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ACADEMIC SOCIETY: POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION


Political Science Association is the academic – cum - extra-curricular activities of the Political Science Department in the college. Actively functioning since the introduction of the discipline in 1967, its objective is to promote collaboration among the undergraduate students of Political Science beyond classroom learning. It is a forum for students to express themselves by participating in activities like debates, paper-reading and essay-writing competitions, organising youth parliament and mock United Nations, inviting speakers to get an expert opinion on the current socio-economic issues of national and international importance, displaying and improving their organisational skills by way of organising visit to parliament and educational-cum-recreational excursions, having panel discussions, quizzes and so on. All these activities give the young learners an exposure to express themselves in multifaceted ways which might not be possible in formal class-room learning process but which nevertheless are important.

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES (ACADEMIC SESSION 2018 TO 2019)  

S.No.

Name of Event

Date

1.

DEPARTMENT ORIENTATION

19th July 2018

2.

WORKSHOP ON BREAK THE SILENCE

8th October 2018

3.

WORKSHOP ON CAREER ASPIRATIONS

8th October 2018

4. 

VISIT TO TIS HAZARI DISTRICT COURT

9th October 2018

5.

TALK ON GANDHIAN CONTEXT IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD

13th October 2018

6.

 INTRA- DEPARTMENTAL QUIZ COMPETITION ON MAHATMA GANDHI

 13th October 2018

7.

STUDENT'S SEMINAR

14th - 15th March 2019

8.

PARENT TEACHER MEETING

16th March 2019

 

DEPARTMENT ORIENTATION

Department of Political Science organised an Orientation Programme for the first year students of political science on 19th July, 2018. The teachers of the department welcomed the new students and made them aware about the rules and regulations of the college. During the programme, the students were encouraged to understand the importance of academic virtues such as punctuality, regularity and sincerity. Apart from students, even parents were motivated to regularly monitor performance and progress of their children.

 

 

WORKSHOP ON “BREAK THE SILENCE”

Department of Political Science organised a workshop on 8 October, 2018 on the topic “Break the Silence” in Sangam Parisar from 10.00 am onwards. Resource person of the workshop was Ms Mini Saxena, lawyer by profession practiced in Leeds, London and an activist of Sangat- A feminist Network and One Billion Rising. 110 students attended the workshop. She explained about consent age and rape culture. She said that education is the key to starting conversations that serve as the catalyst to end the toxic culture that surrounds sexual assault survivors. She focused upon the rights available to females and the legal remedies provided under law. She spoke on the regarding the incidences of rape, how to cope with it, what action should be taken, how important it was not to suppress or hide the crime but to immediately take police help.

 

WORKSHOP ON “CAREER ASPIRATIONS: SELF-DISCOVERY AND PREPARATION”

 

A workshop was organised on 8 October, 2018 at Sangam Parisar on the topic Career Aspirations: Self-Discovery and Preparation by Ms. Richa Singh. 70 students took part in the workshop. The objective of the workshop was to introduce the students to the concept of career development and to the world of work. Relevant information was given to the students about the right time of the development cycle helps them move from crystallization of career choices to specification and implementation. Informed career choices help make smart and correct decisions that lead to success in life. The workshop comprised of an interactive session supported by the worksheets. Resource person created an environment for career discovery. Students engaged in small groups discussions with their peers and also engage in personal, introspective activities.

 

VISIT TO TIS HAZARI DISTRICT COURT

A visit to Tis Hazari District Court has been arranged for the students of B.A. (Hons)Political Science IInd year and B.A. (Prog)IIIrdyear on October 9, 2018 to get familiar with the court proceedings along with the faculty members – Dr. Seema Mathur, Dr. Nivedita Giri, and Dr. Sandeep Kumar. The visit began with a brief introduction about the proceedings of the court by advocate Ms. Chandra Nigam and her team. Students were divided into groups of ten and visited the court along with the advocates. Firstly, the students visited the Metropolitan Magistrate (Mahila Court) and learnt about articles 354,364,406,498 and how these articles provide justice to women. Then the students saw the on-camera proceedings of the Additional District and Session Judge’s court where cases related to article 376 were being heard. Finally, the students visited the Family Court where cases related to section 9 of Hindu Marriage Act, Guardianship Act, Property Partition were being heard. At the end there was an interactive session with advocates where the students shared their experiences and cleared their doubts followed by a group photograph. The visit turned out to be an enriching experience for the students.

 

TALK ON GANDHIAN CONTEXT IN CONTEMPORARY WORLD

Department of Political Science organized an invited talk on 13 October, 2018. Dr. Anil Dutta Mishra, a true Gandhian was invited for the talk. He said that he is researching on Gandhi for last 26 years but still he didn’t find himself aware of Gandhian views. He explained to students that the present world is full of hatred, bitterness, cruelty, racial discrimination, communal tensions, inequalities, human degradation and erosion of values so Gandhi is more relevant today than any other time. He talked about the great contribution Gandhi has made to human history for the establishment of peace. He explained the students how Gandhi changed the course of history and created history. He was a manof principles, great convictions and always practiced what he preached.

 

INTRA- DEPARTMENTAL QUIZ COMPETITION ON MAHATMA GANDHI

To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi an intra departmental quiz competition was organized by the Department of Political Science on 13 October, 2018. All nine sections took part in the quiz competition. IIIrd year students Ananya and Swati were the quiz master of the competition. Almost 9 rounds of the quiz took place. Questions asked were from the life of great Indian leader and his companions in the freedom struggle. Students of IIIrd Year- C Vrinda Malik and Unnati Priya received the first prize, second was given to IIIrd Year-A Taniya Chaddha and Arjoo Rawat and IIIrd Prize was won by Jigyasa and Sneha Tewatia of Ist Year- A.Attractive prizes were given to the winners. Number of prizes were given to the spectators too.

 

STUDENT'S SEMINAR 

Two Days Students’ Seminar was organized by the Department of Political science on 14-15th March 2019 in the College Seminar Room. Topic of the two days students’ seminar was Parties, Elections and political process in India. The programmes started with an inaugural session in which welcome address and seminar theme was presented. Dr Anula Maurya, Principal, Kalindi College inaugurated the seminar and Prof. Suresh Kumar, HOD, Department of African Studies , Delhi University was invited as the key note speaker on this occasion. While congratulating the department for organising students’ seminar Prof. Suresh urged the students to pursue research activities vigorously. During this session, the newsletter of political science was also released by him. Around fifty five papers on different themes were presented in the two days’ programme. There were participants from various colleges of University of  Delhi including Kalindi College. Interestingly, there was also the participation of eleven post graduate students and seven alumni from institutions such as DU, JNU, NCWEB, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, and Mumbai Law College. In the valedictory function, Prof. Sunil Choudhary, Director, DCRC, University of Delhi graced the occasion and brought the seminar’s curtain down by delivering concluding lecture on the subject of this mega academic exercise.

 

PARENT TEACHER MEETING

A Parent Teacher meeting was held on March 16, 2019. Parents met the class teachers for a detailed feedback on the progress of their wards. The meeting was organised to provide a common platform through which parents and teachers both could discuss various issues concerning holistic development of students. Apart from expressing their satisfaction towards the college for providing facilities and encouragement for the students, parents also filled up the online feedback forms. The meeting helped in creating better understanding and harmonious relationship between parents and teachers.