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