Political Science Department
The Political Science Department of Loreto College, is a reputed and sought-after department in the city. Known for its rigorous intellectual pursuits and commitment to the empowerment of students to face the challenges of higher scholarship and career building, our focus on academic excellence is reflected in the outstanding performance of the students in the Calcutta University Examinations, and in the higher success rate of the students in the entrance examinations to institutions of repute such as JNU, TISS and Delhi University among others. Many students also secure admission in institutions abroad. To bring vibrancy to the course, the faculty stresses on moving beyond the syllabus by encouraging critical thinking in the students.
The Department regularly organizes seminars and conferences, exposing students to resource persons of repute ; studentsí seminars, providing a platform to young minds for expressing their opinion on various aspects of political life; street plays, a studentsí initiative, are staged annually on socio-political issues, as part of the Annual College Fest, Samagam; departmental research projects for the students under the able guidance of a faculty member to train them in research methods and Youth Parliaments.
The alumni of the Department are well-placed in various capacities - holding positions in colleges and universities in India and abroad, the West Bengal Civil Service, the American Centre, reputed NGOs etc. The strong sense of commitment and care on the part of the faculty members steeped in the values of discipline, dedication and social commitment has enabled the Department to reach heights and make a mark for itself. The overall aim of the Department is to empower women who are strong, thinking, independent and have a vision to make a difference in the world.