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The Department of International Relations was established in 1956 and is the only one of its kind in eastern India. The Department of International Relations is located at the main campus of the Jadavpur University and is housed in the ground, first and fourth floors of the PG Arts building. The Department imparts knowledge on the varied aspects of national and international politics giving primary emphasis on contemporary issues relating to political, strategic and economic matters. There are at present 19 faculty members. Faculty members of the department are engaged in teaching at the Undergraduate,Postgraduate and M.Phil. levels, as well as in research in different aspects of international relations. At present, five options are offered on Area Studies which are included as special papers in the Postgraduate course. The department promotes research in such areas as internal and external security concerns of India and South Asia, bilateral relations, foreign policy, problems of ethnicity, society and the role of military in South Asia, human rights, environmental issues and the concept of gender in international relations. The Department also has a Centre for Refugee Studies.

B.A. and M.A. degrees are offered in Political Science and International Relations respectively. The Department offers three optional language courses at the Postgraduate level. The M.Phil. degree is also offered in International Relations. The intake of students in the department at the Under-graduate, Post-graduate and M.Phil. level is 135, 130 and 30 respectively. The students are admitted to the Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses on merit only. There is an admission test for the M.Phil. course.

The departmental library has a collection of about 4,000 books on relevant issues and is a regular subscriber of nearly 56 journals of national and international repute. The department also has a newspaper clipping section (Tarak Nath Das Research Centre), the only one of its kind in Eastern India with nearly 2,5000 files dealing with specialised topics of national and international importance.
Head Of The Department : Dr. Kakoli Sengupta
Ph.: 2414-6344 (O)
Extn-2457-2229
E-mail: hod@ir.jdvu.ac.in
 
Faculty Summary Full Time
No. of teachers with Ph.D / D.Sc. as the highest qualification 11
No. of teachers with M.Tech/M. Phil. as the highest qualification 2
No. of teachers with First class Master Degree as the highest qualification 2
Professors
Photo Name / Qualification Telephone No. /  Email ID Specialization
Anindya Jyoti Majumdar
Ph.D.
2337 4164
anindyomail@rediffmail.com / ajmajumdar@ir.jdvu.ac.in
Security and Disarmament Studies; Conflict and Peace Studies, Forced Migration, Foreign Policy
Anuradha Mukherjee
Ph.D.

amukherjee@ir.jdvu.ac.in
X-ray Crystallography
Gautam Kumar Basu
Ph.D.
2672 0167
gkbasu@ir.jdvu.ac.in
Theory building in International Relations, International Political Economy, US Foreign Policy
Kanak Chandra Sarkar
Ph.D.
03324572060
kanaksarkarju@gmail.com / kanaksarkar@rediffmail.com / kcsarkar@ir.jdvu.ac.in
Political Sociology, Political Thought, Constitution and Government, Human Rights and Law, Development Administration, Ethnicity and Terrorism.
Omprakash Mishra
M.Phil.
9051811160
professor.mishra@gmail.com / omishra@ir.jdvu.ac.in
Partha Pratim Basu
Ph.D.
2556 5467
ppbasu@ir.jdvu.ac.in
Political Science and International Relations
Rabindra Sen
M.A.
2472 0464
rsen@ir.jdvu.ac.in
South East Asia and Asia Pacific
Sanjukta Bhattacharya
Ph.D.
2466 2520
sbhattacharya@ir.jdvu.ac.in
American Studies (Internal Politics, Foreign Affairs and Black studies), West Asia, Third World Contemporary International Relations, Ethnicity, Religion and Politics, International Terrorism, Gender
Shibashis Chatterjee
Ph.D.

schatterjee@ir.jdvu.ac.in
International Relations Theory
Sumita Sen
Ph.D.
2650 4358
ssen@ir.jdvu.ac.in
nternational Law, Maritime Law and Policy, Human Rights, Environment and Development Issues
Tridib Chakraborti
Ph.D.
2472 9766
tchakraborti@ir.jdvu.ac.in
Southeast Asia: Politics, Economics, Foreign Policy and Security Issues; Asia-Pacific: Indian Foreign Policy; International Economic Issues; Indian Political Thought
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Associate Professor
Photo Name / Qualification Telephone No. / Email ID Specialization
Kakoli Sengupta
Ph.D.
(0091)98311-27624
kakoli_s@ir.jdvu.ac.in / cuckoocal@gmail.com
Peace and Conflict Studies, Terrorism and Counter terrorism, Conflict Resolution, Gender.
Rochana Das Poddar
M.A.

rdas@ir.jdvu.ac.in
South Asia, Government and Politics of India, Ethnicity, Indian Administration, North-East Indian Politics, Terrorism
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Assistant Professor
Photo Name / Qualification Telephone No. / Email ID Specialization
Bhagaban Behera

bbehera@ir.jdvu.ac.in
Bijaya Kumar Das

bkdas@.ir.jdvu.ac.in
Herkan Neadan Toppo

hntoppo@.ir.jdvu.ac.in
Imankalyan Lahiri
Ph.D.
09874490250
imankalyanlahiri@gmail.com / iklahiri@.ir.jdvu.ac.in
Kaushik Sen

ksen@ir.jdvu.ac.in
Subhajit Naskar
M.Phil.
033-2457-2061 / +91 8826233679
subhajit.naskar@jadavpuruniversity.in / subhajitjnu@gmail.com
1) South Asian Politics
2) Debates on Secularism and Communalism in India
3) Politics of Muslim Minority in India
4) Dalit Politics in Contemporary India
5) Role of Political Islam in Pakistan
6) Domestic Politics in Pakistan with special reference to Army
7) Indo-Pak Relations
8) Kashmir
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Degrees Offered/Intake
  Degrees Offered Intake Capacity
B.A. (Political science)50
M.A. (Political science with International Relations)70
M. Phil.15
One-year (Evening) PG Diploma in Human Rights and Duties Education25
Ph.D - Vacancy to be declare at the time of admission
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Paper Published
Year Number
20121
20093
20081
20073
20052
20012
19982
19971
19961
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Book Published
Year Number
20171
20121
20102
20091
20071
20062
20043
20033
20021
19991
19922
19911
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Awards and Honours
Year Number
19881
19871
19822
19751
19731
19671
19651
19632
19003
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PHD Thesis Completed
Year Number
20071
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Seminars Organized
Year Number
20094
20082
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