Department of Political Science

Where there is no law, there is no freedom.
---John Locke

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Courses
Undergraduate

Political Science (Honours) under CBCS w.e.f 2018.View Syllabus

Intake Capacity : 38

About the Department

The Political Science Department of Bethune College was established in 1960.The Honours course was introduced in the department in 1965. Since then, informative lectures along with study materials have been provided by the esteemed faculty members to the students which has helped the department to maintain a consistent record of academic success over the years.

Students in the department are motivated to pursue higher studies to enhance their knowledge and compete in various national and state level administrative services examinations. With this aim in mind, the departmental teachers organise class lectures , along with inter disciplinary classes, interactive sessions, use of political maps, discussion on current affairs, tutorial classes etc. through which the students can get a broader perspective of the latest socio-political developments.


Faculty

Suparna Sengupta
Smt. Suparna Sengupta

Associate Professor and HOD
M.A.,M.Phil.
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Ms. Moumita Dutta

Assistant Professor
M.A.,M.Phil.
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Smt. Sanjukta Roy

Assistant Professor
M.A.
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Dipanwita Barua
Smt. Dipanwita Barua

Assistant Professor
M.A.
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Infrastructure

The Department also has a good Seminar Library and Book Bank to help the students all through the year. The Seminar Library has around 405 books and the Book Bank has around 150 books.


Research Activities

The faculty members are actively involved in research and teaching activities,apart from their regular duties in college.Their research areas are versatile in character in various areas of Political Science.


Departmental Prizes/Scholarships

  • Papiya Dutta Roy Memorial Gold Medal is awarded to the student who secures highest marks in B.A. Political Science Honours Examination from Bethune College for Part III (Part I + Part II + Part III).
  • Papiya Dutta Roy Memorial Prize for standing first in B.A. Part I, Political Science Honours Examination.
  • Papiya Dutta Roy Memorial Prize for securing highest marks in B.A. Part II (Part I+ Part II) ,Political Science Honours Examination.
  • Papiya Dutta Roy Memorial Prize for securing highest marks in Part III (Part I+ Part II+Part III).
  • Bharati Dasgupta Memorial Prize is awarded for good academic performance in Political Science.
  • Special Staff Prize for students securing highest marks in B.A. Part III (Part I+ Part II+ Part III), Political Science Examination also awarded from the Department.


Extension Activities

Seminars/Conferences/Lecture organized by the department

Memorial Lectures/Workshop Title & Resource persons Date
The 14th Papiya Dutta Roy Memorial Lecture. This Lecture was delivered by Prof. Sobhanlal Duttagupta on "Rawlsian Theory of Justice". 20th March 2017.
The 15th Papiya Dutta Roy Memorial Lecture. This Lecture was delivered by Prof. Sima Kundu Talukdar on "Lenin-Rosa Luxemburg Debate on Party". 22nd March 2017.
The 16th Papiya Dutta Roy Memorial Lecture. This Lecture was delivered by Dr.Kumkum Chattopadhyay on "Rabindranath Tagore as a Development Thinker". 12th December 2017.
Presidency MUN 2018 Workshop organised in Department of Political Science, Bethune College.   November 2018.


Results

U.G.

PoliticalScience UG Result


Students Section

Achievements of Present Students 

  • Yukta Acharya : Speaker and Organiser in the special session titled Azerbaijan - Geopolitics and Development organized by Tilottoma Foundation.
  • Anoushka Banerjee : 3rd prize Theme walk (2019),NRS Medical College Fest.
  • Arani Biswas (3rd Sem) : participated in the event 'SARS COV -2:Virus and Health issues organised by IQAC,Bethune College., World Environment Day quiz organised by NSS Unit ,IQAC, Saheed Anurup Chandra Mahavidyalaya.Impact of lockdown on Indian Economy :challenges and prospects.Jogesh Chandra College.
  • Tapasya Majumdar (3rd Sem) participated in the event of World Environment Day,organised by NSS Unit ,Bangabasi Morning College.
  • Shiuly Chakraborty (3rd Sem) participated in World Environment Day quiz organised by NSS unit Bangabasi Morning College.
  • Easha Das (3rd Sem) participated in the event of Rangrez(art competition),organised by Rotaract Club of UEMK.
  • Soniya Mondal (3rd Sem) participated in the event of World Environment Day organised by NSS unit,Bangabasi Morning College.
  • Subarna Mustari : JUMUN 2018:United Nations Security Council Workshop Certification Rotaractor for the Rotaract Club of Central Calcutta organising committee member of WORDCON2018 , Freelance Summit.


Achievements of Ex-Students

All pursuing Higher Education


Co-curricular and Extracurricular Activities

  • Subarna Mustari - Ground zero v.3 2018 :: 1st position 'Once upon a time story telling'.
  • Subarna Mustari - Presidency MUN 2018: Best delegate as China in International Marxist Council.
  • Subarna Mustari - Best Reporter ,International Press : Yukta Acharya.
  • Subarna Mustari - Loreto College : ECOLORE 2018 : Words above swords : Best speaker.