The Department of Political Science was started in 1890s and has the distinction of being first department to offer undergraduate course in Political Science as a women institution in northern region. It enjoys an exceptional reputation in both teaching and research in the discipline.
The Department is served by reputed faculty. It has a vibrant Political Science Society, membership to which is compulsory for all the students. The Department is also running successfully an Electoral Literacy Club and SVEEP Programmes.
The faculty has published extensively in the form of books, articles, reviews and research papers in reputed journals. The growth of the Department has coincided with the progress of the discipline of Political Science from a narrow body of legal and institutional knowledge to more comprehensive social sciences that integrates and interrogates sociological, economic, philosophical and cultural dimensions and thereby better relates to a purposive study of politics keeping especially the Indian reality in focus. The seminars and workshops are the regular feature of the department. The Department of Political Science has immensely contributed towards creating domain knowledge through curriculum development. Our department has always given excellent results. Many students of this department are working as an IAS, PCS, Educationalist etc. Mrs. Upma Chowdhary (IAS) and Neelam Mahe (PCS).