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The Department of Political Science at Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya, (Autonomous) Latur, is one of the best departments in Marathwada region. It is dedicated to understanding and explaining Indian politics in the context of current world and domestic issues. The department offers a bachelors degree course for rural and urban students. Students study the structure of local governments, state governments, central government, basic concepts and ideologies in politics, international relations, etc. We practice various learning activities such as seminars, group discussions, projects, debate-clubs, study tours, etc. to increase the analytical skills among the students. The department prepares the students to practice an effective democratic citizenship role. It has a vibrant students association.

The most notable feature of the work of the department is the close and constant association of students and college teachers in various study activities. The Department has always maintained links with college teachers and other post-graduate centers. Initiatives of the department shows awareness towards study of regional political realities in order to develop generalizations on the basis of these realities. The faculty members of the Department have consciously worked to develop the discipline of Political Science in Maharashtra and its terminology in Marathi. From the academic year 2017-18 the department has started a P.G. course in Political Science. The moto behind starting a P.G. course in Political Science is to provide an opportunity to the students to learn the subject in depth.

The syllabus of P.G. includes the subjects, topics of thrust area of the department. Goal and Objectives of the Dept. are as follows: Department of Political Science aims at building an academic community of students and teachers devoted to an open critical and analytical study of the discipline with an imphasis on inter¬disciplinary approach. It also aims at making courses relevant to social needs and to develop in the students an awareness of the basic issues and problems in the country. The goal of Political Science Department is to transmit knowledge of politics into students by offering courses and subjects to study. Courses are designed for students who desire a basic understanding of Indian government and citizenship.

Objectives of the Department :
1) Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles of political science in the structures, institutions, and processes of the India and other nations.
2) Apply the knowledge of the discipline, using technology as well as traditional methods, to contemporary questions.
3) Organize ideas and focus them effectively on the issue in question.
4) Demonstrate an outstanding of verbal and written communicative, analytical and critical thinking skills in various academic and professional settings.
5) Recognize their personal value systems and apply these to their own social and political worlds.
6) Provide content for integrating skills for teacher preparation, graduate, and professionals.

Thrust Areas of the Department:
1) Indian Constitution
2) Indian Government System
3) Socio Economic Impacts on Indian Politics
4) Human Rights and Social Justice in India
5) World Politics and international relations
6) International organizations and role of India
7) Comparative Politics
8) Political concepts and ideologies
9) Syllabus of MPSC and UPSC

Student Centric Activities :
1) Establishment of mock parliament.
2) Study tours – state legislatures, parliament, etc.
3) Rajyashastra Abhyas Mandal.
4) Practicing democratic processes like elections, party politics, etc.
5) Competitions – Elocution, Debate, Essay Writting, etc.
6) Group Discussions
7) Seminars
8) Guest Lecture



B.A. Political Science Programme Specific Outcomes

After completing this specific programme

1) Students will understand the need for a constitution and explain the role of constitution in a democratic society.

2) For the welfare of the society students can demonstrate an understanding of the concepts & central themes of the political ideologies examined

3)Students will able to explain the Governmental mechanism from Gram panchayat to Parliament and can suggest solutions over various issues in its functioning and implementation.

4) Students will use various political concepts and ideology to analyze new situations.

5)Students can work as political analyst, political party adviser, as a research scholar or can be a free lance political thinker and writer.

M.A. Political Science Programme Specific Outcomes

After completing this specific programme

1) Students will be able to describe the history and making of Indian constitution with its philosophical base.

2) Students will be able to explain parliamentary system in India.

3) Students will be able to critically analyze and apply the basic principles of Indian and western political thinkers and scholars.

4) Students will be able to understand the composition and functions of Election Commission of India and other state election commissions and can work as an observer.

5) Students will be able to understand the meaning, nature and scope of the International Relations.

6) The programme provides the students with the capacity to identify issues and problems relating to the realization of human rights.



Photo Name Designation Qualification Resume
Dr. Mahadev Haridas Gavhane Principal, HoD, Associate Prof. M.A., Ph.D., SET, B.Ed., BJ View
Mr. Dnyaneshwar Mahadev Bansode Asst. Prof. M.A., SET, M.Phil, B.Ed. View
Mr. Vikas Dashrath Waghmare Asst. Prof. M.A., NET View
Mr. Shrikrishna Panchal Asst. Prof. M.A., SET View
Dr. Rajshekhar Solapure Visiting Faculty M.A.,B.Ed, BJ, M.Phil, Ph.D View



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Mr. Shrikrishna Baburao Panchal View View
Dr. Rajshekhar Solapure View View View



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2021 - 2022

Name of Activity Day and Date Activity Report
Talent Search Competition 15-08-2021 View
Guest Lecture on ‘Jammu and Kashmir Article 370 and Reorganisation Act-2019’ 24-08-2021 View
One day National Workshop on ‘Intellectual Property Rights in Humanities Streams’ 28-09-2021 View
One day National Webinar on ‘Relevance of Gandhi’s Thought’s’ 02-10-2021 View
Talent Search Competition 10-12-2021 View
Constitution Day Celebration 26-11-2021 View
Constitution Day Celebration 27-11-2021 View

2020 - 2021

Name of Activity Day and Date Activity Report
One Day Capacity Building Program on positive productivity of mind during covid-19 pandemic16-04-2021 View
One Day National Workshop on Techniques to Qualify NET/SET Examinations19-03-2021 View
One day online National Workshop on Research in Social Science17-03-2021 View
Speech Competition16-03-2021 View
One Day National Workshop on Methods and Trends in Social Sciences25-01-2021 View
Guest Lecture on ‘Muktidai Rajkarnache Adhavaryu Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’09-12-2020 View

2019 - 2020

Name of Activity Day and Date Activity Report
Welcome Function for PG First Year08-08-2019 View
Celebrating Teachers Day05-09-2019 View
Voter Awareness Program17-11-2019 View
Celebrating Mahaparinirvan Din06-12-2019 View
Celebrating Savitribai Phule Birth Anniversary04-01-2020 View
Celebrating National Youth Day14-01-2020 View

2018 - 2019

Name of Activity Day and Date Activity Report
Welcome Function01-08-2018 View
Organizing Guest Lecture on Democratic Political System07-08-2018 View
Workshop on Techniques to Qualify NET / SET Examinations10 and 11-12-2018 View
Guest Lecture on Dowry System and Human Rights13-12-2018 View
Essay Writing Competition16-01-2019 View
Educational Visit24-01-2019 to 28-01-2019 View
Voter Awareness Program26-01-2019 to 10-02-2019 View
Organizing Guest Lecture on Democracy and Journalism04-02-2019 View



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Composition of Board of Studies Faculty: ARTS Term: (2021-22 to 2023-24 )

Name of HoD & other faculty member Prin.Dr.Mahadev Gavhane Prof.Dnyaneshwar Bansode Prof.Vikas Waghmare Prof.Sudarshan Patil Dr.Rajshekhar Solapure Prof.Shrikrishna Panchal
Two Subject experts from outside the Parent University nominated by Academic Council 1) Dr.PrakashPawar, Professor, Dept. of Political Science,Shivaji University,Kolhapur. Mob No:7774860495 2) Dr.Hanumat Phatak, Head, Dept.of Political Science,Tuljaram Chaturchand College (Autonomous),Baramati, Dist:Pune. Mob No:7030004488
One expert by V.C.from panel of 06 recommended by the college principal Prin.Dr.Panjab Chavan Digambarrao Bindu ACS College,Bhokar,Dist-Nanded. Mob.No-9405384251
One from industry/corporate/ allied area realating to Placement Dr.Sailendra Deolankar Professor,Govt.Vidarbh Institute Of Science and Humanities, Amravati. Mob.No- 9702035800
One PG meritorious alumnus by principal Dr.Narayan Rajurwar Assit.Professor Dept.Of Political Science,M.S.Kakade College,Someshwarnagar,Tq-Baramati,Dist-Pune. Mob No - 9823924248
Expert from outside for special courses(Co-option) Dr.Abhijit Patil Head Dept.Of Political Science,Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Mahavidyalaya,Junnar,Pune.Mob No-9420817400
Other members of the staff of the same faculty. Prof.Madhav Shelke