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Centre for Political Studies
Centre for Political Studies
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Centre for Political Studies

CPS

CPS

Welcome to the Centre for Political Studies. Founded in 1971 the centre has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. In the first year of its existence, the Centre launched the M.Phil. /Ph.D. programme with 15 students. In the following academic year, the M.A. programme was launched. In keeping with the spirit of the JNU Act of 1966, the Centre for Political Studies incorporated a strong interdisciplinary emphasis in the structure and design of its syllabi. Since then, the Centre for Political Studies has become one of the largest Centres of the School of Social Sciences drawing students from all parts of the country and abroad.

 

WINTER SEMESTER 2021

COURSES OFFERED FOR THE MA SECOND SEMESTER STUDENTS

COMPULSORY COURSES:

PO 415 N: POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: KEY CONCEPTS II (Prof Shefali Jha and Dr Rajarshi Dasgupta)

PO 418 N: INTERNATIONAL POLITICS (Dr Sudhir Suthar)

OPTIONAL COURSES:

PO 507: DEMOCRATIC THEORY (Dr Rinku Lamba)

PO 519: RADICAL MOVEMENTS IN INDIA (Prof Anupama Roy and Dr Manindra Nath Thakur)

PO 520: LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN INDIA (Dr Jubilee Shangrei)

PO 525: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT (Dr V. Biju Kumar)

OPTIONAL COURSES OFFERED FOR THE M.PHIL & PH.D SECOND SEMESTER STUDENTS:

PO 612: POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY: CONCEPT, APPROACHES AND PROCESS (Dr Harish Wankhede)

PO 616:  SOCIALIST THEORY: CONTEMPORARY TRENDS (Dr Amir Ali)

PO: 626: POLITICS AND MASS COMMUNICATION POLITICS (Dr Papia Sengupta)

PO 628: POLITICS OF MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS (Dr T.G. Suresh)

PO 638: CULTURE, IDENTITY AND POLITICS: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (Prof Asha Sarangi)

 

Updates

**CPS MA, MPhil/PhD, Second Semester Mid Semester Exams starts from 26th July till 30th July 2021.

 

**Dr Harish Wankhede writes Commentary "Hindutva Hegemony and Future of Democratic Struggles" in Economic and Political Weekly

 

**Prof Anupama Roy writes Commentary "Elections in a Pandemic: Role of Election Commission of India" in Economic and Political Weekly

Faculty Publications

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.