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Ashutosh Kumar

Email :ashutoshchd@gmail.com

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Department of Political Science Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab

Ashutosh Kumar

Lala Lajpat Rai Chair Professor

ashutoshchd@gmail.com

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Academic Distinctions/Honours

  1. UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, North East Hill University, Shillong, March 11-16, 2018.

  2. Empanelled for ICCR Chair Professorship for 2018-2011, MEA, Government of India.

  3. Visiting Faculty leading a delegation of researchers from Panjab University to Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, 8-17 December 2017.  

  4. Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhi, March 2-9 September, 2017. 

  5. Visiting Fellow, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, 1-8 October 2016.

  6. UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, Gauhati University, Guwahati, March 12-15, 2013.

  7. UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC-SAP), Department of Political Science, Calcutta University, Kolkata, 18-25 February, 2012.

  8. Visiting Professor at Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, November 15 to December 15, 2011.

  9. UGC Visiting Fellow (UGC), Department of Political Science, University of Kerala, November 2010.

  10. Ford Foundation Fellowship under South-South Faculty Exchange Programme for two months at Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Lagos, Nigeria, November-December 2004 (CDD coordinated the Programme in partnership with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi).

  11. Taught a one-credit course on ‘Ethnic Conflicts in South Asia: A case study of Jammu and Kashmir’ at International School of Social Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland under Faculty Exchange Programme between Panjab University and University of Tampere in October, 2002.

  12. Attended as a teacher fellow in the Four Week Training Session for University Teaching and Research in Human Rights at International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg (France), 26th Session, July 1998.

  13. UGC Junior Research Fellowship awarded by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi on qualifying at the National Educational Test (NET) held in August 1986.

 

Academic Leadership 

  1. Chairperson, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, May 27, 2020 , continuing.

  2. Academic Leadership Development Programme (under LEAP, funded by MHRD, Govt of India), organised by NIEPA . March 13-21, 2020 at New Delhi.

  3. Honorary Director, UGC-HRDC, Panjab University, April 1, 2018 to July 5, 2019.

  4. Honorary Director, Centre for IAS and Other Competitive Examinations, Panjab University, November 2, 2015-31 March 2018. 

  5. Member, Research Promotion Committee, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2015-2017. 

  6. Editor-in-Chief, Research Journal Social Sciences, Panjab University, 2012-2016.

  7. Coordinator, UGC-CAS Programme, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, 2018. Continuing. Deputy Coordinator, UGC-SAP Programme, April 1 2009 to April 1, 2018.

  8. Chairperson, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2008.

  9. Coordinator, UGC-ASIHSS Programme, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, April 1, 2006 to April 1, 2008

 

Teaching Experience

  1. Professor, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, since 5.1.2008 continuing.

  2. Reader, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh, from 22.12.1999 to 4.1. 2008.

  3. Lecturer (Permanent/Senior Scale) Department of Political Science, University of Jammu, from 12-06-1989 to 21.12.1999.

  4. Lecturer (Temporary/Full Time), Department of Political Science, Shyamlal College, University of Delhi, from 05.11.1988 to 12.04.1989.

  5. Lecturer (Ad hoc/Part-time) Department of Political Science, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, from 28-02-1987 to 30-4-1987.

 

Publications 

Select List of Books Published (authored, edited, co-edited)

  1. Electoral Dynamics in the Indian States. Routledge, New Delhi and London. May-June 2021 (In the Press) (co-edited) https://www.routledge.com/Electoral-Dynamics-in-the-States-of-India/Shastri-Kumar-Sisodia/p/book/9780367679743

  2. Electoral Politics in Punjab: Factors and Shifts, 2020. Routledge, London and New Delhi. https://www.routledge.com/Electoral-Politics-in-Punjab-Factors-and-Phases/Kumar/p/book/9781138544819

  3. How India Votes: A State-by-state Look, 2019. Orient Blackswan, New Delhi. Co-edited. https://orientblackswan.com/BookDescription?isbn=978-93-5287-461-3&t=e

  4. Rethinking State Politics in India: Regions within Regions, 2017. second paperback edition (with new introduction) Routledge, London and New Delhi (originally published in 2011, edited.  https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315391458

  5. Globalisation and Politics of Identity in India, 2008. Pearson-Longman, New Delhi.  Co-edited. https://www.abebooks.com/first-edition/Globalization-Politics-Identity-India-Ashutosh-Kumar/4917607644/bd

Research Papers/Articles Published (Select List)

International Journals

  1. ‘Shiromani Akali Dal(1920-2020): Ideology, strategy, and Support Base’, Sikh Formation: Religion, Culture, Theory, Routledge, 16 (1): 1-23, 2021 . https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17448727.2021.1873654?src=&journalCode=rsfo20

  2. ‘Political Leadership at State Level in India: Continuity and Change’, India Review, Routledge, 18(3): 264-87, 2019.

  3. The 2017 Assembly Election in Punjab: Emergence of a Triangular Electoral System’, Journal of Sikh & Punjab Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, Vol. 25(1):105-120, spring 2018 (co-authored). http://giss.org/jsps_vol_25/kumar_mahajan_and_kaur.pdf

  4. ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab: A Study of Shiromani Akali Dal’, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Cambridge University Press, 19(1): 1-20, 2018. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/japanese-journal-of-political-science/article/electoral-politics-in-punjab-a-study-of-shiromani-akali-dal/2A03265ACB33CAAE8680234CF5F78B79

  5. ‘Moving Beyond Nation State: Framing State Level Politics in India’, India Review, Routledge, 16(3): 1–27, 2017.https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14736489.2017.1346404

  6. ‘Electoral Politics in Indian Punjab: A New Phase?’ South Asia Research, Sage, London, 37(1):223-34, (February), 2017. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0262728016675528\

  7. ‘2014 Parliamentary Elections in Punjab: Explaining the Electoral Success of Aam Aadmi Party’, Journal of Punjab Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 21(1):113-127, (Spring), 2014. http://www.global.ucsb.edu/punjab/sites/secure.lsit.ucsb.edu.gisp.d7_sp/files/sitefiles/journals/volume21/no1/Kumar.pdf

  8. ‘Deras as Sites of Electoral Mobilisation in Indian Punjab: Explaining Why Political Parties Do Flock to the Deras’, Asian Ethnicity, Routledge, London, 17(3): 335-350, (June), 2014.  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14631369.2013.878209?src=recsys

  9. ‘Development focus and Electoral Success at State Level: Nitish Kumar as Bihar’s Leader’, South Asia Research, Sage, London, 33(2): 101–121, (July), 2013.http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0262728013487630

  10. ‘2012 Assembly Elections in Punjab: Ascendance of a State Level Party’, Journal of Punjab Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 9(2): 255-274, Fall 2012. http://www.global.ucsb.edu/punjab/sites/secure.lsit.ucsb.edu.gisp.d7_sp/files/sitefiles/journals/volume19/no2/Kumar.pdf

  11. ‘Disconnect Between Economic Reforms and Electoral Democracy in India: Explaining Why Indian Political Parties Do What They Do’, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage, London, 44 (6): 719-739, 2009.  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308966545_JAAS_Article

  12. ‘The 2007 Punjab Election: Exploring the Verdict’, Journal of Punjab Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 14(2): 267-280, Fall 2007. http://www.global.ucsb.edu/punjab/sites/secure.lsit.ucsb.edu.gisp.d7_sp/files/sitefiles/journals/volume14/no2/kumar.pdf

  13. ‘Que Clase De Démocratisa Es La Démocratisa Mas Poblada Del Planète?’ Vanguardia Dossier, Special Issue on India, (27):25-29, Madrid, April-June 2008.

  14. ‘Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Nigeria: Drawing Lessons from the Democratic Experience in India’, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Sage, London, 40(5): 371-392, 2005. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0021909605057743

  15. ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab: 1966-2004’, Journal of Punjab Studies, 12 (1): 111-128, Spring 2005. http://www.global.ucsb.edu/punjab/sites/secure.lsit.ucsb.edu.gisp.d7_sp/files/sitefiles/journals/volume12/no1/6_kumar.pdf

  16. ‘The Recent Assembly Elections in Punjab: Some Reflections on Results and Changing Voter Preferences’, International Journal of Punjab Studies, 9(1): 113-134, January-June 2002. Co-authored.

 

National Journals 

  1. ‘An Outlier in the North: Success of the Congress in Punjab’, Economic and Political Weekly, LIV (33): 10-12, 2019 (co-authored). https://www.epw.in/journal/2019/33/commentary/outlier-north.html

  2. ‘The 2019 Lok Sabha Verdict’, Economic and Political Weekly, August 10, Vol. LIV (32): 17-18, 2019 (co-authored).  https://www.epw.in/system/files/pdf/2019_54/32/CM_LIV_32_100819_Sandeep_Shastri.pdf

  3. 'Punjab in Ferment'', Comment, Seminar, December, 2015  http://www.india-seminar.com/semframe.html

  4. ‘Coming Together of Two Bihar Leaders’, Comment, Seminar, July 2015.  http://www.india-seminar.com/cd8899/cd_frame8899.html

  5. ‘2014 Lok Sabha Elections in Punjab: Emergence of Aam Aadmi Party’, Panjab University Research Journal Social Sciences, Special Issue on Lok Sabha Elections 2014 (in collaboration with CSDS), 22(2): 125-32, 2014 (co-authored). http://www.lokniti.org/Punjab-University-Research-Journal-Social-Sciences.php 

  6. ‘Granville Austin: The Social Constitutionalist’, Studies in Indian Politics, Sage, 2(2), 2014. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2321023014551892 

  7. ‘Just another Election’, Seminar, 631, March 2012.http://www.lokniti.org/pdfs_dataunit/ashutosh-kumar-seminar.pdf 

  8. ‘India against Corruption’ Seminar, 626:71-72, October 2011.http://www.india-seminar.com/cd8899/cd_frame8899.html 

  9. ‘Electoral Politics in Indian States: Exploring the Trends’, Seminar, 620:77-83, April 2011.http://www.india-seminar.com/cd8899/cd_frame8899.html 

  10. ‘Exploring the Demand for New States’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45 (33): 15-18, August 14, 2010.https://www.epw.in/journal/2010/33/commentary/exploring-demand-new-states.html?0=ip_login_no_cache%3D047722fc9642470397023d2ec9651e81 

  11. ‘Assembly Elections 2009 in Haryana: Exploring the Verdict’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45(1): 19-21 January 5, 2010. https://www.epw.in/journal/2010/01/commentary/assembly-elections-2009-haryana-exploring-verdict.html 

  12. ‘Punjab: Resurgence of the Congress’, Economic and Political Weekly, 44(39): 183-186, September 26, 2009, co-authored.https://www.epw.in/journal/2009/39/national-election-study-2009-special-issues/punjab-resurgence-congress.html 

  13. ‘Rethinking State Politics in India: Regions within Regions’, Economic and Political Weekly, 45: May 9, 2009.https://www.epw.in/journal/2009/19/commentary/rethinking-state-politics-india-regions-within-regions.html 

  14. Panchayat Elections 2008 in Punjab: What Went Wrong?’ Indian Journal of Political Science, 44(4), October-December, 2008.

  15. ‘Dissonance between Economic Reforms and Democracy’, Economic and Political Weekly, 43(1):54-60, 2008. https://www.epw.in/journal/2008/01/special-articles/dissonance-between-economic-reforms-and-democracy.html 

  16. ‘Punjab Elections: Exploring the Verdict’, Economic and Political Weekly, 42: 2043-2047, June 2, 2007.https://www.epw.in/journal/2007/22/commentary/punjab-elections.html

  17. ‘Legislative Elite in Punjab: A Political Sociological Study’, Indian Journal of Politics, XL (4), October-December 2006.

  18. ‘Nigeria: Political Economy of Oil’, Economic and Political Weekly, June 11, 2005.https://www.epw.in/journal/2005/24/discussion/nigeria-political-economy-oil.html

  19. ‘Politics of Ethno-Religious Identity in Kashmir: Dominant Concerns and Possible Solutions’, Contemporary India, 3 (2): 27-44, April-June 2004.

  20. ‘Punjab: In Search of New Leadership’, Economic and Political Weekly, December 18, 2004, p.5441-5444.https://www.epw.in/journal/2004/51/special-articles/punjab-search-new-leadership.html

  21. ‘Hamza Alavi and Post-Colonial State’, Economic and Political Weekly, August 7, 2004. 

  22. ‘Electoral Politics in Punjab: A Study of the Akali Dal’, Economic and Political Weekly, May 20, 2004, p.1515-1520.https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/4414869.pdf?refreqid=excelsior%3Af3d9e8bdca67bd8ed6626a55c3a42277

  23. ‘State Electoral Politics: Looking for the Larger Picture’, Economic and Political Weekly, July 26, 2003, p.3145-3147. https://www.epw.in/journal/2003/30/commentary/state-electoral-politics.html

  24. ‘Reflections on Recent Assembly Elections in Punjab’, Mainstream, May 18, 2002, p.19-23, co-authored.

  25. ‘Punjab Assembly Elections: Decline of Identity Politics’, Economic and Political Weekly, 37: 1384-1388, April 13, 2002. https://www.epw.in/journal/2002/15/commentary/punjab-assembly-elections-decline-identity-politics.html

  26. ‘Communal Trifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir’, Economic and Political Weekly, 36 (16): 1359, April 21-27, 2001. https://www.epw.in/journal/2001/16/discussion/communal-trifurcation-jammu-and-kashmir.html

  27. ‘Why Kashmir Matters? Issues and Options’, Punjab Journal of Politics, 25 (2), 2001. 

  28. ‘Some Thoughts on the Debate on Autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir, Mainstream, December 23, Annual Issue, 2000. 

  29. ‘Globalization and the Developing States: Theorizing the Political Economy of Development in India’, Social Sciences Research Journal, Panjab University, 8(4): 90-104, 2000.

  30. ‘Regional Autonomy Committee Report for J & K: A Critique, Mainstream, August 12, 2000 (Co-authored with Rekha Chowdhary).

  31. ‘Reflections on the Report of the State Autonomy Committee for Jammu and Kashmir’, Mainstream, June 10, 2000.

  32. ‘Travesty of Elections in Kashmir’, Mainstream, November 1999, co-authored.

  33. ‘Ethno-Religious Identity and Political Responses in Kashmir’, Punjab Journal of Politics, Vol. XXIII (1), 1999, co-authored.

  34. ‘State, New Social Movements and Democracy in India: A Theoretical Inquiry’, South Asian Studies, University of Rajasthan, 31(1-2), 1998, co-authored.

  35. ‘Nationalism, Ideology and the Nation-State: Thinking Theoretically about Kashmiri Nationalism’, Punjab Journal of Politics, XX (1-2): 35-46, 1997, co-authored.

  36. ‘Caste, Agrarian Relations and Agrarian Conflict in India’, Punjab Journal of Politics, XVII (2): 45-56, December 1993.

  37. ‘An Analysis of Class and State in the Post-Colonial Societies’, Punjab Journal of Politics, XV (1-2): 29-48, 1991. Abstracted in International Political Science Abstracts, Paris, 44, 1993.

  38. ‘Character of Indian State: Class Dimensions’, Teaching Politics, University of Delhi, XVIII (2): 9-22, 1992.

  39. ‘Marx and Engels on India’, The Indian Journal of Political Science, III (4): 493-504, October-December, 1992.

  40. ‘Intelligentsia, Local Protest Movements and Indian Democracy’, The UP Journal of Political Science, 4 (1 and 2): 49-51, January-December 1992.

  41. ‘F.A. Hayek: Economics and Politics’, The Indian Journal of Political Science, III (1): 47-56, January-March 1992, Abstracted in International Political Science Abstracts, Paris, Vol. 43(1), November, 1992.

 

Chapters in Edited Volumes 

  1. ‘Sikh Politics in Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal’, in Narendra Kumar, ed., Politics and Religion in India, New Delhi, Routledge (co-authored), 2019, 43-63.

  2. ‘Why is the Indian Parliament in a State of Decline’, in Ajay K. Mehra (ed.) The Indian Parliament and Democratic Transition. New Delhi: Routledge, 2017.

  3. ‘Punjab: Politics of A Borderland State’, in Himanshu Roy et.al. (eds) State Politics in India, New Delhi: Primus, 2017.

  4. ‘Middle Class Politics in India and the Growth of the Anti-Corruption Movements and the Aam Aadmi Party’ in Lancy Lobo and Jayant Shah (2015) (eds) Locating the Indian Middle Class The Trajectory of India’s Middle Class Economy, Ethics and Etiquette, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.

  5. ‘Punjab: Towards Consolidation of a Bipolar Polity’ in Suhas Palshikar, K. C. Suri, and Yogendra Yadav (2014) (eds) Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity, New Delhi: Oxford University Press (co-authored).

  6. 'Middle Classes, Parties and Electoral Politics in India' in Ajay K Mehra (2013) (ed.) Party System in India: Emerging Trajectories, New Delhi: Lancer. pp.132-158.

  7. 'Quest for a Land of their 'Own' in Kashmir: The Autonomy Argument' in Kousar J. Azam (2013) (ed.) Conflicting Ethnicities: Locating the Local in the Global, New Delhi: Manohar. pp.67-88.

  8. ‘Coping with the Delimitation: New Electoral Strategies’, in Ajay K. Mehra (2010) (ed.), Emerging Trends in Indian Politics and the Fifteenth General Election, Routledge, New Delhi.

  9. 'Autonomist Politics of Diversities in A Comparative Perspective: Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab' in Akhtar Majeed (ed.) (2009) Federal Power Sharing: Accommodating Indian Diversity, Centre for Federal Studies, Hamdard University and Manak Publications, New Delhi. 

  10. ‘Punjab: Dissonance between Governance and Electoral Processes’ in Sandeep Shastri, K.C. Suri and Yogendra Yadav (2009) (eds) Electoral Politics in Indian States, OUP, New Delhi.

  11. ‘Legislative Elite in Punjab: A Socio-political Study’, in Christophe Jaffrelot and Sanjay Kumar (2009) (eds), Rise of the Plebeians? The Changing Face of Indian Legislative Assemblies, Routledge, New Delhi (co-authored with TR Sharma).

  12. ‘The Politics of Identity in Kashmir’ in Bhupinder Brar, Ashutosh Kumar and Ronki Ram (2008) (eds) Globalisation and Politics of Identity in India, Pearson-Longman, New Delhi.

  13. ‘The Constitutional and Legal Routes' in Ranabir Samaddar (2005) (ed.) The Politics of Autonomy, Sage, New Delhi.

  14. ‘Evolving Nature of Regionalism in Indian Federal Polity’, in Gopal Singh and Ramesh Chauhan (2005) (eds) South Asia Today, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2005.

  15. ‘Ideology and Politics of National Conference in Kashmir’ in Arun K Jana and Bhupen Sarmah (2002) (eds) Class, Ideology and Political Parties in India, South Asian Publishers, New Delhi, co-authored.

  16. ‘Nationalism, Colonialism and the Anti-Colonial Struggles: A Theoretical Study’, in Gopal Singh (1998) (ed.) South Asia: Democracy, Discontent and Societal Conflicts, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi.

  17. ‘Reading Gandhi’ in Ramjee Singh et al., Gandhi, Kasturba and Vinoba- A Continuum, Ariana, Delhi, 1997.

  18. ‘Terrorism and Democratic Regimes’, in B.P.S. Sehgal (1995) (ed.) Global Terrorism, Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi.

  19. ‘B.R. Ambedkar: Culture of Inequality and Injustice in India’ in K.L. Bhatia (1992) (ed.) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: Social Justice and the Indian Constitution, Deep and Deep Publications, New Dehli, 1992.

 

Book Reviews (Journals/Online News Portals): 37

Articles in the National News Papers 

  1. ‘Punjab: Traditional Vs Elite Politics’, The Tribune, 27 October 2010.http://www.lokniti.org/pdfs_dataunit/publications2010/the_tribune_doc_ashutosh_kumar.pdf

  2. ‘Captain of his fate’, Indian Express, September 22, 2008.

  3. ‘The Real Star in Punjab is AAP’, The Hindu, 25 May 2014 (co-authored).

  4.  ‘The Haryana Model’, Indian Express, 1 November, 2015.https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-haryana-model/

  5. ‘Driven to the Dera’, Indian Express, 29 November, 2015. https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/driven-to-the-dera/

  6. ‘Bihar Assembly Elections: A Tale of Two Leaders’, The Tribune, 20 October, 2015. http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/bihar-assembly-elections-a-tale-of-two-leaders/148057.html

  7. ‘A Model State now at Crossroads’, Deccan Herald, 22 November, 2015.https://www.deccanherald.com/content/513225/a-model-state-now-crossroads.html

  8. ‘Lalu leads the way, state leaders hog limelight’, Deccan Herald, 24 December, 2015. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/519231/lalu-leads-way-state-leaders.html

  9. ‘Akali Dal losing ground in Punjab’, Deccan Herald, 2 June, 2016. https://www.deccanherald.com/content/549977/akali-dal-losing-ground-punjab.html

  10. 'A Turning Pitch', 20 July, 2016, Indian Expresshttps://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/navjot-singh-sidhu-bjp-exit-2924464/

  11. 'Will Sidhu's exit help AAP?', 25 July, 2016, Deccan Herald.  https://www.deccanherald.com/content/559958/will-sidhus-exit-help-aap.html 

  12. In Punjab, it's no longer pehle AAP’, The New Indian Express, 16th September 2016. http://www.newindianexpress.com/opinions/2016/sep/16/In-Punjab-its-no-longer-pehle-AAP-1519928--1.html

  13.   'Politics as Unusual', Indian Express, 30 January 2016. https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/punjab-elections-amarinder-singh-sidhu-aap-parkash-singh-badal-akali-dal-4497982/

  14.  'AAP leads the way in tapping Punjab’s youth vote, New Indian Express, 30 January, 2017'  http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/jan/30/aap-leads-the-way-in-tapping-punjabs-youth-vote-1564859--1.html

  15.  'It's Anybody Game in Punjab' The Live Mint, 1 February, 2017. https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/J9WkH82vJwoweFSOuiJQoO/Its-anybodys-game-in-Punjab.html

  16. 'Corruption, nepotism led to Akali Dal’s rout in Punjab' The New Indian Express, 12 March, 2017  http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/mar/12/corruption-nepotism-led-to-akali-dals-rout-in-punjab-1580545--1.html

  17. 'The Congress’s Punjab Lifeline', The Hindu. March 13, 2017 http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-congresss-punjab-lifeline/article17452739.ec

  18. ‘5 reasons why SAD was crushed in Punjab elections’, The Hindustan Times, 12 March, 2017  http://www.hindustantimes.com/assembly-elections/5-reasons-why-sad-was-crushed-in-punjab-elections/story-e11JwWMbftVZGgNmTIcnLO.htm/

  19. ‘The Congress’s Punjab lifeline’ The Hindu, March 13, 2017.

  20. "Whither BJP in Punjab', Deccan Herald, 18 March, 2017.  http://www.deccanherald.com/content/601905/whither-bjp-punjab.html

  21. Is AAP’s promise of an alternative politics over? The Hindu, May 5, 2017. http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/is-aaps-promise-of-an-alternative-politics-over/article18385296.ece

  22. ‘Will India get over its obsession with godmen?' The Hindu, October 13, 2017. http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/will-india-get-over-its-obsession-with-godmen/article19847535.ece

  23. ' Gurdaspur verdict is no certificate of success for the Congress', The Print, 16 October,2017 https://theprint.in/2017/10/16/gurdaspur-certificate-success-congress/%E2%80%8E

  24. Amarinder Singh’s blasphemy law can have disastrous consequences in Punjab’, Money Control, August 24, 2018.Opinion | https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/politics/opinion-amarinder-singhs-blasphemy-law-can-have-disastrous-consequences-in-punjab-2877321.html

  25.  ‘Governments must be more proactive to clear the smog around crop burning’, Money Control, October 17, 2018.  https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/opinion-governments-must-be-more-proactive-to-clear-the-smog-around-crop-burning-3055261.html

  26.  In Punjab, its advantage Congress in this lackluster poll, The Live mint, 16 May 2019.  https://www.livemint.com/elections/opinion/opinion-it-s-advantage-congress-in-this-lacklustre-poll-1558024049702.html 

  27. ‘Chandigarh's Voting Patterns Show Kirron Kher's Victory is No Aberration’, The Wire, 25 May, 2019. (Co-authored) https://thewire.in/politics/elections-2019-results-chandigarh-bjp-kirron-kher

  28.  "Punjab, an outlier in the North ", The Hindu (coauthored), May 30, 2019. https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/post-poll-survey-punjab-an-outlier-in-the-north/article27298363.ece?utm_campaign=article_share&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=whatsapp.com

  29. Akali Dal at a Crossroads: What Does This Mean for Punjab Politics?, The Wire, 29 September, 2020. https://thewire.in/politics/akali-dal-bjp-punjab-future

  30. 'A Deeper Look Into the Bihar Polls Will Reveal the Enduring Importance of Nitish Kumar', The Wire. 14 November, 2020https://thewire.in/politics/a-deeper-look-into-the-bihar-polls-will-reveal-the-enduring-importance-of-nitish-kumar

  31. ‘Punjab is in bad need of political leadership: Will optics reap  dividends’. The Wire. 14 June, 2021, https://thewire.in/politics/will-optics-reap-dividends-in-a-punjab-in-bad-need-of-political-leadership

 

Research Supervision

M Phil Dissertations Supervised (Awarded): 17

Ph. D. Theses Supervised (Awarded): 13

Participation in Summer Schools/Training 

Four Week Summer Course (29th Study Session) in Human Rights at International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg (France), July 1998. 

Participation in National Workshops : 35

Participation in the International/ National/Regional Seminars/ Conferences : 87

 

Memberships of Learned Societies/ Academic Bodies

  1. Member, Board of Studies, Department of Political Science, Central University of Haryana, Jant-Pali, Mahendergarh, 2019-2022.

  2. External Expert, Board of Studies, Department of South and Central Asian Studies, Punjab Central University, Bathinda, 2017-2019.

  3. Member, Governing Board, G. B. Pant Social Science Institute (affiliated to Allahabad University), Jhusi, Allahabad , 2015-2018.

  4. Life Membership of Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.

  5. State Coordinator of Punjab, Lokniti Network, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi since 2002.

  6. Expert, Board of Studies, Postgraduate Course in Political Science, CSM University, Kanpur (2010-2011). 

  7. Co-opted as Member of the Faculty of Social Sciences, MLS University, Udaipur (2010-2013).

  8. External Expert, Board of Research/ Doctoral Committee, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2011-2015.

  9. External member, Committee of Courses in Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, MLS University, Udaipur, 2014-17.

 

Participation as a University Lecturer (now designated as Assistant Professor) in the Orientation/ Refresher Course: 06

Lectures Delivered in UGC/ICSSR sponsored Refresher Courses/Orientation Courses/ Research Workshops/Summer School/ Capacity Building Programme as Resource Person: 70

Refresher Courses Coordinated: 04

Seminar/Workshop Coordinated: 12

 

Curriculum Advancement/Syllabus Making

  1. Involved as a member of three-member committee in revision and restructuring of syllabus of Political Science for National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET), January 2018 (implemented in 2019).

  2. Involved as an Expert in revision, restructuring and introduction of new post-graduate courses in Department of Political Science, HPU, Shimla; BBAU (Central University), Lucknow; Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar; Department of South and Central Asian Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda.

  3. . University of Jammu (academic year 1989-1990 onwards) and in the Department of Political Science, Panjab University (academic year 1999-2000 onwards)

  4. Acted as a member of the committee constituted by the University for the Preparation of the Diploma course on Human Rights at Department of Correspondence Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2005.  

  5. Involved in revision, restructuring and introduction of new post-graduate courses in Department of Political Science, University of Jammu (academic year 1989-1990 onwards) and in the Department of Political Science, Panjab University (academic year 1999-2000 onwards)

  6.  Wrote units for the new syllabus for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) beginning September 2002 to 2011. Also acted as resource person for the reframing of the political science courses in Comparative Politics and Indian Politics, 2015-6

  7. Acted as a Committee member for the revision of the UGC NET syllabus of Political Science, 9-10 November, 2017. 

 

Resource Persons in Allied/Professional Courses : 07

Extension/Special Lectures: 32

Research Projects: Awarded/Participation/Coordination: 12

Field Studies/Poll Surveys: 09

 

Editorial Board of Academic Journals

  1. Editor-in-Chief, Research Journal Social Sciences, Panjab University 2012-2016. 

  2. Member of Editorial Board, Panjab University Research Journal (Arts) 2011-2012.

  3. Shodharthi, Lokniti, CSDS, Delhi, 2009-2012.

  4. Journal of Political Science, Bi-annual, PG Department of political science, DAV College, Jalandhar, 2007-2011.

  5. Panjab University Research Journal Social Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 2007-2008.

 

Evaluation of M. Phil. and Ph. D. Theses as External Expert

Departments of Political Science located at: IGNOU, New Delhi; Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad; Delhi University, Delhi; GNDU, Amritsar; University of Jammu, Jammu; University of Kashmir, Srinagar; Barakatullah University, Bhopal; VBS Poorvanchal University, Jaunpur; MLS University, Udaipur; Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Garhwal; CSM University, Kanpur; BR Ambedkar University, Agra; Centre for Political Studies, JNU, New Delhi;  Centre for the Study of the Social Systems, JNU; Centre for Law and Governance, JNU; Centre for Federal Studies, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi; BHU, Varanasi; North Bengal University, New Jalpaiguri; University of Kerala, Trivandrum; Calcutta University, Kolkata; Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata; Mysore University, Mysore: Tantia University, Sri Ganganagar.

 

External Expert in the Selection Committee for the appointment of teaching faculty at the University Level (other than Panjab University) and also at State Government Colleges (Public Service Commission)

  • Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, January, 2011; Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala, May 2012; Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, Kanpur, June 2012; NCERT, New Delhi, June, 2013 and March 2014; Kerala Central University, Kasargod, October 2015 and 2019; University of Kashmir, Srinagar, February, 2017; BBAU Central University, Lucknow, April, 2017; University of Goa, Goa, July 2017; Gauhati University, Guwahati, August, 2017; GNDU, Amritsar, June 2018,:Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, September, 2018: Kumaun University, Nainital, 2019; Garhwal Central University, Srinagar, February 2020; Savitrybai Phule Pune University, 2021; MS University, Vadodara 2021.  

  • Subject expert, State Public Service Commission, Haryana, Bihar and Rajasthan, Selection of the Assistant Professors (political Science) in the Government Colleges.

 

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