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The Department of Political Science is one of the oldest teaching departments of the University of Punjab. It was established in 1933. The department is located in the New Campus (Quaid-e-Azam Campus) near the Auditorium. The Department of Political Science is devoted to the study of the phenomenon of politics in its theoretical and operational aspects. The M.A. and the Diploma courses are designed to provide an understanding of the major theories of Political Science and International Relations, nature and dynamics of the political process, political systems and foreign policy dynamics to sharpen analytical skills with the help of the requisite theory and the methodology to enable a student to understand the dynamics of the polity and its environment. The cultivation of such a mind should enable a student to deal effectively with the complexities of life regardless of the profession or occupation that he eventually adopts. The courses also help the students to better prepare for the competitive examinations of the federal and provincial civil services and the private sector.

Aims and Objectives


Department of Political Science has the vision to become the centre of research in Pakistan which will not only cater the needs of researchers and students but also contribute effectively in the Policymaking and implementation on issues of national and international importance to Pakistan. The department envisions to provide the most effective learning and research tools to cater to the needs of students, researchers and policymakers in the 21st century.


The department of Political Science has two PhD programs (Political Science and International Relations), two MPhil Programs (Political Science and International Relations), three MA Programs (Political Science, International Relations and Diplomacy and Strategic Studies (DSS)) The mission of the department is to enhance the knowledge and research skills of our students with best research practices in the world, provide them all the facilities for research and enable them to become an effective part of state policies, domestic and/or foreign, play role as civil society members, knowledgeable media experts and expert researchers.

Department’s Achievements:

Department of Political Science, since its inception, has produced numerous scholars in the field of Politics, International Relations, Public Policy and related fields who are working as experts in Policymaking of the governmental departments as civil servants, university professors, NGO and INGO managers and media analysts and anchors.

The department has produced dozens of PhDs, MPhil and thousands of graduates in the fields of Political Science, International Relations and Diplomacy and Strategic Studies. In order to strengthen the research potential of faculty and students, the department has organized numerous national and international conferences, seminars, workshops and lectures were renowned scholars from Pakistan and abroad enriched the students and faculty with their research work. The Department also publishes its biannual journal “Journal of Political Studies” recognized by HEC in ‘X’ category.

M.A. Political Science (Morning)

M.A. International Relations (Self-Supporting)

M.A. Diplomacy and Strategic Studies (Self-Supporting)

BS Political Science (Afternoon)

Contact # 99231229

e-mail [email protected]


Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore, Punjab