Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in Nepal

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Political Science is a four-year bachelor program. It is offered by Tribhuvan University under humanities and social science faculty. It is generally pursued by young & ambitious students who aim to make some instrumental change in the country and the world at large. B.A. Political Science is one of the most versatile degrees in Nepal. Though the scope and field of political science are very large, unfortunately, in the context of Nepal very few students are pursuing this degree. This is why there are only a few colleges that provide a B.A. in Political Science. B.A. Political Science covers a broad array of topics. For example, national and international political systems, historical and modern political systems, public and private administration, governmental policies and processes, international relations and public affairs, and many more.   Eligibility for BA Political science:
  1. The applicant who has completed (+2) with a minimum of D+ in all subjects is eligible to enroll.
  Scope and Opportunities: The career paths for political science graduates range very widely. Graduates can either get a job or get involved in numerous governmental or national and international organizations. The scope and opportunities that political science brings are life-changing. Some become diplomats, some become representatives of a political party or an organization, some become successful politicians or a member of a political party.  Some work at the federal level, some in provincial, or municipal government. Some become journalists and make amazing headlines on television, radio, and social media. All of these are viable options that political science graduates can aspire to become. A further list of the scope and opportunities are listed below :
  1. In politics
  2. In government sectors
  3. Legislative assistants
  4. Researchers in NGOs and INGOs
  5. Political analysts
  6. Public Administration officer
  7. In community development activities
  8. Social justice and activism
  9. Legal or paralegal assistant in the legal industry.
  10. A political scientist or a writer
  11. Policy consultant
  12. Public policy analyst
  Course and Syllabus Throughout the course, students are taught about politics, history, governance, governmental structures, sociology, political theories, public policy, diplomacy, laws, national & international relations, etc. Those individuals who have a vision and a dream can accomplish wonders with the knowledge and experiences gained by this program. Following is the list of courses and syllabus a political science student will encounter throughout his/her four years-long journeys.   First Year 
  1. Political Theory
Introduction to Political Science State and Nation Organs of Government Democracy Franchise and Election Political System and Process Political Parties   2. Political Thought Characteristics of Greek Political Thought Greek Political Thinkers Medieval Political Thought Medieval and Modern Political Thought Contractual Thinkers Idealist and Liberal Thinkers Marxism Introduction to Eastern political Thinkers Contemporary Issues   Second Year 
  1. Major Political Systems
Forms of State Forms of Government: United Kingdom The Government of the USA The Government of France The Government of Russia Government of The People’s Republic of China Government of The Indian Republic   2. International Studies Introduction to International Studies Power and capabilities of Nation Foreign Policy and Diplomacy International and Regional Organizations An Introduction to International Law Treaties and Agreements Landlocked Countries Human Rights Major Issues of International Law   Third Year 
  1. Public Administration
An Introduction to Public Administration Theories of Public Administration Personnel Administration and Bureaucracy Organization and Management Public Administration and Good Governance Public Policy And Planning Politics and Public Administration Concept of Budget and Process PublicAdministration in Nepal   2. Government and Election in Nepal Significance of political science An Introduction to State and Government Democracy and Government Key Terminology of Election The Election Process in Nepal The Election Commission of Nepal   Fourth Year
  1. Politics of Nepal
An Introduction to Nepali Politics and Government Partyless Panchayat System Restoration of the Parliamentary Democracy Causes and Consequence of Jana Andolan in Nepal The provision in the New Constitution of Nepal (2072) Party system and theMajorpoliticalparties   2. Research Methodology An Introduction to Research Methodology Basic Terminology of Research Methodology Research Design Sources of Data Data Collection Techniques Report writing   List of Political Science Colleges: The following are Tribhuvan University affiliated colleges. These colleges are relentlessly producing many graduates who have a deeper understanding of various aspects of how the world operates and functions. Undoubtedly they are contributing a lot by producing leaders who can lead and inspire change:
  1. Thames International College
Location: Kathmandu 2. Kathmandu College of Management Location: Patan 3. Nepal College of Management Location: Patan   Conclusion:  After completing this undergraduate course the graduates can pursue a variety of jobs & careers. The scope and opportunities for a B.A. in Political Science are unlimited. The major goal and academic focus of a B.A. in Political Science is to produce leaders and successful uncorrupted political manpower. The dynamic subjects and courses that students study and learn bring out the best in them. These courses enable students to master the skills that are required for the development of the nation and humanity in general. For more please visit
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