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    Can I take majors in international relations after Bcom or do I have to take a UG course in it for eligibility. what are the requirements for a MA in international relations. which are the best universities to study this course. does it have scope in future.
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  • You can join in MA international relations with your B.Com degree. There is no necessity of taking another undergraduate course for doing this course. The duration of this course is 2 years. The admission process differs from university to university. Some universities are giving seats based on your score in your UG course and some universities are conducting entrance test.
    If you have an interest in the following, this course will be very much suitable for you.
    1. The political system of various countries around the world.
    2. Following political happenings around the world.
    3. Reading
    4. Communicating skillfully.
    The following Universities are following this course.
    1. South Asian University, New Delhi. Their link is The students of this university will get an opportunity to interact with students from all the SAARC nations. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has extended aid in establishing this University. This university is the best option for this course.
    2. Christ University, Bangalore: The website is who passed Bachelor's degree in any stream with a 50% minimum are eligible to apply for Christ University M.A International Programme. The selection is on the basis of entrance exam score, interview round score and past academic records.
    3. The University of Delhi: Their website is In this University, M.A Politics is being offered in which there is a specialization in International Relations.
    4. Jadavpur University, Kolkata: The web site of this institute is
    Admissions are on the basis of the written test conducted by the University.
    5. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi - Graduates with a 50% minimum in any discipline can apply. M.A Politics with specialization in International Studies and M.A in International Relations and Area Studies, are the two courses offered by this university . Their website is

    Here are some probable job opportunities for those who have a Masters degree in International Relations -
    1. Teaching staff in reputed Universities/Institutions after clearing UGC NET
    2. Jobs in organizations like the World Economic Forum, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations (UN) Agencies etc
    3. Lobbyist
    4. Political Analyst
    5. Intelligence Specialist
    6. Diplomat
    7. Indian Foreign Services through UPSC

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  • If you are interested for perusing M.A in International Relations, you must hold a Bachelor Degree regardless of the stream from a recognised college with a minimum of 60 percent of marks.
    It is a two year postgraduate programme containing elaborate studies on security studies and strategies, Regional Studies, Contemporary International Relations, Formation of Public Policies etc.
    This course would help students to find solutions for various issues relating to Human Rights, Economic Development, Globalisation etc. The course can be imparted through government colleges, private colleges and the deemed universities.
    Some of the colleges where you can persue your studies are as follows -
    1) Jadavpur University- Kolkata- Entrance Test
    2) University of Madras - Chennai - Merit based
    3) Univesity of Mysore - Mysore - Entrance Test
    4) Amity University- Noida - Merit based
    5) Pondicherry University- Pondicherry- Entrance Test
    Your excellent performance at the postgraduate level will provide you promising opportunities in government offices, Human Right Advocacy, International Business and other related sectors. The minimum salary at the initial phase would be around Rs Two Lacks and this would go up depending upon the length of experience.
    Wherever there is the entrance test, you must ensure that your preparations are in the lines of the syllabus set for the entrance test. You must solve the question papers of at least eight years past questions. Entrance Test would cover questions from the following domains -
    1) Political Science
    2) History and Economics
    3) Current World Affairs
    4) Indian Foreign Policies.
    Regular reading of Times of India, Economic Times, Hindus would be benificial.

  • If you want to pursue M.A in international relation after doing then you can do it. For joining the M.A course, the candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks in any discipline from a recognised university. There is no need to have a degree in the same subject. It is a two-year degree programme. The procedure of taking admission differ from University to University. Some university takes admission on the basis of graduate marks. Whereas, some university conduct entrance test.
    There are some reputed college which provides quality education in this subject as follows:-
    1. Amity University, Noida
    2.Delhi University, New Delhi
    3.Jawaharlal University, New Delhi.
    4. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
    5. University of Madras, Chennai
    There are various scope after doing M.A in international relation as follows:-
    1. You can apply for lecturership job after clearing UGC-NET.
    2.political analyst
    3. You are eligible for Indian Foreign Services.
    4. You can apply in WHO and UN agencies

  • MA in International Relations is a PG program having a duration of 2 years. The course covers International Relations, International Security and Strategies issues, Strategies in regional levels, Formation of Public Policies and their Administration etc.

    The eligibility for applying admission to this particular course is a Bachelor's degree or any equivalent degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of 60% marks (55% of marks for SC, ST, PH candidates).

    In many institutes the admission to this course is granted on merit basis based on the marks obtained in undergraduate degree. For example Amity University. But some institutes take their own entrance exam also. For example University of Mysore, Pondicherry University, Jadavpur University, University of Madras, Jawaharlal Nehru University etc.

    There is option of distance education mode also. For example one can have it from IGNOU and Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University.

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  • Earlier the study of International Relations was limited to political history but now it has started to include subjects like political science, economics, foreign policy, anthropology, and sociology. There are many career opportunities available in this field from the political field to international business.

    These opportunities not only offer you a good salary package but also show the way to progress. In fact, the field of International Relations offers students the opportunity to see and understand the world, while making them aware of the vast career possibilities.

    Through a career in this field, you can contribute to the foreign affairs of a country, represent your country on an international platform, join agreements, and also participate in the decisions of the country. In short, this career is for those who want to contribute to meet the needs of their country's foreign issues.

    What should be the qualification
    Some universities facilitate specialization in International Relations with an MA in Political Science. To enroll in this course, it is necessary to be a graduate with a minimum of 50 percent marks in any subject.

    You can contact the following universities for more information -

    - Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
    - Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. - University of Calcutta, Kolkata.
    - Delhi University, Delhi.
    - Madras University, Chennai.
    - Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
    - Pondicherry University
    - Bangalore University
    - University of Allahabad, Allahabad.
    - University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

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