Admissions 2022

#Admissions2022: Course Profile- B.A. (Honours) Political Science

Here’s everything you need to know about the B.A (Honours) Political Science course offered at
Delhi University (DU)!

What is the Course About?

Another very popular course for students of humanities, Political Science is offered at some very prestigious colleges and is sought by some non-humanities students as well.The curriculum includes various aspects of political theory, contemporary political processes, public policy, and others. With core papers like Political Process in India, Global Politics, Perspectives on Public Administration, Modern Political Philosophy, Indian Political Thought, and electives such as Feminism: Theory and Practice, India’s Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World, Human Rights in a Comparative Perspective and others, the course is a vast one encompassing elements of both theory and practice.

What are Some of the Top Colleges for this Course?

Some of the best colleges that offer Political Science Honours are Hindu College, Miranda House,
Ramjas College, Kirori Mal College, Sri Venkateswara College, Gargi College and so on.

Previous-year Cut-offs

Potential Career Options

Similar to History Honours, many students opt for Political Science in their undergraduate studies to aim for civil services as it is considered a scoring paper and helps in the General Studies paper for UPSC. Many students who wish to get involved in fields like politics, policymaking,international relations, law, journalism, social service, and academia also choose Political Science as their course.

Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni
DU has produced some very popular and accomplished alumni in a variety of different professions.
Many of them studied Political Science as undergraduate students. Following is a small glimpse of
such notable alumni:

-Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar and Nobel Laureate
-Indu Malhotra, Supreme Court Judge
-Meenakshi Gopinath, Political Scientist and Academic

What do Students Have to Say About this Course?

A lot of it is just learning and memorizing, in bulk. But knowing how concepts, governments
departments and factions function has shaped my outlook on life to a certain extent.

Anonymous, second year, Lady Shri Ram College for Women

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