The Department of Political Science, Dibrugarh University, established in the month of February 1967, has been one of the oldest Departments of the University. In the year 2017, the Department completes 50 years of its presence with significant contribution towards teaching and research in the discipline of political science. The Department has produced more than hundreds of PhD and M. Phil scholars and renowned educationists, administrators and legislators in the country.
To contribute to the development of an intellectual and academic environment in which a peaceful and harmonious society based on the principles of fairness and justice can be achieved.
- To engage with teaching and research of a high standard and quality in the field of Political Science with an interdisciplinary approach whenever necessary.
- To pursue studies in socio-political processes with an aim to address challenges faced by the society, state, nation and the global community.
- To undertake research based on socio-political issues pertaining to North-east India with a view to protect and promote ethnic diversity, ecological vibrancy and indigenous cultures of the region.
- To develop critical insight and create original, innovative and creative ideas
- To generate committed young men and women dedicated to promoting the plural and democratic ethos of Indian society.
- To create awareness in society about various rights, liberties and freedom that individuals enjoy and to create future citizens with moral commitment to these values.
- To ensure a conducive learning ambience with a healthy teacher-student relationship.
- To make the Department a Centre for Excellence in Political Studies in India and the South East Asian region.
- To undertake social and academic interventions for the cause of amelioration of the conditions of the marginalized people of the neighbouring areas of the University.
The Department of Political Science has been trying to emphasis on serious research by combining theory with political ethnography of the region using deconstructionist approach decentring conventional methodology. The current thrust area of the Department is Democracy, Human Rights and Peace Studies, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Social Movement and Strategic Studies specific to the North Eastern Region and the Southeast Asia.
FACILITIES AND ASSETS:
(a) Departmental Library: The Departmental Library is equipped with more than 500 books and a good number of back volumes of national and international journals. Faculty, Research Scholars and students can avail the service of the library. Learning resources (books, journals, online journals etc) are centrally purchased by the Laxminath Bezbaroa Central Library and the department also transfers these resources from the Laxminath Bezbaroa Central Library to the departmental library.
(b) Archive: The department also has a North-East press clipping archive documenting the political activities in the region from 1983 to 1988. Archive has a collection of The North-east press digests that were compiled and published by the department.
(c) ICT Facilities: Classrooms, library, teachers’ rooms, seminar hall and office are facilitated with internet connectivity. Class rooms are equipped with ICT facility. A computer Laboratory with internet connectivity was set up for students and research scholars in 2014.