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Deadlines:
03/15/2014
Credit:
16 semester / 24 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Spiritual, beautiful, and home to some 1.2 billion people, the vibrancy and sheer scale of India is peerless. And with CIEE study abroad in Hyderabad, it’s yours to discover.

Combining a robust curriculum with genuine intercultural experiences, you’ll earn credit towards your major/minor while exploring the cultural and economic significance of the largest democracy on earth. Situated at the gateway between northern and southern India, Hyderabad’s location give you fascinating insight into the linguistic, culinary, political, religious, and cultural diversity of the region.

Study abroad in Hyderabad and you will:

  • Choose from extensive course options with unique courses for majors in the following areas: english literature, political science, South Asian history, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, and visual arts. There are also notable options for students needing coursework in biology and biochemistry
  • Learn traditional Indian music instrumental play, vocal dance and henna designs through classes conducted by experts. You can also learn the basics of Indian culinary practice.
  • Visit ancient mosques, temples, religious centers, and Golconda Fort; participate in required group excursions to expand your understanding of India
  • Enjoy yoga classes and local certification at the yoga center right on campus
  • Partake in the Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, or Sanskrit language peer tutor program
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

From anthropology and sociology to communications, chemistry, performing arts, and Hindi language, you’ll find a wide range of courses that satisfy your requirements and pique your interest. Explore the relationship between philosophy and religion in India; try your hand at traditional Kuchipudi Dance; study the role of NGOs in the country or look at the sociology of gender in a variety of elective and direct enrolment options.

Cultural Activities

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Undertake daily yoga practice at the yoga center located on campus, study classical Indian music through Sitar and Tabla lessons, or learn the North Indian classical dance Kathak and Henna design. The study center also organizes a cooking class where you’ll have the opportunity to learn a combination of Hyderabadi and North and South Indian cuisines. During fall semester, the study center organizes a trip to folk goddess temple during local festival and visit to the biggest Ganesha idol in Hyderabad city. You'll also get opportunities to celebrate the Sankranthi festival by flying kites and ‘Holi’ (festival of colors) during spring semester.

Excursions

During the semester you’ll see Mysore, Byllakuppe, and Melkote, or Hampi, a world heritage centre and the capital of the largest empire in post-moghul India, and Badami, visit saree weavers (entrepreneurs), and explore Buddhist and Jain temples in Karnataka, and Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh. In the past study abroad students have also taken trips to NGOs that work with women and children in rural parts of Andhra Pradesh.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall 2014 (21 wks)
03/15/2014
07/09/2014
12/05/2014
$14,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,214
Housing ***
$2,050
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$184

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,650
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$250
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2014 (18 wks)
10/15/2013
12/28/2013
05/05/2014
$14,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,214
Housing ***
$2,050
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$184

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,650
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$250
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2015
10/15/2014
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015
03/15/2014
07/09/2014
TBA
$28,200

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$23,514
Housing ***
$4,100
Insurance
$102
Visa Fees
$184

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,650
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$500
Personal expenses
$4,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • Junior standing and above.
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit for the semester is 16 semester/24 quarter hours and total recommended credit for the academic year is 32 semester/48 quarter hours. Students are not permitted to take more or less than the prescribed course load.

Course contact hours are 60 and recommended credit is 4 semester/6 quarter hours, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

A mandatory course load for one semester is four courses. Study abroad students are required to take one language course—Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, or Sanskrit—at the appropriate level as well as three additional courses either through the Study in India Program or by directly matriculating in regular University courses.

It is recommended that students take two courses offered by SIP. These have been designed specifically for international students and are structured like classes taught in the U.S. CIEE strongly encourages each student to directly enroll in at least one course at the University with local Indian students to ensure that they benefit from this unique cross-cultural opportunity. Students may enroll in more than one direct enrollment course, but they should be prepared for differences in course structure and delivery of information by the faculty. Independent/directed study courses, in which a faculty member supervises readings, field study, and/or research focused on a specific topic, are also available as direct enrollment courses at the University. Students interested in this option need to provide email confirmation from their study abroad advisor during the on-site registration process while in India.

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About the City

About The City

Hyderabad, known as the City of Pearls, is the fourth largest cosmopolitan city in India and is at the heart of India’s rapidly developing global economy. It is a city where North and South Indian cultures meet in a unique mixture of Hindu and Muslim traditions. The city, once ruled by bejeweled Nizams from opulent palaces, is now a global hub for biotechnology, amazing food, and a travel destination for domestic travelers looking to absorb its unique architecture and art. The city is an urban mix of construction, music, clothing shops, inconceivable traffic, food bazaars, department stores, global businesses, and city sprawl.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Madhuri Gunti

Madhuri Gunti, Program Coordinator, is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS) at the University of Hyderabad. Madhuri has a M.A. in Functional Hindi Translation and began her journey with CIEE as a Hindi Language peer tutor in 2004. Madhuri is responsible for organizing and supporting the language tutor component of the program. Madhuri Joined CIEE in January of 2009.

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Kalyan Murthy

Kalyan Murthy, Office Manager, is originally from Hyderabad city. He received his M.Sc. from Osmania University, Hyderabad, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. Kalyan joined CIEE in 2007.

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Kavitha Venkata Gooty

Kavitha Gooty Venkata was born and raised in Hyderabad. Kavitha is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Hyderabad. Her research work focuses on underprivileged women and higher education policy in India. Kavitha also brings to the program extensive field experience from her research on the issue of the influence of caste on Indian politics and the traditional Indian marriage system. Kavitha is associated with CIEE ever since it’s inception in 2001 as a student counselor through the Study in India Program exclusively for CIEE study abroad students, Program Assistant from 2004 to 2008 and as Resident Director since 2009, CIEE Study Center at the University of Hyderabad .

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Founded more than 35 years ago, the University of Hyderabad was the first federally funded university in the southern part of India. In 2010, the university was ranked No. 1 in India by the Times of India. The University has over 400 faculty and 5,000 full-time students, and eight schools: Chemistry; Life Sciences; Mathematics and Computer and Information Sciences; Physics; Humanities; Social Sciences; Management Studies; and Performing Arts, Fine Arts, and Communication. The campus is located approximately 45 minutes from the downtown area by public transportation. The campus is quite large with many acres of arid landscape and wildlife typical of the region.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Study abroad students have the choice of two housing options, and meals are included with both. Although every attempt is made to grant each student’s preference, roommate and housing assignments are based upon availability and other factors. Therefore, housing preferences cannot be guaranteed. Housing options include:

Tagore International House—The Tagore International House provides furnished and air conditioned, single and double occupancy rooms on the University of Hyderabad campus. The Tagore International House also includes a common dining room, a small computer facility, TV room, and laundry facilities with washers. Food is excellent, with many vegetarian options. While most of the food is Indian, some western food items are also available. As Tagore International House is just 1.8 miles from the central campus, students typically ride bicycles, use the university shuttle service, or walk to and from class.

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Group Homestays— The group homestay option is best for students who prefer to live with a small group of students in a secure and friendly environment. Participants live with an Indian family and two or three other CIEE study abroad students. In the group homestay, students share a double room and bath.

CIEE currently works with two homestay families who can accommodate six students. Students usually eat breakfast and vegetarian dinner with the family, and are given monthly stipends for lunch and transportation to and from the University. There are reasonably priced cafeterias on campus for lunch. Two of the homestay families live three to four miles from campus, and the third family lives approximately 12 miles from campus. Sharing in the life of a family through a homestay provides an excellent opportunity for interested students to experience various aspects of Indian culture.

Housing either in the Tagore International House or in homestays is not provided between semesters. Academic year study abroad students who remain in Hyderabad during this period are responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing and meals during this time. Depending upon availability of housing, students can opt to stay in the Tagore House but meal arrangements have to be made by the student.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Hyderabad even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the resident director shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple—to help you understand more about the program, and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

CIEE staff organize a comprehensive mandatory orientation in Hyderabad that includes information on academic requirements, safety and security issues, a campus tour, an introduction to student facilities, academic conventions in India, and interactive workshops on cross-cultural issues. Gender issues are also discussed in a workshop to generate awareness. In addition, there are orientation sessions conducted at the University of Hyderabad, which will introduce you to the country, culture, and tacademic program, as well as provide practical information about living in Hyderabad. Lectures by experts from different walks of life assist you in understanding the diversity of India and its traditional and contemporary relevance to the world. In addition, the orientation includes an activity called Khojo Hyderabad. A Hindi word, Khojo means search. The premise of Khojo Hyderabad is to discover the city and its diverse offerings within a planned and timed schedule. Cultural programs and tours of the city and its vicinity also provide insight into the rich cultural heritage of the city. Orientation activities are mandatory and an important part of your acclimation to life in India. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the study abroad program.

CIEE believes that you'll learn most effectively abroad when you pursue specific learning goals, reflect on your own learning, and develop the skills to communicate effectively and appropriately in a culture different from your own. CIEE staff organize ongoing orientation activities that serve as an extension of the intercultural preparation that you learn during the initial orientation week. These ongoing orientation activities help you learn the subjective culture of the individual students (exploring U.S cultural values), cultural literacy (exploring other cultures and their values), and bridging of these two cultures (learning concepts and intercultural communication skills).

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

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During orientation, you'll learn about Indian culture, history, and society through lectures and site visits to such places as the Charminar, Chowmahalla Palace, Golconda Fort, ancient mosques in Hyderabad, Mysore Maharaja’s palace, Tipu Sultan’s kingdom near Mysore, and various temples.

To further acquaint you with parts of south India, and foster self-reflection, the program includes visits to Mysore, Byllakuppe and Melkote, and to saree weavers (entrepreneurs) or Hampi (a world heritage centre and the capital of the largest empire in post-moghul India) and Badami. You'll be exposed to Buddhist and Jain temples in Karnataka, and Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh. In the past students have also taken trips to NGOs that work with women and children in rural parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Students interested in undertaking daily yoga practice may do so at the yoga center located on campus. Opportunities are also available for students to study classical Indian music through Sitar and Tabla lessons, the north Indian classical dance Kathak, and henna design. These are available as non-credit courses. Besides a credit course on yoga, the University offers a certificate course on yoga which you can opt to take outside of credits course. The study center organizes a cooking class where you'll get the opportunity to learn a combination of Hyderabadi and north and south Indian cuisines. During fall semester, study center organizes trip to folk goddess temple during local festival and a visit to the biggest Ganesha idol in Hyderabad city. You'll also get the opportunity to celebrate the Sankranthi festival by flying kites and ‘Holi’ (festival of colors) during the spring semester.

Part-time volunteer projects can be organized for highly motivated study abroad students. It is important that any student interested in volunteering has the maturity to balance a full academic schedule, social life, and consistent commitment to the volunteer organization.

Independent Travel
You must submit a completed Independent Travel Request Form four days prior to any independent travel, along with an Independent Travel Release Form. After submission, the CIEE resident staff will consider your request and provide you with confirmation of whether your travel request has been approved.

*Note about independent travel following the program: If you wish to stay in India following the program, and beyond the Police Residential Permit (PRP) date issued by the program, you must leave the country and re-enter on a tourist visa following the departure date. This is required because the PRP is only issued by the Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office (FRRO) after students arrive on site in Hyderabad, and in concert with each student’s enrollment at the University. You need to remember that these residency policies have nothing to do with visa validity as you may have student visa validity beyond residential permit but, as per the new laws of the FRRO, are required by law to depart India on or before the expiration of the PRP. Extension of your residential permit is also not permitted based on new immigration laws. If you are looking to travel following the program, you will be provided information about securing a tourist visa in Sri Lanka or Nepal following your program in Hyderabad.

Immersion

Peer Tutors

You will be paired with University of Hyderabad senior students for weekly one-on-one Hindi (or Telugu, Sanskrit, and Urdu) language tutorials.

Creative Cultural Exploration Project

You will be asked to choose a topic about India that interests you and create an objective, multi-media representation of what that topic looks like in Indian society today to be published on the web.

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Academics

Academics

The academic program is offered in collaboration with the Study in India Program (SIP) at the University of Hyderabad which essentially serves as the administrative and academic hub for all foreign students enrolled at the university. SIP, provides international students the opportunity to study various aspects of Indian society, history, and culture through its specific curriculum and creates an environment on campus that is supportive of international students. SIP is nationally recognized by the Ministry of Education in India for its international education model. The CIEE Study Center at the University of Hyderabad offers students a combination of specially designed courses organized by SIP coupled with direct enrollment options in regular University courses.

Academic Culture

The University of Hyderabad is an undergraduate and graduate-level Indian university. This designation is somewhat different than in the U.S. system but does not provide a barrier to undergraduates. The B.A. degree in India is three years in duration. M.A. students in their first year of study are roughly at an equivalent level to a senior at a U.S. university. Because the University of Hyderabad primarily provides graduate education, CIEE study abroad students should expect a good deal of independent work in each direct enrollment class, including, but not limited to, reading all of the books and articles in the suggested readings list for each course. As the academic classroom environment in all direct enrollment courses at the University is vastly different from classes in the U.S., students should enroll in these courses with an open mind and be prepared for minimal classroom discussion and in-depth lectures from their professors. Due to regulations and limited resources in the University library, students should also be prepared to do most of their research by accessing their home institution library database online.

CIEE students primarily take their classes from the arts, social sciences, and humanities departments, though students interested in studying science are strongly encouraged to enroll in that program. The student body is made up mostly of Indian students drawn from all over the country. creating a diverse environment that is microcosm of modern India. Classes are relatively small and are taught through lecture. Some, but not all, professors welcome discussion and active student participation in direct enrollment classes. SIP courses are similar to courses found at U.S. universities. Many faculty members who teach specialized courses for SIP have experience teaching American students and have advanced degrees from foreign institutions.

Academic year study abroad students have a two to three-week break during the month of December.

Nature of Classes

Participants take SIP courses with CIEE and international students and enroll directly in host university courses alongside Indian students.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

Grading System

Students are required to attend all classes and participate to the satisfaction of the professor. The examination system is designed to systematically test the student’s progress in class, laboratory, and fieldwork through periodic evaluation. Students are given tests, quizzes, homework, seminars, tutorials, and term papers, as well as a three-hour final examination at the end of each semester. The final result in each course is calculated on the basis of these periodic assessments. Students that miss more than 25% of any class are not permitted to sit for their final exam and receive a failing grade for that class.

In terms of assessment, students need to begin their coursework in India with flexibility in mind given the fact that structured syllabi may not be available for all courses as faculty are not required to create formal syllabi. Additionally, assessment criteria for all direct enrollment course smay or may not be included on a given syllabus as dissemination of this information is also at the faculty member’s discretion. Given this, CIEE will intervene whenever possible to bridge these differences.

Language of Instruction

English
Hindi
Telugu
Urdu

Faculty

Courses are taught by the faculty at the University of Hyderabad.

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Course Description

Course Description

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Required Language Courses

All language courses are arranged by either SIP or specific language departments within the University of Hyderabad.

Basic Hindi
Basic Hindi focuses on vocabulary, foundational grammar patterns, and traditional pedagogy more appropriate for students intending to enter the second semester of Hindi I following their time in India. This course is arranged by SIP.

Basic Hindi II
Students can expect to have a vocabulary of approximately 1,000 words and be able to construct simple sentences by the end of this course. The four skills—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—are given equal importance. They will be able to express themselves clearly and speak about their present, past, and future actions, and have simple conversations with Indian students, shop keepers, travelers, drivers, workers, etc.

Conversational Hindi
This course focuses on oral skills and cross-cultural communication in Hindi for beginners. Vocabulary related to daily life and practical necessities is reinforced through dialogues and conversations, drills, and such interactive classroom activities as role playing. Trips outside of the classroom are utilized to encourage students to speak Hindi in a real-life context. This course is appropriate for students who do not plan on taking Hindi II as part of their undergraduate experience. This course is arranged by SIP and co-coordinated by CIEE.

Intermediate Hindi
Students in this course can expect to master 500 words and 75-plus sentence structures. This course emphasizes conversational skills apart from learning the grammar found in the textbooks. At the end of the course, students are able to accurately pronounce the sounds of the Hindi alphabet, use and acquire Hindi outside of the classroom, and converse in Hindi with native speakers using proper Hindi. The teachings encourage the use of proper grammar in daily life activities by integrating them into lessons and conversations.

Intermediate Hindi II
Students can expect to master 1,500 words and 75-plus sentence structures in the texts. This course emphasizes conversational skills and grammar lessons in detail. As this course is the level above Intermediate Hindi, it includes such practical aspects as discussions and conversations with native speakers of Hindi and requires students to work with deeper parts of grammar and different styles of spoken Hindi.

Advanced Hindi
Students can expect to master all of the common words or vocabulary of daily life activities, as well as literary vocabulary and sentence structures of the language. This course has all the grammar lessons in detail and many activities that improve speaking skills, such as discussions, presentations, and field work. Students enrolling in this course should have a minimum 1,000 word vocabulary, including knowledge of all of sentence structures taught in the intermediate level. Textbook: Lalit Hindi Vyakaran Katha Rachna by Bharat Mitra Shastry

Basic Sanskrit
This course introduces students to the basics of Sanskrit language, focusing on script, basics of terminology in paninian grammar, sentence construction, reading, and spoken Sanskrit. This course is arranged by SIP.

Basic Telugu
This course introduces students to the basics of the Telugu language, focusing on conversation, reading, and writing. Whenever possible, emphasis is given to practice (dialogues, role playing, etc.), which allows students to use the language in real life contexts. This course is arranged by SIP.

Basic Urdu
This course introduces students to the basics of the Urdu language, focusing on conversation, reading, and writing. Whenever possible, emphasis is given to practice (dialogues, role playing, etc.), which allows students to use the language in real-life contexts. This course is arranged by SIP.

SIP Courses for Foreign Students

Below is a sampling of courses offered by the SIP administrative unit. A full course listing is available during the on-site registration period. Courses and course titles are subject to change depending on the faculty availability, so students are asked to remain flexible in their course choices.

Creative Writing in India
This is an interactive course between teacher and student, and students and students. It covers the student’s original creative writing of poems, stories, plays, chapters of a novel in progress, etc., focusing on the students’ interactions with each other. As an interactive course, each student’s own work is subjected to peer-group criticism. It also includes interaction between reader and writer, which helps improve both writing and reading abilities. The course also focuses on exercises on imitation, parody, pastiche, etc. of the published papers of well-known writers of the students’ choice. These exercises are scrutinized in the class. This course also helps students understand and imitate the poetic forms of villanelle, sestina, ghazal, sonnet, and pantoum. Instructor: Dr. Hoshang Merchant

Indian Philosophy
This course strives to explain the relationship between philosophy and religion, which is similar to the relationship between science and technology in India. It illustrates that religion is a philosophy applied to everyday life and that philosophy is the theoretical aspect, whereas religion is the practical aspect of the same. This course traces the origin of the Indian philosophy and religion, and tries to determine the various ideas and sects formed, established, merged, and assimilated. It looks into the roles of philosophy and religion that have been and continue to be very dynamic. The course ends by focusing on the different streams of thought that took shape in India and answers the following questions: Who am ‘I’? What is the ‘world’? What is my relationship with the world? What is involved in having a meaningful existence and what do I do? Instructor: Dr. K.S. Prasad

Kuchipudi Dance
The course is designed especially for SIP students with the goal of introducing them to Indian classical dance at the theoretical level, and providing practical exposure to the basics of Kuchipudi dance, the classical dance form of Andhra Pradesh. Students are taught the history and development of this classical dance form and the major technical elements of Indian dance. Students learn basic steps, hand gestures, and a simple dance. Instructor: Dr. Aruna Bhikshu.

The Making of Indian Modern Arts
The purpose of the course is to introduce students to some of the important works from the Indian subcontinent, to write in meaningful ways about visual imagery, and develop an interpretive framework that enables them to understand and appreciate the art that was produced in this region during this period. This course deals with the art that was produced in India during the 19th and 20th centuries. Dominated by, but not limited to, the history of interactions between eastern and western aesthetic values, the contours of the Indian artistic landscape were inexorably changed and enlarged during this period. From the Victorian academicism of Raja Ravi Varma to the artistic nationalism of the Bengal School, from the solitary modernism of Amrita Shergil to the shrill internationalism of the Bombay Progressives, from the marginalized outpourings of folk and tribal artists to the strident rhetorical strategies of post-colonial diasporic discourses, the artistic responses to the forces of modernity, colonialism, industrialization, and globalization have been pliant and resistant, complex and multiple. This course addresses what has sometimes been described as “the painful climb towards re-establishing a truly Indian artistic identity.” Instructor: Dr. Kirtana Thangavelu

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Development
NGOs have emerged as crucial agencies, in contemporary society, in responding to natural disasters, preventing environmental degradation, promoting literacy and health, improving the socio-economic condition of the poor, street children and child laborers, women, and marginalized people, in general. The objective of the course is to understand the nature, evolution, and linkages of the NGOs with state, funding agencies, and beneficiaries, especially street children and child laborers, from a sociological perspective. It attempts to understand the statutory law and management issues in Non-Profit Organizations and locate the role of NGOs in eradicating the problem of street children and child laborers in India. The course provides the students with both theoretical and practical exposure. Instructor: Dr. Ajailiu Niumai

Yoga: Theory and Practice
This course is designed especially for SIP students with the goal of introducing them to both theoretical and practical elements of yoga. It covers understanding yoga in the context of religion (yoga is not Hinduism) and different approaches in yoga based on age and stages in life, and so on. This course differs from the daily non-credit yoga classes offered on campus. *Note: Students are encouraged to seek out approval for this course before registration given the nature of the course. Instructor: Dr. Yashoda Thakore.

History, Philosophy, and Science of Ayurveda
This course is designed to give the students a basic understanding of Ayurveda. Students will be introduced to the History of Ayurveda and the systems of philosophy that have shaped Ayurveda and given it a holistic character. The students will get familiar with the basic tenents of Ayurveda, dietitics, healthy living, home remedies, preventive medicine and therapeutical techniques. They will gain an insight into the world of medicinal herbs. Instructor: Dr. Vinaya Bellakur

University of Hyderabad Direct Enrollment Courses
Please note that detailed course listings and syllabi for direct enrollment courses are typically not available before the start of the semester. Therefore, students should expect to be flexible regarding available course options and communicate with their home institution during course registration regarding their final course selection as necessary. However, CIEE recommends the following courses based on past student feedback:

Indian Writing in English
This course enlightens students to the socio-historical and cultural contexts of English and Indian writers. Apart from the usual literary and critical materials, students are required to sample a variety of English texts in circulation in Indian society. It also focuses on the education of English and opposition to its dominance in India. The course also looks at how English works with other Indian languages, and the differences between writers of English and Indian languages. Instructor: K. Narayana Chandran

Indians in Diaspora: Communities, Cultures, Representations
This course helps in understanding Diaspora, making and mapping of Indian Diaspora, culture and identity, gender and diaspora, Diaspora/motherland/hostland, and Diasporic representations. Because of its appealing multiplicity in formations and Diasporic articulations, Indian Diaspora has emerged as one of the most captivating and reflective site for conceptual as well as empirical understanding of ‘Diaspora’. This course endeavors to engage the students with certain core themes and questions—histories of Indian Diaspora; the critical processes of transformation of the Diasporic communities; their negotiations for new identities (hybrid as well as hyphenated) and space in the adopted lands with a simultaneous cultivation of imaginary and real socio-cultural, economic, and political ties with homeland; ethnic and gendered narratives; and the representations and productions of Diasporic communities (literature, music, film, television, and cyberspace). Instructor: Dr. Amit Kumar Mishra

Sociology of Gender
This course introduces the sociological study of gender, organized around theoretical perspectives, as well as definitional and analytical problems in the formation of the category of gender and its effects in society. It explores gender inequalities in various institutional contexts, and helps students gain an understanding of the women’s movement in India and the issues that have been central to it. Instructor: Dr. Aparna Rayaprol

Schools and Departments—Direct Enrollment

Students may consider various courses in the departments and schools listed below. However, this course list is not static, with final course listing available only during the on-site registration process. Many courses may have prerequisites attached as well. Additionally, university faculty may or may not allow foreign students into every course on this list, so students are expected to select multiple courses in each department where they have a particular interest as part of the pre-registration process.

Department of English (courses and faculty listing)

Creative Writing in India
Defining and Redefining Indian Dalit Literature
Gay Indian Literature
American Literature and Thought
Modern British Literature and Thought
Modern Indian Thought
Indian Writing in English
Romantic Literature and Thought
Victorian Literature and Thought

Faculty

Professors
Mohan G. Ramanan, Ph.D.(BITS, Pilani); Modern British and American Literature, Indo British Literary and Cultural Relations, Indian Literature and Culture (Dean of the School)
K. Narayana Chandran, Ph.D. (IIT Bombay); American Literature, Contemporary Poetry and Theory, English - History and Pedagogy of the Discipline in India, Reading Theories and Translation, Intertexuality and Intergenres
Sachidananda Mohanty, Ph.D. (IIT Kanpur); D.H. Lawrence and Twentieth Century Fiction, Intellectual History, Canon Formation, Nineteenth Century Literature, Regional Writing, Translation, Women’s Writing, Culture Studies
Syed Mujeebuddin, Ph.D. (Kent, U.K.); Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature, Indian Fiction in English, Shakespeare Studies, Victorian and Twentieth Century English Literature (Head of the Department)
M. Sridhar, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Literary Criticism, Comparative Studies and Translation, Eighteenth and Twentieth Century English Literature
Hoshang Merchant, Ph.D. (Purdue); Twentieth Century American Literature, Renaissance Literature, Continental Literature (in translation), Gay Literature and Poetry

Readers
K. Suneetha Rani, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Commonwealth Literature, Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation.
Pramod K Nayar, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); English Colonial Writing on India, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory.
D. Murali Manohar, B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Indian Writing in English, Indian English Women’s Fiction, Dalit Studies and Women’s Studies.

Lecturers
Anna Kurian James, (Senior Scale) Ph.D. (CIEFL, Hyderabad); Children’s Literature, Popular Culture, Indian Writing in English
Sindhu Menon, Ph.D. (Hyderabad) (Senior Scale); Post Colonial Theory, Romantic Literature, Children’s Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Indo-British Literary and Cultural Transactions, Early Indian Literature in Translation with focus on drama and poetry, Literary Criticism and Theory

Department of Political Science (courses and faculty listing)

Contemporary Political Theory
Democratic Theory and Practice
Foreign Policies of Major Powers
Government and Politics in China
Indian Political Process
Indian State and Administration
International Political Economy
International Relations II
Marxian Socialist Political Thought
Organization Theory: Public Policy Perspective
Political Parties in India
Politics of Globalization
Rural Development
Technology and Politics

Faculty

Professors
Rajendra Govind Harshe, Ph.D. (JNU); International Relations, Comparative and Area Studies with Reference to Afro Asia and Political Theory (On EOL as Vice-Chancellor, Allahabad University).
Shantha Sinha, Ph.D. (JNU); Indian Government and Politics, Political Sociology, Political Development, Rural Political Processes (on EOL as Chairperson, National Commission for Child Welfare, Govt. of India)
Prakash C. Sarangi, Ph.D. (Rochester); Political Theory, Comparative Politics
P. Eashvaraiah, Ph.D. (Kanpur); Indian Political Process, Political parties in India, Agrarian Politics in India, Modern Political Theory with Reference to Socialism and Feminism
I. Ramabrahmam, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Public Policy, Governance, Higher Education and Training (Head of the Department)
G.Sudarshanam, Ph.D. (Kakatiya); Public Administration, Public Policy, Rural Development
Md.Moazzam Ali, Ph.D. (JNU); International Relations, Comparative Politics, Russian and East European Studies, Human Rights, Modern Ideologies
Arun Kumar Patnaik, Ph.D. (JNU); Political Theory, Political Economy of Development
Jyotirmaya Sharma, M.A. (HULL; Political Philosophy / Theory, Indian Political Thought
K.C. Suri, Ph.D. (JNU); Pulic Policy, Democratic Theory

Readers
Sanjay Palshikar, Ph.D. (Poona); Political Theory, Indian Political Process
Vasanthi Srinivasan, Ph.D. (Ottawa); Political Philosophy, Comparative Politics
Prithvi Ram Mudiam, Ph.D. (London); International Relations: Indian Foreign Policy, South Asian Politics, International Political Economy
Manjari Katju, Ph.D. (London); Indian Political Process, Politics of Hindu Nationalism, Women Studies
K.Y. Ratnam, Ph.D. (JNU); Indian Politics, Dalit Politics in India, Democratic Process in A.P.

Lecturers
B. Chandrasekhara Rao, M.A. (Andhra), (Dip. in Strategic Studies); Comparative Government and Politics, Indian Government and Politics, Chinese Studies, Dalit Politics
R. Ramdas, (Senior Grade) Ph.D. (JNU); Indian Political Process, Tribal Development, Comparative Politics
B.L.Biju, Ph.D. (Kerala); Political Theory, Indian Political Process, Politics of Globalization
Naushad Anwar Sulaiman, Ph.D. (JNU); International Relations, West-European Studies

Department of Economics

Applied Econometrics
Development Economics
Economics of Healthcare: Theory and Policy
Evolution of Indian Economy Since Independence
Financial Econometrics
Financial Economics
International Finance
Law and Economics
Micro Economic Theory
New Institutional Economics
Operations Research for Applied Economic Analysis
Political Economy of Development
Public Finance
Transitional Economics

Faculty

Professors
G. Nancharaiah, Ph.D. (Andhra); International Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics & Mathematical Economics (Dean of the School)
K.N. Murty, Ph.D. (Gujarat); Econometrics, Applied Economics and Statistics
B. Kamaiah, Ph.D. (IIT, Bombay); Monetary and Financial Economics
J.V.M.Sarma, Ph.D. (Gujarat); Public Economics, Corporate Finance, Econometrics and Computer Applications
Naresh Kumar Sharma, Ph.D. (ISI, Delhi); Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, Science and Technology, Gandhian Economic Thought
Vathsala Narasimhan, Ph.D. (ISI, Calcutta); Economic Theory, Mathematical Economics and Economics of Development with special reference to agriculture
A.V. Raja, Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur); Micro Economic Theory, Industrial Economics, and Theory of the Firm, Law & Economics (Head of the Department)
G. Omkarnath, Ph.D. (JNU); Classical Economics, Political Economy of Development and Capital Theory.
J. Manohar Rao, Ph.D. (JNU); Development Theory and Policy, WTO and Globalization, Classical Political Economy, Economics of Science, Technology and Technical Change, Micro-Economic Theory, Comparative Economic Systems
S.Sandhya, Ph.D. (JNU); Demography, Population and Development, Health Economics

Readers
R.V. Ramana Murthy, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Indian Plan Models, Planning in India, Economics of Business Enterprises
R. Vijay, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Political Economy, Development Economics, New Institutional Economics
N.A. Khan, Ph.D. (Allahabad); Public Finance, International Business, Macro Economics, Infrastructure Economics
Debashis Acharya, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Macro-monetary Economics, Banking, Financial Markets
V.Vamsicharan, Ph.D (Massachusetts); Macro Economics, Development Economics, Political Economy

Lecturers
K. Laxminarayana, (Selection Grade) M.A. (Hyderabad); Political Economy and Agricultural Economics
B. Nagarjuna, (Senior Scale) Ph.D (Hyderabad); Industrial Economics, Transitional Economics and International Finance, Indian Economy
Phanindra Goyari, (Senior Scale) Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Model Building & Simulation in Economics
G.Sridevi, Ph.D (Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore); Food Security, Health Care, Gender and Poverty
S. Limakumba Walling, Ph.D.
Prajna Paramita Mishra, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, special research interest in the area of mining and economic valuation
Alok Kumar Mishra, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Macroeconomic Dynamics, Financial Economics, Derivatives and Risk Management, Structured Finance, Econometric Models

Department of History (course and faculty listings)

Ancient India
Cultural History of Modern India
Indian National Movement
Law and Society in Colonial India
Medieval India
Modern Asia
Science and Human Past
Science and Technology in Medieval India
Women in India from 18th Century
The World of Indian Ocean

Faculty

Professors
Aloka Parasher Sen, Ph.D. (London); Ancient and Early Medieval Indian History, Socio Economic History of the Deccan, Women's History, Historical Archaeology and Urban History, Historiography
R.L. Hangloo, Ph.D. (JNU); Medieval Indian History, Medieval Indian State and also specialist on Kashmir and Central Asia. (on EoL 01.01.2011- 31.12.2012)
Atlury Murali, Ph.D. (JNU); Social and Cultural History of Colonial India with special reference to rreedom struggle, Peasant Movements, Women's Studies, Environmental Studies and History of Computers, Science, Technology and Medicine
K. P. Rao, Ph.D. (Nagpur); Field Archaeology, Pre and Proto History, Ancient Indian History, Iron Age, Megalithic Culture and Ancient Trade (Head of the Department)
Rila Mukherjee, Ph.D. (France) (Ph.D., Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris); Economic History of Southasia, Early Modern European History, Democracy and Citizenship Studies, Maritime and Oceanic History (on Deputation 14.10.2011 - 13.10.2013)
Rekha Pande, Ph.D. (Allahabad); Medieval Indian History, Socio-economic History, Women’s History, Religion, Society and Cultural History, Science and Technology.

Readers
Sanjay Subodh, Ph.D. (Punjab); Medieval Indian Historiography, Science and Technology, Medieval Archaeology
R. Swarupa Rani, Ph.D (Hyderabad); Social and Cultural History of Colonial India, Social and Cultural History of Deccan, Women’s History, Historiography
Anindita Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. (London); Modern Indian History, Modern Western Ideas and Their Impact, Law and Society, Society and Culture

Lecturers
V. Rajagopal, (Senior Grade) Ph.D. (Wisconsin); Modern Indian History, Social History, History of South Indi
Rakesh Pandey, Ph.D. (London); Cultural and Intellectual History of Modern India, Theories and Methods in History, Social and Cultural Theories

Department of Sociology (course and faculty list)

Advanced Sociological Theory
Caste in Modern India
Changing Indian Family
Classical Sociological Theory
Contemporary Development Issues
Corporate Business and Society
Decentralized Governance and Development
Environment and Sustainable Development
Equality and Inequality
Foundations of Social Sciences
Indian Society I: Approaches to the Study of Indian Society
Indian Society II: Social Change in Modern India
Industrial Relations and Contemporary Capitalism
Introduction to Social Research
Introduction to Study of Society
Law, State, and Society
Marxism and Capitalism
Modernity and Modernization
Modern Sociological Theory
People, Nation, and State
Population and Society
Religion and Society
Religion, Law, and State
Roots of Social Protest
Rural and Urban Societies
Rural Society and Agrarian Change
Science, Culture, and Society
Social Stratification
Social Theories, Modernities, and Politics of Geography
Sociology of Culture
Sociology of Development
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Gender
Sociology of Health, Sickness, and Healing
Sociology of Muslim Communities
Sociology of Organizations
Technology, Culture, and Society
Urban Sociology

Faculty

Professors
E. Haribabu, Ph.D. (I.I.T, Bombay); Sociology of Science and Technology
Sasheej Hegde, Ph.D. (Bangalore); Philosophy of Social Science, Social Theory, Law and Aspects of Indian Sociology/Historiography
Sujata Patel, Ph.D. (JNU); Social Theory, Urban Studies, State and Society Studies, Social Movements
Vinod K. Jairath, D.Phil. (Univ. of Sussex, UK); Sociology of Communication, Sociology of Development, Social Identities (Head of the Department)
K. Laxmi Narayan, Ph.D. (Mysore); Urban Sociology, Social Demography, Backward Classes

Readers
Aparna Rayaprol, Ph.D (Pittsburgh); Sociology of Gender, Indian Diaspora, Urban Sociology, Qualitative Research Methods
N. Purendra Prasad, Ph.D (Hyderabad); Agrarian Studies, Sociology of Health
Nagaraju Gundimeda, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Sociology of Education, Information Technology and Society
C. Raghava Reddy, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Organisations
Pushpesh Kumar, Ph.D.

Lecturers
V. Janardhan, Ph.D (Hyderabad); Sociology of Industrial Relations; Corporate Business and Societies
Satya Priya Rout, Ph.D. (ISEC, Bangalore); Sociology of Environment, Natural Resource Management and Development

Department of Anthropology

Applied Anthropology and Tribal Welfare
Archaeological Anthropology
Economic Anthropology
Kinship and Marriage
Theories of Culture
Theories of Social Structure

Center for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies

Historical Linguistics and Language Families of South Asia
Introduction to Computational Linguistics
Introduction to Social Linguistics
Introduction to Translation Studies
Language Typology
Paninian and Western Theories of Language
Semantics
Special Readings in Translation Comparative Literature

Department of Hindi

Department of Philosophy

Department of Sanskrit Studies

Department of Telugu

Department of Urdu

School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts, and Communication

To enroll courses in this school, student must fulfill the required pre-requisites set by the department/school

Communication
Dance
Theater Arts
Painting/Print-Making/Sculpture
History of Indian Art
20th Century Indian Art

School of Life Sciences

To enroll courses in this school, student must fulfill the required pre-requisites set by the department/school

Animal Sciences
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Plant Sciences

School of Mathematics and Computer/Information Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences
Mathematics
Statistics

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