St. Edmund's College
"Facta Non Verba"

Leading the way since 1923
Shillong - 793003 | Ph:0364-2224533 | Affiliated to NEHU |

Political Science Department

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ABOUT The Department

Leading the way to better education since 1923, St. Edmund's College is the oldest institute serving quality education ever since. With an eminent and qualified faculty who is dedicated in sharpening the skills of every individual student and uplifting the weaker, Political Science department has achieved success in every stride.

St. Edmund's College established in 1923 was the first institution of higher education to be established in this part of North- East India. From the year of inception of the college in 1923, till the year 1937, Political science was taught as a part of civics at the intermediate level. In 1937 the college got affiliation to Calcutta University for Degree Courses. Even thereafter, Political science was not taught as a separate independent discipline. It formed as a constituent part of discipline of Political Economy and Political Philosophy which was comprised of two groups. Group A comprised of Economics and Group B comprised of Political Science.

In 1962, Political Science emerged as a separate discipline in St. Edmund's College. In 1965, Post Graduate study was introduced in Political Science in this College but due to paucity of funds, it was discontinued after 1972. The faculty of the department comprises of four sanctioned post teachers who have been managing affairs of the department for over two decades. Students of the department bag three to five positions every year in the NEHU final examinations.


BA Political Science

Course Structure
The Following subject combination(s) is available for the Degree Course. Student will have to choose only ONE combination.
SemesterCore Papers
1st Semester Paper PSc.01 Political Theory.
2nd Semester Paper PSc.02 Major Political System.
3rd Semester Paper PSc.03 Indian Political System.
4th Semester Paper PSc.04 International Politics.
5th Semester Paper PSc.05 Western Political Thought, Optional Papers Paper PScO.06 .
6th Semester Paper PSc.07 Government and Politics in North-East India, Optional Papers Paper PScO.08.
*Note: The course structure may change as per NEHU curriculum and Guidelines.

A student can choose one subject from each Elective Paper.

Optional Papers Paper PScO.06 - Paper PScO.06.1 Modern Indian Political Ideas
Optional Papers Paper PScO.06 - Paper PScO.06.2 Women and the Political Process
Optional Papers Paper PScO.06 - Paper PScO.06.3 Public Administration
Optional Papers Paper PScO.08 - Paper PSc0.08.1 Political Sociology
Optional Papers Paper PScO.08 - Paper PSc0.08.2 Politics of Developing Countries
Optional Papers Paper PScO.08 - Paper PSc0.08.3 International Organization
Optional Papers Paper PScO.08 - Paper PSc0.08.4 Human Rights

Faculty Profile

NameQualificationDesignationYear of Joining
  S Lyngdoh M.A., NET Associate Professor1990
  Dr. Jayanti Shadap M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D Associate Professor1994


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