JEAN MONNET CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN INDIA-EU INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES – CULTURE, LITERATURE, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY (IEIS-CLES)
Start: 01-09-2018 – End: 31-08-2021
Department of European Studies (DES) has always aimed to be a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary platform for European Studies thus going beyond the traditional area studies departments’ mandates. Basic belief in focusing on interdisciplinary was that people-to-people contact makes significant difference in the relation between the two regions than political or diplomatic relations alone. As a natural progression of these activities, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in India-EU Interdisciplinary Studies – Culture, Literature, Education and Society (CLES) was the next step for DES and within a decade of the department’s inception, this goal has been achieved.
Having recieved this prestigious award, through this centre, DES aims to enhance educational connect between India and Europe by generating interest and creating awareness about European people, literature, culture, and society among Indians and stimulate similar response from the Europeans towards Indian culture and philosophy.
Over the course of next three years, the following activities will be carried out under JM-CoE IEIS-CLES
The teaching activities refer to the open elective courses that will be open for students from all disciplines at the MAHE campus
DES has been organizing workshops and international conferences on a wide range of topics from intercultural communication to internationalization of higher education. Through this centre the department will continue to create opportunities and open platforms for young researchers and academicians to be able to learn, network and have an open dialogue on a wide array of topics.
The research groups will not just focus on generating substantial research output in the areas in and surrounding European Studies but also create more awareness about the same.