Program Outcomes

Name of the Department

Program Outcomes

Program Specific Outcomes

Course Outcomes

Political Science

Department focuses on the development of capability to follow professional choices in education, politics, media & journalism, civil services and NGOs. An awareness of rights, values, civilian duties, social responsibilities and understanding of political issues is also infused. The ability to resolve conflicting situations and disagreements and implement the project findings through thought out courses of action and alternatives.


The purpose is the development of awareness about various dimensions of the field and understanding of core concepts of Political Science and their practical application. It also focuses on imparting of wide range of skills like reading, writing, comparing and analyzing and understanding of specific theories and concepts in their utility with the available issues. Development of the ability to evaluate the polices and plans and making their implantation feasible is also the objective.


The course content is quite wide and rich and helps develop the awareness of civil and political values and social responsibilities as a citizen. It also prepares students understand the global issues and developments as part of international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy. The rich cultural heritage, political philosophy and moral strands are also taught to have better understanding of the integral growth of the Indian state and the people. The course also focuses on developing the ability to distinguish between classical and contemporary dimensions of politics, understand western and political thinkers and understand some of the fundamental aspects of contemporary political discourses like ‘post modernism’, ‘environmental issues, ‘human rights’, ‘feminism’, ‘multiculturalism’, and ‘identity politics.



The outcomes of MA Sociology Programme are:

  • Gain sociological knowledge that provides students scientific outlooks and attitudes to understand the human behavior, social issues and phenomena.
  • The sociological knowledge would be useful in the social engineering and social reconstruction of the social structure. The sociology not only provides employment opportunities alone, but also makes the students rational, critical and logical.
  • After studying this course, students would be also able to qualify the UPSC, HPPSC/ UGC-NET/JRF, examinations of Social Welfare Departments and others.




Social Work

The outcomes of MA Sociology Programme are:

  • To help students develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and values appropriate to the practices of social work profession.
  • To enable students, develop creative thinking and ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice of social work.
  • This course is designed such way that offers multiple opportunities to the learners. Social work graduates are required in diverse settings like criminal justice, child welfare, healthcare, school social work, government, mental health, agencies for the elderly, research organizations, human rights, community development and substance abuse programs.




M.Phil. & Ph.D in Sociology

The outcomes of M.Phil and Ph.D. Programmes in Sociology are:

  • The M.Phil and Ph.D programmes in sociology aims to produce research scholars, who are capable of creative and critical engagement with the contemporary world through their research, transforming the way one engages with and re-imagines the social.
  • The M.Phil and Ph.D. in sociology is based on advanced training in research methods, statistical inference, and sociological theory.
  • After completion of these research programmes, student would get job opportunities in the fields of teaching, research, NGOs and corporate sector.




Centre for Canadian Studies

Established in 1990 the Centre for Canadian Studies has been one of the vibrant units of Himachal Pradesh University playing a significant role in exploring the areas of collaborations between India and Canada. The centre organises conferences, seminars and workshops related to the bilateral issues, exchange programmes with Canada through Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) as mediator and publishes literature on various themes of India and Canada. The centre has successfully facilitated Indian and Canadian universities and research institutions in identifying and developing effective partnerships, held important institutional dialogues and develop collaborative research projects on areas of common concern of the two countries. The centre is organising an international seminar on "India-Canada Relations: The Contemporary Dynamics” on March 20-21, 2020 but due to lock down on account Covid 19 the seminar has been postponed indefinitely. Now we are planning to go for an international webinar in the coming months. The centre also plans to undertake workshops on Canadian study permit application process and visa related issues. We believe that sharing of ideas and research through conferences and seminars and exchange programmes for faculty and students will lead not just to improved understanding on various issues between the two countries but also to productive long-term research partnerships.




Foreign Languages

The programs offered at the department of Foreign Languages, HPU contribute significantly to the intercultural understanding among the pupils. It is sought to clear any prejudices in the processes learning. A holistic intercultural dynamism is inculcated among the learners.


 Moreover, the pass-outs from our department are more or less absorbed in jobs related to imparting foreign languages at different levels. Empowering the learners with ideal communicative skill we seek to enhance the employability of the learners of foreign language and literature.



Lifelong learning

Rural Development Program Outcomes: The department is running the Program of M.A & M.Phil. in Rural Development and Ph.D in rural development under process. The Rural Development program has led to the following Program Outcomes over the years:-

  • To apply knowledge of rural development theories and practices to solve the problems of rural areas.
  • Ability to critical analysis and develop the thinking abilities for data-based decision making regarding the rural problems.
  • Ability to demonstrate indigenous knowledge and rural skills.
  • To understand, Socio-Economic and Demographic profile of rural people. 


Rural Development Program Specific Outcomes: The main thrust area of Rural Development program in Department of Lifelong learning is on:-

  • To impart knowledge, develop skills and create attitudes and behavior patterns conductive for rural development. To ready the student for self-employment and business and management acumen in rural area, who shall hold high degree of human values and social consciousness earns during getting their degree.




The department has 25 seats and 3 NRI seats in Psychology. The success rate of students is 85%. After passing M.A. the students has gained important positions in Govt and Non Govt Sectors in the Nation and State. For example Daisy Rawat is presently working as the Chairman of Women Commission in India. One of our student Sh. Naveen Kaplas is a Zonal Manager in Himachal Road Transport Corporation. Further one of our female student Miss Satwant Atwal is working as IPS.  Similarly, Rakesh Kumar Sharma is working in Himachal Administrative Services. Mr. Manish Kumar Sharma who was our former student is presently working as H.R. (Executive) in SJVN Shimla.  Besides this some students are working abroad. Its example is Ms. Rozy Chhabra who is working as Associate Professor in Albert Enstein College of Medicine in America. One of our student has opened her school in Australia.  The department is known for its excellence.  It has produced approximately 1000 students with M.A. in Psychology, approximately 400 M.Phils and approximately hundred of Ph.D. Besides this two of our faculty members have qualified NET and one is Gold Medlist. Further, in the present time Ms. AkankshaJaswal,  Sunder Kala Negi  and Mr Vishal Shyam have qualified UGC JRF . Similarly Dr.Ishita Chauhan and Ms. VipashaKashyap have qualified NET and is posted at RKMV Shimla and G.C. Mandi respectively. Dr.Yash Pal Azad and Dr.NeelamVermais working as Assistant Professors in RayatBahara University Solan.




P.G. Diploma in Clinical Psychology


There are 20 seats in each Diploma mentioned as above. The students after passing P.G. Diploma in Clinical Psychology are rendering their services to the Govt and Non Govt Sectors. Recently our twelve students after passing P.G. Diploma in Clinical Psychology are working as Clinical Psychologist in different Government hospitals of the state. They are working in entire 12 district. Most of the students are working in their private clinical as Counsellors. They are providing their service to the students, mentally retarded persons drug and rehabilitation centres. 





The Faculty members have par excellence in their respective fields. At present department has 3 Professors, One Associate Professor and 2 Assistant Professors. Entire faculty members have attained Ph.D Degree in Psychology.  Some of the faculty members have experience of abroad.  One of the Faculty members has published approximately 20 books. Most of the teachers have published their work in National and International Journals. Two of our retired professors worked as Emeritus Professor at Himachal and Punjab University. Four faculty members have also administrative experience. One of the faculty members has also remained as President of Teachers Association and presently is also working as General Secretary in the same association.  They are incessantly rendering their services since the inception of the department.  At present i.e.  in COVID Scenario, the department is providing online education to the students.  Further. The department has successfully conducted the online Ph.D. Viva-Voce examinations of Ms. Sonia Bhatt., Deepa Rathore and Upasna Kataik. The feedback of the students has remained very good. The students are also praising the online teachings activities of the department.



Centre for Buddhist Studies

  • Main focus of teaching is to make students aware about the rich and heritage culture of Himalayan region.
  • Service to mankind will be the motto of students after getting enriched by teaching of Bhoti language.
  • Teaching of Bhoti helps students in different fields of research because it is interlinked with different subjects.
  • Students get placed in different fields such as they got appointed as a teacher, lecturerand Assistant professor in schools, colleges and university
  • Students got job in Intelligence Bureau.



Students are selected in various fields like Shastri- teacher, TGT, PGT, College Lecturers, University Professor, AdministrativeServices etc.


Students are selected in specific fields such as College Lecturers and University Professor.



1.  Enable students to discern the value of history as an academic discipline and answer the question, such as ‘what & why' history?

2.  Introduce students to the various ways in which historians understand the development of the academic discipline of history and the forms and conventions of writing that have been most prevalent in recent decades.

3.  Introduce a critical awareness of the theories, methods and concepts utilised by historians to account for continuity and change in history

4.  Foster students to assess the impact of various schools of historical writings on the discipline

5.  Facilitate students to improve the skills they need to become successful researcher notably critical reading, thinking and writing skills

1.  Develop a critical understanding of the process of development into different fields of human civilizations

  1. Analyze and interpret primary-source documents that elucidate the exchanges and advancements made in civilizations across time and space.

2.  Identify, describe, and compare key cultural and political characteristics of advanced ancient to modern civilizations

3.  Appreciate that there are different approaches to the study of historical periods

4.  Engage with the substantive issues of change and continuity from ancient to contemporary times



Journalism & Mass Communication

The Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication) is a two-year post-graduate professional degree programme has been designed in keeping with the industry requirements, both present and future. The programme curriculum has a conscious focus on critical thinking, hands-on learning modules, a gradual progression from to basic to advanced learning, and a social consciousness.  The future-ready programme affords the opportunity to master traditional and digital media arts contextualized in the theoretical framework of tradition and modern understanding of socio-political, cultural and media environment. This programme prepares a candidate for the diversity of the communication and media landscape, with options of seamless integration with the industry through intensive internships programs or preparing for a career in academics.

The Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication) is a two-year post-graduate professional degree programme has been designed in keeping with the industry requirements, both present and future. The programme curriculum has a conscious focus on critical thinking, hands-on learning modules, a gradual progression from to basic to advanced learning, and a social consciousness.  The future-ready programme affords the opportunity to master traditional and digital media arts contextualized in the theoretical framework of tradition and modern understanding of socio-political, cultural and media environment. This programme prepares a candidate for the diversity of the communication and media landscape, with options of seamless integration with the industry through intensive internships programs or preparing for a career in academics.

Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication) incorporates E-course components in two ways: a) Using E-resources for training and learning; and b) Using E-resources for delivery of education.

a) Using E-resources for training and learning; The programme includes several online resources for training for example using video editing and production apps for producing news programmes exclusively using mobile phones, on-line resources for creating graphics; using blogs, micro-blogs, SNS and  collaborative content creation and sharing sites for sharing of content; using online resources for case-studies; using video-calling apps for live broadcast, etc.

Using E-resources for delivery of education: During the Covis-19 lockdown, various online tools such were used for education delivery.

         i.            Batch-wise WhatsApp groups were used for coordinating with the students;

       ii.            Google Classrooms was used for assignments and tracking attendance;

      iii.            Google Drive was used for uploading learning material in video and pdf forms

     iv.            Relevant YouTube Video and Educational lectures on CEC platform were used for supplementary teaching

       v.            Reading lists along with the link to relevant Google Drive documents and YouTube video were made available through Google Classrooms

     vi.            Zoom and Google Meet were used for webinars, workshops, student seminars, along with online interaction with the students.

The outcome was quite positive with up to 80 percent students benefiting from the classes. Some were of course left out due to connectivity/bandwidth/data cost/hardware issues. 


M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D courses offered by the Dept have been yielding appreciable results .In addition to the increase in knowledge, our students have been consistently achieving great academic heights in various areas. Many of our students have been qualifying UCC JRF and other significant scholarship exams. Many of our students are placed in various prestigious universities and government institutions. The foreign Afghan nationals guided by our faculty in M.A. are extremely benefited by the research activity conducted in the Dept. Some of them are perusing Ph. D in reputed universities.




The Department of Chemistry offers M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D programs in three specializations

* The Department is always in the forefront in revising the curricula of both UG and PG levels and only recently we have revised these courses.

*  The academic and research accomplishments of the Department are outstanding, evident from the fact that a good number of students (10-15) qualify NET/SET examinations every year and is the only Department in the University running UGC SAP DRS Level –III.

* M.Sc intake is 64 and around 20-25 pursue research through M.Phil and Ph.D programme and remaining are absorbed in teaching  (School and College) and some also join private sector undertakings.


* Right from beginning of M.Sc programme, the students are specialized in three broad branches in chemistry i.e. (I) Organic Chemistry (II) Inorganic chemistry (III) Physical chemistry for which special papers have been designed and duly approved from academic council.
*  The contents of these courses are available in books including e-books mentioned against each course.



Language teacher, TGT, lecturer, translator in different departments, language officer, constructive writer and journalists

College assistant professor, university assistant professor and district language officer


Public administration

Department of Public Administration focuses on the development of capability among students to understand the basic concepts of Public Administration and develop critical and analytical aptitude amongst students. Attempt is being made to imbibe administrative, managerial and leadership qualities. An awareness of rights, duties, legal provisions, policy and programs of the government, knowledge of RTI and understanding of administrative issues is also infused in them. A focused and critical study of various institutions, organizations and agencies provides a deep understanding about their working and role.

M. A., M. Phil Programmes in Public Administration is multi-disciplinary and job oriented. Accordingly, the curriculum has been designed (w.e.f. July, 2021) to include theoretical and practical perspectives in the field of Public Administration.

Individual courses are being designed to imbibe/nurture the attributes of intellectual inquiry and in-depth knowledge of the course. The information is being disseminated through IT techniques (viz-through Google meet, WhatsApp, Google hangout and zoom) class lectures, Seminars, discussions, assignments, field visits etc