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Name Dr. Raj Kumar KOTHARI
Designation Professor
Department Name POLITICAL SCIENCE WITH RURAL ADMINISTRATION
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 422
Email ID kothari65@outlook.com
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Address Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D. in Political ScienceUniversity of Bombay1994
Diploma in Russian LanguageUniversity of Bombay1993
M.Phil. in International StudiesPondicherry Central University1990
M.A. in Political ScienceKalyani University1988


Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Professor of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal since August 2014
Teaching Experience: 18 Years
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal Since August 2011
Reader, Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal from August 2, 2008 to August 1, 2011
Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal from August 23, 2005 to August 1, 2008
Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College, Kolkata from August 2, 2003 to August 22, 2005
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College, Kolkata from August 2, 1999 to August 1, 2003

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
International Relations and Foreign Policy
Central Asia: Emerging Economic and Security Dimensions
Foreign Policy of the Major Powers: USA; Russia; China & India
Indias Foreign Policy
Society and Politics in South Asia

Course/ Subject Taught
Subject: Political Science
Courses Taught: International Relations; Western Political Thought; Society & Politics in South Asia

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Indias Connect Central Asia Policy: Emerging Economic and Security DimensionsSociology and Anthropology 2(6): 239-2452014Horizon Research Publishing
India’s ‘Connect Central Asia Policy’: Emerging Economic and Security DimensionsSociology and Anthropology, Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 239-245.2014Europe


National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
ASEAN and the South China Sea Dispute: India’s StandThe Indian Journal of Political Science Vol. LXXVII, No. 2, April-June 2016 ISSN: 0019-55102016Indian Political Science Association
Emerging Trends in India-China Relations: Challenges and ProspectsKousar Azam (ed.), India in World Affairs: The Next Decade2016Manohar Publishers, New Delhi
Re-Shaping India’s Foreign Policy: Challenges and StrategiesRising India: Domestic and External Opportunities and Challenges2015Uttar Pradesh Political Science Association, Agra
India’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Years: Emerging ScenarioJAIR Journal of International Relations, Vol. 1, Issue 2, July-December 2014, pp. 10-19.2014SAGE
“Russia’s Policy towards Central Asia in the Post-Soviet Period”Suchandana Chatterjee edited Image of the Region in Eurasian Studies Pages 73-862014K W Publishers New Delhi
“Russia’s Policy toward Nuclear Disarmament: A Theoretical Framework”P M Kamath Edited Nuclear Disarmament: Regional Perspectives on Progress Pages 83-982013Emerald, UK
“US Policy towards Asia Since 1990s: Focus on China, Japan and India”Madhuchanda Ghosh and Others Edited Pages 1-122013Atlantic Publishers New Delhi
“Contentious Politics and Democratic Transitioin in Nepal: Contours of Change”Partha Pratim Basu and others (ed.), Democracy and Democratization in the 21st Century: The South Asian Experience, New Delhi: HAR-ANAND Publications, 2012), pp. 258-271.2012New Delhi: HAR-ANAND Publications
“Post-Soviet Dynamics of Central Asia – Indian Involvement”Radharaman Chakrabarti and Imankalyan Lahiri (ed.), India’s Constructive Engagement in Asia and Around pp. 147-162.2012Academic Excellence, New Delhi
“Emerging Trends in Russian Foreign Policy: An Overview”Sanjay Deshpande and Mohan Kashikar (ed.), Two Decades of New Russia (Mumbai: Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai, 2012, pp. 80-99.2012Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai
“Indo-Russian Economic and Defence Cooperation: Post Cold War Trends and Prospects”Journal of Asian Politics, Vol. 1, No. 1, January-June 2011, pp. 107-123.2011x
“Regional Disparity as a Factor in Sino-Indian Relations: Emerging Scenario”P. M. Kamath (ed.), India-China Relations: An Agenda for Asian Century (New Delhi: GYAN, 2011), pp. 181-201.2011P. M. Kamath (ed.), India-China Relations: An Agenda for Asian Century New Delhi: GYAN, 2011.
Central Asia Through the Russian Lens: From Ideology to PragmatismThe West Bengal Political Science Review, Vol. XIV, No. 2, July-December 2011, pp. 114-1312011Kolkata
Indo-Russian Economic and Defence Cooperation: Post Cold War Trends and ProspectsJournal of Asian Politics, Vol. 1, No. 1, January-June 2011, pp. 107-123.2011South India
“Terrorism and the Liberal State in the Phase of Globalization: Towards a Conceptual Framework”Debnarayan Modak (ed.), Terrorism: Concepts and Problems (Kolkata: Progressive Publishers, 2009), pp. 106-116.2009Debnarayan Modak (ed.), Kolkata: Progressive Publishers, 2009.
“India on the Russian Foreign Policy Radar”P. L. Dash and Andrei M. Nazarkin (ed.), Indo-Russian Diplomatic Relations: Sixty Years of Enduring Legacy (New Delhi: Academic Excellence, 2008), pp. 504-516.2008New Delhi: Academic Excellence, 2008.
“Geo-Strategic Significance of the Indian Ocean: A Perspective of Indian Foreign Policy”Area Studies: A Journal of International Studies and Analyses, Vol. 2, No. 1, January-June 2008, pp. 52-74.2008x
“Regional Integration: A Theoretical Perspective”ISDA Journal, Vol. 18, Nos. 1&2, January-March & April-June 2008, pp. 1-16.2008x
“Democratic Transition in Nepal: Banes & Boons for India”South Asia Politics, Vol. 7, No. 2, June 2008, pp. 24-26.2008x
“Moscow and New Delhi – Building A Stable Partnership: A Perspective on Russian Foreign Policy in Recent Years”,Jadavpur Journal of International Relations (Jadavpur University, Kolkata), Vol. 11-12, 2006-2008, pp. 47-63.2008x
“Comparative Politics in India: Post Independence Era”South Asia Politics, Vol. 6, No. 4, August 2007, pp. 22-24.2007x
Global Peace in the Twenty First Century: The Gandhian PerspectiveGandhi Journal (on line), November 2017. Web Link: http://www.mkgandhi.org/articles/global-peace-in-the-twenty-first-century-the-Gandhian-perspective.html2007Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi
Rural Development in the Developing World: The Indian Context PP. 34-41Abhijit Bhattacharya and Mousumi Ghatak (ed.) Rural Development Programmes in India: Effectiveness and Evaluation2007Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2017.
Rural Development in the Developing World: The Indian Context PP. 34-41Abhijit Bhattacharya and Mousumi Ghatak (ed.) Rural Development Programmes in India: Effectiveness and Evaluation ISBN: 978-81-933190-9-32007Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2017.
“Environmental Security and International Relations in the Twenty First Century”Socialist Perspective, Vol. 33, No. 3-4, December 2005-March 2006, pp. 143-155.2006Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
“India and China in the Twenty First Century: The Need for Constructive Engagement”South Asia Politics, Vol. 5, No. 3, July 2006, pp. 33-35.2006New Delhi
“Russian Foreign Policy in the New Millennium”South Asia Politics, Vol. 4, No. 10, February 2006, pp. 32-34.2006New Delhi
“Soviet Foreign Policy Under Mikhail Gorbachev: A Study of Linkage Between Domestic and Foreign Policy”Rabindra Bharati Journal of Political Science, Vol. 7, 2005, pp. 12-29.2005Department of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
“The Politics of Environmental Security: A Framework for Analysis”Global Peace, Vol. 5, No. 1, September 2005, pp. 11-17.2005Meerut
“Environmental Security & World Politics: The Need for a Comprehensive Approach”South Asia Politics, Vol. 3, Issue 12, April 2005, pp. 26-28.2005New Delhi
“India: A Major Power in the Twenty First Century”Global Peace, (Meerut), Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2004, pp. 13-16.2004Meerut
“Problems & Prospects of Indo-Pak Relations”Global Peace, Vol. 2, No. 4, June 2003, pp. 22-25.2003Meerut
“Sustainable Environment and Development: Challenges Before the Third World”Jadavpur Journal of International Relations, (Jadavpur University, Calcutta), Vol.5, 2001, pp. 141-157.2001Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
“Environmental Pollution and the Loss of Bio-diversity: An Indian Perspective”Science and Culture, (Indian Science News Association, Calcutta), Vol. 67, No. 3-4, March-April 2001, pp. 227-230.2001Raja Bazar Science College, Kolkata
“How to Grow the Natural Way”The Telegraph, (Calcutta), July 13, 2000.2000Calcutta
“The Seven Years of Perestroika & New Thinking”V. Mohan (ed.), Evaluation of Gorbachev Era (Bombay: Himalaya Publishing House, 1995), pp. 81-94.1995Bombay: Himalaya Publishing House, 1995.
“New Trends in Soviet-American Relations Under Mikhail Gorbachev”Evaluation of Gorbachev Era (Bombay: Himalaya Publishing House, 1995), pp. 95-106.1995Bombay: Himalaya Publishing House, 1995.
“What India Needs to Do”The Maharastra Herald, (Pune), February 17, 1994.1994Pune
“Muslim Fundamentalists Scare CIS”The Sunday Free Press Journal, (Bombay), February 9, 1994.1994Bombay
“Economic Reforms: A Far Reaching Goal”Third Concept, Vol. 8, No. 87, May 1994, pp. 27-28.1994New Delhi
“Crescent on the Rise”The Radical Humanist, Vol. 57, No. 12, March 1994, pp. 7-8.1994New Delhi
“The New World Order: An Illusive Concept”The Radical Humanist, (New Delhi), Vol. 56, No. 7, October 1992, pp. 27-31.1992New Delhi
“Collapse of Soviet Empire: A Historical Analysis”Third Concept, Vol. 6, No. 67, September 1992, pp. 25-30.1992New Delhi
“CIS in the Nineties & Beyond”Link, (New Delhi), September 13, 1992, pp. 15-17.1992New Delhi
“Demise of Soviet Union: Implications for India”Third World Impact, (New Delhi), Vol. 3, No. 32, August 1992, pp. 7-9.1992New Delhi
“Scared of Competition, Uncle Sam?”Freedom First, (Bombay), No. 414, July-September 1992, pp. 33-34.1992Mumbai
“Soviet Foreign Policy Under Mikhail Gorbachev: An Evaluation”The Radical Humanist, Vol. 56, No. 4, July 1992, pp. 19-26.1992New Delhi
“Break up of the USSR: India at Crossroads”Third Concept, Vol. 6, No. 62, April 1992, pp. 21-22.1992New Delhi
“Soviet Policy Making: A March Towards De-ideologisation”The Radical Humanist, (New Delhi), Vol. 55, No. 9, December 1991, pp. 17-23.1992New Delhi
“Sources of New Thinking and its Impact on Soviet Foreign Policy”New Quest, (Pune), No. 89, September-October 1991, pp. 261-266.1992Pune
“Indo-French Cooperation in the 1980s”Third Concept, Vol. 4, No. 53, July 1991, pp. 47-50.1992New Delhi
“Glasnost and the Soviet-American Relations under Gorbachev”Third Concept, (New Delhi), Vol. 4, No. 50-51, April-May 1991, pp. 49-51.1992New Delhi
“Major Challenges to Gorbachev’s Economic Policy”Class Economics, (Bombay University), Vol. 5, No.1, December 1990, pp. 11-15,1992Bombay University
“Dependence is Weakness”The Independent, June 11, 1992.1992Bombay
“Doing Business with Yelstin”,The Independent, (Bombay), April 25, 1992.1992Bombay
“Republics, Nationalities and USSR”Patriot, (New Delhi), July 26, 19911992New Delhi


Other Publication


Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
India Becoming a Global Power in the Twenty First Century: Rising Challenges and Newer OpportunitiesAtlantic Publishers, New Delhi2016Editor
US Policy Towards China, India and JapanAtlantic, New Delhi2013Editor
Indo-Russian Relations in the Post Soviet Years: Emerging Challenges and New ProspectsLAMBERT Academic Publishing2013Sole Author
Emerging India as a Global Player: Growing Ties and ChallengesAtlantic Publisher2012Sole Editor
Indias Foreign Policy in the New MillenniumAcademic Excellence2010Sole Editor
From Communism to Democratic Freedom: Perestroika and Glasnost of Mikhail GorbachevDeep and Deep1994Sole Author

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Nilanjana NayakIndia-Bangladesh Relations Since 1990sn/aSubmitted2017
Kartick Kr BhuniaIndias Policy towards Sri Lanka in the Post LTTE YearsNilOngoing2018 (Expected)
Kalyanasis BhattacharyyaQuest for Ethics in Politics: Conceptualizing Political Forgiveness vis-a-vis Global JusticeNilOngoing2018 (Expected)
Ankita ChakrabortyThe Status of Indian Migrants in Myanmar During the Colonial and Contemporary PeriodsNilOngoing2018 (Expected)
Sonika SharmaSoft Power Diplomacy in Indian Foreign Policy: Emerging ScenarioNilOngoing2018 (Expected)
Sukanya MukherjeeIndias Strategic Policy towards Central Asia: Emerging Security and Economic DimensionsNilOngoing2018 (Expected)
Siddartha Shankar MannaEthnic Crisis in Sri Lanka: Implications for India's SedurityNilOngoing2017
Eyasin KhanHuman Rights and the Status of Bhutanese Refugees in NepalNilOngoing2017



Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
Post-Soviet Dynamics in Central Asia: India's Perceptions and PoliciesPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity Grants Commission10000293 year20152018 Exptd.


Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Status
South Asia Through the Russian Prism: 1990s & BeyondProject CoordinatorUniversity Grants Commission5265002 year20102012
India and Russia in the Twenty First Century: A Study of Their Bilateral Relations and Foreign Policy PerceptionsProject CoordinatorUniversity Grants Commission650002 year20072009
Environment & Sustainable DevelopmentProject CoordinatorUniversity Grants Commission450002 year20042005

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
International Relations: Concepts and Theories Indian Foreign Policy in a Changing WorldDepartment of Political Science at Gour Banga UniversityMalda, West Bengal on May 18-19, 2017.2017
Theories of International PoliticsDepartment of Political Science at TM Bhagalpur UniversityBhagalpur, Bihar on April 28, 2017.2017
India’s Foreign Policy: Emerging TrendsFaculty Series Lecture program organized by Vidyasagar University on February 9, 2016.Vidyasagar University, West Bengal2016
Contemporary Debates on India’s Foreign PolicyUGC Sponsored Refresher Course held in the Department of International Relations at Jadavpur University on February 6, 2016.Department of International Relations at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.2016
Concept and Importance of National IntegrationNational Service Scheme, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal on August 18, 2016.Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal2016
Recent Trends in Indian Foreign Policy You tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctXvDTXFeIEINTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR A JUST WORLDKuala Lampur, Malaysia on May 25, 2016.2016
India’s Foreign Policy under the NDA GovernmentUGC Sponsored Orientation Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University on March 7, 2016.Jadavpur University, Kolkata.2016
Recent Trends in Indian Foreign Policy You tube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctXvDTXFeIEINTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR A JUST WORLD in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia on May 25, 2016.Kuala Lampur, Malaysia2016
Environment and Development: Some IssuesDepartment of Rural Management and Development, Tripura University on January 22, 2016.Department of Rural Management and Development, Tripura University, Tripura.2015
The Process of Regional Integration in South AsiaDepartment of International Relations along with the Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University on February 9, 2015.Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University2015
Recent Trends in Social Science Research in IndiaGarhbeta College, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal on April 28, 2015.Garhbeta College, West Bengal2015
India’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War YearsAcademic Staff College, Jadavpur University on July 3, 2015Jadavpur University, Kolkata.2015
United Nations in the New Millennium: Challenges AheadUGC Sponsored Orientation Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University on September 24, 2015.Jadavpur University, Kolkata.2015
Rising India: Domestic and External Opportunities and Challenges19th Convention and National Seminar organized by the Uttar Pradesh Political Science Association held at Agra (UP) December 6, 2015.Agra College, Uttar Pradesh.2015
Human RightsDepartment of Political Science, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College, Kolkata on December 12, 2015.Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College, Kolkata2015
Sardar Ballabhvai PatelNational Service Scheme, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal on December 17, 2015.Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal2015
Discourse on Human Rights: Focusing Women IssuesWomen’s Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal on December 17, 2015.Vidyasagar University, West Bengal2015
Delivered a special lecture on “Indo-China Relations: Contemporary Scenario”Department of Political Science at Midnapore College, West Midnapore, West Bengal on February 28, 2013.Midnapore College, West Bengal2013
“Globalization and Human Rights” at the Foundation Course on Human RightsNarajole Raj College, West Midnapore, West Bengal on March 6, 2013.Narajole Raj College, West Bengal2013
India-China Relations: Emerging ConcernsDepartment of Political Science Womens Christian College Kolkata on 20 April 2013Wormens Christian College Kolkata2013
“India’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Years: Trends and Portents”Department of Political Science, Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College held on 18 December 2013Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College, Kolkata2013
Gandhian ThoughtThree-day Autumn Study Camp organised by the Gandhian Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University during October 2-4, 2013.Vidyasagar University, West Bengal2013
India’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Years: Trends and PortentsDepartment of Political Science at Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College, Kolkata on December 16, 2013.Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College, Kolkata2013
Served as a visiting faculty at the Centre for Himalayan Studies, University of North Bengal from May 9-18, 2011Centre for Himalayan Studies, University of North BengalCentre for Himalayan Studies, University of North Bengal2011
National Integration and Foreign PolicyUGC sponsored Refresher Course in Education organized by the UGC Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta on March 15, 2008.Alipore Campus, University of Calcutta2008
Responding to the End of the Cold WarVinyka Ganesh Vaze College, Mumbai on August 27, 1992Mumbai1992

Membership of Learned Society 
Expert for Review of Manuscript for the Jhargram Raj College Journal, Jhargram, West Bengal since 2012.
Life Member: Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata
Member of Advisory Board of Eastern Regional Progressive Tribal Research and Welfare Organisation, Hooghly, West Bengal since January 2011
International Studies Association, USA
Life Member of West Bengal Political Science Association
Jadavpur Association of International Relations

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Life Member: Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, KolkataSince 2000
Life Member: West Bengal Political Science AssociationSince 2005
Member: Jadavpur Association of International Relations, Kolkata2009 to 2015
Life Member: Indian Political Science AssociationSince 2012
Life Member: Council for Political Studies, KolkataSince 2005
Member of the Executive Committee of Indian Political Science Association, 2015-2017.2016 to 2017

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Presented a paper entitled: “New Directions in Indian Foreign Policy: Quest for Global Power Status” Conference Theme: The Pacific Century?2017Paper PresenterHong Kong University, China during June 15-17, 2017.Organised by the International Studies Association and the Department of Politics and Public Administration, the University of Hong Kong
Presented a paper entitled: “India in the Twenty First Century: Rising or Constrained Power?” at the two-day international seminar on Challenges to Indian Polity: Concepts and Issues organised by the Department of Political Science, Gour Banga University, Malda, West Bengal, India.2017Paper PresenterOrganised by the Department of Political Science at Gour Banga University, Malda, West Bengal, held on July 20-21, 2017.
India in the Twenty First Century: Rising or Constrained Power? Theme of the International Seminar: Challenges to Indian Polity: Concepts and Issues July 20-21, 2017.2017Paper PresenterDepartment of Political Science at Gour Banga University, Malda, West Bengal, India.
Global Peace in the Twenty First Century: The Gandhian Alternative Theme of the International Seminar: Indian Vision of Political Thinking: Possibilities of Global Alternative August 12-13, 2017.2017Paper PresenterDepartment of Political Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meetrut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Emerging Concerns in Indian Foreign Policy under Narendra Modi: A Critical Appraisal Theme of the National Seminar: India as an Emerging Power: Myths and Reality November 11, 2017.2017Paper PresenterDepartment of Political Science, Kanchrapara College, 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India
Presented a paper entitled: "The Trajectory of Russias South Asia Policy: Emerging Scenario" at a two-day international seminar on Internal Changes in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities2017Paper PresenterCentre for International Relations and School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India held on April 20-21, 2017.
Presented a paper entitled: "New Directions in Indian Foreign Policy: Quest for Global Power Status" at the International Conference on The Pacific Century2017Paper PresenterOrganised by the International Studies Association and the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Hong Kong University, China during June 15-17, 2017.
Presented a paper on "India in the Twenty First Century: Rising or Constrained Power?" at the two-day international seminar on Challenges to Indian Polity: Concepts and Issues2017Paper PresenterDepartment of Political Science, Gour Banga University, Malda, West Bengal, India held on July 20-21, 2017.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “Political Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore: Contemporary Relevance” at a two-day National Seminar on Political Thinking in Indian Literature2016Paper PresenterHeld at and organized by the Department of Political Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with the IPSA on February 13-14, 2016.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “India’s Foreign Policy: The NDA Era” at a one-day seminar on India’s Foreign Policy: The NDA Era and Recent Trends in India-Pakistan Relations2016Paper PresenterHeld at and organized by the Department of Political Science, Sitananda College, Nandigram, East Medinipur, West Bengal held on March 11, 2016.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “Global Justice: Veracity or Hoax” at a two-day national seminar on Issues in Contemporary Political Thought2016Paper PresenterHeld at and organized by the Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal held on March 16-17, 2016.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “Approaches to the Study of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Selective Proliferation: Emerging Scenario” at a three-day international seminar on Nuclear Energy, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament: Policy Options for the NDA Government2016Paper Presenterheld at and organized by the VPM’s Centre for International Studies, Mulund East, Mumbai during March 29-31, 2016.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “Soft Power Diplomacy in India’s Foreign Policy Conduct: Emerging Scenario” at the two-day national seminar on India’s Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy2016Paper Presenterheld at and organized by the Centre for International Relations, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, Jharkhand during April 11-12, 2016.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “Global Justice: A Conceptual Framework” at the 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences 2016 on the theme Global Challenges in Development: Social Sciences Perspectives2016Paper Presenterheld at and organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka on September 30 to October 1, 2016.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “Approaches to the Study of Environmental Security” at the 2nd International Conference on the Humanities on the theme New Directions in the Humanities: Our Engagement with the Environment2016Paper Presenterheld at and organized by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka on October 6-7, 2016.
Rural Development in the Developing World: Focus on India2016Paper PresenterUGC sponsored national seminar on Rural Development Programmes in India: Effectiveness and Evaluation organized by the Department of Economics and Political Science, Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya, West Medinipur, West Bengal on November 29-30, 2016.
India in the Emerging Global Order: Evolving Policy Debates2016Paper PresenterUGC sponsored national seminar on India as an Emerging Power: Changing Scenario of Foreign Policy organized by the Department of Political Science, Magrahat College in collaboration with Vidyanagar College, Amtala, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal on December 15-16, 2016.
UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Good Governance: Problems and Challenges in India. Presentation title: "Good Governance: The Indian Context"2015Paper PresenterDepartment of Political Science, Ramananda College, Bishnupur, Bankura, West Bengal in collaboration with Swami Dhananjoy Das Kathiababa Mahavidyalaya, Banura, West Bengal held at Ramananda College, Bankura on January 8-9, 2015.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “India’s Role in South Asia: Leadership or Hegemony?” at the UGC sponsored two-day national seminar on India: An Emerging Global Power2015Paper PresenterDepartment of Political Science, Vidyasagar University held on March 11-12, 2015.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “Structural Transformations in India’s World View: Evolving Strategic Scenario” at the one-day national seminar on India’s Foreign Policy in the 21st Century2015Paper PresenterDepartment of Political Science, HMM College for Women in collaboration with the West Bengal Political Science Association at HMM College, Dakshineswar, Kolkata on September 11, 2015.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “ASEAN and the South China Sea Dispute: India’s Stand” at the two-day international conference on ASEAN Studies 20152015Paper PresenterICAS 2015, Pridi Banomyong International College, Thammasat University held at Bangkok, Thailand, October 3-4, 2015.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “South China Sea Imbroglio: India’s Perceptions and Strategies” at the 56th All India Political Science Conference on Re-inventing Politics in India2015Paper PresenterOrganised by the Indian Political Science Association at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP) on 25-27 October 2015.
Participated and presented a paper entitled: “Re-Shaping India’s Foreign Policy: Challenges and Strategies” at the 19th Convention of Uttar Pradesh Political Science Association and National Seminar on Rising India: Domestic and External Opportunities and Challenges2015Paper Presenterorganized by the Uttar Pradesh Political Science Association held at Agra (UP) during December 4-6, 2015.
23rd World Political Science Congress "Central Asia in the Post Soviet Years: India’s Perceptions and Strategies"2014Paper PresenterInternational Political Science Association held at Montreal, Canada during July 19-24, 2014
International Conference on Social Science 2014 "Indias Connect Central Asia Policy: Emerging Economic and Security Dimensions"2014Paper PresenterColombo, Sri Lanka International Institute of Knowledgement, March 25-26, 2014
“Emerging Trends in India-China Relations: Challenges and Prospects”2013Paper Presenterthree-day international conference on INDIA IN WORLD AFFAIRS: THE NEXT DECADE organized by the Osmania University for International Programmes, Osmania University, Hyderabad from January 22-24, 2013.
“Russia’s Policy towards Central Asia in the Post-Soviet Years” at the Fourth East Asian International Conference on Slavic and Eurasian Studies on the Image of the Region in Eurasian Studies2012Paper PresenterMaulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies held at Azad Bhavan, MAKAIS, Kolkata on September 4-5, 2012.
presented a paper entitled “De-centering International Relations: A Perspective of Michel Foucault”2012Paper Presenter14th Annual Conference organized by West Bengal Political Science Association held at Kharagpur College, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal on December 1-2, 2012.
“Asian Powers Compete for Influence: India-China Relations in the Post Cold War Years”2012Paper PresenterSixth Biennial International Conference organized by the Department of South & South East Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, Kolkata held on December 17-19, 2012.
Asian Giants Fight for Supremacy: India-China Relations in the Twenty First Century2012Paper PresenterThree day international conference organized jointly by British International Studies Association (BISA) and International Studies Association (ISA) held at Edinburgh, Scotland during June 20-22, 2012.
"Liberation of Bangladesh: Involvement of India and Russia" Conference Theme:Historicizing Sub-regional Cooperation South Asia: Society, Culture and Politics in Bangladesh and Easetern India2012Paper PresenterThree Day International Conference held at Vidyasagar University and jointly organised by Vidyasagar University and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies held during May 30 to June 1, 2012.
"Post Soviet Russian Foreign Policy: Contrast Between Yelstin and Putin" – at a two-day international seminar on “TWO DECADES OF RE-EMERGING RUSSIA: CHALLENGES & PROSPECTS2012Paper PresenterOrganized by and held at the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai on March 6-7, 2012.
"Post-Soviet Dynamics in Central Asia: New Vistas in Indian Foreign Policy" - at a four day Convention on INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS2011Paper PresenterOrganized by the Jadavpur Association of International Relations held at Hotel Hindusthan International and Jadavpur University, Kolkata during August 17-20, 2011.
Participated and presented a paper on "Central Asia through the Russian Lens: From Ideology to Pragmatism" - at a national seminar on “Afghanistan and Central Asia: Can the Shatterbelt be Transformed?”2011Paper PresenterOrganized by the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University held on February 25, 2011.


Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
International Conference on Historicizing Sub-regional Cooperation South Asia: Society, Culture and Politics in Bangladesh and Easetern India held on May 30 to June 1, 20122012ConvenerVidyasagar University, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata

Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Ford Foundation Research FellowDeparment of Civics & Politics, University of Bombay1990
M.A. First Class FirstKalyani University1989

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