About the Department
Iswar Saran Degree College, a premier constituent college of the University of Allahabad, came into existence in 1970 under the aegis of Harijan Sewak Sangh founded by late Munshi Iswar Saran, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. The bonding and association of late Munshi Ji with Mahatma Gandhi was so strong that he visited the campus twice which accorded the heritage significance to our institution. Later on, as a tribute to its founder, the society was renamed as Iswar Saran Ashram. In its initial phase, the Arts Faculty started with ten subjects but within a couple of years two more subjects- Medieval and Modern History and Philosophy were also included.
The successful growth and development of the institution encouraged the management to approach the University to seek affiliation for B.Com which was sanctioned in 1976. Science Faculty with B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science was added in 1994. The college gradually and steadily expanded its horizon by introducing B.Sc. in Bio-groups in the year 2000 followed by various other certificate courses. This enabled the institute to develop more effectively the human resource required to face the future challenges and concerns of the country and contribute to society in general.
The department of Political Science is one of the leading departments of the Iswar Saran P.G. College, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj. The department was established in 1970 alongwith the establishment of the college. Dr. K.K. Agnihotri was the founder faculty of the department.
Later Dr. Suman Agrawal (Associate Professor) and Dr. Sheo Harsh Singh (Associate Professor) joined the department as regular faculty respectively in 1985 and 2001. Three more regular faculty namely Dr. Vivek Kumar Rai, Dr. Akhilesh Tripathi and Dr. Akhilesh Pal joined the department in 2018 as Assistant Professors. Today, the department has five permanent faculty. Dr. Sheo Harsh Singh (Associate Professor) is the convener of the department.
DR SHEO HARSH SINGH
DR VIVEK KUMAR RAI
DR AKHILESH TRIPATHI
DR AKHILESH PAL
Thrust area Political Science
- Political Theory
- Political Thought (Indian and Western)
- International Relations