Political Science

Political Science (ISC) – S and SC

Academic Department Details

Department: Department of Political Science

Subject: Political Science

Curriculum: ISC

Course Content

S Form

Section A: Political Theory

  • Fundamental Ideas
  • The Origin of the State
  • Modern Theories of the State
  • The Purpose of the State
  • Sovereignty
  • Law
  • Liberty
  • Equality
  • Citizenship

Forms of Government

Section B: Modern Constitutions -India

SC Form

Section A: Political Theory

  • Classification of States
  • Modern States
  • Constitution

Section B

  • The Separation of Powers
  • Franchise and Representation
  • Organs of the Government
  • Democracy in India – A Perspective of the Challenges Faced

Learning Objectives

  • To enable candidates to acquire knowledge concerning Political Science
  • To enable candidates to apply acquired knowledge and understanding of procedures and the practices of governance in unfamiliar situations
  • To develop an interest in the problems related to the structure of governments and political life of the people of one’s country and those of the world

Skills Acquired by Students

  • Research skills
  • Reflection
  • Analytical abilities

General Comments

There will be one paper of three hours duration of 100 marks divided into two parts. Part I (30 marks) will consist of compulsory short answer questions, testing knowledge, application and skills relating to elementary/ fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus.

Part II (70 marks) will be divided into two sections A & B. Candidates will be required to answer three questions out of five from Section A and two questions out of three from Section B. Each question in this part shall carry 14 marks.

The curriculum is designed to develop students’ understanding of the functioning of the various political institutions and systems, the evolution of political philosophy and their practice in various modern nations. It also enables students to develop better understanding and respect for other systems and develop a more international approach to their study of the subject.