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   DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENMCE

The Department of Political Science offers M.A, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs in political science designed to help students develop knowledge regarding the nature of politics, political problems, political systems, international relations etc. The goal is to prepare the students for a wide range of possible careers including Civil services, teaching, etc.
Programmes Available
  Name Duration Total Seats Fee (in. Rs.)
1 Master of Arts (M.A.) 2 years course in 4 sems.
40 Seats

Rs. 1667/- for boys p.a. and Rs. 1167/- for girls p.a.

2 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) 1 year course in 2 sems. 15 Seats

Rs. 781/- for girls and Rs. 2581/- for boys

3 Ph. D.  
Subject to availability
  1. For those who are already registered with this University Rs.1000/-
  2. For those who have passed qualifying examination from University but are not registered with University Rs.1500/-
  3. Ph.D. scholars shall be charged a research fee of Rs.200/- per month with effect from the Academic Session 2010-2011 in addition to the registration fee as prescribed under 1. and 2. above.
Eligibility
1. Master of Arts (M.A.)

Provided that the candidate having 50% marks in aggregate or 45% marks in the subject concerned in B.A. shall be eligible for admission to M.A. course in Music in the same discipline, he/she has passed in B.A.

Basis of Admission
The admission will be made purely on merit, except where otherwise mentioned, subject to the limitation of seats available and the reservation. The following are the eligibility conditions for admission to various courses, provided further that for the purpose of admission 0.5% and above marks should be considered equal to 1% marks (Notification No. 4-9/94-HPU-Acad. dated 27-6-1995)
2. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
M.Phil. is a full time regular course of study pursued by regular attendance in classes and seminars. A candidate seeking admission to the M.Phil course must have at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST) in the subject concerned at Master's  level. The qualifying marks in the Entrance Test for admission to Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) shall be 50% (at per with Ph.D.). In case of SC/ST candidates, qualifying marks in the Entrance Test shall be 45%.
3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

Ph.D. is a full time regular course of study pursued by regular attendance in classes and seminars. A candidate seeking admission to the Ph. D. course must have at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST) in the subject concerned at Master's  level. The qualifying marks in the Entrance Test for admission shall be 50%. In case of SC/ST candidates, qualifying marks in the Entrance Test are 45%.

Applicants for the Ph.D. programme who have qualified NET along with the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) shall be admitted to the programme directly without having to undergo an Entrance Test.

For the remaining seats in each department, all other applicants shall have to appear for an entrance test. Additional weightage shall be given to the following applicants:

Sr. No. Category Weightage
1 Applicants who have qualified NET/SLET or hold an M.Phil. degree for which initial admission was obtained through an Entrance Test

Additional 10%of the marks obtained in the written Ph.D. Entrance Test.

2 Applicants who qualified NET/SLET and hold an M.Phil. degree for which initial admission was obtained through an Entrance Test. Additional 15% of the marks obtained in the written Ph.D. Entrance Test.
  1. The written component of the entrance test shall carry 80 percent of the total marks.
  2. The interview and discussion on the research proposal of the candidate with the Department Council / Committee shall constitute 20 percent of the total marks
Faculty
 
Name
Designation
Tel. No.
E-Mail
1 Dr. Ramesh K. Chauhan Professor 847,2833847,94180-045250 rkchpu@gmail.com
2 Dr. Harish K. Thakur Associate Prof. & Chairman 846,2833846,94180-08900 chairmanpoliticalscience@gmail.com
3 Dr. Abha Chauhan Khemta Assistant Professor 845,2833845,8894345044 abhackhimta@gmail.com
4 Dr. Bhawna Sharma Assistant Professor 843,2833843,90015400521 drbhawnasharma@yahoo.com
5 Dr. Mini Pathak Dogra Assistant Professor 849,2833849,98168-06629 minidogra90@gmail.com
6 Dr. Vikas Singh Assistant Professor 848,2833848,9418190194 vikas.guleria11@gmail.com
7 Sh. Neem Chand office 0177-2833850,8988341634 neemchand1976@gmail.com
Facilities
  1. Computer systems with Internet facility
  2. Department Library
  3. Journals Subscribed (21 Nos.): Main Stream,India Quarterly,Social Action,Social Scientist,Punjab Journal of Politics, World Focus, Third Concept, South Asian Studies, Indian Journal of Political Science, Journal of India School of Political Economy, Man and Development, Vidhan Mala, Shodharthi, World Affairs
    Janata, Asian survey, Journal of Conflict resolutionPacific Affairs, Political Science Quarterly, Socialist Perspective, Indian Foreign Affairs.
Contact Us
Chairperson
Department of Political Science,
Himachal Pradesh University,
Summer Hill, Shimla, PIN 171 005

Tel. No.
91-177-2833850

E-Mail ID: polscience.hpu@gmail.com
 
 
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