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Dr. Anil Kumar Mohapatra

Anil Kumar Mohapatra Name : Anil Kumar Mohapatra
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.A., LL.B., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Phone No. : +91-9437780563
E-mail ID : anilmohapatra68(at)gmail(dot)com

  • International Relations (especially among South Asian countries)
  • Indian Government and Politics

  • Indian Government and Politics
  • India’s Foreign Policy
  • Indian Administration
  • Ph.D. Guidance
    • Jayanta Kumar Dash (awarded by Utkal University). Title: Gross National Happiness in Bhutan: An analysis.
    • Dibya Lochan Rout (awarded by Berhampur University). Title: Emerging trends in Indo-Nepalese Relations: A study of the last three decades (1980-2010).
    • Prakash Kumar Choudhury (awarded by Utkal University). Title: Post-Constituent Assembly Developments in Nepal: Issues and Challenges.
  • M.Phil Guidance
    •  Thirteen scholars have been awarded MPhil degree in Political Science by Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
14 A.K. Mohapatra, The flu menace and a few options, Boloji. com , August 23, 2009 at
17 A.K. Mohapatra, Politics outsourcing glamour, The I & M Observer, July 16-31, Pp. 17-18, 2009.
35 A.K. Mohapatra, China’s growing clout, India’s concerns, The I & M Observer, March 1-15, 2012, Pp.23 &32.
1 A.K. Mohapatra, Bhutan’s perspective of SAARC, World Focus, Vol. XXIX, No. 5, issue no.341, May, pp.197-200, 2008.
2 A.K. Mohapatra, India’s Concern at Deepening Sino-Nepal Relationship”, South Asian Outlook (Published from Canada), Vol. 8, No. 4, October-2008 at's_concern_at_deepening_sino-nepal_relationship.html.
3 A.K. Mohapatra, Democracy in Bhutan: Problems and Prospects”, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, June 6, 2008 at, whatsNew Article1.jsp? action=showView&kValue=2603&status=article&mod=b.
4 A.K. Mohapatra, Nepal’s monarchy gone, but not out”, South Asia Monitor , June 11, 2008 at,
5 A.K. Mohapatra, Democratic Consolidation of Nepal: Hopes and handicaps”, Boloji. Com, January 27, 2008 at
6 A.K. Mohapatra, From the Bird's Nest to the Himalayan Quest: Prachanda's Great Game”, South Asia Monitor, September 4, 2008 at, 2008/Sept/news/4wsa1.shtml
7 A.K. Mohapatra, Saranath as a place of interest”, Boloji. com ,February 17, 2008 at http://
8 A.K. Mohapatra, Nepal's 'China Card'”, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Article no. 2669, September 9, 2008 at action=showView&kValue=2685&status=article&mod=b.
9 A.K. Mohapatra, Role of governor: Pro-active vs. figure head”, South Asia Monitor, May 29, 2008 at
10 A.K. Mohapatra, Civil Society in Pakistan: a new force and factor in democracy, World Focus, Vol. XXIX, No. 6, issue no.342, June, pp.236-240, 2008.
11 A.K. Mohapatra, China’s inroad into Nepal, World Focus, Vol. XXIX, No. 9, issue no.345, September, pp. 350-354, 2008.
12 A.K. Mohapatra, Working of the District Planning Committees in Orissa: A case study”, Orissa Political Science Journal, Vol.XVI, No.1, February,, Pp.140-145, 2009.
13 A.K. Mohapatra, Digital democracy and its problems, South Asia Monitor, August 26, 2009 at
15 A.K. Mohapatra, Filmisation of Politics or Heroes of ‘Reel’ Vs ‘Real’, Boloji. Com, 5th July, 2009 at
16 A.K. Mohapatra, Koraput tribals ?" need to participate in development schemes, The I & M Observer, July 01-15, p. 28, 2009.
18 A.K. Mohapatra, Vulnerable digital democracy, The I & M Observer, August 1-15, Pp. 27 & 30, 2009.
19 A.K. Mohapatra, Ageing psychologically, The I & M Observer, August 16-31, Pp. 21-22 & 31, 2009.
20 A.K. Mohapatra, Flu and a few options, The I & M Observer, September 1- 15, Pp.16-17, 2009.
21 A.K. Mohapatra, India in US strategic map: The Initial Directions in Obama’s Presidency Obama’s India Visit, World Focus, Vol. 31(11-12),628-633, 2010.
22 A.K. Mohapatra, Post-Constituent Assembly Developments in Nepal and Directions in Indo-Nepal ties, Journal of South Asian Affairs, Vol.4, No.2, p.11-27, 2011.
23 A.K. Mohapatra, Basic objectives and values of the Indian Constitution, Orissa Review, Vol. LXVII, No.6, January, pp.30-36, 2011.
24 A.K. Mohapatra, Using Information Technology in Managing Natural Disasters, World Focus, Vol. XXXII, No. 3, issue no.375, March , Pp. 173-6, 2011.
25 A.K. Mohapatra , The unfinished task of Orissa formation, Orissa Review, Vol. LXVII, no.9., April, pp.30-33, 2011.
26 A.K. Mohapatra, May Day and the dignity of Labour, Orissa Review, May, Vol. LXVII, no.10. pp.11-15, 2011.
27 A.K. Mohapatra, Democracy and Foreign Policy: A focus on Civil-Military relationship in Pakistan, International Journal of South Asian Studies , Vol.5, No. 1, Pp. 163-170, 2012.
28 A.K. Mohapatra, Women calling the shots in contemporary South Asia, The I & M Observer, January 1- 15, 2012, Pp.23 & 34.
29 A.K. Mohapatra, Democracy in South Asia: Still miles to go, The I & M Observer, January 16- 31, 2012, Pp.23 & 28.
30 A.K. Mohapatra, Kalinga’ Now : A Celestial Beacon, Orissa Review- Special Issue UNESCO Kalinga Prize, Vol. LXVIII, January, Pp.26-29, 2012.
31 A.K. Mohapatra, Message and misgivings of 26/11 in Pakistan, World Focus, Vol. XXXIII, No.1, Issue-385, Pp.13-15, 2012.
32 A.K. Mohapatra, South Asia wobbles under strife, tension, The I & M Observer, February 1-15, 2012,p.14.
33 A.K. Mohapatra, China Factor in Indo-Bangladesh ties, World Focus, Vol. XXXIII, No.2, Issue-386, Pp.31-34, 2012.
34 A.K. Mohapatra, South Asia cashing it on Trade Liberalization, The I & M Observer, February 16-29, 2012, Pp.23 &27.
36 A.K. Mohapatra, Water security and neglected hydro-diplomacy, The I & M Observer, March 16-31, 2012, Pp. 23 & 28.
37 A.K. Mohapatra, Bhutan and SAARC, World Focus, Vol. XXXIII, No.3, Issue-387, Pp. 58-60, 2012.
38 A.K. Mohapatra, South Asia: Land of hope, despair, The I & M Observer, April 1-15, 2012, Pp.25 &38-39.
39 A.K. Mohapatra, Specter of insecurity still haunts South Asia”, The I & M Observer, April 16-31, 2012, Pp.25 &34.
40 A.K. Mohapatra, Indo-Nepal Ties: From ‘Contention’ to ‘Course-Correction, World Focus, Vol. XXXIII, No.4, Issue-388, pp.15-23, 2012.
41 A.K. Mohapatra, Enclave Deal to resolve India’s boundary row with Bangladesh, The I & M Observer, May 1-15, 2012, Pp.8-9.
42 Dibya Lochan Rout and A.K. Mohapatra, Nepal changing for the ‘new’ and India’s perceptions, World Focus, Vol. XXXIII, No.5, Issue-389, Pp.82-87, 2012.
43 A.K. Mohapatra, Nepal: Much ado about something, The I & M Observer, June 1-15, 2012 Pp.26 & 37.
44 A.K. Mohapatra, Gujral Doctrine’ and foreign policy of UPA-II: An interface, World Focus, Vol. XXXIII, No.12, Issue-396, Pp.19-22 , 2012.
45 A.K. Mohapatra, Indo-Bangladesh Relations: An interplay of convergence and divergence, Foreign Policy Research Centre Journal, 2013(4), pp. 127-130 , 2013.
46 A.K. Mohapatra, Making of the Constitution of India: Ambedkar’s vision and reason, World Focus , Vol. XXXIV, No. 4, pp.32-36, 2013.
47 A.K. Mohapatra and Ananya Asmita, India’s interests and apprehensions in post-ISAF Afghanistan, World Focus,Vol. XXXIV, No.9,p.17-21, 2013.
48 A.K. Mohapatra, Significance of the May Day and India’s Response, Mainstream , Vol. LI 20, Pp.11-14, 2013.
49 A.K. Mohapatra, Bringing Indo-Bangladesh Relations on to the rails: New initiatives and stumbling blocks, Review Sub-continent, Vol. XI-XII, September, pp.58-66 2014.
50 A.K. Mohapatra , Engaging Diaspora for National Interest: The Linkages of the Indian Community in the US with the Homeland, World Focus , Vol. XXXV, No.1, Issue-409, Pp 89-92, 2014.
51 A.K. Mohapatra, Gandhi is dead, long live Gandhi, World Focus, Vol. XXXV, No.4, Issue-412, pp 18-21, 2014.
52 A.K. Mohapatra and Susanta Kumar Parida , India’s thrust for energy security: Sources, Challenges and Implications, World Focus, Vol. XXXV, No.10, Issue-418, pp. 51-55, 2014.
53 A.K. Mohapatra, The Neighbourhood Diplomacy of Modi Government: Early Gestures and Old Challenges, World Focus, Vol. XXXV, No.12, Issue-420, pp. 75-79, 2014.
54 A.K. Mohapatra, Subhas Chandra Bose: More a nationalist than Fascist, World Focus, Vol. XXXVI, No.3, Issue-423, pp.129-132, 2015.
55 A.K. Mohapatra and Debashis Nandy, India in BRICS: A way forward for the ‘Leading Power’, World Focus , Vol. XXXVI, No.3, Issue-429, pp.53-60, 2015.

1 Reviewing Book: A.K. Mohapatra, “South Asia From the Margins: Echoes of Orissa, 1800??2000”, Asian Politics & Policy, 6: 624??626, 2014.
2 Book Chapters: A.K. Mohapatra, “Whither Afghanistan? Challenges and Opportunities for India”, in Biswanath Chakraborty et al (eds.) ‘An outline of Indian Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations’. Kolkata: Mitram Publisher, pp. 413-423, 2015.
3 Book Chapters: A.K. Mohapatra, “Democracy in Bhutan: Evolution, Practices and Controversies” in Debasish Nandy et al(eds.), ‘South Asia and Democracy: Contexualising issues and Institutions’, New Delhi : Kunal Books. Pp.34-53 , 2015.
4 Book Chapters: A.K. Mohapatra,“Giving shape to one’s vision: A study of Ambedkar’s contribution to Indian Constitution” in Priyadarshi Bahinipati (ed.), ‘B.R. Ambedkar An Enlightened Iconoclast’, New Delhi : New Academic Publishers, pp. 147-157, 2015.
5 Book Chapters: A.K.Mohapatra,”Functions of the District Planning Committee in Koraput District : An analysis”, in Misra, A and B. Satapathy(eds.)‘ Aspects of Local Governance in Orissa’, P.G. Dept. of Political Science, Utkal University, Vanivihar, Pp. 158-68, 2009.
6 Text / Reference Book: Nepal in Transition: Issues in perspective, Panchashila, Bhubaneswar, 2013.

7 Text / Reference Book: Small states in South Asia: A security perspective of the Himalayan States”, Panchashila: Bhubaneswar (India), 2008.

8 Editing Book/ Article: Served as Article Editor for the SAGE Open article, “Maneuvering the Power: A case of Bhutan’s limited-alignment with India,” completed on 6 November 2014.

Participated in the “Regional Workshop on Preparation of perspective plan for Higher Education in Orissa” held at V. Dev (Auto) College, Jeypore on 22 October 2009.
Participated in a national workshop on “Resource politics, Climate change, Environmental Degradation, and Displacement in India” organized by CSSEIP and MCRG in Andhra University, Vishakapatnam from 22 to 24 January, 2010.
Participated in the Workshop conducted by the SAARC centre of Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on “25 years of SAARC: An evaluation”, from 18 to 19 March, 2011.

1 A Minor Research Project of the University Grants Commission, India on “Problems of ageing in tribal society-A study of Koraput District of Orissa”, completed in 2009.
2 A project on “Democratic consolidation in South Asia: Developments in Nepal”, undertaken at the CSASP, University of Oxford in 2012.
3 A project on “Regional Integration in South Asia: What lessons does the EU hold for the SAARC?”, undertaken at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2013.

1 Baden Wurttemberg Fellowship-2013, availed at South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
2 Resident Resource Person at the ELCOP Summer School, organized by National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh at NAEM, Dhaka from 11-23 December, 2013.
3 UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKERI) Fellowship of British Council, 2012 availed at the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme, University of Oxford, UK.
4 UGC Visiting Fellow (10-19 December 2014 and 5 -15 May 2014) at University of North Bengal, Siliguri (West Bengal).
5 State (Odisha) Coordinator for ‘Famers’ Survey-2013’ project of Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) , New Delhi.
6 State (Odisha) Coordinator of Lokniti, CSDS, New Delhi
7 State (Odisha) Coordinator for the ICSSR project entitled “Determining Quality in Higher Education in India: Defining Parameters, Creating Resources and Evolving Models” by the Centre for Research in Social Science and Education (CERSSE),  Jain University, Bangalore in 2014.
8 Delivered a talk on “Small states in South Asia and their security issues” in the South Asia Institute (SAI), the University of Heidelberg, Germany on 9th July, 2013.
9 Delivered a talk on “Violence against women and the role of media: An Indian perspective (with special reference to Odisha)” in the South Asia Institute (SAI), the University of Heidelberg, Germany on 2nd July, 2013.
10 Delivered a seminar on “Democratic aspirations and Stumbling blocks in Nepal” in the school of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, UK on 11th December 2012.

  • 1993-2001: Lecturer in Political Science at Charampa Mahavidyalaya, Bhadrak.
  • 2001-2002: Junior Lecturer in Political Science at V.D. College, Jeypore, Koraput.
  • 2002-2010: Junior Lecturer in Political Science at Government Women’s College, Jeypore, Koraput.
  • 2010(March) onwards: Lecturer in Political Science at Utkal University, Vani Vihar.
Coordinating Conferences:
  • Coordinator of the National Seminar on “External and Internal Security Challenges to India” held in the P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Vani Vihar on 27 February 2013.
  • Coordinator of the National Seminar on “International Terrorism with special reference to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan” held in the P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar on 29 March 2014.