The German language Bachelor Programme „Interdisciplinary Indian Studies“ provides profound knowledge relating to the geography, history and institutions of India which is required for further a qualification in a master programme and the start into a professional career. Students gain a solid background of the subject and the ability to apply basic scientific methods and results.
The majority of the coursework in the "Mono-" BA programme „Interdisciplinary Indian Studies“ will be focused on modern India (Mono = only one major subject). In contrast, the two major BA "Moderne Indienstudien" can be combined with a second major from a different field of study.
Students actively gain competence in central issues of the subject and learn how to develop new scientific perspectives in the interdisciplinary field of Indian studies. They learn to apply scientific methods and research results.
These qualifications provide the prerequisites for starting a professional career in different fields such as in Indian and transnational companies, associations, administrative and governmental entities, NGOs, tourism, developmental organizations, media and communication. Students also prepare for the next step in an academic career.
Besides knowledge in the field of Interdisciplinary Indian Studies, students gain in-depth knowledge in one of three main areas of the subject (politics & economics, history & society, and language, culture & religion). Furthermore, there is a choice of supplementary courses, the so-called “non-specialised competence area”. Students choose a module from one subject (from “A” for agricultural sciences and “E” for economics to “I” for indology and "S" for sociology).
The Bachelor Programme includes not only subject-oriented knowledge but also key competencies for a successful start into a professional career or for further in-depth studies in a master programme.
Very good proficiency of English is required for successful studies, since many relevant texts are in English and some of the optional courses will be held in English, as well. It is highly recommended to learn a modern Indian language during the studies (e.g. Hindi or Tamil), but in the “economics and politics” track it is not required.
Here you will find the latest Examination and Programme Rules and Regulations (in German, English will follow).