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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Political Science

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Political Science

School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS)

  • Programme Code

    SLC0106

  • Level

    Graduate

  • Duration

    3 Years

About the Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is a three-year undergraduate programme that involves the study of major theories concepts and perspectives to real-world situations. The programme is designed for students who have an interest in learning the mechanisms of administrative aspects of a country both nationally and internationally. 
It covers a very broad field of subject matter like the interpretation of historical and modern political systems, public administration, governmental policies and procedures, international relations and public affairs. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science will engage students in the study of social, economic and political life nationally and globally. The course not just deals with modern political scenarios but also encompasses the history of political development various political revolutions across the world thus helping a student learn the political practices of countries around the world. As politics routinely affects our lives and as more of the masses partake in activism political science professionals are needed. A Bachelor of Political Science degree can provide the knowledge and skills needed to meet this growing demand.
 

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • PEO1: The graduates will analyze the theories, basic principles of political science to facilitate progressive careers in social sciences.
  • PEO2: The graduates will develop rhetorical and communication abilities in a variety of contexts.
  • PEO3: The graduates will demonstrate analytical writing ability that effectively integrates theoretical and experiential knowledge.
  • PEO4: The graduates will analyze and interpret new developments in political science which would enable them to cultivate ethical approaches towards the fallacies of the changing world

Program Outcomes of the BA (Hons) Political Science:

  • PO1: Political Literacy: Understanding of the political concepts institutions, processes, constitutional background and policy outcomes of Indian Government and the ability to compare Indian Government to that of other countries around the world.
  • PO2: Global Understanding: Understand and analyze key theories and concepts, historical developments, organizations and modern issues in international relations.
  • PO3: Applications of Political Science: Learn to analyze and apply basic political science concepts to current events.
  • PO4: Critical and Independent Thinking: Promote critical thinking including the ability to form an argument, detect fallacies, and martial evidence, about key issues of public policy and politics.
  • PO5: Holistic Learning and Evaluation: Appraise the interrelationship among the historical, political, economic, cultural and geographical dimensions in political science.
  • PO6: Utility of Political Theories: Explore advanced theories of politics and appraise their importance. Apply that knowledge to the practical tasks.
  • PO7: Political and Social Ethics: Become productive citizens dedicated to serving their communities, their nations and the world.
  • PO8: Political Ideologies: The students will explore theoretical differences among the various authors discussed and considerable attention is devoted to the practical implications of their competing  arguments.Page 7 A.C-21 w.e.f session 2021-22

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO’s)

  • PSO1: To engage students in the study of the national and global political system and its linkage with economic and social life.
  • PSO2: To equip students with an understanding of politically sensitive issues and the development of generalized problem-solving skills.
  • PSO3: To prepare students for careers in Central, State, Local Governments for taking leadership/ administrative positions and to make a valuable contribution to the nation. Besides, they can also join law, NGO, electoral analytics, political journalism, research, and teaching

This course is for individuals who...

wish to develop a solid and articulated understanding of systems of governance, economics, sociology, international relations and global politics. This programme is meant for students who are interested to gain a better understanding of the relationship between governments and people in their own communities and around the world.  
 

Students who are looking for...

a career based on deep analysis of the origins, development and operation of political systems. The career entails exploring policy initiatives and considering the aftermaths of government actions.
 

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 87550 2nd Year 90177 3rd Year 92882
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1950 3800*
Programme Structure

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1.

27157

BPO151

Understanding Political Theory

5

1

0

6

2.

27158

BPO152

Constitutional Government and

Politics

4

0

0

4

3.

27159

BPO155

Awareness of Rights & Law

0

0

2

2

4.

27160

BPO153

Colonialism in India

4

0

0

4

5.

27161

BPO154

Reading Gandhi

4

0

0

4

6.

 

For Psychology

Fundamentals of Word for

Academic Writing

0

2

2

3

7.

 

COC101

Food, Nutrition and Hygiene

2

0

0

2

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

TOTAL CREDITS

25

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

8.

27162

BPO156

Concepts and Debates in Political Theory

5

1

0

6

9.

27163

BPO157

Political Process in India

4

0

0

4

10.

27164

BPO160

Field Work Tradition in Social Sciences-1

0

0

4

2

11.

27165

BPO158

Nationalism in India

4

0

0

4

12.

27166

BPO159

Political Ideologies

4

0

0

4

13.

 

For Psychology

Fundamentals of PowerPoint for Academic Presentation

0

2

2

3

14.

 

COC201

First-Aid and Health

2

0

0

2

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

TOTAL CREDITS

25

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

17.

 

BPO251

Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics

5

1

0

6

18.

 

BPO252

Perspectives on International Relations & World History

5

1

0

6

19.

 

BPO253

Elections, Electoral Process in India

4

0

0

4

20.

 

BPO255

Field Work Tradition in Social Sciences-II

0

0

2

2

21.

 

BPO254

Your Laws, Your Rights

4

0

0

4

22.

 

For Psychology

Fundamental of Excel for Data Analysis

0

2

2

3

23.

 

COC301

Human Values and Environmental Studies

2

0

0

2

24.

 

CCU701

Community Connect

0

2

0

2

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

TOTAL CREDITS

29

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

24.

 

BPO256

Research Methods in Social

Sciences

5

1

0

6

25.

 

BPO257

Global Politics

5

1

0

6

26.

 

BPO258

Political Processes and

Institutions in Comparative Perspectives

4

0

0

4

27.

 

BPO259

India’s Foreign Policy

4

0

0

4

28.

 

For Psychology

Digital Social Research

0

2

2

2

29.

 

COC401

Physical Education and Yoga

2

0

0

2

 

 

BOP260

Minor Project

0

0

6

3

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

27

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

33.

 

BPO351

Political Philosophy-I

5

1

0

6

34.

 

BPO352

Indian Political Thought-I

5

1

0

6

35.

 

BPO353

Public Administration: Issues and Perspectives

5

1

0

6

36.

 

BPO354

Reading Ambedkar

4

0

0

4

 

 

For Psychology

Dilemmas in Politics

0

2

2

3

 

 

COC501

Analytical Ability and Digital Awareness

2

0

0

2

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

37.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

27

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

39.

 

BPO355

Political Philosophy- II`

5

1

0

6

40.

 

BPO356

Indian Political Thought-II

5

1

0

6

41.

 

BPO357or

BPO358

United Nations

OR

Development Process and Social

Movements in India

4

0

0

4

42.

 

BPO359

Rural Entrepreneurship and Policy study

4

0

0

4

 

 

BPO360

Public Opinion Survey

0

2

2

3

 

 

COC601

Communication Skills and Personality Development

2

0

0

2

 

 

BOP361

Project-II

0

0

12

6

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

43.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

31

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

45.

 

BPO451

Moral Foundations of Politics

5

1

0

6

46.

 

BPO452        or

BPO453

Governance: Issues and

Challenges

OR

Human Rights

5

1

0

6

47.

 

BOP454

Internship-I

 

 

 

6

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

47.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

18

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

 

 

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

48.

 

BPO455

or

BPO456

Tribal Studies

OR

Feminism: Theory and Practice

4

0

0

4

49.

 

BPO457

Dissertation

 

 

 

6

 

 

BPO458

Internship-II

 

 

 

6

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

16

Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Sr. Secondary (10+2) with minimum 50% marks.
  • Proficiency in English Communication.
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Policy Analyst
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Market Researcher Analyst
  • Social Media Manager
  • Executive Advisor
  • Political Consultant
  • Attorney
  • College Student Leadership and Activities Officer 
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Political Campaign Staff
     
  • Political Science graduates can have many opportunities for careers in:
  • Government 
  • Political Administration
  • United Nations  
  • Media houses 
  • Law Firms 
  • TISS Xavier Institute of Social Sciences  
  • Indian IAS Academy
  • CID CBI
     

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