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CSSP Programme of Study

CSSP Programme of Study

List of courses offered by the CSSP in the Monsoon and Winter Semesters w.e.f. 2024.

Monsoon Semester 

Course Number

Title of the Course (PhD)

Compulsory/ Optional

No. of Credits


SP 601P

Analysis in Science and Technology Policy



S. Bhaduri (Coordinator), M. Govind, R. Singh, Anamika 

SP 604P

Research Methodology



M. Govind (Coordinator), S. Bhaduri, R. Singh, Anamika 

Winter Semester

SP 602P

Science and Technology in a Social Context



M. Govind

SP 611P

Research and Publication Ethics

Compulsory 2 M. Govind, Anamika, Anup K. Das

SP 605P

Technology Futures Analysis



R. Singh

SP 606P

Economics of Technological Change Innovation Systems



S. Bhaduri

SP 608P
Style Sheet

Technology, Environmentalism and Sustainable Development




SP 609P

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR):A Foundation Course



S. Bhaduri

SP 610P

Agriculture, Innovation and Technology Policy in South Asia



R. Singh

*One out of the four optional courses to be chosen by the students.

Additional Course at Under Graduate Level

SP 201P

Science, Technology & Society Interaction



M. Govind

Additional Course at Master’s Level during Winter Semester

SP 401P

Perspectives on Food Science, Technology and Innovation Policy



R. Singh

**at Under Graduate Level Offered by CSSP for  the School of Languages, JNU, Winter Semester

Candidates seeking admission to PhD programmes in Science Policy Studies could consider pursuing research in areas/fields such as:

    1. Science and technology policies including various sectors of economy, S&T in government and S&T policies and development issues in India and other countries;

    2. Sociological and Historical Studies on S&T; Social shaping of technology; Scientists in laboratories and organizations; Scientific communities and professionalization of science;

    3. Frugal and Grassroots Innovations;

    4. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI); Open Science;

    5. Waste Management;

    6. Law, Science and Technology; Cyber & Information Technology Law; Intellectual Property Rights; International S&T Treaties; S&T indicators; Scientometrics;

    7. Economics of technological change and innovation studies; national, sectoral and regional innovation systems; clusters and technological change;

    8. Technology Foresight and Assessment; Risk R&D and technology; Technology and hazards including disaster management related to technical change, innovation, methodologies, etc.;

    9. Gender issues in S&T;

    10. Globalisation and Emerging Technology; TNCs, FDI and impact on R&D; International affairs and relations in S&T for development; Science Diplomacy; Area studies in science and technology policies and development covering developing and developed countries;

    11. Epidemiology, health service structure, health policy analysis, health planning, health economics, biomedical waste management, importance of social sciences in public health, urbanization and health.

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.