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DU M.A Political Science 2021 Syllabus - List of Elective Courses

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajPublished On: February 26, 2021

You can check the detailed syllabus of DU M.A Political Science 2021 here along with the list of elective courses here.

DU M.A Political Science 2021 Syllabus

Delhi University has revised the syllabus for M.A in Political Science. The new syllabus will be effective from the 2021 academic session. Delhi University's  M.A in Political Science program is a two-year course designed to impart the core and elective courses, both foundational as well as advanced knowledge to students in the field of political science. The syllabus covers the entire spectrum of six sub-disciplines of Political Science including Political Theory, Indian Political Thought, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Indian Politics and Public Administration.

The Department will offer four core paper in the first semester. Whereas in the second semester, students will have to opt for two open elective papers. The third semester consists of four elective papers.

DU MA Political Science Syllabus 2021

Semester Wise Syllabus followed for M.A. in Political Science Course followed in the Delhi University is mentioned below:-

1st Semester

Domain

Course Number

Title of the Course/ Major Topics

Core 1

PS-C 101

Debates in Political Theory

Core 2

PS-C 102

Theories of International Relations

Core 3

PS-C 103

Politics in India

Core 4

PS-C 104

Themes in Indian Political Thought

2nd Semester

Domain

Course Number

Title of the Course/ Major Topics

Core 1

PS-C 101

Comparative Political Analysis 

Core 2

PS-C 102

Administrative Theory

OE 2

PS-C 103

To be chosen from Open Elective papers offered by the Department of Political Science

(Open Elective Course are mentioned below)

OE 2

PS-C 104

3rd Semester

Domain

Title of the Course/ Major Topics

Elective-1

To be chosen from 30 to 40 papers from the six subdisciplines: Political Theory, Indian Political Thought, Indian Politics, Public Administration, Comparative Politics and International Relations.

(Elective Course are mentioned below)

Elective-2

Elective-3

Elective-4

4th Semester

Domain

Title of the Course/ Major Topics

Elective 1

To be chosen from 30 to 40 papers from the six subdisciplines: Political Theory, Indian Political Thought, Indian Politics, Public Administration, Comparative Politics and International Relations.

(Elective Course are mentioned below)

Elective 2

Elective 3

Elective 4

Skill Based Compulsory Course 1

Applied Political Science

List of Elective Courses

The list of elective courses or major topics followed for M.A Political Science is mentioned below:-

Course Number

Title of the Course/ Major Topics

PS-E 01

Ethics and Politics

PS-E 02

Global Justice and the South

PS-E 03

Themes in Citizenship

PS-E 04

Theory and Practice of Democracy

PS-E 05

Critical Traditions in Political Theory

PS-E 06

Democracy and Violence: Contestation, Convergence and Discourse

PS-E 07

Key Ideas in Contemporary Critical Theory in India

PS-E 08

Ambedkar in Contemporary India

PS-E 09

Gandhi, Autonomy and Discourse

PS-E 10

Dalit-Bahujan Thought

PS-E 11

Contemporary Explorations in Tagore

PS-E 12

Discourses on Hindu Nationalism

PS-E 13

Culture and Politics in India

PS-E 14

Social Conservatism in India

PS-E 15

Social Exclusion: Theory and Practice

PS-E 16

Indian Strategic Thought

PS-E 17

Gender in International Relations

PS-E 18

State and Society in Pakistan

PS-E 19

Pakistan and the World

PS-E 20

The Politics of Violence in South Asia

PS-E 21

Security Studies

PS-E 22

Comparative Federalism: Theory and Practice

PS-E 23

The Modern State in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 24

Social Movement and Revolution

PS-E 25

Politics of South Asia in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 26

Constitutionalism in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 27

The State in Diverse Political Traditions

PS-E 28

Society, State and Politics: Comparing India and Israel

PS-E 29

Religious Nationalism and Political Violence

PS-E 30

The Politics of Identity in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 31

Nationalism in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 32

Identities and Political Transformation in India

PS-E 33

Development Process and Politics in India

PS-E 34

Democracy and Human Rights in India

PS-E 35

Politics and Ethnic Conflicts in J&K

PS-E 36

Law, Crime and Politics in India

PS-E 37

State Politics in India

PS-E 38

Indian Polity in State Society Interactions

PS-E 39

Elections and Electoral Process in India

PS-E 40

Public Institutions and Governance

PS-E 41

Institutions, Development and Poverty

PS-E 42

Collaborative Governance Transforming Engagements in Public Management

PS-E 43

Corporate Citizenship and Governance: Theories and Practices

PS-E 44

The Political in Local Governance

PS-E 45

Environmental Policies & Politics

PS-E 46

Politics of Knowledge

PS-E 47

Marx’s Politics: Labour, Equivalence, Rights

PS-E 48

Politics and Psychoanalysis

PS-E 49

Political Theology Debates

PS-E 50

Black Radical Tradition

PS-E 51

Comparative Political Theory

PS-E 52

Egalitarianism: Theory and Practice

PS-E 53

Theorizing the Politics of Diversity

PS-E 54

Interpreting Indian Classical Texts

PS-E 55

Modern Indian Political Thinkers

PS-E 56

Regions and Regionalism

PS-E 57

India in World Affairs

PS-E 58

Power Transition and the Dynamics of Foreign Policy in International Relation

PS-E 59

Conflict Analysis

PS-E 60

‘Worlding’ International Relations: Perspectives from the Global South

PS-E 61

Islam and International Relations

PS-E 62

International Relations of South Asia

PS-E 63

United States of America in the Transforming Global Order

PS-E 64

China's Role in Contemporary World

PS-E 65

Citizenship and Borders

PS-E 66

North America in Comparative Perspective

PS-E 67

Contemporary Debates in Indian Federalism

PS-E 68

Political Parties and Party system in India

PS-E 69

International Political Economy

PS-E 70

Key Texts in Political Philosophy

PS-E 71

Public Policy

List of Open Elective Coursea

The list of elective courses or major topics followed for M.A Political Science is mentioned below:-

Course Number

Title of the Course/ Major Topics

PS-OE 01

Ethics and Governance

PS-OE 02

Understanding the International

PS-OE 03

Political Institutions and Processes in India

PS-OE 04

Gender Studies

PS-OE 05

Development

PS-OE 06

Security: An Interdisciplinary Discourse

PS-OE 07

Environment

PS-OE 08

Human Rights: Challenges and Concerns

PS-OE 09

Research Methods in Political Science

PS-OE 10

Digital/Social Media and New Public

DU M.A Political Science Seat Matrix

In total DU offers a total of 552 seats for the M.A. Political Science course which is further distrubted as follows:

Exam Type

General

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

Total

Entrance Based

127

41

21

75

12

276

Merit-Based

127

41

21

75

12

276

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