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Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in Nepal

Published Date : October 06, 2021
Author : Bijaya Karki

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 https://kpadhne.com/