Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi-110 067, India
Born on 15 July 1962 at Leningrad [now St. Petersburg], Russia [the former USSR]. Educated in Chennai at the Presidency College, both B.A. and M.A. Topper and Gold Medallist; Completed M.Phil and Ph.D in International Politics from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New-Delhi; Post-Doctorate in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Uppsala University, Sweden.
Teaching and Research career spanning over three decades beginning with lecturer at the Goa University from 1988 and in 1991 joined the University of Pune. Now Professor [since 2006] in the Department of Politics and Public-Administration holding the additional charge of Director-International Centre, since 2001-2007. Published four books and edited two.
Have published several research papers and widely travelled. Completed several projects both major and minor. 27 students have completed their Ph.D under my supervision and 8 M.Phils. At present 2 students are working for their doctorate under my supervision.
Was the General Secretary of the Pune University Teachers’ Association from 1996 to 2009. Was elected to University of Pune Senate and Management Council 2001 to 2006. On several Universities, Board of Studies as an expert in my areas of teaching and research- International Relations, Asian Studies, Culture and Foreign Policy., Conflict, Violence and Gender. Working on Gender and Security. Governing Council Member of Indian Council of Social Science Research [ICSSR]; Indian Institute of Advanced Studies [IIAS, Shimla]; ICCR and MAKIAS [Kolkata] President’s nominee on Selection Committees for 4 Central Universities.
Languages Known – Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Hindi, Sanskrit, English. Can understand Kananda, Malayalam and Konkani.
Published several research papers and books. A few given below.
Parliament and Foreign Policy in India, New Delhi: Kanishka Publishers, 1990.
“Restructuring Environmental governance in Asia-Ethics and Policy”, [Sole editor] [Hongkong: City University Press,2003].
Cultural Diplomacy: Buddhism and India’s Look East Policy [co-author Dr. Rimli Basu]  Lambert Academic Pub. [978-3-8465-8021-9].
Retreat of the State: Implications of Drug Trafficking in Asia [co-author Dr.Rimli Basu] [978-3-659-12896-7].
Edited- Prof. Amulya. K. Tripathi, Orissa, D. Santishree Pandit, Pune, Roshni Kujur. [Eds “Understanding Post 9/11 Cross –Border Terrorism in South Asia “. My chapter is : “Indo-Sri Lanka Relations in the ‘Post –LTTE period ”, ESS Publisher, New Delhi, 2016. ISBN: 978-93-80036-84-7. [Second Author- Dr. Rimli Basu]