As per the rules and regulations established, a PhD scholar has to complete 18 credit hours of course work as a partial fulfillment of the requirement for the PhD degree. In order to meet this requirement, 18 credit hours would be completed in two semesters. First semester would cover 08 credit hours, and the second semester would cover the remaining 10 credit hours. For this purpose, the existing MPhil Syllabus, which has been duly approved by the relevant University bodies, would be followed along with courses outlined separately for PhD.
This seminar will attempt to define and examine security issues related to terrorism and low intensity conflict today. The origins of modern terrorism will be explored and terrorism will be put in the context of a strategy to achieve political ends. Case studies of terrorism in various regions e.g. the Middle East, Europe, and the United States will show some of the current empirical evidence of global terrorist activities. The impact terrorism has on liberal societies and their ability to defend themselves will be examined in the context of counter terrorism strategies.
Focuses on the process of negotiation as applied to arms control and disarmament on both nuclear and non-nuclear matters, with particular attention to the evolution of the nonproliferation regime. Examines the special problems of negotiating in this area along with the substantive issues and problems encountered. Students select a topic for paper dealing with theoretically interesting lessons learned from a given set or sets of arms control negotiations.
Considers the role of democracy and human rights in preventing violent conflict. Reviews the contribution of human rights to the theory of just war, humanitarian intervention and the conflict between reconciliation and justice. Evaluates the democracy promotion policies of international actors including the United States, the EU and NGOs. Provides opportunities to discuss policy issues.
Focuses on measures that may be taken by international actors, individual states and/ or NGOs to prevent the outbreak or reoccurrence of intra or inter-state disputes. It is widely recognized that violence complicates or even undermines the ability to resolve conflicts and create stable peace, so preventive diplomacy is often superior to conflict resolution after violence. This course evaluates alternative approaches to conflict prevention in an effort to identify techniques most likely to prevent violent conflicts
Provides an overview of strategic studies, which deals with the preparation and use of military power to serve the end of politics. Discusses the development of warfare from the mid-19th century through the present, and addresses major theoretical concepts.
The fast changing global and regional environment has put enormous strains on the academic disciplines, especially on the strategic studies. The seminar will look into the new trends and issues in the strategic studies and would formulate new perspectives on the discipline.
This seminar examines the contemporary US and Soviet/ Russian strategic nuclear arms and arms control policies ad their interaction. The seminar will review the US . Soviet nuclear relationship and extend this to an examination of Post USSR Russian and American nuclear strategy and policy. The seminar will study the strategic nuclear balance, including specific problems and programs, and the strategic doctrines, concepts and objectives of nuclear powers. Nuclear arms control, including the processes of decision making and negotiating, will be examined, with an emphasis on comparing theory and practice
Examines international and regional security policies and problems from both a regional and global perspective. It treats strategies and security problems from a broader viewpoint than the Seminar on Strategy and Arms Control, covering national interests, alliance relationships, intervention, regional threats and the security problems of the states, particularly China and Russia.
This seminar provides an advanced and in-depth analysis of selected contemporary regional security problems in and beyond South Asia. It focuses on a few critical conflict situations, analyzes threats to regional interests and examines alternative strategies, policies and actions.
For MPhil and/or PhD, the candidates must possess specialization or previous degree in Defence & Strategic Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Defence & Diplomatic Studies, US Studies, or War Studies.As per university rules, the minimum CGPA should be 3.00 or First Division in MS/MPhil or equivalent Degree from a recognized University, in case of seeking admission in PhD program. Those admitted will need to complete 24 credit hours course work of MPhil level as pre requisite for moving into the Ph.D. Programme. A Govt. College/Public Sector University teacher or member of the research staff of a Govt. Research Organization who has shown undoubted promise for research and holds MA/M.Sc. degree may be recommended by the Admission Committee for admission directly to Ph.D. Programme. However, he/she would have to complete the course work required for MPhil/MS.
A No Objection Certificate from the employer is required to be attached with Admission Form and routed through Proper channel in case of in-service candidates. Admission to Ph.D. Programme is made on a competitive basis. The minimum period for completion of PhD. Programme shall be three years whereas maximum period shall be seven years. Students applying for admission are required to submit a copy of synopsis/research work. Admission will be given subject to the availability of the Supervisor in the field of research strictly according to HEC’s requirements.