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JNU Courses

Published on: Dec 23, 2011
JNU Courses and Eligibility Criteria.

I.School of International Studies

The Jawaharlal Nehru School of International Studies was established in the year 1955. The School has established itself as one of the premier institutions in the country for the study of international relations and area studies. The School was affiliated to the University of Delhi as the Indian School of International Studies.

From September 1961 till the School merged with Jawaharlal Nehru University in June 1970, it functioned as a deemed university. Following the merger, the prefix "Indian" was dropped from the name of the School and it became the School of International Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Presently, there are around 100 faculty members in the School.

The School holds national and international seminars from time to time on important aspects of area studies, inter-country relations and on themes relating to the study of international relations as an academic discipline.

(A) M.Phil/Ph.D. IN

International Politics, Organisation, Disarmament & Political Geography, Diplomatic Studies, International Legal Studies, International Trade And Development; South Asian, Central Asian, Southeast Asian & Southwest Pacific Studies; Chinese, Japanese & Korean Studies; West Asian, North African And Sub-Saharan African Studies; American, Latin American, Canadian & West European Studies And Russian, Central Asian & East European Studies.

Successful completion of the prescribed courses and a dissertation in the next two semesters will lead to the award of degree of Master of Philosophy. The students meeting the prescribed criteria shall be eligible for registration for the Ph.D. Program. They may submit their doctoral thesis, four semesters after their registration for the Ph.D. degree. The Centres of the School may, at their discretion, provisionally admit a candidate directly to the Ph.D. Program and prescribe courses for him. Such a candidate will not qualify for the M.Phil. degree. On satisfactory completion of the prescribed courses and examinations, he may be registered for the Ph.D. Program.

Eligibility Criteria

(a) For Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament
Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Defence/ Strategic Studies, International Relations and Area Studies with at least 50% marks or Master’s degree in Humanities and other Social Sciences with at least 60% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences with at least 65% marks.

(b) For Centre for International Legal Studies
LL.B. (Three Year) degree after Bachelor’s degree with at least 55% marks or an
LL.B. (Five year) degree with at least 55% marks in the aggregate or an
M.A. with International Law as one of the subjects with at least 55% marks in the aggregate or an
LL.M. degree with at least 50% marks in the aggregate.

(c) For Centre for International Trade & Development
Master's degree in Economics with at least 50% marks and familiarity with Mathematics and
Statistics upto Bachelor’s level.

(d) For Centre for South, Central, South East Asian & South West Pacific Studies:
Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Defence Studies, International Relations and Area Studies with at least 50% marks or Master’s degree in Humanities and other Social Sciences with at least 60% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences with at least 65% marks.

(e) For Canadian and Latin American Studies:
Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, Sociology, Defence/Strategic Studies, International Relations and other allied subjects in Social Sciences and Humanities with at least 50% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences with at least 60% marks.

(f) For US Studies:
Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, Sociology, Defence/Strategic Studies, International Relations, Humanities with at least 50% marks.

(g) All other Centres:
Master’s degree in Political Science, History, Economics, International Relations and Area Studies with at least 50% marks or Master’s degree in Humanities and other Social Sciences with at least 60% marks or Master’s degree in Natural Sciences with at least 65% marks.

(B) M.A. in Politics (With Specialization in International Relations)

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at
least 50% marks.

(C) M.A. in : Economics (with specialization in World Economy)

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree (with 50% marks in aggregate) in the following subjects under 10+2+3 pattern of education: Economics(Honours) with Mathematics as subsidiary subject; Mathematics(Hons.) with Economics as a subsidiary subject; or Statistics(Hons.) with Mathematics & Economics as subsidiary subjects.

Centres of the School

  • Centre: Centre for Canadian, US & Latin American Studies
    Field of Study: Canadian Studies, United States Studies, Latin American Studies

  • Centre: Centre for European Studies
    Field of Study: European Studies

  • Centre: Centre for International Legal Studies
    Field of Study: International Legal Studies

  • Centre: Centre for International Trade and Development
    Field of Study: International Trade & Development

  • Centre: Centre for East Asian Studies
    Field of Study: Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, Korean Studies

  • Centre: Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament
    Field of Study: International Politics, International Organization, Diplomacy and Disarmament, Political Geography

  • Centre: Centre for Russian & Central Asian Studies
    Field of Study: Russian & Central Asian Studies

  • Centre: Centre for South, Central, South east Asian & South west Pacific Studies
    Field of Study: South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian & Southwest Pacific Studies, Central Asian Studies

  • Centre: Centre for African Studies
    Field of Study: African Studies

  • Centre: Centre for West Asian Studies
    Field of Study: West Asian Studies

  • Centre: Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory
    Field of Study: It offers direct admission to Ph D. programme in Political thought or theory, Comparative Politics or Indian Politics.

II.School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies

(A) M.PHIL./PH.D. in : French, German, Arabic, Russian, Persian, Chinese, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Hindi Translation, English, Linguistics, Japanese, and Spanish.

Eligibility Criteria (i) M.Phil./Ph.D. in Languages/Subjects other than English, Linguistics and Hindi Translation: Master’s degree in the concerned language/subject with at least 50% marks.

(ii) M.Phil./Ph.D. in English: Master's Degree in English or Linguistics or Sociology or History or Political Science or Philosophy or Folklore or Film & Communication Studies or Culture Studies or Comparative Literature with at least 55% marks.

(iii) M. Phil/Ph.D. in Linguistics: Master's Degree in Linguistics or any other discipline with at least 50% marks.

(iv) M. Phil/Ph.D. in Hindi Translation: Master's degree in Hindi with 50% marks and English or any Indian language as one of the subject at B.A. level other than Hindi or Master's degree in any Indian/ Foreign language with 50% marks and Hindi as one of the subject at B. A. level.

(B) M.Phil. in PORTUGUESE

Eligibility Criteria: Master's degree in Portuguese with at least 50% marks or Master's degree in any other Romance Language (Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian) or in English with atleast 50% marks and an Advanced Diploma in Portuguese with atleast 50% marks.

(C) M.A. in: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Linguistics, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

Eligibility Criteria (i) M.A. in English and Linguistics: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks.

(ii) M.A. other than English and Linguistics: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 45% marks with adequate proficiency in the concerned language.

(D) B.A. (HONS.) in: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Spanish (With Entry Points to both 1st & 2nd Year).

III.School of Social Sciences

(A) M.Phil. / Ph.D.Programme is offered by the following Centres which have their curricular and research work organized on interdisciplinary basis with a focus on some major problems of study: CENTRES: Economic Studies & Planning; Historical Studies; Political Studies; Regional Development (Geography, Economics & Population Studies); Social Systems (Sociology); Educational Studies (Psychology, Sociology, Economics & History of Education); Social Medicine & Community Health; Philosophy and Studies in Science Policy.

Eligibility Criteria: Master's degree in the subject concerned with atleast 50% marks; or Master's degree in allied subjects or Humanities with atleast 55% marks; or Master's degree in Natural Sciences with atleast 60% marks. For Centre for Studies in Science Policy: Master's degree in Social Science or Humanities or Law or Management with 55% marks or Master's degree in Natural Sciences or Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology or Medicine with 60% marks.

For Centre for Social Medicine & Community Health: Master's degree in Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, History/Social work, Geography, Population Studies, Public Administration, Nutrition and other relevant applied Science and Social Science subjects with 50% marks.

(B) MCH/Ph.D. (Master of Community Health)

Eligibility Criteria: MBBS Degree with atleast 50% marks and atleast one year's work experience after internship; or M.Sc. Degree in Nursing with atleast 50% marks and atleast one year's experience in Community Health Nursing.

(C) M.A. in: Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology.

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in any discipline with atleast 45% marks.

IV.School of Life Sciences

(A) M.PHIL./PH.D. in : Areas of Interdisciplinary Research In Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Plant Biotechnology, Genetics, Develop-Mental Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neurobiology, Microbiology, Radiation And Cancer Biology, Bio-Physics And Structural Biology.

Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates with M.Sc. or equivalent degree, with at least 55% marks or equivalent grades, in Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics or Physical Sciences, as well as those with M.B.B.S or M. Tech. or M.Sc. (Agriculture) or M. Sc. (Veterinary Sciences) degree with 55% marks are also eligible. Candidates having the M.Sc. or equivalent degree in allied subjects of Life Sciences, including Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Genetics, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Zoology, or in Chemistry or Physics are also eligible.

(B) M.Sc. in Life Sciences :
An integrated interdisciplinary program in Modern Biology.

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree (B. Sc. or B Tech or equivalent) in Biological, Physical or
Agricultural Sciences under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.

V.School of Environmental Sciences

(A) M.Phil./Ph. D. In Environmental Sciences
Including Interdisciplinary Areas of Biology (Ecology, Biotechnology, Biophysics, Bio remediation), Chemistry (Air, Water, Soil Pollution), Geology And Physics.

Eligibility Criteria: M.Sc. degree or equivalent in any branch of basic or applied sciences or MBBS degree with atleast 55% marks.

(B) M.Sc. in: Environmental Sciences
An Interdisciplinary Course With Environmental Orientation, Drawn From Relevant Areas of Biological, Chemical Earth And Physical Sciences.

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education in any branch of basic or applied sciences with atleast 55% marks.

VI.School of Computer & Systems Sciences

The School offers Academic Programs Leading To The Degrees In Computer Science And Technology

(A) M.Phil. / Ph. D. & M.TECH / Ph. D.

Eligibility Criteria: Master's degree in Computer Science; or Mathematics; or Statistics; or Operational Research; or in any branch of Science; or B. Tech. in any branch of Engineering; or Master of Computer Applications (MCA) with atleast 55% marks or equivalent grade point.

(B) M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications): 3-Year Program Open To candidates With Adequate Competence In Mathematics.

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education with atleast 55% marks in any discipline with adequate competence in Mathematics.

VII.School of Physical Sciences

(A) PRE-PH.D./PH.D. IN: Physical Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Mathematical Sciences.

Eligibility Criteria: (a) For Physical Sciences, M.Sc. degree in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics, with at least 55% marks. Candidates having majored in Physics or Chemistry should have had Mathematics at least up to the B.Sc. level. Exceptions can be made in case of applicants with B.Tech. (Electronics/Electrical) degrees provided they successfully qualify the entrance examination.

(b) For Chemical Sciences, M.Sc. degree in Chemistry or Physics, with at least 55% marks. Candidates majoring in Chemistry should have specialization in Analytical/Organic/Inorganic/Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics/Polymer Chemistry at the Master’s level.

(c)For Mathematical Sciences, M.Sc. degree in Mathematics, with at least 55% marks.

(B) M.Sc. in PHYSICS.

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's degree (with Physics as one of the subjects) under the 10+2+3 pattern of Education with 55% marks in the aggregate (or in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combined), or in Physics Honours.

VIII.School of Arts & Aesthetics

(A) M.PHIL./PH.D.: The School offers M.Phil./Ph.D. program in three different streams - Visual Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies and Cinema Studies. (Admission to the M.Phil./Ph.D. is through a separate entrance examination for each discipline followed by a vivavoce.)

Eligibility Criteria:  Masters degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks.

(B) M.A. IN ARTS & AESTHETICS: The School offers M.A. programe with cross disciplinary study of the Visual, Cinematic and Performing Arts.

Eligibility Criteria:
Bachelor's degree under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 50% marks.

IX. School of Computational and Integrative Sciences

(A) PRE-PH.D/PH.D IN: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Eligibility Criteria: (a) Master’s Degree in any branch of Sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science/MCA.

(b) MBBS or BHMS or equivalent degree as recognized by Government Council such as MCI.

(c) B.Tech or B.E. or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering, B.Pharma degree or equivalent. Common to all is a minimum requirement of 55% marks.

X.School of Biotechnology

PRE-PH.D./PH.D. IN: Areas of Gene Transfer and Expression in Eukaryotic Systems, Transcription Control and Gene Regulation, Protein Engineering, Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Protein Folding and Stability, Optimization of Recombinant Protein Production, Structural Biology & Molecular Bioinformatics, and Biochemical Engineering, Molecular Virology, Cancer Biology, Molecular Cell Biology.

 Ph. D.: Gene Transfer And Expression In Eukaryotic System, Transcription Control And Gene Regulation, Protein Engineering, Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases, Molecular Immunology, Protein Stability, Conformation & Folding, Optimization of Recombinant Protein Production, Structural Biology & Molecular Bioinformatics, And Biochemical Engineering.

Eligibility Criteria: Master’s Degree in Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or any branch of Physical or Biological or Engineering Sciences with atleast 55% marks.

XI.Centre For Sanskrit Studies

(A) M.PHIL./PH.D. IN SANSKRIT

Eligibility Criteria: Master’s degree in Sanskrit or in an allied subject (with Sanskrit up to B.A. level) with at least 55% marks.

(B) M.A. IN SANSKRIT


Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's Degree in Sanskrit or in any other subject under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 45% marks.

XII.Centre For Molecular Medicine

PRE-PH.D/PH.D IN: Areas of Metobolic Disorders, Infectious and NonInfectious Diseases, Diagnosics and Molecular Endocrinology.

Eligibility Criteria: Master’s degree or equivalent from recognized University/Institution in any branch of biological sciences/MBBS/ BVSc./B.Pharm. with at least 55% marks.

XIII.Centre For The Study of Law And Governance

M.Phil. / Ph. D. IN LAW AND GOVERNANCE

Eligibility Criteria: Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Economics, Sociology, History, Philosophy or Law with 55% marks or 60% in any branch of natural science.
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