Course Revision

Regarding the introduction of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) at Masters level

Masters course in Political Science is being completely revised, to be taught in the new format of the Choice Based Credit System, already in operation at the undergraduate level. 

The Department proposes to offer two core courses in each of the sub-disciplines of Political Science -- Political Theory, Indian Political Thought, Comparative Politics, Indian Politics, International Politics and Public Administration. The students will be expected to choose any one between two core courses (we are working out a way that students can do both as well). Here we have had to strike a balance between the two courses, such that they cover the broad parameters of the sub-discipline, while introducing distinct themes in each.

A second set of courses that will be compulsory for the students to opt in the first and second semesters will be the Core Inter-disciplinary courses. The Department proposes to offer six, out of which the students will be required to opt for any two. These courses will be on Development, Environment, Human Rights, Gender, Research Methods and Security.

In each of the sub-disciplines, a range of elective courses will be offered, exploring as much of the latest advances in them as possible. Overall, the effort of all faculty concerned has been to identify the major themes that have dominated the area, those significant currently and those that are likely to be on the frontiers in the future.


>>MA Political Science Course Structure for the CBCS System can be viewed here<<


In this regard, the Department invites suggestions from all stakeholders.


>>Click here to view the structure and syllabus<<


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Following are the different courses under different sets: 

CORE PAPERS (To be offered to Semester I and II students)


PS-C 101 Debates in Political Theory

PS-C 102 Themes in Indian Political Thought

PS-C 103 Theories of International Relations

PS-C 104 Comparative Political Analysis: Theories, Methods and Approaches

PS-C 105 Politics in India

PS-C 106 Administrative Theory

PS-IDC 107 Gender Studies

PS-IDC 108 Development

PS-IDC 109 Security: An Interdisciplinary Discourse

PS-C 201 Key Texts in Political Philosophy

PS-C 201 Interpreting Modern India

PS-C 203 Themes in World Politics and International Political Economy

PS-C 204 Key Concepts in Comparative Political Analysis

PS-C 205 Democracy and Political Institutions in India

PS-C 206 Policy and Governing

PS-IDC 207 Environment

PS-IDC 208 Human Rights: Challenges and Concerns

PS-IDC 209 Research Methods in Social Sciences


ELECTIVE PAPERS (To be offered to Semester III and IV students)

PS-E 01 Ethics and Politics

PS-E 02 Global Justice and the South

PS-E 03 Themes in Citizenship

PS-E 04 Theory and Practice of Democracy

PS-E 05 Critical Traditions in Political Theory

PS-E 06 Democracy and Violence: Contestation, Convergence and Discourse

PS-E 07 Key Ideas in Contemporary Critical Theory in India

PS-E 08 Ambedkar in Contemporary India

PS-E 09 Gandhi, Autonomy and Discourse

PS-E 10 Dalit-Bahujan Thought

PS-E 11 Contemporary Explorations in Tagore

PS-E 12 Discourses on Hindu Nationalism

PS-E 13 Culture and Politics in India

PS-E 14 Social Conservatism in India

PS-E 15 Social Exclusion: Theory and Practice

PS-E 16 Indian Strategic Thought

PS-E 17 Gender in International Relations

PS-E 18 State and Society in Pakistan

PS-E 19 Pakistan and the World

PS-E 20 The Politics of Violence in South Asia

PS-E 21 Security Studies

PS-E 22 Comparative Federalism: Theory and Practice

PS-E 23 The Modern State in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 24 Social Movement and Revolution

PS-E 25 Politics of South Asia in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 26 Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 27 The State in Diverse Political Traditions

PS-E 28 Society, State and Politics: Comparing India and Israel

PS-E 29 Religious Nationalism and Political Violence

PS-E 30 The Politics of Identity in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 31 Nationalism in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 32 Identities and Political Transformation in India

PS-E 33 Development Process and Politics in India

PS-E 34 Democracy and Human Rights in India

PS-E 35 Politics and Ethnic Conflicts in J&K

PS-E 36 Law, Crime and Politics in India

PS-E 37 State Politics in India

PS-E 38 Indian Polity in State Society Interactions

PS-E 39 Public Policy

PS-E 40 Public Institutions and Governance

PS-E 41 Institutions, Development and Poverty

PS-E 42 Collaborative Governance Transforming Engagements in Public Management

PS-E 43 Corporate Citizenship and Governance: Theories and Practices

PS-E 44 The Political in Local Governance

PS-E 45 Environmental Policies & Politics


Electives Pending Approval

PS-E 46 Politics of Knowledge

PS-E 47 Marx and Political Theory

PS-E 48 Politics and Psychoanalysis

PS-E 49 Political Theology Debates

PS-E 50 Black Radical Tradition

PS-E 51 Digital Media and the New Public

PS-E 52 Comparative Political Theory

PS-E 53 Egalitarianism Theory and Practice

PS-E 54 Theorizing the Politics of Diversity

PS-E 55 Interpreting Indian Classical Texts

PS-E 56 Modern Indian Political Thinkers

PS-E 57 Regions and Regionalism

PS-E 58 India in World Affairs

PS-E 59 Power Transition and the Dynamics of Foreign Policy in International Relations

PS-E 60 Conflict Analysis

PS-E 61 Worlding International Relations: Perspectives from the Global South

PS-E 62 Islam and International Relations

PS-E 63 International Relations of South Asia

PS-E 64 United States of America in the Transforming Global Order

PS-E 65 China's Role in Contemporary World

PS-E 66 Citizenship and Borders

PS-E 67 Comparative North American Studies

PS-E 68 Contemporary Debates in Indian  Federalism

PS-E 69 Political Parties and Party system in India

PS-E 70 Elections and Electoral Process in India



PS-OE 01 Ethics and Governance

PS-OE 02 Understanding the International

PS-OE 03 Political Institutions and Processes in India


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