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 concepts, familiarity with major theories, methods and their relevance in present political system. 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 equip them to pursue M.Phil. /Ph.D. degree Program in due course.
Pass in BA (Honours) in Political Science with
minimum 45% and above aggregate marks.
Pass in BA (any discipline) with Political Science as one of the electives with minimum 45% and above aggregate marks.
The MA Program is organized into four semesters for two years. The University follows a Credit-based semester system of teaching-learning and evaluation, and the total Credit point for the Program is 70. The Program structure is as given below:
Award of Degree
Successful students will receive the MA (Pol. Science) Degree by the University, subject to fulfilling all the academic requirements.
|Particulars||MA Political Science|
|Last date for submission of Completed Application Form||August 11, 2023|
|Last date for payment of Admission Fee||August 16, 2023|
|Commencement of Regular classes||August 16, 2023|
|Payment of First Semester Fee||September 12, 2023|
|MA (Political Science) Program Structure|
|Year I||Semester - I||Semester - II|
|Year II||Semester - III||Semester - IV|
*Student needs to opt for a paper from other streams of Postgraduate Studies
List of Electives (Any one for Semester IV):
Politi cs of North East India; Internati onal Law (with case study), Politi cs of Post-Modernism.
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 BA (Honours 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.
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, 2023. 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, 2023. Such applicants 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, 2023, 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 cocurricular 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.
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.
The candidates are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for admission.
- 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 ScheduleAdmission 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 16, 2023 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 September 12, 2023 for MA (Political Science) program.
Note: Domicile refers to Students from State of Nagaland. Non-Domicile refers to Students from States other than Nagaland.
|Total Program Fee||98,600||1,11,200|
|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.
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|