Doctoral Studies

Guide for Applicants

Thank you for showing interest in pursuing doctoral study under the supervision of Professor Rahul Mukherji at the Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University.  You may submit the following documents to our doctoral studies coordinator, Dr. Jha (jha@uni-heidelberg.de) by 15th March and 15th September:

  1. Your research proposal

  2. Your expression of research interest ( in 1500 words)

  3. CV

  4. Your latest mark sheet (BA, MA, and M.phil)

  5. Letter of funding support, in case, you have already secured funding

  Please note that this does not give any guarantee of admission. The selection criteria for securing an admission in this department is competitive.


Current Doctoral Candidates with Professor Mukherji

Name

E-Mail

 Dissertation

 

Tanvi Deshpande

tanvid@uni-heidelberg.de

India and the Politics of Climate Change

 

Jai Shankar Prasad

jai.prasad@uni-heidelberg.de

Revisiting the State: Politics, Development, and Tribal Welfare in Jharkhand, India

 

Heinkel, Jamison C.

 

heinkel@stud.uni-heidelberg.de 

The Baloch Conflict:

The Political Dynamics of Secession and Reconciliation

 

Mostafizur Rahman, A.S.M.

 

mostafiz@uni-heidelberg.de

 

The Role of State and Non-State Actors in Development: Bangladesh State and South Asia

 Continuing Doctoral Candidates

Name

 

E-Mail

 Dissertation

Beitelmair-Berini,

Bernhard

beitelmair-berini@uni-heidelberg.de

Competing Concepts: Indian Strategic Culture(s). Delineating the Contemporary Schools of Thought on India's Grand Strategy

Carciumaru,

Radu

carciumaru@uni-heidelberg.de

Negotiating conflict in deeply divided societies. The merits of complex and hybrid consociational power sharing systems based on case studies from South Asia and Eastern Europe

Gallenkamp,

Marian

Marian.Gallenkamp@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

Unlike(ly) Democracies: A cross national analysis of democratic transition and consolidation in the non-West

Koenen,

Manon

manon_koenen@web.de

Indiens Gläserne Decke - Frauen zwischen Empowerment-Strategien und parteipolitischen Hindernissen

Molfenter,

Christine

molfenter@uni-heidelberg.de

Violation and Protection of Labour Rights and the Role of Law Enforcement Institutions. Labour, State and Politics in South Asian States.

Waha,

La Toya

latoya.k.waha@googlemail.com

Religion and State-Formation in Transitional Societies - Sri Lanka in a Comparative Perspective

 

 Completed Doctorates

Name

Dissertation

Year

Kluge, Anja

Gesundheitspolitik in Indien: Auswirkungen auf politische Legitimität und Staatsbürgerschaft

 

2015

Fischer, Alexander

The Judicialisation of Politics in India. Origins and Consequences of the Power of the Indian Supreme Court

 

2015

Zarhani, Seyed Hossein

Dynamics of Governance and Development in India.A Comparative Study on Andhra Pradesh and Bihar after 1990

2015

Rahman, Muhammad Sayadur

Politics-Bureaucracy Relations, Governance and Development in Bangladesh: The Case of Local Government

2015

Paukert, Matthias

Bridging troubled waters: Water sharing and the challenge of hydro-solidarity in Pakistan

2015

Pauli, Markus

The Credibility of Microfinance Institutions. Clients´ Perception and Empowerment in Andhra Pradesh

 

2015

Diederich, Stefan

Land und Industrialisierung in Indien – Langlebigkeit und Wandel des Land Acquisition Act (1894)

2015

Siefert, Silvan

Social Security in India and China - Reforms and Determinants of Social Security Provision in India and China (2004-2009)

2015

Fürstenberg, Kai

Panchayati Raj in India. The Evolution between 1947 and 1992

2015

Lu, Yang

Dynamics of National Interest and National Identity. A Constructivist Approach to the India-China Relations (2003-2012)

2014

König, Lion  

Cultural Citizenship and the Politics of Censorship in Post-Colonial India: Media, Power, and the Making of the Citizen

2013

Abdelhalim, Julten

Spaces for Jihād: Indian Muslims and Conceptions of Citizenship

2013

Chaudhuri , Bidisha

Hybridising (E-) Governance in India: The Interplay of Politics, Technology and Culture

2012

Hussain, Ejaz

Military Agency, Politics and the State: The Case of Pakistan

2010

Pehl, Malte

Regionalization and Institutionalization: Dimensions of Multi-level Party System Change in India

2010

Sommer, Verena

Bedingungen der Kooperation zwischen NGOs und der Regierung im gegenwärtigen Indien

2010

Bauer, Thomas

Perspektiven der indischen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik im asiatischen Raum im 21. Jahrhundert

2009

Schöttli, Jivanta

Strategy and Vision in Politics. Jawaharlal Nehru’s policy choices and the designing of political institutions

2009

Mahiuddin, Khan Mohammad

The Parliamentary Committee System in Bangladesh. An Analysis of its Functioning

2009

Noor, Muhammad Tahir

Institutional Dynamics of Governance and Corruption in Developing World: The Case of Pakistan

2009

Wolf, Siegfried O.

Die Konstruktion einer kollektiven Identität in Indien: Vinayak Damodar Savarkar und sein Hindutva-Konzept

2009

Engelmeier, Tobias

Nation-building and foreign policy in India: an identity-strategy conflict

2007

Islam, Kazi Maruful

The Impact of Health Reform on State and Society in Bangladesh, 1995-2005

2007

Bigdon, Christine

Good Governance and Conflict Transformation in Sri Lanka

2006

Frey, Karsten

Elite Perception and Biased Strategic Policy Making: The Case of India's Nuclear Build-up

2004

Spieß, Clemens

One-party-dominance in Changing Societies

2004

Lehr, Peter

Region Indischer Ozean: Illusion oder Realität?

2004

Enskat, Mike

Indiens wirtschaftspolitische Reformen nach 1991: eine Fallstudie des Stromsektors 

2001

Hust, Evelin

Political Representation and Empowerment: Women in the institutions of local government in Orissa after the 73rd Amendment to the Indian Constitution

2001

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