Offered in English medium, this program in Political Science has been designed especially for candidates who opt for Political Science as their optional paper in Civil Services Examinations. Political Science students have done quite well in these examinations in the past two years. Its list of successful alumni include Mr Alok Ranjan Jha, who secured Ist rank in IAS 2001 examinations and Dr. (Ms.) Pinky Jowel, who secured 11th rank in IAS 2002 examinations in female candidates.
The classroom sessions have been especially designed to ensure that students without any background education in Political Science can also secure 360 marks in the optional paper in CSE or more. Even in General Studies paper, about 330 marks of questions, out of a total of 600 marks, are from Political Science and hence, Political Science gain an edge over candidates from other subjects in GS paper too.
Even the Essay paper, which carries a total of 200 marks, most often have topics that are from Political Science background such as National Current Affairs, International Current Affairs, Indian Political System and India and the World. The interview round is conducted to assess the personality of an interviewee but candidates are often asked questions on national and international affairs and contemporary issues. Thus, studying Political Science offers an edge in all the papers of Civil Service Examinations.