Confused between b.a. In political science or english

Please answer in points 1. Scope for government job. 2. How can I enter politics after b.a. Or m.a. In political science. ( I really aspire to serve for the nation holding a good qualification). 3. What after m.a. In english. I am 12th passout. I have no interest in teaching. Please be brief.

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RE: Confused between b.a. In political science or english

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Chirag,

I am very glad to see you approach CareerGuide for seeking guidance and clarifications for your career development. Let me assure that you have selected the right platform to get advice from.
I think I can guide you considering my more than 10 years of experience in counselling and industry. I appreciate your detailed and good query.

Your query itself has answers to your questions.

See, since you are not interested in teaching, MA / BA English won't help. However it may help you definitely if you wish to go for journalism, mass communication, that is the writing field.

As far as the scope for government job is concerned, BA / MA Political Science will be of great help. You can definitely enter politics first by entering into your local ward and start serving your own locality people and then scale upwards.

I would suggest you to undergo a Psychometric Career Assessment test from which will exactly indicate what are your strengths, weaknesses, passion areas, likings, interests, emotional quotient, etc. Based on the result of the test, you can talk to me and then I can guide you which course and career will suit you.

Please do get back to me in case you are still wanting to ask some thing or require any more clarification or guidance. I will be very glad to help you out and see you become successful in your career.

Best wishes,

Dr. Anand Wadadekar
Founder Director & CEO - Discovering Careers India

RE: Confused between b.a. In political science or english

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Chirag,

Thanks for raising your query at I will answer your three questions, one by one.

1. Scope for government job. (Here I assume are you asking scope after doing Masters in Pol Science or English)

Scope of Political Science for Government Jobs:
One can work for a Government, a think tank (research organisation), a non-profit organisation, a political lobby group, college or university, or even a business house. Some of the areas include:

Public Administration (Civil Service Exam):
You can prepare for Indian Foreign Service (IFS) who work with Government's Foreign Department, can work as Ambassador, Dimplomat. Its prestigious job. You can prepare for UPSC/ Civil Service Exam after graduation with Political Science as major. Its competitive and preparing right from entering into graduate study helps. You can get more information about UPSC from

Political Scientist (Freelance Consultant):
After Masters and MPhil, you can work as a Political Scientist. A political scientist conducts surveys, analyses election results, interview relevant individuals and scrutinise available documentation. Some even attend legal proceedings and observe public events. Other tasks include:

  • Consulting work with governmental officials. Identifying, researching, analyzing and advocating public
  • Write reports and documents, articles for publications in the newspapers, magazines and journals
  • Advisors to the constitutional posts as the President, the Governor etc.

After doing graduation or masters in Pol Science, major scope is in academics. After doing BEd after graduation or masters,you can get opportunities as teacher in Government schools.

After clarifying National Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor, you can get opportunities to work as a lecturer in Government college.

International relations / International Affairs:
You can get opportunities to work with bilateral agencies such as UN, UNICEF, UNDP as Intelligence expert, Policy Analyist Foreign Correspondent or Political Scientist, You can opt for higher study in International Affairs that may help you work with International Organizations in India as well as other countries.

Scope of English for Government Jobs:
After doing graduation or masters in English, you can work in following areas:

2. How can I enter politics after b.a. Or m.a. In political science. ( I really aspire to serve for the nation holding a good qualification).

It is good that you want to make career in poltics. Indian politics need young and enthusiastic politicians.
You can start working on political issues by writing about local political issues in news papers, or volunteering your preferred political party in your area. You can start interacting with people, understand their problems and study how Government system and political system can address people's issues.

You may stand for college students' election, or become student union leader. As suggested by Dr. Anand Wadadekar, you can work for your local ward and then carry your political career.

3. What after M.A In English?
I have explained earlier the scope of English.

Hope I have answered your queries.

Best Luck with your Career. If you still have any queries, feel free to write back.

Apurvakumar Pandya, PhD

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