Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi

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Vidyeye Amrutha

Translates as "Education is Nector"


Political Science



Courses Offered

M.A. 50 Four Semesters (Two years) BA with Political Science as one subject
M.Phil. 06 One year (Full time) Two years (Part time) Master’s Degree with 55% . Teachers with five years and candidates belonging to SC/ST and Category-I, the minimum per cent is 50%.
Ph.D. Maximum 6 per guide Minimum 3 years maximum 5 years Master’s degree with 55% and 50% in case of SC/ST and Category-I


Fee Structure: (See Fee Notification)


Course Outline (M.A.)

I SemesterII Semester
  Hard Core   Hard Core
HC 1.1 Ancient and Medieval Western Political Thought. HC 2.1 Modern Western Political  Thought.
HC 1.2 Indian Political System. HC 2.2 Public Policy.
HC 1.3 Theories of International Relations. HC 2.3 Major Issues in International Relations.
  Soft Core (Any Two)   Soft Core (Any Two)
SC  1.1  Theory and Practice of Public Administration. SC 2.1 Local Government in India.
SC  1.2 Political Sociology. SC 2.2 Development Process and Politics in India.
SC  1.3 Parties, Elections and Political Process in India.   Open Elective (Any One)
SC  1.4 Social Exclusion: Theory and Practice. OE 2.1 Public Administration
    OE 2.2 Indian Politics : Political Processes
III SemesterIV Semester
  Hard Core   Hard Core
HC 3.1 Indian Political Thought-I. HC 4.1 Indian Political Thought –II.
HC 3.2 Political Theory and Analysis. HC 4.2 Research Mythology and Computer Application.
HC 3.3 Issues in Contemporary Indian Politics. HC 4.3 Political Economy of India.
  Soft Core (Any Two)   Soft Core (Any Two)
SC 3.1 Indian Administration SC 4.1  India’s foreign policy.
SC 3.2 International and Regional Organisations. SC 4.2  Social Movements in India.
  Open Elective (Any One) SC 4.3 State Politics in India.
OE 3.1 Human Right and Duties.  SC 4.4 India in World Politics.
OE 3.2 Politics of development in India.    



S. No.Name / Phone No. / E-mailDesignationQualificationSpecialization
1 Dr. S.A. Palekar
+91 8472 245741 (R)
+91 9448435533 (Cell)
Professor  & Chairman MA, M.Phil., Ph.D. Political Thought
2 Dr. Chandrakant M. Yatanoor
+91 8472 245795 (R)
+91 9972156988 (Cell)
Professor MA, M.Phil., Ph.D. International Relations
3 Dr. P.B. Rathod
+91 8472 246298 (R)
+91 9845852006 (Cell)
Professor  MA, Ph.D. Dev. Administration
4 Dr. Gooru Sree Ramulu
+91 8472 247077 (R)
+91 9449122405 (Cell)
Professor MA, M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.(Edn.), Ph.D.(Pol.Sci.) Comparative Politics


Thrust Area

Political Thought, Indian Political System, International Relations, Foreign Policy of India, Comparative Politics, Development Administration, Local Governments.


Research Projects

On going
S. No.Title of the CentrePlace of CentreFunding AgencyDurationAmount sanctioned
1 Women Empowerment through Self-Help Groups in Karnataka and Andra Pradesh: Comparative Study Dr. Gooru Sree Ramulu UGC 1 years 1 lakh
S. No.Title of the CentrePlace of CentreFunding AgencyDurationAmount sanctioned
1 Role of India and Pakistan
in maintaining peace and
security in South Asia
as major members of SAARC
Dr. Chandr akanth M. Yatanoor ICSSR 2 years (2000- 2002) 80,000
2 Empowerment of Women
through Self-Help Groups
in Karnataka and AP :
A Comparative Study
Dr. Chandr akanth M. Yatanoor UGC 2 years (2006- 2008) 1 lakhs


Research Publications / Books

1. International -
2. National - 100
3. Any others -
4. Books - 40


Research Guidance

1. Ph.D. - 40
2. M.Phil. - 50


Workshops / Seminars / Conferences Organized

1. Organised 6th State Level Political Science Teachers Conference from 11-13 February, 2005.
2. Organised on day FIP/UGC Workshop for College/University Teachers of Political Science on "Recent Trends in Political Science" on 25th March, 2008.


Facilities Available

Good Class- rooms.