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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Political Science

Introduction

This program aims to familiarize students with how political questions are asked, which have implications for deeper societal issues, and how they are addressed. 

By introducing the philosophers from different traditions, students can answer a few fundamental political questions: Why do we live in political communities? What is the ‘best’ form of government? How human nature influences political decision-making? How and in what circumstances do we need to resist bad rulers? 

By the course’s conclusion, students will comprehend the concept of modernity and link societal changes resulting from it to the political recommendations it entails. 

Options for higher studies 

  • Master of Arts (MA)

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Masters of Journalism and Mass Communication (MJMC)

  • Master of Political Science.

  • Masters/PG Diploma in Digital Marketing.

  • Bachelor of Law LLB.

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)

  • PG Diploma Courses.

Job opportunities

  •            Social Service 

Social service is another means of helping society and people in need without having to get into actual politics and bureaucracy. The career options have grown with the rise in NGOs, government outreach programmes, and with MNCs establishing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) departments. To pursue a career as a social worker or in social services, you can pursue a Master’s degree in social work after your B.A degree. 

  • Marketing -

Marketing is an integral part of every business as it connects the supplier with the consumers. Political science graduates have an understanding of how society functions, and the flow of power and political systems which are an asset in the field of marketing. For a career in marketing, you can pursue an MBA or take up short-term courses/diploma courses in marketing after completing your graduation. 

Market researcher, advertising executive, creative director 

  • Legislative assistant 

Legislative assistants support lawmakers in various ways, including legal research, constituent surveys, and preparing reports. They track bill progress, meet constituents, and liaise with government agencies and interest groups. They also manage schedules, supervise interns, and organize events. A bachelor's degree in fields like political science or communications is typically required.  

  • policy analyst 

A policy analyst is responsible for examining the efficacy of existing policies and laying out the groundwork for new programs and legislation to meet objectives and goals 

  • staff assistant 

A Staff Assistant assists employees with their projects on a regular basis and ensures all departments of a company run smoothly by undertaking various administrative duties . 

  • Political assistant  

The applicant will be required to monitor and analyse political developments, do research on current affairs and to manage digital files as per guidelines, provide inputs for reports of the Mission,prepare reports on political issues and standpoints etc 

  • Political scientist 

Political scientists study governmental systems, how cities/countries operate, and the impact of policies, making recommendations for action. A master’s or PhD in Political Science is typically required for this role. 

  • agency administrator 

Agency Administrator means the Government official responsible for the management of a geographic unit or functional area. Agency Administrators are the managing officer of an agency, division thereof, or jurisdiction having statutory responsibility for Incident mitigation and management. 

  • legislative director 

The Legislative Director, together with the legislative staff, advises the Congressman on all legislative areas. This position assists in the development of policy positions and legislative initiatives and assists in managing the office’s legislative staff. 

  • Private Business 

Consultant, lobbyist 

  • Education 

High school teacher (social studies, U.S. government, civics), librarian 

  • Corporate 

Public relations manager, human resources specialist, data analyst 

  • Media 

Reporter, telejournalist, news anchor, radio host, writer, editor, social media manager 

  • Nonprofit 

Advocate, development officer, policy researcher, program director, think tank fellow, communications coordinator 

Success Stories 

  • BARACK OBAMA 

Barack Obama, born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961, was the first African American President of the United States. Raised in diverse environments, he served as an Illinois senator before becoming president. Obama’s upbringing shaped his commitment to public service and law. He passed significant legislation during his presidency, including Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” 

  • NANCY PELOSI 

Nancy Pelosi, born in 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland, is a trailblazer in American politics. She became the first woman House Speaker in 2007. Pelosi's leadership is marked by significant policy achievements, including the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. She's known for advocating for women's rights, environmental conservation, and economic justice. Despite challenges, Pelosi's resilience and commitment to progressive values have earned her respect. Her impact on American politics highlights her enduring influence and leadership. 

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