History of the Department • The Department was set up in 1973 and since then it has set reasonably high standards for itself. • The first Chairperson - Prof. K.H.Cheluvaraju - laid the foundation of the department and also later on became Vice Chancellor of Gulbarga University. Successive Chairpersons along with the other faculty members have contributed to the growth of the Department. • Right since its inception, the department has always had a dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff, which has been a major factor for its growth. • The Department has created conducive atmosphere for encouraging research and ‘developing innovative teaching methods’. • The Department has organised a number of international, national and state level seminars, conferences and workshops, • The Department organizes four Endowment Lectures every year viz., the Kengal Hanumanthiah Endowment Lecture, the Janma Bhoomi Trust Lecture, S. Nijalingappa Endowment Lecture and the Madhav Rao Endowment Lecture. • The Department has established a ‘Social Science Discussion Forum’. • The Department continues to have Collaborative Programmes with the United States Information Centre (USIC), Chennai, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Karnataka Chapter, Institute for Social and Economic Change and National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. • The ‘Political Science Society’ organises special lectures by eminent personalities on contemporary developments. • The Department intends to bring out a journal.

Several members of the Faculty have active links with NGO’s and civil society organisations.

Chairperson: Dr. Veena Devi
Tenure: 01.04.2021 To 31.03.2023

Contact Us

Department of Political Science Jnanabharathi Campus Bangalore University Bengaluru-560056

Tel: 080 22961731

E-Mail Id: dpsbub2018@gmail.com


A. Courses Offered  -   M.A. in Political Science

B. Nature of Course - Semester Scheme

C. Duration  -   4 Semesters (2 years)

D. Intake :

a) Regular: 38(BU); 04(Autonomous) ;04 (HK); 02 (OUK); 01(OUOK)
b) Payment : 08 (BU); 01 (Autonomous); 01 (HK)

Click here for more information on Seat Matrix

E. Eligibility

Candidates who have secured 40% marks in the aggregate of all subjects and 50% marks in the cognate subject / Public Administration at the Bachelor’s Degree level. Graduates who have studied Political Science as a subject in the first three years of Five Years B.A.B.L/B.A.LL.B Course are also eligible.

SL. No Name Qualifications Designation Field of Specialization Profile
1 Dr.M.Narasimha murthy M.A; Ph.D Professor Public Administration and Indian Administration View
2 Dr. Veena Devi M.A;   M.Phil; Ph.D Professor Women Studies and Electoral Studies View
3 Dr. S.Y.Surendra Kumar M.A., M.Phil.Ph.D Professor South Asian Security and Foreign Policy Studies View


Sl. No

Title of the Project

Name of the Faculty Involved

Funding Agency




Disability Studies

Prof. M.G Krishnan (retd)(Principal Investigator)

Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM), Germany

3 year



Migration into Bangalore City-A Study of Social Economic and Political Implications

Prof. M.J Vinod (Principal Investigator)

UGC,New Delhi

2 Years



Voter Choice and Electoral Politics 2009

Prof. Veena Devi (Principal Investigator)

UGC,New Delhi

2 Years



Edited Six Books of the series of Mahatma Gandhi Krithi Sanchaya.
24 Volumes have been translated.

Prof. Meena Deshpande

Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore 




Contemporary Electoral Trends from Human Rights Perspective: A Comparative Study on Mauritius and India

Dr. S. Y. Surendra Kumar (Co- Investigator)

UGC-TEC Consortium Program 2011

3 Years


E-Newsletter “Rajneeti”

Frequency of publication:             Quarterly  

Language:                                         English          

Starting year                                     2021

Format of publication                    Online (E-print)

 Aims and Scope

  • Provide a forum for teachers, policymakers, researchers, and students to publish academic articles/papers
  • Disseminate information on political science as a discipline as well as current political events (regional and global)
  • To reach out to those outside the organisation who are interested in political issues.
  • Provide information and news about the department's activities and programmes.

Name and Address of the Publisher (E-Print)

Prof. Veena Devi

Department of Political Science

Bangalore University, Jnana Bharathi Campus,


Editorial Board Members

  1. Dr. Veena Devi (also the Editor-in Chief)

Professor and Chairperson

Department of Political Science

Bangalore University, Bengaluru-560056, India

E-mail: veenasunnu@gmail.com

Profile Link:  https://eng.bangaloreuniversity.ac.in/resume/pol-sc-dr-veenadevi/

  1. Prof. Sandeep Shastri


Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal-462044, Madhya Pradesh, India

E-mail: sshastri48@gmail.com

Profile Link: https://jlu.edu.in/leadership-structure-new/

  1. Dr. M. J. Vinod

Professor, Department of International studies,

Political Science and History, School of Social Science, Christ University, Bengaluru-560029, India

E-mail: mjvinod@gmail.com

Profile Link: https://christuniversity.in/dept/faculty-details/NDg3Nw==/MzAy

  1. Dr. D. Jeevan Kumar

Honorary Professor, Karnataka State Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University, Gadag, Karnataka,

E-mail:  jeeves0607@yahoo.com

Profile Link: https://ksrdpru.ac.in/page.aspx?fid=1

  1. Dr. M. Narashimamurthy

Professor, Department of Political Science

Bangalore University, Bengaluru-560056, India

E-mail: narasimhamurthym23@gmail.com

Profile Link: https://eng.bangaloreuniversity.ac.in/resume/pol-sc-dr-m-narasimha-murthy/

  1. Dr. S. Y. Surendra Kumar

Professor, Department of Political Science

Bangalore University, Bengaluru-560056, India

E-mail: surendrajnu@gmail.com  or surendradps@.bub.ernet.in

Profile Link: https://eng.bangaloreuniversity.ac.in/resume/pol-sc-dr-s-y-surendra-kumar/

For Further details Contact:

Editor in Chief (E-newsletter Rajneeti)

Department of Political Science

Bangalore University

Jnana Bharathi Campus


Tel: 080-22961731

E-mail: dpsnewsletter2021@gmail.com

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