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  •              The Dept. of Political Science was started in the year 1988. Apart from Post-Graduate course in Political Science, the Department offers M.Phil., and Ph.D., Courses. The Department is actively involved in research. It has undertaken various research projects in collaboration with National and International research institutions. The distinctive feature is that it has two study chairs. (a) Sri. Abdul Nazeer Sab Chair for the study of Panchayat Raj and Decentralization and (b) Sri. Shantaveri Gopal Gowda Chair for the study of Parliamentary Democracy. Under the auspices of these chairs the Department has organized number of Workshops, Seminars and Special lectures. Scholars of National and International repute have visited the Department. The Department is offering P.G. Programme through Choice Based Credit System since 2005-2006. Students in the four semesters study 20 papers with compulsory project work.

                The Department has collaborations with different reputed academic institutions, at the national level. It has collaborated with CSDS (Centre for Study of Developing Societies, Delhi), to conduct election surveys, CSCS (Centre for Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore) to organise Seminars and Conferences. At the International level the Department collaborates with Ghent University, Belgium and has taken up a research project, faculty members and research scholars of the Department have worked in this project. Another important outcome of this collaboration is that Kuvempu University is selected for the European Union’s Prestigious Asia-Link Programme. The faculty and research scholars are selected as core group participants of this programme.

                For the academic contribution and excellence in research, Kuvempu University has selected the Department as the best Department and awarded ‘Sadhana Puraskar’ award. The faculty of this department are actively involved in various extension activities of the University. Training programmes and workshops are frequently organized for the elected representatives and officials of Grama/Taluka Panchayats under the aegis of Shri. Abdul Nazeer Sab Chair and Shri. Shantaveri Gopala Gowda Chair sanctioned by the Government of Karnataka. M.A. in Political Science and Diploma in Panchayati Raj courses are also offered through distance mode.

  • Name of the Department    Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Political Science
    Year of Establishment 1988
    Name of the Chairman
    Dr. A. Shanmukha
    Address of the Department Department of Post-Graduate Studies and Reseach in Political Science
    Kuvempu University, Jnanasahyadri, Shankaraghatta - 577451
    Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State, INDIA
    Phone: +91(0)08282-256176,  Fax: 08282-256255
    E-mail: pol_science@kuvempu.ac.in
  • Programmes Nature & Duration Eligibility Intake
    M.A CBCS, Two-year, Four Semesters B.A., Degree with Political Science as a optional subject
    Ph. D 3-5 Years M.A., in Political Science
  • Sl.No. Name Qualification Designation Area  of  Specialisation
    1 Prof. S.Abdul Javeed M.A,Ph.D Professor Western Political Thought,Public Administration,Research Methodology
    2 Prof. Chandrashekhar K M.A.,Ph.D. Professor Indian Political System, Panchayati Raj, Comparative Politics
    3 Dr. A. Shanmukha M.A., Ph.D. Chairman & Associate Professor Indian Political Thought, Cultural Studies, Secularism Debates.
    4 Dr. Uddagatti Venkatesha MA.M.Phil.,Ph.D., Associate Professor GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS, PUBLIC POLICY, FOREIGN POLICY.
    5 Dr. Praveena T. L MA PhD Guest Lecturer Political Theory, Cultural Studies, Research Methodology
    6 Ms. Veena E - MA, KSET, PhD (Submitted) Guest Lecturer Globalization Internatinal Relations Public Administration Human Relations
  • Research Projects
    Sl.No. Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator Co-Investigator Amount Status
    1 Farmer Suicides: A Study in the Districts of Shimoga and Chikkamagalore. Sri Abdul Nazeersab Chair, Kuvempu University Prof. J.S.Sadananda A. Shanmukha Dr. A. Shanmukha 40000 Completed
    2 Status of Dalits in Village Life Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre, Kuvempu University A. Shanmukha None 80000 Completed
    3 The Practice of Untouchability: A Study in the State Of Karnataka UGC, New Delhi A. Shanmukha None 779600 Completed
    4 Asia-Link:DEVHAS (Development of Human Resources and Strategies for Education on the Stereotypical Images and Cultural Differences between Europe and South-Asia Europion Commission Prof. J.S.Sadananda A. Shanmukha Dr. A Shanmukha & Prof. Rajaram Hegde 2000000 Completed
    5 Development of the Centre for the Study of Local Cultures Flemish Inter-University Council, Belgium. Prof. J.S.Sadananda (Local Promoter) A. Shanmukha Prof Rajaram Hegde (Director) Dr. A.Shanmukha (Deputy Director) 7000000 Completed
    6 Working of Zilla Panchayaths in Karnataka – A comparative study of two districts namely Mysore and Shimoga ICSSR New Delhi Chandrashekhar K Nill 230000 Complited
    Research Scholars
    Sl.No. Faculty Name of the Supervisor Name of the Ph.D. Scholar with Aadhaar number/Photo ID Mode of Ph.D. Registration Number Date of Registration Research Topic Likely date of completion of Ph.D Availing Fellowship Funding Agency of Fellowship
    1 Dr. A. Shanmukha Shreedhar Barki Ku:Ps:Ph.D:PRG-05 0000-00-00 Jati vyavasthe mathu asprushyatheya acharane:Gulbarga jilleya ondu adhyayana. 0000-00-00 0
    2 Dr. A. Shanmukha Shivakumara P.V Ku:Ps:Ph.D:-46 0000-00-00 "Samajika chalavaligalu mattu prabhutva: Karnatakadalli dalita chalavaliya adhyana" 0000-00-00 0
    3 Dr. A. Shanmukha Santosha E Ku:Ps:Ph.D:-47 0000-00-00 sampradayika Nyaya tirmana: Karnataka sandarbhadalli ondu adhyana" 0000-00-00 0
    4 Dr. A. Shanmukha Raghu S Ku:Ps:Ph.D:-48 0000-00-00 "Dalitha samasyeya nivaraneyalli Mathantharada Pathra: Ondhu Adhyana" 0000-00-00 0
    5 Dr. A. Shanmukha Veena E Ku:Ps:Ph.D:-45 0000-00-00 "Prabhutva mattu jati vyavasthe: Rajakiya Ashmitheyagi Ediga samudayada Rachane Haghu Samsyegalu" 0000-00-00 0
    6 Dr. A. Shanmukha Vinutha S Patil Ku:Ps:Ph.D:-194 0000-00-00 Grama Swaraj: Karantakadallina Gramina Abhivruddi Yojanegala ondhu adyana 0000-00-00 0
    7 Arts Prof. S.Abdul Javeed Prabhakara.C Full Time 282 2016-05-20 "Globalisation and Indian Public Sector Undertaking Industries: A Case Study Of Mysore Paper Mill Bhadravathi". 2019-06-01 YES Govt of karnataka
    8 Arts Prof. S.Abdul Javeed Heggade.N.U.R Part Time 768 2011-01-18 "E-Adalita:Shimigga Jilleya Bhumi Yojaneya Ondu Adyayana" 2017-11-02 NO
    9 Arts Prof. S.Abdul Javeed Amulya.N.S Part Time 42 2014-01-02 "Karnatakada Rajkaranadalli Pradeshika Pakshagala Samaajika Talahadi"(JDS Pakshada ondu Adyayana) 2018-03-01 NO
    10 Arts Prof. S.Abdul Javeed Dadapeer.A Part Time 41 2014-01-02 "Shikshana Hakku Kayde - 2009: Anushtana Mathu Parinamagalu" (Shimogga Jilleya Ondu Adyayana) 2018-07-04 NO
    11 Arts Prof. S.Abdul Javeed Ananda.S Part Time 43 2014-01-02 "Gramina Nirudyoga Nirmulane haagu Mahaatma Gaandi Rashtriya Gramina Udyoga katari Yojane" (Davanagere Jilleya Ondu Adyayana) 2018-09-03 NO
    12 Arts Prof. S.Abdul Javeed Chaitra Part Time 44 2014-01-02 "Rajakarana mathu Samskrutika Nirupane: Veerashaiva Smudaayada Ondu Adyayana" 2018-08-02 NO
    13 Arts Prof. S.Abdul Javeed Usha.G.N Part Time 767 2011-01-08 "Grameena Abhivruddi Mathu Sarakaretara Samstegalu: Sri kshetra Dharmastala Graminabhivruddi Yojane, Shimogga Jilleya Ondu Adyayana" 2017-12-01 NO
    14 Arts Prof. S.Abdul Javeed Husin Mohammed Saleh Al-mostafa Part Time 325 2009-08-05 A Study on Democratic Experiments in Yemen: Mojor Initiatives and Challenges since 1990 2018-02-28 NO No Fellowship
    15 Arts Prof. Chandrashekhar K Asharani Part Time KU:PS:PhD:PRG-02/10-02-2012 2012-02-10 The role of Lambani women representatives in the panchayat raj institutions(A case study of Ballary district 2017-12-30 NO nil
    16 Arts Prof. Chandrashekhar K Asha.p Part Time KU:PS:PhD:PRG-3/10-02-2012 2012-02-10 The role of women self help groups in rural development-A case study of Chitradurga district 2017-10-30 NO nil
    17 Arts Prof. Chandrashekhar K Ranjitha.B Part Time KU:PS:PhD:PRG-06/10-02-2012 2012-02-10 The role of Gramapanchayats in the empowerment of women--A case study of Thirhthalli Taluk of Shimoga District 2018-02-28 NO nil
    18 Arts Prof. Chandrashekhar K Vasanta Kumar G C. Part Time Reg No-196 /date-15-05-2015 2015-05-15 Backward class movement in karnataka-A case study 2019-02-28 NO Nil
    19 Arts Prof. Chandrashekhar K B. Shylaja Part Time Reg No-284 /date-20-05-2016 2016-05-20 Farmer’s suicide in Karnataka (2010-15) – A case study. 2019-02-28 NO Nil
    20 Arts Prof. Chandrashekhar K Ramya.R Part Time Reg No283- /date-20-05-2016 2016-05-20 Sri. Kadidal Manjappa – A political statesman – A study 2020-04-30 NO Nil
    21 Arts Prof. Chandrashekhar K Roopashree.M.N Part Time Reg No-295 /date-15-05-2015 2015-05-15 Role of Panchayath raj Institutions in implementation of housing programs- Shivamogga District – A case study 2019-01-30 NO Nil
  • Workshops/Seminars/Conferences organized and Funding Agency :
    Title Level Year Funding Agency
    Revision of, UG Syllabus Political Science State 17-02-2016 Kuvempu University
    Contemporary trends in Political Science Research State 28-02-2015 Kuvempu University
    “Parliamentary Democracy in India” University 17.01.2013 Kuvempu University
    Framing of syllabus University 21.10.2012 Kuvempu University
    “Recent Trends in Panchayat Raj Institutions of Karnataka” State 30-04-2012 Kuvempu University
    1.Interaction Programme with Indian Ambassador Sri Balakrishnasetty on India and the External World Problems
    2.Role of youth in Diplomacy, Opportunities and Prospectus
    Regional Level April 2nd 2012 to April 3rd 2012 Kuvempu University
    “Revision of Political Science syllabus at Degree level" State 29.05.2011 Kuvempu University
    Corruption in Public Officers: Causes and Remedies State 2007 Shanthaveri Gopala Gowda Chair and KUPSA
    UNO Day, 60th Anniversary - Challanges State 2006 Shanthaveri Gopala Gowda Chair, Kuvempu University
    Dharma and Ethics Conference-II International 2006 Ghent University and Kuvempu University
    Decline of Legislature State 2005 Shanthaveri Gopala Gowda Chair and KUPSA
    Thinking through Region National 2005 CSCS, Bangalore and CSLC, Kuvempu University
    Dharma and Ethics Conference-I International 2005 Ghent University and Kuvempu University
    Democracy and Diversity National 2004 Shanthaveri Gopala Gowda Chair, Kuvempu University
    Local Governance in Karnataka: Problems and Prospects State 2003 Abdul Nazir Sab Chair, Kuvempu University
    Political Science Conference State 2003 KSPSA and KUPSA
    Special Lectures:    
    Topic Resource Person Year
    History of Kashmir Issue Prof. Preamshekar Professor of History Pondicherry University 10-11-2016
    New Public Administration Dr. Suresh K C Dept. of Political Science Tumkur University 28-02-2015
    Resent trends in Karnataka Politics Prof. Ramachandrappa Dept. of Political Science University of Mysore 28-02-2015
    Research methodology in Public administration Prof. Narsimha Murthy Dept. of Political Science Bangalore University 28-02-2015
    Present Movement Prof. M H Assadi Dept. of Political Science University of Mysore 28-02-2015
    Human Rights Sri. Mohanram Dept. of LLM Kuvempu University 13-03-2014
    Pre-Independence politics in Karnataka Dr. Chandrashekar S Former Vice-Chancellor Central University Gulbarga 03-02-2014
    Problems and prospectsof Democracy in India. Sri. Ayanur Manjunath Member of Parliament Shivamoga Dist. 24-01-2014
    “Parliamentary Democracy in India” Mr. Surya Prakash Senior Journalist and Senior Fellow at Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi 17-01-2013
    Decline of legislature in India Sri. B.L. Shankar Political Leader Govt. of Karnataka 24-01-2014
    "The relationship between mass communication and political activities" Prof. Poornanda, Chair person of the Dept. of Journalism and mass communication Kuvempu University 26.11.2012
    India and the External World Problems. Sri. Balakrishna Shetty Embassy, Govt. of India, New Delhi. 02-03-2012
    Constitutional l & Electoral Reforms, Bangalore Prof. RLM Patil Dept. of Political Science Bangalore University, Bangalore 22-01-2012
    Globalization and its impacts on politics Prof. M H Assadi Dept. of Political Science University of Mysore, Mysore 18-11-2011
    Debates on precolonial states Prof RajaramHegde, , Chair person of the Dept. of History Kuvempu University 18-02-2011
    Youth leadership in politics Sri. Krishna Bhyregowda Minister GoK, Bangalore 10-02-2010
    Challenges to the Indian polity Sri Shivasundar Journalist “Lankesh” Bangalore 18-04-2010