The Department of Geopolitics and International Relations offers courses that help in building strategic studies and emphasizes quality research on pertinent important themes impacting International Relations. The Department of Geopolitics and International Relations have been engaging in building the critical mass of young strategic analysts who can articulate the contemporary geopolitical environment from India’s perspective.

Key Features

  • The department organizes both national and international seminars on international security issues.
  • Two months internship for master’s students in the best think tanks/research institutes working on strategic and international security, in India and abroad.
  • Student seminars and discussions on international security environment.
  • Student and faculty exchange programs with universities in the US, China, and the European Union.
  • Scholarships are provided to meritorious students for perusing Doctoral studies (PhD) and other research.


Core Competencies


Study and research in the following fields:

  • India’s National Security
  • Nuclear and Ballistic Missiles
  • Science and Technology in Geopolitics
  • Strategic Technologies for National Security
  • India’s Foreign Policy
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Nuclear Treaties
  • Displacement and Refugees
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Climate Change and Environmental Security
  • West Asia, Southern Asia, and Asia-Pacific Security Issues
  • Asian Affairs, Polish and Central Asian Studies
  • Surveillance Systems, Reconnaissance and Intelligence Gathering
  • WMD and Proliferation Risks



  • University of Warsaw, Poland
  • University of Miami in the USA
  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Metropolitan University of Prague.


The Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, GIR Manipal offers the following program:

MA - Master of Arts



MU has best-in-class facilities for students of all constituent institutes


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning