M.A. Political Science

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Best M.A. Political Science College in India

The aim of a master’s degree in political science is to build a strong foundation of students in political studies by exploring a broad range of political phenomena at the local, national, and international levels. The programme provides an insight into the working of society and governments, different political theories and processes, and questions and ideas that is shaping the 21st Century.

The Programme provides an option for specialising in Indian and Western Political Thoughts, Political Theories, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Indian Government and Politics. Learners would thus acquire skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their analytical and problem-solving abilities.

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Career Prospects:

Students can find employment opportunities in Central, State, or Local Government agencies, enter into Politics, Law, Social Sector Services, or Academia, pursue Political Journalism, Teaching, or aim to become a Civil Servant/Political Advisor.

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Learning Environment

Eligibility & Fee Details

Uttarakhand Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Graduation Aggreate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
1st Semester Tuition Fee 26,270 26,270 26,270 26,270
Merit Scholarship 7,881 5,254 2,627 --
Net Tuition Fee 18,389 21,016 23,643 26,270
2nd Semester Tuition Fee 26,270 26,270 26,270 26,270
Merit Scholarship 7,881 5,254 2,627 --
Net Tuition Fee 18,389 21,016 23,643 26,270
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 62,078 (2nd Category) 67,332 (3rd Category) 72,586 (4th Category) 77,840

All India Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Graduation Aggreate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Graduation Aggreate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
1st Semester Tuition Fee 35,500 35,500 35,500 35,500
Students Diversity Scholarship - - - -
Merit Scholarship 10,650 7,100 3,550 -
Net Tuition Fee 24,850 28,400 31,950 35,500
2nd Semester Tuition Fee 35,500 35,500 35,500 35,500
Students Diversity Scholarship - - - -
Merit Scholarship 10,650 7,100 3,550 -
Net Tuition Fee 24,850 28,400 31,950 35,500
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 75,000 (2nd Category) 82,100 (3rd Category) 89,200 (4th Category) 96,300

Uttarakhand Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Diploma Aggregate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
3rd Semester Tuition Fee 68,080 68,080 68,080 68,080
Scholarship 20,424 13,616 6,808 --
Net Tuition Fee 47,656 54,464 61,272 68,080
4th Semester Tuition Fee 68,080 68,080 68,080 68,080
Scholarship 20,424 13,616 6,808 --
Net Tuition Fee 47,656 54,464 61,272 68,080
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 1,22,612 (2nd Category) 1,36,228 (3rd Category) 1,49,844 (4th Category) 1,63,460

All India Quota (Amount of fee details in INR)

Semester Heads (Diploma Aggregate%)
>=90.01
(1st Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=80.01 and <=90
(2nd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
>=70.01 and <=80
(3rd Category)
(Diploma Aggregate%)
<=70
(4th Category)
3rd Semester Tuition Fee 92,000 92,000 92,000 92,000
Scholarship 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,500
Merit Scholarship 22,650 15,100 7,500 -
Net Tuition Fee 52,850 60,400 67,950 100,000
4th Semester Tuition Fee 92,000 92,000 92,000 92,000
Scholarship 16,500 16,500 16,500 16,500
Merit Scholarship 22,650 15,100 7,500 -
Net Tuition Fee 52,850 60,400 67,950 100,000
Total Fee year wise inclusive of other charges (1st Category) 1,33,000 (2nd Category) 1,48,100 (3rd Category) 1,63,200 (4th Category) 1,78,300

One Time Payable Charges in 1st Semester (INR)

Admission Fee Enrolment Fee Caution Money
(Refundable after completion of programme)
6,000 2,000 2,000

Other Charges Per Semester (INR)

Examination Fee Library Fee Student Welfare Fee Online Student Information Fee Total
4,600 800 750 1,500 7,650

Optional Fee (INR)

Hostel & Mess Fee Single Bed Double Bed Triple Bed Four Bed
Rent and other Fee per Academic Year 75,000 55,000 47,000 42,000
Mess Fee per Academic Year 40,500 40,500 40,500 40,500
Laundry Fee per Academic Year 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
Hostel Security Fee (Refundable after completion of the session) 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Total Amount 1,20,000 1,00,000 92,000 87,000

Optional Fee (INR)

Transportation Fee for Doiwala Route per Academic Year 22,000
Transportation Fee for Other Routes per Academic Year 20,000

Eligibility

  • Bachelor's degree or a higher degree in any discipline.
  • Minimum 50% marks in aggregate for general category and 45% marks in aggregate in case of SC/ST category.

Note:

  • Only one choice of scholarship will be allowed to the candidate from the following:
    • 5% scholarship on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship) to Girl Candidate for complete programme.
    • 5% scholarship on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship) to ward of Defence Personnel for complete programme.
    • 10% scholarship on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship) to Alumni of Uttaranchal University (only in 1st year).
    • 10% scholarship on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship) to Sibling of Uttaranchal University (only in 1st year).
  • If any student deposits his/her complete yearly Fee, in that case additional scholarship of 5% on Net Tuition Fee (after merit scholarship)will be provided for 1st year only.
  • The Net Tuition Fee for the programme will increase by 5% per annum from 2nd year onwards. It will be applicable to both All India and State Quota students.

Admission Procedure:

Programme Structure

Under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)

Sr. No. Paper Code Subject Credit
1 MPS 101 Debates in Political Theory 4
2 MPS 102 Theories of International Relations 4
3 MPS 103 Politics in India 4
4 MPSE 10x State Politics in India (MPSE 101)  OR The Political in Local Governance (MPSE 102) 4
5 MPSM 101 Information and Communication Technology 2
Total credit Sem. I 18

Sr. No. Paper Code Subject Credit
1 MPS 201 Comparative Political Analysis 4
2 MPS 202 Public Administration 4
3 MPS 203 Themes in Indian Political Thought 4
4 MPSE 20x Security Studies (MPSE 201) OR Human Rights: Challenges and Concerns (MPSE 202) 4
5 MPSE 20x Cultural Studies (MPSE 203) OR   Gender Studies (MPSE 204) 4
Total credit Sem. II 20

Sr. No. Paper Code Subject Credit
1 MPS 301 Public Policy 4
2 MPS 302 Modern Indian Political Thinkers 4
3 MPSE 30x Political Economy of India (MPSE301)   OR  Politics and Psychoanalysis (MPSE302) 4
4 MPSE 30x Critical Traditions in Political Theory (MPSE 303) OR  Politics of Knowledge (MPSE304) 4
5 MPSOE 30x Development Process and Politics in India (MPSOE 301) OR Environmental Policies & Politics (MPSOE 302) 4
Total credit Sem. III 20

Sr. No. Paper Code Subject Credit
1 MPS 401 Research Method in Political Science  4
2 MPSE 40x India in World Affairs (MPSE 401) OR Indian Strategic Thought (MPSE 402) 4
3   Ambedkar in Contemporary India (MPSE 403) OR Gandhi, Autonomy and Discourse (MPSE 404) 4
4 MPSOE 40x Politics of South Asia (MPSOE 401) OR Regions and Regionalism (MPSOE 402) 4
5 DMPS Project (DMPS01)/Dissertation (DMPS02) 6
Total credit Sem. IV 22

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