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Programme Objectives

  • To provide a sound knowledge base of the IS (International Studies) discipline
  • To develop creative, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • To strengthen communication skills
  • To inculcate cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in multicultural environments
  • To encourage a holistic understanding of and participation in the Sustainable Development Agenda


*Detailed Programme Structure (Semester wise) for Batch 2020-22
*Detailed Programme Structure (Semester wise) for Batch 2019-21
*Detailed Programme Structure (Semester wise) for Batch 2018-20
*Detailed Programme Structure (Semester wise) for Batch 2017-19

Teaching - Learning Resources

Faculty is encouraged to employ a number of methods of instruction. Consistent with the University's quality assurance and enhancement practices, each method is designed to ensure that the students derive maximum benefit from the lectures and seminars, and that they use the self - study time to its full advantage.

Given the diversity of the subject, the programme is taught through a mixed pedagogical approach, combining exposure to both IR theory and praxis. Emphasis is laid on hands-on training in the workings of contemporary diplomacy and international negotiations through simulations, case studies and audio visuals. The courses are designed to nurture critical analysis skills (written and oral), soft skills, intercultural skills and e- competencies in the students to enable them to play professional, constructive or leadership roles at the national, regional and international level.

The pedagogy is by lecture/seminar format, small group work, and simulations as appropriate. For each course, the formal lectures are intended to provide students with – right from an introduction to a particular theme or topic, to making them aware of main issues through a structured summary of the current state of debate on a topic, and to provide them with navigation points through the main literature. The seminar format is intended to provide students with the opportunity to engage in discussion with other students and with the course convenor for a structured discussion of substantive issues.

Students are encouraged to work both independently, and as part of a group. Independent study is vital to develop research skills: for the preparation of essays, book reviews and the final year dissertation. All of this written work is designed to help hone the skills necessary to filter complex arguments and issues to their essential elements, and to express your own critical ideas succinctly, clearly, and in an organised manner. Students are also encouraged to work independently on presentations to develop oral communication skills. This helps to develop the ability to organise and to think quickly about complex issues, and to develop skills necessary for reasoned argumentation. Students are also encouraged to work in groups for simulation projects to develop skills necessary for cooperation in group project work, as well as to develop leadership qualities.

The programme also allows students to manage an online research portal, Indian Review of Global Affairs, which will become a base of mid-to-long range policy- relevant issues and challenges. This will further hone skills and encourage the participation of youth in new age research via the use of new media such as podcasts, photo-essays/ photo- journalism, interviews and video- series.

Book catalogue on Koha OPAC system

Steps to be followed:

  1. Click on URL
  2. Log in to your account
  3. Go to - Advanced Search
  4. Select the field by which you want to search for a book. For example - Title, Author or Subject.
  5. Once you press search you will see its availability in all of the SIU Libraries.


Examination: It is the entire session of assessment carried at SSIS and the university level which includes both continuous and term-end evaluation

Examination Session: It is the time slot assigned for a particular examination. Generally there shall be two sessions per day , however additional sessions might be conducted with prior permission.

Examination Season : The academic year is divided into two examination seasons – October Season and April Season. All examinations held between September to December will be counted as held in October Season. All examinations held between January to June will be counted as held in April Season.

Evaluation: The evaluation includes continuous and term end evaluations. The term end evaluation, summative in nature, is conducted by the University at the end of every term. The continuous evaluation pattern, formative in nature, aims at multi- level assessment and is spread across the term. Passing in a course means securing 40% of absolute marks in each of the heads of Continuous evaluation and Term end examination.

Course Not Granted (CNG): Minimum 75 % attendance is mandatory for a student to be eligible for appearing in the term-end examination of a particular course. If the course attendance is below 75% then the student will not be granted the permission to appear for the examination of the concerned course. If cumulative attendance for all courses of the semester is more than 75% CNG should not be given.

Term not Granted (TNG): Minimum 75% attendance is mandatory for all the students to be eligible to appear for the external examination of all courses of the term . If the aggregate attendance is below 75% then the student will not be granted the permission to appear for the term-end examination.

ATKT ( Allowed to keep Term ) Rules: A student cannot appear for end Semester 3 exams if he/ she has CGPA less than 4.00 up to Semester -1 irrespective of number of backlogs in Semester I. He/she cannot appear for end Semester 4 exams if he/ she has CGPA less than 4.00 up to Semester -2 irrespective of number of backlogs in Semester II.

Validity of terms: The students admitted to all post graduate programmes of the University, will be allowed to keep terms for a period of one year from the date of admission beyond the normal period of the programme, i.e. the students joining a two years programme must complete the programme in three years from the date of admission.

You can download the Examination Department PDF here for more information.

For further details visit SIU website

List of Holidays - 2020

Date Day On account of
1st Jan 2020 Wednesday New Year Day
15th Jan 2020 Wednesday Makar Sankranti
10th Mar 2020 Tuesday Holi/Dhulivandan
25th Mar 2020 Wednesday Gudi Padwa/Ugadi
14th Apr 2020 Tuesday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
1st May 2020 Friday Maharashtra Day
25th May 2020 Monday Ramzan- Id
03rd Aug 2020 Monday Raksha Bandhan
15th Aug 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22nd Aug 2020 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi
01st Sep 2020 Tuesday Anant Chaturdashi
02nd Oct 2020 Friday Mahatma Ghandhi Jayanti
12th Nov 2020 to
16th Nov 2020
Thursday to Monday Diwali
25th Dec 2020 Friday Christmas
Rebublic Day and Holidays that fall on Sunday have not been mentioned in the list

Time Table