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The B.A Political Science (Hons.) Program


BA Political Science (Hons) Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Political Science Honours or BA Political Science (Honours) degree is a 3-year campus based program offered by the University. Successful pursuance of the course builds in candidates reasoning and analytic skills, competency in oral and written expression, research and evaluation skills, the ability to arrive at decisions based on analysis and synthesis of information and data, and such skills which are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.

Successful graduates of the course are hired for roles such as Budget Analyst, Public Relations and Fundraising Manager, Legislative Assistant, Political Scientist, Political Campaign Manager, Market Researcher etc.

Duration :

Three Years

Eligibility :

Pass in 10+2 (any discipline) with aggregate marks 50% and above.

Final year 10+2 students awaiting results can also apply.

Program Structure :

The BA Political Science (Honours) program consists of 31 courses covered in six semesters spread over three years. The students are required to take 4 Discipline Elective courses spread in IV, V & VI Semester and a Dissertation in VI semester. Two Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) and two Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC) are also the part of the curriculum. The actual choice of electives will however depend on the optimal number of students opting for the same electives.

First Year
SEMESTER I SEMESTER II
AE 1       English Language Skills AE 2    Environmental Studies
CC 1            Approaches and Prospects of Social Sciences CC 4         Research Methodology in Political Science
CC 2            Basic Principles of Political Theory- I CC 5         Basic Principles of Political Theory- II
CC 3           Indian Political Thought- I CC 6         Indian Political Thought- II
GE 1           I GE 2 II
Second Year
SEMESTER III SEMESTER IV
SE 1   Introduction to Computer CC 10    Public Administration – II
CC 7    Public Administration – I CC 11     Major Constitutions of the World– II
CC 8     Major Constitutions of the World– I CC 12     International Relations – II
CC 9    International Relations – I DE 1 I
GE 3 III DE 2   II
DE 4 IV
Third Year
SEMESTER V SEMESTER VI
SE 2     Soft Skills CC15 Human Rights
CC 13    Modern Political Ideologies CC 16    Foreign Policy of India
CC 14     Politics of North East India – I CC17    Politics of North East India – II
CC 15     International Organization – UNO DE 4   IV
DE 3   III DIS  Dissertation
Student has to opt only one from each group below
General Electives (GE)
Options I II
Sociology-I Sociology-II
Psychology-I Psychology-II
Options III IV
Principles of Management- I Leadership and personality Development II
Principles of Management-I Principles of Management-II
Discipline Specific Electives (DE)
Options I II
Indian Government and Politics – I
Political Ideologies – I
Western Political Thought – I
Indian Government and Politics – II
Political Ideologies – II
Western Political Thought – II
Options III IV
Democracy in India
Local Self Government in India – I
Major Issues in Contemporary Politics – I
Women and Politics with special reference to India
Local Self Government in India – II
Major Issues in Contemporary Politics – II
Political Ideologies – II
AE-Ability Enhancement Course, CC-Core Course, SE-Skill Enhancement Course, GE-General Elective Course, DE-Discipline Specific Course, TH-Thesis Course
ADMISSION MODALITIES

The admission modalities are with reference to the full time campus programs offered by the ICFAI University, Sikkim. The medium of instruction is English. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria specified for the course and have studied in English medium in their qualifying examination are eligible to apply.

Final year students awaiting results can also apply. Their admission will be provisional, subject to qualifying in the final examination. The registration and admission of these applicants is liable to be cancelled in case they do not fulfill the eligibility criteria specified for admission to each program by September 15, 2019.. In such cases, admission fee will be forfeited and only 50% of the semester fee will be refunded after notifying the cancellation of the seat by the University.

Semester System:

The University follows semester pattern for all its programs. Each academic year consists of two semesters. Continuous evaluation is carried out through mid-semester examinations, assignments, quizzes etc., culminating in an end semester examination. The students also have to undergo faculty supervised internships for practical training.

Medium of Instruction:

The medium of instruction is English.

Selection Procedure

The selection of applicants into the UG/PG programs of the University is subject to fulfilment of the eligibility criteria made through screening of the applications. Due weightage is given to academic distinction, honors and awards in sports, cultural events, extra-curricular activities viz debates, quizzes and adventure sports. All applicants meeting the selection criteria will be given a provisional admission subject to verification of the documents at the time of registration and payment of fees.

Registration:

All applicants having received the provisional admissions are required to present themselves with Original academic/other certificates and residence proof/HRDD Govt of Sikkim allotment letters in case seeking fee concessions, for verification along with semester and other fees on the date of Registration. In addition, photocopies are also required to be submitted for retention in their record with the University. Original certificates will be returned after verification.

Special Reservation:

There shall be a special provision for admission of applicants belonging to the State of Sikkim in any course of the ICFAI University, Sikkim, which shall not be less than 25 (twenty-five) per cent of seats in each course/discipline subject to the applicants meeting the minimum qualifying requirements referred below. Seats remaining unfilled under special reservation may be filled up by allotting the same to applicants belonging to Open Category. The Government Quota students will be given a fee concession of 50% on program fees. In addition to the Government quota, seats will be reserved with fee concession for applicants from the state of Sikkim, GTA area and the nearby North Bengal region as per the mandate of the University to serve the educational needs of the state of Sikkim and the nearby areas.

Late Admission Facility:

There is a limited window for applicants who miss the regular admission deadline due to reasons beyond control. Such applicants can directly come with admission documents with admission and semester fees as applicable to their program and seek admission as walk in applicants till August 10, 2019.

Commencement of Classes:

The classes for the Academic year 2018 will commence from July 29, 2019.

Award of Degree:

Students successfully completing the program are awarded degree in their respective discipline by the University, in accordance with the University rules.

Anti-ragging & Anti-sexual Harassment:

The ICFAI University provides a ragging free campus. The University follows the UGC guidelines and norms regarding the anti-ragging and anti-sexual harassment policies. The students are required to submit the duly signed affidavit for Anti-ragging at the time of admission to the University.

APPLICATION MODALITIES

Guidelines on How to Complete the Application Form

The applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for Admission.

Application Cum Enrolment Form

  1. Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the Application Form.
  2. Fill the Application Form in CAPITAL LETTERS.
  3. Please provide all available and correct information in appropriate sections.
  4. Make sure to sign the Application Form.
  5. Retain a photo copy of the Application Form along with documents stipulated.
  6. Demand Draft for Rs. 3000/Rs.5000 as applicable for the program applied for, towards admission fee drawn in favor of The ICFAI University, Sikkim-Fee Collection A/c payable at Gnagtok.

Attested Copies of Certificates

Applicants are required to submit self-attested copies of the following certificates at the time of registration with originals for verification:

  • Birth Certificate / Class X Certificate
  • Marksheets of Class XII / Degree Certificates (as may be applicable)
  • Fees concession (if applicable) requisite documents to be attached.
  • Nationality Certificate/Proof, for foreign students only
  • Other certificates pertaining to academic and extra curricular activities.

Submission of Application Form:
The completed application form should be submitted physically or sent at the address given below:

The Admissions Officer
The ICFAI University Sikkim,
Ranka Road, Lower Sichey,
Gangtok (Sikkim) - 737101
Email: admissions@iusikkim.edu.in

The scanned application form and the Admission fee DD to be sent along with the courier consignment number to the email address given above in case sent through mail or courier.

FEE SCHEDULE

Admission Fee: Admission Fee of Rs. 3,000 for B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science, Program is to be paid by all the applicants along with the application. Admission fee of applicants, whose admission is not accepted will be refunded after completion of admission process.

Exam Fee: All the students need to pay an amount of Rs. 2,000 per semester for UG programs towards Exam Fee along with the Program Fee.

Caution Deposit: All students are required to pay a Caution Deposit of Rs. 5,000 along with the First Semester Fee. The Caution Deposit will be refunded without interest and after adjusting for dues, if any, to the students on completion of the Program.

Program Fee: Students have to pay the fee at the beginning of each semester, as per the due dates which will be notified separately at the relevant time.

Programs & Duration Eligibility * Fee in(Per Semester)
B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science, (3 Years) Pass in 10+2 (any discipline) with aggregate marks 50% and above.
Students who have studied Political Science, English or Mathematics as a subject in 10+2 level will be an added advantage.
20,000

The ICFAI University, Sikkim is an equal opportunity institution. However, limited seats will be available for SC/ST/OBC students with relaxation in the eligibility criteria as per the Govt. norms where ever applicable.

** Fee Concessions: A limited number of seats are reserved for fee concession to students coming from the University catchment areas on first come first served basis.

  • 50% fee concession to the students coming from Sikkim Government Quota.
  • 30% fee concession to the students from North East States, GTA Region & North Bengal. (Fees concessions shall be applicable only after due verification of the documents/residential proof) and other related clause.

Remittance: All payments should be made by way of demand draft or banker's cheque drawn in favor of "The ICFAI University, Sikkim - Fee Collection A/c" payable at Gangtok, Sikkim.
Merit Scholarships: The ICFAI University Sikkim offers merit scholarships to students pursuing the UG & PG Programs. The scholarships are based on performance in Class XII (or equivalent)/ Graduation (or equivalent) and Semester-wise performance during the Program.

A. Merit Scholarships based on past academic record:Percentage of marks achieved in qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) will decide the amount of scholarship. The Scholarship will be awarded from second semester. Scholarship will continue semester after semester only on maintaining the minimum 8.0 GPA. The details are as presented in the following table.

Aggregate % in qualifying examination % of program fee given as merit scholarship
≥ 90% 75%
≥ 80% - < 90% 60%
≥ 70% - < 80% 50%

B. Merit Scholarships based on Semester-wise Performance: Up to 10% of the students of the batch will be awarded merit scholarships based on their Semester-wise performance (Details presented in the table given below). These scholarships are offered in addition to the scholarships based on the past academic record.

Academic Performance (CGPA) Category I
≥ 9.00
Category II
≥ 8.50 - < 9.00
Category III
≥ 8.00 - < 8.50
% of Program fee of the semester will be awarded as scholarship 30% 22% 15%

ADMISSION CALENDAR

Admission Calendar for BA Political Science (Hons.) Program
Events Important Dates
Last date for submission of duly completed Application Form along with Admission Fees & release of Provisional Admission Letters July 22, 2019
Registration with scrutiny of original certificates & Payment of First Semester fee July 25, 2019
Commencement of Classes July 29, 2019
BA Political Science (Hons.) PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Political Science (Honours) or BA Political Science (Hons) degree is a 3-year campus based program offered by the University with a focus on qualitative and quantitative aspects of Political Science.

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Ranka Road, Lower Sichey, Gangtok, Sikkim - 737101.

Email

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