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Why BA (Hons) Political Science has emerged as one of DU’s most popular courses

In the previous couple of years, B.A. (Honours) Political Science has emerged as probably the most common attracts for college students looking for admission in undergraduate programmes at Delhi College. It’s mirrored within the excessive cut-offs for the programme throughout schools and seats being stuffed to capability early. On this 12 months’s admissions, two schools—Hindu School and Ramjas School—had a 100% first cut-off for the programme and 10 schools had a primary cut-off of 99% or above. Admissions for unreserved seats within the programme closed in 13 schools. Final 12 months, it was one of many programs for which Woman Shri Ram School for Ladies had set a 100% cut-off and the best first cut-off of 2019 was for B.A. (Honours) Political Science at Hindu School.

Causes behind Political Science’s recognition

The introduction of utilized papers of up to date relevance and restructuring within the sample of UPSC examinations a number of years in the past could have contributed to this surge in recognition, academics recommend.

“It’s a complete programme and for college students aspiring for the civil companies, this emerges as the most suitable choice. Earlier there have been two optionally available papers within the examination which has now been diminished to 1 and there may be extra emphasis on the overall research paper, a superb part of which will get lined in B.A. (Honours) Political Science papers similar to these on constitutional democracy, India’s international coverage, public administration,” stated Hena Singh, a trainer within the Political Science division at Miranda Home, which had its highest first cut-off this 12 months for the programme at 99.75%.

The course can be a well-liked draw for college students who wish to research legislation after finishing their undergraduate programmes for Delhi College.

The restructuring of the programme curriculum within the final decade can be one thing that academics see as a draw.

“There was the introduction of a variety of utilized papers similar to public coverage, worldwide relations, in addition to optionally available papers similar to Public Opinion and Survey Analysis which helps in political analysis, which is in demand. The general public coverage paper has a variety of makes use of each in authorities and the personal sector, and personal universities and IIMs now supply public coverage as a Masters programme. Even an interdisciplinary space like feminism is a vital a part of the DU Political Science programme however with emphasis on what sorts of insurance policies and budgets must be made. With liberalisation, globalisation and market enlargement, there are such a lot of selections for college students to discover with this background,” stated Tanvir Aeijaz, trainer within the Political Science division at Ramjas School.

He additionally instructed that the Political Science programme can be thought of to be simpler for college students than different common B.A. (Honours) programmes similar to Economics which entails arithmetic each as a qualification and as an necessary a part of the programme, and English.

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