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Political Science

Year of Establishment: 1960 U.G. & 1975 P.G.:

Since the inception of the college in 1960, the department of Political Science has been doing excellent in the faculty of Arts. Prof. S.C. Nanda who was the founder head of the department, joined in 1960 and elevanted as principal in 1972. Prof. S.K. Dhingra 1965-2000 served the department and remained member BOS, PU Chd for several years and was followed by Prof. A.K. Sachdev 1971-2007. He was elected to the Senate, PU Chd. For two consecutive terms i.e. from 2000 to 2008. He had the privilege of being a Syndic member and BOS P.U. Chd.also. Prof. R.L. Verma joined in July 1971 and then joined D.A.V. College kangra, Prof. S.L. Setia served the institutional from 12.10.84 to 13.6.06. Unfortunately he expired his retirement. At present five Asst. Professors are serving the department.

 The department has both U.G. and P.G. Courses and also has the privilege of running P.G. teaching course since 1975 and hence is the first department to have the opportunity to introduce P.G. teaching programme.

Presently Dr. Vandana Munjal is the head of the department. She joined the institute in the year of 2001. Dr. Sharda Nain joined the department on regular basis in 2007 and continuously giving her best for the betterment of the department.

 Mr. Gurveer Singh, Dr. Mamta Gupta and Mrs. Mamta Jangir are at present serving the department on temporary basis and putting in their sincerest efforts.


Name of the programmes / Courses offered:

U.G. :         B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

P.G.  :         M.A. (Master of Arts)

Departmental Highlight & Infrastructure:

  • The P.G. Department of Political Science is well furnished department.
  • It runs UGC approved Gandhian Studies Centre.
  • Equipped with Laptop, Personal Computer,Printer and Scanner.
  • Top Positions in University Exams.
  • Has The honour to run Legal Literacy Club.
  • Departmental Library is accessible for the needy students.
  • Free of cost distribution of books to the needy students.
  • Class rooms having White Boards.
  • Conducts awareness programmes regarding enrolment of the students as responsible voters. Mr. Gurveer Singh was appointed Nodal Officer under Election Commission of India Sweep-II Project (2015).
  • Regular Contact with the parents as per requirement.
  • Department has constituted a student’s forum named The PLATO - The Political Literature and Academic Thought Organisation to ensure participation of students in various activities to bring out their latent talent.


National Seminars Organised by the Department: 

  • Human Rights in India – 2011.
  • Relevance of Gandhian Thought in Contemporary Era- 2014.
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy and the Globalised World- 2016.
  • Mahatma Gandhi and His Contemporaries -2017.

Extension Lectures/ Workshops Organised by the Department

  • Rashtria Pariprekshya mein Gandhi ji ka Bhasha Chintan - Dr. Ravi Dutt (Associate Prof. Dept. of Hindi, Punjabi University Patiala) Jan. 9, 2016.
  • Relevance of Gandhian Thought - Dr. Ronki Ram (Shaheed Bhagat Singh professor of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh) Jan20, 2016.
  • Peace as War (?): Gandhian Critique of Structural Violence - Dr. Ronki Ram(Shaheed Bhagat Singh professor of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh) Sept. 16, 2017.

 List of Publications by Staff of Department:

Research Journals

Dr. Vandana Munjal

  • Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-violence and the Global Issue of World Peace, DAV Shodhdhara, 2014, 2(1), 144-150. ISSN:2320-2726.
  • Decentralisation: The National Context. DAV Shodhdhara, 2015, Vol. 3, p. 131.ISSN:2320-2726.

Dr. Sharda Nain

  • Swaraj an Archetype of Tilak, DAV Shodhdhara, 2014, 2(1), 165-169.ISSN:2320-2726.
  • Emerging Trends in Indian Democracy, DAV Shodhdhara, 2015 Vol. 3, p.143ISSN:2320-2726.


  •  Dr. Vandana Munjal
  • Indo-China relation on the Issue of Tibet: Importance and Implications, pp 271-282, Published in the book India’s Concerns on China’s growing influence in South Asia by Dr. Gurnam Chand, Swastik Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-80144-59-7, 2013.
  • Malwa di Chaun Rajniti:1992 to Hun Tak,p.61, published in the book, Malwa di Maujuda Sthiti, Dr. Tarsem Sharma, (ed.) Lokgeet Parkasan, Chandigarh, ISBN:978-93-5068-4, 2014. 
  • Book Edited( Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Arora and Dr. Vandana Munjal)Relevance of  Gandhian Thought  ISBN: 978-93-5113-671-2.

Dr. Sharda Nain

  • Indo-China Relation: Problems and Prospectus, pages 283-291, Published in thebook India’s concerns on China’s growing influence in South asia by Dr.Gurnam Chand, Swastik Publications, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-80144-59-7
  • Book Edited (Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Arora and Dr. Sharda Nain)Aadhunik Kaal mein Gandhi Darshan ki Prasangikta, ISBN978-93-5113-733-7 

List of Faculty Members

1.  Dr. Vandana Munjal         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       AssociateProf .   M.A.,M.Phil., NET, Ph.D

2.  Dr. Sharda Nain              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          Assistant Prof.    M.A. M.Phil. Ph.D.

3. Dr. Mamta Gupta              This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Assistant Prof. on Contractual Basis             

                                                                                               M.A. M.Phil. Ph.D. B.Ed.

4. Mrs. Mamta Jangir                                                             Assistant Prof. on Contractual Basis            

                                                                                               M.A. NET