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Raidighi College
Affiliated to University of Calcutta

ESTD: 1995 (A NAAC Accredited College)
P.O + P.S:- Raidighi, Dist:- 24 Paraganas (South) Pin-743383, West Bengal
 

Department of Political Science

Learning Outcome & Scope of Political Science for UG students: The department runs Undergraduate Honours and General Courses under the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) introduced from 2018-19 session. Politics or Political Science as Greek regarded as “Master of all Sciences” taught in various universities all over the World. Opting Political Science at undergraduate level is quite interesting for those who make career in academics, civil services, & media. Concepts like State, Human Rights, Citizenship, Nation, Liberalism, Governance, etc are some of the widely readable terminologies in newspaper & magazine. This subject is very popular in West Bengal due to its vibrant course structure initiated by University of Calcutta. Most of the CU affiliated colleges, such as our Raidighi College have its Undergraduate Programme in Political Science. In every academic year, majority of students opted Political Science among Social Sciences discipline. Our students showed a keen interest in Bengal politics & governance, Bengal party’s politics, Panchayat election, debates at Legislative Assembly, powers & positions of Chief Minister, relationship between Central & States government etc. Taking participation in Youth Parliamentary Contest, survey in Gram Panchayat, Blocks, & Polling stations are some of the outcome of our UG programme in Political Science. Our newly CBCS inculcate writing enhancement skill in our students through Tutorial Presentation. It helps our student’s zeal of learning and understanding the subject in depth. Students of our college need a formal career counselling workshop with external experts in Political Science, though this type of career guidance is also provided during classes on assigned course paper. But, for general understanding of future prospects, it must be mentioned that this subject is not only confined to Academic & Research. There are lot of career opportunities in this subject e.g; it helps in preparation of civil services, state govt. services, and various staff selection commission exams. One can also have a career in media & journalism, in NGOs, Law firms, legislative research programme, as content writers in various publishing houses. They can work as research associate in various research organisations, governmental bodies, philanthropic organisations and lastly at United Nations.


Pass percentage of last few years:
Year Appeared Passed Pass Percentag
2016-17 14 13 92
2017-18 8 8 100
2018-19 9 7 78
2019-20 15 14 93

Department of Political Science
1 Dr. Hamid Iqbal (MA, MPhil, PhD) Assistant Professor View Profile
2 Prof. Dibbyendu Saha (M.A. M. Phil) Assistant Professor View Profile
3 Prof. Manas Gayen (MA , MEd) SACT-II View Profile
4 Prof. Shakuntala Ghosh (MA) SACT-II View Profile

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Our college, established in 1995, has emerged as one of the most promising educational institutions in the district, as well as in the state. This college is affiliated to the University of Calcutta.
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