IGNOU COURSES

Master of Arts (Political Science) (MPS)

Updated on 02 Dec, 2011


Master of Arts (Political Science) (MPS)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 9,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

Bachelors degree or a higher degree in any discipline from a recognised University

The aim of Masters Degree in Political Science is to provide the learners a sound base in political studies by an in-depth investigation into broad range of political phenomena at the national, regional and international levels.

The Programme provides option for specialising in Political Theories, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Indian Government and Politics. Learners would thus acquire skills in political analysis as well as sharpen their critical and analytical abilities.

First Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MPS-003  India: Democracy and Development  8
 MPS-001  Political Theory  8
 MPS-002  International Relations: Problems & Theory  8
 MPS-004  Comparative Politics: Issues and Trends  8

Second Month

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MGP-004  Gandhi's Political Thought  4
 MGPE-010  Conflict Management, Transformation and Peace Building  4
 MGPE-011  Human Security  4
 MGPE-013  Civil Society, Political Regimes and Conflicts  4
 MPSE-003  Western Political Thought  4
 MPSE-004  Social and Political Thought in Modern India  4
 MPSE-001  India and the World  4
 MPSE-002  State and Society in Latin America  4
 MPSE-005  State and Society in Africa  4
 MPSE-006  Peace and Conflict Studies  4
 MPSE-007  Social Movements and Politics in India  4
 MPSE-008  State Politics in India  4
 MPSE-009  Canada: Politics and Society  4
 MPSE-010  Dissertation (Optional)  8
 MPSE-011  The European Vision in World Affairs  4
 MPSE-012  State and Society in Australia  4
 MPSE-013  Australia's Foreign Policy  4
 MED-002  Sustainable Development: Issues and Challenges  4
 MGPE- 007  Non-violence Movements after Gandhi  4
 MGPE- 008  Gandhian Approach to Peace and Conflict Resolution  4
 MED-008  Globalisation and Environment  4

Evaluation
The evaluation consists of two parts: 1) continuous evaluation through assignments, and 2) term-end examination. In the final result, continuous evaluation (assignments of a course) carries thirty percent weightage while seventy percent weightage is given to the term-end examination. The following is the scheme of awarding divisions and grades:

Division

Percentage

Grade

Point Grade

I

80 and above

A-Excellent

5

60 to 79.9

B-Very Good

4

II

50 to 59.9

C-Good

3

Pass

40 to 49.9

D-Satisfactory

2

Unsuccessful

Below 40

E-Unsatisfactory

1

You are required to score at least forty percent marks in both continuous evaluation (assignments) as well as term-end examination separately. In the overall computation also, you must get at least 40% marks in each course to claim the Degree in Masters in Political Science

Term-end Examinations
 

As stated earlier, the term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and it carries seventy percent weightage in the final result. You must fill and send your send your term-end examination from before the last dates i.e. 31st March for June and 30th September for the December exam.

In case you fail to secure a pass score (forty percent marks) in the term-end examination, you will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when it is held, within the total span of the programme.

Eligibility for Examination
To be eligible to appear at the Term-end Examination in any course, you are required to fulfil the following four condition:

1) You should have paid the course feed.

2) You should have opted and pursued the prescribed course.

3) You should have submitted the assignments for the respective course.

4) You should submit the examination form in time.

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