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During the course of an institutional self study under the stewardship of Dr. Chandran D.S. Devanesen, the first Indian Principal of the college, Political Science as an academic discipline was introduced at the master’s level in 1963. In 1965, the Department of Politics and Public Administration, headed by Dr M.Abel, was born out of the erstwhile Department of History and Politics. In the year 1967, Political Science was introduced at the Bachelor’s level. In 1981, Dr. A. Mantramurti became the head of the Department after Dr. M. Abel, who retired as the Principal of the college. Later in the same year the nomenclature was changed to Department of Political Science and Public Administration. In 1985 the composite Department was bifurcated into two independent Departments, viz. Department of Political Science and Department Of Public Administration. The Department of Political Science was continued to be headed by Dr. A. Mantramurti, till he became Principal of the college in 1999. The Department was headed by Prof. Ravindernath Chanana since 1999 to 2002, Dr. J. Ramesh Sundar, 2002 to 2014, Dr. A Subraminian, 2014 to 2015, Dr. Crobsy Vijayakumar, from 2015 to 2017. Currently the department is headed by Dr. K. Palani.

The Department has an illustrious record of professors who had served as faculty in the likes of Rev. Duncan Forrester, Prof. Padmavati Arumugam, Dr. S.Krishnasamy, Prof. S.N.Balasundaram, Prof. Ms. Mercy David, Dr. R. Stephen Samuel, Dr. Julius Karunakaran, Dr. M. Suresh Babu, Dr. S.Jeevenendam, Dr. P.Ebenezer Benjamin, Dr. M. Jabaraulla Khan, Dr. D. William Gnansekaran, Dr. Kingsley Alfred Chandrasekar, Mr. A. Ravi Kumar, Mr. P.W.C. Davidar, Mr. Gunashankar and Mr. Sudharshan.

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Programmes Offered: B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D 

Programmes Offered

B.A, M.A, M.Phil

B A Political Science – Revised Syllabus
Choice Based Credit System
With effect from 2017-2018 onwards
        Marks    
No   Title Hours CA ESE Credits  
Semester- I
1 Part-I Language-I 4 50 50 3 Hours
2 Part-II English-I 4 50 50 3 30
3 Part-III Major - 1 Principles  of Political Science 5 50 50 5 Credits
4 Part-III Major- 2 Introduction to Modern Governments 5 50 50 5 24
5 Part-III  Allied-I Political Sociology in India 6 50 50 5  
6 Part-IV a General Course: Introduction to Political Science/BT/AT 4 50 50 2  
7 Part-IV d Value Education 2 50 50 1  
Semester- II
8 Part-I Language- II 4 50 50 3 Hours
9 Part-II English-II 4 50 50 3 30
10 Part –III Major - 3 Indian Constitution 5 50 50 5 Credits
11 Major - 4 Modern Constitutions 5 50 50 5 24
12 Part-III  Allied-I Elements of Public Administration 6 50 50 5  
13 Part-IV a General Course: Introduction to Political Science/BT/AT 4 50 50 2  
14 Part-IV d Value Education 2 50 50 1  
Semester- III
15 Part-I Language- III 4 50 50 3 Hours
16 Part-II English- III 4 50 50 3 30
17 Part-III Major - 5 Western Political Thinkers 5 50 50 5 Credits
18 Major - 6 Political Dynamics in India 5 50 50 5 23
19 Part-III Allied-II Policy Studies – Concept and Theories  /World Civilizations/ History of Tamil Literature-I 6 50 50 5  
20 Part-IV b Personality Development (Skill Based) 2 50 50 -  
21 Part-IV c Environmental Studies 4     2  
Semester- IV
22 Part-I Language-IV 4 50 50 3 Hours
23 Part-II English-IV 4 50 50 3 30
24 Part-III Major - 7 Modern Political Thinkers 5 50 50 5 Credits
25 Major - 8 Fundamentals of Indian Administration 5 50 50 5 27
26 Part-III cAllied-II Issues in Public Policy in India / World Civilizations / History of Tamil Literature- II 6 50 50 5  
27 Part-IV b Personality Development (Skill Based) 2     3  
28 Part-IV b Interdepartment Political Economy of India 4 50 50 3  
Semester- V
29 Part-III  Major -9 Research Methodology and Field Work 6 50 50 5 Hours
30 Major – 10 Framework of International Relations 6 50 50 5 30
31 Major -11 Modern Indian Political Thinkers 6 50 50 5 Credits
32 Major – 12 Issues in Peace and Conflict 6 50 50 5 26
33 Part-IV-b-Computer Skill (Skill Based) Theory & Practicals 2 50 50 3  
34 Part-IV-b General Electives (Skill Based) Introduction to Human Rights 4 50 50 3  
Semester- VI
35 Part-III  Major-13 Contemporary Political Theory 6 50 50 5 Hours
36 Major- 14 Issues in International Relations 6 50 50 5 30
37 Major - 15 Political Ideologies 6 50 50 5 Credits
39 Major - 16 Government and Politics Of Tamil Nadu 6 50 50 5 25
40 Major – 17 Foreign Policy of India 6 50 50 5  
Part-V Extension Activities. (Taken outside class hours) Physical Education / NSS/NCC/Sports/Scrub Society / Service learning program  / Department Association Activities       1 Credit= 1
Total   180     150  

 

 

BRANCH (iia): M.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE
Choice Based Credit System
With effect from 2017-2018 onwards
No Code Title Hours Marks   Credit
CA ESE
Semester-I
1 Major Political Theory   6 50 50 5
2 Major Constitution of India   6 50 50 5
3 Major Western Political Thought 6 50 50 4
4 Major International Relations: Concepts, Theories and Issues  6 50 50 4
5 Elective Modern Political Systems 6 50 50 5
Semester-II
6 Major Media, Public Opinion & Electoral Studies 6 50 50 5
7 Major Comparative Politics 6 50 50 4
8 Major Human Rights   6 50 50 4
9 Major Indian Political Thought  5 50 50 4
10 Elective State and Society in India 5 50 50 5
11 Soft Skills Personality Enrichment  2 50 50 4
Semester-III
12 Major Foreign Policies of Great Powers: USA, EU, Russia & China  6 50 50 5
13 Major India and the World  6 50 50 4
14 Major Research Methodology  6 50 50 5
15 Major Politics and Governance  in India  5 50 50 4
16 Elective Public Administration & Public Policy in India  5 50 50 4
17 Soft Skills Communication Skill and Career Coping Skill 2 50 50 4
18   Internship       2
Semester-IV
19 Major Indian Administration  6 50 50 5
20 Major Contemporary Issues in World Affairs 6 50 50 5
21 Major Dissertation  6 50 50 4
22 Major Political Dynamics in Asia -Pacific  6 50 50 4
23 Elective Governance, Issues and Politics in Tamil Nadu  6 50 50 5
 Total 120     100

 

M.Phil. POLITICAL SCIENCE
Choice Based Credit System
With effect from 2017-2018 onwards
No Code Title Hours Marks   Credit
CA ESE
 
1 Major Great Debates in Political Science        
2 Major Approaches and Research Methods in Political Science        
3 Major Course work & Content Paper in Political Science        

 

 

Faculty

 
 
20180920 125132 Dr. W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar India   IMG 4427
K. Palani
Head of the Department
W. Lawrence S. Prabhakar
Associate Professor
S. D. Christopher Chandran
Associate Professor
N. M. Hariharan
Associate Professor
1 IMG 4423 Vidya
 R. Sridhar
Associate Professor
 S. Sudha
Associate Professor
 J. Diviyan
Assistant Professor
 R. Vidya
Assistant Professor
 DSC 0602 Haans unnamed
Ashik J. Bonofer
Assistant Professor
Haans J. Freddy
Assistant Professor 
Adarsh Vijay
Assistant Professor
 
 
 
 

Conference

 

 Previous Events 

National Conference on Ethics in Higher Education

Organised by

Department of Political Science,

Madras Christian College

 in association with

Globethics.net and Journal of Dharma.

On

November 30 and December 1, 2018.

Venue

Agnes Martin Hall,

Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai – 600 059

 

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Madras Christian College

Tambaram, Chennai -600 059,

Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: 044-22390675 / 22396772

Fax: 044-22394352

Email: principal@mcc.edu.in