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Dr. Swapna S Prabhu

Swapna S Prabhu Name : Dr.   Swapna S Prabhu
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (University of Hyderabad)
Phone No. : 8763105664
E-mail ID : swapna_p3(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in
  • Political Theory
  • Global Politics
  • Women’s Studies
  • Ethics of Care
  • Global Politics and International Relations
  • Indian Government and Politics
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Anil Kumar Sahoo 2019 Health and Nutritional Status of Pre-Schooling Children in Rural Regions of Odisha
      2 Priyadarsini Sahoo 2019 Industrial Development and Displacement: A Case Study of Developmental Projects in Odisha
      3 Madhuparna Samal 2019 Farmer’s Suicide in Odisha: A Study of Farmer’s Distress in Western Odisha
      4 Mamata Swain 2018 India-China-United States Relationship: The Emerging Strategic Triangle
      5 Amit Kumar Ghosh 2018 Rising China and Emergent India: Political Leadership and it’s Implications in 21st Century.
      6 Rashmi Rani Pradhan 2018 Challenges of Food Security and Nutrition Security: A Study of Women and Child Malnutrition in Odisha
      7 Manmath Pal 2017 Security and Its Shifting Paradigms with Special Reference to Environmental Security
      8 Smaranika Dhal 2017 Nuclear Disarmament and Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Constraints in India’s Foreign Policy
      9 Resmarani Swain 2017 Indo-US Relations: A Study of Strategic and Military Dimensions
      10 Kamala Kanth Das 2016 India- China Relations in the Era of Globalization Since 1990s
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
      1 Reconstructing India’s Identity in World Politics: An Emerging Convergence between Public Diplomacy and Constructivism, in Sociology and Anthropology, Horizon Publishers, USA,Vol.2, No-6, September 2014, ISSN-2331-6179, pp.-227-231 2014-15
    2. National Publications:
      1 In Search of the Perfect Cop: The Philosophy behind Community Policing, in Dialogue Quarterly, Astha Bharti, Delhi, Vol. 19, No. 4, April-June 2018, ISSN 09730095 pp. 123-135. 2017-18
      2 Changing Political Contours in India: A Rising Convergence between Public Diplomacy and Constructivism, in Contemporary Social Sciences, Research Foundation International, New Delhi, Vol.27, No.4, October-December, 2018, ISSN 0302-9298, PP.1-12. 2018-19
      3 Religious or Ideological Terrorism? Reconstructing the Unconcealed Synergy, in Journal of Politics and Governance, Academy of Politics and Governance, New Delhi, Vol.7, No.1, March, 2018, ISSN: 2278473X, pp. 15-23. 2017-18
      4 4. Women Police as Agents of Social Change in India: Retrospect and Prospects, in Man and Society, A Journal of North-East Studies, Indian Council of Social Science Research, North Eastern Regional Centre, Meghalaya, Vol. XIV, Summer 2017, ISSN 2229-4058, pp.159-173. 2017-18
      5 Shifting Global Contours: The New Challenges to State Sovereignty, in International Journal of Applied Research, AkiNik Publications, Delhi, 2017; 3(5), ISSN: 2394-7500, pp. 663-667. 2016-17
      6 Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention: An Ethical Challenge, The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol. LXXVI, No. 2, April-June,2015, ISSN- 0019-5510, pp.195-200 2014-15
      7 Political Re-engagement With the World : A New Sojourn with Modi, World Focus, Vol. xxxv, No-11, November 2014, ISSN – 2230-8458, pp.166 – 172. 2014-15
      8 The New Private Sector in Higher Education in India, in GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics, Vol. 3, Issue.1, March 2013, ISSN-0975-0193, pp.67-87. 2012-13
      9 Public Policy Education: Global Trends in Theory and Practice, Indian Journal of Public Administration, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi, Vol. LVIII, No. 2, April-June, 2012,ISSN-0019-5561, pp.173-183. 2011-12
      10 Book Review of a book titled China Now: Doing Business in the World’s Most Dynamic Market, N. Mark Lam and John L. Graham (eds.) in The ICFAI Journal of Governance & Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2008, ISSN 0973-3736, pp. 69-72. 2008-09
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):



  1. Edited Books :
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
    1 Liberalization and Transformation of Women's Work in India, in Pankaj Kumar and Sadhana Gupta (eds.) Relocating Women’s Equality in Indian Society, Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2015, pp.207-222. ISBN: 978-81-316-0742-8.
    2 Gender Sensitization in Law Enforcement: Major Issues and Challenges, in Dr. Smita Nayak (ed.) Combating Violence against Women: A Reality in the Making, Kalpaz Publications, Delhi, 2016, pp. 87-103. ISBN: 9789351281924.
    3 The Crisis of Political Authority: A Look at the Criminalization and Degeneration of Politics in India, in Shyam Sundar Acharya and Prachi Madhumita Mohanty (eds.), Criminalization of Indian Politics : Multifarious Dimensions, Dominant Publishers and Distributors Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2015. ISBN: 978-93-84161-91-0.
    4 Globalization: The New Challenges to State Sovereignty, in Prof. Shyam Sundar Acharya and Prof. Geetanjali Dash (eds.), Political Economy of Development of Odisha, F.M. University Press in collaboration with Elite Publications, Bhubaneswar, 2014.
    5 Water Resource Management in India: The Institutional Challenges, in R.K. Mishar and Samanta Sahu (eds.) Water Governance, Allied Publishers Ltd., New Delhi, 2012, pp.40-53. ISBN: 978-81-8424-752-7.
    6 Students' Attitudes on Social Sciences: Demand for Action from Social Scientists, in I. Ramabrahamam & Meena Hariharan (eds.) Globalization: Contextualizing Social Science Research, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 2006, pp. 120-128
  4. Research Books :
    1 Community Policing in a Democratic Society: A Study of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate in Andhra Pradesh, India, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN 978-3-8454-4362-1, 2011.
  1. Workshops:
    1 Participated and presented a paper on ‘Women, Unorganised Labour and Child Care: A Case Study of Odisha’ in the International Conference on ‘Odisha 2036: Society and Politics’ organized by Department of Political Science, Ravenshaw University in collaboration with Odisha Political Science Association on December 9-10, 2017
  2. Seminars:
    1 Participated and presented a paper on “Regional and Epistemological Understanding of Higher Education: A Case Study of Indigenous Universities of Guatemela” in the World Bank-OHEPEE sponsored National Seminar on Internationalization of Higher Education in India organized by the International Office, Utkal University on 31st March, 2019.
    2 Participated and presented a paper on “Child Care and Isolated Activism: A Socio-Legal Perspective on Women Workers in Unorganized Sectors in India” in the World Bank-OHEPEE sponsored National Seminar on Inclusive Programs in India: Issues and Challenges organized by the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Utkal University on 16th February, 2019
    3 Participated and presented a paper on “Child Care as a subject of Public Policy in Odisha: A Study of the Impact of Rural Electrification on Child Care” in the World Bank-OHEPEE sponsored National Seminar on Rural Distress in India: Policy Concerns organized by the P.G. Department of Public Administration and Journalism and Mass Communication Programme, Utkal University on 6th-7th March, 2019
    4 Participated in the National Workshop on Exploring the Margins: Opportunities, Possibilities and Challenges organized by Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Utkal University on 26th November, 2018
    5 Participated and presented the Seminar Report as the rapporteur for the two day symposium on Global Innovation Design organized by Utkal University in collaboration with Imperial College of London on 8th and 9th August, 2018
    6 Participated and presented a paper on “Consumer Rights, Justice and Empowerment: A Theoretical Perspective” in the National Seminar on ‘Globalization, Market and Consumer Justice’ organized by the P.G. Department of Social Science, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore in collaboration with Centre for Consumer Studies, IIPA, New Delhi on 17th and 18th March, 2018
    7 Participated and presented a paper on Sexual Contract or Alienated Labour? An Ethical Study of Surrogacy in a Liberal Society in the National Seminar Women and Health: Need for a New Dimension, organized by the School of Women’s Studies, Utkal University on 7th March, 2018
    8 Participated and presented a paper on ‘Terrorism, Religion and the Spirit of Peace: A Gandhian Perspective’ in the National Conference on “Remembering Mahatma Gandhi: Compassion and Relevance of Our Times’ organised by the Centre for Humanities and Compassion Studies at Xavier University, Bhubaneswar on 31st January, 2018
1 Awarded Junior Research Fellowship by UGC in 2008
2 Awarded Prof. Ram Reddy Memorial Gold Medal in M.A.at University of Hyderabad in 2004
  1. Teaching:
    1 Teaching experience of nine years in various Universities across Odisha including Ravenshaw University, National Law University Odisha, Fakir Mohan University and currently teaching at Utkal University. I had also served as a Research Officer at National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi for a brief period before joining the academic line.
  2. Important Activities:
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 Utkal University Seed Grant Research Project titled “The Politics of Child Care: A Critical Study of ‘Access to Child Care’ as a Public Policy in Odisha”. (Minor Project of 2 years duration)
    2 Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Utkal University, sponsored Mini Research Project on ‘Child Care and Isolated Activism: A Socio-Legal Perspective on Women Workers in Unorganized Sectors in Odisha’. (six months duration)
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 Participated as an Invited Key note Speaker in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Women Empowerment in 21st Century: Issues and Challenges’ at Gadibrahma Women’s College, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha on 13th and 14th January, 2018 and presented a paper on ‘The Enabling Process of Empowerment: A Dilemma’.
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Assistant Director, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Utkal University from January 4, 2019.
    2 Working as the Co-Coordinator of the Centre of Excellence in Public Policy and Governance under the RUSA project from July 25, 2019.
    3 Asst. Coordinator of International Office, Utkal University from January 2018.
    4 Asst. Suptd. of Ladies Hostel -IV of Utkal University from July 2017.
    5 Associate Course Coordinator, PG Diploma in Communication for Development, Rural Campus, Utkal University from September, 2019.
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 Organized a National Seminar on “Diversities of Social Exclusion in India: Past and present” as the Seminar Coordinator and also presented a paper titled ‘Sexual Contract or Alienated Labour? An Ethical Study of Surrogacy as Social Exclusion’ in the above-mentioned seminar organized by the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Utkal University on 30-31st March, 2019.
    2 Organized Utkal University sponsored National Seminar on ‘Gandhi Today’ as the Organsing Secretary on 30th January, 2018 at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
    3 Organised a UGC sponsored two days skill based workshop on “Reinvigorating the Social Science Studies and Research: Exploring Career Options for Young Scholars” in the P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University on 17-18 March, 2017 as the workshop coordinator.
1 Participated in a Refresher course on the subject “Understanding Tribes in the Neo-Liberal Era” organized by UGC HRD Centre, Utkal University from 3rd December to 23rd December, 2018 and obtained Grade-A.
2 Participated in the UGC Sponsored Orientation Course on the theme ‘Capacity Building in Higher Education’ at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Utkal University from 18th August 2017 to 14th September 2017.