Are you looking for an interdisciplinary, research-focused M.A. programme that offers innovative, comparative and critical perspectives on contemporary India in its global entanglements? Do you want to analyse and understand the social, economic, political and cultural transformations that characterize India today? Would you like to become part of a vibrant, stimulating centre in an international academic environment?
If your answer to these questions is yes, then apply now for the M.A. programme in Modern Indian Studies at the CeMIS!
The M.A. in Modern Indian Studies is an interdisciplinary programme focusing on cultural, social, political and economic developments in contemporary India in its regional and global dimensions. In the study programme, students seek to address a number of fundamental questions that include: What lessons can we glean from history in order to understand India’s contemporary society? How is India’s democracy poised to tackle issues of social and economic inequality? How can the dynamics of economic development in a pluralistic society be understood?
CeMIS explores these questions from a range of interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. The following research groups contribute to CeMIS’ interdisciplinary work: Modern Indian History, Development Economics, Indian Religions, State and Democracy in Modern India, and Society and Culture in Modern India.
The M.A. in Modern Indian Studies is designed to offer students a great deal of flexibility in their study plan, allowing them to develop and pursue their own interests within the interdisciplinary study programme. Aside from the two-semester introductory course, Interdisciplinary Studies of Modern India, students are free to select their courses as well as the theoretical and analytical foci of their theses. They are also required to study a modern Indian language.
Students may also pursue one of three formally recognised specialisations within the M.A. programme. Areas of specialisation include:
1. Development Economics of India
2. Historical Sociology
3. Anthropology of Power
The application portal for the winter intake 2022 opens from 6 April to 15 May 15, 2022.