School of International Studies (SIS)
The School has been conceptualised to encourage diversity in the constitution of knowledge of international affairs in India. Its current focus is on creating new and relevant knowledge in the core IR areas such as International Politics and Security Studies. In the coming years, the School intends to pursue research in history, theory and sociology of modern India's international relations and all areas of Security Studies. Aware of the Gujarat's historical connections with the larger world, it will pursue research on maritime influences on India's trade, culture and security. These relatively new areas would be pursued alongside more conventional research areas such as International Relations Theories, International Organisations, International Trade and Development, International Law, and Globalisation. Among geographical area studies, the School's immediate area of focus is the India immediate and extended neighbourhood. Programmes and the Centres of the School are interdisciplinary to the extent possible in the Indian context. All programmes of the School equally emphasise theory and policy and train students to contribute meaningfully to the society, country and the world at large.
The School of International Studies would offer following programmes during the academic year 2014-2015:
- MA in Politics and International Relations
- MPhil-PhD in Security Studies
- MPhil-PhD in International Politics
Faculty Profiles :
1) Dr. Sanjay Kumar Jha , Professor & Dean
Research areas: International Relations, National Security, Internal Security—insurgency, terrorism, Maoism - conflict management and resolution, Security and Politics in South Asia and Border Management.
2) Dr. Manish , Professor & Chairperson
Research areas: Foreign Policy, Arms Control /Disarmament, Terrorism and South Asia.
3) Dr. Arun Vishwanathan, Associate Professor & Chairperson
Research areas: Nuclear Deterrence and Strategy, Chinese and Pakistani nuclear and missile capabilities, Proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology, Nuclear disarmament, India's Defence Ecosystem and Higher Defence Management.
4) Dr. Kishor Jose , Assistant Professor
Research areas: Energy Security, Russia and Central Asian area studies and Non-Traditional Security issues.
5) Dr. Nongmaithem Mohandas Singh , Assistant Professor
Research areas: National Security and Northeast India, Peace and Conflict studies, Russia/Central Asia and International Relations, Economy of Insurgency.
6) Dr. Manasi Singh , Assistant Professor
Research areas: EU External Relations, International and Regional Organisations, Global Governance, Security and Development, Security Institutions and Governance.
7) Dr. Saurabh Sharma, Assistant Professor
Research areas: Post-conflict governance, peace studies, terrorism, small arms proliferation and drug trafficking in South and Central Asia.
8) Ms. Eva Loreng , Assistant Professor
Research areas: Diaspora, migration, soft power and culture.