B.A. (Hons.) Political Science

Start Date
01 August 2021

End Date
31 July 2024

3 Years

Program Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 3.5 Lacs

Course Structure

Our courses include creative pedagogical measures, including simulations and role play, debates, site visits, case-focused presentations, and in-class assessments and exercises designed to help students develop facility in research but also in grasping unfamiliar contexts and presenting their analyses in effective and compelling ways.

Students are expected to go beyond canonical formulations of the discipline, to be analytical, curious, self-reflective, and exploratory, to be open to debate and discussion with diverse points of view, to develop the skills to keep up with rapidly changing political domains, and ultimately, to learn how to deal with these new challenges as analysts, practitioners, and leaders.

Students in good academic standing have the option to tailor an area of specialisation with faculty input, and contingent on clearing the departmental approval process. These could be focused on a region, an area of governance, an empirical theme or problem, a theoretical perspective, and more. 

Students may also study a foreign language once they reach the elective stage, from among the language options taught at JSIA. These include French, Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin, German, and Dari.

Academic Programme

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Foundations of Politics

  • Indian History, Politics, & Government

  • Introduction to International Relations

  • Globalization and International

  • Political Philosophy I

  • News Media & Politics

  • Academic Reading & Writing I

  • Winter Internship

Semester 2

  • Political Philosophy II

  • Comparative Politics

  • Principles of Economics

  • Politics & History

  • Political Leadership

  • Peace, Conflict, and War

  • Academic Reading & Writing II

  • Summer Internship

2nd Year

Semester 3

  • Topics in Indian Politics I

  • State Formation

  • Introduction to Research Methods

  • Political Economy of Development

  • Nationalism and Politics

  • Contentious Politics: Revolutions & Social Movements

  • Foreign Policy Analysis

  • Winter Internship

Semester 4

  • Topics in Indian Politics II

  • Electoral Politics and Analysis

  • Gender, Identity, and Politics

  • Electives

3rd Year

Semester 5

  • Semester Exchange/Study Abroad

  • Electives

Semester 6

  • Semester Exchange/Study Abroad

  • Independent Research Study

  • Electives