Political Science

About Department

Distinctive Features -

  • Department of Political Science with three papers was established in 1971.

  • Department was upgraded to the full-fledged department with 6 papers major in 1990. It is the largest Arts faculty Department of the College. 

  • Adequate and competent faculty.

  •  The Department offers compulsory subjects like Indian Political System, Public Administration, Political Theory, Political Process in Maharashtra, Political Thought, International Relations. It offers optional subjects like American Political System, Urban and Rural Local Government and Learning Politics through Films. 

  •  These are popular career-oriented subjects that help students in preparing for competitive exams like civil services and careers in various fields like law, media, journalism, social work. 

  •  The Department provides continuous guidance to students in developing creative and analytical abilities and employability skills. In pursuance  of that it conducts guest lectures, career guidance lectures, alumni interactions, events like exhibitions, field visits, Legislative assembly visits etc. 

  •  Students of the Department are actively involved in all the co-curricular and extracurricular activities of the College. 

  •  Students of the Department have continuously been awarded the various titles of The Best Student, The Best Arts Student, as well as The Best Sports Student of the College since 2016 onwards for their outstanding contribution in academic and extracurricular activities. 

  •  The result of the Department is quite good. In the history of the Department, five times students have secured University ranking.
    Babita Bargade        1995      1st rank     71%
    Prachee Phadke       1996      2nd rank    70%
    Minal Mhapuskar      1998      2nd rank    68%
    Kumkum Mishra       2002      2nd rank    70%
    Tejasi Bhadari          2013      3rd rank    71% 

  •  Prof. Ketan Bhosale, faculty of the Department was selected by the U.S Government to participate in the team of scholars to study 'American Politics and American Political Thought'  at the University of Massachusetts from 22nd June to 4th August 2017.
  • The Department also secured 3rd prize for the best ‘eco-friendly exhibit’ during Utsav 2019-2020 annual exhibition event organized by the Sathaye College. Received Trophy and Certificate.
  • The Department successfully organized two-day Interdisciplinary National Conference on 9th and 10th December 2022 on the theme of 'Contemporary Issues and Concerns in Globalization, Nationalism and Geo-politics' in collaboration with ICSSR Western Regional Centre. 
  • The Department fosters fellowship/ internship culture among students im the light of NEP 2020 implementation from the Academic Year 2023-24

Achievements of the Students -

  •  The students of the Department have successfully cleared competitive exams like MPSC and also pursuing careers in law and teaching professions, in media, journalism and entertainment industry, in the field of social work and even active politics. 

  •  Harshala Kawale successfully cleared MPSC exam in 2015 and presently posted as Principal Judicial Magistrate at Bhiwandi Court in Thane district 

  • Laaghavi Sawant, presently working as News Anchor on Lokshahi Marathi News Channel.
  •  Akshit Shinde,  successfully completed the prestigious Elected Representatives Fellowship of Praja Foundation in 2018-2019. 

  •  Yashashree Rane and Pravin Zore, two students of the Department have successfully completed the prestigious Elected Representatives Fellowship of Praja Foundation in 2019-2020. 

  •  Bhakti Anerao,  successfully completed the prestigious Indian Political Action Committee Fellowship in 2019-2020.

  • Snehal Jangam,  successfully completed Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Fellowship in 2019-2020. 

  •  Snehal Jangam was also awarded 2nd prize in prestigious ‘Speak for India’ - Maharashtra Edition, India’s largest intercollegiate state-level debate competition organized by the Federal Bank in 2019-2020. 

  •  Shenal Jangam also secured 2nd runner-up position in Jack Pot Round of 51st youth festival organized by the Mumbai University in 2019-2020. 

  •  For 3 consecutive years, students of the Department have won the Best Student Awards of the College. 

  • Urvi Abhyankar Best Arts student of the College for 2017-2018.
    Tanwee Amberkar Best Arts student of the College for 2018-2019.
    Snehal Jangam overall Best student of the College for 2019-2020.
  •  Praja Foundation interns Yashashree Rane and Pravin Zore were appreciated by Deputy Mayor of Mumbai, Shri Suhas Wadkar for contributing to social work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Praja Foundation is a leading NGO working in the area of Urban Governance in the city of Mumbai. 
  • Rohit Sharma successfully completed MBMC's Safai Mitra Internship in 2021 and Swacch Sarvekshan Internship in 2022. He secured the Best Intern Award for his outstanding work from MBMC in 2023
  • Swaraj Malekar successfully completed the Elected Representatives Fellowship of Praja Foundation in 2023. He also secured the Best Arts Student  Award of the College in  2022-23
  • About Subject

  • Political Science is a dynamic career oriented subject.

  • It is a very popular optional subject amongst civil services aspirants. 
  • It includes the study of the Indian constitution, rights of the citizens, democracy and structure of the government, a study of Indian political system, a study of local governments, study of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the government etc.

  • It also includes the study of the world constitutions and comparative governments, foreign policies, diplomacy, and international relations.

  • It is a medium that helps students to connect to the world around them. 

  • Its study ranges from local to global affairs

  • It teaches students to be responsible citizens.

  • It equips students to take up careers in administration, the legal profession, journalism and mass media, and social work.

  • Any student of Political Science with a consistently good academic record, regular attendance at lectures, sincere hard work and effort in term papers, projects and academic assignments, and above all a genuine commitment to the key contemporary issues of the subject, is a sure candidate for a first class at the BA Degree. Such a student qualifies for the following career options:
    Media-related careers (with or without a Diploma in Journalism)
    Television: Journalists, Reporters, Sub-editors, Anchorpersons, Analysts, Forecasters, Specialists, Poll Analysts
    Print media: Reporters, Sub-editors, Writers, Reviewers, Syndicated Columnists, Freelance Journalists, Critics,
    Academic careers (with a Masters Degree in Political Science or related fields like International Relations, International Economics)
    Teachers: Schools / Junior College 
    Lecturers:  Degree College

  • Researchers, Subject Experts, Investigators, Data collectors in Government Institutions like the All India Institute of Local Self Government, in foundations such as the Ford Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, or in Think Tanks and Advisory Bodies such as the Center for Policy Research, American Enterprise Institute

  • Consultants, Analysts, Researchers, Social workers, Social Political Activists, propagandists, public relation officer with Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies such as Amnesty International, AGNI, and United Nations and its related organizations.

  • Government Careers:
    UPSC: Join the IAS/IFS/IPS after passing the qualifying exams.
    State Public Service Commissions after passing qualifying exams
    Grade I officer level through the Banking Services Recruitment Board


Beena Khanolkar

Beena Khanolkar


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Dr. Ketan Bhosale

Dr. Ketan Bhosale

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Course Details
  • [Will be updated soon as per NEP 2020] 
  • Paper 4 - International Relations
  • Paper 5 - Political Thought
  • Paper 6 - Political process in Maharashtra
  • Paper 7 - Learning Politics Through Films
  • Paper 8 - American Political System
  • Paper 9 - Local Self Government  

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