MA Political Science is a 2-year postgraduate course which is offered by many universities and colleges in India. The course aims at providing specialized knowledge of Indian politics and international politics to students. The basic eligibility for pursuing this course is that the student should have completed their graduation from a recognized institute.
Some of the institutes offering MA Political Science are:
There are some universities which also conduct entrance tests for admission to this course.
MA Political Science focuses on various aspects of political science such as polity, political doctrines and ideologies, constitutions, international law, governing bodies, political philosophy, etc. The average course fee ranges between INR 10,000-70,000.
The major job opportunities after completing MA Political Science are Manager, Administrator, Lecturer, Political Content Writer, Consultant, etc. The average starting salary ranges from INR 3.5-7 Lakhs.
|Eligibility for the program||Graduation from a recognized institute|
|Duration of the program||2 years|
|Average Tuition Fee||INR 10,000-70,000|
|Average Salary (per annum)||INR 3.5-7 lakhs|
|Job Profiles||Manager, Administrator, Lecturer, Political Content Writer, Consultant, etc.|
It is an interdisciplinary course which focuses on various aspects of political science such as polity, political doctrines and ideologies, constitutions, international law, governing bodies, political philosophy etc. Students who wish to specialize in subjects related to politics and political science opt for an MA Political Science. While it helps develop an in-depth knowledge of different topics which inform political practices in India and around the world, an MA degree also increases employment opportunities with a relatively better pay package.
This course gives an opportunity to understand the administrative system of our country and prepares an individual for civic duties. MA Political Science prepares students for careers in sectors like politics, public administration, judiciary, law and many other disciplines.
The table below gives a brief insight into the MA Political Science DU Syllabus.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Debates in Political Theory||Administrative Theory|
|Comparative Political Analysis||Themes in Indian Political Thought|
|Politics in India||Themes in World Politics|
|Theories of International Relations||Key Texts in Political Philosophy|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Interpreting Modern India||Democracy and Political Institutions|
|Ethics and Politics||Africa and the World|
|Public Policy||Indian Strategic Thought|
|Indian and the World||International Security|
Check MA Political Science Syllabus in detail.
|Institute Name||Location||Average Fees (per annum)|
|Banasthali Vidyapith||Jaipur||INR 44,000|
|Presidency College||Chennai||INR 1,000|
|Osmania University College for Women||Hyderabad||INR 2,300|
|JPV PG Arts and Commerce College||Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh||INR 1,200|
|Vinayakrao Patil Mahavidyalaya||Aurangabad||INR 4,200|
|Institute for Excellence in Higher Education||Bhopal||INR 19,500|
|St. Xavier’s College||Ranchi||INR 31,500|
|Kalindi College||New Delhi||INR 8,000|
|Lingaya’s University||Faridabad||INR 36,000|
|Ranchi Women’s College||Ranchi||INR 2,400|
|Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University||Bhopal||INR 7,000|
|Indira Gandhi National Open University [IGNOU]||New Delhi||INR 5,500|
The basic eligibility for admission to MA Political Science has been mentioned below.
The general process of admission is either merit-based or through an entrance test which is conducted separately by respective universities.
The forms for entrance test are generally available from February to the month of June. The entrance test is conducted in the months of May and June. The entrance test paper may contain objective or descriptive or both type of questions. The questions in the test are asked from the following topics:
Generally, marks scored in the Entrance test is the sole criteria for admission to the program. Some of the universities which conduct entrance exam for admission to MA Political Science are:
There are certain universities which also admit students on the basis on marks scored in graduation. Direct admission is, however, limited to BA Political Science students. The criteria for direct admission is a first class degree in BA Political Science. Certain universities like University of Delhi also set certain minimum percentage criteria for direct admission.
There are many universities in India which also offer MA Political Science distance education mode. The pioneer among such universities is IGNOU. Other than IGNOU, some other universities which offer an open program in MA Political Science are:
The students have a lot of MA Political Science job opportunities once they complete this course. Some of the major job profiles are:
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