Introduction Of The Fest

You can’t use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have. With this impetus, the Department of Political Science is proudly organizing the annual fest “Exordium: A Political Discourse” to transform theories into practice and skills into achievements. Exordium is a national level; inter collegiate academic and multi-disciplinary fest to be organized by the Department of Political Science, St. Xavier’s College, Jaipur. As we look ahead to the first chapter of Exordium, we strive to foster skills, creativity and wisdom in the students. We wish to live to our motto “Creating new knowledge” This event will be held every year to sharpen up the built-in and dormant abilities in students and exhibit their intrinsic talents and assorted faculties.
5th February 2021
About the Symposium
Federalism is a form of government in which powers are divided between Centre and State governments. As stated in Article 1 of the Constitution, India is a Union of States. The structural and functional arrangements between the center and states have been mentioned in the Constitution in detail along with the jurisdictions, powers, and functions of the Union and the State Governments. It has also spelled out in detail the legislative, administrative, and financial relations between the Union, States, and local bodies. Cooperation between Union and States and between the States is envisaged through various formal and informal mechanisms as specified in the Constitution of India. For instance, Article 263 of the Constitution has provided for the setting up of an Inter-State Council for investigation discussion and recommendation for better coordination of relation between the Centre and States. To expedite the process of India’s social and economic development, the Government of India has set up the National Institution of Transforming India (NITI Aayog). The Aayog is headed by the Prime Minister with its Governing Council comprising of Chief Ministers of all the States and Lt. Governors of the Union Territories. This symposium seeks to explore the various dimensions of federalism in the unprecedented times of pandemic in India, It would also cover the topics related to magnitudes of Cooperative Federalism in terms of Fiscal Federalism, Centre-State relations and Dispute Management, and Role of National Education Policy 2020, etc.


  • Theme 1

    Emerging Patterns of Regionalism and their Impact

    • - Linguistic issues
    • - Economic imbalance
    • - Regionalism and Federal Structure of India
  • Theme 2

    Centre- State Relations during the Pandemic

    • - Co-operative Federalism
    • - Fiscal Federalism
    • - Response during Emergencies
  • Theme 3

    Federalism and the Governor’s Role

    • - Discretionary powers of Governor
    • - Legal precedents
    • - Constitutional Head v/s Centre’s Agent
  • Theme 4

    Role of Party System in Centre-State Relations

    • - Electoral Politics
    • - Appeasement Politics
    • - Voting Behaviour and Campaign Strategies
    • - Contemporary issues and Federalism
  • Theme 5

    Building on and Accommodating Diversities

    • - Identity issues and their implications
    • - National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020)
    • - Inter- State River Water Disputes
    • - Co-operative Federalism in India.

Roll-On The Mic - Conclave

“Investigating realities in Social Sciences: Methodologies and Concerns” EXORDIUM is a national level; intercollegiate academic and multidisciplinary fest organized by the Department of Political Science, St. Xavier’s College, Jaipur. As we look ahead to the first chapter of Exordium, we strive to foster skills, creativity and wisdom in the students. We wish to live to our motto “Creating new knowledge”

Views In Parley

Views in parley is the most interactive session of them all, this event is an Open Debate consisting of a panel comprised of participants who will be allotted a famous personality, with whose real-life opinions and principles they will have to abide by while presenting their arguments for/against the motion. The topic and the front that the participants will be discussing about shall be allotted a couple of days prior to the competitors.


Independent media is considered to be the fourth pillar of democracy. This event is selected for the fest to create awareness among the participants regarding the importance of Independent and unbiased media and its role in a democracy. If the media will not publish news in an unbiased way then the people would be deprived of their right to know about the working of the government. New technologies enable far-flung individuals to quickly obtain news from many local media channels.
People in politics in one state can, with a few keystrokes, find out how an issue is being dealt with in all the other states. The event comprises of two tasks Designing a Page of Newspaper in which Participants will have to design one page of a newspaper and the second the part is preparing a Media Report for which participants should attend and observe the event which they have selected and then prepare the report accordingly.


This event will be an academic stimulation of the Lok Sabha, slightly molded for our convenience given the time constraint and the limitation of the one day conference in virtual capacities.


"No loose ends" is without a doubt one of the most alluring of all our events, so those of you who live by the official motto of all the gamers around the globe 'We fail, We Break, We Fall but then We Rise, We Heal, We Overcome' then this event is for you, where you as a one-man army or with your squad can conquer the virtual world of gaming. This event will be online so you can partake while being in the comfort of your own house, the participants will be battling it out In Call of duty mobile and the last man standing will take the win. But remember the maximum number of participants in a squad can only be five. So, are you willing to do what it takes to be the MVP of the winning team?

Guidelines for The Paper

  • 1. Papers are to be submitted online to polresearch20@gmail.com

  • 2. The submission should be in MS Word format

  • 3. The abstract should not be of more than 250 words.

  • 4. All papers should follow the APA referencing style.

  • 5. Double-space all text, including headings.

  • 6. Use an accessible font (e.g., Times New Roman 12 font size.).

  • 7. Papers are to be submitted online to polresearch20@gmail.com

  • 8. The front page of the paper must carry the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), full postal address, email id, mobile number and the title of the paper along with the sub-theme for which paper is to be considered.

  • 9. E-Certificates will be provided to all the paper presenters and participants.

  • 10. The symposium will be held virtually, link for the virtual presentation will be shared later with the participants

  • 11. The best paper will be awarded.

Important Dates

  • 1. Submission of Abstract: 15 January 2021

  • 2. Review of the Abstract: 20 January 2021

  • 3. Submission of full paper: 25 January 2021.

Registration Fee

All the participants can submit the fee through Demand Draft in favour of St Xavier's College payable at Jaipur along with online submission of duly filled registration form. The bank details for depositing registration fee is given below:

  • 1. Fee - ₹250/-


  • 3. A/C No. - 678401700908

  • 4. Bank Name - ICICI

  • 5. IFSC Code - ICIC0006784

  • 6. Branch - St Xavier's School Campus Vardhman Path, C-Scheme, Jaipur

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