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Centre for India and South Asia Studies

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Introduction to the School

Our humanness is a natural given, but “ Humanity” has to be acquired by every human being by the processes of cultural and political socialization.The academic disciplines placed under the rubric of ‘Humanities’ in the university system are the ones, which focus systematically on this process and help an individual to realize her/his human potential. To begin with, it has been decided to start India and South Asia Studies Program, with the purpose of inculcation of citizenship values and leadership qualities. Then edit the word “Centre” from India and  South Asia Studies ie please let be India and South Asia Studies only.
Introduction: ‘No Full Stops’ in India
India is a continuous cultural entity consisting of diverse sources and multiple voices. As the painter the late J. Swaminathan told Mark Tully, there are “No Full Stops in India”.
In twenty-first century, India is a fast growing and large economy; and at the same time is facing the challenge of handling the economic disparities and structural injustice in a just and humane manner, so that inclusive growth and continuance of a democratic polity is ensured.
The complete programme will consist of six categories: Society and culture, contextual geography and environment, science and technology, economy and polity, history and philosophy, language and literature distributed over semesters, with two semesters per year. The programme will help students create links between traditional Indian thought and contemporary actions. The programme will also focus on India’s place and relationship with its neighbours and the wider world, both historically and in present times. The programme is led by Prof. Purushottam Agrawal, Dean of the School of Humanities and Literary Studies. Prof.Agrawal has served as Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Member,Union Public Service Commission; India, Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, National College of Mexico City and Centre for Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
We hope, pursuing this course, will greatly help the young women and men to understand the nature of the challenges, which India faces as an aspirational nation.

Learn, Explore, Engage with India, living in the heart of South Asia and India

India & South Asia Studies is the flagship programme under the Centre for India and South Asia studies, School of Humanities and Literary Studies. The aim of the programme is to inform the students of the rich history and culture that evolved into contemporary Indian society, develop their critical thinking faculties, and help them form an independent perspective on India. The complete programme will consist of six categories: Society and culture, contextual geography and environment, science and technology, economy and polity, history and philosophy, language and literature distributed over semesters, with two semesters per year. The programme will help students create links between traditional Indian thought and contemporary actions. The programme will also focus on India’s place and relationship with its neighbours and the wider world, both historically and in present times. The programme is led by Prof. Purushottam Agrawal, Dean of the School of Humanities and Literary Studies. Prof.Agrawal has served as Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Member,Union Public Service Commission; India, Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, National College of Mexico City and Centre for Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

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  • Academics
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  • Tourism
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Courses offered 

India & South Asia Studies

B.A. (Hons.) (3 yrs.)
Eligibility: Intermediate in any stream from a recognized Board with at least 50% marks.
M.A. (Hons.) (2 yrs.)
Eligibility: Graduation in any stream from a reputed University with at least 45% marks.
M.A. Integrated (4 yrs.)
Eligibility: Intermediate in any stream from a recognized Board with at least 50% marks.
Ph.D.
Eligibility: Post Graduation with 60% marks. Final selection of candidates will be based on the score of qualifying exam and performance at PI.