Political Science

About Us

The Department of Political Science was established in the year 1952. It offers double majors at the Graduation level.

The Department offers the students opportunities to develop their analytical skills necessary to understand contemporary social and political issues with special emphasis on contemporary challenges facing society in India and beyond with greater sensitivity.

The curriculum covers the core areas of Political Science (Political Theory, International Relations, Public Administration, the Constitutional Framework and Indian politics) and develops in depth understanding about various issues and questions of social and political human behavior.

The Department prepares students for diverse career options- post graduation, research think tanks, law, journalism, media and the like.

Program Learning Outcomes :

  • The students will gain an in depth knowledge about the Indian Political Process, Political Theory ,Public Administration, International Relations, Political Thought and Politics in Modern Maharashtra.
  • The students will find the program useful for the preparation of different competitive examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Maharashtra Public Service Commission and other career options.

Teaching Staff

Board Person Name
Dr. Prachee M. Phadke

Assistant Professor
MA (Politics) MA (Journalism and Communication) , SET , Phd (International Relations)


Programs Offered

  • FYBA Paper I Politics: Indian Political System
  • SYBA Paper II Political Theory
  • SYBA Paper III Public Administration
  • TYBA Paper IV Political Process in Maharashtra
  • TYBA Paper V Political Thought
  • TYBA Paper VI International Relations



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The alumni of the department occupy prestigious and responsible positions in several walks of life all over the country and abroad. Graduates from the department go on to occupy positions in public, non-profit and private sectors, in professions ranging from policy development to governance, print and electronic media to academics and other successful careers.



The College Library provides access to students to a wide range of international and national journals, magazines, daily newspapers and books, growing digital media collections and other printed materials to support research and learning in Political Science. Additionally, a numbers of e-resources like J-STOR, Journal of Digital Information, Emerald, Springer Journals, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Encyclopedia Britannica are also available in the Library

Research by Dr.Prachee M. Phadke

  • Presented four papers in national and international seminars.
  • Previously worked as a Research Assistant and a translator in Marathi on the Project “Women and Local Self Government in Urban India.” The project was jointly conducted by French Centre for Social Sciences (New Delhi) and the Indian Institute for Social Sciences (New Delhi)
  • Presented a research paper in the 11th Mani Kamerkar Memorial One Day National Seminar on “ Gender in the Indian History”. The seminar was organized by PTV Association’s Sathaye College, Department of History on Saturday 23rd September 2017. The title of the paper was ‘Gender Perspective in dismantling the Terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir: Mobilizing the Invisible Face of Terrorism’
  • Presented a research paper titled ‘ Beyond security agendas: Health Diplomacy, Pandemic and the QUAD’ in Two day National seminar organized by VPM’s Centre for International Studies (Regd.) on Changing Contours of Indo US Relations with special reference to issues like Trade, National Security Strategy, Covid 19 and underlying Geo Political Trends on 26th and 27th February 2022.
  • Publications- Published a research paper titled ‘India and Japan Renewed Expectations for a Strategic Partnership ‘in the book titled ‘Act East Policy of NDA Government and Primary Goals’ edited by Dr. P.M. Kamath, Publisher - Kalpaz Publication s ISBN No- 978-93-86397-90-4.
  • A research paper on ‘ Beyond security agendas: Health Diplomacy, Pandemic and the QUAD’ presented in Two day National seminar organized by VPM’s Centre for International Studies (Regd.) on Changing Contours of Indo US Relations with special reference to issues like Trade, National Security Strategy, Covid 19 and underlying Geo Political Trends is under publication.


Departmental Activities organized under ‘Polis’
The Department, believes not only in excellence in academic arena but also equal attention is provided to extracurricular activities. ‘Polis’ - the Department's academic interactive event which is designed with an objective to enhance and develop analytical , creative and public speaking skills of students.
Various activities are organized by the Department under the aegis of ‘Polis’ for the benefit of the students in the throughout the Academic year.

Paper Presentation

TYBA (Politics) students presented various class presentations and discussions on the topics in Paper V – International Relations. The details of class presentations are as follows

  • 3rd July 2017-India and United States: Renewed Expectations for the New Partnership
  • 10thAugust 2017 North Korea – Can it challenge the World Peace?
  • 11th August 2017 - G20: Resilience, Sustainability and Responsibilities
  • 14th September 2017 - India China Relations
  • 27th February 2018 - India Pakistan Wars


A Class Quiz on International Relations was organized on 18th July 2017 on the theme of ‘Know your World : An International Relations Perspective’.

Voters Registration Camp

Voters Registration Camp’ in association with the Election Commission Office between 8th and 22nd July 2017. More than hundred students from different streams in the college got their names registered in the Electoral roll through ‘Form 6’ under the initiative.

Field Visits To Different Places

    Places Visited:
  • ManiBhavan, Grant Road, Mumbai
  • Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay ,Mumbai
  • Samyukta Maharashtra Smruti Dalan, Dadar, Mumbai

Guest Lecture:

    Guest Lectures by :
  • Mr. Vinayak Parab -Executive Editor Lokprabha on ‘Indo China Relations on the background of the Doklam Conflict’on 9th September 2017
  • Dr. Narayan Rajadhyaksha on the theme of ‘Preamble to the Indian Constitution’ on 20th January 2022 through Google Meet .

Lecture on Mahatma Gandhiji

The Political Science Students attended a lecture on Mahatma Gandhiji. The event was organised by the NGO Abhinav Bharat at Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai on 2nd October 2017. Students from FY,SY and TYBA (Political Science) along with the Principal Dr. Tushar Desai , Vice Principal Dr Neeta Tatke , Vice Principal Dr. Dilip Maske and the Department faculty Dr.Prachee Phadke , Prof. Ms. Gayatri Gadgil ( Head, English Department) and Prof. Mandar Bhave (Head, IT Department) attended the event.


Department of Political Science in association with the Placement Cell and Department of Geography –MES D.G.Ruparel College of Arts Science and Commerce had organised a Career Guidance and Counselling Programme which was held online on 30th March, 2021, by University of Mumbai’s- Garware Institute of Career Education & Development (UM-GICED) in association with American India Foundation (AIF) and DELL Technologies.

The Department of Political Science and Praja Foundation ( Mumbai based non-governmental organization working towards enabling accountable governance by conducting data driven research on civic issues and inform citizens, media, and government administration) organized online workshop on Praja's Elected Representatives Fellowship Programme Cohort – 4 (Mumbai) on 10 February 2022 to introduce students about the various nuances of urban governance and the Elected Represented Fellowship Programme of Praja Foundation. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Eknath Pawar Data Manager, Praja Foundation through the Google Meet platform.