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Political Science

         Political Science was introduced in the College as a course of study almost at its inception in 1959 because it adds value to women’s education in several different ways. First, it contributes to a solid liberal arts education and prepares them for citizenship a very important objective of this college. Twenty centuries later, it is the responsibility of all citizens to learn something about the political system in which they will spend their lives. Educated people ought to know something of the nature of government even if they have no professional interest in political science. Second, a degree in political science furnishes an excellent background for graduate study in political science, law, administration, business, and international relations. Political science helps students develop reasoning and analytical skills and build competence in oral and written expression.  In addition, the department of political science requires students to acquire basic skills in statistical analysis and computer competency. Third, there are some careers for which an extensive training in political science can be most useful. This is true especially for those planning to seek careers in higher education, the legal profession, state and local government, urban planning, the federal bureaucracy, journalism, the military, law enforcement, teaching, the civil service, or in any of the proliferating organizations that seek to monitor the political process to influence the content of public policy. Further, the training students receive in political science will be useful to students no matter what their ultimate career choices.

Political Science- in the broadest sense, is the study of politics, particularly as it relates to governments and people.

Scope of Politics as taught in the College:

$ The origins and preconditions for governments, the growth and evolution of governments, and the decline and conflict among governments.

$ How governments are structured, how governments make decisions, the policies that result from political decisions and the consequences of the policies, and how governments manage societal and international conflicts.

$ Study people - their values and positions on issues, their preferences among candidates, their support for public officials, and their appraisals of their government.

$ How governments ought to be constituted, and how they can best serve their citizens.

HIGHLIGHTS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 

The Department offers Civics for the Intermediate and Political Science for the Degree courses.

Core Areas of the  Undergraduate Course :

                                                                        Political Science Principles Theory & Institutions

                                                                        Principles, Theory.& Institutions –II

                                                                        Indian Government.& Politics

                                                                        Government.& Politics of Andhra Pradesh

                                                                        Principles of Public Administration

                                                                        Political Thought

                                  International Relations & Politics   

  General Education Course - Contemporary India, Polity & Society

                               - Human Rights Basic course *

                         *Renamed as  Human Ecology to be offered from 2013-‘14

 Interdisciplinary Elective - International Relations.

'Principles of Public Administratin',  'International Relations' and 'E-Governance' are the unique features of the curriculum as different from the University syllabus.

Achievements of Faculty Members

 Dr. G. Ramalakshmi

·        Presented a paper on Globalization- Gandhi in National Seminar on “Hegemony, Resistance and Gandhi” organized by Gandhian Study Center, Andhra University, 30, 31 March 2009.

 Mrs. M. Sandhya

·        National Seminar on “Hegemony, Resistance and Gandhi” organized by Gandhian Study Center, Andhra University, 30, 31 March 2009.

Attended Academic Forums Internal

1.      UGC Regional Conference on “Women in Science”, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous), Visakhapatnam, 1st August 2008.

2.      Two day UGC National conference on ”Effective facilitation skills for teachers in Higher education” St. Joseph’s College for Women (A), Visakhapatnam, 17th-18th Feb.’12

3.      Two day Workshop on Institutional Development ‘Forging a New Future through Appreciative Enquiry’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, 11 & 12 October 2012.

4.      Two day UGC sponsored National Conference on ‘Twenty five years of Autonomy: Experiences, Reality and Vision’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, 1st  & 2nd February, 2013

Ms. S. Nirmala

  1. Two day Workshop on Institutional Development ‘Forging a New Future through Appreciative Enquiry’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, 11 & 12 October 2012.
  2. Two day UGC sponsored National Conference on ‘Twenty five years of Autonomy: Experiences, Reality and Vision’, St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam, 1st  & 2nd February, 2013.

Departmental Activities:

       1.  International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21-june-2015.

  2.  Mehandi Competition was organized  on 09-july-2015.

 

 3.  Activities on Hiroshima Nagasaki Day  on 6-Aug-2015.

 4.  Tanguturi Prakasam Jayanthi Electution on 22-Aug-2015.   

 

    Head of the Department

    Dr. G.Ramalakshmi, M.A., M.Phil,Ph.D

 
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