Political Science

Political Science Overview

Studying political science offers a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and intricacies of political systems, institutions, and processes. It explores topics like governance, international relations, public policy, and political behavior. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students analyze political theories, historical contexts, and empirical research to gain insights into power structures and decision-making. They develop critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills, enabling them to navigate complex political landscapes and contribute to informed debates and policy development. Political science equips individuals with a broad knowledge base, fostering an understanding of societal challenges, democratic principles, and the impact of politics on individuals, communities, and global affairs.

Objectives Of The Programme

  1. Understand political systems: Gain insights into the structures and functions of political systems.
  2. Analyze power dynamics: Examine the distribution and exercise of power within societies and institutions.
  3. Study policy-making: Explore the processes and factors that shape public policies and decision-making.
  4. Explore international relations: Investigate the interactions between states and non-state actors in the global arena.
  5. Foster critical thinking: Develop skills to critically analyze political phenomena and engage in informed debates. 

Programme Outcomes

  1. Enhanced understanding of political processes and institutions.
  2. Ability to analyze and interpret complex political phenomena.
  3. Critical thinking skills for evaluating political arguments and policies.
  4. Knowledge of international relations and global political dynamics.
  5. Strong research and analytical skills for informed decision-making.
  6. Increased awareness of social and political issues.
  7. Proficiency in public policy analysis and formulation.
  8. Capacity to navigate and engage in political debates and discussions.
  9. Preparation for careers in government, law, academia, and advocacy.
  10. Contribution to informed civic participation and responsible citizenship. 




A Bachelor’s degree in Political Science provides students with a comprehensive understanding of political systems, governance, and the dynamics of power. It encompasses the study of political theories, institutions, international relations, public policy, and political behavior. Students develop critical thinking, research, and analytical skills, enabling them to analyze and interpret political phenomena. They gain insights into the complexities of democratic processes, global affairs, and policy-making. A BA in Political Science prepares students for careers in government, public administration, international organizations, advocacy groups, research, journalism, and other fields where knowledge of politics and policy is crucial.

BA (Hons)


A Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Political Science builds upon the foundational knowledge acquired in a standard undergraduate program. It offers a more rigorous and specialized study of political systems, theories, and practices. Students engage in advanced coursework, research projects, and seminars that deepen their understanding of political phenomena, policy analysis, and political theory. The program emphasizes critical thinking, research methodologies, and independent inquiry, preparing students for advanced academic pursuits or careers in policy analysis, public administration, international relations, law, journalism, or research. BA Honours in Political Science equips students with the expertise and skills needed to navigate complex political landscapes and contribute to shaping public discourse and decision-making.



A Master of Arts in Political Science is a graduate-level program that offers advanced study and specialization in the field of political science. It provides in-depth knowledge and research opportunities in areas such as comparative politics, international relations, political theory, public policy, and political economy. Students engage in rigorous coursework, research projects, and seminars that enhance their analytical, critical thinking, and research skills. The program prepares students for careers in academia, research, policy analysis, government, international organizations, and advocacy groups. An MA in Political Science enables students to contribute to the understanding of political phenomena and make meaningful contributions to the field through advanced research and scholarship.



Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) is a doctoral research degree and the highest level of academic qualification you can achieve. A Ph.D. degree normally takes three or four years of full-time work to complete. You will research and write a thesis offering an original contribution to your subject.

The Ph.D. course In Political Science will guide you to examine critically the National & International political debates.

The Majority of Postgraduates are able to make a decision to pursue the Ph.D. in Political Science due to the following reasons –

  • Opportunity for Research
  • Scope of funded Research Project
  • Good annual CTC
  • Scope of study in abroad.

Research Scholars who have completed Ph.D. course successfully in Political Science are able to be employed in industries where knowledge of Indian Economy, Politics, changes are required.

The Most common Job for Ph.D. Political Science holders is to apply for are Market Trend, Research Analysts, Political Scientists, Public Relations Specialists, Survey Researchers as well as Research Analysts.


Academic & Job Prospects in Political Science

  1. Political Science Professor: Teach and conduct research in political science departments.
  2. Researcher in Think Tanks: Conduct policy research and analysis.
  3. Political Science Research Assistant: Support faculty members in research projects.
  4. Academic Administrator: Oversee operations in political science departments or programs.
  5. Policy Analyst in Research Institutes: Analyze and provide recommendations on policy issues.
  6. Political Analyst: Analyze and interpret political trends and developments.
  7. Government Official: Serve in various roles within government agencies and departments.
  8. Policy Advisor: Provide expertise and recommendations on policy development and implementation.
  9. Diplomat: Represent your country’s interests in international relations and negotiations.
  10. Political Campaign Manager: Strategize and manage political campaigns for candidates or parties.

 Some of the main industries offering employment opportunities to Political Science

  1. International organizations
  2. Political consulting firms
  3. Public administration
  4. Media and journalism
  5. Legal profession
  6. Government
  7. Non-profit sector
  8. Research institutions
  9. Education and academia
  10. Think tanks 


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As a political science student, I have found my studies to be both challenging and rewarding. Political science is a field that requires a great deal of critical thinking, analysis, and research, but it also offers a fascinating glimpse into the workings of government and society.”

 Mohit Paliwal BA-IIIrd

One of the things I love about studying political science is the diversity of topics that we cover. From international relations and comparative politics to political theory and public policy, there is always something new to learn and explore. Whether we are discussing the role of democracy in society or analyzing the impact of globalization on developing countries, there is never a dull moment in class.”

Bhanu Saraswat MA- Final

Of course, studying political science is not without its challenges. The field is constantly evolving, and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends and theories. However, I have found that my professors and fellow students are always there to support and challenge me, and I have learned so much from working with them.” Josna BA-III sem.

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