- To promote familiarity with problems in the implementation of specific areas of public policy. Learners would thus acquire skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities.
- To create awareness of the crucial questions raised by classical and contemporary political philosophers, and of some of the solutions proposed by them to answer fundamental questions about the role of politics in human life.
- To impart knowledge and develop understanding of nation’s political institutions, political culture, and political ideologies, as well as how public policy is decided upon and implemented.
- The programme provides option for specialising in Political Theory, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Indian Government and Politics.
- The aim of the Master’s Degree in Political Science (MAPS) is to provide the learners a sound base in political studies by an in-depth investigation into a broad range of political phenomena at the national, regional and international levels.
After completing the course learners will be able to:
- Comprehend the basic structures and processes of government systems
- Assess their knowledge and experience for accumulating and interpreting data applicable to the discipline of political science.
- Develop ability to formulate and construct logical arguments about political phenomena and ability to evaluate these through empirical and theoretical methods
- Can opt for enormous opportunities in the federal, provincial, and local governments whose institutions include the executive, legislative and judicial branches, civil society organizations, such as non-governmental organizations (ngos), and in the private sector as policy analyst legislative, assistant, public relations specialist, social media manager, marketing research analyst, political consultant, and many more.
- Can also prepare themselves for a career in teaching and research
Highlights of the Programme:
Duration of the Course – Minimum: 2 years, Maximum: 5 years.
Weekend for 4 hours (preferably on Sundays)
Conduct of Classes : Weekend for 4 hours (preferably on Sundays)
Course Fees : Rs 5000/Year
Eligibility Criteria : Graduation or +3 Pass in any discipline
Evaluation – Based on Assignments, Term end Examinations and Project work (viva voce + Report) Course Coverage – Theory, Practical and Project Work.
- Learners with graduate degree in the discipline of Political Science or graduates in any other discipline who have a keen interest and are ready to explore career opportunities in Political Science such as Political theory, Public Policy, National Politics, International Relations, Comparitive Politics,etc.
- Learners who wish to know political system and willing to do research on it.
The Course shall be taught through the interactive,
- Self-guided Learning Materials,
- OERs as reference materials,
- Week-end Counseling Classes,
- Video Lectures,
- Project Works
||Title of the Course
|Semester 1 (16 Credits)
||International Relations: Theory and Problems
|Semester 2 (16 Credits)
||India: Democracy and Development
||Comparative Politics: Issues and Trends
|Semester 3 (Choose any 16 credits only)
||India and the World
||Western Political Thought
||Social and Political Thought in Modern India
||Peace and Conflict Studies
||Social Movements and Politics in India
||State Politics in India
||Decentralization and Local Governance
||Sustainable Development: Issues and Challenges
|Semester 4 (Choose any 16 credits only)
||Non-Violent Movements after Gandhi
||Gandhian Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolution
||Conflict Management, Transformation & Peace Building
||Civil Society, Political Regimes and Conflict
||Globalization and Environment
||Gandhi’s Political Thought
Programme activated in following Study Centres:
- Govt. Autonomous College, Angul (0101)
- Fakir Mohan Autonomous College, Balasore (0201)
- Bhadrak Autonomous College, Bhadrak (0401)
- Rajendra (Auto) College, Bolangir (0501)
- Model Degree College, Boudh (0601)
- JKBK College, Cuttack (0701)
- Deogarh College, Deogarh (0801)
- Sri Krushna Chandra Gajapati (Autonomous) College, Paralakhemundi (1001)
- S.B.R. Govt. Women's College, Berhampur (1101)
- Swami Vivekananda Memorial (Autonomous) College, Jagatsinghpur (1201)
- Narasingh Choudhury (Autonomous) College, Jajpur (1301)
- Vyasanagar Autonomous College, Jajpur-Road (1302)
- Baruneswar Mohavidyalaya, Arei, Jajpur (1303)
- Govt. (Auto) College, Bhawanipatna (1501)
- S.M. Govt. Women's College, Phulbani (1601)
- Dharnidhar Autonomous College, Keonjhar (1802)
- BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar (1901)
- Prananath College (Autonomous), Khurda (1902)
- Vikram Deb (Auto) College, Jeypore (2001)
- Government College, Koraput (2002)
- Balimela College Of Science and Technology, Balimela (2102)
- MPC Autonomous College, Baripada (2201)
- Nayagarh (Autonomus) College, Nayagarh (2401)
- Samanta Chandra Sekhar (Autonomous) College, Puri (2601)
- G.M. University, Sambalpur (2801)
- Sonepur College, Subarnapur (2901)
- Rourkela Government Autonomous College, Rourkela (3001)