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B.A. (Hons.) Political Science

Start Date

1 August 2022
End Date
31 July 2025
Duration
3 Years

Programme Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

B.A. (Hons.) Political Science - Programme Introduction

The B.A. (Hons.) Political Science at the Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) brings multiple social science perspectives to canonical questions of political science, and adopts a comprehensive perspective to a political science education that is sustained far beyond the confines of a classroom. We bring in practitioners’ knowledge to ground theory, incorporate domestic, regional, and global politics through our diverse global faculty, provide opportunities for experiential learning in India and abroad with the help of dedicated staff, and incorporate skill-based learning into our curriculum.

We achieve this through courses centred around research methods, opportunities to partake in faculty collaborations with external partner organisations, study abroad and semester exchange programmes, research experience gained through working with faculty mentors as well as in our research centres. JSIA employs courses that focus on skills and political literacy from a year-long grounding in critical reading and writing, as well as learning to analyse news media and political institutions through primary sources with a critical perspective, to advanced elective options for multi-methods training and independent research studies. 

Why Study B.A. (Hons.) Political Science from JSIA?

This programme shall also help students acquire knowledge of rapidly changing political and economic forces in global perspective, learn from real-world political experience alongside traditional areas of study like states, governments, and institutions. Additionally, this programme aims to help students develop intellectual, practical, and language skills to prepare them for a wide range of meaningful careers including in new domains of politics while also facilitating them with an  understanding of political behaviour and communication, public opinion and voting, and regional issues and perspectives in national politics.

Through this programme, students will learn to think, work, study, and conduct research independently.

Progression to M.A. Diplomacy, Law and Business: B.A. (Hons.) Political Science students who graduate at the end of 3 years will have a special opportunity to progress directly to JSIA’s Masters in Diplomacy, Law and Business – M.A. (DLB) programme, subject to high meritorious academic performance. Students can also opt for a second M.A. from Queen Mary University of London, the U.K.; University of Leeds, the U.K.; or University of Warsaw, Poland.

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