Notification for vacancy reported in MA Programmes for SC and ST Candidate at SIRP-Qualified candidates are to be reported at SIRP with documents on 01.08.2014 (date 27.07.2017) .<click here for details>
Application invited for the post of Guest Lecturer in School of International Relations and Politics (last date to apply 11.07.2017) <click here for details>
From 27th Feb to 5th March 2017.
Mission and Objectives
The objective of the School of International Relations and Politics (SIRP) is to provide the highest quality post-graduate and MPhil/PhD programmes in the frontier areas of Political Science, International Relations and Human Rights shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Faculty of the School. To provide education of the highest quality with the emphasis on mutual respect, social harmony, sustainable development and world peace, SIRP’s mission keeps in perspective the dynamic role of a caring Faculty committed to creating an open and cooperative learning environment. The teachinglearning process at SIRP is shaped by a view of higher education as a process of developing a critical faculty on questions of polity, culture, economy and international society so that the students will become involved learners. The School also provides wide-ranging opportunities for students and faculty to interact with each other as persons, to learn from each other in a cooperative community, an important aspect of which is collaborative student/faculty research.
• Established in 1983 as one of the first statutory postgraduate teaching and research Schools of Mahatma Gandhi University;
• The first institution in South India to offer a postgraduate degree in Politics & International Relations, Politics & Human Rights and Public Policy & Governance;
• The School offers teaching and research in Human Rights and Public Policy and Governance
• Students of the School come from both India and abroad;
• Collaboration in student/faculty exchange with institutions outside India;
• Seats reserved for foreign students;
• Members of the faculty have teaching and research experience from reputed universities in India and abroad.
• Time-bound innovative and interdisciplinary academic programmes;
• Publication of Indian Journal of Politics and International Relations;
• Publication of the South Asian Journal of Diplomacy;
• Publication of Occasional Papers series;
• Scholar-in-Residence Programme;
• Diplomat Lecture Series;
• KPS Menon Chair for Diplomatic Studies;
• Nelson Mandela Chair for Afro-Asian Studies,
The School has been functioning with the principal goal of strengthening new and critical areas of enquiry in the disciplines of Political Science (PS), International Relations (IR), Public Policy & Governance (PPG) and Human Rights (HR). The School also seeks to establish co-operative ventures with client institutions and centres in India and abroad. The mission of the School is to emerge as an institution of excellence in the study and research in the realm of Political Science, International Relations and Human Rights. The faculty members have maintained high academic profiles in the areas of their specialisation by engaging with critical questions, in both theoretical and empirical aspects. The teachers and students have made substantial contribution to various national and international journals, besides writing books and articles in edited volumes and bringing out Working Papers/ Monographs/Occasional Papers etc. Faculty members of the School secured Major Research Projects of the UGC/ICSSR and other institutions of research and learning.
The MA, MPhil and PhD programmes currently offered in the School have been designed in such a way as to further the goals and objectives envisaged in the very institutionalisation of the School. The academic programmes have been conceptualised with the aim of invigorating the frontier areas of PS, IR, PPG and HR. The School has also kept in perspective the developments that have taken place in the global political, economic, and strategic landscape. The academic programmes in the School have been periodically monitored/reviewed and redesigned with a view to strengthening the interdisciplinary realm of study and research. The School has received, from time to time, adequate academic inputs by way of feedback from the students, faculty members, researchers, members of Board of Studies and examinations, as well as from a cross-section of universities,colleges and centres of excellence in India and abroad.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES: HIGHLIGHTS
Credit and Semester System
Innovative teaching methods
Student assessment of teachers
Annual Seminars, Special Lectures
Diplomat Lecture Series
K.P.S. Menon Chair for Diplomatic Studies
Centres of Area Studies and innovative Research
Rotation of Directorship
Foreign students and foreign visiting faculty
National and International Seminars
Research Scholars’ Seminar
Extensive extension activities for colleges and for social organisations
International Relations Association
Consultancy provided for KeralaState Planning Board, District Panchayat and NGOs.
Award of new Human Rights programme by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Indian Journal of Politics and International Relations
IPR Studies Programme
Tie-up with foreign institutions
MoU with IPR, Rennes, France.
Profession & HOD
Dr. A. M. Thomas M.A. M.Phil, PhD.
Politics, International Relations, Diaspora Studies, American Studies .
Dr. K. M. Seethi M.A., Ph.D.
IR Theory, Foreign Policy of India, South Asian Studies and Human Security.
Dr. R GirishKumar M.A, LLB, PhD
International Law, WTO, IPR, International Trade and Indian Constitution
Dr. C Vinodan M.A., M.Phil, PhD
Security Studies; Arms Control and Disarmament, South Asian Regional Security and Human Security
Mr. M V Bijulal M.A., M.Phil
West Asian Studies and Human Rights
Shri. Lirar Pulikkalakath
CENTRES OF AREA STUDIES AND INNOVATIVE RESEARCH
The Centres of Area Studies and innovative Research are envisaged to function within the structure of the School and are expected to initiate and innovate the specialised/frontier areas of research within their setting.
(a) Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Studies (CIPRS)
(b) Centre for West Asian Studies (CWS)
(c) Centre for Indian Diaspora Studies (CIDS)
(d) Centre for Cross-National Communication in South Asia (CCCS)
(e) Centre for Trade, Development and Governance (C-TDG)
(f) Centre for Strategic and Security Studies (CSSS).
CURRENT RESEARCH WORK
Five Major Research Projects (UGC and ICSSR) and two Minor Research Projects are underway.
SIRP ANNUAL LECTURES
SIRP DIPLOMAT LECTURES
SIRP NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL LECTURES/SEMINARS
SCHOLAR- IN – RESIDENCE PROGRAMME
REFRESHER COURSES FOR TEACHERS
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMMES
The School has adequate facilities for classrooms, library, cartographic visualia, computer services, besides a well-equipped seminar hall. The School has introduced a variety of audiovisual information systems and information based programmes through computer-internet services. HOP visualization and has LCD technology for special lectures and seminars. The Library-information service and faculty-administrative staff of the School have received training in and periodic exposures to advanced computer system and its multiple uses for social science research.
The Library of the School is the first computerized departmental library in the University. It has a collection of over 4000 titles with the most recently published books,.
The School also enjoys the support facilities of the nearby University Library, which is one of the best in South India in terms of latest books and Journals. The number and quality of journals subscribed in the realm of the disciplines of the School is very impressive. The School maintains very good computer services. It has several advanced computers and accessories. Apart from these, for instructional purposes, the School has Over Head Projectors (OHP) and LCD projectors. The students of the School get the benefit of the centralized health services provided by the university, Similarly, they can make use of the facilities offered by the School of Physical Education of the University. The University provides students with the hostel and canteen facilities. It is the first institution in South India to offer a postgraduate degree in Politics and International Relations and Politics and Human Rights. Members of the faculty have teaching and research experience from reputed Universities such as Jawaharlal Nehru University and universities abroad.