The Department of Political Science was established in 1969 in Mathabhanga College and is amongst one of the oldest departments to have started in the College. The Department offers both Honours and Programme courses to the students. At present, the department has 6 faculty members. The teaching-learning method of the department includes Classroom lectures, seminars with active student participation, movies on the course-related topics, PowerPoint presentations. Occasional internal evaluations like Viva, written class tests, class presentations are held to evaluate students’ performance. Apart from the academic activities the department also organizes various programs and encourages students to participate in many activities like quiz competitions, youth parliament, etc to help build up their morale and boost their confidence. The department faculties also share a very amicable relationship with the students and create a favorable environment so that the students can access and approach the teachers with their problems if any.


Programme Outcomes

  • Political science delves into the study of governments, public policies, and political behavior. It is a social science that uses both humanistic perspectives and scientific skills to examine the countries and regions of the world.
  •  As a political science student, you will hone the writing, communication, analytical, skills that are fundamental to part of education.
  • This kind of education will prepare you to think critically and independently, help you appreciate differing points of view, and broaden your knowledge of current affairs.
  • The study of political science serves as excellent preparation for law school and into administrative roles
  • The various topics offered in the course will help you gain knowledge about the workings of governments, political parties, public policies, and laws.
  • Studying political science grounds students in the importance of political participation their political rights and prepares them to take part in the political life of their communities and the nation

Programme Specific Outcomes:

Political Sciences as ‘Master Science’ had spawned International Relations, later emerging as an autonomous discipline, Comparative Politics later shifting to Area Studies and Public Administration which again became an autonomous discipline though taking a turn to management and policy studies. This Masters programme provides a broad view of this disciplinary development.  

  • The programme provides a balanced treatment between the Western and the· Indian political thought and theory.  
  • The programme provides a balanced treatment to both empirical and normative aspects of the discipline of Political Science. The students get a balanced footing on concepts and methodology as the programme has made Research Methodology and Field Research compulsory.  
  • The programme draws inputs from allied disciplines and empowers the students with an interdisciplinary focus and understanding.  The Programme draws on research thrust areas of the Department like India’s state and sub-state politics, public policy, India’s foreign policy, women and politics and social movements, to name a few.  
  • The programme supports problem solving skills, thinking, creativity through assignments, project work, both individual and group based.  
  • The programme empowers and motivates students for research in Political Science and related fields.  Since the Department has its own dedicated library students get enough opportunity to prepare for competitive examinations.

Course Outcomes

  • It understands inspires political philosophy, ideologies and the nature of Indian Constitution.
  • Comparative study of international politics and role of women in politics.
  • It understands the student’s different types of Government and their policies.
  • It helps the students to understanding responsibilities and rights of the citizens of a country.
  • It helps the students what is happening in the countries around the world, issues the people are facing or new laws are being implemented.
  • It understands the structure and working of the state, the separation of power, the judicial and legal system, scheme of welfare and social services.


  • Lawyers
  • Educator (High School/College and University)
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International affairs
  • International Non-Profit Administrator
  • Political consultant
  • Social media manager
  • Campaign staff
  • Legislative assistant
  • Public relations specialist
  • Journalism
  • Public Policy Analyst with Government or Private Business
  • Position in government administrative office




Prof. Sukanta Sarkar (HOD)

Assistant Professor (2016 till date)

MA 2010

UGC NET 2013

 Area of Specialization: Political Thought and Theory

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Prof. Priyanka Chettri

Assistant Professor (2016 till date)

MA  2013

WB SET 2013

 Area of Specialization: Political Thought and Theory

 Research Interests: Gender Studies, Identity politics, Environmental Politics.

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Smt Nadira Begam

 Govt. Approved Part-Timer ( 2003-2019)

 SACT ( 2019- till date )

 MA 2002

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Sri  Subash Barman

Date of joining 2011

SACT 2019 till date

MA 2003

B.Ed 2012

Area of Specialization: International Relations

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Sri   Kamal Chandra Barman

 Date of joining 3/12/2013

 SACT  (2019 till date)

  MA  2011

  Area of Specialization: International Relations

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Smt. Paromita Acharya

Date of Joining 2011

SACT 2019 till date

 MA 2002

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The Department follows the course guidelines and syllabus as given by the Coochbehar Panchanan Barma University. The dept teachers distribute amongst themselves the various topics given in the course syllabus.

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A UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Consumer Awareness and Rights in India was jointly organized by the Department of Political Science and Department of Commerce from 15th- 18th March 2019.

A special lecture on Understanding of Article 370 by Dr. Tanvir Arshad from Presidency University was organized by the department on 6th September 2019. The students and the teachers engaged in healthy discussion and gained knowledge about the topic.

A webinar on the Thoughts and Ideas of Dr. Radhakrishnan and its relevance in contemporary times was held on 5th September 2021.

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The Department held a Parents-Teachers meeting on 5th March 2019 to create a common platform so that the teachers can easily interact with the parents and students collectively.

 An Online meeting Parents Teachers Meeting was held on 15th and 17th August 2021 to discuss the issues and hear grievances about the online classes during the pandemic.

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 The department organized students’ lectures on 20th march 2019 where the students actively participated and exhibited exemplary skills. The activity also helped them to boost their confidence and helped them in their public speaking.

The students of the department participate in the District level Youth Parliament Competition organized by the Department of Parliamentary Affairs every year held in various colleges. 

Every year the students organize a teacher’s day celebration and felicitate and celebrate the teachers for their work.

On 26th Nov 2021 the department celebrated Constitution day and plans to further organize various programs like these to educate the students.

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