B.A. (Hons.) Political Science

Start Date
01 August 2021

End Date
31 July 2024

Duration
3 Years

Program Fee (Yearly)
Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Programme Introduction

The B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science at JSIA brings multiple social science perspectives to canonical questions of political science, and takes a holistic approach to a political science education that extends well beyond the 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 skills-based learning into our curriculum.

We do this through research methods focused courses, opportunities to take part in faculty collaborations with external partner organizations, study abroad and semester exchange programmes, research experience gained through working with faculty mentors and in our research centers, and courses that focus on skills and political literacy — from a year-long grounding in critical reading and writing, to learning to analyse news media and political institutions through primary sources with a critical perspective in your first year, to advanced elective options for multi-methods training and independent research studies.

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, UK; University of Leeds, UK; or University of Warsaw, Poland.

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

  • B.A. (Hons.) Political Science focus on the lived political experiences in the real world in addition to the conventional areas of study such as state, government, institutions, electoral politics and legislative processes.

 

  • To develop an in-depth understanding of role of leadership, political communication and social media, public opinion, race, gender, caste, religion and other forms of identity politics in India and around the world.

 

  • To acquire deep knowledge of politics of different regions of the world, political economy, regional organisations, war and peace, diplomacy and foreign policy studies.

 

  • To develop the ability to think, work, study and conduct research independently.

 

  • To develop a wide range of intellectual, practical and language skills which will enable programme graduates to consider a wide range of post-graduation employment options.

Blog Articles

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