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Political Science

About the Department

Department of Political Science

Distinctive Features & Achievements :-

  • Department of Political Science with three papers was established in 1971.
  • Department was upgraded to full fledged department with 6 papers major in 1990. 
  • Department is largest Arts faculty Department of the College.
  • Adequate and competant faculty.
  • Library facility is quite good.
  • The Deprtment offers compulsory subjects like Indian Political System, Public Adminstration, Political Process in Maharashtra,Political Thought and International Relations.It offers optional subjects like American Political System,Urban and Rural Local Goverment and Learning Politics through Films. These are popular career oriented subjects which help students in preparing for competitive exams like civil services and careers in various fields like law,media,journalism etc.
  • Teacher - student relationship is excellent. Participatory interactive culture of the Department.The Department provides continuous guidance to students in developing creative and analytical abilities and employbility skills. In furtherance of that objective,it conducts guest lectures, career guidance lectures, alumni interactions, events like exhibitions, field visits, Legislative assembly visits etc.
  • The Department pursues active involvement of students in classrooms through various student-centric teaching-leraninng techniques.
  • Students of the Department are actively involved in all the co-curricular and extra curricular activities of the College.
  • Students of the Department have continuously been awarded the various titles of The Best Student, The Best Arts Student, as well as The Best Sports Student, Award for outstanding contribution towards women enpowerment in last 7 years.
  • Students have won many prizes in intercollegiate elocution and debate competitions in last 7 years.
  • Result of the Department is quite good. In the history of the Department five times students have secured University ranking.
    • Babita Bargade        1995      1st rank     71%
    • Prachee Phadke       1996      2nd rank    70%
    • Minal Mhapuskar      1998      2nd rank    68%
    • Kumkum Mishra       2002      2nd rank    70%
    • Tejasi Bhadari          2013      3rd rank    71%
  • The students of the Department have successfully cleared competitive exams like MPSC and also pursuing careers in law and teaching professions, in media, journalism and entertainment industry, in the field of social work and even active politics.
  • Harshala Kawale, the student of the Department has successfully cleared MPSC exam in 2015 and presntly posted as 2nd Joint Civil Judge, Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate first class at Vadgaon Maval, Pune.
  • Laaghavi Sawant, another student of the Department presently working as News Anchor on TV 9 Marathi News Channel.
  • Prof. Ketan Bhosale, faculty of the Department was selected to participate in the team of scholars to study 'American Politics and American Political Thought' by the U.S Government from 22nd June to 4th August,2017 in the University of Massachussates.
  • Akshit Shinde, student of the Department successfully completed prestigious Elected Representatives Fellowship of Praja Foundation in 2018-2019.
  • Yashashree Rane and Pravin Zore, two students of the Department have successfully completed prestigious Elected Representatives Fellowship of Praja Foundation in 2019-2020.
  • Bhakti Anerao, student of the Department successfully completed prestigious Indian Political Action Committee Fellowship in 2019-2020.
  • Snehal Jangam, student of the Department successfully completed Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Fellowship in 2019-2020.
  • Snehal Jangam, was also awarded 2nd prize in prestigious ‘Speak for India’ - Maharashtra Edition, India’s largest intercollegiate state level debate competition organized by the Federal Bank in 2019-2020.
  • Shenal Jangam also secured 2nd runner up position in Jack Pot Round of 51st youth festival organized by the Mumbai University in 2019-2020.
  • For 3 consecutive years, students of the Department have won Best Student Awards of the College.
    • Urvi Abhyankar Best Arts student for 2017-2018.
    • Tanwee Amberkar Best Arts student for 2018-2019.
    • Snehal Jangam overall Best student of the College for 2019-2020.
  • The Department also secured 3rd prize for best ‘eco-friendly exhibit’ during Utsav 2019-2020 annual exhibition event organized by the Sathaye College. Received Trophy and Certificate.
  • Praja Foundation interns Yashashree Rane and Pravin Zore were appreciated by Deputy Mayor of Mumbai Shri Suhas Wadkar for contributing in social work during Covid-19 pandemic related to distribution of food kits to needy people during Mumbai Lockdown in April 2020 as well as in carrying out Research Activity such as survey and data collection conducted by the Praja Foundation which is a leading NGO working in the area of Urban Governance in the city of Mumbai.      

About the Subject

  • Political Science is a dynamic career oriented subject.
  • It includes the study of the Indian constitution, rights of the citizens, democracy and structure of the government, study of Indian political system, study of local governments, study of the executive,legislative and judicial branches of the government etc.
  • It also includes study of the world constitutions and comparative governments, foreign policies, diplomacy and international relations.
  • It is a medium that helps students to connect to the world around. 
  • Its study ranges from local to global affairs
  • It teaches students to be responsible citizens.
  • It equips students to take up careers in administration, legal profession, journalism and mass media and social work..
  • It is a very popular optional subject amongst civil services aspirants. 
  • Any student of Political Science with a consistently good academic record, regular attendance at lectures, sincere hardwork and effort in term papers, projects and academic assignments, and above all a genuine commitment to the key contemporary issues of the subject, is a sure candidate for a first class at the BA degree such a student qualifies for the following career options

    • Media related careers (with or without a Diploma in Journalism)
      Television : Journalists, Reporters, Sub-editors, Anchorpersons, Analysts, Forecasters, Specialists, Poll Analysts
      Print media : Reporters, Sub-editors, Writers, Reviewers, Syndicated Columnists, Freelance Journalists, Critics
    • Academic careers (with a Masters Degree in Political Science or related fields like International Relations, International Economics)
      Teachers : In Junior College
      Lecturers : In Senior College
    • Researchers, Subject Experts, Investigators, Data collectors in Government Institutions like the All India Institute of Local Self Government, OR in foundations such as the Ford Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, or in Think Tanks and Advisory Bodies such as the Center for Policy Research, American Enterprise Institute
    • Consultants, Analysts, Researchers, Social workers, Social Political Activists, propagandists, public relation officer with Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies such as Amnesty International, AGNI, and United Nations and its related organizations.
    • Government Careers
    • UPSC : Join the IAS/IFS/IPS after passing qualifying exams.
    • State Public Service Commissions after passing qualifying exams
    • Grade I officer level through the Banking Services Recruitment Board
Ms. Beena Khanolkar
HOD

Beena Khanolkar HOD

  • Joined College in 1990 and working as HOD since 2004.
  • Total teaching experience is 30 Years.
  • Actively involved in the various committes of the College as well as the University.
  • Worked on various panels / committees of University. Worked as subject expert in Political Science on selection committees of various colleges constituted by the University for recruitment purpose.
  • Worked as subject expert in Political Science on placement committees of various colleges constituted by the University for CAS purpose.
  • Presently working as University Nominee on BOS of St. Xaviers’ autonomous College, the first autonomus College of Mumbai University.
  • Presently working as University Nominee on BOS of Mithibai autonomus College, Mumbai.
  • Also presently working as College nominee on ad hoc BOS of Elphinston autonomus College, Mumbai. 
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Mr. Ketan Bhosale
Assistant Professor

Ketan Bhosale is Assistant Professor in Political Science since 2004. He did his Masters in Political Science from University of Mumbai .  His areas of interest are International Relations , Foreign Policy, International Organizations, International Trade and Economic Relations, Political Theory,Indian Studies, Publc Administration and cultural studies.He is passionately guiding students for various competititve examination especially U.P.S.C and M.P.S.C.

He is currently pursuing the Ph.D fron Dept. of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai.

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Mr. Ketan Bhosale
Assistant Professor

Ketan Bhosale is Assistant Professor in Political Science since 2004. He did his Masters in Political Science from University of Mumbai .  His areas of interest are International Relations , Foreign Policy, International Organizations, International Trade and Economic Relations, Political Theory,Indian Studies, Publc Administration and cultural studies.He is passionately guiding students for various competititve examination especially U.P.S.C and M.P.S.C.

He is currently pursuing the Ph.D fron Dept. of Civics and Politics, University of Mumbai.

Books

Major Issues in Contemporary Politics
Edited
Co Author :Mahesh Bhagwat, Shubhraj Buwa
Year of Publication :2009
Name of Publication :Sheth Publication
Place of Publication :Mumbai
ISBN :978-9381477-24-3

Research Papers Published

भारतीय समाज में साम्प्रदायिकता: विकास का अवरोधक
Name of Publication :साहित्य,समाज तथा संस्कृति के समकालीन प्रश्न
Name of Editors :Dr,Pradeepkumar Singh
Name of Publisher :SAraswati Prakashan
Year of Publication :2015
ISSN :978-93-81980-28-6

Electoral Participation of Women in India:An Unfinished Agenda
Name of Publication :Women's Issues
Name of Editors :N.Padmanabha
Name of Publisher :Universal Publishing House
Year of Publication :2015
ISSN :978-93-83342-13-6

Probity in Governance Through the Lens Eye Second Administrative Reform Commission
Name of Publication :International Journal Of Multidisciplinary Research
Name of Editors :Dr.Sajid Alvi
Name of Publisher :Jai Hind Education Society,Pune
Year of Publication :2015
ISSN :2277-9302

Exploring Swaraj and Sovereignty:The Gandhian Way
Name of Publication :Significance of Mahatma Gandhi's Methodology in 21st Century
Name of Editors :Dr.Prashant Kadawe
Name of Publisher :Gandhi Study Centre
Year of Publication :2015
ISSN :978-81-909640-7-4

Politics and Co- operative Movement in Maharashtra
Name of Publication :Cooperatives in Transition in the Era of Globalisation
Name of Editors :Prof.Saji Gopanath,Prof.R.Ramkumar
Name of Publisher :IIM. Kozihikode,Keral
Year of Publication :2013
ISSN :978-81926239-2-4

International Terrorism
Name of Publication :Major Issues in Contemporary Politics
Name of Editors :Mahesh Bhagwat
Name of Publisher :Sheth Publication
Year of Publication :2009
ISSN :978-9381477-24-3

अपने अपने राम
Name of Publication :राम :कलासंदार्भ
Name of Editors :Dr.Pradeep Singh
Name of Publisher :Saraswati Prakashan
Year of Publication :2012
ISSN :ISBN 978-93-81980-00-2

An analysis of Mahatma Gandhi’s views on Modern Civilization
Name of Publication :, GANDHISM : Past, Present and Future,
Name of Editors :Dr.Prakash Meshram
Name of Publisher :Gandhi Study Centre
Year of Publication :2017
ISSN :ISBN 978-93-85162-31-2, Page no. 154-158.

Will India’s Black Money find its way back home?
Name of Publication :Worldwide International Inter Disciplinary Research Journal, VOL.I, Issue VIII, Jan-Feb-March 2017
Name of Editors :Mrs.Pallavi Shete
Name of Publisher :Shree Prakashan
Year of Publication :2017
ISSN :ISSN 2454-7905, Pg. 78-81.

Research Papers Presented

नामदेव ढसाळ यांची राजकीय भूमिका
Name of Seminar :नामदेव ढसाळ यांचे जीवन आणि साहित्य
Level :State
Period :14-03-2014-15-03-2014
Name of Organizers :मराठी विभाग, मुंबई vidyapith

An Assessment Of Millenium Development Goals:The Human Rights Perspective."
Name of Seminar :Human Rights Issues and Social Justice in India
Level :National
Period :15-03-2016-16-03-2016
Name of Organizers :L.J.N.J Mahavidyalaya,Vile Parle East, Mumbai-57

Equality :At the Crossroads.
Name of Seminar :Social Transformation in Modern India
Level :National
Period :01-04-2015-01-04-2015
Name of Organizers :L.J.N.J Mahavidyalaya,Vile Parle East, Mumbai-57

Ship of Theseus:A voyage of Identity and Change
Name of Conference :Hundred Years of Indian Cinema
Level :National
Period :12-01-2015-12-01-2015
Name of Organizers :Kirti M.Doongursee College,Dadar

Politics of LGBT Identities in Global Era and Understanding in Marathi Literature
Name of Conference :Marathi Literature of Deprived Classes in Global Era
Level :International
Period :08-04-2016-08-04-2016
Name of Organizers :K.M.Agrawal College,kalyan

राजनीती और रामसाहित्य
Name of Seminar :भारतीय संस्कृति :राम साहित्य से जुड़े कला संदर्भा
Level :International
Period :10-02-2012-11-02-2012
Name of Organizers :Sathaye College, Vileparle ,East

White Collar Crime and Sexual Harrasment:The Media Lens Eye
Name of Seminar :White Collar Crime and Personality
Level :National
Period :12-03-2010-12-03-2010
Name of Organizers :M.D.College, Parel, Mumbai

पंचायत राज आणि महिलांचा sahabhag
Name of Seminar :Panchayat Raj in Maharashtra
Level :State
Period :11-09-2009-12-09-2009
Name of Organizers :Shivale College,Shivale, Murbad, Thane

Knowledge to Infotainment:Marathi Literature in Contemporary Maharashtra
Name of Conference :Maharashtra 1960-2010:Imaging the Past and Envisioning the Future
Level :State
Period :22-01-2010-23-01-2010
Name of Organizers :V.G.Vaze College, Mulund, East.

Has Indian Cinema Come of Age?
Name of Conference :भारतीय सिनेमा और सामाजिक यथार्थ
Level :International
Period :05-01-2015-06-01-2015
Name of Organizers :मणिबेन नानावटी महिला महाविद्यालय,मुंबई

Popular Writings

yashacha marg
Name of Book :maharashtra times
Name of Publisher :Articles in Maharashtra Times
Place of Publication :Mumbai
Date of Publication :09-11-2015
Nature of Publication :Career guidance article

F.Y.B.A
  • Paper 1 - Introduction to Political Theory

S.Y.B.A
  • Paper 2 - Indian Political System
  • Paper 3 - Public Administration

T.Y.B.A
  • Paper 4 - Political process in Maharashtra
  • Paper 5 - Pollitical Thought
  • Paper 6 - International Relations
  • Paper 7 - Local Self Government
  • Paper 8 - American Political System
  • Paper 9 - Teaching Politics Through Films