PURUSHOTHAMAN D. Associate Professor

Profile Picture

  • UMISARC - Centre for South Asian Studies
  • School of Social Sciences & International Studies
  • purushothaman.sas@gmail.com

Academic Activity

Academic Activity Picture1

Academic Activity Picture2

Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D Political Science-"Indo -US Relations during Clinton Administration:From Estrangement to Engagement" Pondicherry University 2005
2 M.Phil. Defence & Strategic Studies University of Madras 2000
3 M.A. Politics & International Relations Pondicherry University 1999
4 B.A. Defence & Strategic Studies University of Madras 1997

Area of Specializaion

Culture and Security issues in South Asia/ Indo-Nepal Relations / Climatic Changes in South Asia

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Lecturer-UGC Contractual Appointment Centre for South & South East Asian Studies University of Madras
2 Lecturer Political Science Government Arts College, Ponneri, Tamil Nadu
3 Lecturer Centre for South Asian Studies Pondicherry University
4 Associate Professor & Head Centre for South Asian Studies Pondicherry University

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Assistant Professor Centre for South Asian Studies Pondicherry University Indian Parliament & Foreign Policy
2 Assistant Professor Centre for South Asian Studies Pondicherry University Scheduled Caste Education in Puducherry

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 “Parental Involvement in Education of Children : A Comparison Across Scheduled and Non-Scheduled Caste Households in Puducherry” D.Purushothaman Social Science Perspectives, Kerala-Thiruvanthapuram, vol.11, April-June , pp.107-126 , ISSN 0975-5497) 2019 2.6
2 “The 2016 Electoral Verdict Elections in Puducherry” D.Purushothaman Social Science Perspectives, Kerala-Thiruvanthapuram vol.8, July-September & October-December, pp.358-366, ISSN 0975-5497) 2016 2.6
3 “Socio- Cultural factors in India and Nepal Relations: An Overview”, D.Purushothaman South Asian Affairs, A Journal of the Centre for SAARC Studies, Andhra University, Visakapattanam, vol.8, n0.1&2 January-December, ISSN-0974-1860. 2015 3
4 “Nuclear Disarmament in 21st Century : The Relevance of Nehruvian Approach” D.Purushothaman Kashi Journal of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, vol.3, no.2, December 2013 –May(ISSN 2249-037x). 2014 2.6
5 “Nepal from Monarchy to Democracy: Challenges and Prospects”, D.Purushothaman South Asian Studies, Jaipur-University of Rajasthan Publisher, vol.47, no.1, January-June, .( ISSN 0038-285-I) 2012 3
6 “Corruption in South Asia: With Special Reference to India” D.Purushothaman Holistic Thought, Kollam, Kerala, ISSN 0975-363 X). vol.11, no.1 & 2, January-December, ISSN 0975-363 X).ISSN 0975-363 X). 2012 2.6
7 “Puducherry Elections : An Assessment” D.Purushothaman Social Science Perspectives, Kerala-Thiruvanthapuram Dec-January (ISSN 0975-5497) 2012 2.5

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Journal Name Volume, Issue & Page Nos. Year Impact Factor
1 “State, Nationality and Political Elites: The Politics of nationalism in Myanmar”, Mr.Abuyusuf & Dr.D.Purushothaman Bangladesh Institute of International & Strategic Studies(BISS), Bangladesh-Dhaka, vol.40, No-3, , pp.227-248. (ISSN 10109536). 2019 2.5

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

S.No Title Name of the Authors as per the order in Paper Details of Conference Publication Page Nos. Year
1 “India-Nepal Relations : Focus on Labour Migration” D.Purushothaman & Samapti Das Mohapatra India in the New World Order, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, (ISBN 978-81-269-3037-1) pp. 278-288. 2019
2 "River Water Agreements between India and Nepal: A Journey from Confrontation to co-operation” D.Purushothaman India-Nepal Relations: Issues in Cooperation and Consolidation, G.B. Books Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, (ISBN 978-93-83930-67-8) pp.238-254. 2017
3 “River Water Sharing between India and Nepal: Implications of Climate Change” D.Purushothaman Water Resources Cooperation between India and Nepal, KW Publishers, New Delhi, .( ISBN 978-93-83649-87-7) pp.143-155, 2016
4 15) “India’s Look East Policy with Special Reference to BIMSTEC” D.Purushothaman Towards an Enduring India-ASEAN Partnership: Imperatives for the third Decade, Published by Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Madras, (ISBN:978-93-83 2013
5 “Impact of Globalisation on Women Workers in India” D.Purushothaman Guru Nanak Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Chennai, Guru Nanak College Publisher, (ISSN:2277-1409) vol.2, no.1, Ja 2013
6 “Indo-Canadian Approach to Cosmopolitanism in the Era of Globalisation”, D.Purushothaman Canadian Studies in India, New Delhi,Arise Publishers & Distributors, (ISBN:978-93-81 2012
7 “Confidence Building Measures in South Asia: A Special Reference to India and Pakistan” D.Purushothaman Good Governance and Sustainable Development, Political Science and Public Administration Wing, DDE, Annamalai ,University, TN ( ISBN:978-93-8 2012

Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Indo-US Relations from Estrangement to Engagement D.Purushothaman Kaveri Publisher, New Delhi 2017 978-81-7479-197-9

Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 23) “India-Nepal Relations : Focus on Labour Migration” D.Purushothaman, Dr.Samapati Doss India in the New World Order, Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi 2019 ISBN 978-81-269-3037-1
2 “Continuity and Changes in India’s Foreign Policy: A Case of India’s 123 Agreement with US” B.Mohanan Pillai, India’s Foreign Policy: Continuity and Changes New Century Publications 2010 ISBN: 978-81-7708-243-2

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Scheduled Caste Education in Puducherry : Attainment and Challenges” ICSSR, New Delhi -Commissioned Project 2012-2015 Rs.13,25, 000 2015
2 Parliament in the Making of India’s Foreign Policy: A Case of India’s US Policy since the 1990’s” UGC-Major Research Project, New Delhi 2011-2014 Rs. 3,84,500 2014

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

S.No Name of the Programme/Scheme Date of Implementation No. of Students Enrolled Agencies Involved

Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2020 M.A. 5 UMISARC,Centre for South Asian Studies
2 2018 M.A. 4 UMISARC, Centre for South Asian Studies
3 2017 M.A. 5 UMISARC, Centre for South Asian Studies
4 2016 M.A. 3 UMISARC, Centre for South Asian Studies
5 2015 M.A. 1 UMISARC, Centre for South Asian Studies
6 2014 M.A. 2 UMISARC, Centre for South Asian Studies
7 2013 M.A. 3 UMISARC, Centre for South Asian Studies
8 2012 M.A. 3 UMISARC, Centre for South Asian Studies
9 2011 M.A. 1 UMISARC, Centre for South Asian Studies

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 Samapti Das Mohapatra 19-07-2013 R33271 Social status of nepali women migrants in India : with special Reference to Domestic Workers in South Delhi YES 21-12-2017 YES 18-09-2019
2 D.Sendhilkumar 17-08-2011 R26009 India’s Role in Afghanistan Reconstruction Policy Since 2001-2010: A Critical Study YES 16-09-2016 YES 05-07-2017
3 Layaslalu M 13-09-2011 R27608 A Critical Study of Non-military Confidence Building Measures betweenIndia and Pakistan during NDA-I (1999-2004) and UPA-I (2004-2009) Regims YES 13-07-2018 YES 23-04-2019
4 Ramakanta Mallik 09-09-2011 R27180 indo-US Relations During George Walker Bush Administration YES 03-03-2018 YES 20-03-2020

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

S.No Scholar Name Designation Funding Agency Fellowship Title Year of Joining Year of Completion
1 Dr. Sumith Kumar Post-Doctoral Fellowship ICSSR The US, India & the Free & Open Indo-Pacific Startegy: Imperative, Challenges & Propspects 23-12-2019 23-12-2021

Financial assistance availed to attend conferences / workshops and to pay membership fee
of professional bodies during the year

S.No Conference/ workshop attended for which financial support provided Professional body for which membership fee is provided Amount of Support Place From Date To Date Year

E-Lecture Details

S.No E-Lecture Title Development of e-content/e-learning/delivering Member of Editorial Bodies Reviewer/Referee of
Content/Module Title Institution/Platform Year Weblink

Details of Online Education Conducted

S.No Nature of Online Course No. of Sessions Target Group Date

Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 India and South Asia Special lecture -Workshop Dept.of.Political Science & Development Administration, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram National 22-01-2020 22-01-2020 2020
2 India and South Asia”, Special lecture Department of Political science & Development Administration, Gandhigram rural Institute, Gandhigram University level 22-01-2020 22-01-2020 2020
3 Climate Change and Transboundary River: A Study on Indus River Basin Issues RElating to Transboundary River Water Sharing in South Asia UMISARC & Centre for South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University International Seminar 20-02-2020 21-02-2020 2020
4 India and Nepal Relations during Covid 19 : Oppurtunities and Challenges National Security Imperatives vis-a-vis Corona Ramifications Dept.of.Defence & Startegic Studies and Research Centre, Guru Nanak College(Autonomous), Chennai National Webinar 15-07-2020 16-07-2020 2020
5 India and South Asia”, Special lecture Dept. of. Political science,Cuddalore Govt.arts College College level 03-09-2018 03-09-2019 2019
6 “Climate Change and Migration in ASEAN Region : A Study” India’s Migrants to South East Asia : Issues and Concerns, Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Madras, Chennai-5 National Seminar 15-02-2019 15-02-2019 2019
7 “Issues in Transgender Community : A Study” “Emerging Trends & Issues in the Status of Transgender Community” Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, International Seminar 23-08-2018 25-08-2018 2018
8 “India and Nepal Relations : Problems and Consequences” Neighbourhood First Policy: Accomplishments and Imperatives Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, University of Madras, Chennai-5 National Seminar 10-03-2017 10-03-2017 2017
9 “Status of Women in Indian Society during Pre-independence Era” New Feminist Writings : Emancipation to Representation Department of English, Pondicherry University International Seminar 16-03-2017 17-03-2017 2017
10 “SAARC & Climate Change : A Solution from Vedic Perspectives” Three Decades of SAARC : A Critical Appraisal UGC Centre for SAARC Studies, Andhara University, Visakhapatnam International Seminar 30-04-2017 01-05-2017 2017
11 , “Statelessness and Refugee influx in South Asia with special reference to Sri Lankan Refugees” Statelessness and citizenship Centre for statelessness and Refugee studies, school of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, t International Conference 29-11-2017 30-11-2017 2017
12 “Global Warming and its Impact on Indian Coastal Security: A Study” Coastal Security Challenges and Response by PG Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Voorhees College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu Regional Seminar 09-10-2017 09-10-2017 2017
13 Research Publication and Anti-Plagiarism Work Shop for Newly Recruited Faculty Dept.of.English & Foreign Languag, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadues in Association with C National 14-09-2017 14-09-2018 2017
14 Research Publication and Anti-Plagiarism Workshop for Young Faculty Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu National 14-10-2017 14-10-2017 2017
15 , “Climate Change and Himalayan River water System: A special Reference to Nepal” Environmental Security and Sustainable Development in South Asia UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation, UGC Centre for South Asian Stud International Seminar 19-10-2016 21-10-2016 2016
16 “Gender Inequality in South Asia: Problems and Prospects”, “Natural Disaster and Women: A Gendered Perspective” Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University National Conference 06-10-2016 07-10-2016 2016
17 “Gender Inequality in India: A Study” “Violence Against Women : Unearthing Strategies to Combat” Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu National Seminar 30-09-2016 01-10-2016 2016
18 “SAARC and Climate Change : Visualise the Future” Human security in South Asia : Emerging Trends and Challenges UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation, UGC Centre for South Asian Stud International Workshop 16-03-2016 18-03-2016 2016
19 “Indian Culture and Impact on South Asian Society : A Study” Multicultural India : Inclusiveness and New Humanities Department of English, University of Pondicherry and University of Madras, Chennai, International Seminar 22-02-2016 23-02-2016 2016
20 “India’s Nuclear Policy under NDA-I and II : Continuity and Changes” Nuclear Energy, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament : Policy Options for the NDA Government VPN, Centre for International Studies, Mumbai, National Seminar 29-03-2016 31-03-2016 2016
21 “Ancient Indian Tradition as a Solution for Global Warming : A Study” 56th All India Political Science Conference on Re-inventing Politics in India Department of Political science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP National Conference 25-10-2015 27-10-2015 2015
22 “Socio-Cultural Links in India and Nepal Relations: An Assessment” Neighbourhood Initiatives of the Modi Government: Challenges and Road Ahead UGC Centre for Southern Asia Studies, Pondicherry University National Seminar 20-04-2015 22-04-2015 2015
23 “Cultural Influence on Corruption: An Analytical Study” Financial Administration in India : Emerging Issues and Challenges Department of Public Administration, Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, Chennai- National Seminar 19-12-2014 19-12-2014 2014
24 “Management of Maritime Environment between India and Sri lanka over Issues of Global Warming-A St Maritime Security: Unlocking India’s Great Power Partnerships association of Asia Scholars and Southern Asia Studies, Pondicherry University, International Relations Conference 2014 08-12-2014 10-12-2014 2014
25 “Thiruvalluvar Contribution to Development of Diplomacy: An Analysis” The Relevance of Thirukural in the Era of Globalization Department of Politics & International Studies and Subramania Bharathi School of Tamil, Pondicherry National Seminar 20-03-2014 22-03-2014 2014
26 Refugees Rights as Human Rights from South Asian Perspective a Special Address for Prelude IPSA Conference Periyar Arts College, Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, National 01-08-2014 01-08-2014 2014
27 Youth Culture in South Asian States: An Appraisal Special Lecture Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Chennai International 19-09-2013 21-09-2013 2013
28 “Role of Parliament in the Making of India’s Foreign Policy : A Case of US Policy Towards Kashmi Parliamentary Democracy and Good Governance in India Institute of Parliamentary Affairs & Sree Narayana College, Kollam, Kerala, National Seminar 17-01-2013 18-01-2013 2013
29 “River Water Sharing in South Asia : A Boon for Peace and Devlelopment” Greater Connectivity and Regional Integration in South Asia, UMISARC, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India International Conference 14-02-2013 16-02-2013 2013
30 “India’s Look East Policy with special Reference to BIMSTEC” Towards an Enduring India-ASEAN Partnership: Imperatives for the Third Decade, Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Madras, Chennai National Seminar 08-03-2013 09-03-2013 2013
31 , “Internal Factors Leading to Bhutan’s Move Towards an Independent Foreign Policy: Implications Internal Transition in Southern Asia: Implications for India UGC, Centre for Southern Asia Studies, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry International Conference 11-03-2013 13-03-2013 2013
32 “Strategic Partnership : Reaching the Zenith: 2001-2008” Indo-US Cooperation ; A Defining Partnership of 21st Century Centre for Southern Asia Studies, Pondicherry University International Seminar 07-11-2013 08-11-2013 2013
33 “River Water Sharing between India and Nepal ; From Confrontation to cooperation” Re-imagining Global Orders :Perspectives from the South Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Annual International Studies Convention 2013 10-12-2013 12-12-2013 2013
34 “Impact of Globalisation on Indian Women: A Critical Evaluation” Empowerment of Women in the Era of Globalisation Centre for Women Studies-Pondicherry University, National Commission for Women and Indian Council National Seminar 14-12-2012 15-12-2012 2012
35 “Confidence Building Measures in South Asia: A Special Reference to India and Pakistan” “Good Governance and Sustainable Development” Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, International Conference 22-03-2012 23-03-2012 2012
36 “Environmental Ethics in Ancient India ; An Appraisal”, UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Health, Environment and Human Rights”, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu National Conference 28-02-2012 29-02-2012 2012
37 “India’s Strategic Engagement of Sri Lanka : Perspectives and Prospects” Sri Lanka after LTTE ; Implications for India”, Madanjeet Sing Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation, Pondicherry University, International Conference 16-02-2012 17-02-2012 2012
38 Status of International Studies in India Invited talks-Globalisation and International Relations-Impact on Humanities-National Seminar Sri Subbaraya & Narayana College, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh National 31-01-2012 31-01-2012 2012

Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Issues Relating to Transboundary River Water Sharing in South Asia South Asia Foundation, New Delhi UMISARC-Pondicherry University International Seminar 20-02-2020 21-02-2020 2020
2 South Asia in 2020 ; Towards a Greater Unity and Interdependence Madanjeet Sing Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation, Pondicherry University, 22nd , 23rd & 24th November, 2010 International (Local Secretary) 22-11-2010 23-11-2010 2010

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 School Board of Studies Member 2020
2 Centre for South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University Chairperson-Board of Studies 2019
3 Centre for South Asian Studies, Pondicherry University Member 2015
4 International Journal for South Asian Studies (IJSAS) Pondicherry University 2009
5 Association for Canadian Studies(Life Member) Canada 2006
6 South India American Studies Network (SIASN)(Life Member) US Consulate, Chennai 2001

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Centre Head, Centre for South Asian Studies Since 3/5/2019 (Three years) Heading the Centre
2 Centre Head, Unesco Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation Since 3/5/2019 (Three years) Heading the Institute

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

S.No Name of the Position (NSS, NCC, Warden etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites

Collaboration with Institution/Industry

S.No Collaborator Name Designation Institution/Industry Type Nature of Collaboration Period of Collaboration Visits to Collaborating
Institution / Industry
Details of Collaborative Research/Teaching
From Date To Date From Date To Date
1 D.Purushothaman Associate Professor The Asia Foundation, New Delhi NATIONAL Building Curriculum on Hydro Diplomacy 15-05-2020 28-07-2020 15-07-2020 28-07-2020 Building Curriculum for M.A. Programme on "Hydro Diplomacy"

Faculty Development Programme Attended (Orientation, Refresher, other Short Term Course during the year)

S.No Title of the FDP Organiser Venue Duration From Date To Date Year

Details of Executive Development Prog/Management Development Prog. conducted

S.No Name of the Programme No. of Participants Venue Duration From Date To Date Year Revenue Generated

Participation in IMPESS, IMPRINT, SPARC, STARS, LEAP Programme etc and DSF Funding Programme

S.No IMPRESS/IMPRINT/SPARC/STARS/LEAP/Others Place From Date To Date Year

Enrolment under ARPIT Programme

S.No Name of the Programme Period of the Programme
From Date To Date