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B.Ed. in Political Science is a 2-year full-time graduate certificate-level course in education.

Political Science is the study of the theories and practice of politics, and an analysis of the political systems and behaviors. The course involves a professional study of both national and international political systems. It covers a broad field of academic study, involving areas such as:

  • Historical and modern political systems.
  • Public administration, governmental policies and procedures.
  • International relations and public affairs.

Successful completion of graduation in a relevant discipline is the minimum criterion of eligibility for admission to the course.

Such professionals are hired in capacities such as:

  • Politician, Intern/ Volunteer Legislative.
  • Aide Teacher, Policy Analyst, Communications Coordinator.
  • Political Pollster, Campaign Manager, Political Consultant.
  • Media Strategist, Chief of Staff, Campaign Organizer.
  • International Research Specialist, City Housing Administrator, Public Opinion Analyst.
  • Labor Relations Specialist, Corporate Adviser.
  • Legislative Analyst, Public Affairs Research Analyst.
  • Corporation Legislative Issues Manager, Legislative Coordinator.
  • Policy Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Issues Analyst.
  • Political Commentator, State Legislator.
  • Professor, Article Writer, Home Tutor, etc.

Admission to the course is based on the round of counselling conducted after the candidate’s qualification of a relevant entrance test, such as that conducted by the University of Delhi.

Some of the top entrance tests conducted in India for admission to the course are:

  • IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Exam
  • Delhi University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Punjab University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Mumbai University B.Ed. Entrance Test.

The course is offered at leading Indian institutes such as:

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 2 Lacs for a span of 3 years.

Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 2 to 10 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Education [B.Ed] (Political Science)

  • Bachelor of Education [B.Ed] (Political Science) in Tamil Nadu
  • B.Ed in Delhi-NCR
  • B.Ed in Maharashtra
  • B.Ed in Chennai
  • B.Ed in Uttar Pradesh
  • B.Ed in Telangana

B.Ed. in Political Science: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelGraduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System/ Year wise
EligibilityGraduation from a recognized university
Admission ProcessMerit-based/ Based on counselling after qualification of entrance test.
Course FeeINR 5000 to 2 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 10 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesAAJ Tak, CNBC, Times of India, BJP, BSP, Congress, ABP News, Income Tax, Bank of America, ICICI, SBI, RBI, etc.
Top Recruiting AreasLaw Firms, Local and National Government, Accountancy And Banking Organizations, Charities, Councils, Retail And Media Companies, and such.
Job PositionsPolitician, Intern/Volunteer Legislative, Aide Teacher Policy Analyst, Communications Coordinator, Political Pollsters, Campaign Manager, Political Consultant, Media Strategist, Chief of Staff, Campaign Organizer, International Research Specialist, City Housing Administrator, Public Opinion Analyst, Labor Relations Specialist, Corporate Adviser, Legislative Analyst, Public Affairs Research Analyst, Corporation Legislative Issues Manager, Legislative Coordinator, Policy Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Issues Analyst, Political Commentator, State Legislator, Professor, Article Writer, Home Tutor, among others.

B.Ed. in Political Science: What is it About?

Political Science has been one of the sustaining features of governance across the civilization. The program familiarizes enrolled candidates in the various systems of governance, political theories, economics, sociology, global politics, international relations, psychology, etc.

The course aims to help candidates explore how a nation runs and how to interpret and analyze political systems. The course is ideally suited for students who have an interest in learning the mechanisms of the administrative aspects of a country.

Components of study included in the course’s curriculum include:

  • Current political scenarios across the country and the globe.
  • History of political development.
  • Political revolutions across the world.
  • Political practices of countries around the world.

Top Institutes offering B.Ed. in Political Science

Tabulated below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
Lady Shri Ram College for WomenNew DelhiINR 19,030
Kasturi Ram College of Higher EducationNew DelhiINR 58,000
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityNew DelhiINR 23,000
Jamia Millia Islamia UniversityNew DelhiINR 6,800
University of CalicutCalicutINR 30,000
Lovely Professional UniversityJalandharINR 69,000
Amity UniversityLucknowINR 86,100
Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiINR 5,670
ICFAI UniversityDehradunINR 57,000
Lady Irwin CollegeNew DelhiINR 12,955
Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society'sPuneINR 46,112
University of LucknowLucknowINR 21,854
Kamla Nehru MahavidyalayaBhopalINR 35,000
Integral UniversityLucknowINR 75,000
Kamal Institute of Higher Education & Advance TechnologyNew DelhiINR 48,700
Bhabha College of EducationBhopalINR 36,000
Loreto CollegeKolkataINR 13,025
Bombay Teachers' Training CollegeMumbaiINR 22,320
Government College of Education for WomenCoimbatoreINR 10,000
Ranchi UniversityRanchiINR 15,000

Eligibility for B.Ed. in Political Science

Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

  • Successful completion of graduation (B.A./ B.Sc./ B.Com.), from a recognized university.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) at the level of graduation.

B.Ed. in Political Science: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the level of graduation.

Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.

  • IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Exam
  • Delhi University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Punjab University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Mumbai University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Purvanchal B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • M.J.P. Rohilkhand University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Satyam College of Education (SCE) B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) B.Ed. Entrance Test.

B.Ed. in Political Science: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester ISemester II
Philosophical Perspective in EducationSociological Perspective in Education
Understanding the LearnerEducational Policy & Planning in Contemporary India
Teaching - Learning ProcessKnowledge and Curriculum
Pedagogy of a School Subject (Part I)Pedagogy of a School Subject (Part II)
VI Exploring Library and Other Learning ResourcesSchool Management
VII Art in EducationEnriching Learning Through ICT
Semester IIISemester IV
School Internship- Subject IAssessment for Learning
School Internship- Subject IIGender, School and Society
Engagement with Community (Experiences for Social and Environmental Sensitivity)Inclusive School
Understanding the SelfStrengthening Language Proficiency
Reading and Reflecting on TextsHealth and Physics
Optional Courses (Any Two)
Guidance and CounselingLife Skills Education
Human Rights and Value EducationSpecial Education
Environment EducationComparative Education
Distance and Open LearningVocational Education
Teacher Education-

B.Ed. in Political Science: Career Prospects

Teaching, research, and publishing are typical occupations of a Political Scientist. Successful completion of the course also opens doors to lucrative career opportunities for such professionals across:

  • Government, law, business, international organizations.
  • Non-governmental organizations, not-for-profit organizations, think tanks.
  • Campaign management and polling, journalism, and electoral politics.

Careers in campaign management are cyclical as they come and go with election schedules, but there are constant career opportunities with consulting firms or political action committee of specific interest groups.

Political Science proves a useful base for a gainful career in social work, human rights, social or political research, and urban planning.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to such professionals are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Campaign OrganizerCampaign Organizers are managers that work for non-profit organizations, unions, political campaigns, and lobbying groups.5,01,000
Public Opinion AnalystPublic Opinion Analysts study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. They may specialize in topics such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology.3,47,000
ProfessorProfessors teach students in a wide range of disciplines at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct.9,13,657
Article WriterArticle Writers create written work such as, articles, reports, books, and different forms of verbal compositions.2,43,264
Home TutorHome Tutors provide non-classroom, scholarly instruction to students on individual or group-basis.2,91,632

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