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M.A (Political Science)


The Master of Arts in Political Science (M.A. in Political Science) is a Two-Year (4 Semester) Full-Time programme that provides an opportunity for students in the field of Political Science to pursue higher education and undertake advanced coursework and research. The course offers excellent career prospects in terms of advancement of knowledge and qualification and ultimately making them qualified professional and better researchers.


The M.A. (Political Science) programme aims at producing a team of well-trained individuals knowledgeable in teaching and research in diverse fields of political science including Indian politics, comparative politics, international relations and human rights while maintaining the scholarship in some of the conventional fields like political theory and political philosophy. More specifically, after completion of the programme a postgraduate student of M.A. (Political Science) should be able to:

1)   acquire a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis;

2)   compare the basic structures and processes of government systems and/or theoretical understandings;

3)   assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level;

4)   access information and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses and enhance their communication and analytical skills through a variety of methods ranging from textual analyses, experiential learning and use of statistical data;

5)   reflect upon historical evolution and contemporary character of world politics; and

6)   describe a state in comparative context that how states came into being from pre-feudal, feudal colonial and post-colonial context.



A candidate seeking admission to regular M.A. (Political Science) Programme must have passed final year of Bachelor’s Degree Examination (10+2+3 pattern) from a recognized University/Institution with at least 40% aggregate marks (36% for SC/ST candidates).


A student shall be eligible for End-Semester Examination if he/she has attended not less than 75% of the lectures delivered in each course separately in Theory including seminars, tutorials etc. and successfully completed Field work/Internship (if any).


The Syllabus and Courses of study in the M.A. (Political Science) programme are as prescribed by the College from time to time and governed by its regulations/statutes. The M.A. (Political Science) programme is of Two Years duration and is divided into four semesters. The candidate has to complete the course with all the components (Theory as well as Internship) in a maximum period of four years from the date of admission to the course.


The candidates admitted to the M.A. (Political Science) Programme are required to deposit fee and other charges as prescribed by the college, the details of which can be had from the admissions office. Difference in amount if any will have to be paid as and when demanded by the college authorities. The fee for M.A. in Political Science Programme is Rs. 61,000/- per annum. Fees and other charges are subject to revision every year.

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