Programme Details

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science Honours)

  • Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus
  • Open From : 20-Jul-2022
  • Open Until : 01-Aug-2022


Program Structure – BA Political Science Honours

B.A. Honours Program in Political Science at Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) equips the students to understand affairs of state in three ways:  first, by excelling in advanced theoretical and application-oriented curriculum; second, by experiencing political, administrative and policy field through internships; and third, by harnessing the practical world of domestic and international politics to develop original thought while doing dissertation research projects. Skills to be imparted are critical and analytical skills, research skills, public speaking, crisis management and decision making.

Programme Outcome

The Political Science Honours programme is a four-year programme, having Economics and Media Studies as allied subjects, which will facilitate the students to expand their perspectives towards socio-economic and political phenomenon, at national as well as international level. Students will be exposed to critical intellectual thinking from an interdisciplinary perspective.  

By the end of the programme students should be able to:

PO1: Demonstrate a holistic understanding through interdisciplinary inquiry.

PO2: Demonstrate academic expertise in the discipline’s theoretical and applied domain through problem-solving mechanisms.

PO3: Exhibit critical thinking skills by continuous evaluation of empirical political phenomena.

PO4: Engage political communication and social skills to operate in multi-cultural spaces 

PO5: Demonstrate political awareness to understand socio-economic complexities

PO6: Develop sensitivity toward socio-political diversity

PO7: Apply cosmopolitan skills through diversified academic approaches.  

PO8: Demonstrate research skills through constant engagement in field-based studies.

 

Courses and Credits

SEMESTER I

Course Code

Course Title

CC/GE/DSE/AECC/SEC

Credits

BPOH131

Introduction to Political Theory

CC

5

BPOH132

Constitutional Theory and Practice in India

CC

5

BPOH161

Introduction to Political Economy

GE

4

 

English Communication/MIL

AECC

3

 

Common Core

GE

3

Total Credits

20

SEMESTER II

BPOH231

Indian Government and Politics

CC

5

BPOH232

Political Ideologies

CC

5

BPOH261

International Political Economy

GE

4

 

Environmental Studies

AECC

2

 

English Communication/MIL

AECC

3

 

Common Core

GE

3

Total Credits

22

Exit I – Certificate (Sem I & II)

Total Credits in Year I

42

SEMESTER III

BPOH331

Western Political Thought-I

CC

5

BPOH332

Public Administration-I

CC

5

BPOH333

Comparative Political Systems

CC

5

BPOH361

Political Journalism/Media Studies

GE

4

BPOH311

Political Communication

SEC

2 Theory + 2 Practical

4

BPOH381

Internship*

SEC

2

*Internship at local level political institutions like police station, municipality etc.

Total Credits

25

SEMESTER IV

BPOH431

Western Political Thought-II

CC

5

BPOH432

Public Administration-II

CC

5

BPOH433

Introduction to Public Policy

CC

5

BPOH461

Social Media/Media Studies

GE

4

BPOH411

Basic Statistics and Data Analytics

SEC

2 Theory + 2 Practical

4

Total Credits

23

Total Credits in Year II

48

Exit II – Diploma (Sem I to IV)

90

SEMESTER V

Course Code

Course Title

CC/DSE/SEC

Credits

BPOH531

International Relations-I

CC

5

BPOH532

Indian Political Thought-I

CC

5

BPOH533

Introduction to Research Methodology

CC

5

BPOH541A

Multiculturalism and Minorities in India

DSE

4

BPOH541B

 Geopolitics and Risk Analysis

DSE

BPOH542A

Politics of Human Rights

DSE

4

BPOH542B

Social Movements

DSE

BPOH581

Internship

SEC

2

*Internship at state level/national level political institutions and research based organisations

Total Credits

 

 

25

SEMESTER VI

BPOH631

International Relations-II

CC

5

BPOH632

Indian Political Thought-II

CC

5

BPOH633

Indian Foreign Policy

CC

5

BPOH641A

Politics of Democracy

DSE

4

BPOH641B

Federalism in India : Theory and Politics

DSE

BPOH642A

Neoliberalism and Indian State 

DSE

4

BPOH642B

Ambedkar and Nation Building in India

DSE

Total Credits

23

Total Credits in Year III

48

Exit III – Bachelor (Sem I to VI)

138

SEMESTER VII

BPOH731

Quantitative Research Methodology

CC

5

BPOH732

Qualitative Research Methodology

CC

5

BPOH741A

Land, Culture and Tribes in India

DSE

4

BPOH741B

Politics of Gender

DSE

BPOH742A

Politics and Technology

DSE

4

BPOH742B

Environmental Politics in India

DSE

Total Credits

18

SEMESTER VIII

BPOH831

Policy Advocacy

CC

5

BPOH832

Elections in India

CC

5

BPOH841A

Conflict and Security Studies

DSE

4

BPOH841B

International Organizations

DSE

BPOH881

Dissertation?

DSE

4

Total Credits

18

  • ?Dissertation  is a Compulsory DSE

 

Total Credits in Year IV

36

Total Credits at the end of the Programme

Bachelor with Honours (Sem I to VIII)

174

 

Additional Courses

Swayam Portal

https://swayam.gov.in/explorer?searchText=Political%20Science

2 Credits

/12 weeks

VAC/Value Added Course

Seminar and workshop, Films, Politics and Society

Diplomacy

Community Participation

Non-Credit

Open Elective

Students will choose a course from the list of open electives being offered by all departments.

2 credits

  • The courses listed above have to be completed by the student within Semesters I-IV

 

 

 

 

 

Selection process results will be available on https://app.christuniversity.in according to the important dates section. Selected candidates will receive an E-Offer of admission that will be valid up to the date mentioned in the Offer of admission.  
 
All selected candidates must note that admission is provisional and subject to University rules.
 
Selected candidates must download the offer of admission on the ‘Application Status’ link on the University website.
 
To process admission
  • Candidates must choose the preferred date and time from available options to facilitate a smooth admission process.
  • Admission must be processed at the campus where the programme is offered as published in the offer of admission.
  • As per UGC guidelines, fee payment has to be made through online mode.
  • Payment options and details will be available in the offer of admission.
  • Fees for the first year including Admission Registration fee must be paid in full as part of the admission process.
All original marks cards and one set of photocopies must be submitted for verification at the time of admission as mentioned below
  • Class 10 Marks Statement and Class 11/12 Marks Statement (Mandatory).
  • Transfer Certificate (TC) of Class 12 from the last qualified institution must be submitted by 20 October 2022 (Mandatory).
  • Migration Certificate of Class 12 (applicable for all candidates except Karnataka state board applicants) must be submitted by 20 October 2022 (Mandatory).
  • One Stamp size and one passport size photograph formal dress with a white background (Mandatory).
  • Two Copies of the Online Payment Receipt (Mandatory).
  • Copy of valid ID proof (Aadhar Card / Aadhar Enrolment Receipt / PAN Card / Voter ID Card).
  • Candidates falling under any of these categories (NRI / PIO / OCI / SAARC / AFRICA / ASEAN / OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS) have to submit:
  1. Copy of Passport and Visa Details (Mandatory).
  2. PIO / OCI have to produce a copy of the PIO / OCI card whichever is applicable (Mandatory).
  3. Medical Fitness Certificate (MFC) from any recognized medical practitioner certified by the Medical Council of India and
  4. Resident Permit (RP) (If available while applying)
All mandatory documents must be submitted for verification during the admission process.
An undertaking for pending original documents unavailable currently [applicable only for candidates writing/passing their exam in March – June - 2022], must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. These documents must be submitted on or before 20 October 2022.
  • Failure to submit the pending documents will be treated as unsuccessful in the qualifying examination or considered “Not Eligible”, and admission will be terminated from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) without any claim.
  • All admitted students must open an account at South Indian Bank, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Branch as part of the admission process and must carry relevant ID proof (Aadhar Card and Pan Card).
  • The University ID card is a smart card, which is both an ID cum ATM card with a chip containing the student personal details. All transactions within the University campus after the commencement of classes, including fee payment, will be processed only through this card. It is also an access card for Library and other restricted places.
  • Selected candidates who fall under International student category (ISC) should register with the Foreigner Regional Registration Officer (FRRO / FRO) of the Local Police in Bengaluru, India within 14 working days from the date of admission or arriving in Bengaluru.
The date of commencement of the academic Year 2022 will be intimated during the admission process.
Please Note:
  • The University does not collect any capitation/donation other than the fees mentioned on the website.
  • All those admitted to the programme will have to purchase a laptop at their own cost if required by the department.
  • Admitted students who wish to avail bank loan will be provided with a recommendation letter on request by presenting the original fee paid receipt to the Office of Admissions.
  • The decision of the admission committee is final and binding.
 

Applicants may apply for the programme from 11 January 2022 when applications will be available online on the University website till the date applications officially close.

Applications for each programme will close approximately a week before the scheduled selection process.

All applicants must visit the page: https://appstat.christuniversity.in and register by entering NAME (as printed on Class 10 Marks Card), EMAIL-ID and set a password.  (The email id and mobile number provided will be used for sending confirmation and application status-update messages). An applicant can apply for as many programmes using the same ID as long as the prescribed eligibility criteria for the specific programme is fulfilled.

Applicants must have the following documents before filling the application online:

  • Copy of statement of marks of Class 10, Class 11/ 12, (Mandatory).
  • Fill in all the details in the “detailed application” page. Scan and upload a recent passport size photograph (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms formal dress with white background) and click “Submit”. On clicking Submit, a viewable and editable page will appear on the screen. In case you need to make any corrections; you may edit the data/details and then click “Confirm Submission”.
  • Make payment using a card and after successful payment, click on submit. A 9 (Nine) digit Application number will be generated. If unable to print the application form due to system/power/internet failure, logon to https://appstat.christuniversity.in, under the “Application Status” page enter the registered Email-ID and password to view and print the application form. (After payment if you do not receive the 9 (Nine) digit application number, then your application process is incomplete, and payment will go in for refund process. The refund will take about 15 days and must be checked with your bank).

Important

Candidates falling under any of these categories (PIO / OCI / SAARC / AFRICA / ASEAN / OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS) must send the required supporting documents (Copy of Passport, Copy of PIO / OCI card whichever is applicable and Copy of Class 10 & Class 11/12 Marks card) in an A4 size Envelope ONLY through Registered Post / Courier to The Co-ordinator, Office of International Affairs, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka, India, Phone: +91 80 4012 9439.

  • All other candidates will have to carry the application printout, original documents and a set of photocopies to the selection process on the allotted date, time and venue mentioned on the selection process admit card.
  • All applicants must make a note of the username and password, the application number, programme applied for, selection process date and city for all further purposes.
  • All travel arrangements if necessary, have to be made in advance.
  • The Important Dates section must be referred to before filling the application, or candidates can choose the selection process dates while filling the application online.
  • No request for change of date/city will be entertained.
  • Applicants applying while in their final year of schooling must carry the marks card up to the previous year when they report to the selection process venue. Documents to be carried are application printout along with the original class X, and Class XI / XII marks cards and a set of photocopies.
  • Original marks cards and ID proof will be verified during the selection process.

Office of Admissions will communicate with the applicant only through university website www.christuniversity.in under the link “Application Status” or click the link: https://app.christuniversity.in

Candidates falling under any of the below mentioned categories must apply under the International Student Category:

  1. Foreign citizens,   
  2. PIO card holders and   
  3. OCI (Dual Citizens)

International students coming from Non-English speaking countries should:

  • produce evidence of passing the qualifying examination in English medium or   
  • have IELTS 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5 or TOEFL (paper) 550, TOEFL (computer) of 213 or TOEFL (IBT) of 79 scores

Candidates without the above pre-qualifications will have to enroll either for

  • Intensive Certificate course in English Language (Full Time) conducted from March to May each year or   
  • One Semester Certificate course in English Language (Part Time) conducted after regular class hours from June to December.

Note: The International Student category fee structure is binding for the full duration of the programme and cannot be transferred /changed in between.

Candidates from the above listed categories having pursued Indian Educational qualification and who may have applied under the Indian States Category will have to pay the International Student Category Fee. The decision of the Admission committee is final.

Candidates seeking admission through International Student category (Foreign Nationals/PIO/OCI) will have a separate application process, with the following options to apply for any programme at Christ University.

  • Direct mode Application    
  • Online Application form

Candidates falling under any of the below mentioned categories must apply under the International Student Category:

  • Foreign citizens,   
  • PIO card holders and   
  • OCI (Dual Citizens)

International students coming from Non-English speaking countries should:

  • produce evidence of passing the qualifying examination in English medium or   
  • have IELTS 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5 or TOEFL (paper) 550, TOEFL (computer) of 213 or TOEFL (IBT) of 79 scores

Candidates without the above pre-qualifications will have to enroll either for

  • Intensive Certificate course in English Language (Full Time) conducted from March to May each year or   
  • One Semester Certificate course in English Language (Part Time) conducted after regular class hours from June to December.

Note: The International Student category fee structure is binding for the full duration of the programme and cannot be transferred /changed in between.

Candidates from the above listed categories having pursued Indian Educational qualification and who may have applied under the Indian States Category will have to pay the International Student Category Fee. The decision of the Admission committee is final.
Candidates seeking admission through International Student category (Foreign Nationals/PIO/OCI) will have a separate application process, with the following options to apply for any programme at Christ University.

  • Direct mode Application    
  • Online Application form

Email ID for any clarifications: isc.admission@christuniversity.in

For other details: https://christuniversity.in/international-student-category

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(Deemed to be University)

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Karnataka, India

Tel: +91 804012 9100 / 9600

Fax: 40129000

Email: mail@christuniversity.in

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