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 canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
CIEE Study Center Syllabi
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Optional Language Courses
All language courses are arranged by either SIP or specific language departments within the University of Hyderabad.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment or if faculties are on sabbatical leave.
Creative Writing: An Indian Journey
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
A survey of 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? Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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.” Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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: Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment or if faculties are on a sabbatical leave.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
Indians in Diaspora: Communities, Cultures, Representations
This course explores the culture and identity of the Indian diaspora, including the issues of gender, 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). Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
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. Contact hours: 60. Recommended credit: 4 semester / 6 quarter hours.
Schools and Departments—Direct Enrollment
Students may consider various courses in the departments and schools listed below. However, this course list is not static, this is just to give you an idea, 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. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment or if faculties are on a sabbatical leave.
Department of English (courses and faculty listing)
Creative Writing in India
Defining and Redefining Indian Dalit 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
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 (on sabbatical leave until 2018)
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
Pramod K Nayar, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); English Colonial Writing on India, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Literary and Cultural Theory. (Head of the Department and (DSA-II Coordinator)
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.
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
Sireesha. Telugu, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Indian Writing in English, American Literature, South Asian
Women’s Diaspora, Indian Diaspora and Literature, Women’s Studies
Siddharth Satpathy, Ph.D (University of Chicago): Victorian Literature and Culture, Post Colonial
Thought, Indian Intellectual Traditions in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Religious Culture, Literary
History, Novel, and Autobiography
Girish D. Pawar, Ph.D. (EFLU, Hyderabad); Cultural Studies, New Literatures in English, Theatre,
Modren Literatures and Transmedia Studies.
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
Technology and Politics
Prakash C. Sarangi, Ph.D. (Rochester); Political Theory, Comparative Politics (on EOL as Vice-Chancellor, Ravenshaw University, Odisha State. till 30.06.2017.)
I. Ramabrahmam, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Public Policy, Governance, Higher Education and Training
G.Sudarshanam, Ph.D. (Kakatiya); Public Administration, Public Policy, Rural Development (Head of the Department)
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(on EOL till 30.06.2016)
K.C. Suri, Ph.D. (JNU); Pulic Policy, Democratic Theory
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.
H Kham Khan Suan Hausing, Ph.D. (JNU) Federalism, Identity and regional politics, Indian Political Process, Northeast India
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
Shaji S, Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad) – International Relations, Foreign Policy of India, Foreign Policies of Developing States, Transfer of Technology and International Politics.
Aparna Devare, Ph.D. (American University, Washington D.C.) - Comparative Politics, Historiography, Indian Politics, International Relations Theory, Post-colonial Theory, World Politics. (on study leave till 30.06.2016)
Venkatesu.E, M.A. (JNU), M.Phil., Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad) – Democratic Decentralization and Governance, Good governance, Public Policy, Backward Class Politics and Political Process in India.
K K Kailash, Ph.D. (JNU) – Indian Political Process, Comparative Federalism, Party Politics.
School of Economics (course and faculty listings)
Economics of Healthcare: Theory and Policy
Evolution of Indian Economy Since Independence
Law and Economics
Micro Economic Theory
New Institutional Economics
Operations Research for Applied Economic Analysis
Political Economy of Development
B. Kamaiah, Ph.D. (IIT, Bombay); Monetary and Financial Economics
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
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
R. Vijay, Ph.D. (Hyderabad); Political Economy, Development Economics, New Institutional Economics
R.V. Ramana Murthy, Ph.D. (UoH) – Heterodox Economics, Agrarian Studies and Methodology of
Debashis Acharya, Ph.D. (UoH) – Macro-Monetary Economics, Financial Economics
N.A. Khan, Ph.D. (Allahabad); Public Finance, International Business, Macro Economics, Infrastructure 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
V.Vamsicharan, Ph.D (Massachusetts, USA); Macro Economics, Development Economics, Political Economy (on Extraordinary Leave Upto 1-7-2016)
K. Laxminarayana, (Selection Grade) M.A. (Hyderabad); Political Economy and Agricultural Economics
G. Vijay, Ph.D. (Institute of Social Studies The Hague) – Labor Economics, Environmental Economics,
Economics of Business Organizations, Law and Economics, Political Economy.
G. Sridevi, Ph.D. (Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore) – Food Security, Health Care,
Economics of Discrimination.
Limakumba Walling, M.A. (UoH) – Macroeconomics, Political Economy and Economics of
Prajna Paramita Mishra, Ph.D. (UoH) – Environmental, Natural Resource Economics.
Alok Kumar Mishra, Ph.D. (UoH) – Macroeconomic Dynamics, Financial Economics, Financial
Derivatives and Risk Management, Econometric Models.
B. Nageswara Rao, Ph.D. (UoH) – Tribal Development, Economic History, Agricultural Economics.
K. Ramachandra Rao, Ph.D. (Andhra) – Urban Economics, Health Economics.
Y.V. Reddy, Ph.D. (Osmania) – Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India and Former Chairman, 14th
Finance Commission. Finance, Planning and Public Enterprises. Honorary Professor.
Prasanna Kumar Mohanty, Ph.D. (Boston, USA), Post-Doc (Harvard, USA), MA-Economics, Delhi
School of Economics, MA-Political Economy, Boston University – Land, Transport, Urban and Housing
Economics; Public Finance. Chair Professor.
G. Nancharaiah, Ph.D. (Andhra) – International Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development
Economics & Mathematical Economics. Emeritus Professor & ICSSR B.R. Ambedkar National
J.V.M. Sarma, Ph.D. (Gujarat) – Public Economics, Corporate Finance, Econometrics and Computer
Applications. ICSSR National Fellow.
Department of History (course and faculty listings)
Cultural History of Modern India
Indian National Movement
Law and Society in Colonial India
Science and Human Past
Science and Technology in Medieval India
Women in India from 18th Century
The World of Indian Ocean
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 (Director, International Affairs)
R.L. Hangloo, Ph.D. (JNU); Medieval Indian History, Medieval Indian State and also specialist on Kashmir and Central Asia. Currently on deputation.Atlury Murali, Ph.D. (JNU); Social and Cultural History of Colonial India with special reference to freedom 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. (Head of the department)
Sanjay Subodh, Ph.D. (Punjab); Medieval Indian Historiography, Science and Technology, Medieval Archaeology
Y Swarupa R Shankar: Ph.D. (Hyderabad - Modern Indian History, Social and Cultural History of
South India, Women's History, Historiography.
Anindita Mukhopadhyay: Ph.D. (London) - Modern Indian History, Modern Western Ideas and their
impact, Law and Society, Society and Culture.
Bhangya Bhukya: Ph.D. (Warwick, UK) - Modern Indian History. His research interests are community
histories, the effects of power/knowledge, governmentality and dominance, the state and Nationalism,
intellectual histories of subaltern communities, identity politics by forest and hill people in the nineteenth
and twentieth century.
B Eswara Rao: Ph.D (IIT Madras)- History of science, Technology and Medicine, Environmental
V. Rajagopal, (Senior Grade) Ph.D. (Wisconsin); Modern Indian History, Social History, History of South India
M N Rajesh: Ph.D. (JNU, Delhi) - Medieval Indian History, Socio- Religious Movements and Polity in
South India and the Deccan, Tibetan History and Culture.
Rashmi: Ph.D. (JNU, Delhi) - Medieval and Early Modern Indian History, Urban History, Cities and
V J Varghese: Ph.D. (Hyderabad) - Modern Indian History, Modern Kerala, Making of Modern
Subjectivities, Regional Modernities, Transnational Migrations.
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 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
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
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 (Head of the department)
N. Purendra Prasad, Ph.D. (Hyderabad) – Agrarian Studies, Sociology of Health, and Sociology of
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. . (Delhi) – Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, & Globalisation and Social Change.
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 and Decentralized Governance
N. Annavaram, M.Phil. (J.N.U.) – Indian Sociology and Classical Sociological Thought.
Hoineilhing Sitlhou, Ph.D. (J.N.U.) – Religion, Culture and Tribal Studies.
Nagalakshmi Chelluri, Ph.D. (Hyderabad) – Sociology of Organisations, Sociology of Science and
R. Thirunavukkarasu, Ph.D. (J.N.U.) – Political and Historical Sociology, Social Movements, Ethnicity, Nation and Nationalism.
Department of Anthropology
Applied Anthropology and Tribal Welfare Archaeological Anthropology
Kinship and Marriage
Theories of Culture
Theories of Social Structure
K.K.Misra, Ph.D. (Utkal) – Culture, Environment and Development, Anthropological Thought;
Language, Culture and Cognition; Anthropology and Museums; Culture and Gender (Dean, School of
P.Venkata Rao, Ph.D.(Andhra) – Anthropology of Development, Economic Anthropology, Tribal
Studies, Complex Societies, and Ageing.
N.Sudhakar Rao, Ph.D (Rochester) – South Asian Social Systems, Kinship Studies, Indian Society and
Ideology, Religion and Communication.
R.Siva Prasad, Ph.D. (Mysore, through ISEC, Bangalore) – Social Stratification, Social Mobility and
Social Change; Urban Anthropology; Ecology and Environment, Peasant studies, Anthropology of
Development, Anthropological Theory.
B.V.Sharma, Ph.D. (Hyderabad) – Medical Anthropology; Tribal Education and Community
Development. (Head of the Department)
George Tharakan C, Ph.D. (Hyderabad) – Kinship Studies, Theories of Culture, Indian Society.
M. Romesh Singh, Ph.D. (Hyderabad) – Business Anthropology and Tribal Development Studies.
Shaik Abdul Munaf, M.Sc. (SVU) – Archaeological Anthropology, Ethnoarchaeology, Indian
Centre for Regional Studies
Sheela Prasad, Ph.D. (JNU) – Urban and Regional Geography, Health, Environmental studies (Head of
Arvind S. Susarla, Ph.D. (Clark University)- Geography of Hazards and Disasters, Environmental
Studies, Communicating Risks
Salah P., Ph.D. (JNU)- Sociology of Violence, Region and Collective Identities, Marginalized
Centre for Women’s Studies
K. Suneetha Rani, Ph.D. (Hyderabad) – Gender Studies, New Literatures in English, Cultural Studies, Comparative Studies, Translation Studies
Deepa Sreenivas, Ph.D. (EFLU, Hyderabad) – Cultural Studies, Critical Pedagogy, Popular Culture, Historiography, Childhood Studies (Head of the Centre)
Department of Communication
B.P.Sanjay, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University, Canada) – Political Economy of Communication
Technologies, Development Studies, International Communication, Communication/Media Policy.
Vinod Pavarala, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh, USA)- Communication and Social Change,
Community Media, Popular Culture. Also holds the UNESCO Chair on Community Media. (Head of
P. Thirumal, Ph.D. (Pondicherry University) - Rhetoric of Development, Theory & History of Media.
Usha Raman, Ph.D. (University of Georgia, USA) Print Journalism, Health & Science Communication,
Digital Media Studies, Feminist Media Studies
Vasuki Belavadi, M.A. (University of Hyderabad) – Radio, Video Production, Community Media.
Kanchan K. Malik, Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad) – Print Journalism, Community Media, Media Law & Ethics, Media & Gender, Communication for Development.
P. Kennedy, Ph.D. (Osmania University) -- Television Studies, ICTs for Development / Education.
E. Sathya Prakash, Ph.D. (Osmania University) – Television Production, Documentary Filmmaking and Media Management.
Madhavi Ravi Kumar, Ph.D. (Andhra University, Visakhapatnam) - Print and Broadcast Journalism,
Convergence Journalism, Development Communication, Digital Media Studies
Anjali Lal Gupta, M.A. (Jamia Millia Islamia) - Theory and Practice of Journalism, Narrative
Journalism, Features and Analytical Writing, Development Journalism
Centre for Health Psychology
Prof. Meena Hariharan, Ph. D. (Utkal) – Stress & Coping, Behavioural cardiology and Invulnerability
(Head of the Centre)
Dr. G. Padmaja, M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.– Counseling Psychology, Psycho-oncology and Health
Dr. Meera Padhy, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D.–Developmental and Educational Psychology, Health Psychology
Dr. N. D. S. Naga Seema, M.A. Ph.D. – Stress, Reproductive Health and Yoga
Dr. B. Sushma, M.A., Ph.D. - Health Psychology, Wellbeing, Stress and Resilience, Educational
Psychology (on child care leave till 01.07.2016)
Dr. Suvashisa Rana, M.A. (Gold Medal), M.Phil. B.Ed. (SE-MR), LL.B., Ph.D. – Developmental and
Educational Psychology, Social Psychology and Peace, Positive
Prof. A. S. Dash, Retd. Professor, Utkal University
Prof. A.K. Saxena, Retd. Professor of Psychology, SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad
Dr. B. Seshi Keran, Former Director, National Institute of Nutrition
Dr. Susie Hariharan, Research Physician, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Dr. Saroj Arya, Clinical Psychologist, NIMH, Hyderabad
Dr. Gyan Mudra, Head, Centre for Human Resource Development, NIRD, Hyderabad
Dr. C.V. Usha, Asst. Professor, St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet, Hyderabad
Dr. K. Niranjan Reddy, Clinical Psychologist
Department of Philosophy
A. Raghurama Raju, Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur) - Social and Political Philosophy, Contemporary Indian
Prajit Kumar Basu, Ph.D. (IISc, Bangalore), Ph.D. (Iowa) – History and Philosophy of Science,
K. Siddeswara Prasad, Ph.D. (SVU) - Nyaya, Indian Philosophy (Head of the Department and SAP
Chandra B. Varma, D.Litt (Ranchi University) – Buddhism, Indian Philosophy, Phenomenology,
Translation of the Philosophical Works from Pali, Prakrit and Sanskrit into English
Ananda V Wazalwar, M.Phil. (Rajasthan) - Moral Philosophy, Epistemology
Abhijeet Joshi, M.A. (Pt. R.S. University) – Advaita Vedanta
B. Ananda Sagar, Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad) – Epistemology and Analytical Philosophy
Venusa Tinyi, Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad) – Logic
Kavita Chauhan, Ph.D. (Panjab University, Chandigarh) – Philo
To enroll courses in this school, student must fulfill the required pre-requisites set by the department/school and pre-requisites can be known only upon arrival on-site.
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 and pre-requisites can be known only upon arrival on-site. Animal Sciences
School of Mathematics and Computer/Information Sciences
To enroll courses in this school, student must fulfill the required pre-requisites set by the department/school and pre-requisites can be known only upon arrival on-site
Computer and Information Sciences
Centre for Health Psychology
To enroll courses in this center, student must fulfill the required pre-requisites set by the center and pre-requisites can be known only upon arrival on-site