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The annual term end examination has been replaced by the semester-based assessment.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|
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:
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|
|Indraprastha College for Women||15||14||29|
|Janki Devi Memorial College||8||7||15|
|Kamala Nehru College||20||18||38|
|Kirori Mal College||26||26||52|
|Lady Shri Ram College for Women||11||10||21|
|Motilal Nehru College||16||18||34|
|Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women||7||11||18|
|Zakir Husain Delhi College||11||11||22|
|Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College||3||2||5|
|Mata Sundri College for Women||7||7||14|
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)|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours|
|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
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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.
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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|
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