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Mapping International Relations Teaching and Research in Indian Universities


  • Devika Sharma

    (The author is Associate Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India. E-mail:


Although the Indian International Relations (IR) community has been actively engaged in self-reflection, this has not translated into greater contribution at the international level. Part of the answer lies in the way IR in India has grown—institutionally, pedagogically, academically and as a research activity. The article seeks to assess the strengths and weaknesses of IR teaching and research in India on the basis of three parameters, that is, the papers taught in the M.A. programmes, the themes of research at the doctoral level and publications by IR scholars in select journals. On the basis of the weaknesses identified, the article offers some recommendations, which the IR community in India can adopt.

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  • Devika Sharma, 2009. "Mapping International Relations Teaching and Research in Indian Universities," International Studies, , vol. 46(1-2), pages 69-88, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:intstu:v:46:y:2009:i:1-2:p:69-88

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