MA Political Science

Political science is a social science concerned with the study of the state, government, and politics and deals extensively with the theory and practice of politics and the analysis of political systems and political behaviour.

As a Political Science student, you will study and analyse theories and practices of politics and political systems, political values, political institutions, processes, and policies. You will gain insights into people and societies, issues such as war and peace, order and freedom, and justice and equality. Subjects will cover the study of the Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Principles of State, Constitutional Amendment, Powers and Functions of Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha, Judicial Structure, Electoral & Coalition Politics, Decentralized Democracy, etc., both nationally and globally. Topics such as International Relations, Comparative Politics, International Law & Organizations, and Western European and Latin American Political Systems will be taught.

A postgraduate in Political Science can choose a career in various areas such as local and national government, councils, charities, banking organizations, law firms, and retail and media companies. Recruiters also include multilateral agencies like the United Nations (UN), the European Commission, campaigning, and voluntary organisations, and the public sector. Teaching, research, and publishing are other career areas. A career in politics or social work, human rights, social or political research, and urban planning can also be considered.

Company and organisation profiles include Public Relations Departments, Colleges and Universities, Intelligence Wings, Law Firms, Public Policy Organizations, Consulting Firms, Politics, Diplomacy, TV Channels, and UPSC.

Career prospects have widened greatly in voluntary organisation sectors such as NGOs, UN, UNCDF, and other such multilateral agencies. You can also join media houses as political journalists and political researchers/analysts in both India and overseas.

MA Political Science Career Opportunities

  • Public Relations and Fundraising Manager
  • Senior Budget Analyst
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Political Scientist
  • Political Campaign Manager
  • Market Researcher

Semester I 1 Western Political Thought I 4 Core
2 Indian Politics: Institution at work 4 Core
3 Comparative Political Analysis: Concept, Models & Theories 4 Core
4 International Relations: Historical overview 4 Core
Total 16  
Semester II 1 Western Political Thought II 4 Core
2 Indian Government and Politics 4 Core
3 Modern Indian Political Thought 4 Core
4 Public Administration 4 Core
Total 16  
Semester III 1 Political Theory 4 Core
2 Public Policy  4 Core 
3 International Political Economy 4 Core
4 Peace and Conflic Study 4 Core
Total  16  
Semester IV 1 State Politics in India 4 Core
2 Modern Indian Political Thoought II 4 Core 
3 Political Theory II 4 Core
4 Sociql Movements and Politics in India 4 Core 
Total 16  
Total Credits 64  

Vipin Pubby
Vipin PubbyProfessor
Subodh Saurabh Singh
Subodh Saurabh SinghAssociate Professor
Tej Nath Dhar
Tej Nath DharProfessor
Purnima Bali
Purnima BaliAssociate Professor
Deepshikha Thakur
Deepshikha ThakurAssistant Professor
Supriya Srivastava
Supriya SrivastavaAssistant Professor
Mala Tripathi
Mala TripathiAssistant Professor
Anupama Chandel
Anupama ChandelAssistant Professor
Prakash Chand
Prakash ChandAssistant Professor
Kunwar Siddharth
Kunwar SiddharthAssistant Professor
Ekta Singh
Ekta SinghAssistant Professor
Samrat Sharma
Samrat SharmaAssistant Professor
Chen Mong Chun
Chen Mong ChunAssistant Professor
Nasser Dasht Peyma
Nasser Dasht PeymaProfessor
Hemant Kumar Sharma
Hemant Kumar SharmaAssistant Professor
Rajesh Williams
Rajesh WilliamsAssistant Professor
Navreet Sahi
Navreet SahiAssociate Professor
Isha Jaswal
Isha JaswalAssistant Professor
BhawnaAssistant Professor
Indu Negi
Indu NegiAssistant Professor
Apar Kaushik
Apar KaushikAssistant Professor

Frequently Asked Questions

The faculty of MA Political Science at Shoolini University comprises renowned and distinguished leaders from noted national and international universities such as Oxford, Delhi University, Punjab University, ISB etc.

What are the future opportunities after completing MA Political Science from Shoolini University?

Students of MA Political Science from Shoolini University can pursue careers in the government sector, apply for civil service examinations, or work in administrative services or foreign services. Additionally, they can explore research and academia, conducting political research or teaching political science at universities and colleges. Other options include working in think tanks, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or pursuing further studies at the doctoral level.

Shoolini University ensures industry exposure for MA Political Science students through guest lectures, workshops, and internships with government organisations, NGOs, and think tanks. Industrial visits are also an integral part of the curriculum.

Yes, practical training sessions, case studies, and field visits are also incorporated into the curriculum to provide hands-on learning experiences to students. The program provides students with both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of MA Political Science.

Shoolini University has a dedicated Placement Cell that helps students secure lucrative jobs after completing MA in Political Science. They can work in government sectors, NGOs, think tanks, and research organisations.

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Course Details

  • Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline with Political Science as one of the subjects and minimum 55% marks

  • Admission Criteria: Admission through faculty interaction

  • Duration: 2 years

  • Fee Structure

    Semester Fee : 54450