• The ICFAI University, Meghalaya

The B.A. (Pol. Sc.) Program

The B.A. (Pol. Sc.) Program

The Bachelor in Arts in Political Science attempts to study and understand world events, their background, and the hows and whys of decisions being made that affect the people in totality. The program is designed to explain and understand the political system and politics from local to global levels. Importantly, graduates of Political Science honours are prepared for careers in government sectors, in international organizations such as the UNO, business, law, journalism, psychology to name a few.

Duration : Three years

Eligibility:
Pass in Class XII or equivalent (any discipline).

Students awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

Program Structure
The B.A. (Political Science) Program is organized into 6 semesters in 3 years. There are 36 courses. Students are additionally required to undertake 2 dissertations. 

B.A. (Pol. Sc.) Program Structure
Year I Semester I Semester - II
  • Approaches and Prospects of Social Sciences
  • Basic Principles of Political Theory- I
  • Indian Political Thought- I
  • Indian Government and Politics – I
  • Western Political Thought – I
  • English Writing
  • Basic Principles of Political Theory- II
  • Indian Political Thought- I
  • Indian Government and Politics – I
  • Research Methodology in Political Science
  • Western Political Thought – I
  • Alt. English/MIL
Summer Internship I
Year II Semester - III Semester - IV
  • Public Administration – I
  • Major Constitutions of the World – I
  • International Relations – I
  • Political Sociology – I
  • Democracy in India
  • Major Issues in Contemporary Politics – I
  • Public Administration – II
  • Major Constitutions of the World – II
  • Political Sociology – II
  • Major Issues in Contemporary Politics – II
  • Environmental Studies
  • International Relations – I
Summer Internship II
Year III Semester - V Semester - VI
  • Modern Political Ideologies
  • Politics of North East India – I
  • Women and Politics with special reference to India
  • Political Ideologies – I
  • International Organization – UNO
  • Local Self Government in India – I
  • Politics of North East India – I
  • Political Ideologies – II
  • Local Self Government in India – I
  • Human Rights
  • Social Movement in India
  • Foreign Policy of India

The program structure is subject to periodic review.