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Programme Overview

The Online Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science program is a dynamic and accessible educational pathway for individuals passionate about the study of politics, government, and international relations. Typically spanning 2-3 years, this fully online program is designed to accommodate the diverse needs of students, allowing them to pursue their academic and career goals without geographical constraints. Within the program, students can expect a comprehensive curriculum covering a broad spectrum of political science topics, including political theory, comparative politics, international relations, public policy analysis, and more.

The coursework is structured to foster critical thinking, research skills, and a deep understanding of political systems and processes. Additionally, students have the flexibility to tailor their studies by selecting elective courses aligned with their specific interests, whether in global politics, public policy, or political analysis. Graduates of the Online MA in Political Science program will emerge well-prepared for diverse career opportunities in government, diplomacy, international organizations, research, and advocacy, poised to make meaningful contributions to the field of political science and governance.

Programme Highlights

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Comprehensive Curriculum

The program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering key areas of political science, including political theory, comparative politics, international relations, and public policy analysis.
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Political Theory

Dive deep into the fundamental concepts and ideologies that underpin politics, exploring the works of influential political theorists and philosophers.
03

Comparative Politics

Gain insights into different political systems and cultures through courses that analyze and compare governments and political structures from around the world.
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International Relations

Study the complexities of international politics, examining global issues, diplomacy, conflict resolution, and international organizations.
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Public Policy Analysis

Develop the skills to critically analyze and evaluate public policies, equipping you to contribute to evidence-based policy-making.
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Elective Specializations

Tailor your education by choosing from a variety of elective courses, allowing you to focus on specific areas of interest, such as environmental politics, human rights, or security studies.
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Research Methodology

Learn research methods and data analysis techniques that are essential for conducting independent political science research and contributing to academic discourse.
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Capstone Project or Thesis

Conclude your program by undertaking a capstone project or thesis, providing you with the opportunity to conduct in-depth research on a political topic of your choice.
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Current Affairs Seminars

Engage in seminars and discussions that explore contemporary political issues, allowing you to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations.
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Faculty Expertise

Benefit from the guidance and mentorship of experienced political science professors and experts who are active in research and policy analysis, offering valuable insights into the field.

Eligibility Criteria

Academic and Professional Background:

A bachelor’s degree (with minimum 50% score) from an accredited institution and, often, work experience of (2-3 years) in a relevant field are typically required.

Application Materials:

Letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and possibly an interview are commonly part of the application process.

Selection Criteria

Admission decisions will be influenced by the candidate’s own description of their academic history, complemented by a compelling Statement of Purpose.

Syllabus

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Semester 4
  • International Relations-Theory and Practice
  • Political Theory
  • Political Institutions in India
  • Fundamentals of Research
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Indian Political Thought
  • Public Policy and Governance in India
  • Diplomacy in Modern World
  • Generic Elective I
  • Teaching Aptitude
  • Comparative Political Analysis
  • India’s Foreign Policy
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Generic Elective II
  • Term Paper
  • 1 Course from the GE Basket 1 which is not chosen as Generic Elective (GE)
  • Political Processes in India
  • Generic Elective III
  • Generic Elective IV
  • Dissertation
  • Next 2 Courses from GE Basket 2 & 3 are of the same area from which the Course was chosen in Term Paper

Fee Structure

The cost of enrolling in an online MA (Political Science) program varies depending on the institution, with fees ranging from INR 70,000 to INR 2,00,000. 

The fee structure for an online MA program is typically influenced by the type of university offering the program, with government universities charging lower fees, typically in the range of INR 70,000 to INR 1,00,000, and private management institutes charging higher fees, ranging from INR 1,00,000 to INR 2,00,000 for the entire course.

Admission Process

  • Step 1: Enquire Now: Unlock the door to your future; inquire today about our cutting-edge MA program.
  • Step 2: Talk to Our Counselors for More Details: Get personalized advice from our experts to choose the MA track that's right for you.
  • Step 3: Apply for the Right Programme: Submit your application to take the first step towards academic and professional excellence.
  • Step 4: Provisional Confirmation of Admission: Receive your provisional acceptance and see yourself one step closer to your MA journey.
  • Step 5: Document Verification: Ensure a smooth start by submitting all required documents for swift verification.
  • Step 6: Pay Tuition/Programme Fee: Secure your spot by completing the financial formalities of the program.
  • Step 7: Confirmation of Admission: Celebrate the official start of your educational journey with your admission confirmation.
  • Step 8: LMS Activation and Issue of Digital Identity Card : Get ready for an interactive learning experience with the activation of your Learning Management System and digital ID.
  • Step 9: Start Your Pre-semester Programme: Get a head start by engaging in pre-semester modules designed to prepare you for the coursework ahead.
  • Step 10: Commencement of Live Online Sessions: Dive into real-time, live online classes and begin shaping your marketing expertise.

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