SNDT Women's University (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University)

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Department of Political Science, Churchgate


Focus areas

=> Modern Indian Political Thought
=> Political Process in India


We believe we have as much commitment towards society as we have for academic excellence. We are committed to imparting democratic value and developing pro – people Social Scientists in our department. Our students get opportunities to interact with both foreign scholars as well as social activists.

Department of Political Science has a Departmental Library well-equipped with latest titles in English and Marathi. The library also stores the back-issues of international journals like American Political Science Review, Politics and Society etc.

Department Goals

=> To equip students to understand and analyse political and administrative processes at local, national and
international level
=> To orient students towards value – based democratic politics

Our Mission

To develop Political Scientists equipped with in – depth knowledge of the discipline and sensitivity to the aspirations of Indian society.

Courses Offered

=> Doctor Of Philosophy ( Ph.D.) in Political Science
=> Master Of Arts ( M. A.) Political Science
=> Post Graduate ( PG) Diploma Civil Society Politics

Research & Development / Topic

Research Projects

Independent Research Projects undertaken by Faculty Chaitra Redkar:

=> Recently completed an independent research project ‘Political Biography of Sane Guruji’. The study uses archival sources to explore hitherto ignored contribution of Sane Guruji to the working class movement and peasants’ movement in Maharashtra in general and that in the East and West Khandesh in particular. This work also explores Sane Guruji’s thinking about Nationalism on the one hand and class – caste inequalities on the other. This work is now published in Marathi.

=> Completed an independent research project ‘Understanding non – party politics: A Case Study of Hind MazdoorSabha (HMS), RashtraSeva Dal and SamajwadiMahilaSabha (SMS). This project studied the politics of various socialist organizations which had deliberately refused to get labeled as front organizations of Socialist Party. Data was collected rom the extensive interviews with senior trade unionists and
socialist activists as well as from the back issues of Hind MazdoorPatrika, Seva Dal Patrika etc. Part of this research is published in form of an article.


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