P.G.Department of Political Science



P.G.Department of Political Science

About P.G.Department of Political Science


—The Department of Political Science was established in 1961, and aims to carry forward the legacy of academic excellence of General Shivdev Singh Diwan Gurbachan Singh Khalsa College, Patiala. It offers Political Science as an elective subject in B.A. and B.A. Honors in Social Sciences and Masters in Political Science. Incorporating a strong interdisciplinary emphasis in the structure and design of its prescribed syllabi it fosters a systematic and scientific understanding of political systems, policymaking, government procedures, and theories and practices of international politics. Since 2016, the department is framing its own curriculum under the Autonomous Status of college given by the UGC. The Curriculum is focused more on practical use of the knowledge of the subject.  The department spends most of its time on forming its students to be of good character, responsible citizens and capable of good acts. The students are also exposed to the prospects of pursuing careers in civil services, higher education and research ,journalism law and governance at the national and international level.
Objectives of Department: 
—To avail the qualitative education in Political Science at UG and PG levels.
—To ensure the overall personality development of students through extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
—To organise various extension activities for the cultivation of human values and National integration.
—To develop a sense of Civic Responsibilities among the students.
—To provide guidance for the preparation of  Competitive Examinations.


P.G.Department of Political Science
Dr. Upasna Garg
Assistant Professor


Dr. Jagtar Singh
Assistant Professor

M.Phil, Ph.D

Harmanpreet Singh
Assistant Professor

MA, M.Phil., UGC NET

Manpreet Kaur
Assistant Professor

M.A. ,M.Phil., UGC-NET



P.G.Department of Political Science
PG Courses


  • M.A. in Political Science:                                                                                                                                                                                                            M.A. in Political Science develop skills like negotiation & communication skills, writing skills, generic and analytical reasoning, and public response management. It equips you to choose from many promising careers such as law, education, journalism, politics, civil services, etc. After doing post-graduation in Political science students will demonstrate substantive knowledge of institutions, processes and values that shape politics within states and the major theories, concepts, and foundations that help them to understand the complications of political systems. Post-graduation in political science paves the way to higher studies, research and jobs in teaching. This subject deals with the system of governance and analysis of political activities, political thoughts and political behavior. This program covers the major fields of Political Science and offers a rich set of specialization possibilities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Program Outcomes: Two years M.A. in Political Science program is designed to enable the students to:
  • —Develop conceptual clarity of major theories and concepts of Political Science and related sub-fields.
  • Comprehend how power operates at different levels: personal/social/domestic and international and their inter-connectedness.
  • —Analyse public policy formulations, implementation, problems and available public policy choices.
  • —Develop critical thinking, articulate arguments on key issues of public policy and politics.
  • —Demonstrate competency in basic social science research techniques and methods including qualitative and quantitative methods of research design and techniques.

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  • B.A. (Honours) in Social Sciences ( for the Aspirants of Civil Services )                                                                                                                The Social science programme fosters an interdisciplinary approach to the study of humanities and social sciences, aiming to promote holistic education. This program also assists students in acquiring empirical knowledge of those aspects of human experience that are social, political, economic and geographical. Graduate students can build strong research skills, analytical, reasoning ability and writing skills which can benefit them in multiple carrier paths. Graduation with social science subjects paves the way to different government jobs such as UPSC, PPSC, SSC, PPS and students will be able to get admission in any Master's Programme and law courses.                                                                                                                                                                                            Program Outcomes: Program outcomes contain creating and developing among students aptitude/skill/ability/capacity for: 
  • —Employment
  • —Research
  • —Critical thinking
  • —Social Awareness and Interaction
  • —Political consciousness
  • —Ethics and Responsible Citizenship
  • —Awareness of and Sensitivity to Environment and  Sustainability
  • —Women Empowerment and Inclusive Education                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Click here for Subject/Course Details)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Political Science as an elective subject in B.A.                                                                                                                                                              Graduate students studying political science build strong research skills, analytical, reasoning ability and writing skills which can benefit them in multiple carrier paths. Graduation in political science paves way to different government jobs such as UPSC, SSC, PPS, Banks and students will be able to get admission in M.A. Political Science and law courses.     

    Program Outcomes: The Bachelor's program will able students to:

    —Develop a substantive body of knowledge about the history and evolution of the discipline, including its various approaches and methodologies.

    —Acquire the capacity to gather and analyze primary and secondary data on domestic or international politics and critique existing studies.
    Improve critical thinking and reading ability.
    —Students will be able to get admission in MA Political science and Law courses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 



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P.G.Department of Political Science

Dr. Jagtar Singh,

Head, PG Department of Political Science,

GSSDGS Khalsa College Patiala.


Email: jagtarsinghkcp82@gmail.com


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