UGC net political science syllabus

ugc net political science syllabus 2022: UGC net political science paper consists of two papers: Paper I and paper II. Paper I consists of 50 questions and each question carries two marks with 3 hours of durations.

And paper II contains 100 questions and each question carries two marks. The test will be conducted in CBT (computer based mode) only.


UGC net political science syllabus

 SYLLABUSUGC net political science syllabus

Unit – 1 : Political Theory

Liberty, Equality, Justice, Rights, Democracy, Power, Citizenship,

  • Political Traditions
  • Liberalism
  • Conservatism
  • Socialism
  • Marxism
  • Feminism
  • Ecologism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Postmodernism

Unit – 2 : Political Thought

Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt, Frantz Fanon, Mao Zedong, John Rawls

Unit – 3 : Indian Political Thought

Dharamshastra, Kautilya, Aggannasutta, Barani, Kabir, Pandita Ramabai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Swami Vivekanand, Rabindranath Tagore, M.K Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, Muhammad Iqbal, M.N.Roy, V D Savarkar, Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, J L Nehru, Ram Manohar Lohia, Jaya Prakash Narayan, Deendayal Upadhyaya

Unit – 4 : Comparative Political Analysis

Colonialism and decolonization
State theory
Political regimes
Constitutions and Constitutionalism
Structures of Power
Actor and Processes

Unit – 5 : International Relations

Approaches to the study of International relations
Conflict and Peace
United Nations
Political Economy of IR; Globalisation; Global governance and Bretton Woods system, North-South Dialogue, WTO, G-20, BRICS.
Regional Organisations
Contemporary Challenges

Unit – 6 : India’s Foreign Policy

Perspectives on India’s Foreign Policy
Continuity and change in India’s Foreign Policy
India’s relations with major powers
India’s Engagement with multipolar world
India’s relations with neighborhood
India’s Negotiation Strategies in International Regimes
Contemporary challenges

Unit – 7 : Political Institutions in India

Making of the Indian Constitution
Constituent Assembly
Philosophy of the Constitution
Constitutionalism in India
Union Executive
Union Parliament
Executive and Legislature in the States
Federalism in India
Electoral Process and Election Commission of India
Local Government Institutions
Constitutional and Statutory Bodies

Unit – 8 : Political Processes in India

State, Economy and Development
Process of globalisation
Identity Politics
Social Movements
Civil Society Groups
Regionalisation of Indian Politics
Gender and Politics in India
Ideology and Social basis of Political Parties
Electoral Politics

Unit – 9 : Public Administration

Public Administration
Public administration theories and concepts
Theories and Principles of Organization
Managing the organization
Organisational Communication
Managing Conflict in the Organization
Management by Objectives- Peter Drucker

Unit – 10 : Governance and Public Policy in India

Governance, good governance and democratic governance, role of state, civil society and individuals.
Accountability and control
Institutional mechanisms for good governance
Grassroots Governance
Planning and Development
Public policy as an instrument of socio-economic development
Monitoring and evaluation of public policy; mechanisms of making governance process accountable

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