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Programme Outcomes


A graduate in Political science is a person who embodies a curiosity towards the political puzzles that confront them and is endowed with the ability to apply various tools to comprehend them. The undergraduate course has been designed to help students become well-rounded individuals who can think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. Political science graduates receive a strong training in foundational concepts enabling them to distinguish and delineate features of each. This level of inquiry is further complicated as they proceed through the curricular semesters; enabling them to engage in systematic reflection of a kind that distinguishes their understanding from that of a lay person. Given this diverse skill set and knowledge basket that the graduates have; the learning outcomes enable them to seek gainful employment and engagement in diverse sectors such as academics, journalism, law, social work, government agencies and research organisations, human resource development, management, and also the bureaucracy.

After reading the course, the learner would: -
• understand the various traditions and approaches of political theory and appreciate how they get reflected in organizing social living
• understand multiple frames by which the idea of political community is debated
• understand the significance of theorizing and of applying theory into practice

 understand the dimensions of shared living through different political values and concepts
• appreciate how these values and concepts enrich the discourses of political life, sharpening their analytical skills in the process
• become aware of the manner in which government functions through its various organs
• understand the division of power between various organs of the government at different levels
• gain insights into the inter-connections between social and economic relations and the political process in India.
• understand the challenges arising due to caste, class, gender and religious diversities and also analyse the changing nature of the Indian state in the light of these diversities
• make sense of the specificities of the political processes in India in the light of changes of the state practices, electoral system, representational forms and electoral behaviour
• understand basic concepts, methods and scope of comparative politics, different approaches their strengths & weaknesses and, a deeply understand structures and functions of institutions in comparative perspective
• develop analytical skills to reflect institutional structures and their functioning such as party systems, electoral systems
• better equipped to analyse processes of leadership and conflict management that have become increasingly significant in contemporary administration
• have a comprehensive understanding of both historical processes and contemporary practices in International Relations
• develop analytical skills to reflect on the phenomenon of global governance
• clearly present their own arguments and thoughts about contemporary issues and develop ideas to solve them through logical validation
• identify various tendencies in political philosophical discourse and manage to answer various fundamental questions that confront them
• think about issues and debates in contemporary India from multiple vantage points including its historical significance in the Indian tradition
• be able to develop toleration and respect for diverse opinion and at the same time, to admire and appreciate the plurality within the modern Indian intellectual tradition