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'STAR STATUS' received from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

Political Science



Under Graduate Courses

Course Name Duration of Course Current Strength
B.A.(Bachelor of Arts) at general level 3 years 609

Teaching Faculty

: Dr. Gauri  Kopardekar
: Assistant Professor
: MA, Bachelor of Communication and Journalism, NET Recipient of British Chevening Scholarship for Women in Leadership and Management at University of Bradford, UK. Ph.D.
Teaching Experience
: 11 Years
Industrial Experience
: 16 Years
Research Papers
: 9
Research Project
  • Completed Projects : 1
Chapters / Books Written
  • Chapters written : 1
  • Books Written : 1
Other Details

Research Projects

Completed Projects

Research Project : Completed in 2014: BCUD, SPPU project on People Participation in Urban Governance : Select Initiatives from Pune

Ongoing Projects

Research Publications


Paper/ Book



State Level

A policy paper on ‘Going back to Work’ : (A comparative study of Asian Countries and their epidemic management model and best practices ) Jointly with Mr. Ravi Pandit, Chairman, KPIT Technologies and Hon. Treasurer, Pune International Centre (PIC : Think Tank ) and Past President, MCCIA. Policy inputs for the Govt. of Maharashtra for ensuring life and livelihood in Post-COVID-19 lockdown scenario as a part of Pune International Centre (PIC) A Think Tank from Pune providing policy inputs to GOM

April 2020

State Level

Text Book of 12th Std. of Political Science by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

May 2020

State Level

Text Book of 12th Std. of Political Science by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

May 2013

University Level

New Structures of Governance in Maharashtra published by the Centre of Advanced Studies, Department of Politics & Public Administration, Savitribai Phule Pune University

May 2012

Research Papers

Title of the Research Paper

Name of the Journal

Month of Publication and Publisher


Industrial Policy making in Maharashtra

Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture’s Sampada

May 2021, Vol 77, Issue 2, pp 26-35, ISSN2455-2097

Unraveling ‘Smart’ Urbanization : Understanding Theories and the Concept

Journal of Governance & Public Policy

January - June 2019, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp 48-63 published by the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, ISSN : 2231-0924

Deciphering the ‘City’ : A Methodological Exercise

Institute of Town Planners, India Journal

October- December 2018, Vol. 45, No. 4 27-36 , ISSN : L 0537-9679

Public Policy and Urbanization in India : An Asymmetrical Approach

Journal of Management and Public Policy

June 2018, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp 41-47, ISSN : 0976-013X

Background paper presentation on Politics and Political Economy of Urban Planning

for V M Dandekar memorial lecture organized by Indian School of Political Economy

Dec 2016

Paper presentation

Conference on Exploring Contemporary Trends in Social Sciences organised by S P College, Pune

March 2016

Marathi Book Review of ‘Varchaswa ani Chikitsa’ by Gopal Guru

Pariwartanacha Waatssaru

2016 Vol. 16 No. 6, pp 51-55.
ISSN : 2250-3145

Book Review on ‘Oxford India Short Introductions : Indian Cities’ by Annapurna Shaw

Journal of Political Studies

2015, Vol 11, pp 177-181.
ISSN : 2278-4039

Paper in conference proceedings on Teaching and Learning Political Science in an interdisciplinary way

National Seminar on Interdisciplinary approach to Research and Training in Social Science by the interdisciplinary school, SPPU & St. Meera’s College for Girls, Pune

Feb 2015, pp 62-75.
ISBN : 978-81-926011-3-7

Syllabi and Textbook of Political Science Issues in Text Book Writing

Studies in Indian Politics

June 2014, Sage Journal
ISSN : 2321-0230 Vol 2, No. 1, pp 102-104

Paper presentation on Human Rights, Development and Displacement

National Seminar on Mapping of Human Rights : Issues and Challenges organized by St. Mira’s College for Girls, Pune

March 2012

Understanding Organisational Structures Nurturing Women Leaders

Unpublished for British Chevening Scholarship ‘Women In Leadership Management’ Programme in 2006


Linkage Collaboration

Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture, Pune
Indian School of Political Economy, Pune
Member of British Chevening Alumni Association
Programmes in association with Janwani and Centre for Environmental Education
Department of Politics & Public Administration, SPPU


Potential areas for consultancy : Public Speaking, Communication, Documentation, Industry-Academia interaction


  • Celebration of Constitution Day

  • Awareness activities on National Voter's Day

  • Celebration of Fundamental Duties Day

  • News Paper reading skills

Support Staff:

Name Designation
Smita Dudhane Clerk
Rajendra Khude Peon


      U.G. Programmes:
    • B.A.
      • B.A.(Economics)
      • B.A.(English)
      • B.A.(Geography)
      • B.A.(History)
      • B.A.(Psychology)
      • B.A.(Sociology)
    • B.Com.
    • B.B.A.(C.A.)
    • B.Sc.
      • B.Sc. (Chemistry)
      • B.Sc. (Maths)
      • B.Sc. (Microbiology)
      • B.Sc. (Physics)
      • B.Sc. (Statistics)
      • B.Sc. (Zoology)
    • B.Sc. (Biotechnology)
    • B.Sc. (Computer Science)
    • B.C.A. (Science)
    • B.Sc. Blended in Chemistry [University of Melbourne , Australia] (International Collaboration Course)
    • B.Voc.(Food Processing Technology)

      • P.G. Programmes:
      • M.A. (Economics)
      • M.A. (History)
      • M.A. (Psychology)
      • M.A. (Sociology)
      • M.Com.
      • M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
      • M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry)
      • M.Sc. (Computer Science)
      • M.Sc. (Computer Applications)
      • M.Sc. (Maths)
      • M.Sc. (Microbiology)
      • M.Sc. (Statistics)
      • M.Sc. (Zoology)

        Research Programmes:
      • M. Phil. Zoology
      • Ph. D. Zoology
      • M. Phil. Chemistry
      • M. Phil. Biotechnology
      • Ph. D. Biotechnology

    Programmes NOT-Taught/Closed

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