Department of Politics and International Studies

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The salient features of the Department include:  UGC Special Assistant Programme DRS-II Level.  Exchange programmes with prestigious foreign and Indian universities.  Interactions with distinguished Indian and foreign scholars through seminars, conferences, workshops and refresher courses.  Promoting teaching and research in the areas of International Relations and Area Studies in general and South Asia in Particular  Policy input to the makers of India’s foreign and security policies as well as the theoretical understanding of International Relations.  Publication of Scholarly Journals titled International Journal of South Asian Studies.  Publication of Scholarly Books on the Thrust Areas of teaching and research programmes in the Department.
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Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai is Professor & Dean School of Law and Head of the Department of Politics & International Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry,India. A teacher of repute for four decades, he is the founder Editor of ISDA Journal – Studies in Development and Administration, Trivandrum. He is also the founder Editor of International Journal of South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University. Specializing in Development Studies, South Asian Studies and Political theory, he has published several books, research papers and articles in these areas. His major books include Politics of Regionalism in South Asia (1991); Globalization of Economy (1995); Gandhi’s Legacy and a New Human Civilization (1999); Quest for a Just World Order (1999);Women and Law (2003) and Decentralized Governance and Participatory Development (2005). He has travelled widely in India and abroad to participate and present papers in several international and national conferences, seminars and workshops. He is also a visiting Professor at University of Paris 13 Sorbonne Paris Cité, France.
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Head: +91-413-2654-772

Office: +91-413-2654-333

Mail: head.pol@pondiuni.edu.in

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The Department has good infra-structural facilities including interactive class rooms, Smart class rooms and other teaching aids to assist teachers and students in their pursuit of academic excellence and relavance.
Specific focus on India’s Foreign and Security Policy, Indian political system, Political Theory, Political Economy of Development, Public Administration, South Asian Regional ooperation and Peace and Conflict Resolution.
 Exchange programmes with prestigious foreign and Indian universities.  Interactions with distinguished Indian and foreign scholars through seminars, conferences, workshops and refresher courses.  Promoting teaching and research in the areas of International Relations and Area Studies in general and South Asia in Particular  Policy input to the makers of India’s foreign and security policies as well as the theoretical understanding of International Relations.  Publication of Scholarly Journals titled International Journal of South Asian Studies.  Publication of Scholarly Books on the Thrust Areas of teaching and research programmes in the Department.
UGC Special Assistance Programme DRS-II Level.

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