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The MA (Political Science) Program

The MA (Political Science) Program

The MA (Political Science) Program is a two year degree program offered by the University with a view to impart in-depth knowledge and broad understanding of Political thought and political systems of various countries. A student can opt for MA (Political science) program, depending on fulfillment of certain eligibility criteria. This course aims to prepare the students in the skills required for Administrative officers, diplomats, teachers, bureaucrats, political analysts and so on; and equips them to pursue PhD program in due course.

Duration : Two (2) Years

The number of seats: 60

The Candidate must have passed BA (Honours in Political Science) with minimum 45% of marks or must have read Political Science as one of the elective subjects at Undergraduate level and must have secured an aggregate of 45% of marks and above at the Undergraduate level.

Age limit Below 60 years

Award of Degree
Successful students will be awarded MA (Pol. Science) Degree from the University, subject to fulfilling all the academic requirements.

Program Details
The MA Program is organized into four semesters in two years. The University follows a Credit-based semester system of teaching-learning and evaluation, and the total Credit point for the Program is 70. The Course structure is given below:

MA (Political Science) Course Structure
Year I Semester - I Semester - II
  • Political Thought: Ancient & Medieval Tradition
  • Indian - Polity & Governance
  • Public Administration: Theories & Concepts
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Human Rights in India
  • Political Thought: Modern Traditions
  • Issues of International Relations
  • Indian Administration
  • Research Methodology
  • Gender & Politics
Year II Semester - III Semester - IV
  • United Nations
  • Modern Indian Political Thought
  • India's Foreign Policy
  • Elective
  • CBCS*
  • Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Conflict Resolution- Theories & Concepts (with case study)
  • Political Sociology
  • Politics of Post-Modernism
  • CBCS*

ELECTIVES (any one): Semester III (North East India / International Law (with case study)
*Student needs to opt for a paper from other streams of Postgraduate Studies (MBA/ MA)

Open Courses under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)**
Semester III (North East India) Semester IV (An Introduction to Human Rights)
*To be selected by the students from other streams of Postgraduate Studies