DU MA Political Science – Syllabus, Eligibility, Seats, DUET, and More

DU MA Political Science – Syllabus, Eligibility, Seats, DUET, and More

MA Political Science at Delhi University is one of the popular courses in India that have produced India’s top civil servants, leaders and politicians. 

Do you want to get admission into DU MA Political Science? Then read on, we have covered all important details related to this course. 

Delhi University’s Art Faculty Department of Political Science conducts the course in MA Political Science. In addition, the Department also conducts MPhil and Ph.D. programmes as well. 

There are a total of 628 seats in the MA Political Science course at Delhi University. Despite that, thousands of thousands from all over India apply for the course. Due to that competition to secure a seat has been increasing each year. 

However, before you jump the gun, we recommend you check all the details related to MA Political Science at Delhi University in this article. 

We have you covered for everything. At any point, you feel like asking questions, then use the comment box at the end of the article. 

We are happy to answer all your questions in detail. 

 

Delhi University’s Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science is located at the corner of the North Campus Arts Faculty near the Department of Mathematics. 

The nearest metro station, which is Delhi University metro station is 10-15 minutes walking distance, and 15-20 minutes from GTB Nagar metro station. 

Learning Skills Institute office is near to GTB Nagar metro station Gate No. 4, therefore it is almost the same distance from our office. 

The building is relatively new with only a decade old. Moreover, the infrastructure is state of the art, and classrooms are spacious. 

 

MA Political Science DU Course Structure

Delhi University introduced CBCS in PG courses in 2021. Therefore, the DU MA Political Science programme was also updated as per the CBCS guidelines. 

The annual term end examination has been replaced by the semester-based assessment. 

Following table describes the credit system of the MA Political Science course at Delhi University: 

Sem. Core Courses Elective Courses Skills Based Course Open Elective Courses
Papers Credits Papers Credits Papers Credits Papers Credits
I 4 20
II 2 10 2 8
III 4 20
IV 4 20 1 2

The MA Political Science programme at DU consists of 6 core courses, 8 elective courses, 1 skills based course, and 2 open elective courses. 

The total credits of the programme are 80, of which 30 credits are from core courses, 40 from elective courses, 2 credits from a skill based course, and 8 credits from open elective courses. 

 

DU MA Political Science Syllabus

DU updated the MA Political Science programme in 2021 as per the CBCS guidelines. Therefore the syllabus was also updated accordingly. 

Following is the MA Political Science syllabus of Delhi University: 

Core Courses Debates in Political Theory (PS-C101), Theories of International Relations (PS-C102), Politics in India (PS-C103), Themes in Indian Political Thought (PS-C104), Comparative Political Analysis (PS-C201), Administrative Theory (PS-C202)
Open Elective Courses Choose from 30-40 papers from the six sub-disciplines: Political Theory, Indian Political Thought, Indian Politics, Public Administration, Comparative Politics and International Relations (OE 01 and OE 02)
Elective Courses Choose from 30-40 papers from the six sub-disciplines: Political Theory, Indian Political Thought, Indian Politics, Public Administration, Comparative Politics and International Relations (Elective, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, and 08)
Skill Based Compulsory Course Applied Political Science (PS-Skill 401)

Download the PDF that contains the detailed MA Political Science Delhi University revised syllabus here

 

Eligibility Criteria for MA Political Science at DU

The admissions to the MA Political Science programme at Delhi University are offered under two categories – Entrance based eligibility and Merit based eligibility. 

The details of Entrance based eligibility is described below in the table: 

Category Id Eligibility Minimum marks
1 B.A. Honors, B.A. Pass, B.A. Degree from any university 50%
2.  Any other graduate (science, commerce etc.) from any university 60%

Following table describes the Merit-based eligibility for MA Political Science at DU: 

Category Id Eligibility Minimum marks
3 B.A. Honors in Political Science from Delhi University 60%

5% relaxation in minimum marks is applicable for reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PwD/CW) candidates in all categories of eligibility. 

Candidates from other courses or universities are not eligible under direct admission (Merit-based eligibility) criteria. 

 

Admission Process for DU MA Political Science

Following table describes steps for candidates applying under Entrance based eligibility (entrance based admission): 

Step 01: Online application and registration is announced for DUET
Step 02: Complete your registration and application for DUET MA Political Science Entrance on DU Admission Portal by NTA (National Testing Agency)
Step 03: Attend the DUET MA Political Science Entrance Test as announced and mentioned on your DUET admit card
Step 04: Shortlisted candidates as per cut off is announced and published on DU official website
Step 05: Shortlisted candidates are invited to take admission on first-come-first-serve basis
Step 06: Provisional admission is given to all candidates, who completed their admission formalities
Step 07: Classes commence in the next month

 

MA Political Science Delhi University Seats Distribution

The total number of seats in the MA Political Science programme at DU is 628. 

Following table shows the seat distribution as per general and reserved categories: 

Type General SC ST OBC EWS Total
Entrance 127 47 24 85 31 314
Merit 127 47 24 85 31 314

Following table shows the seat distribution per college basis in Delhi University:

College Entrance Seats Merit Seats Total Seats
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College 20 22 42
Daulat Ram College 21 19 40
Deshbandhu College 18 20 38
Gargi College 15 14 29
Hindu College 17 15 32
Indraprastha College for Women 15 14 29
Janki Devi Memorial College 8 7 15
Kalindi College 8 8 16
Kamala Nehru College 20 18 38
Kirori Mal College 26 26 52
Lady Shri Ram College for Women 11 10 21
Lakshmibai College 8 8 16
Motilal Nehru College 16 18 34
PGDAV College 12 11 23
Ramjas College 26 26 52
Satyawati College 14 14 28
Shivaji College 12 12 24
Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women 7 11 18
Zakir Husain Delhi College 11 11 22
Maitreyi College 19 21 40
Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College 3 2 5
Mata Sundri College for Women 7 7 14
TOTAL 314 314 628

 

DUET MA Political Science Entrance Test Syllabus

The Department of Political Science at Delhi University decides the syllabus for MA Political Science Entrance. However, the MA Political Science Entrance Test under DUET is conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency). 

According to the Department of Political Science at DU, MA Political Science Entrance Syllabus is Delhi University’s B.A. Political Science Honors. 

Following table gives a highlight of the DU MA Political Science Entrance Syllabus:

Political Theories and Thoughts
Comparative Political Theories and Thoughts
Public Administration Theories and Models
Indian Government and Politics
World and Indian Political History
International Relations Theory and Concepts
India’s Foreign Relations

 

DUET MA Political Science Exam Pattern

Exam Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Total Questions 100
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Total Marks 400
Marks Per Question 4 marks per correct answer
Negative Marks -1 marks per incorrect answer
Conducting body National Testing Agency
Language English and Hindi

 

Previous Year Question Papers of MA Political Science Entrance DU

2018 DU MA Political Science Entrance Question Paper Click here 
2019 DU MA Political Science Entrance Question Paper Click here
2020 DU MA Political Science Entrance Question Paper Click here

 

Preparation Tips for MA Political Science Entrance

At the Learning Skills Institute, we offer an MA Political Science Entrance Preparation Online Course. 

It is a self-paced online course that will help you to start your preparation anywhere in India from the convenience of your home. That too in a very structured and targeted manner. 

Refer to this link here for more info about the course.

 

DUET MA Political Science Entrance Cut Off

The top 10 ranked candidates in MA Political Science Entrance usually secure marks in the range of 70-80 percent in the unreserved category. 

However, candidates securing marks in the range of 55-65 percent are able to secure a seat in the first list for the Entrance result itself. Nevertheless, the cut off can fall up to 45-50 percent in the further admission lists.

 

Career Prospects After MA Political Science from Delhi University

MA Political Science offers limited though lucrative career options after course completion. Following are the top career avenues listed in the table: 

Teaching – Private and Public – Schools, Colleges & Private Institutions
Print, Digital and Electronic Media Jobs
Public-Private Liasoning and Consulting
Career in Politics and Local Administration (Panchayat and others)
Government Jobs – UPSC CSE, SSC CGL and others
Political Writer and Analyst Jobs
Consultation Services to Political Parties
Research Studies – Ph.D., Fellowship, Post Doctoral and others

 

Do you have more career avenues to suggest? Use the comment box below to share with us. 

Also, feel free to ask questions about the MA Political Science Programme at Delhi University, we would love to answer your queries.

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