Career Option in Political Science

A. Field description
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B.Education Guide:

Education Details & Eligibility:

To become a Professional in the field of Political Science, one should have a graduate degree (B.A.) in Political Science.
Besides Bachelor degree, post-graduate, diploma and research degree programs are offered by private and government colleges and universities.

Basic eligibility criteria:

+2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the major or Diploma holders in related fields can choose Bachelor degree in Political Science.

Course Duration:

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

  • Diploma in Political Science is one year.
  • B.A (Political Science) is three years.
  • M.Phil Political Science is one year.
  • PG Diploma is two years.

Approximate Education Expenses:

The total expense for doing Bachelor of Arts in Political Science is as follows

  • B.A - Rs.30,000/ per year - (3 Years)
  • M.A - Rs.46,000/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administration.

Additional Skills:

Being a student of Political Science, one must have skills in the following:

  • Analytical skills,
  • Dedication
  • Hard working
  • Ability to face stress.
  • Literacy
  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Good judgment,
  • Administrative competence and
  • Communication abilities
  • Leadership qualities
  • Decision making,

Higher Education Options:

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Master’s Degree or PHD or opt for any certifications. Some of them are:

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Certificate Program in Human Rights (CHR)
  • Certificate in Consumer Protection (CCP)
  • Master of Arts (Political Science)
C.Institutions that offer this Education:

Almost all the deemed and general universities offer Bachelor degree in Political Science.
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D.Job Opportunities and Job Roles:

A Political Science graduate can find openings in many fields and has various jobs available like

  • Law,
  • Public Administration
  • Federal Government Analyst
  • Public Relations.
  • Social Management Organisations,
  • Labour standards,
  • International Agency Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Campaign Operative
  • Labour studies,
  • Labour management,
  • Political communications.
  • Voluntary Organisations.
  • political journalist
  • political  analyst
  • Researcher.

There are many careers for which an extensive training in Political Science is extremely beneficial. This is particularly true for those planning careers in the following fields:

  • Civil Services Examinations.
  • National Eligibility Test conducted by UGC.
  • National, State and Local Government.
  • Foreign Affairs.
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Public Policy Research
  • Election Studies
  • Public Relations
  • NGO Management
  • Legal Profession
  • International Organizations
  • National and international projects
E.Approximate Salary Range:

The salary can be from Rs.7,000 to Rs.15,000 for freshers and increases with experience and knowledge.

F.Related Links:

The Indian Journal of Political Science is the quarterly journal of Indian Political Science Association (IPSA).
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