The Department of Political Science, one of the youngest departments in the University, was established in the year 2014 under the School of Humanities. However, the course MA Politics was started in the University campus in the year 2006 under the erstwhile Kunhali Marakkar Center for West Asian Studies and Indian Ocean Studies with Specialisation in West Asian Studies. The First Director of the Center was Prof. E.K. Gangadharan Nambiar from 2000 to 2007. Prof. K.S. Pavithran headed the department from 2008 to 2018. The PG course was modified as MA Political Science from 2009-10 academic session onwards and later the Department of Political Science was established in 2014. Dr. Sebastian N., the current head of the department joined as Associate Professor (on Deputation) in the department in November 2018.
The Department offers MA, M Phil and PhD courses in Political Science and allied disciplines in an interdisciplinary perspective. At present, there are 40 students pursuing MA, 02 students M Phil and 12 students PhD in the department. Over the period, the department has produced many MA and M Phil graduates and the first PhD from the department is awarded in June 2019.



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