MA (Political Science) Program

About the Program

The MA (Political Science) Program is a two year degree program offered by the University with a view to impart in-depth knowledge and broad understanding of Political thought and political systems of various countries. A student can opt for MA (Political science) program, depending on fulfillment of certain eligibility criteria. This course aims to prepare the students in the skills required of Administrative officers, diplomats, teachers, bureaucrats, political Analysts and so on; and equips them to pursue M.Phil. /Ph.D. degree program in due course.

Duration Program-Icon

Two years

Eligibility Program-Icon

The Candidate must have passed BA (Honors in Political Science) with minimum 45% of marks or must have read Political Science as one of the elective subjects at Undergraduate level and must have secured an aggregate of 45% of marks and above at the Undergraduate level.

Program Structure

The MA Program is organized into four semesters in two years. The University follows a Credit-based semester system of teaching-learning and evaluation, and the total Credit points for the Program are 70.

Career Prospects

Political Science empowers students with valuable insights in the functioning of governments. It imparts requisite skills - through live projects, critical reviews of articles, and assignments in undertaking research both at micro as well as macro levels.

At the micro level, they can opt to work in NGOs as program coordinators, journalists in both print as well as electronic media pursue careers in academics as Lecturers/Assistant Professors both in private as well as public institutions. MA graduates are also better equipped to work in government agencies and political organizations as political scientists and legislative assistants in Legislative Assemblies/Parliament.

At the macro level, they can opt to work for UNO as political analyst with UNESCO and other specialized agencies, management level positions as senior analysts or consultants. This also includes working as policy analyst and political consultant both in national and international organizations. Likewise MA graduates could also work as public relations specialist and join civil services, provided a student is willing to work hard and smart.

Award of Degree

Successful students will receive the MA (Pol. Science) Degree by the University, subject to fulfilling all the academic requirements.

Admissions Office :
The ICFAI University, Nagaland,
6th Mile, Sovima Village, Dimapur, Nagaland - 797112

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Particulars MA Political Science
Last date for submission of Completed Application Form August 28, 2021
Interview and Admission Decision August 30, 2021
Last date for payment of Admission Fee August 30, 2021
Commencement of Regular classes August 16, 2021
Payment of First Semester Fee August 31, 2021
MA (Political Science) Program Structure
Year I Semester - I Semester - II
  • Political Thought: Ancient & Medieval Tradition
  • Indian - Polity & Governance
  • Theory of International Relations
  • Research Methodology
  • Gender & Politics
  • Political Thought: Modern and Contemporary Traditions
  • Issues of Global Politics
  • Public Administration: Theories & Concepts
  • Political Sociology
  • Comparative Politics
Year II Semester - III Semester - IV
  • International Organizations
  • Debates in Political Theory
  • Introduction to Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Indian Administration
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)*
  • Indian Political Thought
  • India's Foreign Policy
  • Human Rights in India
  • Elective
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)*

*Student needs to opt for a paper from other streams of Postgraduate Studies (MBA/ MA)

List of Electives (Any one for Semester IV):

Politics of North East India; International Law (with case study)

Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra Departmental)**
Course Code Course Title Semester
NE (O)236 North East India III
HR (O)245 An Introduction to Human Rights IV
GS(O)247 Gandhian Studies

**To be selected by the students from other streams of Postgraduate Studies.

Admission Modalities

The Admission Modalities are with reference to the campus-based MA (Political Science) program offered by the ICFAI University at Nagaland. The medium of instruction is English.


The Candidate must have passed BA (Honors in Political Science) with minimum 45% of marks or must have read Political Science as one of the elective subjects at Undergraduate level and must have secured an aggregate of 45% of marks and above at the Undergraduate level.

General Note:

For the purpose of determining eligibility based on aggregate percentage of marks, the procedure used by the respective University in award of the degree will only be taken into consideration. All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of formal schooling by August 01, 2021. Applicants who have completed their graduation on a one-time sitting basis or a 2-year basis are not eligible for admission to the Postgraduate Programs Students in their final year bachelor's degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements including practical examinations/viva assignments before August 01, 2021. Such applicants 58 will have to produce a certificate to that effect at the time of admission. The admission of such applicants will, however, remain provisional until they produce mark sheet/ transcript and a degree certificate establishing their eligibility. The last date for submitting the proof of graduation transcripts is September 01, 2021 failing which the provisional admission will automatically stand cancelled, and no fees will be refunded.

The process of admission and selection of eligible candidates

The selection of applicants into the program is made through screening of application and interview. While evaluating students for admission, due weightage is given to their academic distinction, awards in Games & sports, Literary & cultural activities, and other extra co-curricular activities.

Original certificates and Domicile certificate should be produced for verification at the time of admission. The admission decision will be communicated after the admission process.

Special Reservation

There shall be a special provision for admission of students belonging to the State of Nagaland (Domicile) in any course of ICFAI University, Nagaland, which shall not be less than 25 (twenty-five) percent of seats in each course/discipline subject to the students meeting the minimum qualifying requirements referred to above. The fee for the Domicile students is less than that of the non-domicile students (please refer the fee chart).

Seats remaining unfilled under special reservation may be filled up by allotting the same to students belonging to Open Category.

Application Modalities


The candidates are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for admission.

Application Form

  • Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the form.
  • Fill the Application Form in Capital Letters.
  • Provide all the available information under appropriate sections.
  • Make sure to sign the Application Form.
  • Retain a photocopy of the completed Application form.
  • Cost of the Application material for UG Programs is Rs. 250.
  • Cost of the Application material for PG and Doctoral Programs is Rs. 350.

Applicants have to enclose self attested copies of the following certificates

  • Birth Certificate
  • Class X Admit Card, Mark Sheet and Certificate.
  • Class XII / Degree Admit Card, Mark Sheet and Certificate (as may be applicable).
  • *BA/BBA/BCA/B.Com Degree Admit Card, Marksheet and Certificate (as may be Applicable)
  • ST Certificate.
  • 3 recent Passport Size Photo.
  • Any other certificates pertaining to academic and other activities.
  • *For MA/MBA Candidates.

Fee Schedule

Admission Fee

Admission fee of Rs. 10,000 (non-refundable) is to be paid by all the selected candidates of PG immediately after the admission decision is announced. The last date for payment of admission fee is August 30, 2021 for MA (Political Science) program.

Program Fee

Students must pay the program fee on the fi rst day of each semester, after which a fi ne of 20 per day will be charged. The first semester fee is to be paid on or before July 31, 2020 for MA (Political Science) program.

Note: Domicile refers to Students from State of Nagaland. Non-Domicile refers to Students from States other than Nagaland.

Particulars Domicile Non Domicile
Total Program Fee 98,600 1,11,200
Examination Fee 4,000 4,000
Total Program Fee(4 Semesters) 1,02,600 1,15,200
Fee Per Semester 25,650 28,800

* Semester Registration fee Rs. 3,000 (Non-refundable) to be paid at the beginning of the semester, from second semester onwards only.

All Payments should be made through Bank Challan from ICICI Chumukedima Branch/Swiping machine from the University, in favor of "The ICFAI University, Nagaland - Fee Collection A/C". Details about the payment modalities, and the relevant Challan, can be obtained from the Dy. Accounts Officer.

Refund Policy

As per UGC guidelines if a student chooses to withdraw from the program of study in which he/she is enrolled, the institution concerned shall follow the following four-tier system for the refund of fees remitted by the student.

Sl. No. Percentage of Refund of Aggregate Fees Point of time when notice of withdrawal of admission is served to HEI
1 100% 15 days before the formally-notified last date of admission
2 80% Not more than 15 days after the formally-notified last date of admission
3 50% More than 15 days but less than 30 days after formally-notified last date of admission
4 0% More than 30 days after formally notified last date of admission