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BA in Politics and Governance (Hons.)

Overview

The programme is meticulously designed to impart students with a comprehensive understanding of political theory, comparative politics, political economy, and international relations. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, the curriculum integrates various perspectives, including the politics of culture, poverty, clientelism, citizenship, nationalism, class, caste, migration, and the dynamics of excludable and non-excludable goods. This approach ensures that students gain a nuanced comprehension of the intricate landscape of politics, providing them with a well-rounded knowledge base that extends beyond traditional boundaries.

A unique aspect of the programme is its practical focus on equipping students with the skills necessary for effective political engagement. Graduates are not only adept in political theory but are also trained to run successful political campaigns, assuming roles such as campaign organizers, public opinion analysts, chief of staff in political war rooms, and demonstrating prowess as public speakers, communication analysts, and skilled speech and content writers. This hands-on and practical dimension of the curriculum ensures that students are not only knowledgeable but also well-prepared for the dynamic and ever-evolving field of politics.

Ultimately, the programme positions graduates to make meaningful contributions to the realm of politics and governance. Armed with a multidisciplinary perspective, a deep understanding of political intricacies, and practical skills honed through real-world applications, they emerge ready to navigate the complexities of political landscapes, whether in campaign management, public communication, or other diverse roles within the field.

Duration

Four Years / Eight Semesters

Commence of the course


Course Duration

Four Years


Mode of Study

Eligibility


10+2 from recognized Board / Council with minimum 50% marks.

A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC / ST / OBC (non-creamy layer) / Differently Abled.


Key Features

Tailored academic path with major and minor disciplines, offering flexibility in course selection.

Emphasis on hands-on skill development through participation in volunteer projects.

Strong focus on Sustainable Development Goals and climate change, integrating STEM with Arts and Social Sciences.

Practical field-based learning under expert supervision for real-world applications.

Inclusion of outdoor activity courses for a well-rounded learning experience.

Focus on developing effective writing skills through reporting exercises.

Internship opportunities for practical exposure to the political landscape.

Comprehensive understanding of political narratives, theories, and leadership dynamics, along with the ability to identify class, caste, and gender dimensions in political campaigns.

Programme Structure

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme are poised for versatile roles in the political landscape, ranging from political campaign strategists and electoral candidates to chief staff positions in political war rooms. They are well-prepared for nuanced governance roles, understanding the class, caste, and gender dimensions of political campaigns. Additionally, their comprehensive political knowledge, analytical reasoning, and critical thinking skills equip them for impactful roles in think tanks, corporate sectors, legislative assistants through programs like LAMP Fellowship, autonomous bodies like Niti Ayog, and district administration. Internships further enhance their practical acumen, spanning project-based initiatives, corporate environments, and partnerships with think tanks, providing a diverse exposure to the multifaceted realms of politics and governance.

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