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  Shri Balaji Sansthan Deulgaon Raja's  


Deulgaon Raja-443 204, Dist. Buldhana (M.S.)
(Affiliated to Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University)
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About Department

   The Department of Political Science is one of the most active, vibrant and premier department at Shri Vyankatesh Arts, Commerce and Science College Deulgaon Raja. This Department was started in 1967 from the opening of this college and it has a glorious past and looks forward to more glorious future. Former Nagpur University registrar and senior academician Late Balraj Aher was the first teacher of this department. The department is having the legacy of eminent scholar as a faculty members of Prin. Dr. D.A. Ethape. He has many publications at his record and an outstanding research work in Political Science as well as History
   Political Science is offered as a major subject for the Bachelor of Arts programme to students interested in learning the political world around them, and to students seeking career options in government and related fields. Students study the Constitution of India, structure of Local Governments, State Governments, Central Government, Government of U.K., U.S.A. & China, International Relations & Organizations, Political Theory etc.

  1. To Increase knowledge of the political science discipline; its principal theoretical frameworks and applications, conceptual vocabulary, and methods of inquiry
  2. To increase understanding of basic facts and concepts about political system (Indian & around the world).
  3. To develop politico-analytical thinking among the students in the field of education and research.
  4. To promote political interpretations of changes in the society.
  5. To promote the principles of Liberty, equality. Fraternity in human society.
  6. To enhance participatory democratic practices through citizen-building.

Thrust Areas of the Department::
  1. Indian Constitution
  2. Indian Government and Politics
  3. World Politics and international relations
  4. International organizations and role of India
  5. Comparative Politics
  6. Political concepts and ideologies
  7. Political Theory
  8. Women Studies
  9. Panchayat Raj Institutions
  10. Syllabus of MPSC & UPSC

Sectors Career/Job
Civil Services UPSC: Join the IAS/IFS/IPS after passing qualifying exams.
State Public Service Commission after passing qualifying exams
Staff Selection Commission after passing qualifying exams
Banking Services Grade I officer level through the Banking Services Recruitment Board
Media related careers (with or without a Diploma in Journalism) Television : Journalists, Reporters, Sub-editors, Anchorpersons, Analysts, Forecasters, Specialists, Poll Analysts
Print media : Reporters, Sub-editors, Writers, Reviewers, Syndicated Columnists, Freelance Journalists, Critics
Academic careers Teachers in High School
Teachers in Junior College (with a Masters Degree in Political Science)
Teachers in Senior College (with a Masters Degree in Political Science) After Post Graduation one can opt for NET or SET/ SLET or Ph. D.
Business and Entrepreneurship Researchers, Subject Experts, Investigators, Data collectors in Government Institutions like the All India Institute of Local Self Government, OR in foundations such as the Ford Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, or in Think Tanks and Advisory Bodies such as the Center for Policy Research
Public Policy Research Consultants, Analysts, Researchers, Social workers, Social Political Activists, propagandists, public relation officer with Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies such as Amnesty International, AGNI, and United Nations and its related organizations.
Law (with LLB) Practice legal profession, Indian judicial Services Exam (IJS) exam to become a Judge. Corporate houses, law agencies, law firms, litigation, administrative services and many more.

Employability Potential of the Program-

    The course offers a set of skills which are an excellent preparation for public policy making, policy analysis, legal fields, international relations, diplomacy, political consultancy, public affairs, academics and research. The department believes in helping the students to grow as good human beings and responsible citizens, not only good students. Department promotes interdisciplinary thinking and creates opportunities for the students. The Department of Political Science aims to strive for students success to help them achieve excellence in their chosen field. Political Science is a dynamic career oriented subject. A degree in Political Science prepares students for careers in politics and government, legal profession, journalism, mass media and other public/administrative professions, as well as the NGO sector. It is a very popular optional subject amongst civil services aspirants.
   Political Science students have the advantage of learning and knowing about government policies, rules and regulations - knowledge that is increasingly important in today's business world. Political science graduates have even chosen careers in different sector like political parties survey, media exit-pol survey, political analytical agency, personnel, marketing, advising, banking, finance, and public relations. With some work experience, you may also find yourself able to work in both the private and public sectors.
One thing you should keep in mind is that your future employer will likely be looking for people who can do the following:

  • communicate clearly, present ideas persuasively (orally or in writing)
  • argue and debate constructively and respectfully
  • negotiate and mediate conflicts successfully
  • plan, make decisions and implement them effectively
  • provide effective leadership

The study of political science can equip you with all these skills.
   Obtaining a Bachelor degree there are many career opportunities. Not only does it enable you to understand the nuances of local and National politics, but you also develop analytical and critical thinking skills.
   Equipped with these skills, you can find employment opportunities in central, state, or local government agencies, enter into politics, law, social services, or academia, pursue political journalism, or aim to become a civil servant/political advisor.
   Political Science is a versatile and fortuitous liberal arts stream. As mentioned earlier, B.A. degree with political science opens up new career possibilities before you. Below are three reasons why you should enroll in a graduate program with Political Science:

  • You develop skills like negotiation & communication skills, writing skills, generic and analytical reasoning, and public response management.
  • It equips you to choose from many promising careers such as law, education, journalism, politics, civil services, etc.
  • It prepares you to enter the national/international political scene as you will be well-versed with historical and current affairs

B.A. in Political Science: Employment Opportunities

As a Political Science graduate, you will have access to some of the most respectable career options, such as:
1. Teaching
A career in academia is perfect for people who are passionate about teaching and grooming students on matters related to Political Science, Politics, and Polity. You can either be a school teacher While teaching at the school level demands a B.Ed.
2. Journalism
Since a substantial portion of modern journalism covers politics and political matters, journalism is an excellent field for Political Science graduates. Having a thorough understanding of politics, political systems, and the national/international political environment makes Political Science graduates ideal candidates for roles like Political Journalist/Editor or Political Correspondents.
3. Law
While pursuing an B.A. course in Political Science, candidates develop and hone analytical, critical thinking, and decision-making skills. These skills are immensely valued in Law. However, to enter into Law, you need to complete a 3-year LLB course and clear the All India Bar examination administered by the Bar Council of India.
4. Politics
Politics makes up a crucial aspect of every nation, and it is an obvious choice for Political Science students. After getting an B.A. degree in Political Science, you can start working under a Political leader or directly begin your political journey as a Politician/Political Analyst/Political Advisor. Usually, Political leaders receive monthly along with numerous other benefits.
5. Civil Services
The Indian Civil Services is undoubtedly the most prestigious and respectable career choice for young aspirants. As for Political Science graduates, IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and IFS (Indian Foreign Services) are the two most popular choices.
Since the general science paper of both the preliminary and main exams of Civil Services contain several Political Science questions, Political Science students certainly have the edge over candidates from other streams.

1. Government Affairs Director
As the name suggests, Government Affairs Directors supervise and direct public relations team and manage policies related to local, state, and central government matters. They build and maintain beneficial relationships with relevant government agencies, committees, and legislative bodies.
They design corporate policies, strategies, and plans as per government laws and regulations. They examine how the new and updated government regulations affect businesses and offer befitting suggestions to help the company navigate through the changes.
2. Political Consultant
Political Consultants have extensive knowledge of the political process. Their primary responsibility is to devise effective political strategies and campaigns for electoral candidates to influence voters and gain support from the majority.
Political Consultants also create favorable stories about political candidates to paint them in a positive light and influence their media image. Sometimes, they also conduct surveys to understand the inclinations and reactions of voters towards political candidates.
3. Public Relations Specialist
Public Relations Specialists handle the responsibility for maintaining and improving the reputation of a company or an organization. Their job is mainly media-centric. Thus, they work closely with media agencies and journalists to place favorable news and stories about their clients before the common mass.
Public Relations Specialists draft press releases, write blog posts, manage social media accounts, and organize press conferences and other events to attract media attention and promote their client. They are master negotiators and orators who are always up to date with the industry’s current affairs, policies, and laws.
4. Political Anyalist
Political Scientists focus on studying the origin, development, and operation of political systems around the world. They also learn and research political ideas and policies, political trends, and analyze governments. Their research usually pertains to the four core areas – political theory, national politics, comparative politics, and international relations.
While Political Scientists use qualitative methods to gather information from disparate sources, they use different quantitative methods to develop political theories. Political Scientists may sometimes don the role of a Policy Analyst for organizations with labor unions and political groups.
5. Intelligence Analyst
Intelligence Analysts are employed by high-level government intelligence agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Department of Criminal Intelligence, Directorate of Military Intelligence, Defence Intelligence Agency, Indian Political Intelligence Office, and National Investigation Agency, to name a few.
They closely study the behavior and actions of particular groups that are considered security threats, analyze leadership patterns in such groups, and gather information from multiple sources. Intelligence Analysts present their findings in detailed reports and brief to agency executive and political leaders.
6. Policy Analyst
Policy Analysts are primarily responsible for changing, adjusting, and implementing new public policies, laws, and regulations. They may either work under a government or for NGOs and for-profit companies.
Policy Analysts policy design a sound thesis and compelling draft arguments for/against adopting a particular policy or law. They may specialize in specific areas (corporate policy, public policy, energy policy, etc.), or they may focus on a government or organization’s general political functions.

  • Academician:- There is a wild scope for pursuing an academic career on India. Those who choose to pursue future education can in turn become lectures and professors.
  • Public Administrator:- As a Public Administrator the political science post graduate with his knowledge can play an important role in decision – making and implementation of policies.
  • Political Content Writer:- Political Science post gradates can also become political content writer. His work is to write contemporary and historical issues.
  • Archivist:- A Political archivist is responsible for assessing collecting, organizing, maintaining important records which process long term value.
  • Legislative Assistant:- Most people are unaware of the fact that Members of Parliament and other elected representatives and officials often hire assistants who can help them with their legislative duties.
More career opportunities....

Most students think that a Political Science degree means you want to be a politician, but it can also lead to many other exciting careers. Here are just a few:

  • Journalist
  • Senior bureaucrat, including Deputy Minister
  • Researcher in private companies
  • Member of India's diplomatic and foreign services
  • Government worker, including customs officer and employment insurance officer
  • City planner
  • Non-government organizations (NGO’s)
  • Police officer
  • Social worker
  • Community activist
  • Constituency office worker
  • Project officer
  • Communications officer with a government organization
  • Election Campaigning Advisor