Great Political thinker Aristotle says, Man is a social as well as a political animal. In recent period, the study of Political Science has gained new importance. After independence with the acceptance of new constitution and introduction of democracy the study of Political Sience became important for every one in our country, Realizing the need and importance of the study of Political Science, our founder member principle Br. Balasaheb Khardekar – Ex.Member of Parliament and great educationist Prin.M. R. Desai- Ex. M.L.A. , both decided to introduce this subject for college students from the beginning.
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to our previous faculties like Prof. B. B. Patil noted professor and author of many books on political science. Dr.Abasaheb Shinde – Ex. Principal and noted professor of political science, Dr. Bhalerao Harish- now working as the Principal of Night College, Kolhapur, Prof. G. B. Rajput and others who have contributed much to the development of the Department of Political Science.
The nature of Modern Political Science has changed in many ways. The new concepts, theories and approaches have emerged in political science. With a view to make students more conscious, scientific, active, responsive and responsible; political science department of Gopal Krishna Gokhale College offers Political Science as optional subject at undergraduate level.