Dr. A. K. Verma completed his tenure at the Department of political science, Christ Church College, Kanpur on 30 June 2015. He took over as Director CSSP.
His current researches focus on government and politics in India with special reference to Uttar Pradesh (UP). His theses of ‘social osmosis’ and ‘reverse social osmosis’ offers new theoretical explanations to the exclusionary and inclusive politics in UP since 1989 and thereafter. He was invited by several universities, including Harvard, to present his theses.
He writes for both English and Hindi Press. He assisted in the preparation of the New Generation of NCERT Text Books for Political Science (Indian Constitution at Work). Since 1999, he is the State Coordinator of Uttar Pradesh at Lokniti, CSDS and is involved with the National Election Studies (NES) in India.
Dr. Verma is the Editor of Shodharthy – a Hindi Journal of Social Sciences. He had appeared on Television programmes and delivered Radio Talks at home and abroad. (Detail CV)
Pradeep Chhibber studies the politics of India, political parties and party systems. His recent research is on the influence of ideology on party system change, religion and politics, elections and parties, and the politics of development in India. Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party System of India co-authored with Rahul Verma was published by Oxford University Press in 2018. The book lays out an ideological framework for understanding party system change in india since 1952. The book also explains the reasons behind the rise of the religious right dominated party system in contemporary India. Religious Practice and Democracy (with Sandeep Shastri) Cambridge University Press (2014) examines the relationship between everyday religious practice and political representation in contemporary India.
Professor Robin Jeffrey has published, with his colleague Assa Doron, Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India (Harvard University Press, 2018). He and Doron also co-authored The Great Indian Phone Book (London: C. Hurst/New York: Harvard University Press, 2013), which was published in India by Hachette under the title of Cell Phone Nation.
Professor Jeffrey co-edited with Ronojoy Sen and Pratima Singh, More than Maoism: Politics, Policies and Insurgencies in South Asia (New Delhi: Manohar, 2012), and co-edited with Ronojoy Sen, (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2014) and Media at Work in China and India (New Delhi: SAGE, 2015).
Prof. Amiya Kumar Chaudhury
Professor Chaudhuri taught Political Science in different Colleges (Calcutta University).He was a Post Graduate Guest Faculty in the Department of Political Science, Calcutta University, Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar University, in NSOU Kolkata and Rabindra Bharati University in Distance Education
System. Visited Soviet Russia and presented Two Papers in International Political Science Congress, and delivered a special lecture on “Indian Political Science today”, Paris, France, and Frankfurt, Germany.
In short, more than 44 years of College and university teaching and equal number of
years in Research Experience( both Normative and Empirical) till November 2011; many
Seminar participations either as Paper giver or Chair.
Dr. Binda Paranjpe (BHU)
Prof. Mirza Asmer Beg
His doctoral work was awarded the ‘best dissertation prize’ by the American Studies Research Centre,Hyderabad for the year 1996. Presently he is Professor, Department of Political Science, A.M.U., Aligarh. He specializes in Strategic Studies. He also has a keen interest in electoral studies and Muslim Politics in India.His work has been published in journals like The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Economic and Political Weekly, Seminar, Humanities and Social Science Review, Studies in Indian Politics, South Asian Studies, Studies in Islam, Foreign Affairs Reports and Indian Journal of Politics etc. He has written one book and edited three volumes. He was a visiting scholar in a Fulbright programme at Southern Illinois University in 1999.He is a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminars, Austria. Beg is on the editorial board of several international journals and has been a referee to quite a few journals.He is the coordinator of (U.P.-West) for the academic surveys conducted by the Center for the Study of Developing Societies.
Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Dr. Sudhir Kumar is the co-ordinator of UP (East), LOKNITI, Center for the Study of Developing Societies ( CSDS), Delhi. He retired as Reader and Head, Dept of Political Science, DAV Postgraduate College, Azamgarh affiliated to VBS University, Jaunpur. He taught Political Science at the graduate and Postgraduate levels since 1974. He graduated from Allahabad University and earned post graduation with a Gold Medal from Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. He has done his Ph.D. on “ADMINISTRATION OF UNION TERRITORIES IN INDIA” from Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur. He has been teaching courses on Political Sociology, Indian Politics, Comparative Politics, and Political Processes in India, especially in Uttar Pradesh. His area of interest is Modern Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and Political Sociology. Presently, he focuses on Government and Politics in India with special reference to Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Aditya Kumar (BU)
Dr. Sanjay Kumar (KU)
Dr. Vivek Kumar
He is involved in teaching and research. He has presented his works work in Australia, Finland, Denmark, South Korea, Sweden, etc. He is focused on International Relations and Foreign Policy, South Asia, Indian Politics, Political Economy, Development Economics mainly inequality and related issues, Global Environment etc.
- Pankaj Kumar
- Kamal Kumar Srivastava
- Poonam Rai