B.A (Hons)

Political Science

Our three-year honours course in Political Science, recognised by Calcutta University, consists of topics ranging from Comparative Politics and Government to Political Sociology and International Relations. If you are inspired by the work of veteran political analysts and aspire to be one, our program gives you the tools to begin your own career in diverse fields like public administration, publishing, journalism, rural development, international aid agencies etc.

Course Structure

Applicable for students enrolled on/after 2018-19.

Choice Based Credit System

Course CodeName of CourseSemesterMarks
CC-1Understanding Political Theory: Concepts1100
CC-2Understanding Political Theory: Approaches and Debates1100
GE-1Introduction to Political Theory1100
AECC-1Compulsory English / MIL1100
CC-3Constitutional Government in India2100
CC-4Politics in India: Structures and Processes2100
GE-2Comparative Government and Politics2100
AECC-2ENVS2100
CC-5Indian Political Thought – I3100
CC-6Comparative Government and Politics3100
CC-7Perspectives on International Relations3100
SEC -A-1 or SEC -A-2 Democratic Awareness through Legal Literacy or Understanding the Legal System3100
GE-3Government and Politics in India3100
CC-8Indian Political Thought – II4100
CC-9Global Politics since 19454100
CC-10 Western Political Thought & Theory I4100
SEC-B-1 or SEC-B-2Legislative Practices and Procedures or Elementary Aspects of Social Research4100
GE-4International Relations4100
CC-11Western Political Thought & Theory II5100
CC-12Political Sociology5100
DSE-A-1 or DSE-A-2Gender and Politics or Understanding South Asia5100
DSE-B-1 or DSE-B-2Indian Foreign Policy in a Globalising World or Development Process and Social Movements in Contemporary India5100
CC-13Public Administration: Concepts and Perspectives6100
CC-14Administration and Public Policy in India6100
DSE-A-3 or DSE-A-4Public Policy in India or Understanding Global Politics6100
DSE-B-3 or DSE-B-4Citizenship in a Globalising World or Human Rights in a Comparative Perspective6100

Applicable for students enrolled on/before 2017-18.

First Year

Part I: 200 Marks

Paper I: Political Theory: 100-Marks
Paper II: Comparative Politics & Government 100 Marks

Second Year

Part II:. 200 Marks

Paper III: Government And Politics In India 100 Marks
Paper IV: International Relations 100 Marks

Third Year

Part III: 400 Marks

Paper V: Western Political Thought 100 Marks
Paper VI: Indian Political Thought And Movement 100 Marks
Paper VII: Political Sociology 100 Marks
Paper VIII: Public Administration 100 Marks

Course Eligibility

A candidate taking up Honours Course in a subject must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the Honours or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

Or, 55% marks in the Honours or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

Or, 50% marks in the aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject in his/her previous qualifying examination provided all other clauses are satisfied.

Course Duration

3 Years

Course Hours

10:15 am to 4:30 pm (Day Session, Co-Ed)

Course Fees 2018-19

Rs.42,450 (First Year)
Rs.37,600 (Second Year)
Rs.37,500 (Third Year)

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