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MA - Political Science


The Master of Arts program is designed for graduates who are eager to shape leadership roles for themselves in the 21st century. It is a program that recognizes the unique benefits to be had through combining selected core areas of study in the humanities, social sciences and languages with analysis, ethics and critical reasoning. The program also provides the student with a skill set appropriate for managing resources as well as sound presentation and communication skills, which are required in today's industry.


The candidates should have passed any Bachelors Degree of this University or that of any other University recognized as equivalent thereto.


  1. Minimum: Two Academic Years from the year of joining the course
  2. Maximum Duration for the completion of the course: The Candidate shall have to complete the course within Five academic years from the year of joining the course for securing FIRST Class or SECOND Class.
  3. Re-registration Facility: Candidates who could not complete the course within the period of FIVE years from the year of joining the course are permitted to avail the facility of ‘Re-registration’ on payment of prescribed fee for two more years, beyond the maximum duration of FIVE years prescribed above. Such facility is provided only either for completion of the course by appearing for back log papers or for the improvement of percentage only (like those who wish to improve their percentage from 50 to 55 or to 60 percent), but not for the award of higher class like third class to second class or second class to first class. Irrespective of percentage of marks secured during the re-registration period, such candidates will be awarded either second or third class for which he/she is eligible as per the percentage of marks secured within the maximum duration of the FIVE years period permitted for the course.

Medium of Instruction

English Medium Only

Examination Rules

The pass, class, grace rules approved for the award of M.A Degree offered by ANU to students under the regular mode will be applicable to the students opting ‘Online Mode’

Program Structure

First Semester
Western Political Thought-I
Administrative Theory (Classical)
Indian Constitution
Government and Politics in Andhra Pradesh
a) Political Institutions & Ideas in Ancient India (Optional)
b) Women and Politics (Optional)
Second Semester
Western Political Thought-II
Contemporary Administrative Theory
Indian Political Processes
Research Methodology
a) Public Policy (Optional)
b) Indian Nationalist Movement (Optional)
Third Semester
Comparative Politics
Approaches & Theory in International Relations
Modern Political Theory
Modern Indian Political Thought
a) Diplomacy (Optional)
b) Political Economy (Optional)
Fourth Semester
Political Sociology
International Organization and Global Issues
Democratic Theory
Select Modern Governments
a) Human Rights in India (Optional)
b) Foreign Policy of India (Optional)

Course Fees

Type of Fees* Domestic students International Students Mode of payment
Registration Fees (at the time of Admission only) Rs. 500 $100 Online / DD (at the time of Admission)
ID Card (at the time of Admission only) N/A N/A Online / DD (at the time of Admission)
Prospectus Fees (at the time of Admission only) N/A N/A Online / DD (at the time of Admission)
1st Semester Rs. 2500 $ 400 Online / Demand Draft
2nd Semester Rs. 2500 $ 400 Online / Demand Draft
3rd Semester Rs. 3000 $ 400 Online / Demand Draft
4th Semester Rs. 3000 $ 400 Online / Demand Draft

* All administrative fees will be extra. Fees are subject to change.

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