Political science primarily focuses on the study of governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior. Political science subfields include political theory, political philosophy, political ideology, political economy, policy studies and analysis, comparative politics, international relations, and a host of related fields. Political scientists use both humanistic and scientific perspectives and tools and a variety of methodological approaches to study the process, systems, and political dynamics of all countries and regions of the world.
Key to Success
To be successful in political science you should have/ develop:
- Reasoning ability
- Clear understanding of politics
- Ability to analysis and synthesis of information and data
Scope and Opportunities
Teaching, research, politics and publishing are common job opportunities for the political scientist. Career in the governmental bodies, law, business, international organisations, non-governmental organisations or NGO organizations, in campaign management and polling, journalism, and electoral politics are other options.
Political science is a base for a career in social work, human rights, political research and urban planning.
Lifestyle & Social Status
- This career is well above average compared to those of most careers.
- It takes more time to get established.
- It’s an indoor as well as outdoor activity.
Political Scientist work involves:
- Disseminate research results through academic publications, written reports, or public presentations.
- Identify issues for research and analysis.
- Develop and test theories, using information from interviews, newspapers, periodicals, case law, historical papers, polls, and/or statistical sources.
- Collect, examine, and interpret data such as election results and public opinion surveys; report on findings, recommendations, and conclusions.
- Interpret and analyze policies, public issues, legislation, and/or the operations of governments, businesses, and organizations.
- Forecast political, economic, and social trends
- Consult with and advise government officials, civic bodies, research agencies, the media, political parties, and others concerned with political issues.
- Provide media commentary and/or criticism related to public policy and political issues and events.
- Teach political Science
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Reasoning and analytic skills
- Communication skills – both oral and written
- Critical Thinking
- research and evaluation skills
- Results oriented
Current Job Scenario
The demand for political science research is growing because of increasing interest in politics, foreign affairs, and public policy, including social and environmental policy issues, healthcare, and immigration. Experienced professionals earn good remuneration as compared to the beginners.
Political Research Institutes
|Course Options||B.A Political Science||M.A Political Science|
|Academic Eligibility||12th pass in any stream||Any graduate|
|Fees||Rs. 10000 per Annum||Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 per Annum|
|Overall expenditure in Metro||Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs||Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs|
|Overall expenditure in Tier-1||Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs||Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs|
|Overall expenditure in Tier-2||Rs. 70K – Rs. 1.1 Lakhs||Rs. 70K – Rs. 1.1 Lakhs|
|Duration||3 Years||2 Years|
|Specialization||Political theory, Public policy, National politics, Comparative politics and International relations||Political theory, Public policy, National politics, Comparative politics and International relations|
|Affiliation||Respective Universities||Respective Universities|
- Government & advocary job
- Lobbyist profession
- Teaching profession
- Business organization
- Law careers
- University / Institute Level Exams