Political Scientist

Political Science Researcher

Minimum B.A. (Political Science)

Not required

The tasks a Political Scientist is expected to perform include:

Studying the development of political institutions and interpreting various political events from a national, international point of view

Formulating political theories to deal with the principles of government or state

Supervizing the collection of information relating to the origin, development and inter-relationship of political institutions

Studying the effect of various phenomena such as political philosophy, public laws and administration, party systems, public opinion, the relationship between government and business, international laws, civic administration, etc.

Conducting a survey on public opinion

Knowledge of human psychology

Knowledge of all parliamentary procedures, policies and laws

Knowledge of socio-economic, political and international issues

Skilled in surveying and evaluating research

Knowledge in fields such as aging, criminal justice, demography, etc.

Skilled in conducting surveys and collecting data

Skilled in interpreting data

Not applicable

Analytical bend of mind





Hardworking and persistent

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as eye stress, mental and physical strain, joint pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 16,000 to INR 58,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

Politics affects virtually every aspect of our lives, including the availability of education, jobs, housing and healthcare. Whether countries are at war or at peace depends both on what governments do and who supports them. The demand for political science research is growing because of increasing interest in politics, foreign affairs and public policy, including social and environmental policy issues, healthcare and immigration. A plethora of job opportunities are available in the public as well as private sector. Therefore, the career of a Political Scientist has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Central and state government agencies

Social research organizations

Cities and towns across India