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1. The core courses in the Program include two integrated courses:

"Introduction to India Studies" and "Taiwan and India Workshop." "Introduction to India Studies" mainly provides basic theoretical instruction in this discipline. In "Taiwan and India Workshop," professionals are invited to conduct workshops and give lectures on important topics of exchanges between Taiwan and India, including technological development and exchanges, Chinese language teaching, human resource requirements, and other practical issues, with a view to enhancing the understanding of various issues among students, especially foreign students.

2. The elective courses in the Program are classified into four discipline clusters:

"politics," "economy and trade," "culture," and "language." Students are required to attend courses in at least two discipline clusters to initiate cross-disciplinary learning.

3. Organizational Structure

The India Studies Group will be established under the International Intercollegiate Master's Program at the Office of Academic Affairs, NTHU. All administration- and curriculum-related matters will be governed by the system and requirements of the Program, while the India Studies Group Committee will also be set up. It is proposed that the Director of the CIS concurrently serve as the convener of the Program, who will be responsible for inviting faculty representatives at NTHU to serve as committee members.

4. In principle, the India Studies Group Committee is required to hold at least one meeting each semester to plan and revise various courses in the Program; plan, formulate, and revise various rules and regulations for the Program; review and process applications from students; and handle other matters related to the Program.

Potential Faculty

● Wang, Wei-Chung, Director of the Center for India Studies, NTHU:
Dr. Wang brings an abundance of practical experience, as he has been running the Taiwan Education Center in India program for more than 10 years.

● Fang, Tien-Sze, Deputy Director of the Center for India Studies, NTHU:
Dr. Fang is directly involved in the initiation of the general education course titled "Indian Civilization and Contemporary Society," the course titled "A Study of Indian Society" at the Institute of Sociology, and the International Intercollegiate Master's Program.

● Chen, Shu-Fen, Associate Professor at the Department of Chinese Literature, NTHU:
Dr. Chen specializes in research on the linguistics of Buddhist scriptures and Sanskrit–Chinese translation.

● Tung, Yuli, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for General Education, NTHU:
Graduated with a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, Dr. Tung currently teaches "Introduction to Indian Culture" at the Center for General Education, NTHU. She can be invited to initiate and teach other related courses.

● Faculty members at NTHU's sister universities in India to collaborate on "distance learning courses."

● More full-time and adjunct faculty members to be appointed, preferably, at least two more full-time faculty members in consideration of the long-term development of the Program.

● International visiting scholars (micro-credit courses).

Curriculum mapping for India studies: