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Teaching Learning

The Department of Political Science employs and utilises a plethora of pedagogical tools to make learning an interactive experience. ICT Tools like smart classroom, Google Meet, Google Classroom, WhatsApp are employed in disseminating information. Lectures are conducted through power-point presentations and video based assignments, and group presentations feature in our teaching learning practices.

Experiential Learning is also promoted through regular field visits and study tours in Goa and the rest of India.
Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking through deductive method with the objective of bringing clarity, consistency and coherence.

Capacity Building

The Department of Political Science constantly strives to engage studentsin various initiatives, in pursuit of a holistic development. Some of the initiatives taken

  • Talk on Fundamental Rights for SYBA students by Ms. Prajyoti Rane (LLB V.M Salgaoncar College of Law, Miramar.
  • Talk on Career Opportunities in Political Science by Mr. Ashish Lal. Head of Promotions Faculty of Governance at the MIT SOG Pune in May 2022.

Mr. Ashish Lal. Head of Promotions Faculty of Governance at the MIT SOG Pune conducting a session with students in May 2022.

  • The Department has also taken various initiatives in capacity building through its outreach programmes. Our students visit Higher Secondary Schools and conduct awareness sessions on the importance of Fundamental Rights of the Indian Constitution.

Department of Political Science students conducting a session on Fundamental Rights for the students of Bhumika Higher Secondary School.

Educational Field Visit of the Skill Enhancement Course students to Cancona Taluka to conduct an opinion survey on Public Opinion of Tourism in Goa.

Courses (Semester wise)


1 FYBA DSC SEM I Introduction to Political Theory

Contemporary Issues in India

3 FYBA DSC SEM II  Politics & Political Ideas.
4 FYBA GE SEM II Contemporary Global Affairs


5 SYBA DSC SEM III Indian Constitution
6 SYBA GE SEM III Introdcution to Human Rights
7 SYBA SEC SEM III Introduction to Political Reporting
8 SYBA DSC SEM IV Constitutional and Social Issues in India
9 SYBA GE SEM IV Human Rights Movement in India
10 SYBA SEC SEM IV Public Opinion & Survey Research


11 TYBA DSC SEM V Western Political Thinkers (Plato To Locke)
12 TYBA DSE SEM  V International Relations
13 TYBA DSC SEM VI Western Political Thinkers ( Rousseau To Marx)
14 TYBA DSE SEM VI India’s Foreign Policy

Short Term Certificate Course on Skills In Public Administration Course Objectives

  • To expose the students to the multifarious requirements pertaining to public administration.
  • To apply the principles and methods of Planning and Organising in administration.
  • To develop communication and leadership skills in a responsible manner.
  • To have a basic understanding of legal procedures pertaining to administrative work.

Course Outcomes After completing this course the learner will be able to :

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Explain different personality types and adapt to behaviours suitably.
  • Integrate various administrative practices to accomplish responsibilities effectively.
  • Develop plans to accomplish responsibilities more effectively.
  • Adapt to stressful work environment in an emotionally balanced manner.

Course Outcomes

F.Y. B. A. Semester I

Course Code And Title

On Completion Of This Course The Learner Will Be  Able To :

Political Science (DSC) POC – 101 , Introduction to Political Theory CO1 Develop an understanding of basic theoretical  concepts in Political Science

CO2  Differentiate  between concepts such as Power, Authority and Legitimacy

CO3  Analyse key elements of the State and its origins

CO4  Express various approaches to the study of Political Science

Political Science GE

Contemporary Issues in India

.CO 1. Explain the different Political and Social Issues of India

CO 2. Analysis the trends in National Politics.

CO 3. Explain the role and importance of Civil Society.

CO 4. Analysis the different Protest Movements in India.

F.Y. B. A. Semester II

Course Code And Title

On Completion Of This Course The Learner Will Be  Able To :

Political Science

POC -102
Politics and Political Ideas

CO1 Apply appropriate concepts to assess political phenomena.

CO2 Evaluate the strength and weakness of the arguments employed in political  theories

CO3 Assess competing interpretations within the conceptual framework of  Feminism and Nationalism

CO4  Develop an understanding of Citizenship and multiculturalism in the context of present day societies.

Political Science

POG 102
Contemporary Issues in India

CO 1. Illustrate and analyse different important international, political and social issues  and its relevance.

CO 2. Describe the threats faced by environmental degradation

CO 3. Analyse the objectives of the Paris Summit 2015

CO 4. Highlight the Refugee Crisis in Europe.

S.Y. B. A. Semester III

Course Code And Title

On Completion Of This Course The Learner Will Be  Able To :

Political Science (DSC) POC 103 Indian Constitution CO 1 Explain the emergence, evolution and importance of the Indian  Constitution.

CO 2 Identify the important features & Parts of the Indian Constitution.

CO 3 Explain the various executive nd their roles and duties (President, Prime Minister Council of Ministers) of India.

CO 4 Explain the functions of the law making bodies

Political Science (GE) POG 107-Introduction To Human Rights CO1 Explain the growth and development of the theory of Human Rights over three generations.

CO2 Sensitised to the multifarious facets of Human Rights Violations and its protection

CO3 Demonstrate a knowledge of Institutional support and Civil Society responses for the protection of Rights

CO4 Develop an understanding of the values enshrined in  Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Political Science (SEC)

POS 102- Introduction to Political Reporting CO. 1   Identify the different methods, and classification of news ( gathering, verification and editing)  in political reporting.

CO. 2  Examine the functions of the three organs of the  government and basic issues pertaining to development, decentralisation Caste, Religion, language.

CO 3. Develop the skills of writing coherent analytical essays on current affairs.

CO 4. Create documentary and short films on various political and social issues.

S.Y. B. A. Semester IV

Course Code And Title

On Completion Of This Course The Learner Will Be  Able To :

Political Science (DSC) POC 104 Constitutional and social issues in India CO 1.  Explain Federal structure of the Indian Constitution and its significance on the Panchayati Raj System.

  CO 2. Analyse the classification and features of Political Parties and Coalition Politics.

CO 3. Assess the criminalisation of politics and identify the reforms in the electoral process.

  CO 4. Highlight major issues in Indian Politics and legislative enactments

Political Science (GE) POG 108 Human Rights Movement in India CO 1 Analyse the growth and development of Human Rights movement in India.

CO2 Inculcated with values of tolerance and respect through the study of Dalit and LGBT movements

CO3 Demonstrate an understanding of People’s movement in the State of Goa through various activist interventions.

CO4 Develop an awareness of the human- environment nexus through the study of Chipko, Nyamgiri and Silent Valley Movement.

Political Science (SEC) POS 103 Public Opinion & Survey Research. CO. 1 Explain the role of Public Opinion in a democratic political system

CO. 2  Construct a Questionnaire for gathering data on Public Opinion

CO. 3  Analyse the Politics of Interpreting Polling

CO.4  Explain the types of Sampling methods in a Survey

T.Y. B. A. Semester V

Course Code And Title

On Completion Of This Course The Learner Will Be  Able To

Political Science (DSC) POC 105 Western Political Thinkers (Plato-Locke) CO 1 Appraised of the rich and diverse perspectives prevalent in Western Political Theory

CO 2   Explain the Idealism in Political Science through the theoretical approach of Plato

CO 3    Evaluate the Classifications of Governments as propounded by Aristotle and  Machiavelli

CO 4     Analyse the social contract theories of Hobbes and Locke

 T.Y. B. A. Semester VI

Course Code And Title

On Completion Of This Course The Learner Will Be  Able To

Political Science (DSC) POC 107 Western Political Thinkers (Rousseau- Marx) CO 1 Prepared for advanced courses in philosophical arguments by figures central to Political thought like Rousseau, Hegel and Marx.

CO 2 Compare competing interpretations of Human Nature and Reason of State as  propunded by Burke, Mill and Rousseau

CO 3 Analyse concepts of Gender and Emancipation in the thought of J.S Mill

CO 4 Evaluate concepts central to German Idealism prevalent in the thought of G.W.F Hegel.

Society Activities

The Department of Political Science, is committed to expanding the student’s world-view. Study tours are one of the activities through which students can open themselves to many possibilities through interactions in different cultural milieus and locales. The Department has been conducting Study Tours to different parts of India including, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh. Students are encouraged to participate in an array of social and cultural activities that instil socially sensitive values.

Tour to Himachal Pradesh organised by the Department of Political Science

While carrying out this agenda, our Department has been active in various academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. One of them has been the annual Inter-College Student Parliament competition where our students have shown their enthusiastic participation and won accolades for the college.

Student Parliament 2018 : Department of Political Science students at the Goa State Legislative Secretariat, Porvorim.