MA in Political Science TU
Political Science is a separate discipline of social science from the very beginning of the University education system in the world and in Nepal has undergone significant changes in the course of political development and development of the approaches to the study of political phenomena. Important changes have also occurred in the field of political theories. In this globalized world of the 21st century national, regional and global politics are interdependent and have reciprocal effects. Political Science as a master discipline of social science in Nepal has contributed significantly to academic, administrative and political arena of Nepal. Keeping in view of all these facts, CDPS, has offered this course of M.A. in Political Science (MAPS).
MA in Political Science (MAPS) is a major discipline under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Tribhuwan University. It is one of the oldest and most reputed postgraduate program dedicated to develop qualified students having knowledge about theory and practices in political field. The MAPS is a four semester program in which every semester is of six months time. This program is to be launched by 2014 February academic session. The interdisciplinary approach of this program is tended to provide theoretical knowledge of political science in general and the understanding of Nepalese politics and political system in particular. This program offers:
i. an opportunity to get theoretical and practical knowledge about different sub disciplines of political science.
ii. an in-depth knowledge about multi dimensional approaches to the study of political science in the globalized context. And,
iii. offers various methods of research including qualitative and quantitative techniques in general and their application in the study of political field.
The students opting to get MAPS degree must hold at least Bachelor’s Degree from any University or TU. According to the current rules and regulations of the TU. the students have to pass the entrance examination, conducted by the TU and should get passing grade in the entrance exam. The department (CDPS) will publish notice for that.
Medium of instruction
As per the rules of the TU, the medium of instruction will be English and students are required to develop skills in English language and have to write in English in the exam of assessment and other internal and external tests.
As per the TU rules, 75 % attendance will be considered compulsory. The students failing to fulfill this precondition will not be allowed to sit in the final examination. They are also required to submit their home assignments, reports and thesis in the given time.
To be decided by TU with consultation with the CDPS.
Thesis will be compulsory and should be written in English language.
Expected out comes
On the completion of the MAPS, the students will have detailed theoretical and critical knowledge about the various sub disciplines of political science. They will be able to analyze contemporary world politics including the skill of regional and global issues. The students will be able to conduct research in the political field. They will also have knowledge about Nepalese politics, administration and foreign policy.
The Final/Board examination will be conducted by the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in consultation with the CDPS. The final result will be published within a month of the examination.