This undergraduate program will give students a solid foundation into the political theory and practice, and a broad and comparative understanding of the major historical events in India and across the world. The program will enable students to understand the intricacy of political dynamics, Government functioning and ever evolving international relations; and to understand and appreciate the way of life of people, societies, cultures, events and places over ages and their impact on present days.
PO1: To develop skills among students to evaluate the sources, methods, motivations and interpretations behind historical narratives.
PO2: To enable students to learn how to craft and present convincing, well supported arguments with respect to historical events and personalities and its impact in the current context.
PO3: To enable students to recognize and appreciate the diversity of human experiences and how these change over time.
PO4: To build awareness among students about Indian polity, the emerging issues and their impact on Indian Democracy, role of India in World affairs and the contributions of great men towards freedom.
PO5: To develop an understanding of political philosophy, traditions that evolved in Europe from Ancient to the beginning of modern era and to examine the contributions of the Greek, Medieval and early Modern thinker’s Philosophical thought and its application to the contemporary times.
PO6: To get an insight into the functioning of the Indian government and the performance of union and the state governments; appreciate the philosophy of our constitution, and the commitment of the Indian state to its citizenry. It will help the students to develop interest in politics and grasp the dynamics/nuances of the politics, dynamics of leadership and the role of socio-economic, religious, and lingual issues.
|Semester||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Credits|
|I||DSCA1 - Core Concepts in Political Science- I||3||3|
|DSCA2 - Core Concepts in Political Science- II||3||3|
|DSCB1 - Early Indian Social History: Images from Texts and Archaeology||3||3|
|DSCB2 - South India till the Twelfth Century: Cities, Kings and Renunciants||3||3|
|AEC1 – Environmental Studies||2||2|
|II||DSCA3 - Western Political Thought||3||3|
|DSCA4 - Indian National Movement & Constitutional Development||3||3|
|DSCB3 – Indian History from Early Medieval to the fifteenth Century||3||3|
|DSCB4 - Emergence of Political Configurations in India till the Eighteenth Century: Kings and Kingdoms||3||3|
|III||DSCA5- Political Theory I||3||3|
|DSCA6- Political Theory II||3||3|
|DSCB5- Colonial Era In India||3||3|
|DSCB6 - Reforms and Revolutions in Europe||3||3|
|IV||DSCA7- Indian Constitution- Institutions||3||3|
|DSCA8 - Indian Constitution- Processes||3||3|
|DSCB7- National Movement in India||3||3|
|DSCB8 - Conflict and Integration – 20th century World||3||3|
|AEC2 – India & Indian Constitution||2||2|
|V||DSCA 9 - Public Administration I||4||4|
|DSCA10– International Relations||4||4|
|VI||DSCA11- Public Administration II||4||4|
|DSCA12 - International Relations: Institutions||4||4|
|Vocational II or Internship||2||2|
|STUDENT WILL OPT FOR ONE DISCIPLINE AS MAJOR & PURSUE THE 4TH YEAR OF THE HONOURS PROGRAM|
|VII||DSC A13 / DSC B13||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|DSC A14 / DSC B14||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|DSC A15 / DSC B15||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|DSE A1 / DSE B1||3 / 3||3 / 3|
|VIII||DSC A16 / DSC B16||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|DSC A17 / DSC B 17||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|DSC A18 / DSC B18||4 / 4||4 / 4|
|DSE A2 / DSC B2||3 / 4||3 / 4|
- Course Descriptions
• DSC A- Discipline Specific Course Political Science
• DSC B- Discipline Specific Course History
• DSE- Discipline Specific Elective
• OE- Open Elective
• SEC- Skill Enhancement Course
• AEC- Ability Enhancement Course
• L1- English
• L2- Kannada/Hindi/Sanskrit/French/German
- Student must opt for one of the discipline as major in the fourth year.
- Only those students who secure 75% marks or CGPA of 7.5 and above in the first six semesters may choose to undertake research in the 4th year. Honours students not undertaking research have to do 3 to 4 Additional Courses/Entrepreneurship Courses and Internship/Apprenticeship for 12 credits.
- Students who complete the four year program with Research will be awarded BA (Honours with Research) in Political Science with History as minor / in History with Political Science as minor & students’ not undertaking research will be awarded BA (Honours) Political Science with History as minor / BA (Honours) in History with Political Science as minor.
- Civil Service
- Teaching & Research
- Political Analyst
- Museum curators
- Policy Analyst