The establishment of the Department of International Relations provides a new institutional focus at Central University of Jharkhand for teaching and research on politics in all its dimensions; international and comparative, theoretical and empirical, abstract and practical. The Centre offers a five year integrated course on International Relations which is the first in India of its kind. The subject discusses the long and distinctive tradition in the study of politics and international relations, with particular emphasis on historical, legal, economic, empirical and philosophical approaches to the study of national and international politics.

The five year curriculum has been very carefully designed which caters to the needs of the students in the present context. Traditional International Relations as a discipline has evolved in western societies particularly in Europe and United States and therefore, western values are reflected in the approach. In order to make International Relations a holistic discipline, the five year integrated curriculum is inclusive of the alternative perspective with special emphasis on the Indian standpoint. This center has endeavored to include sufficient amount of literature and modules from different regions of the globe. The engagement with politics and dynamics of international relations in area-studies such as that of Far-East, Africa, Middle East and Latin America shall be one of the major priorities of the Centre which shall enable to a very comprehensive understanding of the nuances of the subject.

In a nutshell, the Centre shall strive to emerge as a local academic and intellectual platform for learning and developing knowledge in the area and its dissemination, to help the students to become experts of the subject with global perspective and information, so that they can enhance international communication and cooperation in a rapidly changing world of politics, economy, and technology.

Teaching and research in the theory and practice of international politics and the emerging area of global governance are the core concerns of the Centre. Over the next few years, the Centre would strengthen and pluralise its expertise to cover major conceptual and empirical areas of the discipline of International Relations (IR). These include International Relations Theories, theory and practice of Global Governance, issues in Disarmament and Arms Control and studies of International Organisations.

The Centre recognises the immense potential of IR teaching and research in India and South Asia. It emphasises the importance of developing theoretical perspectives and conducting empirical research on all aspects of India’s international relations and foreign policy.