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Name Dr. Swatilekha Bhattacharya
Designation Assistant Professor
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-236 / Centrex Extn. 236
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
PhDJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi2018
MPhilJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi2012
M.AJawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi2010
B.APresidency College, University of Calcutta2008
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University since December, 2017
Course/ Subject Taught 
Comparative Politics and Political Analysis
International Relations (Theories and Issues)
Modern State and its Contemporary Challenges
Public Administration and Indian Practices
Local Governments: Issues and Problems
Society and Politics in South Asia
Politics in the Contemporary World (CBCS)
Indian Constitution and Government (CBCS)
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Political Theory: Diversity and Contestation Pg. 319-322 The Indian Journal of Political Science,Vol LXXIX, No.2., ISSN No. 0019-55102018Indian Political Science Association
The Paradox of Women's Reservation in India pg148-158Srabanti Choudhuri and Chandan Basu(eds.)Caste, Gender and Media:Significant Sociological Trends in India-An Open Distance Paradigm2017Netaji Subhas Open University
India's Foreign Policy and notion of security:Disengagement and Linkages, pg.38-51Raj Kumar Kothari and Eyasin Khan (eds.)India Becoming a Global Power in the Twenty-first Century:Rising Challenges and Newer Opportunities ISBN 978-81-269-2190-42016Atlantic Publisher
Explaining the Conceptualisation of Security in Mainstream International RelationsTheory,pg.85-92Indian Journal of Political Science Vol.LXXVII,No.1, January-March 2016 ISSN No. 0019-55102016Indian Political Science Association
World Politics: Explaining the Transition, Clashes and Contradictions,pg. 425-429C. P. Barthwal (ed.), The Origins of Political Science as a University Level Discipline in India: Life and Works ofProfessor V.S. Ram and other Essays in his Honour ISBN 978-81-7988-111-82015Ankit Prakashan
Exceptionalism and Modern State: The Norm, pg. 453-457Rathin Bandopadhyay, Gangotri Chakraborty and Sujit Kumar Das (eds.),Human Rights and Duties ISBN 978-81-921285-3-52015University of North Bengal
The Politics of Exclusion: The Status of Women in Modern Society, pg. 3-9Kajal De, Chandan Basu and Srideep Mukherjee (eds.) Women, Violance and Law: An Intimate Interrogation Open Distance Paradigm, Volume 1 ISBN 978-93-82112-24-22015Netaji Subhas Open University

Other Publication

Books Published
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Shreya DasForeign Policy of India and China in the Indian Ocean Region: The Post Cold War Developments Ongoing 
Debendra DasTrajectory of India-Bangladesh Relations: A Study of River Sharing and Water Security Ongoing 

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Life Member: Indian Political Science Association, Since 20172017 onward
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
14 Day Short Term Course on "Women and Law"2020ParticipantWomens Studies Centre and Centre for Continuing and Adult Education, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore
National Workshop on "Safe Campus: Implementation of the UGC Guidelines/Regulations on Gender Champions and the POSH"2020ParticipantCentre for Womens Studies, Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Association of Indian Universities and Martha Farrell Foundation & PRIA, New Delhi
India-Africa Partnership in Changing Global Order2019ParticipantThe Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi
International Conference on "100 years of International Relations"2019Presented Paper titled "Theories and IR-Transformation and Clashes"Bengal Institute of Political Studies and School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University
2nd Assembly on Futures of Higher Education2019Presented paper titled 'Broadening the Understanding of Security Studies'Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar on “Democracy and Development”2019Joint ConvenorOrganised by the Department of Political Science, Vidyasagar University
International Seminar on “Refugees and the State” organised by the Dept. of Political Science, Vidyasagar University in Collaboration with Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group2018Organising SecretaryUGC, New Delhi and MCRG, kolkata
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Travel and Accommodation GrantFriedrich Ebert Stiftung2019
Eligibility for lecturership, National Eligibility Test (NET)University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi2011
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