Political Science

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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. Suman Agrawal    (Associate Professor) is the convener of the department.

Faculty Profile

S.N. Name & Designation Qualification Specialization Research Area Contact Detailed Profile

Dr. Suman Agarwal

Associate Professor

D.Phil. Ancient Indian Political Thoughts Ancient Indian Political Thoughts 94550 05932  

Dr. Sheo Harsh Singh

Associate Professor

D.Phil Political Theory and International Relations International Relations




Dr Akhilesh Tripathi

Assistant Professor


Moder Government Theory and Prectice

Indian Political Thooght


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Dr.Vivek Kumar Rai

Assistant Professor


Government politics in india and international relations

Social justice (dr.ambedker aur phule ke vis.sandrav)




Dr. Akhilesh Pal

Assistant Professor


Indian Government and Politics, Political Thought, International Relations

Indian Government and Politics, Political Thought, International Relations




Academic Activities

Running an Orientation Programmes for UG & PG Students.
The department often organizes special lectures by noted academicians and political scientists for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The department runs a Saturday Seminar Series for the students of U.G. and P.G. courses under the titles of Undergraduate Papers and Post graduate Papers respectively.


Workshop / Seminar

  1. The department has organized two national seminars titled as Democracy, Human Rights and Social Justice in South Asia: Romance and Reality and Caste, Democratic Politics and Nation Building: Issues, Challenges and Possibilities in 2007 and 2019 respectively.
  2. The department has organized a Model Workshop on Human Rights Awareness on 03/12/2019 wherein 19 students presented their papers.



Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Master of Arts (M.A.)




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