Political Science Department

About Department

The Department of Studies and Research in Political Science was established in the year 1996 with Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and Master of Arts (M.A) in Political Science under the aegis of the erstwhile ICC & CE a premier institute of Correspondence Education of University of Mysore. The institute with its infrastructure including human resources was transformed into an independent university in 1996 as Karnataka State Open University. The faculties in the department could spread their wings into many courses including research. Political Science is one of the most demanded discipline in the country today as it develops the required knowledge, skills, and attitudes among the students to prepare themselves to get involved in politics to examine the functioning of policies and the government and, leading towards a better understanding of how society works. The Department of Studies and Research in Political Science works with an aim of fostering in the students an attitude of objective inquiry. The Department equips students with the latest developments in the field of government policies, rules and regulations and trains them in the practical application of the same in modern organizations. It seeks to enable them to handle the challenges of growth and transformation of society through critical thinking, rational attitude and quality decision making. It is dedicated to developing the students into responsible citizens of the country with high moral values, understanding the problems of human relationships and developing a capacity to appreciate the finer values of life.


To impart quality education in Political Science to bring up highly responsible citizens for the country.


To instill the qualities of a good leaders in the democratic system.

To create awareness in the minds of the general public about the dos and don’ts in the political system of the country

To nurture the innovations in political arena through value base research.

To inculcate ethics and code of conduct among learners.

Chairperson : ​Dr.N.Ananda Gowda

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