Political Science


The Political Science Department was established as an independent department in the year 2006. It started with six units from the academic year 2005-2006 and its result pattern so far has been cent percent.

The Department has two permanent faculties – Dr. Ketan Govekar (Associate Professor & Reader) and Dr. Karuna Singh (Assistant Professor). Both the lecturers are involved in teaching / counselling at the post-graduate and under-graduate levels under the IGNOU.

The department intends to establish collaboration with State / National or International institutions and plans to set up a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration.


BA Semester I : PS 1: Introduction to Political Theory
Foundation Course (FC) 1: Current Affairs – India Today
BA Semester II : PS 02: Politics & Political Ideologies
Foundation Course (FC) 2: Current Affairs – World Today
BA Semester III : PS 3: Indian Constitution
Allied Course (AC) 1: Gender Studies Human Rights
BA Semester IV : PS 4: Constitutional and Social Issues in India
Allied Course (AC) 2: Women’s Issues in India
PS 5: Public Administration
PS 6: International Relations
PS 7: Western Political Thinkers (Plato to John Locke)
PS 8: Indian Administration
PS 9: International Institutions
PS 10: Western Political Thinkers (Rousseau to Marx)
PS 11: Indian Political Thinkers
PS 12: Government and Politics of Goa - Pre Statehood
PS 13: Comparative Government
PS 14: Indian Political Thinkers
PS 15: Government and Politics of Goa - Post Statehood
PS 16: Comparative Government
No. of Teaching and Administrative staff:5
No. of seminars / conferences organized:4
No. of Research Projects completed:
Major Projects:-
Minor Projects:2
No. of Ongoing Projects completed:
Major Projects:-
Minor Projects:-
Name:Political Science Forum
Activities:1. Student’s Parliament Competition 2015-16 held on 30th January 2016, in the Goa Legislative Assembly building, Porvorim. 2. A Documentary was screened for the students of the Political Science Dept. on 5th of December 2015. 3. A quiz competition ‘66th Year of Indian Constitution: Reflection’ was conducted on 4th December 2015. 4. A collage making competition was organised on 19th August 2015. 5. Poster making competition was organised on 29th July 2015 during the PEP programme, on the National mission theme “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” 6. A debate was organized on 22nd July 2015. During the PEP programme, students from the college participated in a debate on the National mission theme “Make in India- Pros and Cons”. 7. Annual inauguration function ceremony for the ‘Political Science Forum’ for the academic year 201-2016 was organised on 15th July 2015 8. Visit to the Goa Legislative Assembly to the Goa Legislative Assembly, Porvorim
Details of Value Addition courses:
Name:Non Conventional Course on Competitive Exam
Duration:6 months
Significance of Course:The course intends to introduce the students to the career opportunities of higher Civil Services in India. The Course seeks to orient and guide the students towards preparing for the All India Level Competitive Examinations with special emphasis to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Examination, Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC), and NET & SET. The Course seeks to enhance General Awareness and Competitive Skills among the Students for future use to compete in various exams.

Faculty Profile

Name of Faculty and Qualification : Dr.Ketan S Govekar, M.A. PhD
Designation : Associate Professor
Teaching experience : 25 Years
Email ID : ketansgovekar@gmail.com
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Name of Faculty/Qualification : Dr.Karuna Singh, M.A. PhD
Designation : Assistant Professor
Teaching experience : 9 Years
Email ID : karunakk29@rediffmail.com
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Name of Faculty/Qualification : Elsy Braganca
Designation : Assistant Professor

Name of Faculty/Qualification : Ranjita Shetkar
Designation : Assistant Professor

Name of Faculty/Qualification : Mohit Sukhtankar, M.A
Designation : Assistant Professor
Email ID : mohitsgoa66@gmail.com

Departmental Activities


Students attended a lecture-cum-interactive session on “India’s Look East Policy: Recent Trends”.



Students at ICG for lecture cum interactive session on “India's Look East Policy; Recent Trends”

The lecture was organized by The International Centre Goa in association with Department of Political Science and Centre for Latin American Studies, Goa University and was delivered by Dr.Sreeradha Datta, Director, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies.

Lecture on ‘Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy’ by Ambassador Rajiv Sikri at Goa International Centre on India’s Foreign Policy.

Amb.Sikri delivering a lecture on Challenges and Strategy: Rethinking India's Foreign Policy


Documentary Screening

Report of Documentary on “The Making of the Indian Constitution”


Students watching documentary

The documentary was about the formation of the Indian Constituent Assembly and the deliberation involved by the constitution’s framer while framing the Indian Constitution.

  • The Documentary was followed by explanations and discussion by the faculty member i.e. Ms. Fouzia Rizvi of Political Science. The response from the students was encouraging to have more such events in Future.


Inauguration Function of Political Science Forum

The political science forum, a yearly departmental academic activity club of Political science Department of Dhempe College of Arts and Science, was formally inaugurated in the ceremony held on 13th August, 2014 in the A.V Room. Administrator Mr. Sunil Prabhudesai, graced the occasion as chief guest in presence of Mrs. Yasmin Modassir, Principal of Dhempe College, Dr Ketan Govekar, Chairman of Political science forum and Head of political science department also present .Miss Pradnya Desai compered for the event.




Academic Visits

Report of the Students visit to the Goa Legislative Assembly on 20th August 2014



Poster Making Competition on the Theme “Violation of Human Rights”

The Political Science Department organized Poster Making Competition on the Theme “Violation of Human Rights” on 25th August 2014, under the banner of Political Science Forum by Asst. Prof. Fouzia Rizvi and Asst. Prof. Elsy Braganca.



Winner of the Poster Making Competition


There were around 4 Groups and 2 Individuals participants have participated in the competition. After minutely analyzing each posters, the Judges declared   Group A of FYBA Students Ms.Charlaine Colaco,Mr. Melvin Gracis and Mr. Jon Pereira as winner



whereas Group B of SYBA Students namely Ms. Abelona Ms. Sharon Fernandes and Mr. Rashwin Lobo won the Second Prize.


Student’s Parliament Competition 2015




Students participated in Students parliament competition 2015 organized by Goa Legislative Assembly on 19th January 2015. The Competition was coordinated by the faculty members of Political Science Department, Ms. Fouzia Rizvi and Mr.Raviraj Kerkar.


National Voter’s Day Competition

Students participated in National Voters Day Quiz Competition organized by Department of Political Science, Goa University on 22nd January 2015. Ms. Gautami Amonkar of T.Y.B.A (Political Science) and Sankalp Bhaireli TYBA (History) SY (History & Political Science) won First prize in the quiz competition.


Ms. Gautami Amonkar & Mr. Sankalp Bhaireli won the first prize in the Quiz Competition


Second Annual Political Science Festival

Miss Fouzia Rizvi, Asst. Prof. of Political Science has attended Second Annual Political Science Festival along with the Political Science Students of Dhempe College of Arts& Science on 14th March 2015 .The Second Political Science Festival was organized by the Department of Political Science, Goa University Mayur Maulingkar of T.Y.B.A and Saquib Khadri of S.Y.B.A participated in Quiz Competition on Indian Politics & Current Affairs 2015


The department of Political Science has organized a short term Non-Conventional Course on ‘Awareness on Rural Development Schemes’.


The course was coordinated by Dr. K.S Govekar, Head of Department of the Political Science Department along with Asst.Prof Miss.Fouzia Rizvi.

Title: Non-Conventional Course on “Awareness on Rural Development Schemes”

Duration: 12 hours (8 sessions); weekly 2 sessions of one and a half hour each.

Objective of the Course:

  • The course intends to spread among the Students the knowledge about various Rural Developmental schemes of the Central as well as State Government.
  • The Course seeks to orient and guide the students towards People’s Participation in Rural Administrations.
  • The Course seeks to generate awareness among the students about the potentialities of the Rural Developmental Schemes for their better implementation