CSSP 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

Additional Course at Master’s Level during Winter Semester

SP 401P

Perspectives on Food Science,Technology and Innovation Policy

Optional

4

R. Singh

**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)  Frugal and Grassroots Innovations;

d)  Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) ;

e)  Waste Management;

f)   Law, Science and Technology;

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

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

g) Gender issues in S&T;

h) 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.