What explains the surge for political science degree in Delhi University?

Mine edit explores:

…what explains the surge in students opting for Political Science as their top preference? On the face of it, it is easy to explain. On anecdotal evidence, politics in India has begun to attract frenzied interest among the youth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic win at the hustings may have something to do with this.

On the other hand, there is always the possibility that a scramble for seats in any given year is influenced by the scramble reported the previous year. If Economics cut-offs acquire infamy as unachievable one year, students might go rushing to English the next. If demand for English bids up cut-offs, it sends admission seekers clamouring for something else—say, Political Science. If this is so, then it amounts to a market failure of sorts. But if it’s a genuine spike in interest for the study of how we govern ourselves, perhaps we can hope for greater political awareness among post-millennials.

Though not sure why is it called Political Science? Adding science to any subject should be avoided. IT should be called as Political studies but that does not sound as glamorous..

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