Department of Politics and International Studies

About Department

The thrust areas of teaching and research include:

* Exchange programmes with prestigious foreign and Indian universities.
* Interactions with distinguished Indian and foreign scholars through seminars, conferences, workshops and refresher courses.
* Promoting teaching and research in the areas of International Relations and Area Studies in general and South and South-East Asian studies in particular.
* Policy input to the makers of Indias foreign and security policies as well as the theoretical understanding of International Relations.
* Publication of Scholarly Journals on International Studies & South Asian Studies.
* Publication of Scholarly Books on the Thrust Areas of teaching and research programmes in the Department.

Entrance Examination

For M.A. in Politics and International Relations, the question paper will consist of objective type questions with objective type in the areas of contemporary International Relations, Indian History, Politics, and Foreign & Security Policy of India, General Knowledge and General English.

For M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes, the question paper will consist of objective type questions in the areas of International Relations, Indian Political System including Indian Constitution, Indian Foreign Policy, Indian Politics, Indian Economy, Current Affairs of National and International Importance, Research Methodology and General English.

Programmes Offered

M.A. Politics and International Relations
M.A. Political Science (Five Year Integrated Programme)
Ph.D. Politics & International Studies (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))
P.G. Diploma in Industrial Relations & Labour Laws (Add-on Course)
P.G. Diploma in Human Rights (Add-on Course)


Infrastructure Facilities

The Department has good infra-structural facilities including interactive class rooms, LCDs and other teaching aids to assist teachers and students in their pursuit of academic excellence.


Professor & H.O.D
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Contact Us

Dr. Mohanan Bhaskaran Pillai, Professor & Head, Department of Politics and International Studies, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605 014.
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