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About Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science was started in 1924 at Under Graduate level and further in 1955 a Post Graduate level was added. During the period of last 94 years, the Department has grown under the academic leadership of DR. S. P. Sohani  (1952-1973),S. G. Mulay(1973-1977), A. B. Deshpande (1977-1997) and L. M. Somnotra(1997-2003).

Department strives to develop and promote leadership and sensitivity among students by cultivating interdisciplinary approach in them. The Department strives for the development of responsible citizens by imparting democratic values in students. The Department focuses on the development of “Social Science research” aptitude among students through various programmes and by harmonization of traditional and modern methodology.


Degree Eligibility Course Type Intake Note Admission Procedure Type
B.A(Political Science) An applicant who has passed the H.S.C (12th) Examination of the Maharashtra State Board or equivalent of any other statutory Board or University is eligible for an admission to the B.A. degree course. Grant 40 Seats ( Special subject from SYBA onwards) Reservation as per Government Rules Selection through merit list Under Graduate
M.A.(Political Science) B.A.(Political Science)with minimum 50% marks. Grant 60 Seats Reservation as per Government Rules Selection through merit list Post Graduate
Ph.D. M.A. WITH PET / NET / SET Non-Grant 16 Seats Reservation as per Government Rules As per Savitribai Phule Pune University Norms Doctorate

Faculty List

Faculty Qualification Designation Experience(Yrs) Email Profile
Dr. Prashant S. Deshpande M.A. SET, M.Phil., Ph.D. Vice-Principal & Head,  Professor 26 years View
Dr. AHIRE SANJAY S. M.A. SET.M.Phil.  Professor 21 yrs. & 9 months View
Dr. Vasave A.R. M.A. NET  Professor 13 years & 8 months View
Haresh Ashok Khairnar M.A. SET Assistant Professor 6 years View
Dr. Ganesh D. Giri M.A. Ph.D. Assistant Professor 6 years View