Taphou Phyamai, Senapati District 795106, Manipur
Political Science Department
Inaugurated in the annum 2000, the Department of Political Science laid its foundation with the introduction of an undergraduate program. In light of the continuous advancements and consequential achievements exhibited by the department over the intervening years, the institution, cognizant of its evolving academic stature, proceeded to inaugurate the Masters Programme in the year 2022.
The department’s avowed mission is to impart profound knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the discipline, equipping individuals with the acumen to actively participate in both the academic sphere and the competitive job market. Furthermore, the department aspires to cultivate a visionary outlook, igniting the political imaginations and instilling enduring values in students. This multifaceted vision seeks to empower individuals to contribute meaningfully to society by endowing them with the capability to make judicious political decisions and critically engage with the intricate dynamics of the social milieu.
Since its inception, the department has conferred degrees upon an excess of 500 graduates in the field of Political Science. A considerable cohort of graduate students originating from this department has subsequently embarked upon advanced studies at diverse universities nationwide.The department’s unwavering commitment to its mission is discernible through an annual enrollment rate into the honors program that surpasses that of any other department within the college by a substantial 40%. Furthermore, the department demonstrates an annualized growth in student enrollment, standing at an impressive 6%.This steadfast dedication to nurturing a cadre of erudite individuals for higher studies and academia culminated in the initiation of the Masters program in the auspicious year of 2022.
COURSES OF UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES (NEP)
I.Core Course: This is a course which is to be compulsorily studied by a student as a core requirement to complete the requirement of a programme in a said discipline/subject of study. Each of the core courses shall contain two components: Theory and Practical/Tutorial. Theory Paper having Practical shall carry 4 Credits so that the practical carries 2 Credits. Theory Paper having Tutorial shall carry 5 Credits so that Tutorial carries 1 Credit.II. Elective Course: Generally, an elective course is a course which can be chosen from a pool of courses which may be very specific or specialized or advanced or scope or which enables an exposure to some other discipline/subject/domain or nurtures the candidate’s proficiency/skill.An elective course may be three types: (a) Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Course: Elective courses offered by the main discipline/subject of study are referred to as Discipline Specific domain. Each course is to advance knowledge and skill in the core domain. Each of the DSE course shall contain two components: Theory and Practical/Tutorial. Theory paper carries 4 credits, Practical carries 2 credits and Tutorial carries 1 credit. (b) Dissertation/Project/Internship: An elective course designed to acquire special/advanced knowledge is termed as dissertation/Project. This is considered as a special course involving application of knowledge in Dissertation/Project Work/Internship is optional and it may be offered in lieu of a discipline specific elective paper in 8th Semester.(c) Generic Elective Course (GEC): An elective course chosen generally from an unrelated discipline/subject, with an intention to seek a wide exposure is called a Generic Elective. A core course offered in a discipline/subject may be treated as an elective by other discipline/subject and vice versa and such electives may also be referred to as Generic Elective. Each of the GEC Courses shall contain two components: Theory and Practical/Tutorial. Theory Paper carry 4 credits, Practical carries 2 credits and Tutorial carries 1 credits.III. Ability Enhancement Course: The Ability Enhancement Course may be of two kinds: Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC) and Skill Enhancement Course (SEC). AECC course are the courses based upon the content that leads to knowledge enhancement: (i) Environmental Science and (ii) English/MIL Communication. These are mandatory for all disciplines. SEC courses are value-based and/or skill-based and are aimed at providing hands-on-training, competencies, skills, etc. These may be chosen for a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/or skill-based knowledge. Each of the AECC and SEC courses shall carry 4 Credits.The syllabi and Course Structure of Elective Course (DSE, GEC), AECC and VAC is given in their respective Admission Form, respective Department and also available in the College Website as per the Manipur University NEP-2020 Ordinance for UG Programme as Approved by the Academic Council dated 14th June, 2022.IV. Value Addition Courses (VAC): These are courses that will help develop all capacities of human beings intellectual, aesthetic, social, physical, emotional, and moral in an integrated manner. It includes subjects like Yoga, Sports, Health Care, NCC, NSS, Ethics, Culture etc. VAC Courses may be chosen from a pool of courses. Each VAC Course shall carry 2 Credits.The syllabi and Course Structure of VAC is available in the respective Department.
COURSE STRUCTURE OF UNDERGRADUATE (UG)
Course structure for 4-year undergraduate programmes
CONTINUOUS INTERNAL EVALUATION
Throughout the duration of their academic pursuits, students undergo continuous assessment and evaluation through a series of class tests and unit tests. In addition to individual class tests, a minimum of two comprehensive unit tests are administered each semester preceding the final end-of-semester examination.
Internal evaluation encompasses various facets, including:
Moreover, a remedial class framework is in place to address any academic challenges students may encounter. This provides additional support and guidance to enhance their comprehension and performance.
Above all, meticulous documentation and maintenance of an action plan encompassing all forms of activities are diligently undertaken by the concerned department, ensuring a systematic and organized approach to the educational process.
CAPACITY BUILDING AND SKILL ENHANCEMENT
To immerse students in the culture of dialogue and inquiry, we facilitate various activities such as group discussions, presentations, group meetings, and class observations. Additionally, students participate in weekly ethics classes aimed at assisting them in navigating the complexities of moral decision-making. Periodic skill enhancement sessions are conducted to offer practical training and foster competence.Furthermore, we arrange frequent seminars and workshops to keep students abreast of academic developments, current political events, and provide guidance on career choices.
ACTIVITIES/PROJECTS & OTHERS
To enhance the efficacy of learning, the department has implemented diverse activities to invigorate students within the confines of the classroom. Students are encouraged to actively engage in these activities as a means of gauging their understanding of the material. Following each lecture, open-ended questions related to the day’s topic are posed, prompting students to articulate their insights. Emphasis is placed on real-time student reactions, fostering the identification of trends and the consideration of alternative perspectives.Evaluation methods such as chain notes and brain writing are employed to assess learners’ knowledge and comprehension levels. Depending on the subject matter, students may be tasked with creating concept maps to enhance their understanding of the issues covered.Moreover, students are enrolled in various cells and clubs, participating in outreach activities organized by the NSS and other cells and clubs. As part of their projects, the department arranges field trips or study tours, immersing students in specific locations or villages for surveys. Based on the data collected during these excursions, students are required to compile survey reports to be submitted to the department. This mandatory report submission provides students with opportunities to interact with individuals from diverse walks of life, including local residents and villagers.
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