Political Science

If DAV College Jalandhar is recognised as the ‘flagship’ institution of DAV Colleges Managing Committee, New Delhi, the Post Graduate Department of Political Science enjoys the enviable position of being a real ‘power house’ of the college academic and co-curricular activities.

In fact, it is one of the oldest departments which came into being with the founding of the college in 1918. Prof. P. N. Vigand D.C. Bhalla served this department with great devotion and laid the sound foundation of it to be raised to the Post-Graduate level in 1953, when Prof. R. L. Bhatia took over as its Head. With rare distinctions Prof. R. L. Bhatia guided the destinies of post-graduate department till his retirement in 1968.

It is a matter of legitimate pride that after Prof. R L Bhatia, the department was served and led by eminent teachers and educationists like Prof. V N Chawla, Dr. K C Mahindru, Prof. K K Ghai, Prof. D K Sud, Dr. R P Dhand, Prof. P L Chopra,  Prof. Satish Tandon, Dr. B.B Sharma, Dr. Ashwani Sharma and others. These great scholars and administrators carried forward the task of teaching Political Science with examplary devotion and commitment to maintain high prestige and traditions of all round excellence.

Department of Political Science

Faculty

  • Sh. S.K. Oberoi M.A.,M.Phil.
  • Dr. Raj Kumar M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.
  • Dr. Dinesh Arora M.A., Ph.D.

Courses

B.A.

(Pol. Sc. as a subject)

M.A.

Pol. Sc.

B.A.

Public Adm. as a subject

B.A. (Hons.)

Pol. Sc.

Whoever you are or want to be you may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you.” —Marshall Berman

Career Options

 
  • IES Officer
  • IAS/IPS/PCS Officer
  • Teaching Profession
  • NSSO Officers
  • Bank Employee
  • Insurance Employee
  • M. Phil. and Ph.D.
  • Research Scholar(After UGC-NET)
  • PG Courses in M.A.(Eco), MCA, MBA, M.Sc.(Math),M.Sc.(Stats) after B.Sc.(Eco)

Distinctions of the Department

  • Department has the distinctive record of glorious academic and co-curricular achievements.
  • Department alumni include a large number of educationists, sports persons, artists, diplomats, political leaders, social activists, army officers and civil servants.

Research Journal

Bi-Annual Research Journal - Journal of Political Science

The Department has the enviable distinction of being the only Department located in this part of the country, publishing its own Bi-annual Research Journal – The Journal of Political Science (earlier known as Journal of Political Studies). It was founded by Prof.V.N. Chawla in 1968, and Dr.K.C. Mahindru, Prof.K.K. Ghai and Prof.D.K. Sud became its successive editors. In the year 2005, after a short break Prof. Satish Tandon revived it under a new name – The Journal of Political Science. 
Till date the department has brought out three special numbers of this Journal- one each on Fundamental Rights, Local Self Government and 42nd Amendment. A detailed bibliography of 42nd Amendment was also published in September 1976 issue of the Journal.
This research Journal is now recoginsed as one of the leading journals in Political Science at home and abroad and has been assigned ISSN no. 0976-8254. It is also registered with the Registrar Newspaper of India, New Delhi under RNI No. PUNENG/2005/18316.
The Department has reasons to feel proud that the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Paris gave recognition to our Journal when it referred the Journal in its newsletter.
This Journal has the honor of having contributions from prominent scholars of USA, Canada, Germany and India. It has wide circulation at home and abroad, and is serving the academic needs of students and scholars of Political Science.

Glorious Results

Name

Course

Position in University

Year

Parul Sharma

MA-II

Merit

2012

PriyankaChadha

MA-II

Merit

2010

Activities of the Department

Students enrichment programmes

  • Extension lecture was organised on theme “Global Warming”.  The keynote speaker Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Head & professor, Department of Political Science, GNDU, Amritsar, on February 9, 2013.
  • Extension lecture was organised by the Post Graduate Department of Political Science DAV COLLEGE on the topic “Dr. B.R Ambedkar’s prosperities on Social Justice”on February 21, 2010. The keynote speaker Dr. Gayan Singh Bal.
  • Extension lecture was organised on theme “International Terrorism and it’s impact on India”. The keynote speaker Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Head & professor, Department of Political Science, GNDU, Amritsar, on October 18, 2009.
  • Extension lecture was organised on theme “ Role of Gadhar Lehar in Freedom struggle of India”. The keynote speaker was Dr. Harish K. Puri, Former Head & professor, Department of Political Science, GNDU, Amritsar, on February 6, 2009.
  • Extension lecture was organised on theme “Career Development programme”. The keynote speaker was Shri Rajinder Bhagat, Indian High Commissioner to Mazambique, on September 14, 2009

Facilities/major lab equipments along with supervisory staff

  • Library of College has an independent Political Science Section, which students can use or refer to freely as Library provides open shelf system. Internet facilities for Staff & Students.
  • Department has Computer with Internet Connection and Printer.
  • Department has a Lecture theatre with Multimedia Projector.

Visit of Expert/guest faculty

  • Dr. Kuldeep Singh, Head & professor, Department of Political Science, GNDU, Amritsar.
  • Dr. Harish K. Puri, Former Head & professor, Department of Political Science, GNDU, Amritsar.
  • Dr.Jagroop Singh, Head & professor, Department of Political Science, GNDU, Amritsar.
  • Prof. K K Ghai, Former Head & professor, P.G. Department of Political Science, DAV College, Jalandhar.

Post Graduate Department of Political Science enjoys the enviable position of being a real ‘power house’ of the college academic and co-curricular activities.