Centre for Studies in Science Policy [CSSP]
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University

The photograph is that of a living-root-bridge in Meghalaya. The bridge is literally grown by guiding the secondary roots of the rubber tree (ficus elastic) to stretch across the innumerable streams that crisscross Meghalaya. One of the finest examples of sustainable innovation in the commons,  based on traditional skills and knowledge.
 

 

 

         

 

Programme of Study

List of courses offered by the CSSP in the Monsoon and Winter Semesters w.e.f. 2009.

Monsoon Semester 

Course Number

Title of the Course

Compulsory/ Optional

No. of Credits

Course-in-Charge

SP 601P

Analysis in Science and Technology Policy

Compulsory

4

Pranav Desai; Saradindu Bhaduri

SP 604P

Research Methodology
 

Compulsory

4

M. Govind; R.D’Souza

Winter Semester

SP 602P

Science and Technology in a Social Context

Compulsory

4

V.V.Krishna; M. Govind; and R.D’souza

SP 605P

Technology Futures Analysis
 

Optional*

4

Pranav Desai; Saradindu Bhaduri

SP 606P Economics of Technological Change Innovation Systems
Optional*
4
V.V.Krishna; S. Bhaduri
SP 608P
Style Sheet
Technology, Environmentalism and Sustainable Development
Optional*
4
R.D’souza
SP 609P Intellectual Property Rights (IPR):A Foundation Course
Optional*
4
Saradindu Bhaduri; S.Bhattacharya; R. Bhatnagar
SP 610P Agriculture, Innovation and Technology Policy in South Asia
Optional*
4
Pranav Desai; Rajbeer Singh & Dinesh Abrol

*One out of the four optional courses to be chosen by the students.

Additional Course

SP 201P

Science, Technology & Society Interaction

Optional**

3

M. Govind

**at Under Graduate Level Offered by CSSP for  the School of Languages, JNU, Winter Semester

Candidates seeking admission to M.Phil/Ph.D programmes in Science Policy Studies could consider pursuing research in areas/fields such as:

a)  Science and technology policies including various sectors of economy, S&T in government and S&T policies and development issues in India and other countries;

b)  Sociological and Historical Studies on S&T; Social shaping of technology; Scientists in laboratories and organizations; Scientific communities and professionalisation of science;

c)  Economics of technological change and innovation studies; national, sectoral and regional innovation systems; clusters and technological change;

d)  Technology Foresight and Assessment; Risk R&D and technology; Technology and hazards including disaster management related to technical change, innovation, methodologies etc;

e)  Gender issues in S&T;

f)   Globalisation and emerging technologies; TNCs, FDI and impact on R&D; International affairs and relations in S&T for development; Area studies in science and technology policies and development covering developing and developed countries.