on specific roads in the target wards.
  2. Ichangemycity- In association with our college, they held the Bengaluru Naagarikara Utsava, Celebrating Citizenship. The event highlighted projects on civic issues by budding active citizens- children who had worked on a variety of issues from getting potholes fixed to innovating on conservation methods to getting roads re-laid! It was a day filled with fun, learning, meeting fellow citizens and groups to celebrate the essence of holding the most important office in a democracy: that of the citizen!
  3. B.PAC: It was an initiative taken by the Bangalore political action committee to have a check on how women take part in being a part of the government.

Paper Publications- (International )

  • International – One Alice Mathew published a paper on The Defence and Development Debate: An Appraisal in IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science Volume: 21 Issue:5 Version-04

National

  • Alice Mathew“The Power of Intervention by the Local Government in Tourism” The Multidisciplinary National Journal Carmelight,11 (1):55- 67,2014 ISSN 0975-9484 55 Pp. 55-67
  • Alice Mathew “ Indigenisation of India’s Defence Production”
  • Inhouse Magazine – Alice Mathew “Changing Nature of Public protests” in Carmelian 2016, pp: 144-145
Paper Code:

No. of Units in the subject: Five in each Paper

Infrastructure:

No. of Library Books- Books in Library- 650 and in the department-80 books

Contact

Name of the Faculty Member: Alice Mathew

Mail ID of the Faculty Member: alicethemathew@gmail.com

Email-id: polsc@mccblr.edu.in

Inaugural Ceremony of DIPLOMA COURSES REGULAR

Inaugural Ceremony of DIPLOMA COURSES REGULAR

Independence Day Celebration

Pre-Launching of Project Mint and App Factory

Stauros - Western and Vernacular

Stauros - Street Play

KHADI EXHIBITION to Commemorate 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi

KHADI EXHIBITION

Under 25 Summit

Under 25 Summit

Under 25 Summit

Under 25 Summit

Cul Week - Coffee Painting

Cul Week - Poster Making

Cul Week - Solo Dance IDA

Cul Week - DJ

Cul Week - Western Acoustics

Cul Week - Jam

150th Birth Anniversary
Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhiji on Canvas

Gandhiji on Canvas

NAAC Peer Team

Fresher's Day - DJ

Fresher's Day - Minute to win it

Fresher's Day - Minute to win it

Fresher's Day - Big Pop Quiz

Investiture 2019

Student Union
2019-2020

Kannada Sangha

International Yoga Day 2019

Indian Dance Association

Western Dance Association

Street Dance Association

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