• Introduction

    The Department of Civics and Politics was established in 1948 with the help of two Endowments.The Mayor Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Centenary Commemoration Fund and the Montague Memorial Fund together with a donation from the Bombay Municipal Corporations Municipal Fund and a substantial recurring grant from the then Government of Bombay.

    The Department conducts two-year post-graduate course in Politics with various sub-groups leading to the award of M.A. (By Papers) degree of the University of Mumbai. In addition it also conducts M.Phil., Ph.D. and Post Graduate Diploma Course in Human Rights courses. Since inception of the Department, over 1000 students have taken their Master degree by papers, 10 students have taken their M.A. degree by research, 29 students have received their M.Phil. degree and 90 students have been awarded doctorate degree.Under the Post Graduate Diploma Course in Human Rights above 300 students have received their degrees. It is indeed a pleasure to report that alumni of the Department are holding key position in various institutions in India and abroad.

    It is worth noting that the The Department contribution to the subject was recognised by the University Grants Commission when it was awarded the University Leadership Programme for three years in 1988 and the Ford Foundation Programme in 1988. Further the University Grants Commission also granted the status of Department Special Assistance in May 1992 and we are proud to receive this status in three phases till 31st March, 2007. The University Grants Commission, New Delhi has also selected and recommended the Department for induction and support under UGC Assistance for Strengthening of the Infrastructure of the Humanities and Social Science (ASIHSS) programme for a period of five years from 1st April, 2005 31st March, 2010. Under these scheme the Department received a grant of Rs. 31.00 lakhs.

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    For further information you may write to:

    The Head,
    Department of Civics and Politics,
    Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan and Research Centre,
    University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E),
    Mumbai: 400 098.
    Email: hod@politics.mu.ac.in
    Phone : 022 - 26504457/022 26541471/022 - 26526175

  • Facilities
    • The Department is well equipped with the necessary infrastructure.
    • The Department has also acquired new technological devices such as Audio-Visual system, LCD Projector, Overhead Projector, Computer with Printers, Overhead Phones, and Laptops.
    • Internet accesses are provided to the staff and students of the Department.
    • Department has a seminar room with a seating capacity of more than 100 people.
    • The Department has its own Auditorium with a seating capacity of 250 people.
    • The Department has well equipped classrooms.
  • Library
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Library at the Vidyanagari Campus is well equipped with books, journals, periodicals and Encyclopedia. The students enrolled in the Department can avail of both reading and lending facilities offered by the library. The students can also use the library situated at Fort Campus.
    • Internet facility is also available for the students and staff at nominal charges.
    • The electronic access to some Journals is also available.
    • The Department also has its own well equipped library.
  • Courses

    Revised syllabus- M.A. (Hons) Politics and M.A. (Hons) Public Policy

    M.A. (Hons) Politics Sem I
    M.A. (Hons) Politics Sem II
    M.A. (Hons) Politics Sem III and IV
    M.A. (Hons) Public Policy Sem I
    M.A. (Hons) Public Policy Sem II
    M.A. (Hons) Public Policy Sem III & IV

     

    (a) M.A. Hons. (Politics)
    Duration - 2 years (Semester pattern)
    Intake Capacity - 150

    (b) M.A. Hons. (Public Policy)
    Duration - 2 years (Semester pattern)
    Intake Capacity - 35

    (c) M.Phil. (Politics)
    Duration - 1 year
    Intake Capacity - 30
    The students have to study three theory papers and submit a dissertation on any political issue.

    (d) Ph.D. in Politics
    The admission to Ph.D is by clearing PET examination. The candidates who have cleared M.Phil/SET/NET are exempted from PET exam.

    (e) Post Graduate Diploma Course in Human Rights
    Duration - 1 year
    Intake Capacity - 70
    The students have to study three theory papers and submit a dissertation on a topic related to human rights.

    (f) Post Graduate Diploma Course in International Studies
    Duration - 1 year
    Intake Capacity - 30
    The students have to study four theory papers and submit a dissertation on a topic related to international studies.

    (g) Post Graduate Certificate Course in Right to Information
    Duration – 6 months
    Intake Capacity - 40
    The students have to study three theory papers including a continuously assessed project on topics related to Right to Information

  • Research

    Publications (last 5 years) : 63

    Research Projects:

    Name of the teacher

    Title of the Project

    Duration

    Funding Agency

    Amount Rs.

    Dr. Jose George

    (i) Decentralised Administration And Participatory Planning In Kerala Case Study (Completed)

    (ii) Management of a Sick Industry by Workers Cooperative With Special Reference To Kamani Tubes Ltd. Mumbai

    3 years

    1 year

    UGC- DSA

    UGC-ASIHSS

    30,000/-

    10,000/-

    Dr. Kannamma Raman

    Actual Price and Availability of select drugs in Maharashtra

    (Completed)

    6 months

    World Health Organization

    -

    Â Dr. Uttara Sahasrabuddhe

    Economic Reforms and Foreign Policy: A Study of the Impact of India Economic Reforms on its Foreign Policy since 1991

    1 year

    UGC -DSA

    10,000/-

    Dr. Rajesh Kharat

    Tibetan Refugees : Implications for India (Completed)

    3 years

    UGC-DSA

    10,000/-

    Dr. Aruna Pendse

    Agrarian distress and Farmers Mobilisation

    1 year

    UGC-ASIHSS

    20,000/-

    Dr. Sudha Mohan

    Issues in Governance: Service Delivery in Mumbai and Chennai (Completed)

    1 year

    UGC-ASIHSS

    20,000/-

    Dr. Rajesh Kharat

    (i) Insurgent Challenges to North East India Security: An Overview

    (ii) North East India Window to : India Look East Policy

    1 year

    1 year

    UGC-ASIHSS

    UGC-ASIHSS

    20,000/-

    20,000/-

    Dr. B.N. Mehrish

    India in the global political economy

    1 year

    UGC-ASIHSS

    10,000/-

  • Seminar & Conference
    • Seminar on Reservation in Higher Education was organized on 29th June, 2006, wherein speakers were Dr. Parthasarthy, Mr. Samar Khadas, Dr. Madhu Paranjape and Mr. Deepak Pawar.

    • Dr. Priyavadan Patel, Professor, M.S. University, Baroda had given guest lectures for M.A. Part I & II students on 21st and 22nd September, 2006 on Topics Psephology as an emerging Discipline & State and Society in Contemporary Gujarat.

    • Dr. V.T. Padmanabhan had given lecture for M.A. Part I & II students on 21st to 24th September, 2006 on the topic Health Hazard of Nuclear Fuel Change.

    • International Seminar on Honour Killing : Violence against Women in South Asia on 9th and 10th October, 2006 was organized by the Department of Civics and Politics , University of Mumbai, Pakistan-India People Forum for Peace (PIPFP) and Mahila Sarvangeen Utkarsh Mandal (MASUM) India.

    • A National Seminar on Identity Politics & Citizenship under the DSA Phase-III Programme of the U.G.C was held on 12th & 13th January, 2007.

    • Dr. Rajendra Vora, Professor from Pune University inaugurated the M. Phil programme of the Department and delivered a lecture on Marxist Elitism & Pluralism on 19th December, 2006.

    • A series of Lectures were delivered by Professor Aijaz Ahmed on 29th, 30th and 31st January, 2007 on (1)Â Latin America in the second half of the 20th Century: A Survey, (2) Havana to Caracas Paths of revolutionary Politics and (3)Â Latin America Now: Electoral Balance and the Mass Movement respectively.

    • Professor Clovis Maksoud, Director, Centre for study of Global South, American University, Washington, DC delivered a lecture on the topic. The Relevance of Non -Alignment to the Architecture of an Emerging Multilateral System on 14th March, 2007.

    • Interactive session with Professor Paulo Gilberto Fagundes Visentini, Professor of International Relations from Brazil was organised on 22nd March, 2007. Mr. Paulo Antonia Pereira Pinto, Consul General of Brazil presented on that occasion.

    • Organised a National Seminar on Bhagat Singh and Beyond: Rethinking Radicalism in Indian Society, Culture and Politics organised by the Department of Civics and Politics at its Auditorium at the Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan on 28th and 29th March, 2007.

    • The Department has arranged a programme of launching of the book titled The United Nations in a New Millenium: A Changing Scenario authored by Dr. B. N. Mehrish, Adjunct Professor of Politics, on Friday, 27th April, 2007.

    • A half day mentoring workshop for prospective Fulbright Applicants was organised by USEFI Mumbai along with the Department was organized at the Pherozshah Mehta Bhavan, Department of Civics and Politics on 10th May, 2007

    • Half Day workshop on Right to Information Administrative Practices and the Urban Poor was organized at the Pherozeshah Mehta Bhavan, Department of Civics and Politics on 28th May 2007.

    • Dr. Jonathan Ping, Assistant Professor International Relations, Bond University, Australia; has given a talk on Hybridisation Theory of the Middle Power Concept on 9th August, 2007.

    • Seminar on Splintering Urbanism in Mumbai : A Split Verdict was organised on 10th August, 2007, wherein speaker was Dr. Marie Helene Zerah (Urban Studies Research Fellow, Institute of Research for development and Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi).

    • Dr. M. Seth Cohen (MA in Intercultural Communication from the University of New Mexico is a facilitator in interpersonal, non-verbal, and intercultural communication and conflict issues.) has delivered a talk on An Introduction to Peace building and Reconciliation Models on 13th August, 2007.

    • A Seminar was organised by the Department in which on Friday, 21st September, 2007, in which presentations on the topic of Politics of Energy and Water. Was made by Ms. Tejal Kanitkar. Ms. Kalpana Dixit spoke on the Politics of Energy and Politics of Water.

    • A special oration by the eminent Professor Social Scientist Dr. Kamal Mitra Chenoy of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Lessons for the Future was organized under the UGC ASIHSS Programme at 3.30 p.m. on Thursday 27th September, 2007.

    • A talk by Dr. T. Jayaraman, Professor, Department of Science & Technology Policy, TISS on Indo-US Nuclear Deal and its Implications was delivered on Friday, 28th September, 2007.

    • Dr.Madhu Paranjape, Reader in Statistics in Kirti College had given lecture for M. Phil students on the Topic Statistical Research Methods on 25th October, 2007.

    • Half Day seminar on General Semantics and its Current Relevance was organized on 26th, October, 2007. The main speakers were Andrea J. Johnson, President, Board of Trustees, Institute of General Semantics, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Steve E. Stockdale, Executive Director, Institute of General Semantics, Fort Worth, Texas, USA in the Auditorium of the Department of Civics and Politics.One Day Seminar on India in Emerging World Order was organised by the Department on Tuesday, 18th December, 2007.

    • A Talk on US Foreign Policy Towards West & South Asia was delivered by MR. David Barsamian The Founder & Director of Alternative Radio, USA, And the Author of Targeting Iran with Noam Chomsky, Monday, 17th December, 2007.

  • Faculty

      Name:- Dr. Sudha Mohan
    Qualification:- M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Designation:- Professor & Head, Dept. of Civics & Politics
    Phone:- 022-26543540 (O)
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Area of Interest:- Urban Studies, Comparative Studies, Development Studies, Special emphasis on Interdisciplinary Research
      Name:- Dr. Surendra V. Jondhale
    Qualification:- M.A., Ph.D.
    Designation:- Professor
    Phone:- 022 - 26520612 , 09869856593 (M)
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Area of Interest:-Political Sociology, Political Thought.
    Name:- Dr. Jose George
    Qualification:- M.A., LL.B., M.Phil., Ph.D.
    Designation:- Professor ((RETIRED))
    Phone:- 022 - 26526360 , (M) - 09869426360
    E-mail:- Josegeorge@politics.mu.ac.in , josegeorgem@hotmail.com
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Area of Interest:- Public Administration, Development Administration, State Politics, Agrarian Movement, Local Governments
      Name:- Dr. Aruna Pendse
    Qualification:- M.A., M.Phil., P.G.S.R.D., Ph.D.
    Designation:- Professor ((RETIRED))
    Phone:- 022 - 23854850 ,09892197158 (M)
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Area of Interest:- Political Thought, Political Sociology, Indian Politics and International Politics
      Name:- Dr. Uttara Sahasrabuddhe
    Qualification:- M.A.,Ph.d.
    Designation:- Professor
    Phone:- 022 - 25472134 ,09869035694 (M)
    E-mail:- suttara@politics.mu.ac.in
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Area of Interest:- International Relations, International Relation Theory, Indian Foreign Policy, Current Indian Politics
      Name:- Dr. Liyaquat Ali Khan
    Qualification:- M.Sc., Ph.D.
    Designation:- Associate Professor
    Email:- liyaqatkhan69@gmail.com liyaqat69@politics.mu.ac.in
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Area of Interest : International Politics
      Name:- Dr. Mrudul Nile
    Qualification:- 
    Designation:- Associate Professor
    Email:-
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Area of Interest:-
    Name:- Shri. Sachin Pardhe
    Qualification:- 
    Designation:- Assistant Professor
    Email:-
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Area of Interest:-
    Name:- Dr. Sanhita Joshi
    Designation:- Assistant Professor
    E-mail:- sanhita.joshi@civics.mu.ac.in 
    Area of Interest : 
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Phone : 91-22-26543001 (O)
      Name:- Dr. Sanjeevini Badigar
    Designation:- Assistant Professor
    E-mail:- 
    Area of Interest:- 
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Phone:- 
      Name:- Dr. Deepak Pawar
    Designation:- Assistant Professor
    E-mail:- 
    Area of Interest:- 
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Phone:- 
    Name:- Shri. Rohidas Mundhe
    Designation:- Assistant Professor
    E-mail:- 
    Area of Interest:- 
    Profile:- Curriculum Vitae
    Phone:- 
  • Administrative Staff

    Name

    Designation

    Smt. Sneha S. Shete

    Research Assistant

    Shri Sanjay Patil

    Research Assistant

    Ms. Sheetal Surve (Temporary)

    Jr. Typist Clerk

    Ms. Varsha Gawade (Temporary)

    Jr. Typist Clerk

    Smt. Nalini Raja (Temporary/CAS)

    Chief Librarian

    Shri Arun Mahadik

    Library Attendant

    Smt. Mrunmayi Sawant (Temporary)

    Library Attendant

    Shri Santosh Nachanekar (Temporary)

    Library Attendant

    Ms. Neha Metkar (Temporary)

    Jr. Professional Library Assistant

    Ms. Vaishali Sawant (Temporary)

    Jr. Professional Library Assistant

    Shri Vikrant Phatak (Temporary)

    Audio Visual Engineer

    Shri Kailash Tiwari (Temporary/CAS)

    Secretarial/Technical Assistant

    Smt. Reena Rangari (Temporary/CAS)

    Secretarial/Technical Assistant

    Shri Saiprasad Shetty (Temporary/CAS)

    Secretarial/Technical Assistant

    Ms. Shila Tupe (Temporary/CAS)

    Secretarial/Technical Assistant

    Smt. Jayshree Parab

    Peon

    Shri Damodar Nachanekar

    Peon

    Shri Anil Pujari

    Peon

    Shri Mahesh Gurav (Temporary)

    Peon

    Shri Sandip Salvi

    Hamal