Political Science

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Course Name Duration (Years) System Total Seats Reserved Categories
  SC/ST BC Physically Handicapped Others
M.A. 2 Semester 60 15 6 3 5
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in any subject.
  • Bachelor of Arts in any subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Bachelor of Arts in any subject with at least 45% marks in the subject of Political Science/Public Administration/Sociology
  • SC/ST Candidates will be granted 5% marks exemption in eligibility criterion.
  • Any other examination recognized equivalent there to.

Admission will be based on merit of the candidate in the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Head of the Department.


The Department has been specializing in three research areas namely
i. Indian Politics with special reference to State Politics has been recognized by the UGC as thrust area of study under SAP. Already, in depth empirical studies have been conducted on Socio-Political Movements, Dalit Politics, Terrorist Violence, Human Rights, Border Area, Electoral Politics and Changing Nature of Political Processes in Punjab.
ii.          In addition to it the Department has been specializing in two other research areas namely: International Politics and Indian Polity. The focus of research in international politics is on Post-Soviet Central Asia Politics, Climate Change, Immigration Studies and Foreign policy of India, while research areas of Indian Polity are the emergence of Coalition Politics with focus on national and regional parties, Dalits, Backward classes, Minorities, State Autonomy Demand, Movements for New States, Issues of Fundamentalism, Identity, Secularism.


Updated on 15/07/2020.

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