Dr. Anil Kumar Mohapatra
Head, Political Science
Seminars and group discussions among the students on Coalition Politics, role of Civil Societies, Communalism in India, Evolution of Indian’s Foreign Policy and its Determinants, Role of women in Panchayati Raj, Globalisation, Sino-India Relations, Women and Human Rights etc were organised during 2012-13 session. The discussions were monitored by faculty members. The deliberation and views forwarded by the M.Phil students and students of different semesters were given in an abstract form.
The Conferences of the Indian Political Science Association, Odisha Political Science Association (2010), were organized by this department. The Department has conducted three Refresher Courses in Political Science during 1992-95. Recently a UGC-sponsored National Seminar was organized by this Department during 19th and 20th January 2013. The theme of the Seminar was “Indo-US Relations in the 21st Century”. Eminent Political Scientists from different parts of India like Prof. L.S. Rathore, Former Vice-Chancellor, J.N. Vyas University, Jodhpur, Prof. D.P. Singh, Former Member, UGC, Prof. K.M. Reddy, Former President, IPSA and Mr. William H. Avery, Former Diplomat, United States attended the Seminar. More than 60 participants attended the National Seminar to participate and deliberate on the theme of the Seminar.