Careers after class 12: Political Science

Industry: Politics and International Affairs

What is Political Science?

Political science is the scientific study of politics. It is a social science focusing on the theory and practice of government systems and politics powers at the local, state and international events. It analyses political activities, political thoughts, political behavior, and associated constitutions and laws. A career in Political Science implies a dedication to developing understandings of institutions, practices, and relations that constitute public life and modes of inquiry that promote citizenship.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities include studying the origin, development, and operation of political systems
  • Collecting and analyzing data from sources such as public opinion surveys
  • Evaluating the effects of policies and laws on government, businesses, and people
  • Monitoring current events and policy decisions and forecasting political, economic, and social trends

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Humanities stream (preferable) in class 12 with Political Science

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science
  • B.Sc. in Political Science
  • B.A. in International Relations

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Political Science

Top Institutes for Political Science courses

1. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science

Tenure- 3 years

Website: https://lsr.edu.in/ 

2. Miranda House, University of Delhi (North Campus), New Delhi

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science

Tenure- 3 years

Website: https://www.mirandahouse.ac.in/ 

3. Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. in International Relations

Tenure- 3 years

Website: http://www.jaduniv.edu.in/ 

4. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.9/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. in Political Science

Tenure- 3 years

Website: https://xaviers.edu/ 

5. St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi

Value for Money- 4.7/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science

Tenure- 3 years

Website: https://www.ststephens.edu/ 

Career Progression

Career Progression Political Science

Pay

Pay Political Science

Expert View

Francis Parker Yockey“A political theory seeks to find from history the limits of the politically possible.”

— Francis Parker Yockey
American political philosopher and attorney

 

Christian Lous Lange“Internationalism is a social and political theory, a certain concept of how human society ought to be
organized, and in particular a concept of how the nations ought to organize their mutual relations.”

— Christian Lous Lange,
Norwegian political scientist

Also read: BA Honours program in Political Science

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