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Name Prof. Ambarish Mukhopadhyay
Designation Professor
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 441
Email ID
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Mobile No 9434224008
Personal Website
Address Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
M.A.University of Calcutta1979
Diploma in Research Training ProgrammeCentre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.1979
BA(Hons)St. Xaviers College, Calcutta. Calcutta University1975

Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Joined the department as Lecturer in Political Science on 12 December 1985. Total teaching experience at PG level - 32Years
Professor, Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Society and Politics in India
Environment and Politics
Political Theory
Urban Politics

Course/ Subject Taught
Political Science
International Relations
Indian Politics
Liberal Political Theory
Urban Politics and Environment

Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
The Problem of Food Secu in "Emerging" India: Some ReflectionsRaj Kumar Kothari and Eyasin Khan(eds.) India Becoming a Global Power in the Twenty First Century2017Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi
Water Security in India: Issues and ChallengesThe West Bengal Political Science ReviewVol. XVIII No.182,2015-162016West Bengal Political Science Association
Sharanarthi Samasya:Manabadhikar er prekkhite(in Bengali)Eyasin Khan(Ed.) Manab Adhikar: Nana Dik2015Progressive Publishers, Kolkata
Shaharer upor Shaharbasir Adhikar(in Bengali)Eyasin Khan (Ed.) Manab Adhikar: Nana Dik2015Progressive Publisher,Kolkata
Urban Local Government: Issues and PrblemsRakhahari Chatterji(Ed.) Politics India: The State Society Interface(Third Edition)2014Levant Books, Kolkata
Environmental Security: An Emerging Agenda Of Indian Foreign PolicyRaj Kumar Kothari(Ed.) Indian Foreign Policy in the New Millenium2010Academic Excellence Delhi
Cyber Terrorism: Terrorism in the Information AgeDebnarayan Modak(Ed.) Terrorism:Concepts and Problems2009Progressive Publishers, Kolkata

Other Publication

Books Published

Ph. D. Thesis Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Swagata BhattacharyaProtection of Child Rights in West Bengal:A Case Study in the District of Burdwan Submitted2018
Norbu SherpaUnderstanding the Process of Absorption of the Sherpa Tribe in Darjeeling Hills since 1947 Submitted2018
Prosenjit SahaSustainable Rural. Development in West Bengal:A Case Study of Bankura and Purulia since 1993Professor Anil Kumar Jana(retd)Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar UniversitySubmitted2018
Milan AcharyaEnvironmental Activism in India: Contribution of Post Gandhians (Selected Case Studies)Professor. Sibaji Pratim Basu, Department of political Science, Vidyasagar UniversityOngoing2020 (Expected)
Sarbani BeraSustainable Urban Development in India:Issues and Challenges Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Mausumi KunduWater Security and the Right to Water in India Ongoing2020 (Expected)
Atanu BoseDevelopment induced Displacement in Selected Cities: A Study of the Indian Urban Situation Ongoing2019

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Kamalika BanerjeeUrban Development Authorities in Local Governance in West Bengal:A Case Study in the Districts of Purba and Paschim Medinipur Awarded2016
Jitendra Nath MurmuDemocratic Decentralization and Its Impact On Tribal Society: A Case Study of Three Blocks in the Districts of Bankura and Purba MidnaporeProfessor. Tarun Kumar Banerjee (retd.), Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar UniversityAwarded2014

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Right to the City: Towards Inclusive UrbanizationVidyasagar University under its Faculty Lecture Series on 14 March2018B.N.Sasmal Hall, Vidyasagar University2018

Membership of Learned Society 
One of the Founder membersr, Maniktala Social Action Research Club, Kolkata

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Life Member, West Bengal Political Science Association2018 to 2018

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Refugees and the State2018Discussant in a session, Chaired a sessionDepartment of Political Science, Vidyasagar University in collaboration with Calcutta Research Group.
Logistics, Global Governance and IndiaLook East Polcy2018Chaired a SessionCalcutta Research Group, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, and Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University
Environment and Politics in India2017Paper PresenterDepartment of Political Science, Subarnarekha College, Medinipur
Consultative Meetingwith. Calcutta Research Group2017Participant and DiscussantCalcutta Research Group
National Seminar on "Indian Political Thought: The Derivative and Its Critique2017Chaired a SessionDepartment of Political Science, Vidyasagar University
Special Lecture delivered by Professor Gautam Kumar Basu of Jdavpur University on Theories of International Relations2017Chaired the Special LectureDepartment of Political Science, Vidyasagar University
National Conference on Human Rights2017Presented a paper on "The Problem of Water Security in India". Also chaired a sessionDepartment of Political Science, Vidyasagar University
Seminar on "Coalition Politics and its Impact on Indias Federal Polity".2016Presented a PaperDepartment of Political Science, Bajkul College, Medinipur.
Special Lecture delivered by Professor Ranabir Samaddar on "Jangal Mahal: Past and Present".2016Chaired the Special LectureDepartment of Political Science, Vidyasagar University
Seminar on "Participation as a medium of Empowerement in Community Development".2016Presented PaperDepartment of Political Science, P.K.College, Contai,Medinipur.
National Seminar on "Justice, Ecology and Identity".2016Presented a paper on Gandhis Views on EcologyDepartment of Political Science, Vidyasagar University
Refreshers Course on International Relations at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.2015Acted as a Resource PersonDepartment of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
National Symposium on Human Rights2015Paper PresenterDepartment of Political Science, North Bengal University.

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

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