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Name Dr. Suratha Kumar Malik
Designation Assistant Professor
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal2018
M.Phil. (Pol.Sc.)Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.2011
M.A (Pol.Sc.)Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.2009
B. Ed.College of Teacher Education, Fakir Mohan University, Odisha2007
B.A. (Pol.Sc. Honours)Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha2006
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
AssistantProfessor, Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal since 10 April,2012
Former Superintendent of PG Boys Hostel, Vidyasagar University for more than two Years
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Political Thought and Theory
Dalit Movement, Dalit politics and Issues, Dalit literature and the politics of Affirmative Action
Tribal Movement, Tribal Politics, Tribal/ Adivasi Identity, Issues and Problems
Tribal, Dalit, Human Rights, Indian and Western Political Thought and Philosophy, Social and Political Movements
Course/ Subject Taught 
Local Self Government in India with Special Reference to West Bengal.
Modern Indian political Thought
Marxism after Marx
Social Justice
Socio-Political Movements including New Social Movements
Public Administration in India
Society and Politics in South Asia
Application of Statistical Methods in Social Science Research
Dalit Politics and Movement
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Tribal-Dalit Conflict Over Land: A Case of Narayanpatna Land Movement in the Koraput District of OdishaContemporary Voice of Dalit, Vol. 9, Issue. 2 November, 2017 (Pg. No. 184-193)2017Sage Publication,New Delhi, India
The process of Land Alienation and the Tribal Communities of India: a Case Study of OdishaThe International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies,Volume 11, Issue 3, Pg. 1-29 2016Common Ground Publisher,University of Illinois Research Park, champaign, USA. Indexed in: (CNKI Scholar) , (Cabell's), (EBSCO), (Scopus ), with Impact factor 0.111

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Being Global: A Feminist PerspectiveAsiatic Society for Social Science Research (ASSSR).Vol.1, Issue-1, 31 December, 2019.ISSN No: 2582-502X2019Asiatic Society for Social Science Research (ASSSR)
Ambedkar as a Man and Messiah:Social Mission and Political VisionInterdisciplinary Research Journal Creation, Vol.V, No.4, pg No. 54-61. ISSN (Print) 2231-39232017Arya Mahila P.G. College (admitted to BHU, Varanasi)
Land Alienation and Tribal Movement in the Koraput District of Odisha (2009-2014)“Socialist Perspective” Vol. 43 No. 3-4 December 2015-March, 2016 Pg. No 103-1172015Published by Council for Political Studies, Calcutta with Financial assistance from the Government of West Bengal. Editor: Prof. Sobhanlal Datta Gupta
Dalit Identity: The Hermeneutical understanding and an Epistemological Alternative WorldviewVoice of Dalit (Sage Journal),Vol-7, No. - 1 (January-June), 2014, pages 45-602014Md. Publications Private Ltd. New Delhi for Sage Journal
Indian Constitution and Social JusticeNabyasrote, Vol-5, No-2, Issue-7, 2012.2013Nabyasrote, Midnapore, ISSN-2249-8133
Analyzing Dalit Movement: interpreting the history’Nabyasrote, Vol-7, No-2, Issue-10, August, 20132012Nabyasrote, Midnapore, ISSN-2249-8133

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Secular Sectarianism: Limits of Subaltern PoliticsSAGE Publication, New Delhi2020Sole Author of a single Chapter of the said book Chapter Title "Intra-Subaltern Conflict: Dalit-Tribal Conflict in Odisha"
Das Bijaya Kumar (Ed.) Human Rights Issues in India: Challenges aheadSaraswati Book Stall, Kolkata2018Sole Author of a single Chapter of the said book
A. Bhattacharyya and S. Basu(eds.), “Marginalities in India: Themes and Perspectives.Springer Nature, Singapore Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 978-981-10-5214-9 ISBN 978-981-10-5215-6 (eBook) Library of Congress Control Number: 20179432132018Sole Author of a single Chapter of the said book
Vikram Singh (Ed.) "Interrogating Women Empowerment: the Global Experience"Satyam Law International, New Delhi. ISBN: 97893878390692018Sole Author of a single Chapter of the said book
Vikram Singh (Ed.) "Rural Development in India: Concepts, Philosophy and Approaches"Satyam Law International, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-93-82823-95-72018Sole Author of a single Chapter of the said book
BJP, RSS and the Indian PoliticsAdhyayan Publishers & Distributors , New Delhi2017Joint Author of the Book
India Becoming a Global Power in the Twenty- first Century : Rising Challenges and Newer OpportunitiesAtlantic Publisher and Distributors (p) Ltd, New Delhi.ISBN:978-81-269-2190-4 2017Sole Author of a single Chapter of the said book
“Women in contemporary India: Aspects of Participation and Empowerment”Education Forum, Kolkata, 2015, ISBN-978-93-82600-12-12015Sole Author of a Chapter in the Said Book
Religion, Politics and Secularism in IndiaAuthors Press, New Delhi, ISBN-978-93-5207-301-62015Sole Author of a Single Chapter of the said book
Bindushree Mishra (Ed) “ Cooperative Federalism: An Indian PerspectivePublishing House, BhubaneswarISBN 81-88371-44-02014Sole Author of a single Chapter of the said book
Theorizing Dalit Identity: Mapping the Alternative World ViewLap Lambert, Germany, ISBN-978-3-659-19506-82013Sole Author
Dalit Protest and Temple Entry Movements in Odisha: A Study Of Kendrapara DistrictLap Lambert, Germany, ISBN-978-3-659-35665-02013Sole Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Prasenjit ChuyanIndo-China Bilateral Relations: Prospects & ChallangesDr. Suratha Kumar MalikOngoing2020

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Debashis NayekAmbedkar’s Views on Democracy and Social Justice: Contemporary RelevanceDr. Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2019
Swangbrita MukherjeeNature of Coalition Politics in India: Comparative Analysis between United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and National Democratic Alliance (NDA)Dr. Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2019
Radha Mondal"Ambedkars Views on Women and its Relevance in Contemporary Feminist Discourse" (M.Phil. Thesis)Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2018
Chiranjit BarRe-thinking Gandhian Model of Rural Development. (M.Phil. Thesis)Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2018
Ajibar Mallik"Dalit Assertion and Identity Formation in Uttar Pradesh (1970-2016)" (M.Phil. Thesis)Supervisor: Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2017
Nibedita SamantaVanbandhu Kalyan Yojana and its Influence on the Socio Economic Life of the Tribals in India (M.Phil. Thesis)Supervisor: Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2017
Shyampad Jana"Implementation of RTE Act 2009 for Disadvantaged Groups and Differently Abled Children" (M.Phil. Thesis)Supervisor: Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2017
Amitra Sudan Das"Empowerment of the Scheduled Castes through Panchayati Raj Institution: A Study of West Bengal" (M.Phil. Thesis)Supervisor: Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2016
Rahul Kabiraj"Role of Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh in Indian Politics" (M.Phil. Thesis)Supervisor: Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2016
Sudhangsu BarmanThe Impact of Positive "Discrimination on the Socio-Economic and Political Status of the Scheduled Castes: A Study of West Bengal"(M.Phil. Thesis)Supervisor: Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2016
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Land Alienation and the Politics of Tribal Exploitation: A Study of the Tribal Uprising in the Koraput District of Odisha(2009-2013)Principal InvestigatorUGC, New Delhi8496003 year20152018
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Invited as Chief Guest of the National Seminar “Social Justice: Issues and Challenges”Organised by P.G. Department of Political Science Bhadrak Autonomous College, Bhadrak, OdishaBhadrak Autonomous College, Bhadrak2019
Invited as speaker and presented research paper on The Crux of Asia and the Sino-India Relations: Mapping the alternative world order in the 21st centuryInternational Conference Organised by BIBS, Kolkata in association with Vidyasagar University at Dubai, UAEDubai, United Arab Emirates2019
Invited as Judge to the District Youth Parliament Competition 2017-18organized by under the auspices of Dept. of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of West BengalKharagpur College2018
Theorising Human rights: Dalit PerspectivesUGC Human Resource Centre, Jadavpur University, KolkataJadavpur University, Kolkata2018
Invited as Chief Speaker and delivered special Lecture on “Tobacco Control”NSS Unit-1, Hijli College, Vidyasagar University, West BengalHijli College, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal2016
Membership of Learned Society 
Life member of Odisha Political Science Association
Life member of Global Association for Humanities and Social Science Research (GAHSSR) Under Global Research and Development Services (GRDS)
Member of the Editorial Board for GJMS International Publication (Approved by MHRD, India)
Life member of West Bengal Political Science Association
Life Member of "Council for Political Studies, Calcutta"
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Member of the Editorial Board for GJMS International Publication (Approved by MHRD, India)2017 to 2017
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
ICSSR Sponsored International Conference on “New India: Regional Concerns and Global Ambitions”2020Presented paper entitled “Nuclear Estrangement to Cooperation: India-USA Relationship in the Present Era”Organised by Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha
UGC, SAP, DRS-I supported International Seminar on “Contemporary Issues of Development in the Backward Regions of India”2020Presented paper entitled “Sustainable Development: Gandhian Perspective”Organised by Department of Economics, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal
UGC Sponsored National Seminar On “Social Justice: Issues and Challenges”2019Invited as Chief Guest of the National SeminarOrganised by P.G. Department of Political Science Bhadrak Autonomous College, Bhadrak, Odisha
World bank Funded National Seminar On “Democracy and Public Policies”2019Invited as Resource Person and Presented research paper entitled “Land Policy and the Tribals of Odisha”Organised by P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Odisha
National Seminar on “Democracy and Development”2019Invited as Resource Person and Presented research paper entitled “Democracy and Violence ”Organised by Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar on “Democracy and Development”2019Joint Convenor of the National SeminarOrganised by Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal. Funded by UGC, New Delhi
UGC Sponsored International Seminar on “ Refugees and the State”2018Convenor of International SeminarOrganized by Dept. of Political Science, Vidyasagar University in Collaboration with Mahanirban Calcutta Research GroupFunded by UGC, New Delhi and MCRG, Kolkata.
UGC Sponsored Two Day National Seminar on "Indian Political Thought: the Derivative and its Critique"2017Coordinator UGC, New Delhi
UGC Sponsored National conference on " Human Rights: Discourses and Practices"2017Acted as the Organising Secretary with Prof. Sibaji Pratim BasuUGC, New Delhi
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)Sponsored One Day Basic Training Programme on Human Rights2017Acted as the Organising Secretary with Prof. Sibaji Pratim BasuNational Human Rights Commission (NHRC),New Delhi
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Best NSS Programme Officer AwardNSS Cell, Vidyasagar University2019
Vivekananda Excellence AwardSeva Youth Guild, Kolkata (Affiliated to NYKS, Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, Govt. of India)2019
Best Paper Presented Award in the 12 the International Conference, Linton University, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaGlobal Research and Development Services2016
Talent of the Year for Consecutive 2 Years ,2008, 2009Odisha Sanskritik Parishad, JNU, New Delhi2008
Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)UGC, New Delhi2008
National Eligibility Test (NET)UGC, New Delhi2008
Mr. Fresher AwardOdisha Sanskritik Parishad, JNU, New Delhi2007
Nirman Foundation Fellowship Award for Consecutive two times for two YearsDonated as Life time Endowment by Lord Professor Bhikhu Parekh to the Centre for Political Studies, JNU, New Delhi2007
First Class with DistinctionFakir Mohan University, Odisha2006
3rd Arts Topper in Bhadrak Govt. College during Intermediate (+2)Award by Akhil Bharati Vidyarthi Parishad, Bhadrak2001
Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab AwardRotary Club, Bhadrak, Odisha1999
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