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Department of Political Science


  • To transform the Department into a centre for political science expertise.
  • Impact and high-quality education are necessary to concentrate on theoretical, applied and engaged learning in political science in order to improve theoretical and analytical abilities.


  • To play a significant role to increase the gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education in the state of Odisha.
  • To develop a collaborative effort with the government and other National and International research institutions.
  • To make the discipline more inclusive and apply beyond the boundary approach in research and teaching, focusing on theoretical knowledge on politics, research on public policy, understanding of good governance, New Social Movement, Political Socialization, Gender Politics, International Relations, Geo-strategy and Conflict in International system.
  • It is further the department's responsibility to emphasise making the learner active and engaged citizens at the local, national and global levels.
  • It has made possible a multidisciplinary education that is rooted in and supported by philosophical and theoretical traditions.


  • Design and development of high-quality Self-Learning materials (SLM) in English and regional language.
  • Production of audio/video lectures on various concepts of political science in both English and regional language.
  • Development of e-content and offer the MA in political science online mode.
  • Online feedback from the learners to the improvement of Self-Learning materials (SLM).
  • Research activities to be improved through R&D cells and make the learner adopt new approaches in research activities.


  • The Department of Political Science undertakes research, training and extension programmes to impact the array of development in the state, based on the rich heritage of the state.
  • To create opportunities for employment in different sectors both public and private. To advance and disseminate learning and knowledge by different means via technology.
  • To provide access to higher education for large segments of the population, and in particular, the disadvantaged groups such as those living in remote and rural areas including working people, housewives and other adults who wish to upgrade or acquire through studies of Political Science.
  • To promote the acquisition of knowledge in a rapidly developing and changing society and to offer opportunities for upgrading knowledge.
  • To promote familiarity with the substantive character of and problems in the implementation of specific areas of public policy, learners would thus acquire skill in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities.
  • To create awareness of the crucial questions raised by classical and contemporary political philosophers and of some of the solutions proposed by them to answer fundamental questions about the role of politics in human life.
  • To impact knowledge and developed understanding of national political institutions, political culture, political socialization and political ideologies, as well as how public policy is decided upon and implemented.
  • The programme provides options for specializing in political theory, comparative politics, international relations, foreign policy, Indian government and politics, political philosophies, political movement and sociology, etc.

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