Department of Political Science


Welcome to the Department of Political Science!

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As a dynamic and intellectually vibrant academic unit of G.C University Hyderabad, we offer a comprehensive platform for the exploration and analysis of political systems, governance, international relations, constitutionalism, public policy, and more. Our department is committed to fostering a deep understanding of the intricate mechanisms that shape societies and influence global affairs. Through rigorous academic programs, dedicated faculty, and a rich array of research opportunities, we empower our students to become critical thinkers, informed citizens, and future leaders in the realm of politics and beyond.

Join us in unraveling the complexities of the political world and shaping a brighter future through knowledge and insight.


The Political Science Department at GC University Hyderabad envisions becoming a center of excellence for political education, research, and civic engagement. We strive to empower students with a comprehensive understanding of political processes, foster ethical leadership, and contribute to the development of a prosperous and inclusive Pakistan.


The mission of the Political Science Department at GC University Hyderabad is to provide high-quality education in political science, equipping students with theoretical knowledge, critical thinking, and a deep understanding of political systems, institutions, and processes. Our dedicated faculty members are committed to imparting education that combines academic rigor, social awareness, and ethical values. Through innovative teaching methods, research endeavors, and community engagement, we aim to nurture the next generation of political leaders who will contribute to the progress, prosperity, peace, and harmony of Pakistani society.
In line with the university's vision and mission, the Political Science Department seeks to instill in students a sense of responsibility, respect for diversity, and commitment to non-discrimination. By fostering a learning environment that promotes intellectual curiosity, analytical thinking, and an appreciation for cultural diversity, we aim to develop well-rounded individuals capable of making informed decisions, engaging in public discourse, and addressing the challenges facing Pakistan and the international community.


The primary objective of the 4-year Bachelor of Science program in Political Science, aligned with the undergraduate education policy version 1.1 of the Higher Education Commission, is to prepare students aspiring to become professional political scientists who intend to pursue career paths, including research, teaching, public service, political journalism, diplomatic services, foreign office services, and global politics. Offered by the Department of Political Science, the degree program equips students with comprehensive knowledge and refined methodologies across diverse subject areas.
The 4-year integrated BS program in Political Science is designed to fulfill the aforementioned aims. It aims to standardize Political Science education in Pakistan and align it with global standards. The curriculum is crafted to enhance graduates' understanding of multifaceted aspects within the realm of political science.
Beyond the outlined objectives, this program strives to cultivate an educated community capable of effectively addressing the challenges presented by the modern world. The department also objects to start M.Phil. and doctoral programs in the future.

Faculty Members
Dr. Abdul Razzak Larik
Chairman & Associate Professor

Brief Introduction:

Dr. Larik is Assistant Professor in the Department. He did his M. Phil from University of Sindh, Jamshoro and later his PhD in International Politics from Shandong University, Jinan, China.

He has published nearly a dozen articles in reputed national and international journals. He has contributed a book, which was published in Chinese language in 2019 on Pakistan’s profile vis-à-vis Belt and Road Initiative.

His research interests include foreign policy, comparative politics, Pakistan–China relations, IR Theory, neoclassical realism, sustainable development, teaching and learning, and organizational culture.

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Dr. Shah Nawaz Mangi
Assistant Professor

Brief Introduction:

Dr. Mangi is an esteemed member of the faculty at the Department of Political Science, Government College University (GCU) Hyderabad, Pakistan. Holding a Ph.D. in Political Science.

As an accomplished author and researcher, Dr. Mangi has made significant contributions to the field of Political Science. His portfolio boasts a collection of research articles that have been featured in both international and national journals. With a keen focus on areas such as Democracy, Democratization, Public Opinion, Representative Politics, Political Psychology, Election, and Political Communication, Dr. Mangi's work stands as a testament to his in-depth understanding of these critical subjects.

As an Assistant Professor, Dr. Mangi brings his wealth of expertise and experience into the classroom, enriching the academic journey of students under his guidance. His multifaceted research background enhances the learning experience, providing students with insights that bridge theory and real-world political dynamics.

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Jamshed Ali Shah

Brief Introduction:

Jamshed Ali Shah holds a Masters of Arts in Political Science. He has done his Masters from University of Sindh-Jamshoro in the year 2006. Currently, he is registered as an M.Phil Scholar at the Department of Political Science, University of Sindh,Jamshoro.

Mr. Shah is interested in Political Psychology, Political behavior, Attitude, Public Political participation, and Political communication.

Ms. Mubasharah
Faculty Member

Brief Introduction:

Ms. Mubasharah is a faculty member at the Department of Political Science, Government College University (GCU), Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. She did her M.Phil from University of Sindh, Jamshoro and currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

She has published various research articles in national and international journals. Her research interests include Good Governance, Democracy, Foreign Policy and International Relations.

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Mr. Tufail Asghar Chandio
Faculty Member

Brief Introduction:

Tufail Asghar has done his bachelors from University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Currently, he is pursuing his M.Phil at the same university. He is deeply interested in Western Political Thought, Social and Political Development, Political Systems and International Affairs. His experience and skills contributing greatly in academic process of learning.