Master of Arts in Political Science

This online Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) helps learners imbibe advanced knowledge and skills in politics and prepares them to stand out in their careers. The program covers key political science subjects such as political theory, international politics, comparative politics, peace & conflicts, and more. Pursue new opportunities and advance your career in public policy, advocacy, academia, government, and media. Get a boost to your career by attending live classes and recorded sessions from the comfort of your homes.

Program Fee

USD 930

USD 232.5 per semester

Duration

24 months

15-20 hours/ week

Eligibility

Successful completion of bachelor's degree
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    Rankings & accreditations

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    Accredited A+ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council
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    UGC-entitled Online Degrees Equivalent to Campus Degree
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    Amongst India’s Top #101-150 Universities
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    Top Private University in North East (2023)
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    Amongst Top Multidisciplinary Universities in East Zone
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    Program benefits

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    Boost your career in political science

    Boost your career prospects with the required knowledge and skills in political science to stand out in the competitive world. Pursue and stand out in diverse job roles in the government, public administration, academia, law, research, and public service, among others.

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    Fine tune your understanding of politics

    Gain an in-depth understanding of politics and governments at local, national, and global levels through a comprehensive political science curriculum. Learn key subjects like political sociology of India, major ideas & issues in public administration, security studies, and human rights.

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    Master the ability to evaluate political issues

    Develop analytical and critical thinking skills and sharpen your ability to evaluate and resolve complex political issues. This MA in Political Science equips you with valuable research skills which can be beneficial in a wide range of professions.

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    Robust alumni network

    Establish valuable connections with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and gain industry insights that can be invaluable while navigating the competitive job market. Get access to Sikkim Manipal University’s prestigious alumni network.

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    Fully online experience

    Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and placement. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.

    Job roles to explore

    Public Administrator
    Public Administrator
    Political Analyst
    Political Analyst
    Diplomat
    Diplomat
    Political Content Writer
    Political Content Writer
    Lobbyist
    Lobbyist
    Political Campaign Manager
    Political Campaign Manager
    Legislative Assistant
    Legislative Assistant
    Political Journalist
    Political Journalist
    Government Relations Specialist
    Government Relations Specialist
    Academician
    Academician

    Program curriculum

    Semester 1
    Political Theory Indian Government and Politics Major Ideas and Issues in Public Administration Comparative Politics: Concepts and Methods Interpreting Modern India
    Semester 2
    Western Political Thought International Politics: Theory and Issues Politics in India Political Sociology of India Environment & Climate Change
    Semester 3
    Modern Indian Political Thought Research Methodology Governance and Public Policy in India Theory and Practice of Democracy India’s Foreign Policy
    Semester 4
    Gender and Politics Indo-Pacific Emerging Trends International Political Economy Dissertation and Viva Voce

    Get a prestigious degree

    Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Sikkim Manipal University are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.

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    Fee & scholarships

    Total course fee (four semesters)

    INR 75,000

    Each semester

    INR 18,750

    Total course fee (four semesters)

    USD 930

    Each semester

    USD 232.5
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    Easy financing options

    With our no-cost EMIs, we let your learning take the spotlight without the stress of financing.

    Attractive scholarships

    Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, differently-abled people, alumni of SMU, and learners from Sikkim & other Northeast regions of India.

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    Who can apply

    Educational qualification

    Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

     

    Candidates who have completed 10+2 education or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.

     

    Other requirements

    Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.

    Admission process

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    Choose a program
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    Choose the program you want to pursue and register by filling in your basic details & paying the registration fee.

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    Fill in your educational & work experience-related details.

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    Pay
    program fee

    Pay the admission fee for the first semester/year or full program.

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    Upload documents &
    submit application

    Upload supporting documents & submit your application to complete the process.

    Meet our faculty

    Dr. Anmol Mukhia

    Dr. Anmol Mukhia

    Assistant Professor
    Mr. Pawan Rai

    Mr. Pawan Rai

    Assistant Professor
    Mr. Kapil Tamang

    Mr. Kapil Tamang

    Assistant Professor
    Dr. Shabana Mansoor

    Dr. Shabana Mansoor

    Adjunct Faculty
    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah

    Adjunct Faculty
    Lakshmi Priya K.S

    Lakshmi Priya K.S

    Adjunct Faculty
    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar

    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar

    Adjunct Faculty
    Dr. Anmol Mukhia Assistant Professor

    Dr. Anmol Mukhia is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Higher School of Economics University, Moscow, Russian Federation, and completed his PhD at Jilin University, China, and completed his PhD at Jilin University, China, with scholarship by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. Formally, he was an Assistant Professor at Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat. He has also worked as a Consultant at the Department of Trade & Commerce, Government of Arunachal Pradesh (2023). He is the author of “Chasing the Blazing Fire in the Himalayas” (2021) and has published articles in more than 23 journals.

    Mr. Pawan Rai Assistant Professor

    Mr. Pawan Rai is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He has cleared NET, SET examination and is pursuing a PhD. Mr. Rai has obtained a degree in Tourism and Travelling Management (Advanced Diploma). He has more than seven years of teaching experience in various colleges in Darjeeling Hills. He specializes in Political Theory and the Theories of International Relations. He is inspired by thinkers such as Hegel, Marx, Frankfurt School, Foucault and Zizek. 

    Mr. Kapil Tamang Assistant Professor

    Mr. Kapil Tamang is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University. He has been a Research Fellow (UGC JRF/SRF) at the Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, and has recently submitted his Doctoral Thesis. His areas of research interest are Political Economy, Trade, Labour and Tea Plantations, Gender Studies, Himalayan Studies, among others. He has 5+ years of experience in empirical research, academic writing, and data analysis. He has also been a part of several national and international conferences and workshops organized by institutions such as Dublin City University, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, CRG, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Indian Sociological Association, and many more.

    Dr. Shabana Mansoor Adjunct Faculty

    Shabana Mansoor is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in communication and journalism degree. She has over 20 years of experience as an academician and media professional in various reputed educational institutions and organizations in India.

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah Adjunct Faculty

    Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. Her educational qualifications include D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, MBA and PhD. She has completed three certificate programs- Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Science, Online Teaching from GlobalNxt University, and IVQ Diploma in Training Skills from City and Guilds, UK. She is a seasoned academician with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and academic administration. She has experience of Campus, Online and Distance Education, and has a leaning towards use of technology in teaching. Gayathri served as a teaching faculty at Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy for 18 years, rising from the position of a Lecturer to Professor and HOD. Gayathri has 22 publications to her credit in national and international journals. She has guided 18 M.Pharm and 3 PhD students.

    Lakshmi Priya K.S Adjunct Faculty

    Lakshmi Priya KS is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds a master's degree and MPhil in political science from the University of Hyderabad. She is a seasoned academician and researcher with over 5 years of experience in education and research and has academic expertise in Gender Studies, Indian Political Process, Public Policy, and International Relations. Previously, she worked as a faculty member at prestigious universities like Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College, Bangalore and University College Mangalore. She has also worked on research projects with reputed institutes like the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Her areas of expertise include Political Theory, International Relations, Public Administration, and Gender Studies.

    Sonali Ashish Mangudkar Adjunct Faculty

    Sonali is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in economics and has over 24 years of work experience in premier B-Schools. She is recognized for using innovative pedagogical tools to teach Economics. She is known for interactive teaching style that encourages student participation and enthusiasm while facilitating learning.

    Placement assistance

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    Resume & LinkedIn profile building workshops

    Create impactful profiles with the help of our resume and LinkedIn profile building workshops and increase your chances of securing interviews for relevant job roles.

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    Career advisory & counselling by industry experts

    Make informed decisions while choosing your career path by gaining valuable insights on various career opportunities from our expert career counsellors.

    Industry-readiness

    Industry-readiness sessions

    Familiarize yourself with industry trends, organizational expectations, and recruiter behavior to develop relevant skills and become job ready.

    Virtual-placement-drives

    Virtual placement drives

    E-connect with potential employers and explore job opportunities in a convenient & efficient manner, while reaping the same benefits as an on-campus recruitment drive.

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    Employability skill assessment & enhancement

    Identify your strengths & weaknesses through skill assessments and build competencies to improve your employability quotient.

    Frequently asked questions

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      Scholarship Credit

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      Discount

      10%

      5%

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      Valid address proof

      Valid certificate from an authorized doctor

      Personnel/Service/IC number

      UG/PG alumni of SMU

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