MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN MODERN INDIAN STUDIES
PROGRAMMEThe English-language Master in Modern Indian Studies is an interdisciplinary MA programme focusing on economic, political, social and cultural transformations in modern India.
The study programme addresses a number of key questions including:
- How does India's cultural and religious diversity effect societal developments?
- How does the democratic system address issues of social inequality?
- How can the dynamics of economic development in a pluralistic society be understood?
- Metamorphoses of the Political
- Inequality and Diversity
- Labour and Capital in Modern India
- Media and Public Spheres
- Development Economics of India
- School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
- Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta (CSSSC), Kolkata
- University of Delhi
- Savitribai Phule Pune University
- Sufficient credits (at least 50 ECTS) in a related field: Development Studies, Geography, History, Gender- or Diversity Studies, Indian Studies, Indology, Islam Studies, Ethnology or Cultural Anthropology, Media Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social and Economic History, Sociology or Economics.
Looking for answers to profound questions such as these requires an interdisciplinary approach. That's why faculty and researchers at the
CeMIS is a vibrant and stimulating centre, with a rich international academic environment.
The teaching programme and research at CeMIS is organized into several broad, interdisciplinary categories:
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SUBJECT FOCUSThe master's programme is designed to offer students a great deal of flexibility, allowing them to develop and pursue their own interests within these six categories. As such, students are able to develop their own thematic focus and specific profile. Aside from the two-semester introductory course, Interdisciplinary Studies of Modern India (18 ECTS), students are free to elect which courses they take, and in discussion with their supervisor, the theoretical and analytical focus of their thesis. Students also learn a modern Indian language.
STRUCTURE OF THE MASTER'S PROGRAMMEThe M.A. in Modern Indian Studies is a single major, four-semester programme. As this is an international study programme attracting students from around the world, all courses are conducted in English. To obtain a master degree, students must complete 120 credits (78 in the core subject, 12 in the Professionalization courses, and 30 for the MA thesis). Further information can be found in the right-hand column under Programme Structure.
SEMESTER ABROAD (OPTIONAL)Students have the option of studying one semester at one of our partner universities in India or at another university of their own choice. Our partner universities are:
CeMIS works together closely with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and other funding institutions in order to assist students in securing financial support for a semester abroad.
JOB PERSPECTIVESThose who have successfully completed a M.A. in Modern Indian Studies are qualified to work in Indian or transnational enterprises, in development cooperation, in associations, in administration and in government agencies, in NGOs, the tourism sector, as well as in media and communications. They may also choose to pursue an academic career in research and teaching. The Masters Programme serves as a qualification to enter a doctoral programme.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSApplicants must have a bachelor‘s or equivalent degree which fulfills the criterion mentioned below. For studies not yet completed at the time of application, a minimum of 150 credits (ECTS points) is required. For further information, please refer to the Application for the Master`s Degree Programme Website.
Formal requirements are as follows:
For a brief explanation of the ECTS system, click here.