Strategic Studies

Eligibility Criteria  

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with 55% marks.

MA Strategic Studies provides an in-depth exploration of strategic thinking, security studies, and global conflict management. It integrates interdisciplinary courses spanning political theory, military strategy, international relations, and historical perspectives. With a focus on both classical and contemporary strategic thought, students engage in critical analysis of texts like Kautilya’s Arthashastra, case studies in conflict resolution, and contemporary challenges in national and international security. Emphasis is placed on research methodology, fostering a holistic understanding of strategic traditions and evolving national consciousness.

Programme Highlights

  • Textual Analysis: Study of Kautilya’s Arthashastra and classical Indian texts on strategy.
  • Case Studies: In-depth analysis of war, conflict management, peace processes, and aggrieved borders.
  • Interdisciplinary Approach: Integrating political, historical, and technological dimensions in strategic studies.
  • Focus on Asia: Understanding India-China relations, internal security challenges, and maritime security.
  • Research and Internship: Opportunities for research-based learning and real-world internship experiences.
  • Contemporary Perspectives: Exploring modern strategic thought, defence technology, and national consciousnes

Total Credits: 80 credits
Credit Distribution
Graduate Core: 14
Specialization: 60
Open Electives: 6
Total Credits: 80

  • Textual Analysis of Kautilya’s Arthashastra
  • Case Studies in War, Conflict Management and Peace Process
  • Aggrieved Borders of India
  • Strategic Thinking in Classical Indian Texts
  • Rise, Fall, and Reemergence of China
  • Internal Security Challenges of India
  • Selected Readings from Strategic Traditions around the World
  • New Dimensions in Science and Technology
  • Indian National Movement and Emergence of National Consciousness
  • Evolution of Modern Strategic Thought
  • Maritime Security, Trade and Law
  • Defence Technology and Indian Military Strategy
  • Strategic Analyst or Consultant
  • Policy Advisor in Defence or Foreign Affairs
  • Intelligence Analyst or Researcher
  • Security and Risk Analyst
  • International Relations Specialist
  • Defence Technology Researcher
  • Government Policy-Making Positions
  • Academic Researcher or Professor in Strategic Studies
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding