Department of Political Science
About the Department
The Department of History and Politics was established in Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in 1922. From this Department in 1948, a separate Department of Political Science was created as an independent entity.
Since then, it has been flourishing as a credible institution of learning and propagation of knowledge attracting students from the nation and abroad especially from West Asia, Africa and South East Asia. The development of the Department from academic perspective is commendable. From offering courses to students in Political Science
The Department presently offers six semesters Under-graduate BA (Hons) in Political Science and four semesters Post-graduate MA Courses in Political Science, Public Administration and Human Rights. The choice-based credit system (CBCS) is followed. The intake for the Undergraduate is 120. For Post-graduate Courses, the intake in Political Science, Public Administration and Human Rights respectively is 40, 20 and 15. The Department also offers Ph.D. program in all the three fields of Study. The number of seats in Ph.D. Course depends on the vacancies available with the respective teachers in the Department according to the UGC Guidelines. The teaching and research activities are being currently carried out by the 21 academically proficient faculty members with the help of 07 supporting non-teaching staff. With the combined academic potentials of these faculties, the Department focuses on the comprehensive study of the field of Politics, Public Administration and Human Rights from theoretical and practical dimensions of the discipline drawing on a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Besides offering courses in three disciplines of Political Science, Public Administration and Human Rights a fully-fledged independent Department of Public Administration is about to take shape. Efforts also are being made to create a Department of Human Rights. The Board of Studies of the Department has adopted a Unanimous Resolution to create a Faculty of Political Studies in near future consisting of Departments of Political Science, Public Administration and Human Rights. The Department soon wishes to introduce courses in the discipline of Peace and Conflict Studies after the due approval from the University. The Department is working to introduce an online Diploma Course on Incredible India: Past and Present for students from the University, outside the University and abroad. By carrying out these and other related activities, establishment of a Faculty of Political Studies will become a reality in Aligarh Muslim University.
Vision : We endeavour to excel while safeguarding our traditional value system. We strive to become a leader in academic and innovative scholarship.
Mission : This Department is trying its best to transform lives and serve the society by educating students, imparting values, and putting knowledge to work with excellence.