POLITICAL SCIENCE

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           The Department of Political Science was started in September 1981. On the retirement of Sri P. Venkateswara Rao, Associate Professor on 30-11-2011, there is only one Associate Professor working in the department. It offers a three year B.A. course with History, Economics and Political Science combination.

           Dr. C. Ramanjaneyulu, Associate Professor, and Head who is well-qualified and experienced, has participated in orientation and refresher courses conducted by various Universities and Institutions from time to time to improve his academic excellence and teaching abilities. He has also served the Department of BC Welfare Study Circle on deputation as its Director.

Political Science Department           The department is provided with a well-furnished separate staff room, a computer system with a printer a departmental library, the required material for teaching such as maps, atlas, globe and well-furnished three classrooms. The total student strength of the department is 220. More than 50% of the students are women indicating the secured and protective atmosphere of the college. Most of the students belong to rural areas and backward sections of the society. The department also engages classes for BSc and BBM students under CBIDE to teach Polity and Government. It frames its own syllabi in the Board of Studies (BOS) under the guidance of outside experts and gets the same ratified in the Academic Council as the institution is autonomous.      

           The department works not only for the academic progress of the students but also for their overall development. The pass percentage of the students has been above 80 on an average. The academic progress of the students has also been good. The percentage of students who reach the universities is around 75 and those who reach the level of M.Phil.,., or Ph.D., are around 5. This is all because of the efforts of the teacher and the semester system which enables the students to be thorough with the prescribed syllabus and prepare well for internal tests and semester-end examinations.

           The department makes it a point to monitor the progress of the students by getting feedback from them with regard to the curriculum teaching-learning-evaluation. The students are at liberty to approach the department for any kind of help they needed to understand the subject. The faculty regularly conducts seminars, guest lectures, group discussions, subject-related quizzes and programmes on “mock parliament”, “freedom of expression” etc.  The students express satisfaction with regard to the syllabus, the methods of teaching, and evaluation.

           Besides, the faculty and the students participate in extension activities such as clean and green programmes, blood donation and grouping camps, plantation, awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS, superstitions and seasonal diseases.
     
Political Science           The alumni of the department have been serving in various state and central government organizations in such cadres as administrators, lecturers, advocates, registrars, police officers, revenue officers and so on. They often come to the college and meet the present students and share their views with them with regard to the subject and institution. The Correspondent of the college Sri P.L.N. Reddy constantly monitors the overall activities of the department and often offers suggestions for the improvement of the department.

           Though the department is small in terms of faculty and students, it has good-facilities with experienced and qualified faculty. It uses innovative methods of teaching of making student seminars as an important integral part of teaching. The department arranges education tours focusing on archeology. As most of the students belong to rural and socially backward sections of the society, their academic progress is constantly observed and remedial coaching is conducted for slow learners.

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