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This online Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science from Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) helps learners imbibe advanced knowledge and skills in politics and prepares them to stand out in their careers. The program covers key political science subjects such as political theory, international politics, comparative politics, peace & conflicts, and more. Pursue new opportunities and advance your career in public policy, advocacy, academia, government, and media. Get a boost to your career by attending live classes and recorded sessions from the comfort of your homes.
Boost your career prospects with the required knowledge and skills in political science to stand out in the competitive world. Pursue and stand out in diverse job roles in the government, public administration, academia, law, research, and public service, among others.
Gain an in-depth understanding of politics and governments at local, national, and global levels through a comprehensive political science curriculum. Learn key subjects like political sociology of India, major ideas & issues in public administration, security studies, and human rights.
Develop analytical and critical thinking skills and sharpen your ability to evaluate and resolve complex political issues. This MA in Political Science equips you with valuable research skills which can be beneficial in a wide range of professions.
Establish valuable connections with professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and gain industry insights that can be invaluable while navigating the competitive job market. Get access to Sikkim Manipal University’s prestigious alumni network.
Benefit from a 100% online experience with zero compromise on quality through online enrollment, orientation, classes, assignments, projects, examinations, and career support. Get assistance from dedicated course mentors and 24×7 student support.
Our online MA in Political Science program equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to establish a lucrative career in diverse job roles.
24 months | 4 semesters | 15-20 hours/weeks | 80 credits
Indian Government and Politics
Major Ideas and Issues in Public Administration
Comparative Politics: Concepts and Methods
Interpreting Modern India
Western Political Thought
International Politics: Theory and Issues
Politics in India
Political Sociology of India
Environment & Climate Change
Modern Indian Political Thought
Governance and Public Policy in India
Theory and Practice of Democracy
India’s Foreign Policy
Gender and Politics
Indo-Pacific Emerging Trends
International Political Economy
Dissertation and Viva Voce
Globally recognized and widely accepted by governments and organizations, the online degrees offered by Sikkim Manipal University are at par with on-campus degrees and open doors to better professional opportunities.
Our flexi-payment options allow students to pay fees in hassle-free installments.
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Exclusive scholarships designed for defense personnel, differently-abled people, alumni of SMU, and learners from Sikkim & other Northeast regions of India.
Candidates must have completed 10+2+3-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution, or an equivalent qualification as recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
Candidates who have completed 10+2 education or graduate level education outside India must produce a certificate of equivalence issued by the Association of Indian Universities.
Candidates who are not Indian citizens or residing outside India and holding NRE or PIO status will be billed an international fee for respective degrees & may need to submit documents mentioned but not limited to CV, address proof, valid visa, PR card & passport copy as part of the application process.
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Dr. Anmol Mukhia is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Higher School of Economics University, Moscow, Russian Federation, and completed his PhD at Jilin University, China, and completed his PhD at Jilin University, China, with scholarship by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. Formally, he was an Assistant Professor at Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat. He has also worked as a Consultant at the Department of Trade & Commerce, Government of Arunachal Pradesh (2023). He is the author of “Chasing the Blazing Fire in the Himalayas” (2021) and has published articles in more than 23 journals.
Mr. Pawan Rai is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University, India. He has cleared NET, SET examination and is pursuing a PhD. Mr. Rai has obtained a degree in Tourism and Travelling Management (Advanced Diploma). He has more than seven years of teaching experience in various colleges in Darjeeling Hills. He specializes in Political Theory and the Theories of International Relations. He is inspired by thinkers such as Hegel, Marx, Frankfurt School, Foucault and Zizek.
Mr. Kapil Tamang is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Sikkim Manipal University. He has been a Research Fellow (UGC JRF/SRF) at the Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad, and has recently submitted his Doctoral Thesis. His areas of research interest are Political Economy, Trade, Labour and Tea Plantations, Gender Studies, Himalayan Studies, among others. He has 5+ years of experience in empirical research, academic writing, and data analysis. He has also been a part of several national and international conferences and workshops organized by institutions such as Dublin City University, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, CRG, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Indian Sociological Association, and many more.
Shabana Mansoor is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in communication and journalism degree. She has over 20 years of experience as an academician and media professional in various reputed educational institutions and organizations in India.
Dr. Gayathri Devi Subbaiah is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. Her educational qualifications include D.Pharm, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, MBA and PhD. She has completed three certificate programs- Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Science, Online Teaching from GlobalNxt University, and IVQ Diploma in Training Skills from City and Guilds, UK. She is a seasoned academician with over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and academic administration. She has experience of Campus, Online and Distance Education, and has a leaning towards use of technology in teaching. Gayathri served as a teaching faculty at Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy for 18 years, rising from the position of a Lecturer to Professor and HOD. Gayathri has 22 publications to her credit in national and international journals. She has guided 18 M.Pharm and 3 PhD students.
Lakshmi Priya KS is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds a master's degree and MPhil in political science from the University of Hyderabad. She is a seasoned academician and researcher with over 5 years of experience in education and research and has academic expertise in Gender Studies, Indian Political Process, Public Policy, and International Relations. Previously, she worked as a faculty member at prestigious universities like Maharani Lakshmi Ammani College, Bangalore and University College Mangalore. She has also worked on research projects with reputed institutes like the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Her areas of expertise include Political Theory, International Relations, Public Administration, and Gender Studies.
Sonali is an Adjunct faculty at Sikkim Manipal University. She holds an MA in economics and has over 24 years of work experience in premier B-Schools. She is recognized for using innovative pedagogical tools to teach Economics. She is known for interactive teaching style that encourages student participation and enthusiasm while facilitating learning.
An online Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science is a postgraduate program that is completely delivered in online mode. It offers a comprehensive understanding of political systems, theories, and policies through virtual classrooms and online platforms, providing flexibility for working professionals and distance learners.
Online Master of Arts in Political Science is a two-year postgraduate program. It is divided into four semesters. The maximum duration for the completion of the program is 4 years.
Yes, Sikkim Manipal University’s online MA Political Science degree is UGC-entitled and accepted by governments, corporate organizations, and higher education institutions.
Sikkim Manipal University degrees issued after 2016 are evaluated by WES (World Education Services).
Here are the highlights of Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs-
Yes. Students of online degree programs will join Sikkim Manipal University’s alumni network with all associated privileges. As an alumnus, they can interact with peers and build their professional and personal network with professionals from across the globe. They will be given access to Sikkim Manipal University alumni portal.
Here are some of the jobs, you can get after completing MA in Political Science:
The application process is completely online and applications can be submitted at www.onlinemanipal.com by providing the required details. If you need further assistance, then you can reach out to our admission counsellors at +91-7996 799 900 and they will assist you with the application process.
All applications will be evaluated for eligibility by the admissions team of Sikkim Manipal University. In case the university requires further clarification or documents, the candidate will be intimated via email, SMS or phone. Final decision regarding selection will be notified to the candidate within five working days of submitting the application.
Once a decision has been taken on the application submitted, the status of admission would be intimated to the candidate via email and SMS.
Yes. Sikkim Manipal University offers exclusive scholarships for defense personnel, differently abled people, SMU alumni, and candidates from Sikkim & NE region.
Sikkim Manipal University’s online programs are delivered in a 100% online mode so that students can attend live classes and complete the program remotely, while also pursuing their professional and personal commitments in parallel.
Yes. The program is delivered through a mix of live lectures, pre- recorded videos and discussion forums in which students can interact directly with faculty and self-paced learning. Self-paced learning is driven by video lectures, e-books, quizzes, and assignments that are delivered using a state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS).
Students are expected to attend live classes, watch recorded sessions, and go through at least 75% of the self-learning content (reading material and video lectures) available on LMS. This would ensure they are eligible to appear for the final exams.
After admission is confirmed by the university, students will receive access to the Learning Management System (LMS), student portal and e-library. Students can then start accessing the course material and begin their learning journey.
The online MA in Political Science curriculum offered by Sikkim Manipal University covers important subjects like interpreting modern India, western political thought, political sociology of India, governance & public policy in India, and more. For detailed information about the curriculum, you may refer to the program brochure.
Students are given access to an exhaustive e-library, video lectures, audio-visual interactive material, virtual classroom sessions, audio podcasts, virtual simulations, and self-assessment quizzes or tests. Students are free to download e-books and print them for convenience.
Although the learning is flexible, students are expected to spend at least 15-20 hours per week watching concept videos, reading learning material, attempting quizzes, and attending live webinars. This would ensure that you get your degree within the minimum duration.
Students will be assigned dedicated course mentors and coordinators who can be contacted to clarify doubts using discussion forums, instant messaging, and email on the Learning Management System (LMS).
Students must score at least 40% in continuous evaluation and 40% in term-end examinations in each course to successfully complete the program. In case the minimum score is not attained, they will need to apply for re-sit with applicable fees and appear for exam to pass the course.
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