Department Of Political Science

Established in1887 by the amalgamation of Hyderabad School and the Madras-e-Aliya, Nizam College is one of the oldest and most esteemed institutions of higher education in South India. It was affiliated to the University of Madras for 60 years after its inception and was made a Constituent College of Osmania University on 19th February 1947.The Department of Political Science is one of the oldest departments in the College. It was set up in the year 1946. Eminent Political Scientists like Prof. G. Ram Reddy, Prof. Emeritus N.G. Rajurkar, Prof. Rama S. Melkote, Prof. Kancha Illiah, renowned environmentalist Prof. K. Purushotham Reddy and human rights activist Prof. Kodanda Ram Reddy have worked in this college The college was granted Autonomous status for undergraduate courses by the U.G.C for the first time in the year 1988-89. This year happened to be the turning point for the Department as it gave the Department the freedom to frame the U.G. courses syllabus of Political Science on par with the best U.G. Institutions in the country. Since then there has been a continuous improvement and change in the course content trying to keep pace with the changing global socio-political environment to make the U.G students academically competent.The Postgraduate course in the department was introduced in the year 1992. Since the granting of autonomy to the college the teaching methods have also undergone a major change from the use of black board to the use of L.C.D projection system. Currently the Department has 8-teachers: 5- Professors, 2-Assistant Professor and 2 part- time teachers The Department has well qualified teaching faculty on its rolls. All the teachers are well experienced in teaching and research at different levels. The department has three computers with internet facility, one Lap top, one L.C.D projector, one Printer, and one printer cum Photocopier. The department is also having a very good seminar library with latest publications. Students can also have access to these books, steps are also being initiated to lend these books to the students.

Faculty Profiles

    Dr.R.Chandru ,M.Phil,BLIC, (Ph.D) Associate. professor ,& HOD
    Prof.J.Laxminarasimha RaoView in detail

    Dr. J.L.N.Rao is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, Osmania University, with specialization in International Relations and Foreign Policy. He has about three decades of teaching and research experience. He taught various aspects of IR - core and electives- such as International Relations, Foreign Policy of India, South Asia, National Security, International Law, Government and Politics of USA, Govt. and Politics of the Soviet Union, Comparative Politics.
    He has worked on ‘India’s Foreign Policy towards Southeast Asia’ for obtaining Ph.D., degree. More than twenty officers in the ranks of Group Captain and Lt.Colonel from College of Air Warfare were awarded M.Phil degrees under his supervision. Three candidates got their Ph.D degrees and another eight candidates are working with him for their Ph.D degree.
    A scholar from Thailand, PiyanatSoikham, had written a dissertation on the ‘Role of Culture in International Relations’ under his supervision and is now working for his Ph.D on the ‘Role of Culture in the India’s Foreign Policy’ at St. Andrew’s University, UK. Another scholar, Col. Anil Raman, whom he has guided for his M.Phil is with Wyoming University, USA.
    As an editor, he has published two books with contributions from a number of scholars. The titles are ‘Higher Education in the Current Scenario’ (2014) and ‘Gandhi and Issues of Contemporary Times’ (2017). As an editor he brought out a special issue on ‘Indo-US Relations’ of OUCIP Journal of International Studies, Vol 2, No 1, January-June, 2014.
    As researcher more than two dozens papers are published in periodicals and edited volumes covering themes such as ‘ China and India’s Security’, ‘Chinese Strategic Discourse’, ‘Envisioning a South Asian Union’, ‘Terrorism in South Asia’, ‘Merit Principle and Indian Bureaucracy’, ‘Reservations and Bureaucracy’, ‘ Reductionist Paradigm and Public Policies’, ‘Governance, Democracy and Corruption in India’. Two minor projects with the Financial Assistance from UGC are completed on:
    1. Regional Cooperation in South Asia
    2. Terrorism and Youth Perception

    Resource Person to College of Air Warfare, Hyderabad, Academic Staff College, Osmania University, SharanaBasaveshwara Institutions, Gulbarga and Hyderabad Study Circle.
    He is having administrative experience as the member of various academic bodies in the Osmania University as well as Colleges. His experience in the forms:
    Joint Director, Advanced Centre for American Studies, a UGC sponsored programme to promote American Studies in India.
    Additional Controller of Examinations, (Confidential Section), Examination Branch, Osmania University.
    Associate Editor, OUCIP Journal of International Relational Studies.
    Member of Executive Committee, All India Political Science Association.
    Member, Governing Body and Academic Council, University College of Women, Osmania University.
    Coordinator, Add on course on ‘Human Rights, Environment and Practical Ethics’, Art College, Osmania University.
    He is associated with in organizing a number of International and National Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. Presented a number of papers at various seminars. not available

    Mr.Ajay Kumar.GView in detail

    He graduated from Nizam in the year 1993. He acquired his Post Graduate Degree from university College of Arts& Social sciences and he has done his L.L.B. course from University college of Law, OU. He went twice to UPSC interview, his passion and concern for environmental issues made him join AP Pollution control board as project coordinator in environmental education wing. During this period, he conducted many quiz competitions to students in MANA T.V to Students across Andhra Pradesh. He trained teachers in creating awareness among their students towards the need for environmental protection. He is the zonal topper of Zone 6 in APPSC Junior lecturer exam in Civics and Joined Government service as Junior Lecturer in 2002, He later on Joined University service in 2007.He is presently the Head of the Department of Political Science. He is member of Departmental committee of Department of Political Science and also member of Board of Studies P.G. of Department of Political Science. not available

    Dr.YasminView in detail

    I did my schooling from Rosary Convent High School Hyderabad and all my degrees from Osmania University. My M.A , M.Phil. (stood first in entrance for M.Phil.) and Ph.D and Dissertation was on “France and South Asia – Some aspects of security relationship”
    I started my teaching career at Shadan degree college for women. I was the head department of Political science as well as dean faculty of Social sciences till I left the college in 2017 to join Osmania University.
    After joining Osmania University I was posted at Women’s college koti were is was student advisor for three years. I was also a member of admission committee(UG B.A) from 2007-2014. I was also a member of placement cell in 2013-2014.
    In 2014 July I was transferred to Nizam College. At the college I’am a member of committee against sexual harassment. In academics my area of interest is in International relations.
    On the personal front my hobbies are reading, watching movies, travelling ,and writing. Henceforth, I love being associated with cultural activities besides teaching. For me teaching is a passion not a job, I like interacting with students and daily I feel we also learn something new from them. not available