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M.Phil/Ph.D Asian Studies

Discipline

  1. Comparative Civilizations
  2. Comparative Religions
  3. Archaeology and Ancient History
  4. Ancient Languages / Scripts

Compulsory Courses for M.Phil consist of 15 credit hours and the scholar will have the option of selecting courses of 9 credit hours from optional courses in consultation with TIAC. According to the normal procedure, a research scholar will first complete the coursework and then start working on the thesis/ dissertation. 

Compulsory Courses for Ph.D consist of 12 credit hours and the scholar will have the option of selecting courses of 6 credit hours from optional courses in consultation with TIAC. According to the normal procedure, a research scholar will first complete the coursework and then start working on the thesis/ dissertation.

Students who have not done the M.Phil course work will have to follow courses of 42 credit hours in Ph.D which include 24 credit hrs compulsory and 18 credit hrs optional courses.

 

Compulsory Courses

Code No.Title
CIV-601 Research Methodology
CIV-602 The Urbanisation in South Asia
CIV-603 Archaeology of South Asia
CIV-604 Comparative Study of South Asian Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam
CIV-605 Seminar (A seminar presentation by PhD scholars only)

 

Optional Courses

Code No.Title
CIV-606 Indian Civilization: Hindu-Buddhist-Jain contributions
CIV-607 Chinese Civilization: Han, Jang, Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties
CIV-608 Japanese Civilization
CIV-609 Ancient Civilizations of Europe: Greek and Roman
CIV-610 Mesopotamian Civilization
CIV-611 Egyptian Civilization
CIV-612 Maya Civilization
CIV-613 Muslim Civilization of Arabia till 1258
CIV-614 Muslim Civilization of Egypt, North Africa and Spain
CIV-615 Muslim Civilization of the Indo-Pak Subcontinent
CIV-616 Tantrayana and Lamaic forms of Buddhism
CIV-617 Bhakti Movement: Chaitanya, Kabir and Nanak
CIV-618 Confucianism and Taoism
CIV-619 Shamanism
CIV-620 Zoroastrianism
CIV-621 Development of Mysticism/Sufism in South Asia
CIV-622 Comparative Study of Abrahamic Religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
CIV-623 Indo-Aryan Regional Languages
CIV-624 Indo-Iranian Languages
CIV-625 Sino-Tibetan and Dravidian Languages
CIV-626 Dardic Languages of Pakistan
CIV-627 Burushaski language
CIV-628 Persian language
CIV-629 Urdu language and literature
CIV-630 Ancient languages/Scripts of South Asia
CIV-631 History of Coinage in South Asia
CIV-632 Pre-history of Pakistan
CIV-633 Ancient History of South Asia
CIV-634 Museum Studies
CIV-635 Art and architecture of Central Asia and Iran (Pre-Muslim period)
CIV-636 Art and architecture of Central Asia and Iran (Muslim period)
CIV-637 Seminar on history and civilization of any country of Far East and South East Asia
CIV-638 Archaeological Field Work

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