H.N.B. Garhwal University was established in 1973. Since 1973 the Under Graduate programme in political science has been carried out regularly, whereas the post graduate programme commenced from 1992-93. The department of political science is in a good progress due to the keen interest of the student in the states. In the academic year 2005-06 onwards, introduction of dissertation have opened the vistas of local case studies in political science as well. At the post graduate level Public Administration, Local Administration and Human Rights etc. is being practiced successfully.