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Programme Objectives

  • To provide a sound knowledge base of the IS 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 2019-21
*Detailed Programme Structure (Semester wise) for Batch 2018-20
*Detailed Programme Structure (Semester wise) for Batch 2017-29

1 OBJECTIVE To acquire a sound understanding of new challenges, problems, threats, and opportunities in a wide range of domains that falls under the rem it o f International Relations. This includes international economics (trade, investment, finance), international law, defence and security (traditional and non traditional), and regional and global governance. To incul cate knowledge and skills that will allow students to link theory with praxis To develop analytical and critical-thinking skills for academ ic research
2 DURATION 24 (Full Time)
4 RESERVATION I. Within the sanctioned intake a) SC (In Percentage) b) ST (In Percentage) c) Differently abled (In Percentage)
15 7.5 3
II.Over and above the sanctioned intake a) Kashmiri Migrants (In Seats) b) International Students (In Percentage)
2 15
5 ELIGIBILITY Graduate from any recognised University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes).
6 SELECTION PROCEDURE Indian Students: Writing Ability Test / Personal Interaction Good academic record and previous work experience will be given a preference
International Students: As per procedure prescribed by Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
10 FEE Academic Fee p.a Institute Deposit Total
Indian Students 273000 10000 285000
International Students (USD equivalent to INR) 415000 10000 42500
11 ASSESSMENT All internal courses will have 100% component as internal evaluation at the institute level. All external courses will have 60% internal component and 40% component as external [University] exam ination.
12 STANDARD OF PASSING The assessment of the student for each exam ination is done, based on relative performance. Maximum Grade Point (GP) is 10 corresponding to O (Outstanding). For all courses, a student is required to pass both internal and external exam ination separately with a minimum Grade Point of 4 corresponding to Grade P. Students securing less than 40% absolute marks in each head of passing will be declared FAIL. The University awards a degree to the student who has achieved a m inimum CGPA of 4 out of maximum of 10 CGPA for the program me.
13 AWARD OF DEGREE Master of Arts (International Studies) will be awarded at the end of semester 1 V examination by taking into consideration the performance of all semester examinations after obtaining minimum 4.00 CGPA out of 10 CGPA.
Semester Generic core Generic Elective Specialization core Specialization Elective Open Elective Audit Total
1 18 0 0 0 0 0 18
2 10 8 0 0 0 1* 18
3 18 8 0 0 0 0 26
4 18 0 0 0 0 0 18
Total 64 16 0 0 0 0 80

* Satisfactory completion of the letter grade course 'Integrated Disaster Management' is mandatory for award of degree.

*The revised programme structure supersedes the previously approved programme structure dated 23/07/20 18 for the Programme.

Programme Structure 2018-20

Catalog Course Code Course Code Course Title Specialization Credit Internal MarKs External Marks Total Marks
Semester : 1
Generic Core Courses
T6466 06044 11 01 International Relations An Overview 4 120 80 200
T6463 060441102 Global Political Economy 4 20 80 200
T6465 060441103 International Organizations 4 120 80 200
T6464 060441104 International Communication 4 120 80 200
T2225 060441105 Research Methodology 2 60 40 1 00
Total 18 540 360 90 0
Semester : 2
Generic Core Courses
T6472 060441201 International Security 4 120 00 200
T6462 060441202 Diplomacy and International Governance 4 120 80 200
T2790 060441203 Advance Research Methods 2 60 40 100
T4005 060441204 Integrated Disaster Management 0 0 Letter Grade
Total 10 300 200 500
Generic Elective Courses Group
T6605 060441 205 Area Studies - Europe and North America I 4 120 80 200
T6606 060441 206 Area Studies - Asia I 4 120 80 200
Total Required Credits 4 120 80 200
Generic EIective Courses Group
T6594 060441207 French I 4 J20 80 200
T6595 060441208 Spanish I 4 120 60 200
T6592 060441209 Arabic I 4 120 60 200
T6593 060441210 Chinese I 4 120 80 200
Total Required Credits 4 120 80 200
Semester : 3
Generic Core Courses
T6810 060441301 Internship 10 300 200 500
T6691 060441302 Rule of international Law International Relation 4 120 80 200
T6471 060441303 International Negotiations and Conflict Resolution 4 120 80 200
Total 18 540 360 900
Generic Elective Courses Group
T6607 060441304 Area Studies- Europe and North America II 4 120 80 200
T6608 060441305 Area Studies - Asia II 4 120 80 200
Total Required Credits 4 120 80 200
Generic Elective Courses Group
T6598 060441306 French II 4 120 80 200
T6599 060441307 Spanish II 4 120 80 200
T6596 060441308 Arabic II 4 120 80 200
T6597 060444309 Chinese II 4 120 80 200
Totat Required Credits 4 120 80 200
Semester : 4
Generic Core Courses
T6708 06044140I Dissertation 8 400 0 400
T6469 060441402 Human Rights and Peace Studies 4 120 80 200
T6468 060441403 Global Common Goods 4 120 80 200
T6682 060441404 Geopolitics and Risk Analysis 2 60 40 100
Total 18 700 200 900

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

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Academic Calendar (2018-19)

Any changes affecting the students or class schedule will be communicated to the students via Notice Boards or other modes of communication. It is important that the students keep themselves abreast with any changes in time table details and other announcements.

SSIS Academic Calendar 2018-19
Day Date Activity
Wednesday -Saturday July 24 -27, 2018 Orientation for 2018-20 batch
Monday July 30, 2018 Eligibility Verification for 2018-20 batch
Tuesday July 31, 2018 Lecture commencement ( Sem I)
Saturday August 4, 2018 Know Your University Tour
Monday August 06, 2018 Common Commencement Programme; Lecture commencement, ( Sem III)
Monday August 20, 2018 Outbound Trip
Saturday August 18 & 25, 2018 Academic Writing Workshop
Saturday September 22, 2018 Seminar on China-Taiwan Relations (Dr. Arthur Ding)
Monday - Tuesday September 24-25. 2018 Workshop on Global Health ( Dr. S.K. Mishra)
Sept. 29 - Oct.5, 2018 Midterms
Thursday October 11, 2018 Guest Lecture on "India-Republic of Korea: strategic partnerships,  in an evolving world order" (Hon'ble Minister Mr. Lee Hai Kwang)
Saturday October 27, 2018 Symposium on Russia and Central Asia (SSIS Dialogue)
Monday -Tuesday Oct 29 -30, 2018 Guest Lecture on SDG (Mr. Frans Lenglet)
Thursday Nov 22,2018 CMLV Workshop
Wednesday November 28, 2018 Last teaching date for Sem. I & III
Saturday - Friday Dec 15 - 21, 2018 Term End Exam
Friday -Saturday December 21-22, 2018 IRC
Wednesday January 02, 2019 Lecture commencement ( Sem II & Sem IV)*
Thursday January 10, 2019 Happy & Healthy Campus
Wednesday - Wednesday January 16- February 06, 2019 Scholar in Residence (Dr. Deepa Prakash)
Wednesday February 13, 2019 Proposed Symposium on
Commemorating 26/11 and 13/10: Building Resilient Societies (SSIS Dialogue)*
TBC March 2019 Proposed Symposium on Technoplacy (SSIS Dialogue) *
TBC March 2019 Proposed Foreign Policy Workshop *
Monday - Thursday April 15- 18, 2019 Dissertation Viva & Presentation ( Sem IV)
Saturday April 27, 2019 Last teaching date for Sem. II
Monday- Monday May 06-13, 2019 Term End Exam*

* The proposed dates are tentative and subject to change.

Examination (2018-19)

SSIS is guided by the SIU examination policy and rules in the conduct of examination.

CBCS: Choice Based Credit System.As per the CBCS, grade point will be allotted to each letter grade on a 10 point grade scale with grades denoted by letters O, A+, A, B+, B, C, P, F and AB.

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 - 2019

Date Day On account of
1st January 2019 Tuseday New Year Day
15th January 2019 Tuesday Makar Sankranti
26th January 2019 Saturday Republic Day
21st March 2019 Thursday Holi/Dhulivandan
06th April 2019 Saturday Gudi Padwa/Ugadi
1st May 2019 Wednesday Maharashtra Day
05th June 2019 Wednesday Ramzan- Id
15th August 2019 Thursday Independence Day
02nd September 2019 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
12th September 2019 Thursday Anant Chaturdashi
2nd October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Ghandhi Jayanti
8th October 2019 Tuesday Dussehra
25th October 2019 to 29th October 2019 Friday to Tuesday Diwali
25th December 2019 Wednesday Christmas

Time Table