Political Science was offered at the subsidiary level from 1967 onwards when B.A. English and B.A Economics main courses were started. B.A History course was started only in 1981. As a response to the increasing demand from the women students of the surrounding areas the Department applied for the Post-Graduate Course in Political Science instead of the Undergraduate course.  As a result of the combined efforts and dynamic leadership, the Post-Graduate Course in Political Science was sanctioned in 1995. Alphonsa College is the only institution affiliated to the Mahatma Gandhi University and in the State of Kerala having a Post Graduate Course in Political Science solely for women. The Department offers Politics at the PG level and as a complementary course at the U.G. level. The members of the faculty render meritorious service for the smooth running of the department. Dr. Alice Jose promoted as the Principal of the College (01/04/2016 to 31/03/2018). Out of the six members five have PhD degree.