IGNOU MA Political Science is one of the most-sought after courses. Get all the relevant info about the course here.
The total duration of Masters in Political Science at IGNOU is 2 years consisting of total 64 credits. However, you get 5 years to complete masters.
There’s no maximum or minimum age cap. However, you are required to meet basic eligibility criteria, which is – any graduate from UGC recognized university.
Each year hundred thousands of students in India apply for the course.
The course is vast and in-depth, which makes it difficult. Therefore, each year many students fail the exams in it.
Notably, after course completion, there are lucrative opportunities available in news media, teaching, research, writing etc.
In addition, most of the government entrance exams for jobs have political science subjects as a major part of the course, which makes this course a preferred choice.
In this post, we will cover in detail all important aspects of IGNOU MA Political Science course.
We covered from important information about the course to the admission process, study material for download, previous year question papers, and much more.
Introduction to IGNOU MA Political Science Course
|Course Duration||2 Years|
|Maximum Years to Complete Course||5 Years|
|Delivery Mode||Distance learning|
|Total Course Fee||Rs. 10,800/-|
|Fee Structure||Rs. 5,400/- paid year wise|
|Eligibility Criteria||Any graduate from UGC recognized university/college/institute|
|Medium||Hindi and English|
|School||School of Social Sciences (SOSS)|
|Total Credits||64 (32 credits each year)|
IGNOU MA Political Science Admission Process
Following is the step by step instructions to take admission in IGNOU MA Political Science course:
|1. Visit the IGNOU Admission portal: https://ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in/index.php/site/index|
|2. Click on the ‘New Registration’ button|
|3. Fill up the registration form accurately (follow the instructions given carefully)|
|4. After successful registration comeback to the link in first step|
|5. Login using the your registered email id/username and password|
|6. Fill up the online application accurately|
|7. Upload scanned copies of required documents in prescribed size and format|
|8. Review and confirm application|
|9. Pay fee online for the application and course|
|10. Keep both soft and hard copies of receipt for future use|
|11. Submit the application successfully|
|12. Check your admission status|
Eligibility Criteria of IGNOU MA Political Science
Any graduate (bachelor’s degree) from a recognized university.
Please check your college, institute or university accreditation on competent authority websites such as UGC, AICTE etc.
There is no minimum marks requirement. Therefore any pass graduate in any course can easily apply.
IGNOU MPS Syllabus & Download Study Material PDFs
Students get to study political theories, comparative politics, international relations, public administration, bureaucracy, Indian politics and government.
Following is the detailed syllabus of IGNOU MA Political Science:
|IGNOU MA Political Science First Year Syllabus|
|Module Code||Module Name||Download Study Materials|
|MPS 01||Political Theories||Download Zip Folder|
|MPS 02||International Relations Theories||Download Zip Folder|
|MPS 03||Indian Democracy and Development||Download Zip Folder|
|MPS 04||Comparative Politics||Download Zip Folder|
|IGNOU MA Political Science Final Year Syllabus|
|Module Code||Module Name||Download Study Materials|
|MPSE 01||India and the World||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 02||State and Society in Latin America||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 03||Western Political Thought||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 04||Social and Political Thought in Modern India||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 05||State and Society in Africa||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 06||Peace and Conflict Studies||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 07||Social Movements and Politics in India||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 08||State Politics in India||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 09||State and Society in Canada||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 10||Dissertation||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 11||The European Vision in World Affairs||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 12||State and Society in Australia||Download Zip Folder|
|MPSE 13||Australia’s Foreign Policy||Download Zip Folder|
|MGP 04||Gandhi’s Political Thought||Download Zip Folder|
|MGPE 07||Non-Violence Movements after Gandhi||Download Zip Folder|
|MGPE 08||Gandhian Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolution||Download Zip Folder|
|MGPE 10||Conflict Management, Transformation and Peace Building||Download Zip Folder|
|MGPE 11||Human Security||Download Zip Folder|
|MGPE 13||Civil Society, Political Regimes and Conflicts||Download Zip Folder|
|MED 02||Sustainable Development||Download Zip Folder|
|MED 08||Globalization and Environment||Download Zip Folder|
10 Years Previous Year Question Papers
|Module Name||Download Previous Year Question Papers|
|June 2020 Question Papers||Coming Soon|
|December 2019 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2019 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|December 2018 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2018 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|December 2017 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2017 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|December 2016 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2016 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|December 2015 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2015 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|December 2014 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2014 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|December 2013 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2013 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|December 2012 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2012 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|December 2011 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2011 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|December 2010 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
|June 2010 Question Papers||Download Zip Folder|
IGNOU MA Political Science Assignments
Assignments are the compulsory component and integral part of your course and evaluation.
Moreover, Assignments carry 30 percent weightage in your evaluation rest 70 percent is for exams.
In addition, if you want to appear for the exams, it is mandatory to submit the assignments. Otherwise, you won’t be allowed to appear for the exams in the session.
The assignments have to be submitted before exams at your regional center to your coordinator within the deadlines.
For each session – June and December – IGNOU updates the assignments on its official website here: https://webservices.ignou.ac.in/assignments/ma_polsci.htm
Important instructions about assignments:
- Make sure you write full name, enrolment no., signature, and date on the top right hand corner of the first sheet.
- Write programme name, programme code, course title, assignment module code and name of the study center on the top left hand corner of the first sheet.
Exam Time Table of IGNOU MPS
The term-end examinations for the MA Political Science course at IGNOU takes place twice a year in June and December sessions.
You can appear in any of the sessions as per your convenience provided you’ve completed the minimum period of the course.
Moreover, the term-end exams carry 70 percent, which are very crucial for your overall percentage.
In order to appear for the exams, you will need to submit the assignments and apply before the last dates for June exams (30th March) and December exams (30th September).
The online submission for exam fee is Rs. 120/- per module, which you will need to pay on IGNOU exam portal here: https://exam.ignou.ac.in/
If you wait to secure a minimum pass score, which is 40 percent, then you can again reappear in next term-end exams.
Eligibility Criteria for Term End Exams at IGNOU
You are required to fulfill the following eligibility criteria in order to appear for Term-End exams:
- Paid course fee
- Submitted the assignments for the modules
- Submitted the examination form online
- Paid the exam fee
- Printed out admit card and IGNOU student ID card
IGNOU MA Political Science Course Coordinator Contact Details
Professor S.V. Reddy
Address: School of Social Sciences IGNOU Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068
Students are recommended to contact their coordinator at the study center for timely response and resolution of their queries.
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