Highlights of the Department
- The faculty members are constantly engaged in extension services, presenting papers, publishing articles, projects, and authoring books.
- One of the students of this department is now a judge of Jaipur High Court (Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra)
- Department organizes Seminar, Conference & Symposium on a regular basis on current issues like Human Rights, Women’s Studies, Environment etc.
- Department runs two add-on courses in Human Rights and Value education and Women’s Studies.
- The Department of Political Science is one of the star departments of the College.
FORMATION OF HUMAN CHAIN(10.12.2022) OUTSIDE COLLEGE GATE
A human chain was formed outside the college from to mark the International Human Rights’
on 10.12.2022 from 10:00 AM onwards. All the UG and PG students of Political science and
all the students enrolled in the add on course of human rights and value education
participated in this event. The students had prepared posters and banners reflecting the
importance and violation of human rights across the world all the teachers were present to
grace the event and make students aware about the history of the evolution of human rights.
LECTURE ON ‘LEGAL RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND REDRESSAL
MECHANISMS’(09.12.2022) – CARMEL HALL
Department of political science organised a lecture on ‘Legal Rights of women and redressal
mechanism’ by Divya vashishth, Deputy Director, ADJ, Bihar judicial Academy and Suchitra
Singh, Assistant Registrar, Research and Training, Bihar Judicial Academy for the students
of BA semester 6. There were 100 students and the lecture was organised in the Carmel hall.
Students were very inquisitive and the session was interactive.
TALK ON RESEARCH ETHICS ON 28.11.2022 IN CARMEL HALL
A guest lecture on ‘Aspiration of women in higher education and ethnographic research
techniques’ was organized by the department of political science. The lecture was delivered
by Renu Singh, who is a doctoral candidate of women’s and gender studies programme
jointly offered by Ambedkar University, Delhi and Centre for Women’s Development
Studies, Delhi, India. She is a recipient of a Fulbright doctoral grant, 2021 at Gallatin School
of Individualized studies, New York University.
During the lecture, she discussed the psyche of young women in colleges. She also discussed
various ethnographic research techniques. The students asked about the career prospects in
higher education and how they could get scholarships to study abroad.
FACULTY EXCHANGE PROGRAMME ON 26.11.2022 ON ZOOM
A Faculty exchange programme was conducted in collaboration with Sophia girls’ college
Ajmer for their students along with the students of Department of political science, Patna
women’s college on 26th November 2022 at 4:00 PM. The online session was conducted on
the topic- ‘Preamble’ as it was Constitution Day. The topic was introduced and the basic
tenets of the preamble were explained to the students by Ms Pragya Singh, Assistant
Professor, Department of Political science, Sophia girls’ college, Ajmer. The legal provisions
were further explained by Ms Jyoti Rani, Assistant Professor, Department of political
science, Patna women’s college. It was followed by a question-answer session. Ms Simran
Sinha, Assistant professor, Department of Political science administered the oath to the
students by reading out the preamble. The event was moderated by Mr Adweetiya Sinha,
Assistant professor, Department of Political science, Patna women’s college.
CONSTITUTION DAY ON 26.11.2022, BASKET BALL COURT, COLLEGE CAMPUS
To mark the 74th Constitution Day of India, Department of Political Science organised a
pledge taking ceremony in which students reaffirmed their faith in the values of the preamble
of the Indian constitution. The students were first welcomed by Dr Sister M Rashmi AC,
Principal, Patna women’s college, who explained to students that constitution of India in itself
is a holy book cutting across religious and every Indian must abide by the values enshrined in
it. Mr Adweetiya Sinha, Assistant Professor administered the oath to the students by reading
out the preamble. The students of BA semester 1 and 6 along with students of MA semester 1
from Department of Political Science, Department of History, Department of Sociology and
Department of Economics attended the program and in unison repeated the preamble. Finally
Dr Vinita Priyedarshi, Head, Department of political science explained to the students the
values enshrined in the Preamble and in the constitution along with the significance of the
constitution. The faculty members of various departments also took the pledge along with the
ONE DAY NATIONAL WEBINAR ON THE OCASSION OF V P VARMA’S BIRTH
ANNIVERSARY(25.11.2022) ON ZOOM
A One-day national webinar was organised on 25th November 2022 at 10:30 AM to mark the
birth anniversary of VP Verma by the Department of Political Ccience. The program included
a lecture by the guest speaker Ms Swaha Swetambara Das, Associate Professor, Indraprastha
College for Women, University of Delhi on the topic-‘Gandhi and women’. The online
session on zoom was moderated by Ms Fiza Darakhan. The opening lecture of the session
was delivered by Dr Vinita Priyedarshi, Head, Department of Political Science followed by
the lecture of Ms Swaha Das. The lecture included discussion on Gandhi’s ideas on feminism
and his efforts to encourage women’s participation in the national freedom struggle followed
by question answer from students. 189 attendees joined the session.
PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT CLASS-(23.11.2022) ON ZOOM
A short video clip was shown to the students of BA SEM 5. The online session was
facilitated by one of the faculty members of the department, Miss Fiza Darakshan. The video
shown to the student was 14 minutes long clip from the movie The great dictator comprising
the final speech given by Adolf Hitler played by Charlie Chaplin whereby the protagonist is
seen explaining the importance of unity love and humanity this was followed by a discussion
among students. The students put up their opinion and suggested ways to make the world a
better place to live in.
PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT CLASS-(23.11.2022) on zoom
Short inspirational and educational video clip of late Ms kamla bhasin was shown to the
students of BA 1 facilitated by Mr Adweetiya Sinha. The 12 minutes long video was focused
on deciphering the truth of patriarchy in terms of power and how economic independence of
women can act as a strategy for breaking the cycle of patriarchy. The video also scorned rape
as an act of shame not for the person being raped but for the person doing it. It also discussed
how patriarchy was subjugating men and this is detrimental for their own wellbeing.
Intrigued and motivated by this video a 30 minute long discussion between the students and
the faculty ensued which comprised topics like financial independence of women the need for
empathy women’s safety tackling problems like stocking and eve-teasing.
PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT CLASS-(23.11.2022) ON ZOOM
A short inspirational,historical and educational video clip of 17 minutes titled ‘Mukti’ was
shown to the students of MA SEM 1 facilitated by Mr Adweetiya Sinha. It was based on
India-Pakistan war of 1971 and the signing of the instrument of surrender by Pakistan and
surrender of 93,000 Pakistani troops. The video initially shows historical incidents of 1971
but his primarily focused on a dialogue between India’s Major General jfr Jacob and erstwhile
east Pakistan’s lieutenant general and commander aka Niyazi the video basically emphasised
on understanding one’s duty and always being more doing more for your country and
institution the students were amazed to know about the historical event of how both the
generals stopped a bloodbath which could have followed in case the Pakistani troops had not
A Freshers’ Day programme was held on 31st August 2022 in Room number 301 from 12:15 PM- 1:00 PM to welcome the students of BA 1 and MA 1 of Department of Political Science. The Theme of the programme was ‘Aarambh: Vividhta me Ekta’. The programme started with a welcome song and the event unfolded with an address by the Head, Department of Political Science, Dr Vinita Priyadarshi for welcoming the chief guests Dr Sister M Tanisha AC, Vice- Principal, Patna Women’s College and Miss Samiksha Sinha, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology. A short cultural programme was presented by the students of BA Semester 1 and a MA Semester 1, representing the diversity of India. The students got an opportunity to showcase their talent through songs, dance and poems from states like Bihar, Maharashtra, Assam and West Bengal, reflecting their respective folk culture. This was followed by address by the chief guests. The programme ended with a vote of thanks students by MA Semester 1.
And online mindful career planning session was held by Miss Shreya Shivangi, Career strategist, Life strategist, Asia women leader ,2021, International certified life and executive coach, USA on 3rd August 2022 from 9:30 AM onwards. It was attended by the by semester 5 students of political science department in room number 402, Science block, Patna women’s college campus. She motivated the students by illustrating the journey of her life which began from Patna women’s college, her alma mater. She also emphasised and encouraged the students that even if a woman is from a small town she could still achieve greater heights in a career which she has chosen. The session was quite engaging and helpful for the students. The arrangements and Technical Support to the event was provided by Dr Miranda Das, Dr Garima Das and Miss Simran Sinha.
The Independence Day programme was conducted on 13th of August 2022 by Department of Political Science. The event unfolded with a welcome song and an address by the Head of the Department Dr Vinita Priyadarshi. Two dance performances by the students of the department and the cabinet of the college respectively were held on the theme of Aazadi Ki Goonj: Pragati Ki Ore Agrasar Bharat. The students performed dance-drama which focused on significant events during the course of national movement and also reflected on the idea of freedom in contemporary times when the nation is embroiled in various social evils such as corruption, gender and caste discrimination, terrorism etc. The programme came to an end with the address by the Principal Dr Sister M Rashmi AC and vote of thanks by Miss Taniya Banerjee. The anchors of the programme were Vartika and Jayshree of semester 3 and semester 5 respectively.
An online Interactive session was held with professor Sandeep shastri, Vice Chancellor, Jagran Lake City University on 13.08.2022 at 10:30 am. The event was jointly organised in collaboration with Loreto College, Kolkata. The topic of the session was ‘Anxieties and Aspirations of an Emerging Young India’. The students of BA semester 3 attended by interacting with Vice Chancellor on issues related to mental anxiety in youth. The event was facilitated by Miss Fiza Darakshan.
An online Faculty Exchange Programme was conducted on the topic- ‘India-United States Relations’ for the students of Sophia Girls’ College, Ajmer on 20.08.2022 at 5 PM. Students of BA Semester 5 participated in the online session through zoom. The Presentation was made by Dr Garima Das, followed by a discussion by Mr Nishant Pal, Lecturer at Sophia Girls College and a question- answer session for the students afterwards. The event was moderated by Mr Adweetiya Sinha.
A Personality Class for MA semester 3 and semester 1 was held on 30th August 2022 in room number 401 and room number 22 respectively. Two short inspirational videos about legendary scientists and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking was shown to the students. This was followed by a discussion on how human beings will overcome life threatening diseases like motor neuron and excel in life. The students acknowledged the contribution made by Hawkings in science and as an inspirational individual. The session was facilitated by Mr Adweetiya Sinha.
Report on Personality Class-16 May 2022
A discussion facilitated by Dr. Miranda Das was held on a video about Plato’s Allegory of Cave with the students of B. A. Semester 4 on 16 May 2022 at 04:00 PM on Zoom platform. It was about ten prisoners in a cave who would view shadow of different things and people reflected on the wall from outside and believe that was the reality. One of the prisoners somehow got himself outside the cave and encountered light and real people, objects, and animals. Through this encounter with real world and objects, the prisoner felt enlightened and went back to the cave to free others also so that others might also have the same experience. But the rest of the prisoners did not agree with him and stayed back in the cave believing that the shadow of things and people on the wall of the cave was the reality, not the world that existed outside.
The students were asked to react to the video. They expressed that most of the time we desist from accepting new ideas because it had been unknown to us. One of the students opined that expressing or accepting new ideas could create problems for a person as it happened in Galileo’s case when he proposed against the church that it was the earth that moved around the sun, not the other way round. It was underscored that one must come out from their comfort zone for new ideas and enlightenment. The discussion was completed on a cautionary note that one must also be careful not to be easily swayed by every new idea that they come across.
REPORT ON PERSONALITY CLASS ON SIGNIFICANCE OF HOUSEHOLD ACTIVITIES-DR VINITA PRIYEDARSHI
Department of Political Science conducted a personality class for BA Semester II. The students discussed on the topic Significance of Household activities. Girls told how their mother worked whole day and collectively took a resolve to help their mother. They even suggested the idea of giving their mother a day off and doing entire Household work by themselves with the help of their father and brothers. The online session was conducted on zoom at 01:00 PM by Dr Vinita Priyedarshi.
REPORT ON ONLINE PERSONALITY CLASS- FREEDOM OF PRESS BY MANTO-FACILITATED BY FIZA DARAKSHAN
A short video clip by was shown to students of MA SEM II(2021-22) on 29th March,2022(Sunday) from 05:00 p.m. to 05:30 p.m. The online session was facilitated by one of the faculties of the Department, Fiza Darakshan. The video shown to students was 19 minutes long clip from the movie ‘MANTO’, comprising largely of address given by Sadat Hassan Manto on being criticized for his progressive thoughts and blatant writing. The video helped to understand the value of free speech and how press must be free from biasness. The topic was chosen to mark the Press freedom day which is observed on 3rd May of every year. This was followed by a discussion between and among students. The students put up their opinion and suggested ways to enhance free press and the value of it being fourth pillar of democracy. The discussion ended with some valuable points and inspiring acknowledgement from the students.
REPORT ON FAREWELL CELEBRATION OF M.A SEMESTER IV, 2022
Students of M.A Semester II of the Department of Political Science organized Farewell celebrations for M.A semester IV students on 31.05.2022 at 10:00 am in MTH. The programme was started with a group song based on friendship and reminiscing college days, followed by experience sharing session of passing out batch. The programme also included dance performance and games in between. The programme ended with Head and other faculty members showering best wishes and blessing over semester 4 students. Refreshments and gifts were distributed to all and it concluded with group photography session.
The Department of Political Science organized a virtual presentation by the students of BA Semester II on the theme Unsung Heroes of Bihar to celebrate Azado ka Amrit Mahotsava. Students showed presentation on the lives and works of known and unknown personalities like Jay Prakash Narayan, AN Sinha, Ram Pyari Devi, Tara Rani Shrivastava, Malati Devi Choudhary etc.
The program was organized on 25th of April from 5 to 7 pm on Zoom.
An online guest lecture was organised by the Department of Microbiology on the topic “Covid 19 Vaccine: The Science Behind It” on 28.04.2022 from 01:00 PM onwards. Dr. Manoj Kumar, Head, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Bihar Animal Sciences University, Patna was the resource person. Nearly eighty students attended the lecture. The event started with welcome address by Dr. Jaya Philip, Head, Department of Microbiology. Dr. Kumar highlighted the basic structure of SARS CoV-2 virus and its mode of infection and also elucidated its importance in designing the coronavirus vaccine. He highlighted the different strategies involved in designing and delivery of vaccine with special reference to coronavirus vaccine. He explained his contribution in controlling bird flu at Patna Zoo and shared his views on his first hand experience in handling this virus. At the end students put forth their questions and got their queries and doubts regarding the coronavirus cleared. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Preeti Swarupa. Dr. Niti Yashvardhini was the moderator of the event.
Mock Parliament was organised by the Department of Political Science in collaboration with Department of History on 14th April 2022 on the occasion the 131st Jayanti of B.R. Ambedkar, at 10 a.m on virtual platform zoom.
Students of the Department from BA Semester II from both the departments participated in the program.
Mock Parliament’s are a creative and unique way to teach students about the functioning of the Parliament along with inculcating cherished constitutional and parliamentary values in them. In this due process students also learn about the rights and duties of citizens and parliamentarians. Mock Parliament’s also instil in students the life skill of public speaking and debating in order to enhance their persona while making them well informed citizens.
During the proceedings students acted as Speaker, Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Council of Ministers, Secretary General of Lok Sabha and Member of Parliaments.
They took oath of office in various languages namely Hindi, English, Urdu, Sanskrit and Bengali showcasing the diversity of India. They debated on various issues of women reservations, employment, rise in petroleum prises, two front war and asked question’s from the ministers. Finally deliberations were held on Women Reservation Bill and how it will affect the rights of women and empowers them. The bill was passed after the third reading.
The program was jointly presided by the Head of the Department Dr. Vineeta Priyadarshi and Dr. Sister Celine Cresta A.C. The program was coordinated by Mr. Adweetiya Sinha, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science.
NCC Enrollment for BA Semester I was held on 17th November 2021 in the basketball ground from 12 noon onwards. Out of 96 students who had registered their names 26 were selected. Nayab subedar U K Thakur, GCI Supriya, Hawaldar Ranvijay and ANO Dr Vinita Priyedarshi selected the students on the basis of their heights and their performance in drill and 100 meter race.
Department of Political Science organized Freshers Day on 29th of October 2021 in MTH at 2.00 pm. Students of BA I and MA I presented a semi classical dance followed a group dance. Students also recited self composed poetry. The program started with a welcome song followed by a motivational address by the Head of the Department. Cultural coordinators as special guests and faculties of the Department attended the program
Department of Political Science on 2nd October 2021 screened a documentary GANDHI by Marc Wallace followed by an interactive session with the students on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti . 289 students attended the program online on Zoom
A virtual Parent-Teacher’s Meet was organized by the Department of Political Science for BA Semester-I students on PWC LMS Portal on 24.09.2021 from 9:45 am to 11:00 am. The Meet started with the official video of the College followed by address and a Power Point Presentation by the Head of the Department, Dr. Vinita Priyedarshi. She elaborated the Vision, Mission and Core values of the college through the Presentation. This was followed by a brief introduction about the Department and its functioning. Subsequently, a virtual tour of the Department was shown to them. After this, the faculty members briefly introduced themselves.
Finally, an interactive session was conducted whereby parents asked their queries and gave their useful suggestions. The parents were inquisitive mostly about offline classes. Some of the parents also stressed on the need for regular internal assessment. They expressed satisfaction with the online classes and methodology of teaching.
A virtual Parent-Teacher’s Meet was organized by the Department of Political Science for MA Semester-I students on PWC LMS Portal on 24.09.2021 from 11:30 am to 12:15 am. The Meet started with the official video of the College followed by address and a Power Point Presentation by the Head of the Department, Dr. Vinita Priyedarshi. She elaborated the Vision, Mission and Core values of the college through the Presentation. This was followed by a brief introduction about the Department and its functioning. While addressing the parents, the Head focused on the need for self-study as a concomitant corollary to classroom and online teaching. Subsequently, a virtual tour of the Department was shown to them. After this, the faculty members briefly introduced themselves.
Finally, an interactive session was conducted whereby parents asked their queries and gave their useful suggestions. The parents were inquisitive mostly about offline classes. Some of the parents also stressed on the need for regular internal assessment. The discussion also consisted of the importance of career- orientation of the students. Lastly, they expressed satisfaction with the online classes and methodology of teaching.
- Department of Political Science organized an online quiz competition to commemorate International Human Rights Day on 10th December 2020. The quiz was open for all and e-certificates were given to the participants.
Download Pdf Quiz competition 2020
- One day online webinar was organized by the Department of Political Science to commemorate VP Mehra birth centenary on 25th of November 2020. Prof. Swaran Singh from JNU and Coln. PK Gautam were the resource persons.
- Department of Political Science organized a Guest Lecture on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Zoom on 6th of March 2021 from 6-7 pm. Dr Papiya Raj from IIT, Patna and Dr Navjoy Simi (IPS) Bihar cadre were the resource persons.
- Department of Political Science organized an Interactive session with DR Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Visiting Faculty AIIMS, Rishikesh on the topic ‘Managing Anxiety and Depression among students in the Covid Age’ on 5th of May 2021 from 10 to 11 am on Zoom.
- Department of Political Science organized the 75th Independence Day Programme on 14th of August from 4.30 pm onwards. The Programme was streamed on PWC YouTube channel.
- The Department of Political Science organized Fortnightly Exchange of lecture with Sophia Girls College on 14th August from 6-7pm. Students of UG and PG of both the colleges attended the lecture which was held on google meet.
Download Pdf SOPHIA GIRLS’ COLLEGE
- The Department of Political Science held online Rakhi competition for BA Semester II, MA Semester II and BA Semester V on 19th of August from 3 to 5 pm. The girls prepared Rakhi out of waste as a mark of their commitment to save Mother Earth by keeping it clean.
Report on Faculty Exchange Programme Lecture
Department of Political Science held a value based discussion on ‘Learning love and compassion from Mother Earth ‘ with MA SEM II on 26th of June 2021 from 10.45 onwards followed by discussion with the students..
Department of Political Science Patna Women’s College organized Fortnightly Exchange of Lectures with Sophia Girls College Ajmer on 12th of June. The students of BA III and PG of both the colleges attended the lecture. Dr Vinita Priyedarshi of PWC and Dr Neelam Bhatia of Sophia Girls College delivered the lecture. The program was held online on Zoom from 3 to 5 pm.
A video clip from a Swedish movie Force Majeure (2014) was screened for the students of B.A. Semester 5 on the Zoom platform on 15 June 2021. It was followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Miranda Das on the role of human values, for instance, care, benevolence, responsibility, and love in adverse situation.
MA Semester II students participated in painting and slogan writing to mark the World Environment Day on 5th of June 2021.
On the occasion of World Environment Day on 5th June 2021 the Department of Political Science of Patna Women’s College Autonomous organised a one of its kind competition among it’s students of BA Semester V. In the competition students were supposed to research and make a presentation on environmental issues based on their research. Full creative freedom was given to students and they could present it in any of the following forms-
- Story Telling
- Farrago of all the above methods of presentation.
Department of Political Science organized a Mock Youth Parliament on the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti on 13th of April from 2.00 to 3.30 pm.
These students of the department of Political Science attended the webinar.
Name of webinar- Art of influencing through communication
Speaker – Siji Varghese (TEDx speaker
Date- 13th july 2020
Time- 4 p.m.
Bhanu Pratap from the Department of Political Science initiated a crowd funding. Rupees 9000 was collected and given to Janman , an NGO which in collaboration with Aaruni charitable trust distributed ration to the migrant workers in Patna and Delhi with this amount . All the teachers of the Department contributed generously for the noble cause
Leadership webinar attended by Dept. of Political science Student
Webinar attended by Political Science students
Department of Political Science organised an interactive session with the students of BA 1 and BA 2 on the theme, What it means being a women to mark the occasion of International Women’s Day. The students shared their experiences of being a girl child. The students were then told to make a report on it.
Students of the Department of Political Science celebrated International Women’s Day with the students of Asha Kiran on 7th of March 2020. The students of Asha Kiran presented a song and a dance which were taught to them by the students of the Department. The students of the Department presented a short skit on the occasion on the life of Jyotiba Phule and Savitri Phule. Sister Mary Sujita was the chief guest. Students of the Asha Kiran were given gifts and chocolates after the programme.
The students of the Department of Political Science celebrated Human Rights Day by forming a human chain outside the college gate.
Department of Political Science organised Parent Teacher Meet on 27th November 2019 with B. A. 3 in Carmel hall at 10.am.
Students of the Department of Political Science participated in the discussion on Constitution and Panchayati Raj organised by CNLU on the eve of Constitution Day.
A guest lecture was organised by the Department of Political Science in room number 101 for BA 1 and BA 3 on 21.10.19. Lecture was delivered by Professor Dr. S P singh Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities.