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Political Science: Where to enrol for PG and UG courses, eligibility, job roles

Saikat Chakraborty
Saikat Chakraborty
Posted on 30 Dec 2021
15:55 PM
Political Science is a dynamic subject that explains what’s happening around us.

Political Science is a dynamic subject that explains what’s happening around us. Shutterstock

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Summary
BA degree in Political Science opens the door for a career in International Relations
Admission to BA and MA courses is based on either merit or performance in the entrance test, depending on the institute
How to study International Relations: Related UG courses and route to PG courses
How to study International Relations: Related UG courses and route to PG courses

If you are interested in global politics and want to understand how governments interact with each other on a number of evolving and strategic issues, then Political Science is the right course for you.

Studying Political Science

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  • You need to clear your Class XII board exams in any stream. Some institutes prefer English as a mandatory subject in your Plus-Two curriculum.
  • You can pursue a BA course in Political Science after your board exams.
  • On completion of your graduation, you can go for an MA course in Political Science. You can also do your postgraduation in International Relations to broaden your horizon.
  • After obtaining your MA degree, you can pursue an MPhil or PhD in the subject.

Popular institutes in India that offer courses in Political Science:

University of Calcutta

Some colleges under Calcutta University for BA in Political Science:

  • Asutosh College
  • Loreto College
  • Lady Brabourne College
  • Bethune College
  • City College
  • Bangabasi College
  • Vivekananda College
  • Bidhannagar College

Course: MA in Political Science.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need to have a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with 50% aggregate marks.
  • Admission: Merit-based.
  • Click here to know more.

St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

Course: BA in Political Science.

  • Duration: Three years
  • Eligibility: Clear your Class XII board examination in any stream with at least 60% marks.
  • Admission: Merit-based.
  • Click here to know more.

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Course: MA in Political Science with specialisation in International Studies.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need at least 50% marks in your BA in Political Science to appear for the JNU Entrance Examination conducted by the National Testing Agency.
  • Admission: Depends on your score on the entrance test.
  • You can check more here.

Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh

Course: BA in Political Science.

  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: You need to clear your Class XII board exams with 50% aggregate in any stream to appear for an entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • Admission: Depends on your entrance test score.

Course: MA in Political Science.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need to complete your bachelor's degree in Political Science to appear for an entrance exam conducted by the university.
  • Admission: Depends on your performance in the entrance test and a personal interview.
  • Click here to know more.

University of Delhi, Delhi

Course: BA in Political Science.

  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: You need to clear your Class XII board exams with at least 60% aggregate from any steam.
  • Admission: Merit-based
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Course: MA in Political Science.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need to complete your bachelor's degree in Political Science with at least 60% marks.
  • Admission: Merit-based.
  • Click here to know more.

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Course: MA in Political Science.

  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need to complete your bachelor's degree in Political Science with a minimum of 60% aggregate to appear for an entrance exam.
  • Admission: Depends on your entrance exam score and your performance in a personal interview.
  • Click here to know more.

Study Abroad

Here are some top global institutes where you can study Political Science:

  • Harvard University, USA
  • Princeton University, USA
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • The Australian National University, Australia

Job roles with a degree in Political Science:

  • Political scientist: They investigate the origins, operation and development of political systems. They also work on political ideas, policies, political trends and government actions.
  • Political consultant: Their job is to promote the election campaigns of specific candidates, public relations experts and political strategists.
  • Political analyst: They influence political and social events. They also assess the possible effects of proposed legislation. By analysing survey findings, these professionals work on policies and raise public awareness on critical issues.
  • Public relations specialist: They handle the communication of a party with the general public, investors, reporters, consumers and media personalities. They also inform the public about the activities of government agencies and officials.
  • Legislative assistant: They write, edit and track legislative bills as they progress through the legislative process. They also respond to constituents, gain support for proposals and write speeches for their employers to introduce legislation.
  • Academician: They explain political theories and how they evolve with societies to students in schools, colleges and universities at home and abroad.

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