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Name Mr. Suratha Kumar Malik
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 441
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Address Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
M.Phil. (Pol.Sc.)Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.2011
M.A (Pol.Sc.)Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.2009
B.A. (Pol.Sc. Honours)Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha2006
Intermediate of Arts (+2)Bhadrak College, Bhadrak, Odisha2001
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
Course/ Subject Taught 
Local Self Government in India with Special Reference to West Bengal.
Modern Indian political Thought
Marxism after Marx
Social Justice
Tribal Politics and Issues
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
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, Pg. No. 103-1172016Published by Council for Political Studies, Calcutta
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
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
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
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
Radha Mondal"Ambedkars Views on Women and its Relevance in Contemporary Feminist Discourse"Suratha Kumar MalikOngoing2018
Chiranjit BarRe-thinking Gandhian Model of Rural DevelopmentSuratha Kumar MalikOngoing2018

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
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 IndiaSupervisor: Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2017
Shyampad Jana"Tribal Participation in the Politics of West Bengal: the Post Independence Scenario" (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
Nilmani SasmalInternational Terrorism and the Peace Process: the Post 9/11 Scenario" (M.Phil. Thesis)Supervisor: Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2015
Tapasi Giri"The Implementation of Forest Right Act 2006: A Study of the Junglemahal Areas in West Bengal" (M.Phil. Thesis)Supervisor: Suratha Kumar MalikAwarded2015
Project Work

Ongoing 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 Speaker and delivered special Lecture on “Tobacco Control”NSS Unit-1, Hijli College, Vidyasagar University, West BengalHijli College, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal2016
Invited as a Resource person and delivered special lecture on “The role of Youth in Nation Building”NSS Unit- Dept. of Sociology, Vidyasagar University, West BengalDept. of Sociology, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal2016
Acted as Resource Person and deliverd Special Lecture on Issues of Human RightsThe NSS Special Camp, NSS Unit-8, Dept. of Computer Science and Mathematics, Vidyasagar University, West BengalDept. of Computer Science and Mathematics, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal2014
Invited as ‘Guest of Honour’on a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on the topic “Defiance and Degradation of Values in Politics”Dept. of Logic and Philosophy, Pattamundai College , KendraparaDept. of Logic and Philosophy, Pattamundai College , Kendrapara2013
Special Lecture on M. K. Gandhi’s ideas on SatyagrahaThe Gandhian Study Centre, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West BengalDept. of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal2013
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
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
One Day District Level Seminar on “Relevance of Apolitical Students’ Council”2018Invited Resource Person (Speaker)Organised by Students’ Union, Narajole Raj College, West Midnapore, WB
International Conference on “Odisha 2036: Society and Politics”2017Paper PresenteOrganised by Odisha Political Science Association and Ravenshaw University, Cuttack
57th All India Political Science Conference on “Emerging India”2017Paper Presenter ( Sponsored by UGC, New Delhi)Organised by Indian Political Science Association(IPSA) and Anna Centre for Public Affairs, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamilnadu
UGC Sponsored Two Day National seminar on “Indian Political Thought: the Derivative and its Critique”2017Resource Person (Speaker)Organized by Dept. of Political Science, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal
Indian Anthropology Congress-2017, under the aegis of the Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA)2017Paper PresenterOrganized by Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University in Collaboration with Indira Gandhi Manab Sangrahalaya, under the aegis of the Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA)

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
UGC Sponsored Two Day National Seminar on "Indian Political Thought: the Derivative and its Critique"2017Acted as the Coordinator with Dr. Sujay GhoshUGC, 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
UGC Sponsored Two Day National Seminar on “Politics of Exclusion: The Indian Scenario 2014Acted as the Joint Director with Prof. Anil Kumar JanaUGC-New Delhi
Award NameAwarded ByYear
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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