Congratulation to Ms. Qudsia Naz

Ms. Qudsia Naz, a master student of South Asian Studies with focus on Politics and History, has successfully passed the entry exams and the following interview for the position at Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS). The final decision was announced on the 10th of April this year. She will be travelling to Pakistan this September to take up the position and will continue to work on her research for master thesis from there. We wish you every success in your new position.

First SAI Student Conference

Prof. Mukherji has delivered the keynote speech for the First SAI Student Conference on 30th June. The Student Conference was an effort of Master Students of South Asian Studies who presented their research interests in the form of poster conference. The research topics covered wide range of recent issues in South Asia such as women issues, cultural heritage, material culture, shipbreaking, and ethnic conflicts.

Professor Mukherji’s Visits to Switzerland and Italy in June 2017

Conference in Zürich, Switzerland titled 'Welfare Schemes, the State and Corruption in South Asia: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches' was organised by the University of Zürich on the 20th of June.

On the 28th of June, the conference in Prato, Italy on Sustainable Development was organized by the Centre for Development Economics at Monash University. This workshop was a part of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network' workshops.

Recent Publications

Bernhard Beitelmair-Berini, Theorizing Indian Strategic Culture(s): Taking Stock of a Controversial Debate, in Theorizing India’s Foreign Policy edited by Mischa Hansel, Raphaelle Khan and Melissa Levaillant, New York and London: Routledge. See details here.

Rahul Mukherji, Governance reform in a weak state: Thirty years of Indian experience. Read the article in Governance.

Subarta K.Mitra and Michael Liebig, Kautilya's Arthashastra: An Intellectual Portrait -Classical Roots of Modern Politics in India. See details here.

Michael Liebig and Saurabh Mishra (eds.), The Arthashastra in a Transcultural Perspective: Comparing Kautilya with Sun-Zi, Nizam al- Mulk, Barani and Machiavelli. See details here.




Political Science

Head of Department

Prof. Rahul Mukherji, Ph.D. (Columbia) 


Prof. em. Subrata K. Mitra, Ph.D. (Rochester, USA)



Sabine Morawa-Görlitz, Room 412
Office Hours: 
Monday 14.00 - 16.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.00 
Thursday 10.00 - 12.00
Friday 10.00 - 11.30



Teaching staff of the department is available for student counselling. Students are encouraged to approach the department for counselling at any time. 

Himanshu Jha Ph.D. Counsellor, A-M ENGLISH 
Dr. Seyed Hossein Zarhani Counsellor, N-Z ENGLISH 
Mag. Bernhard Beitelmair-Berini Counsellor, GERMAN 

Office hours are available upon arrangement!



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