Assistant Professor, Shivaji College, University of Delhi
The Political Science (Hons) is the study of politics, government, public policies and political processes of political systems, institutions and behaviour. Political Science can also be thought of as the study of relations of power. Political Scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to examine various social issues.
The course is designed to transform students into political analysts, leaders of tomorrow. The course offers an all-inclusive perspective as it draws heavily from the aspects relevant to modern political institutions and its workings in the globalized era. The course provides a well thought out framework of theory, application and practice with enough space to cultivate critical understanding of the issues.
Under the CBCS Course design, the subject has become more holistic and comprehensive with the inclusion of subjects from diverse disciplines through the choice offered to the students. This develops the learning potential and overall value of the subject studied.
The Political Science (Hons) students have excellent job prospects in the fields of civil services, public administration, policy analysts, parliamentary officers, journalists, social scientists, national and international NGOs and social aid workers, lawyers and advocates and teachers so on. While the average monetary benefits differ for various jobs and also depend upon individual profile, it can be said that there exists considerable job opportunities for the graduates with significant mobility and growth prospects. Also, the graduates have wide range of options to choose from in case they decide to pursue higher education.