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 Code Name of Course Semester Marks
CC-1 Understanding Political Theory: Concepts 1 100
CC-2 Understanding Political Theory: Approaches and Debates 1 100
GE-1 Introduction to Political Theory 1 100
AECC-1 Compulsory English / MIL 1 100
CC-3 Constitutional Government in India 2 100
CC-4 Politics in India: Structures and Processes 2 100
GE-2 Comparative Government and Politics 2 100
AECC-2 ENVS 2 100
CC-5 Indian Political Thought – I 3 100
CC-6 Comparative Government and Politics 3 100
CC-7 Perspectives on International Relations 3 100
SEC -A-1 or SEC -A-2 Democratic Awareness through Legal Literacy or Understanding the Legal System 3 100
GE-3 Government and Politics in India 3 100
CC-8 Indian Political Thought – II 4 100
CC-9 Global Politics since 1945 4 100
CC-10 Western Political Thought & Theory I 4 100
SEC-B-1 or SEC-B-2 Legislative Practices and Procedures or Elementary Aspects of Social Research 4 100
GE-4 International Relations 4 100
CC-11 Western Political Thought & Theory II 5 100
CC-12 Political Sociology 5 100
DSE-A-1 or DSE-A-2 Gender and Politics or Understanding South Asia 5 100
DSE-B-1 or DSE-B-2 Indian Foreign Policy in a Globalising World or Development Process and Social Movements in Contemporary India 5 100
CC-13 Public Administration: Concepts and Perspectives 6 100
CC-14 Administration and Public Policy in India 6 100
DSE-A-3 or DSE-A-4 Public Policy in India or Understanding Global Politics 6 100
DSE-B-3 or DSE-B-4 Citizenship in a Globalising World or Human Rights in a Comparative Perspective 6 100

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

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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)