Political Science as a course witnessed the highest cutoffs in all DU colleges throughout the admission procedure. These high cutoffs depict the popularity of the course amongst all the undergraduate courses. Hence, Political Science as a subject is very lucrative and holds great career opportunities. Students aspiring for diplomacy in international relations, civil services, and other academic options can pursue this course. Therefore, it yields great options and is one of the popular DU courses.
High Political Science cutoffs:
Lady Shri Ram College for Women(LSR) set the highest political science 1st cutoff, i.e. 100% for Academic season 2020-21. Hindu College and Kirorimal College also kept the course cutoff as high as 99 percent. Hence, the candidates witness a sky soaring cutoff for this popular course.
Several off-campus colleges also set the course cutoffs high, keeping pace with the number of applications. Hence, a surge ranging from 1 – 4 percent is noticeable. Aryabhatta College’s cutoff for the course is 95 percent. ARSD kept it at 97 percent and Maharaja Agrasen College at 93 percent. Therefore, huge applications are due to the popularity of the course based on their career perspective.
Manoj Sinha, principal of Aryabhatta College, says, “The faculty at Delhi University allows students to study both, International Relations Public Administration under Political Science.” Hence, the course offers an efficient combination of subjects at the Undergraduate level. Mr. Sinha also adds that peer pressure is also a driving force behind this surge in this course’s applications.
Aryabhatta College accepted 50 percent of applications within the 1st list. Hence, this says a lot about the value and the popularity of the course.
Career options available in Political Science:
Political Science subjects like International Relations(IR) favors a great career in Diplomacy. Hence, students can aspire to become diplomats and handle International Relations. UPSC and other state examinations are well facilitated if a student has an undergraduate degree in the course. Since a lot of questions are politics-oriented, therefore, the subjects help a lot. Mr. Sinha says, “Students can opt for Politics to hone their General Knowledge skills.
Political Science assists the students to gain a lot of skills. The candidates are open to pursuing media, professing, advertising, law, MBA, and many more as their career options. Therefore, the degree in this course holds high regard and henceforth high cutoffs.
Contradiction in South India:
Political Science is a popular course in North India and its hype is way more. However, the opposite is witnessed in South Indian institutions. Uma Purushothaman, assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at the Central University of Kerala, says, that students there are inclined towards professional courses. Hence, this serves as a major reason for fewer applications in political science. Engineering, IIT, NIT, and medical courses are popular and hyped. Hence, Kerala and Tamil Nadu students lack interest in this course. However, they have a perception that medical and engineering have better career opportunities.
It is loud and clear that Political Science has a hype at Delhi University in particular and North India as a whole. Hence, its applications and cutoffs are increasing every year.