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Academic Calendar Dept. of Political Science (2016-2017)

 

First phase:                 The first phase of the department shall commence from the eighth August in this year and shall close on the day from which

   puja vacation commence.

Second phase:           The second phase shall commence from the date of reopening of the college after the puja vacation and shall continue till the 24th

   day of December.

Third phase:               The third phase shall commence from the 2nd January and shall continue 10 days before the final examination.           

                                                                                    Syllabus, course structure and question pattern both General and Honours as per North Bengal University.

Class opening ceremony:                         8th August (commencement of class, distribution of syllabus, routine, teaching plan, students’ declaration)

Departmental students meet:                5th September

1st Class test:                                                3rd week of September

Publication of wall magazine:                 1st week of December

2nd class test:                                                3rd week of December

College test: as per college schedule

Result publication: January

Guardian meeting: end of the January

Students seminar:  1st week of February

Special class:            February to March

Observation of National Days:   15th August (Independence day)

                                    5th September (Teachers’ day)

                                    12th January (National youth day)

                                    25th January (National voters’ day)

                                    26th January (Republic day)

                                    31st May (Anti-tobacco day)

Syllabus Distribution and Teaching Plan

B.A. Part I (Honors)

Paper I Political Thought

1. Greek Political Thought: main features, Plato: concept of justice and communism

S.D

2. Aristotle: Theory of State, Classification of constitutions

S.D

3. Medieval Political thought in Europe: Main features.

S.D

4. Renaissance thought: Main features contributions of Machiavelli-political thought of Reformation- Badin’s contributions to the theory of sovereignty.

S.D

5. Hobbes: Founder of Science of materialistic politics.

Lo>Rousseau: General Will

S.D

6.  Hegel: Civil Society and State.

S.D

7. Utilitarianism: Bentham and J.S. Mill

S.D

8. Socialism: Utopian and Scientific: main features-sources of Marxism

S.D

9. KautilyaDandaniti, Saptanga and Theory of Diplomacy

P.C.S

Medieval Political Thought in India: Legitimacy of Kinship-Duties and Responsibilities of a Muslim ruler

P.C.S

10. Modern Indian Thought: Rammohan Roy’s contribution to Indian Liberlism

P.C.S.

11. R.N. Tagore Nationalism and Internationalism

P.C.S

12. Subash Chandra Bose: Doctrine of Samya

P.C.S

13. J.P. Narayan Partyless Democracy

P.C.S

14. B.R. Ambedkar : Views on democratic Govt and constitutionalism.

P.C.S

15. J.L. Nehru: Socialist ideas.

P.C.S

Paper II Political Theory                                 

What is Politics – Politics and Political science- Political science as a Social  Science- approaches to the study of politics:  Normative and Empirical and Behavioural

P.C.S.

Theories of State: Individualist and Idealist, Socialist (Fabianism, guild Socialism, Syndicalism).

J.KS

Concept of state Sovereignty; monistic and pluralistic theory- critique of theory of sovereignty: Liberal and Marxist Crisis of state sovereignty.

J.K.S

Relations between state and individual: liberty, equality, rights and law: concepts and their interrelations ground of political obligations-right and Resistance( Green and Barker’s views)

J.K.S

Theories of justice: Plato, Barker and Rawls.

J.K.S

Theories of democracy: Protective (Benthams), developmental (J.S. Mill), Participatory.

J.K.S

Marxian approach: dialectical and historical materialism: relationship between base and superstructure.

S.T

Marx’s conceptualization of Capitalist Society

S.T

Theory  of Class and Class struggle

S.T

Marxist Theory of State: Marx Engels and Lenin.

S.T

Marx and the concept of freedom and democracy

S.T

Marxian Theory of Revolution: Socialist and non- socialist revolution-revolution and violence.

S.T

Mao- Ze –Dong- state and democracy

S.T

     

B.A. Part II (Honors)

Paper III:Indian Government and politics

Framing of Indian constitution: composition and role of the constituent Assembly. Philosophy of the constitution : the preamble

S.D

Fundamental rights and Duties. Directive Principles

P.C.S.

Nature of Federalism- Union-state relation: recent trend(with special  reference to the sarkaria commission)

S.D

Union Executive: President: Position and role, with special reference to coalition government- Vice President-Prime minister-Council of Ministers and Cabinet relationship of Prime Minister and President.

S.D

Union Legislature: RajyaSabha and LokSabha: Organisation, functions (with special reference to financial functions) Law-making procedure, Privileges, relationship of the two houses, Committee system-Speaker

P.C.S

Government in the state: Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers’ Position, Functions, role and relationship. State Legislature: Composition and function

P.C.S

The judiciary: Supreme Court and the High Courts: Composition and functions- judicial activism

P.C.S

Constitutional Amendment Procedure.

P.C.S

Party System: features and trends, major political parties in India(national and regional): ideologies and programmes- coalition politics in India: nature and trends, political parties in West Bengal- an  overview.

J.K.S

Electoral Process: Election Commission: Composition, function and role- electoral reforms.

J.K.S

Classes and Interests: role of organized business, trade unions and parent organization.

J.K.S

Major cleavages in Indian Politics, caste and tribes: reservation issues and languages.

J.K.S

Regionalism and the problem of Nation – Building in India.

J.K.S

     

Paper IV : Comparative Government and politics

Legislature in UK, USA PRC and Switzerland: Composition and functions of the legislative chambers- role of the President of the NPC in PRC- role of second chamber in UK and U.S.A-Committee system in UK and USA- role of speakers in Parliamentary and Presidential system.

S.D

Executive in UK, USA, Switzerland and PRC

UK: Crown Prime Minister and Cabinet

USA: President and Cabinet

PRC: State Council- Comparative study of 1) British Crown and American Presidency, ii) British Prime Minister and American President and iii) British and American Cabinet Systems.

Swiss Executive: its unique features and comparison with the executive of the UK and USA-Direct democracy of Switzerland.

S.T

Judiciary in UK, USA and PRC (with special reference to the procuratorate)

S.T

Rights and Duties of the citizens of UK, USA and PRC: a comparative study.

S.T

Part III (Honors)

                    Paper V to paper VIII

International Relation 1st Half

What is Int. Relation? Evolution of IR- its autonomy as a discipline.

S.T

Actors in Int. Relations: a) State a a actor-evolution of the nation- State system; crisis of the nation-states; b) Non-State actors.

S.T

Basic concepts: Power: meaning of national power- Elements of National Power-national interest, with reference to Ideology: Balance of Power: Concepts and Conditions: Power Vacuum.

S.T

Foreign Policy: Concept and Techniques: Diplomacy, propaganda, military.

S.T

Imperialism, Colonialism and neo-colonialism in modern times; a brief historical outline.

S.T

2nd Half

Major trends in Post Second World War- cold war: origin, evolution and impact on Int. Relations. Features of the post cold war world.

 

S.T

Third world: Features and Problems. NAM: Contemporary relevance; Regionalism: ASEAN, OAU, SAARC, West Asia; Palestine Question since 1980’s.

S.T

 

India Foreign Policy: Principle, evolution and bilateral relations: U.S.A., China and Pakistan.

S.T

 

Foreign policies of U.S.A and China:

evolution and basic issues since the 1980’s

S.T

UNO: Background of International organizations- Organs: Security Council, General Assembly and Secretariat- Principle of Collective Security and its evolution- Peace keeping operations: role and evaluations- UN Human Rights

 

 

S.T

Paper VI:  Society State and Politics 1st Half

Social Basis of Politics, interrelations of society, state and politics.

 

S.D

Nationalism: origin and Features- types of nationalism in the west and the third world- ethnicity and nationalism.

 

S.D

Social stratification of politics: class and caste- Elites; Social mobility and politics.

 

S.D

Social Inequality and politics: the basic issues.

S.D

 

Power and Authority: concept of power- nature and types of authority- authority and legitimacy.

 

S.D

Religion, society and politics: religion in society: Marxist and Non- Marxist views- secular and theocratic politics.

 

S.D

2nd Half

Classification and types of political system.

S.D

 

Political cultures agencies of political socialization with special reference to education and media.

 

S.D

Political Participation-concepts and types-Non- Participation

S.D

 

Political parties- definition, function and types.

S.D

 

Groups in politics: interest groups, pressure groups, Pressure Groups and political parties.

S.D

 

Political development and social change: concept of political development.

S.D

 

Paper VII: Public Administration 1st Half

Meaning of ‘Public’ and ‘administration’- scope of public administration

J.K.S

 

Major theories of organizations: Scientific management, Classical Human Relations, bureaucratic, Simmons’s Behavioral Alternative Model- Principles of Administration: Hierarchy, Unity of Command, Span of Control, Authority, Centralization and Decentralization- Line and Staff, Efficiency and Effectiveness.

 

 

J.K.S

 

Challenges to the Discipline of Public Administration and Response: New Public Administration, Comparative Public Administration- Development Administration,( with special reference to India)- Rigissian Model

 

J.K.S

 

 

Administration in Socialist Countries- Nature and features.

J.K.S

 

 

2nd Half

Continuity and Change in Indian Administration: A brief historical outline

J.K.S

 

 

Bureaucracy in India: Recruitment, training (UPSC, PSC), role in post independent India.

J.K.S

 

 

Organization of the union government: Secretariat Administration.

J.K.S

 

 

Organization of the State Government: Chief Secretary, Divisional Commissioner.

J.K.S

 

 

District Administration: Roles of the District Magistrate

J.K.S

 

Local Self Government: concepts and forms- Municipalities in West Bengal: basic features- Panchayats in West Bengal: basic features- politician- administrator relationship at the rural level.

 

 

J.K.S

 

Planning and Planned administration: Planning commission and National Development Council: organizations and functions.

J.K.S

 

 

Paper VIII: Colonialism & Nationalism in India & Women Politics:

1st Half

Impact of British Rule in India: a) Land system; b) industries; c) education; d) Social stratification.

 

P.C.S

Awakening of Indian nationalism: 1857 uprising- political implication, Role of Indian National Congress.

P.C.S

 

Partition of Bengal and Swadeshi Movement- moderates and extremists- Emergence of Hindu nationalism and Muslim politics- role of revolutionary terrorists.

 

P.C.S

2nd Half

1. Gandhi and Gandhian Movements: non-cooperation and civil disobedience

P.C.S

2.  Emergence of the Left: the left within

congress and the communist

P.C.S

 

3. Government of India Act of 1935: Its main features and contribution to the present constitution and their political implications.

P.C.S

 

Movements: a) anti-caste; b) tribal; c) Peasant; d) Working class and e) environmental movement.

P.C.S

 

 

 

3rd Half

Feminism- Meaning & nature

P.C.S

Women’s suffrage and its impact on Electoral Politics.

P.C.S

 

Women’s empowerment: Political dimensions with special reference to India.

 

P.C.S

 B.A. Part I (General) Full Mark 50x3= 150

Paper 1st 2nd and 3rd

1. Political Theory

Pradip Ch. Saha

2 Comparative Government and Constitution

Jiban Kr Sen

3 Indian Government Politics and constitution

Sukla Das

B.A Part II (General) Full Mark 50x3= 150

Paper 4th 5th 6th

1.Marxian Theory

Sapan Tamang

2 Comparative Government and Constitution

Pradip Ch. Saha

3 Indian Government Politics and constitution

Sukla Das

B.A. Part III (Generral) Full mark 100 (90 +10)

Paper 7th

International Relations

Sapan Tamang & Pradip Ch. Saha

Application- Oriented issues: Youth Parliament (Internal assessment) = 10 Marks

Method adoption for teaching:

Traditional lecture Method.

Interactive session with students

Group discussion

Power Point Presentation of Important Topics.

Departmental Seminar etc.

Question pattens:

Honours (total Marks): 800

5 broad question : 16 x 5 = 80

4 short notes: 5 x 4= 20

Total :100

Part I : 1st Paper(100) and 2nd Paper (100) = 200

Part II : 3rd Paper (100) and 4th Paper(100)= 200

Part III: 5th Paper(100), 6th Paper (100)

            7th Paper (100) and 8th Paper(100)= 400

General (total marks): 400

3 broad questions 14 x 3 =42

2 short notes 4 x 2= 8

Total : 50

Part I: 1st Paper (50), 2nd Paper (50) and 3rd Paper (50) = 150

Part II: 4th Paper (50), 5th Paper (50), and 6th paper(50) =150

Part III: 7th Paper (90) and youth parliament (10) = 100

                                                                                                      Academic Calendar Dept. of Political Science (2015-2016)

B.A. Part I (Honors)

Paper I Political Thought

1. Greek Political Thought: main features, Plato: concept of justice and communism

S.D

2. Aristottle: Theory of State, Classification of constitutions

S.D

3. Medieval Political thought in Europe: Main features.

S.D

4. Renaissance thought: Main features contributions of Machaivelli-political thought of Reformation- Bodin’s contributions to the theory of sovereignty.

S.D

5. Hobbes: Founder of Science of materialistic politics.

Locke : Founder of Liberlism; Property and consent.

Rousseau: General Will

S.D

6.  Hegel: Civil Society and State.

S.D

7. Utilitarianism: Bentham and J.S. Mill

S.D

8. Socialism: Utopian and Scientific: main features-sources of Marxism

S.D

9. KautilyaDandaniti, Saptanga and Theory of Diplomacy

P.C.S

Medieval Political Thought in India: Legitimacy of Kinship-Duties and Responsibilities of a Muslim ruler

P.C.S

10. Modern Indian Thought: Rammohan Roy’s contribution to Indian Liberlism

P.C.S.

11. R.N. Tagore Nationalism and Internationalism

P.C.S

12. Subash Chandra Bose: Doctrine of Samya

P.C.S

13. J.P. Narayan Partyless Democracy

P.C.S

14. B.R. Ambedkar : Views on democratic Govt and constitutionalism.

P.C.S

15. J.L. Nehru: Socialist ideas.

P.C.S

Paper II Political Theory                                      

  1. What is Politics – Politics and Political science- Political science as a Social  Science- approaches to the study of politics:  Normative and Empirical and Behavioural

J.K.S

  1. Theories of State: Individualist and Idealist, Socialist (Fabianism, guild Socialism, Syndicalism).

J.KS

  1. Concept of state Sovereignty; monistic and pluralistic theory- critique of theory of sovereignty: Liberal and Marxist Crisis of state sovereignty.

J.K.S

  1. Relations between state and individual: liberty, equality, rights and law: concepts and their interrelations ground of political obligations-right and Resistance( Green and Barker’s views)

J.K.S

  1. Theories of justice: Plato, Barker and Rawls.

J.K.S

  1. Theories of democracy: Protective (Benthams), developmental (J.S. Mill), Participatory.

J.K.S

  1. Marxian approach: dialectical and historical materialism: relationship between base and superstructure.

S.T

  1. Mars’s conceptualization of Capitalist Society

S.T

  1. Theory  of Class and Class struggle

S.T

  1. Marxist Theory of State: Marx Engels and Lenin.

S.T

  1. Marx and the concept of freedom and democracy

S.T

  1. Marxian Theory of Revolution: Socialist and non- socialist revolution-revolution and violence.

S.T

  1. Mao- Ze –Dong- state and democracy

S.T

B.A. Part II (Honors)

Paper III

  1. Framing of Indian constitution: composition and role of the constituent Assembly. Philosophy of the constitution : the preamble

S.D

  1. Fundamental rights and Duties. Directive Principles

S.D

  1. Nature of Federalism- Union-state relation: recent trend(with special  reference to the sarkaria commission)

S.D

  1. Union Executive: President: Position and role, with special reference to coalition government- Vice President-Prime minister-Council of Ministers and Cabinet relationship of Prime Minister and President.

S.D

  1. Union Legislature: RajyaSabha and LokSabha: Organisation, functions (with special reference to financial functions) Law-making procedure, Privileges, relationship of the two houses, Committee system-Speaker

P.C.S

  1. Government in the state: Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Ministers’ Position, Functions, role and relationship. State Legislature: Composition and function

P.C.S

  1. The judiciary: Supreme Court and the High Courts: Composition and functions- judicial activism

P.C.S

  1. Constitutional Amendment Procedure.

P.C.S

  1. Party System: features and trends, major political parties in India(national and regional): ideologies and programmes- coalition politics in India: nature and trends, political parties in West Bengal- an  overview.

J.K.S

  1. Electoral Process: Election Commission: Composition, function and role- electoral reforms.

J.K.S

  1. Classes and Interests: role of organized business, trade unions and parent organization.

J.K.S

  1. Major cleavages in Indian Politics, caste and tribes: reservation issues and languages.

J.K.S

  1. Regionalism and the problem of Nation – Building in India.

J.K.S

Paper IV

  1. Legislature in UK, USA PRC and Switzerland: Composition and functions of the legislative chambers- role of the President of the NPC in PRC- role of second chamber in UK and U.S.A-Committee system in UK and USA- role of speakers in Parliamentary and Presidential system.

S.T

  1. Executive in UK, USA, Switzerland and PRC
  1. UK: Crown Prime Minister and Cabinet
  2. USA: President and Cabinet
  3. PRC: State Council- Comparative study of 1) British Crown and American Presidency, ii) British Prime Minister and American President and iii) British and American Cabinet Systems.
  4. Swiss Executive: its unique features and comparison with the executive of the UK and USA-Direct democracy of Switzerland.

S.T

  1. Judiciary in UK, USA and PRC (with special reference to the procuratorate)

S.T

  1. Rights and Duties of the citizens of UK, USA and PRC: a comparative study.

S.T

Part III (Honors)

                    Paper VI to paper VIII

  1. International Relations

Sapan Tamang

  1. Society, State and Politics

Sukla Das

3 Public Administration

Jiban Kr. Sen

4 Colonialism & nationalism in India & Women Politics

Pradip Chandra Saha

 B.A. Part I (General) Full Mark 50x3= 150

Paper 1st 2nd and 3rd

1. Political Theory

Pradip Ch. Saha

2 Comparative Government and Constitution

Jiban Kr Sen

3 Indian Government Politics and constitution

Sukla Das

B.A Part II (General) Full Mark 50x3= 150

Paper 4th 5th 6th

1.Marxian Theory

Sapan Tamang

2 Comparative Government and Constitution

Pradip Ch. Saha

3 Indian Government Politics and constitution

Sukla Das

B.A. Part III (Generral) Full mark 100 (90 +10)

Paper 7th

International Relations

Sapan Tamang

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3rd GEN Mock Parliament