BA/BS History, Political Science

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About the Program

The BA in History & Political Science program offers a rich academic journey, combining the exploration of historical narratives with a deep understanding of political structures.

Delving into global history, studying significant events, cultural shifts, and societal transformations. Simultaneously, the program provides a comprehensive examination of political theories, ideologies, and contemporary global politics. Through comparative politics, analyse diverse governance models and societal dynamics. Practical skills in archival research and field excursions enhance the learning experience, connecting theoretical knowledge with real-world contexts.

Advantage @DGU

  • Dehradun - A Safe, Beautiful & Cosmopolitan Education City.
  • Bundle of Industry Integrated Value Added Certificates.
  • Students from 23 States & 5 Countries on campus.
  • Multiple Placements for all.
  • More than 250+ Companies for Campus Placement.
  • Possibilities of International Exposure.
  • Separate in campus Girls & Boys hostels with Modern Sporting & Gym facilities.

USPs of the Program

Research Opportunities

Engage in meaningful research projects, honing your investigative and analytical skills, and contributing to scholarly discourse on historical and political issues.

Global Perspectives

Gain insights into diverse cultures and political landscapes, enhancing global perspective and understanding the interconnectedness of historical events with contemporary political dynamics.

Internship and Networking

Benefit from internship opportunities and networking events that bridge theory and practice, providing hands-on experiences and industry connections to kickstart a career in history and political science.

Engagement with Contemporary Issues

Apply historical knowledge to contemporary challenges, making informed contributions to societal debates and political discourse.

Critical Analytical Skills

Develop critical thinking and analytical prowess, essential for evaluating historical events and political phenomena.

Career Opportunities

  • Historian
  • Political Analyst
  • Policy Researcher
  • Diplomatic Service Officer
  • Archivist
  • Researcher

Course Structure

Semester I Semester II
Subjects Credits Subjects Credits
Indian Heritage and culture 3 Social and Political Formations 3
General English 3 Fine Arts 3
Indian Civilizations 3 Introduction to Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology 3
Pre and Proto History of India 3 Political Processes and Dynamics of State Politics in India 3
Introduction to Political Science 3 Ideology and Politics 3
The Ancient World from the Earliest Time to the 5th Century 3 OPEN ELECTIVE 2 2
Semester III Semester IV
Subjects Credits Subjects Credits
History of Ideas 3 Foreign Language 3
Society and Culture in Medieval India 3 History of the World Wars 3
Comparative Politics 3 Public Policy and Governance in India 3
Minor Paper 1 3 Minor Paper 2 3
Society and Culture in Medieval India 3 Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Medieval world 3
Foundations of Public Administration 3 Nationalism and Identity Politics 3
Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Ancient World 3 Media and Politics in India 2
Political Institutions in India 3 OPEN ELECTIVE 4 2
Semester V Semester VI
Subjects Credits Subjects Credits
Internship 3 Foreign Policy of India 3
Knowledge Theory and Practices 2 History Of Southeast Asia-The 20TH Century 3
Quantitative Reasoning 2 Individual society and Nations 3
Political Sociology in India 3 Political Economy of Development in India 3
Minor Paper 3 3 Minor Paper 4 4
Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Medieval world 3 Capstone Project 4
History Of Southeast Asia-The 19TH Century 3
Open Elective 5 2

Suggested Minors:

1. Sociology

Sociology Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Introduction to Sociology 3
2 Political Sociology 3
3 Urban Sociology 3
4 Sociology of Work 3

2. Psychology

Psychology Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Introduction to Psychology 3
2 Employee Coaching, Mentoring and Counselling 3
3 Basic Psychometric 3
4 History of Psychology 3

3. English

English Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Graphic narratives 3
2 Indian writing in English 3
3 Literature and cinema 3
4 History of English Literature 3

4. Anthropology

Anthropology Minor
S. No. Title of the Course Credits
1 Introduction to Anthropology 3
2 Archaeological Anthropology 3
3 Biological Anthropology 3
4 Cultural Anthropology 3


To pursue this program student must have

Min. 60% in XII with appereance in National Level Entrance Examinaiton + Online Interview + Writing Test ( Merit on the basis of cumulative Score on the basis of X+XII + Online Interview + Writing Test )

How to Apply

In order to pursue this program, the students can talk to our counceller or use links below for further details:

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