Political Science is a social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, nation, government, politics and policies of government. The Department of Political Science is one of the oldest teaching departments of the University. It was established in 1951. Political Science, an ever blooming discipline, has a very comprehensive and expanding social scope perceived as an arts and science both in itself. In this dynamic era of ever changing political environment, this field of study encourages students to explore the basic concepts of nation states, political culture, instability, governance and foreign policy frameworks by using research techniques. Various undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the department help the students to study phenomena of politics and International Relations, enabling enable them to deal effectively with complexities in real time situations at both state and international levels. The classes of BS (Hon) were started in 2010.It was four years degree programs introduced by the HEC.
Since, the department has been growing by leaps and bounds. We are now offering MS and PhD programs as well. In addition, Department of Political Science also published Orient Research Journal of Social Sciences, a peer reviewed and HEC recognized journal in “Y” category.
The Department of Political Science prepares students for various careers and professional degree programs in areas such as law, government, education, politics, and Policy-making. It provides students analytical and research skills those skill are necessary to understand and explain policies, government and international relations. The faculty supports the students arrange the study, to think and act as fully aware and participatory political actors, committed to social justice, political transparency and participation. Students leave the classroom with the knowledge and skills necessary to open doors to various career opportunities.
Our aim is to provide quality education in a peaceful academic environment that fosters integrity, tolerance and human values.
Employment of political scientists is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Political scientists should face strong competition for jobs as the number of candidates is expected to exceed the number of available positions.