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Minor in International Relations

The Department offers an undergraduate Minor in International Relations to those students of the university who are pursuing undergraduate majors in other disciplines. 

Key Information

International Relations and Governance Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
Dr. Atul Mishra, UG Advisor

The Minor comprises a rigorous exposure to the essentials of International Relations (IR). It familiarizes students with the fundamentals of IR as a discipline and offers skills of analyis and writing on issues within the field. Students take the same courses as are offered as part of the Major in IR to the Departmental students and they go through the same assessement process.

Process for earning the Minor in International Relations

Students can claim the Minor after completing the 2 compulsory and 4 elective courses (as mentioned below) at the end of their academic programme.  

Students can also apply for the Minor by filling out the form issued by the office of the Associate Dean, Academics, at the beginning of every Monsoon semester. Applying students must note however that given the high number of applicants to the Minor programme, the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies is able to accommodate only a limited number of students. In other words, mere application to the Minor does not guarantee registration.

Imp. for Monsoon 2022 semester:

  1. Students already registered for the Minor may continue doing the required courses (as mentioned below), provided their timetable permits enrollment to the courses.
  2. Students who have decided to pursue the IR Minor in this semester should enroll for the required courses (as mentioned below), provided their timetable permits enrollment to the courses.    

Courses to be completed

To earn the Minor, a student must complete a total of 6 (six) courses offered by the Department as part of the IR Major. Two of the 6 completed should be INT101 (offered in Monsoon) and INT105 (offered in Spring). The list of courses on offer in Monsoon 2022 is as follows: 

Compulsory course 

INT 101 Introduction to International Relations 

Elective courses

INT102 Global History and International Relations 

INT141 Science, Technology and Development Policy 

INT202 Interrogating Histories and Theories of Economic Development 

INT203 Knowing and Governing Ecosystems and Economies 

INT250 China in Global Politics  

INT266 Gender and International Relations 

INT341 Capital and Innovation in East Asia 

INT346 Cognition and Politics