Research & Development

Research & Development

The Department has distinguished track record of research pursuits in the area of Panchayati Raj, Indian Freedom Struggle and Politics and International Relations.  In addition to completing over twenty research projects on these fields the members of the department have to their credit a publication of over 150 research papers or articles. 

The Department has the distinction of being the foremost by publishing the highest number of reference and textbooks in Gujarati language on the graduate and post-graduate courses in Political Science in the state of Gujarat.

The research in the field of Indian Freedom Struggle and Politics, and International Relations, particularly in the area of the Post-Cold War Systemic Transition pursued in the Department has been internationally acclaimed.

Significant Publications

Here are a few of the most significant publications of the Department:

  • Patel, Harbans, Tribal Gujarat, (Mimos), Vallah Vidyanagar, Sardar Patel University
  • Patel, Harbans, Local Level leadership, (Mimos), Vallabh Vidyanagr, Sardar Patel University
  • Patel, Harbans, Rajyashatrama Sanshodhan Paddhatio (Research Methods in Political Science), Ahmedabad, University Granth Nirman Board, Gujarat State.
  • Patel, Harbans, Rajkiya Samajshastra (Political Sociology), Ahmedabad, University Granth Nirman Board, Gujarat State
  • Soni, Manoj, 1998, Understanding the Global Political Earthquake, New Hampshire (U.K.), Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Agja, Baldev, 2002, Tontermo Bandharniya Sudharo (73rd Constitutional Amendment), Ahmedabad, University Granth Nirman Board, Gujarat State

In addition to strengthening and enriching the activities of the Sardar Patel Chair and the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Centre, the Department is planning to introduce innovative course in certain areas of direct utility to the academic, civic and political life.  The nature of these courses is conceived to be interdisciplinary and is proposed to be run on self-financed basis.

Faculty Members

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Area of Interest

Dr. Baldev Agja

Professor & Head

Local Self Government & State Politics