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What is political SciencePolitical science is the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior. It is often known as the study of politics.
Aristotle, who is traditionally referred to as the father of Political Science, considered Political Science as the master of all sciences or the supreme science

Details of Public administration – Political Science is art and science, because it is required both theoretical knowledge and practical value. 

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  • Political Science is the study of constitution (The Constitution is the highest law of the land) of a country and different political aspects.
  • It involves the study of governmental, non- governmental systems and operations.
  • Accordingly, Political Science often studies the workings of trade unions, corporations or other forms of groups that need not be ‘political’ as far as law and administration one concerned but have similar complexities of governmental procedures.
  • The study of Political Science also concerns international relations, political theories, history, political economy, foreign policies, public administration, Federation, Information Technology and a number of other academic fields.

An expert in this field is called as Political analyst.

  • Political analysts seek to understand the underlying ways in which power, authority, rules, constitutions and laws affect our lives.
  • Political analyst solve the nations and worlds problem by educating citizens and political leaders, by contributing to debates on political issues, and by encouraging different ways of looking at the world.
  • The study of political science in depth is based on understanding the negative and positive aspect of Politics - political stability and revolution, repression and liberty, equality and inequality, war and peace and democracy and dictatorship. Further they may focus on political behavior, decision making processes, organizations and public policies.
  • They conduct research on a wide range of subjects- such as political scenario in different nations, major cities and towns; major court decisions on political affairs; relations between India and other countries etc.
  • They analyse the structure and operation of government, election results and conduct public opinion survey on political matters.

Specialization in Political Science  

  1. Political Theory
  2. Public Policy
  3. National politics
  4. International Relations
  5. Comparative Politics
  6. Theories of state
  7. Empirical Data analysis

Political Science course includes 

  • Principles of political science
  • Indian Political system
  • Major governments of the world
  • International relations

Personal competencies

  1. A solid understanding of political system 2. Strong communication 3. Research and evaluation skill 4. Social cause 5. History and culture 6.  Proficiency in constitutional laws 6. Strong impact assessment of policies 7. Logical and methodological thinking 8. good analytical skills 9. Self confidence

Scope/opportunity/ career in public administration  

A student pursuing studies in political science can choose a career according to his/her choice. After completing bachelors/masters program in political science, several opportunities are available in both government and private sectors. Some the careers are mentioned below
Academics,  activist, advocate/organizer, archivist, corporate, government, non-profit, online political data, budget examiner or analyst, business administrator, career counselor, civil service, consulting firms,  communications director, corporate analyst, corporate public affairs advisor, corporate manager, corporate information analyst, corporate adviser for govt. relations, corporate executive, customs officer, editor, diplomacy, online political journal, foreign service officer, free-lance writer, Human Rights Activists,  immigration officer, information manager, intelligence officer, international research specialist, issues analyst, corporate social policy department, journalist, labor relations specialist, lobbyist, marketing research firms,  mediator, policy analyst, political commentator, pollster, public affairs research analyst, public opinion analyst, research analyst, teaching

Courses

Under Graduate

  • B. A Political Science
  • B. A Politics and International
  • B.A Public Relations

Postgraduate

  • M.A in & political Science & Public Administration
  • M.A  Political Science
  • M.A in Public Relations
  • M. A Public policy
  • M.A in Intellectual Property Rights
  • M.A in Local Governance
  • M. Phil political Science 
  • Ph. D in international politics
  • Ph. D political science
  • Ph. D in politics

Diploma

  • Diploma in Panchayat Raj
  • Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Indian Political System and Good Governance

Certificate Course

  • Certificate Courses in Political Science
  • Certificate in Indian Constitution and Panchayati Raj

 

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