St Joseph's University, 36, Lalbagh Road, Bengaluru-560027, Karnataka, India.
A Public-Private-Partnership University under RUSA 2.0 of MHRD (Government of India), established by the Karnataka Govt. Act No. 24 of 2021
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Department of International Relations, Peace and Public Policy

The Department of International Relations, Peace and Public Policy at St Joseph’s University offers a distinctive curriculum that balances theory and practice. With our programmes offering super specialisations within the larger field of Political Science in the disciplines of International Relations, Public Policy and Peace and Conflict Studies, our Department aims to develop a cohort that is prepared for diverse careers in academia, research, administration and government.

Through our carefully designed curriculums, we strive to inculcate the ideals of peaceful conflict resolution, teach the importance of understanding the root causes of conflict, and pursue non-violent means to transform societies. We aim to cultivate critical thinking with theoretical and conceptual insights to bring socio-economic transformation through policy-making machineries. With this comprehensive approach, we provide our students with the space and opportunity to develop academic rigour and scope for greater learning.

Today, in an era of globalisation, the world is experiencing new-age challenges like civil unrest, unconventional violence, conflicts, climate change, terrorism, refugee crisis, and human rights violations, among many others. Simultaneously, we are also in an era of rapid growth, change, and never before seen opportunity for India, on both domestic and international levels, where it is becoming the need of the hour for there to be policies that equip India both on a global and domestic realm to use these opportunities and tackle the new age challenges.

Through our distinctive programmes, we are committed to preparing our students with the knowledge and tools required to develop a deeper understanding to critically interpret the complexities of contemporary global and domestic challenges and identify policy solutions and avenues of cooperation, thus equipping the students in contributing to address these global challenges and be a part of the change.

Message from DEAN

Mr Clement D'Souza

Message from DEAN

Greetings and a warm welcome from the School of Humanities!

The School of Humanities, under St Joseph’s University was created to provide learning spaces, with 7 departments and an associate department, the Department of Physical Education. Of the 7 departments, 5 departments have antecedent of more than 140 years in contributing to the motto of the Institution 'Fide et Labore'- meaning faith and toil.

As a stakeholder remotely or distantly you may be interested to know about School of Humanities and the Departments with the School. This message of mine provides you a glimpse of how we instil passion for excellence that helps our students to create a better tomorrow.

Do you know what inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and enthusiasm have in common? These are all without price tags, which are always provided at the School of Humanities both within and beyond classroom and the result being the students who graduated from this School emerge as a different person – more mature, shaped and inspired.

As the Dean, School of Humanities, I’m proud to say that all my colleagues both Associate and Assistant Professors are always ready with passion to inspire hope among the students; they eagerly help the students to ignite their imagination, and instil love of learning. OurAssociate and Assistant Professors set the tone of their classrooms-they build a warm environment, mentor and nurture the students.

Along with the professors, students are helped by amazing group of Mentors, and this will make the School of Humanities a second home for the graduating students.

Each Department in the School has academic associations and also non-academic associations which help the students in character formation and also career mapping.

Students who wish to join our School, rest assured we will support you in every step of your formation years of 3/ 4-year UG programme or 1/ 2 years of PG programme and also the Research programme. Your academic success and wellbeing are as important to us, as they are to you.

Opportunities provided in the School of Humanities, St Josephs University, Bengaluru, is more than a pathway to a Degree; it is a pathway to discover the purpose of life.

Good wishes on your journey at the School of Humanities.


SL. No. Name of the Supervisor Designation Area of Specialisation PhD Scholars
1 Dr Karamala Areesh Kumar Assistant Professor

Area of Specialisation

  • International Relations
  • Geopolitics
  • Eurasia
  • Foreign Policy and Resource Conflicts


  •  Edberg D Cheeran 
  •  Abdul Rehman 

PHD Scholars

Research Fellows

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Visiting Researchers

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Post-Doctoral Researcher

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