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JNU School of International Studies - History
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JNU School of International Studies - Centers
JNU School of International Studies - Courses

1. M.Phil. / Ph.D.

Selected candidates will be admitted, in the first instance, to a two-semester programme of course work. Successful completion of the prescribed courses and a dissertation will lead to the award of degree of Master of Philosophy. Those students who are desirous of proceeding further and have met the prescribed criteria will be eligible for registration for the Ph.D. Programme. They may submit their doctoral theses, four semesters after their registration for the Ph.D. degree. The Centres of the School may, at their discretion, provisionally admit a candidate directly to the Ph.D. Programme and prescribe courses for him. Such a candidate will not qualify for the M.Phil. degree. On satisfactory completion of the prescribed courses and examinations, he may be registered for the Ph.D. Programme.

On the basis of academic performance of the students and recommendations of the Centres, students who complete a preliminary draft of their doctoral theses may be deputed for field research abroad to their respective regions of specialisation. Course work and research facilities for the M.Phil. / Ph.D. Programmes are available in the following fields of the seven Centres of Studies of the School:

Serial No.

Centres of Studies

Fields of Study / Division

1

Centre for American and West European Studies

1. American Studies
2. Latin American Studies
3. Canadian Studies
4. West European Studies

2

Centre for Studies in Diplomacy, International Law and Economics

1. International Legal Studies
2. International Trade & Development
3. Diplomatic Studies

3

Centre for East Asian Studies

1. Japanese Studies
2. Chinese Studies
3. Korean Studies

4

Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament Studies

1. International Politics
2. International Organization
3. Disarmament Studies
4. Political Geography

5

Centre for Russian, Central Asian and East European Studies

1. Russian, Central Asian and East European Studies

6

Centre for South, Central, South-East Asian & South-West Pacific Studies

1. South Asian Studies
2. Southeast Asian & Southwest Pacific Studies
3. Central Asian Studies

7

Centre for West Asian and African Studies

1. West Asian and North African Studies
2. Sub-Saharan African Studies

8

The Group of Political Theory and Comparative Politics (International Relations) offers only direct Ph D. programme in Political Thought or Theory , Comparative Politics or Indian Politics.

Note:- In addition to above Direct Admission to Ph.D. Programme is also offered in the above Centres of the School and Announcement for Direct Admission to Ph.D. Programme has been notified separately.

The School has decided to launch a new programme on Comparative Area Studies. It would promote through well conceived, time bound projects, rigorous comparative research on specific issues / areas and problems that transcend particular areas. The idea is to develop research agenda that would build thematic bridges across area specialities. Some of the thematic programmes of research identified are: Patterns of Regional Security and Regional Integration, Globalization Studies, Emerging Powers in Different Regional Contexts, Conflict Resolution Mechanism, etc.

2. M.A. in Politics (with specialization in International Relations)

The two-year Masterís Degree Programme in Politics (with specialization in International Relations) is a School level programme in which all the Centres of Study of the School participate. The Programme combines studies in International Affairs, Area Politics, Political Theory, Comparative Politics and Economic Development which enable the graduates to receive all-around exposure in various fields of study.

3. M.A. in Economics (with specialization in the World Economy)

The two-year Masterís Degree Programme in Economics (with specialization in the World Economy) was introduced in the session 1995-96 by the International Trade and Development Division which is a part of the Centre for Diplomacy, International Law and Economics with the active participation of other Centres of the School. The purpose of this programme is to provide a sound theoretical background in the principles of Economics and to equip students with analytical tools for understanding the evolution of the world economy. Special emphasis is placed on global issues like environment, technology generation and transfer and information economics.

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