BA (Hons) Political Science

BA Hons (Political Science) is an undergraduate Political Science programme. Political science is a social science concerned with the study of the state, government and politics; it deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics, and the analysis of political systems and political behaviour. The scope is widespread in India as students can go in various political fields and its related areas.

Eligibility and admission

Passed 10+2 in any stream

Curriculum highlights

  • Colonialism in India Understanding Political Theory
  • Constitutional Democracy and Govt. in India
  • Concurrent - Qualifying Language
  • Nationalism in India Political Theory: Concepts and Debates Political Processes in India
  • Concurrent - Credit Language
  • Introduction to comparative govt. and Politics Theories of Administration Theories of International Relations and World History Concurrent - Interdisciplinary
  • Political Institutions and Processes in Comparative Perspective
  • Public Policy and Administration in India
  • Global Politics
  • Concurrent - Discipline Centred
  • Indian Political Thought
  • Classical Political Philosophy
  • Development Process and Social Movements in Contemporary India One optional from the following:
  • Understanding South-Asia
  • The African Experience: Polity and Economy
  • Feminism Theory and Practices D. Dilemmas in Politics. Public Policy in India
  • Dilemmas in Politics
  • Public Policy in India
  • Indian Political Thought
  • Modern Political Philosophy
  • India's Foreign Policy One optional from the following:
    • Contemporary Political Economy
    • Feminism and Indian Politics
    • The United Nations and Global Conflicts
    • State Institutions and Civil Society Organisations in India

This 3 year programme is spread across six semesters.

Students have many areas for career such as local and national government, councils, charities, accountancy and banking organisations, law firms, and retail and media companies. Further recruiters include the United Nations (UN), the European Commission, lobbying, campaigning, and voluntary organisations and the public sector. Students can go for higher degree programmes in respective subjects, e.g. Masters' degree, etc. and can join and be employed in many educational institutions.

Other areas of benefit are government and public administration which includes the Civil Service (central government) and local and regional government (the public sector). Charity and development work is also job providing field which includes information on voluntary work and careers with charities, international aid and development organisations. Employment areas are public relations departments, colleges and universities, intelligence wings, law firms, public policy organisations, consulting firms, politics, diplomacy, TV channels and Indian civil services.

Typical job profiles are political analysts, campaign organisors, teacher & professors, career counsellors, advocates, • budget analysts, legislative analysts, corporate public affairs advisors, research analysts, political commentators and IAS, IPS & PCS officers. Students can pursue M.A. (Political Science), M.Phil. (Political Science), Ph.D. (Political Science)

Program Fee (Per Semester) Amount
Semester Fee 15700

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