Welcome to the Centre for Political Studies. Founded in 1971 the centre has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. In the first year of its existence, the Centre launched the M.Phil. /Ph.D. programme with 15 students. In the following academic year, the M.A. programme was launched. In keeping with the spirit of the JNU Act of 1966, the Centre for Political Studies incorporated a strong interdisciplinary emphasis in the structure and design of its syllabi. Since then, the Centre for Political Studies has become one of the largest Centres of the School of Social Sciences drawing students from all parts of the country and abroad.
The Centre offers degrees both at the Masters and the Doctorate levels. It represents major streams of Political Science discipline viz. Political Theory, Indian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration. The courses at the Masters level equip the students with various ideas, concepts and approaches of the discipline. By the end of the last semester, students are in a position to choose a career based on Masters or develop an interest to pursue research in a particular stream of the discipline.
There is a blend of young, middle and senior faculty at the Centre. These faculty members have expertise in all the streams of the discipline and teach students and guide researchers in their areas of specialization using a multidisciplinary approach.
The all India and International character with diverse social, regional, cultural and economic backgrounds of the students makes them learn about each other beyond the classroom teaching.
Different kinds of fellowships are available for students coming from relatively poorer sections of the society but having passion to pursue higher studies.
**Dr Sudhir Kumar Suthar writes "Slipping on Palm Oil" in Indian Express (26 August 2021)
**Prof Anupama Roy writes Commentary "Elections in a Pandemic: Role of Election Commission of India" in Economic and Political Weekly