Foreign Policy Conversations

India in the Emerging World order

IITM Webex online meeting

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13th All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS)

28-30 Jan 2021

Organized by the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) and IIT Madras China Studies Center

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Geopolitics and Economics of COVID-19: Views on China and the World


COVID-19 has foisted major challenges on the world, and the geopolitical and economic fallouts of this pandemic will shape the world as we knew it.

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NIRF Ranking 2020

IIT Madras

IIT Madras Best Engineering Institute in India Fifth Year, and Overall Third Year in a row

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Young Faculty Recognition Award 2020


Dr Joe Thomas Karackattu

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Professor Alka Acharya

Seminar Talk

Bridging the Domestic and the Global: Deconstructing Xi Jinping's Foreign Policy Perspective in the Context of the 19th Congress of the CPC

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About Us

China Studies Centre

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras China Studies Centre (IITM CSC) was established at IIT Madras in April 2011 with a view to creating an academic centre dedicated to a long-term study of China. The establishment of this Centre is in response to an urgent need felt in the academic, policy and strategic communities’ to come up with a dynamic enough framework that provides an understanding of China in the contemporary times and its implications in the global arena.

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Research Highlights

Dr. Joe Thomas Karackattu. (2020). “The Corrosive Compromise of the Sino-Indian Border Management Framework: From Doklam to Galwan”, Asian Affairs, Routledge: Taylor&Francis.

EU Weapons Embargo and Current Chinese Foreign Policy

Politics and Cosmopolitanism in a Global Age.

WEEK Magazine Paper Published in the Royal Asiatic Society (Cambridge University Press) Journal.




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“The classmates and professors we met in IITM are kind and knowledgeable. I love them! IITM’s campus is a beautiful national park. Deer, monkeys and other animals live in harmony with local people. I love the tall trees there. Indian foods are distinctive… Experience a different culture is an unforgettable memory. We broaden our horizon as well as built friendships with local people.”

“A week of experience in IIT Madras has been very successful and fruitful for all the students from Shanghai International Studies University. The diversity and intensity of the courses were very impressive for all the students. The most beneficial part for all the SISU students was the discussion on China affairs in the class.”

“Meeting the delegates from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) was not only an intellectually stimulating experience but also personally gratifying. Interacting with the students helped me look at everyday things from a fresh perspective.”