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B.A History, Political Science

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.

Programme Outcomes

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.

Program Matrix

SemesterCourse TitleLecture HoursCredits
IDSCA1 – Core Concepts in Political Science- I33
DSCA2 – Core Concepts in Political Science- II33
DSCB1 – Early Indian Social History: Images from Texts and Archaeology33
DSCB2 – South India till the Twelfth Century: Cities, Kings and Renunciants33
OE 1 – Historical Perspectives of Indian Cinema (Open Elective)33
AEC1 – Environmental Studies22
Value-based Course22
IIDSCA3 – Western Political Thought33
DSCA4 – Indian National Movement & Constitutional Development33
DSCB3 – Indian History from Early Medieval to the fifteenth Century33
DSCB4 – Emergence of Political Configurations in India till the Eighteenth Century: Kings and Kingdoms33
OE2 – (Open Elective) History Through Indian Literature / History of Music in Modern India33
Value-based Course22
IIIDSCA5- Political Theory I33
DSCA6- Political Theory II33
DSCB5- Era of Colonisation In India33
DSCB6 – Reforms and Revolutions in Europe33
OE3 – (Open Elective) Women in India Since 19th Century / Bengaluru and its Heritage33
Value-based Course22
IVDSCA7- Indian Constitution- Institutions33
DSCA8 – Indian Constitution- Processes33
DSCB7- National Movement in India33
DSCB8 – Conflict and Integration – 20th century World33
SEC 422
AEC2 – India & Indian Constitution22
Value-based Course22
VDSCA 9 – Public Administration I44
DSCA10– International Relations44
DSCB9 – Caste in Modern India: Historical Perspectives44
DSCB10 – Contemporary World44
DSCB11 – Cultural History of Modern India44
Vocational I33
SEC 522
Value-based Course(Optional)22
VIDSCA12- Public Administration II44
DSCA13 – International Relations: Institutions44
DSCB12 – History of People’s Movements44
DSCB13 – India After Independence44
DSCB14 – Environmental History of Modern India44
Vocational II or Internship22
SEC 622
Value-based Course(Optional)22



  1. 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
  2. Student must opt for one of the discipline as major in the fourth year.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  • Journalism
  • Policy Analyst

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.


For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.

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