Academic Departments
Department of South & South East Asian Studies
1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata - 700 027
Phone : 2479 2861/ 1645 Extn. 366-69
Email -
(Email of Dr. Lipi Ghosh, Head of the Dept)
Year of Establishment
Courses Offered
Programme Level of Study Cut-off Mark at entry Intake Capacity
M.A in South & Southeast Asian Studies (Part I & Part II ) P.G Degree in M.A
( Course work + Term Paper)
Honours in mother subject 100
( per year)
M.Phil. in South & South East Asian Studies P.G. Degree in
M. Phil
(Course Work + Dissertation)
55% in M.A 10
Ph.D. in South & South East Asian Studies Course work + Research Social Sciences

Faculty Members

Name Specialisation
Parimal Ghosh
Rajagopal Dhar Chakraborty 
Economics, Demography  
Swapna Bhattacharyya (Chakraborti)
History & Special Degree in  Burmese Language
Lipi Ghosh
History, International Relations, Thai language
Paula Banerjee
History, International Relations
Centre for South & South East Asian Studies

Research Work

There is a Centre for South & Southeast Asian Studies, under the aegis of the Department. The main objective, of this Centre, is to undertake and promote research on major socio-economic and politico- administrative issues in Myanmar, Thailand & Bangladesh. However it examines regional issues of common concern to all countries in South and Southeast Asia. It has a further aim of collecting and disseminating research data and information based on co-sharing among sister organizations. Along with this the Centre organize, from time to time, seminars and conferences on important themes related to different aspects of development in the countries of the region. As a further measure to promote a fruitful exchange of ideas, it invites visiting scholars working in similar fields from other academic institutions both in India and abroad.

The Faculty Members also participate in the UGC sponsored publication programme of Centre for South & S.E Asian Studies. Under this program all Faculty members and Research Associate of the Centre brings forth several publications. For Details , see

Special Collaborative Academic Programme of the Department

The Department has a special Academic programme named India- China Knowledge and Capacity Building Initiative. Under this programme students from New School, USA, Kunming University, China and Department of South & South East Asian Studies exchange students for or better understanding of India- China collaborations. The course is financially supported by Ford Foundation and conducted by India –China Institute of the New School, USA in collaboration with the above noted Universities of China &India. Six students from University of Calcutta are selected for scholarship and they visit Yunnan University, China. They spend four weeks there, during that period they attend course curriculum programme and present seminar papers related to this course. Similarly students from China and USA visit our Department and perform the same job. At the end of the programme a symposium is organized, where fellows present their project paper prepared during the course. Eminent Scholars from India and abroad also attend the Symposium.

Language Programme of the Centre

The Department of South & S.E Asian Studies has facilities for providing basic instructions in Asian Languages. At present, we have arrangements for Thai and Burmese language in M.Phil Course Work.

Journal of the Department

Department has a journal on Asian Studies under the title Prachya. The third volume of the journal is at present under preparation.

Scope for Future Collaborations

India- Southeast Asia Relations
Border Studies
Migration Studies
Tribal Studies
Minority Studies
Cultural Studies
Trafficking in Human Beings, Drugs and Narcotics
Demography and Population Studies
Indian Diaspora in Southeast Asia
Society and People
Foreign Policy Studies
Energy Security,
Gender Studies