Hamdard University is one of the six
Universities in New Delhi, India. The University came into existence on May 10, 1989 and
has since evolved into an established center of learning, blending the traditional
knowledge with the modern technologies. It is unique in it's approach as it has only the
non-traditional and job oriented faculties ranging from Pharmacy to Information
Dr. Habil Khorakiwala
Professor (Dr.) Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain
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Admission to M.A. (Human Rights), M.Phil. & Ph.D. (Federal Studies) for 2017-18
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The Centre for Federal Studies is an Area Studies
Research Centre of the University Grants Commission, at the Hamdard
University, since 1994. It is the only such research centre on federalism in India. It
started, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, as the Indian Institute of Federal
Studies that was established by (the late) Prof. Rasheeduddin Khan. The Centre is a member
of the International Association of Centers of Federal Studies.
The objective for setting up this research centre was to explain and assess federalism as
a socio-cultural theory recognising pluralism as the basis of accommodation and peaceful
co-existence; as a political principle finding a pattern of constitutional diffusion of
power; and exploring how interdependence can be the functioning principle of
administrative arrangements, coordinating the legitimate distribution of power, authority
and responsibility between governments and their various organs and institutions. The work
at the Centre, in its studies and researches, has been in the above context. As an
inter-disciplinary research centre, the Centre for Federal Studies has sought to
contribute to a better understanding of the above issues in a comparative setting of
different federal polities.
Besides institutional research, publications of books and publication
of a bi-annual research journal, organisation of seminars/ conferences and workshops, the
Centre also imparts research guidance to scholars working for their Ph.Ds in Federal
Studies. Research is undertaken at the Centre on theoretical, practical and allied aspects
of comparative federalism, state politics, constitutionalism and political developments in
federal systems around the world.
The Centre organises competence development courses for teachers and public servants, on Federalism.
Center for Federal Studies
New Delhi-110062, India
Telephone: (091-11) - 26059688 Ext.: 5889
Fax: (091-11) - 26059816, 26059663
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Indian Journal of
Indian Journal of Federal Studies is a
multi-disciplinary bi-annual journal devoted to the study and research on various
dimensions of federalism, pluralism, nationalism, multi-culturalism and comparative
government and politics.
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