Political Science helps one to develop a broad and deep understanding of the forces that shape law, society, the economy, international relations, and the politics of the future. It makes a strong foundation for students looking to pursue careers in public service.
Are you curious about how the government functions and how the society governs itself at all levels? Do you wish to study the nature, causes, and consequences of collective decisions and actions taken by groups of people? If you wish to know the culture and institutions that structure power and authority, Political Science might be the right subject for you.
University of Delhi offers honors in Political Science in many of its colleges like Aryabhatta College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Bhagini Nivedita College, Bharati College, Daulat Ram College, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Deshbandhu College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Hindu College, IP College for Women, Janki Devi Memorial College, Kalindi College, Kamala Nehru College, Kirori Mal College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Lakshmibai College, Maharaja Agrasen College, Maitreyi College, Mata Sundri College for Women, Miranda House, Motilal Nehru College, PGDAV College, Rajdhani College, Ram Lal Anand College, Ramanujan College, Ramjas College, Satyawati College, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Shivaji College, Shyam Lal College, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women, Sri Aurobindo College, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Sri Venketeswara College, Vivekananda College, and Zakir Husain.
The previous year cut off for general category students was 99% to 80%, for OBC it was 96.25% to 76%, for SC it was from 95.5% to 74% and for ST it was 96% to 40.5%.
The core subjects that come under it are Understanding Political Theory, Constitutional Government and Democracy in India, Political Theory-Concepts and Debates, Political Process in India, Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics, Perspectives on Public Administration, Perspectives on International Relations and World History, Political Processes and Institutions in Comparative Perspective, Public Policy and Administration in India, Global Politics, Classical Political Philosophy, Indian Political Thought, Modern Political Philosophy.
Political Science graduates develop strong writing and research skills. They discover how to make convincing arguments by backing it up with facts. They hone their verbal and communication skills as they share their work with faculty and peers. “One thing that I have learnt is to deconstruct and be critical of everything”, says Shambhavi from Miranda House. “It helps to refine the analytical skills while exploring policy initiatives. Critical thinking is vital in evaluating the platforms of political parties”, adds Niharika from Miranda House.
The future career prospects of a political science graduate knows no bounds. One can join civil services, academia, journalism, diplomacy or law. One can also become a social activist or a policy research analyst. PR specialist, political analyst, and a political consultant are some of the other career options.
Political Science requires a lot of hard work and dedication but at the end of the day, it’s worth the effort.