Course Structure

 

Proposed M.A. (Pol. Sc.) Structure

AFFILIATION

The proposed programme shall be governed by the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007

Programme Structure

The M.A (Pol. Sc.) is divided into two parts as under. Each Part will consist of two Semesters.

 

 

Semester

Semester

Part – I

First Year

Semester I

Semester II

Part – II

Second Year

Semester III

Semester IV

 

 

The schedule of Papers prescribed for various semesters shall be as follows:  

Papers

Marks

Total Marks

 

Duration (Hrs.)

 

 

Written

Internal Assessment

Part I: Semester I

 

 

 

 

Paper 101: Debates in Political Theory

75

25

100

3

Paper 201: Comparative Political Analysis

75

25

100

3

Paper 301: Politics in India

75

25

100

3

Paper 401: Theories of International Relations

75

25

100

3

TOTAL

400

 

Part I: Semester II

 

 

 

 

Paper 102: Administrative Theory

75

25

100

3

Paper 202: Themes in Indian Political Thought

75

25

100

3

Paper 302: Themes in World Politics and International Political Economy


75

25

100

3

Paper 402: Key Texts in Political Philosophy

75

25

100

3

TOTAL

400

 

Part II: Semester III

 

 

 

 

Paper 103: Interpreting Modern India

75

25

100

3

Paper: Optional Paper (from the set on offer for the semester)


75

25

100

3

Paper: Optional Paper (from the set on offer for the semester)


75

25

100

3

Paper: Optional Paper (from the set on offer for the semester) 

75

25

100

3

TOTAL

400

 

Part II: Semester IV

 

 

 

 

Paper 104: Democracy and Political Institutions

75

25

100

3

Paper: Optional Paper (from the set on offer for the semester)

75

25

100

3

Paper: Optional Paper (from the set on offer for the semester) 

75

25

100

3

Paper: Optional Paper (from the set on offer for the semester)

75

25

100

3

TOTAL

400 

 

GRAND TOTAL

1600

 

 

SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONS

English shall be the medium of instruction. Students can write their individual exam papers in English or Hindi medium but not both.

Examinations shall be conducted at the end of each Semester as per the Academic Calendar notified by the University of Delhi.

The system of evaluation shall be as follows:

♦ Each course will carry 100 marks, of which 25 marks shall be reserved for internal assessment as determined by the faculty members teaching the respective papers.

♦ The remaining 75 marks in each paper shall be awarded on the basis of a written examination at the end of each semester. The duration of written examination for each paper shall be three hours.

♦ Examinations for courses shall be conducted only in the respective Odd and Even Semesters as per the Scheme of Examinations. Regular as well as ex-students shall be permitted to appear/reappear/improve in courses of Odd Semesters only at the end of Odd Semester and courses of Even Semesters only at the end of Even Semesters.

PASS PERCENTAGE

Minimum marks for passing the examination in each semester shall be 40% in each paper.

No student would be allowed to avail of more than 3 chances to pass any paper inclusive of the first attempt. Aggregate pass marks for Part I & Part II (combined) is 40%.

PROMOTION CRITERIA

No student will be detained in I or III semester on the basis of his/her performance in I or III semester examination: i.e. the student will be promoted automatically from I to II and III to IV semester.

A student shall be eligible for promotion from Ist year to IInd year of the course provided he/she has passed 50% papers of I and II semester taken together. However, he/she will have to clear the remaining paper/s while studying in the 2nd year of the programme

DIVISION CRITERIA

Successful candidates will be classified on the basis of the combined results of Part-I and Part-II examination as follows:

Candidates securing 60% and above: I Division

Candidates securing 50% and above, up to 60%: II Division 

Candidates securing 40% and above, up to 50%: III Division

SPAN PERIOD

No student shall be admitted as a candidate for the examination for any of the Parts/Semesters after the lapse of four years from the date of admission to the Part- I/Semester-I of the M.A (Pol. Sc.).

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT

The students are required to attend tutorials, seminars etc. arranged by the Department/College from time to time. 

 

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