of the program
Political Ideas, International Relations & Theory, Contemporary International Relations, Governance in South Asia
The area focus is to generate a basic understanding about international relations in general and on South Asia in particular. It covers debates on international relations as a discipline, further it focus on origin and development of international relations in Global Politics and South Asian region. Also security, political economy, identity politics- culture, ethnicity, media and national building in South Asia are discussed. The paper covers both International relations as a western discipline as well as South Asian discipline.International Relations theory deals with the major debates which exist on Idealism and Realism to understand international relations in a better ways. Also the traditional and scientific methods of international relations are dealt in this paper. It covers broad outlook on realism, liberalism and constructivism. This paper further focused on Marxian to post-Marxian approach in international relations theory. Governance in South Asia deals with the various conceptual aspects of governance. The contents of this paper further highlights the issues like civil society, elements of good governance like accountability, growth, political stability etc.
Foreign Policy of South Asian Countries & South Asian Regional Cooperation,
"The area focus on a comprehensive framework to understand the Foreign Policy in general and further to understand the basic fundamental ideas like; principles, objectives, types, and benefits of Foreign Policy. Also the factors which helping to determine the foreign policy of any country are also discussed. This paper not only helps to understand theory of Foreign Policy as well as practice part of international relations as nothing but Diplomacy. Further, this course has been designed to make students aware with the role of South Asia in international politics. The main thrust is to transcend distinction between the study of international relations and the study of domestic politics in the specific case of South Asia by focusing upon the global political system of which the states system and the national political systems are both part. As such this course focuses on the connections between the national, regional and international arenas as mediated through the institutions of state and governments, particular cultural and ideological values, and particular desire and aspirations of peoples in this region. The course also throws light on the role of great powers in the region and India’s bilateral ties with its neighbours in the light of global and domestic milieu."
Society, Culture and History of South Asia.
The primary area of is to enable the students to gain some insights on South Asian general geographical description to geo-politics. It familiarizes the students about the historical understanding of colonialism, imperialism and nationalism in South Asia. Further it helps to know about the society and culture which prevails in this South Asian region and its impacts on the World.
Major Powers & South Asia, Political Economy in South Asia
The area focus on the policies ad interests of various major powers of the world towards South Asian countries. Further, it provide an introduction to the politics of international economic relations in South Asian contexts. It will analyze the interplay between politics and economics in three broad areas: international trade, international finance, and economic development. A preface to core economic theories that explain the causes and consequences of international commerce, capital flows, and economic growth will be given to the students enables them to understand and analyse the international economic order in south Asia.
Who can prefer this Course
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50 % of marks
For M.A in South Asian Studies, the question paper will have objective type questions with multiple choices in the following areas.
Contemporary South Asian society & Culture, International & Regional Organisation
Economic Reforms & foreign policy of South Asian Countries.