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The Department runs a two year M.A. course in Political Science (64 credits) and Two Research Degrees M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Politics. There is no separate course in Public Administration. Public Administration is incorporated as an integral sub-discipline of Political Science.

M. A. credit & semester system

Since 2000, the department has shifted to the Credit and Semester system. This gives the students flexibility to opt for courses from outside the department. The Credit system encourages students to attend classes regularly and engage in serious pursuit of the MA degree with updated courses offered by the department.

Circular No. 290/2008, Regarding Revised Rules for credit system in Post-Graduate Departments of the University. w.e.f. 2008-09

Research Degrees

The department runs two research degrees—M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Political Science. Following faculty members of the department are recognized by the University as Research Supervisor: Professor Rajeshwari Deshpande, Dr. Harsh Jagzap, Dr. Mangesh Kulkarni, Professor Suhas Palshikar, Professor Santishree Pandit, and Professor Yashwant Sumant. Other research supervisors recognized by the University and working in affiliated colleges are: Dr. Sanjyot Apte (S.P. College, Pune), Dr. Nitin Birmal (Dr. Ambedkar College, Yerawada, Pune), Dr Sharad Ghodke (Abasaheb Garware College, Pune), Dr. Bal Kamble (Dada Patil College, Karjat, Dist. Ahmednagar), Dr Prakash Pawar (Annasaheb Magar College, Pune) and Dr Kantilal Purane (Shivchhatrapati College, Junnar).

M. Phil. and Ph. D. (Political Science)

In order to train students for their further research, the department runs the M. Phil. Course comprising of training in advances in the field and writing of a small dissertation. This course is run within the overall framework of the Rules and Regulations for M. Phil. decided by the University from time to time. The department started the M. Phil course since 1978.
All research students are required to undergo course work involving assignments and training in recent advances and research methods during the M. Phil course. Those research students who obtain direct admission to Ph.D. degree need to do the same course before moving on to their chosen topic of research.

Link to M. Phil./ Ph. D. Course work



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