U-21 (Universitas-21) for special module as part of the Masters Program

U-21 Advanced International Studies is a major teaching collaborative activity of the Department for the Masters’ students for the period of five years (2011-2016). It involves the study of an approved topic in global public policy and international relations. The collaborative Universities in the U-21 Teaching Program are University of MelbourneUniversity of Birmingham and University of Delhi. The Department has collaborated in the following teaching module under this program: 


Traditional and New Security Challenges: South Asia in Global Perspective

Course convener from the Department: Prof. Navnita C. Behera and Dr. Nasreen Chowdhory

This subject explores changing understandings and practices of security in the contemporary globalised world, and examines their relevance and application to the South Asian regional context. It equips students to understand how security thinking and practice have evolved in response to critiques and new ideas, dynamic and changing political circumstances, and new and emerging forms of global, transnational and local insecurity. The subject contrasts traditional state-centric, military-based and externally-oriented forms of national and international security with broader and deeper interpretations, including critical and human security approaches. It then examines a range of traditional and non-traditional security challenges that are prevalent in today’s globalised environment, with specific reference to South Asia. The subject has an interdisciplinary orientation, drawing upon Political Science, International Relations, and Development Studies, and combines specialised academic knowledge with insights from expert South Asian security practitioners.

Module Handbook: 20122013201420152016


Teaching, Research and International Policy (TRIP) Survey

Prof. Navnita C. Behera

Conducted by the College of William and Mary, USA. It attempts to describe and explain changes in the IR discipline and also explores the relationship between the academic and policy worlds.

The TRIP project creates new datasets and analyzes the relationships between research, teaching, and policy and politics.