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M.A in Political Science

PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POS) (M.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE)

PO1:Political knowledge: Apply the knowledge of politics, state, government and various political issues, eligibility to become good politicians.

PO2:Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze Political problems such as Refugee, Ethnic conflicts, Communalism, etc to arrive at substantiated conclusions using techniques of research, ideas, field survey.

PO3:Development of solutions: Solutions are developed for complex political issues or problems so that government policies can be designed in a way that can benefit public. Governance will be directed towards health, society, Education, environmental policies.

PO4:Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge including Research problems, Field survey, analysis and interpretation of data such as government records, interviews, speeches, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5:Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate research techniques and resources to discover new research and give solutions to political problems with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6: The Politician and society: Apply rationality informed by the contextual and practical knowledge through surroundings and politics to govern society, for better health, security, Education, legal.  Also apply knowledge to become good politician to serve the country.

PO7:Environment and sustainability: Understand the governance or administration in context of societal and environment to bring solutions and demonstrate the knowledge to develop policies that lead to sustainable development.

PO8: Ethics: As Political science deals with humans and society so it helps to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of Good Governance.

PO9:Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10:Communication: Communicate effectively with the political community and with society at large. Be able to comprehend, analyse and write effective research documents. Make effective presentations, become good orator, deals directly with public as a leader.

PO11:Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Political Science and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader of a society or politicians. Manage projects in various political platforms.

PO12:Life-long learning: It provides solid and life-long learning for politics and government of a society so that one can adapt with new political changes and can bring some positive attitude.

 

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

PSO1: Prepares students to pursue higher education in political science; become good politicians and teachers.

PSO2: Prepares scholars who will identify and conceptualize significant research problems of political issues and are qualified to undertake relevant research and contribute newknowledge to thefield.

 

M.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE (Semester- 1)

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 101

Title of the Course: INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT

Course Outcome

  • The course provides descriptive information about Ancient Indian Political Thought, Sources of Indian Political Thought and also covers the difficulties that come in the study of Ancient Indian Political Thought.
  • The course provides understanding of Vedic institutions and literature. Throws light on important ancient thinkers’ political and social ideas such as Manu and Kautilya.
  • It provides descriptive understanding on Ancient Sikh literature of Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 102

Title of the Course: WESTERN Political Thought

Course Outcome

  • Providing an insight into the dominant features of Western Political Thought covering Ancient Greek political thought focusing on Aristotle and Plato.
  • Evaluating the Renaissance period that covers political thought of Reformation and Machiavelli.
  • Critically examining the contributions to the theory of Sovereignty by Hobbes as the founder of the science of materialist politics; Locke as the founder of Liberalism with focus on his views on natural rights, property and consent; and Rousseau’s views on Freedom and Democracy: Marx’s views on Class Struggle and Communism.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 103

Title of the Course: indian Government and politics

Course Outcome      :

  • Providing Knowledge of basic values and philosophy of Indian Constitution as expressed in the Preamble, importance of Constitution, Amendment Procedure.
  • Analytical Understanding of Fundamental Rights, duties and Directive Principles of State Policy, Federal structure with reference to centre-state relations and demand for autonomy.
  • Evaluating the structures of government at the National level such as Union Executive and  Legislature, Judiciary and its working in Indian Democracy.
  • Analytical understanding of state level administration.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 104

Title of the Course: INTERNATIONAl POLITICS

Course Outcome:

Provides understanding on the Emergence of super powers, Cold war era and Bipolarity. Enhances

  • Explaining scope, development and subject matter of International Politics as an autonomous academic discipline.
  • The course discusses the Approaches and methods to study the discipline such as realistic approach, Idealist, Scientific, Decision-making, Marxist and Worlds system’s Model.
  • It analytical understanding of the concept of National Power; International Morality, World Public Opinion, Collective Security, International Law.

 

Semester- 2

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 201

Title of the Course: INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT

Course Outcome

CO1: The course provides information regarding views of Indian thinkers on various political, social issues. It makes students aware of political and national movements occurring during pre-independence period.

CO2: The students will get aware of thinkers ideas on education, society, national movement, etc and can relate them with today’s politics and society.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 202

Title of the Course: WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT

Course Outcome:

CO1: The course gives deep understanding about the ideas and thoughts of western thinkers on various political issues.

CO2: Students get analytical and cognitive understanding of the course. Some important ideas like liberty, democracy, class conflict, etc. are discussed and students will get information to relate it with Indian political system and can find better solution for our Indian politics.

 

Subject Code: MAPS-203 (SEM-2)

Title of the course: Indian Government and Politics

Course Outcomes:

CO1:  Understand the concept of Indian Government and politics.

CO2:  It makes students aware of their political processes and political system.

CO3:  Students will understand of various trending issues in Indian politics such as

Regionalism, Communalism, Caste, Gender.

CO4:  Provides analytical understand of Elections, voting patterns, political behaviour, functioning of government.

CO5: Understanding of political problems and find better solutions for best governmental policies.

 

SUBJECT CODE: MAPS-204

Title of the course: INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Course Outcomes:

CO1: The Course Covers the Important Events Occurred In the History Such As Collapse Of Soviet Union, Its Future Possibilities, Its Drawbacks. It Gives Deep Understanding Of International Politics And Political Events.

CO2: Students Will Get Analytical and Descriptive Understanding of NAM and Worldism So That They Can compare them With Current Government.

CO3: The Course Will Enhance Knowledge About Political Economy At The World Level. It Will Discuss About New Economic And Political World Order For Analytical Understanding.

CO4:  It Will Describe How Power Is Managed At The International Level Through Economic, Defence And Political Means. Issues Related To Power Will Be Discussed.

CO5: The Course Will Make Students Understand The Concept Of Globalization And Its Impact On The World. It Will Also Provide Knowledge On Various Regional And International Organizations That Will Reflect The Essence Of Globalization.

 

Semester-3

 

Subject code: MAPS-301

Subject title: CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT

Course Outcomes:

CO1: The course provides deep and understanding of Contemporary Political thinkers and their ideas. It evaluates the concepts of various thinkers.

CO2: Knowledge on ideas of Marx’s Communism, Historical Determinism, Class Conflict; Lenin’s Soviet Socialism; Stalin political and economic policies; Mao’s Culture Revolution; Gramsci’s Hegemony and civil society; Laski on Rights; Rawls Justice and Nozick’s Entitlement Theory.

 

Subject Code                              :       MAPS 302

Title of the course                               :         Modern Political Analysis

Course Outcomes:

CO1: Provides descriptive knowledge and evaluate Meaning, Nature, Assumptions and Major concerns of Modern Political Analysis. Review the developments in the Political Science since 1900.

CO2: Provide insights on behavioural revolution in Political science and Post Behavioural reactions to it. It also gives understanding of various modern approaches to the study of political science such as System Approach of David Easton; Structural Functional Approach of Almond; Marxian Approach.

CO3: Analytical understanding of the concept of political system; Traditional and modern interpretations of Politics; Political culture and Political socialization.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 303

Title of the Course: POLITICAL Ideologies

Course Outcome:

CO1: Deep understanding of political Ideologies, their meaning and end of ideology debate.

CO2: Analytical and descriptive understanding of ideologies like liberalism, Nationalism, Fascism and Nazism, Marxism, Environmentalism, Feminism. The knowledge provides awareness on such ideologies and students can relate them with their political ideologies.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 304

Title of the Course:  Political Sociology

Course Outcome:

CO1: Provides insights on relation between political and sociology, various approaches to study Political Sociology such as Marxist, System.

CO2: the course provides knowledge on the concept of social stratification in society, whereby it analyses the practice of caste and class in India. It also enlightens on Masses and Elites division.

CO3: Descriptive understanding of political socialization and political culture and its kindes; evaluating the concept of equality and inequality in society; Social changes in India like Westernization, Sanskritizatiom, secularization.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 305

Title of the Course: STATE POLITICS IN INDIA

Course Outcome:

CO1: Provides descriptive understanding on State politics; its significance, Constitutional framework of covering important political posts such as State-Governor, Chief- Minister; Evaluate the Determinants of state politics; center-state relations and demand for autonomy

CO2:Analytical knowledge on Patterns of state politics; Regional political parties in North India and South India; National Commission’s recommendations on Constitutional Review on the State Politics.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 306

Title of the Course: FEDERALISM

Course Outcome:

CO1: Provides descriptive knowledge on federal structure of Indian, whereby developments in Indian federal system are studied; Centre-state relations and emergency provisions.

CO2: Provides insight on Sarkaria Commission and Inter-state Councils; Recent Political parties and their impact on federal process and recent trends and prospects.

 

Semester-4

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 401

Title of the Course: Theory and Practice of Public Administration

Course Outcome:

CO1: The course provides descriptive understanding of Public Administration. It provides knowledge   of how Public Administration works.

CO2: It describes Public Administration role in developed and developing countries. How it functions in these countries. Students will also be able to analyze the knowledge by providing better administrative solutions.

CO3: Students will get deep understanding of Administrative culture and can relate with their country’s Administrative culture.

CO4: The course provides descriptive knowledge on various types of Administration so that student can use them for comparing and relating to Indian Administration. I also discuss about Approaches to the study of Public Administration.

CO-5: it also covers some important issues like public policy, policy making. It will enable students to learn about formulation of governmental policies.      

 

Subject Code      :         MAPS- 402

Title of the Course: Comparative Politics

Course Outcome:

CO1: The course gives deep and analytical understanding of comparative politics. It will enhance the knowledge of comparing various political issues to find better one. The paper will make them learn comparative methods and techniques for research.

CO2:  It will broaden knowledge on elements of comparative politics that can be compared with different political systems of the world. Students will get to know the role of power, authority, influence and political elites in political arena in comparative manner.

CO3: The course will throw light on important political concepts such as Democracy and its interpretations in a liberal and Marxist perspective. Students will be able to compare it with Indian democracy.

CO4:  It also covers the comparative analysis of political parties and pressure groups in different political systems.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 403

Title of the Course: Electoral Politics in India

Course Outcome:

CO1: The course covers the information regarding elections and electoral process in India. It provides the information about emergence of electoral system in India and how it works in present times particularly since 1950.

CO2: the course also gives descriptive and analytical understanding of working of election commission of India, how it conducts elections. Students can critically evaluate their functioning by practically observing the election process in India. It also makes aware students about voting pattern and determinants of voting behavior. Further, it makes students aware of how to choose fair representatives.

CO3: It also provides knowledge on Anti-defection law. How ministers show loyalty or disloyalty to their party. It also throws on electoral process in India in chronological order.

CO4: it informs students about the need of electoral reforms in India and committees related to it such as Tarkunde, Goswami, Indrajit and Gupta. It also provides descriptive knowledge about Majoritarian Parliamentary system vs Representational parliamentary system.

 

Subject Code: MAPS- 404

Title of the Course: PUNJAB POLITICS

Course Outcome:

CO1: The paper gives knowledge on history of Punjab politics and how it evolved. It describes socio- economic bases of Punjab politics. Students of Punjab will get aware of their region’s politics and can observe practically through news, papers or real instances.

CO2: it will also provide analytical understanding on language politics in India and how Punjab got became a separate state from Haryana in 1966 on linguistic basis.

CO3: It gives descriptive knowledge on Political parties of Punjab and their performances. Students will know about them and during elections practically choose a better party by voting. Moreover, they will also observe their working. It will also shed light on coalition, split and merge of these parties.

CO4: Students will know about the concept of autonomy and will analyze why Punjab demand Khalistan. It will provide information about Anandpur Sahib resolution, Akali government’s memorandum, working of coalition governments in Punjab. They will observe whether the demand for state autonomy is good for Punjab or not.

CO5: Students will get historical knowledge on Punjab politics and the implementation of President’s rule in Punjab. They will find out the reasons behind President rule and its impact on present day Punjab politics. It will also make students aware of changing nature of Punjab politics.

 

Subject Code: Mscp- 405

Title of the Course: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Course Outcomes:

CO1: The course covers the practical knowledge on how to conduct research in social sciences.

CO2: Bulid understanding of research methods, design, types of research.

CO3: Provides knowledge on tools to be used in data collection; covers sampling methods; 

CO4: Provides descriptive and practical understanding of Report and theses writing

 

Subject Code: MSCP-406

Title of the Course: WOMEN AND POLITICAL THEORY

Course Outcomes:

CO1: The course provides analytical knowledge on political theories on Women such as Feminist theory and its various types.

CO2: The course provides deep knowledge on various types of feminist theories such as liberal, Marxist, Social democratic, radical and issues related to women in the world.

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M.A Political Science

Eligibility: Graduation with minimum 45% Marks in aggregate or 50% marks in relevant subject
Duration: 2 Years
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