Political Science

Political Science is defined as the study of politics and government, in terms of its principles, aims and methods. Political Science also plays an important role in the development future leaders.

A student pursuing this course can opt for many career prospects. The subject tries to delve further into serious probing of matters concerning the nation. A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to powerful careers in state and local governments, law, business, international organizations, nonprofit associations and organizations (NGOs), campaign management and polling, journalism, electoral politics; research , university and college teaching.

Student pursuing political science honors as degree course develops an analytical thinking ability after graduation due to the rigorous curriculum of various Indian Universities. The analytical thinking as well as the leadership qualities which the student is awarded after his/her graduation is not only because of the universities but also is supported by the schooling days. During the time of their schooling, the students gain thorough knowledge of history and political science that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career arena.

Hence, Political Science holds up to many careers in its umbrella but students still consider it as a subject studied by Lawyers, Civil Service Aspirants, etc as which is not true because this career prospect is in itself considered full fledged in its growth. The prerequisites of career in Political Science are Leadership qualities, interpersonal relationship, communication skills, good judgment, decision making, and ability to face stress.

Top Colleges/Universities in India Offering Political Science

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University

Courses Offered: M.A. M.Phil.

  • Delhi University

Courses Offered: B.A. (Hons.) Political Science, M.A. in Political Science, M.Phil in Political Science and PhD in Political Science.

  • Jamia Millia Islamia

Courses Offered:  B.A (Hons.), M.A. and PhD

Careers in Political Science

MLC/MLA/MP: Many students hesitate to join politics of our country because it is considered to be a career having undesirable outcomes among youths but nowadays youths are understanding the vitality of a leader and the improvement of education in India with increasing number of alert citizens have led the youth in to participating politics right from college level.

In Indian Political System the members of the house at the state level are called Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and Member of Legislative Council.(MLC). They are paid a monthly salary and are entitled to lot of fringe benefits.

MPs are representatives of people at national level. They may be members in either Lok sabha or Rajya sabha. However, politics should not be understood as a career keeping in view of the definition which is beyond the realm of typical careers

You can pursue the following careers after studying Political Science.

No. Career No. Career
1 Activist, Advocate/Organizer 24 High School Government Teacher
2 Administration, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, etc. 25 Immigration Officer
3 Archivist. 26 Information Manager
4 Budget Examiner or Analyst 27 Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Div.
5 Attorney 28 Journalist
6 Banking Analyst or Executive 29 Labor Relations Specialist
7 Campaign Operative 30 Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
8 Career Counselor 31 Lobbyist
9 City Housing Administrator 32 Management Analyst
10 Congressional Office/Committee Staffer 33 Mediator
11 Communications Director 34 Policy Analyst
12 Corporate Analyst 35 Political Commentator
13 Corporate Public Affairs Advisor 36 Public Affairs Research Analyst
14 Corporate Manager 37 Public Opinion Analyst
15 Corporate Information Analyst 38 Publisher
16 Corporate Adviser for Govt. Relations 39 Research Analyst
17 Corporate Executive 40 Survey Analyst
18 Customs Officer 41 Teacher
19 Editor, Online Political Journal 42 University Administrator
20 Entrepreneur 43 University Professor
21 Financial Consultant 44 Web Content Editor
22 Foreign Service Officer 45 Human Rights Activists
23 Free-lance writer - -

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