The Department of Political Science in Shaheed Bhagat Singh College was established along with its inception in 1967. The Department currently has full sanctioned strength of permanent faculty: two Associate Professors and eleven Assistant Professors. Additionally it also has two Guest Faculties. Each faculty of the Department comes with diverse and crucial research specializations in field of Comparative Politics, Political Theory, Political Thought, Indian Government and Politics, Development Processes, International Relations, Security studies, Public Policy and Administration and Foreign Policy.
It reflects ethos that have been nurtured with great commitment and dedication by both faculty and students. The decades since its inception have seen the Department emerge as a nodal point of heterogeneous deconstruction and reconstruction of ideas and vibrant debates in the discipline.
Apart from familiarizing students with contemporary academic debates, the Department is emerging as a training ground for in-depth research and reference work. In this regard, the Department has developed crucial linkages with research institutions, organizations and public institutes in India, opening up interactive platforms for students to develop long-term research interests. The Department seeks to be a space for joint exploration in research and academic practices by students and the faculty.
The Department of Political Science seeks to develop critical thinking, activism, advocacy as well as leadership in the fields of Indian Government and Politics, Political Theory, International Studies, Public Policy and Public Administration. The Political Science graduates from the Department have established careers in higher academics, law, bureaucracy, international relations and media among many other fields.
The Department's efforts are a reflection of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College's commitment to nurturing and creating cosmopolitan citizens who espouse a democratic celebration of diversity. It is within this overarching ideal that the Department has been facilitating explorations in knowledge, continuously engaging with humanist concerns by creating a liberating pedagogy. Through the last five decades, the Department has continuously endeavored to contribute to critical and creative thinking, sustaining democratic spaces, broadening access and inclusivity in quality education and consistently working towards the empowerment of women and men. It has provided a context of learning that enhances professionalism, humanism and social responsibility.
The Political Science Association (PSA) comprises of the President and the Executive Board ( which has Class Representatives from the three years as well as the PSA executive board representative from each class). The PSA, under the guidance of staff advisor organises Eminent lecture Series round the year where renowned scholars, political analysts, media personalities, legal luminaries, political and social activists are invited. The PSA is also nodal in organising National and International Seminars/Conferences of the Department. Apart from these, the PSA also holds Mock Indian Parliament, Quiz, Debate, Theater and other inter college competitions as a part of CHANAKYA-the annual Political Science Festival.