What plans do you have for the coming session?
The university plans to start direct PhD programmes at the Centre for Media Studies and in the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, both of the School of Social Sciences from the winter semester of the academic session 2012-13. The university also plans to start MPhil/PhD programmes in the Women Studies Programme, School of Social Sciences, from the academic session 2013-14.
All other programmes which were existing last year are being continued in 2012-13. For the programmes being started from the winter semester beginning January 2013 as stated above, the applications will be invited as soon as the admissions process for the current session is over, ie, from September 2012. New faculty housing and annex buildings of the School of International Studies, School of Social Sciences and School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies are expected to be ready by December 2012.
Any new exchange programmes or collaborations being worked out?
We’ve had recent collaborative agreements with The Vietnam National University Hochiminh; The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam; The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam; The Vietnam National University, Hanoi; University of Heidelberg, Germany; Queensland University Technology, Australia; University of Rome; Dublin city University, Ireland; Simon Fraser University, Canada; New Civilization Institute of Mangolian Academy of Science, Mangolia; University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany; Daito Bunka University(Urdu), Japan; and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.