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Department of Political Science
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

Established: 1975 
Contact Email: polsc@bzu.edu.pk 

12 Department of Political Science

The Department came into existence when M.A. Political Science classes, being held at the Government College, Multan since 1963, were shifted to the Bahauddin Zakariya University (then University of Multan) in 1975. The Department started functioning in a rented building in Gulgasht Colony, Multan. In 1980, it moved to the Language Block (IOL) and finally to its present building in 1986.

In the beginning, the Department had a strength of 35 students and three staff members, borrowed from Government College, Multan. At present there are seven staff Members among whom five hold Ph.D., one M.Phil. Degree, and one is working on research projects leading to Ph.D. The Department provides teaching and research facilities at M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. levels. Information regarding Ph.D. programme can be had from the Chairman of the Department.The Department has been progressively enhancing its research activities.At present, 10 scholars have been registered for Ph.D. degree.

In addition to M.A. Political Science, the Department is successfully running an evening programme of Master’s Degree in International Relations on self finance basis.M.Phil in Political Science was also launched on regular basis in 2001.

The Library of the Department is well equipped. There are five thousand books in the library containing modern and old manuscripts. A sizable number of Research Journals is also available to cater the needs of the students, teachers and researchers. The students are also encouraged to go on study of historical places/institutions as part of their studies for M.A. degree.