Department of Political Science

Teachers Profile
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Dr. Gautam Majumdar (HOD)

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Sm. Nidhi Chowdhary

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Sri Debasis Ghosh

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Sm. Sumita Bharati (Chatterjee)

About

About:The department of political science was established in the year 1964. The department has consistently maintained a degree of academic excellence as reflected in University results. Some of our students ranked in the University merit list while quite a few have obtained first-class. The success rate in general, has been almost hundred percent. The department focuses on quality interaction enabling the students to interact more freely with the faculty.

Special Lectures are periodically arranged by the department to enlighten the students on various aspects of the course by renowned academicians from different universities.Student seminars, projects, debates are encouraged to enhance the confidence of the students and to have a greater grasp over the subject matter by widening their vision.

 

Faculty Profile:

 

Dr. Gautam MajumdarM.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, In-charge of the Department
Specialization: Public Administration and International Relations
Smt. Nidhi Chowdhary, M.A., M.Phil.
Assistant Professor
Specialization: International Relations and Research Methodology
Sri Debasis Ghosh, M.A., B.Ed.
Assistant Professor
Specialization: Public Administration and Political Thought
Smt. Sumita Bharati, M.A.
SACT
Specialization: Political Sociology and Political Theory

Achievements:

 

In the year 2017-18, our students participated in Youth Parliament Quiz Competition and achieved Runners Up position at District Level. 

In the year 2018-19, one of our student scored first class in the University Examination.

In the year 2019-20, 11 out of 16  students of 2nd  Semester scored first class marks in the University Examination.

In the year 2019-20,  four students bagged prizes in UJJIBAN (College level Competition) in different events.

 

SWOT Analysis:

 

STRENGTHS:

1.       Students have very positive frame of mind. Students of this department regularly participates in some cultural   programs and other extension activities to highlight the value education and social responsibility.

2.       Interaction between students and faculty members is friendly and supports the career-building process of learners. A high degree of co-operation and co-ordination among faculty members leads to smooth functioning of the department.

3.       Introduction of tutorials has facilitated regular interaction between students and faculty members. Proactive learning processes enhance and support the career building process of learners. The schedules and deadlines aim to bring the best out of the students in the Evaluation Process– in terms of the enhancement of arguments, tests, term papers, analyses and presentation skills.

4.       Use of various methodological approaches and different pedagogic tools from lectures to discussion, power point presentations, and other interactive methods are also used as an important tool of education. Faculty members are always accessible to the students for advocacy, mentoring. Faculty members are sincere, punctual, capable, dedicated, cooperative and innovative, and there is good camaraderie.

5.       Some of the important teaching methods adopted by the faculty includes: • Book Reviews • Home assignments • Oral Presentations • Tests • Class Debates • Interactive Classroom discussions • Enhancing Critical thinking skills through Poster Creation • Use of Power Points • Project and Report Writing

WEAKNESSES:

1.       Limited exposure is provided to outside world and limited programs of institutional visits owing to fund issues is a major weakness.

2.       There has been no formal mechanism of feedback, as a system. There should be a quarterly feedback mechanism as the existing informal mechanism has its own limitations and is not adequate.

3.       In terms of infrastructural facilities, we need to address the problem of departmental cubicle for teachers, lack of Departmental Library, inadequate infrastructure for e-learning, lack of congenial space with number of classrooms, classroom size and student-faculty ratio also needs attention.

4.       The linguistic skills of students in both oral as well as written formats are very poor, comprehensive text book readings by students are in most cases absent due to diversity of language in terms of Bengali, Hindi and Urdu medium.

OPPORTUNITIES

1.       In response to the emerging challenges, a well-planned exposure to national and international issues has been provided to students by their teachers. Exposure to students regarding Parliamentary proceedings are also facilitated by organizing Mock Parliament Debates.

2.       Furthermore, sensitization on issues of human rights, ethics education, capacity building, skill enhancement for the students are to be encouraged.

3.       Despite not having a formal alumni association, department still maintains a close contact with passed out students to keep a track of students’ progression.

4.       The students are regularly encouraged to grab the opportunities of all kinds.

 

CHALLENGES

1.       Limited space for storing books of the department, non-availability of e-books in Bengali version, and inadequate office space for faculty members of the Political Science Department in terms of basic facilities.

2.       The linguistic diversity of the students poses a great challenge while infusing e-learning methods.

3.       Most of the students are first generation learners making them adept new learning skills requires several mentoring sessions.

4.       The students mostly come from rural or semi-urban background and many female students are married off at an early age thereby resulting in an increase in drop outs.

5.       The students are unable to afford online classes on regular basis in the pandemic situation due to low family income status.

 

Best Practices:

The department  is actively engaged in mentoring students and giving them experiential learning. The advanced learners of the department come forward to mentor the slow and new learners by doing online sessions and informal meets.  the students are regularly encouraged for participating in different seminars, essay Competition and social programmes to develop their scholarly activities.  An Address to Students of the First Semester (Orientation Programme) at the beginning of the academic session is conducted with an objective to instruct the students about the course from time to time. The department believes that teachers and students need to communicate and interact almost on a continuous basis, if they have to build up an ideal institution together. 

 

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Programme
The Department offers following courses:




COURSE 
SEATS    
 B.A. (Honours) in Political Science 
 111 
B.A. (General) in Political Science 
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Activities
Activity Report: Department of Political Science

Activity Report: -  1

Report on Wall Magazine

                                                                                      Date: 23/09/2017

 

 

The Department of Political Science published a wall magazine on 23rd September 2017 on the topic “Social Movements in India: New and Old.”

Content of the Magazine: Environmental Movements, Human Rights Movement and Women’s Movement.

Magazine Editor: Monalisa Panda (2nd year) and Sushmita Kumari Singh(2nd year)

Creative work Designs:Eshita Ghosh (3rd Year) and Subhashree Maity (1st Year)

Supervisor: Prof. Nidhi Chowdhary

Activity: Prof. Nidhi Chowdhary welcomed Dr. Sanjay Kumar Principal, Lalbaba College to share his ideas on the topic. After few words of enrichment on the topic, the students displayed Wall Magazine of the Department on the Notice Board of Department. Principal appreciated the efforts of the Students and Teachers of the Department and also gave some suggestions for future. Prof. Debasis Ghosh extended his vote of thanks on behalf of the department to the Principal and students.


Activity Report: -  2

Invited Lecture

Date: 17/01/2018

Time: 12:00- 2:30 pm

Room No. – 310

                                                                                      

Topic: Emerging Trends of Political Science as a discipline and its scope in Job Market

Chief Patron: Dr. Sanjay Kumar, Principal, Lalbaba College

Invitee Speaker: Dr.Biswanath Chakraborty, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University.

Convenor: Dr. Gautam Majumdar, Asso. Professor, Incharge, Dept of Political Science, Lalbaba College

Organizing Members: i)Sm. Nidhi Chowdhary, Asst. Professor, Dept of Political Science, Lalbaba College

                                     ii)Sri Debasis Ghosh, Asst. Professor, Dept of Political Science, Lalbaba College

                                     iii)Sm. Sumita Bharati, Part-Time Lecturer, Dept of Political Science, Lalbaba College

Activity Schedule

                             Inaugural Session: 12:10 noon- 12:25 pm

The session began with a welcome address and introduction of the Invitee Speaker by Prof. Nidhi Chowdhary.

The session was then proceeded with an Inaugural speech by Principal, followed by felicitation of the Invitee Speaker, Dr. Biswanath Chakraborty, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University by the Convenor, Dr. Gautam Majumdar, Asso. Professor, Incharge, Dept of Political Science, Lalbaba College.

                             Plenary Session: 12:26 pm- 2:00 pm

Prof. Chowdhary invited Dr. Gautam Majumdar to share his ideas on the importance and relevance of the topic.

After few insightful words, he requested Dr. Biswanath Chakraborty to deliver his ideas to the students.

Dr. Biswanath Chakraborty delivered an insightful lecture. He touched all career opportunities available and scope of Political Science in current competitive environment. The overwhelming response from students made the session interactive.

                             Question/Answer Session: 2:00 pm- 2:20 pm

After the plenary session, Prof. Debasish Ghosh and Prof. Sumita Bharati moderated the Question/Answer session. Several questions were raised by the students to which they obtained satisfactorily responses.

                                                Vote of Thanks

Prof. Nidhi Chowdhary extended her vote of thanks to the Chair and all students of the Department.


Activity Report: - 3

A Project Report on Educational Excursion

Hangseswari Temple, Bandel Church, and Chandernagore Museum

                                                                             Date of Visit: 04.03.2020

Objective of the Excursion:

i.                    To provide direct source of knowledge and acquaint the students with first-hand information.

ii.                  To provide an opportunity to the students for development of their aesthetic sense.

iii.                To generate interest of students in exploration of their environment and engage with the local community.

Places of visit: Hangseswari Temple, Bandel Church, and Chandernagore Museum

Professors who visited: Prof. Nidhi Chowdhary, Prof. Debasis Ghosh, Prof. Sumita Bharati

Excursion Report: An educational tour was organized on 4th March 2020, a total of 41 Students took part list of which is appended below:

Student list

Name                                                   University Roll No.

1.                  Angika Manna:                        192431-11-0188

2.                  Ankita Manna:                       192431-11-0189

3.                  Anuradha Dey:                       192431-11-0186

4.                  Arnab Das:                             192431-21-0084

5.                  Arpan Chatterjee:                   192431-21-0082

6.                  Badal Rajak:                            192431-21-0094

7.                  Buddhadev Ghosh:                192431-21-0080

8.                  Durga Yadav:                         192431-11-0182

9.                  Jayashree Bera:                       192431-11-0187

10.              Kanchan Kumari Kharwar:    192431-11-0181

11.              Katha Ghosh:                          192431-11-0174

12.              Kritika Tiwary:                        192431-11-0185

13.              Manoj Kumar Bhakta:            192431-21-0091

14.              Monisha Srivastava:               192431-11-0175

15.              Payel Mondal:                        192431-11-0176

16.              Rahul Das:                              192431-21-0086

17.              Rakhi Roy:                              192431-11-0191

18.              Rani Choubey:                       192431-11-0180

19.              Ravi Kumar Yadav:               192431-21-0083

20.              Ritika Samanta:                      192431-11-0179

21.              Sagarika Koley:                      192431-11-0184

22.              Samrat Mondal:                      192431-21-0092

23.              SanketGanguly:                      192431-21-0085

24.              ShampaSaha:                          192431-11-0183

25.              Shilpa Roy:                             182431-11-0178

26.              Vivek Kumar Hela:                192431-21-0088

27.              Rani Rabi Das:                       182431-11-0177                     

28.              Rittick Singh:                         182431-21-0067

29.              Pallabi Bar:                             182431-11-0166        

30.              Soumyadeep Chatterjee:        182431-21-0063                                 

31.              Hasi Sheet:                             182431-11-0167

32.              Kheya Das:                             182431-11-0162

33.              Tithi Das:                                182431-11-0174

34.              Priyanka Mondal:                   182431-11-0171

35.              Jamuna Panda:                       182431-11-0169

36.              Sushmita Koley:                     182431-11-0170

37.              Sanjana Gayen:                      182431-11-0179

38.              Aditya Sen:                            182431-21-0065

39.              Subhadeep Ghosh:                 182431-21-0062

40.              Shreya Pal:                             182431-11-0172

41.              Supriya Halder:                      182431-11-0168

 


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