Department of Political Science

Thrust Areas


The current thrust areas of the department are as follows.

  • International Relations
    • South Asia: forms of postcolonial nationalism; nature of conflicts and prospects of cooperation; impact of WTO regime and globalisation; cross-border migration, ethnicity
    • Globalisation: deconstruction of the dominant discourse and exploring critical theorisation Peace and conflict resolution
    • Indian foreign policy discourse
    • International refugee law
  • Indian Politics
    • Liberalisation and new economic policies
    • Democracy and political institutions in India
    • Federalism and centre-state relations
    • Common property resources and politics of development
    • Political thought of Ambedkar and Gandhi
    • Dalit politics in Punjab and Haryana
    • Politics of forest governance in Himachal Pradesh
    • State politics in Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir
    • Legal constitutional framework of autonomy in India
    • Politics of North East: Arunachal Pradesh
  • Geopolitics
    • Indian Ocean region
    • Antarctic region
    • Mid-West and Central Asia


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