The objective of Department of Non-violence and Peace is to provide necessary knowledge and skills to enable individuals to acquire in depth understanding of the problems of human survival and crisis, and resolving them by nonviolent means thus contributing to establishment of peace on our planet. The department endeavors to teaching theory and gives ample opportunity to practice and promote higher ideals of ‘Ahimsa’, ‘Anekant’, ‘Tolerance’ and ‘Peaceful Coexistence’.
Courses offered by the department:
- Ph.D. and D.Litt.
- M.Phil. in Non-violence and Peace
- M.A. in Non-violence and Peace
The main purpose of this four semester post-graduate course is to make the student conversant with different forms of conflicts and developing in them the expertise of resolution of such problems by application of their knowledge and skill of nonviolence, peace and human rights. The course includes the conceptual understanding of tradition of non-violence, conflict management, human rights, environmental ethics, peace education, Gandhian thought, disarmament and world peace, etc. The innovative peace technique, 'training in nonviolence' is the specialty of the course, which includes practical and field based study.
Political Science is an academic discipline to study the power, politics and government. This course aspires to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of political science, with concentration of national and international political and civil conflicts and the application of nonviolent approach to resolute them. It assumes that a systematic course of study emphasizing theory and methods are required for examining the problems of political life, understanding the phenomena of politics and suggesting an ideal model of polity for a welfare society. The programme also reflects the most recent development in the discipline of political science and human rights etc. The course includes Indian and Western Political thought, Indian government and administration, international politics, comparative politics etc.
- D. Litt.– 1
- Ph.D. – 23
- Ph.D. in progress – 19
- Dissertation Submitted at M.Phil and M. A. level – 30
- Books – 13
- Books in progress – 2
- Research/other papers – 200
- Seminars, conferences & Workshops organised – 26
- Organised Training programmes on Non-violence (Youth Camps) – 35
- Papers presented by the faculty members in Seminars & Conferences – 75
- Students of the department qualified in NET/JRF– 20
- UGC Major Research Projects Completed– 2
- Research Scholars/Students of the department have been selected in IAS, teaching positions in different Universities, working in Sahara News, awarded Nehru Fellowship, and working on various high positions.
- Departmental Seminars – 92
- Projects prepared for the University– 20