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Professor, Director and Head


PhD in Energy Policy and Economics, TERI School of Advanced Studies

About the Department

The Department of Social and Political Studies was created as one of the core departments under the Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The Department was constituted in the academic session of 2017-18 at MRIIRS (Deemed to be University). It currently offers two Bachelor's level programs, namely B.A. Political Science Honors, and Bachelor in Liberal Arts. Additionally, it offers MA in Public Policy and Administration, and PhD programs in Sociology, Social Work, Political Science and Public Policy and Administration. Through its various programs, the department aims to address sustainability and UN SDGs issues.

Graduates from the department are expected to be trans-disciplinary professionals who will be able to integrate and transcend the disciplines of liberal arts, and social and political studies in order to address the broad social, economic, ecological, environmental, political, cultural and governance domains of sustainability in a holistic manner. This will also enable them to be liberated thinkers, and innovative solution providers to address real-world challenges in a creative way and address the UN SDGs.

The Department aims to produce this cadre of thinkers and solution providers to the real world faced with multiple challenges of sustainability by means of a liberal education philosophy, quality teaching, experimental and practical pedagogical discourse aided by a robust curricular framework that meets the past, present and futuristic needs of the evolving, changing society and problems associated therewith. The Department strives to achieve this by creating philosophical principles of introspection, reflection, action and liberation within its various programmes. The programmes of the Department are, therefore, intended to foster a liberating journey within every student by integrating the notions of sustainability, efficiency, human welfare and quality of life through the lenses of liberal arts, social and political studies encompassing South Asian, Asian, Eastern, Oriental, Persian, Western and all forms of historical thought processes in the domain of liberal arts, social and political studies.

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