Career in Political Science: University of Ladakh offers Master Degree programme in Political Science

Political science is a fascinating field that deals with the study of politics, government, and public policy. It examines the processes and institutions that shape the lives of individuals and communities, both locally and globally. A degree in political science will provide you with a strong foundation in political theory, comparative politics, international relations, public administration, electoral politics, foreign policy and research methods. It also rigorously tries to understand the political behaviour of individuals and political groups in a polity.

Political science helps us understand the world around us. By studying political systems, institutions, and policies, we gain insight into how power operates and how decisions are made that affect our daily lives. Political science also fosters critical thinking skills.

Political science is a rewarding and relevant field of study that offers a multitude of exciting opportunities for students and professionals.  Political science is also a diverse and dynamic field that allows us to explore our interests and passions and pursue our goals and aspirations. 

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In the context of Ladakh, students with a background in political science have a unique understanding of the intricacies of the politico-administrative structure of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils, the administrative structure of Union Territory of Ladakh, the administrative structure of District Administration,  politico-administrative structure of Panchayat Raj Institution, the political history of Ladakh, contemporary politics of Ladakh such as politics of identity and identity politics, electoral politics, and so on.

While keeping in mind the importance of course, the University of Ladakh offers a master’s degree in political science on both campuses, namely the Kargil Campus and the Leh Campus. 

Future Career in Political Science  
The Government of India offers a wide range of career opportunities for political science degree holders. It also provides numerous job openings for those who wish to serve the nation and contribute to public welfare. Some of the most popular political science career paths

Academician: Those interested in teaching and research can pursue a career in academia, specializing in political science. They can work as professors, lecturers, or research fellows in universities, colleges, research institutes, media houses, and think tanks.

Civil Services: Political science graduates can appear for UPSC examinations to join various Central Civil Services and Posts, including the IAS, IFS, IPS, and Central Services Groups ‘A’ and ‘B’. 

State Civil Services: Political science degree holders can also appear for state civil services examinations conducted by various state public service commissions to join state government services. 

Government Departments: Political science graduates can find employment in various government departments, such as the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, and Ministry of Finance.

Research Institutes: Various research institutes in India also offers jobs. 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): NGOs working in areas like human rights, environment, and development often hire political science degree holder to work in various capacities, such as project managers, researchers.

Private Sector: student with degree in political science can find job opportunities in the private sector, especially in companies that deal with government relations, public policy, and regulatory affairs.


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