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Name Dr. Sujay Ghosh
Designation Associate Professor , Head
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
PhDJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi1999
M.PhilJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi1995
MAJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi1992
BA (Hons)University of Calcutta (Scottish Church College)1989
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Joined Vidyasagar University, Midnapore on 1 September 2016, as Associate Profesor, in the Department of Political Science with RA
Worked in Uluberia College, affiliated to the University of Calcutta as Associate Professor of Political Science till 31 August 2016 Joined the College as Lecturer in Political Science on 16 December 1996.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Indian Politics
Democracy & Citizenship
Political Education
Indian Politics & Society
Citizenship & Democracy
Development Studies
Course/ Subject Taught 
Governance & Public Administration
Indian Politics
Comparative Politics
Local Government & Decentralisation
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Accountability, Democratisation and the Right to Information in IndiaAsian Studies Review, Vol. 42(4), pp. 626-647.2018Taylor & Francis, on behalf of Asian Studies Association of Australia DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2018.1516734
Democracy and Human Development: Recent Legislation in IndiaDevelopment Policy Review. Vol. 34 (4): 539-561.2016Wiley, on behalf of Overseas Development Institute, UK DOI: 10.1111/dpr.12162
Learning from Community: Agenda for Citizenship EducationEducation, Citizenship and Social Justice, Vol. 10 (1): 25-36.2015SageDOI: 10.1177/1746197914558400
Citizenship in Practice: Poverty Reduction and Self Help GroupsJournal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 49 (4): 442-456.2014Sage DOI: 10.1177/0021909613488351
Protecting Natural Resources: Course of a River MovementCommunity Development Journal, Vol. 46 (4): 542-557.2011Oxford University Press DOI: 10.1093/cdj/bsq007
NGOs as Political InstitutionsJournal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 44 (5): 475-4952009Sage DOI: 10.1177/0021909609340063

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Democracy and the Idea of Social Solidarityin Debasish Nandy and Debashish Mitra (eds.) South Asia and Democracy: Contextualising Issues & Institutions, pp. 489-5032016New Delhi: Kunal Books
Reviving the Congress: Possible PathwaysEconomic and Political Weekly, Vol. L (52): 22-252015Sameeksha Trust
Human Development: A Citizenship ApproachIn: Himanshu Sekhar Rout and S. Bhyrava Murthy (eds.) Human Development in India: Challenges and Policies, pp 13-302010New Delhi: New Century Publications
Consumerism: A Sociological AnalysisJournal of Humanities and Social Sciences, No. 7: 204-2162010Scottish Church College
Civility through Character Education: A Voluntary EffortIndian Journal of Political Science, Vol. LXIX (3): 547-5642008Indian Political Science Association
Fighting Corruption in India: In Search of Democratic StrategiesSocialist Perspective, Vol. 34 (1-2): 39-532006Council for Political Studies

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
‘Bharatbarsher Dalbyabosthya: Baisishtya, Samprotik Probonata O Prodhan Bharatiya Dal’S.P. Basu (ed) Bharaitya Rajnitir Prmukh Dikguli [in Bengali].2019Kolkata: West Bengal State Book Board
The Social Bases of Politicsin Pradip Basu (ed.) Political Sociology, pp. 25-41.2015Kolkata: Setu Prakashani
NGO O Gonotantrik RajnitiPathshala [in Bengali], Vol. 1(2): 116-1232011Pathshala Productions
Governance Crisis in West Bengal and the Political Institution HypothesisCalcutta Journal of Political Studies, Vol. 7 & 8 (1&2): 97-1112009University of Calcutta
The Second Generation of Democracy in IndiaWest Bengal Political Science Review, Vol.VIII (I & II: 300-3152005West Bengal Political Science Association

Books Published
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Bijoy MondalConstructing Political Culture: Revisiting the Great Bengal Famine (1943) Ongoing2023 (Expected)
Riya BasudharThe Stateless Rohingyas in South Asia Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Souvik PatraOpposition Politics in West Bengal Assembly: Left and Non Left Parties (1951-2011) Ongoing2022 (Expected)
Aniruddha DasSocial Inclusion and Education: The Role of Secondary Education in Select Districts of West Bengal Ongoing2022 (Expected)

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Nanigopal BhuniaPolitical and Bureaucratic Interface in District Development: A Case Study of Purba Medinipur District in West Bengal Awarded2019
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
The Right to Information in IndiaDepartment of Political Science, Government Degree College, Dantan, Paschim MedinipurDantan, Paschim Medinipur2016
‘Participatory Governance, Poverty Eradication and the Role of SHGs: A Case Study’Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta on 16th December, 2006University of Calcutta, Kolkata2006
Membership of Learned Society 
• Life Member – West Bengal Political Science Association. • Annual Member – CASID. • Have been offered complimentary Membership by Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), USA.
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
• Life Member – West Bengal Political Science Association.• Annual Member – Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID). • Have been offered complimentary Membership by Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), USA.2004 to 2016
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Decentralised Governance and Planning and its impact on Economic Development and Social Justice2019Invited Paper PresenterDharwad, Karnataka: Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research
Elections and Political Parties in South Asia: A 21st Century Perspective2015Presented Paper: ‘The Indian National Congress in the 21st Century: Strategy, Technique and Alliance’Department of Political Science, University of Kalyani
Post-Liberalisation Democratic Experience in India2014Presented Paper: ‘RTI and the Prospects for Democratisation in India’Department of Political Science, University of North Bengal
CASID Annual Conference2014Presented Paper: ‘Information as a Societal Demand: Democratic Initiatives in India’Canadian Association for the Study of International Development in Brock University, ON, Canada
CASID Annual Conference2013Presented Paper: ‘Knowing Environment from Community: Implications for Citizenship Education’Canadian Association for the Study of International Development in the University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
Indian Political Thought: The Derivative and its Critique2017Co-ordinatorUniversity Grants Commission and Vidyasagar University
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Conference ParticipationThe Indian Council of Social Science Research & the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development2014
Best NSS Programme OfficerUniversity of Calcutta2013
Conference ParticipationUnited Grants Commission & The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development2013
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