Dr. Sangeeta Wadhwa

Research/Faculty Associate

University School of Law, Justice & Governance
Ph. D
History and Buddhist Studies


Sangeeta did well in her 10th class board exams and was among the first seven students of her school. However she chose Humanities as her stream to study in XI-XII and not Science as was normal for the students doing well those days. She chose Humanities because of her interest in history and culture. This made her choose B.A. (Hons.) in History which she did from I.P.College, Delhi. 
Through her further education in M.A. (History) she understood a historian inspects evidences without any subjective point of view. However, she does question why established views on India such as national leaders like Tilak being called extremist should not be questioned. 
Sangeeta was always inspired by people who were diligent and had a high degree of integrity. One such person was Prof. Savitri Vishwanathan who taught her Japanese history during her M.A. Her interest in Japanese History took her to Department of East Asian Studies for doing M.Phil. She received Junior Research Fellowship under Area Study Scheme for two years for doing M.Phil. She started learning Japanese language also from the same department and also from Japanese Cultural and Information center to read the primary sources.  She excelled in Japanese and cleared Japanese Language Proficiency Test up to Level 2 (only Level one remained undone) organised internationally by Japan Foundation. 
She received Japanese Government Scholarship (Mombusho) to study in Japan for fourteen months at Tokyo University. There she attended post-graduate courses in Economic History of Japan and earned six credits for the same. She also studied Japanese language for one academic year at the university. 
After returning to India she again started teaching Japanese language at the Department of East Asian Studies. While doing so she was also teaching Japanese Buddhism which was a part of the curriculum. This had a deep impact on her and she became a Buddhist practitioner and took a sabbatical from active academics. She returned after seven years and stared pursuing her Ph. D. on Buddhism.She also studied Pali and Tibetan from Delhi University to read the primary sources. 
She started teaching in the School of Buddhist studies at Gautam Buddha University which was the most rewarding experience of her life.
She was asked to be a part of the Department of History and Civilization from July 2020. She has prepared the entire three year syllabi for B.A.(Hons) (33 syllabi) and has been taking classes in the same department. The students' learning about Indian past and world civilizations is her reward. 

Ph. D. March 2019. Department of History and Culture, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
U.G.C. Net. 2013.
M.Phil. 1991. Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.
M.A. (History). Department of History, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.
B.A. (Hons.) History. Indraprastha College for Women, Shamnath Marg, Delhi.
Senior Secondary School Examination. 1982. CBSE. 
Secondary School Exam, 1980. CBSE.
Certificate in Tibetan Language and Literature. 2009. Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.
Certificate in Pali Language. 2008. Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007.
Japanese Economic History seminar courses. 1995. Department of Economics, University of Tokyo, Tokyo.
One Year Post-Intensive Diploma in Japanese Language. 1993. Department of East Asian Studies, Delhi University.
One year Intensive Diploma in Japanese Language,Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi. 
Japanese Language Proficiency Test level 2. 1993. Japan Foundation. Delhi.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test Level 4. 1992. Japan Foundation, Delhi.