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Central University of Kerala Schools Cultural Studies Mahathma Ayyankali Centre for Kerala Studies Profile of Director
Director-Mahatma Ayyankali Centre for Kerala Studies

Dr.K Jayaprasad
Name : Dr. K. Jayaprasad
Positions : Associate Professor
Department of International Relations
School of Global Studies
Central University of Kerala
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Email Address : [email protected]
Address : Central University of Kerala,
Thejeswini Hills, Periye (P.O) Kasargod,
Brief Profile : Dr. K. Jayaprasad is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Central University of Kerala. He is also acting as the Finance Office of Central University of Kerala and is the first Director of Mahatma Ayyankali Centre for Kerala Studies.

Having a brilliant academic record, Dr. K. Jayaprasad took his Masters and Doctoral Degree in Political Science, from University of Kerala. He started off as a UGC Research Associate in the Department of Politics, University of Kerala in 1991 and served as the Head of the Department of Politics, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala and has also been a Reader and Associate Professor at Sree Narayana College, Kollam. With an academic career of 25 years, he has remarkable experience in the discipline of Politics and International Relations and is a recognised research guide. With five books authored, chapters in thirteen edited volumes, both in English and Malayalam and over 60 research articles, his contribution to the area of research is distinguishable. He is a popular figure in media, a columnist and an active participant of various debates on AIR and Televisions. His publications in various newspapers and journals would count up to a number of more than 400. He is also the editor of the Research Journal ‘Pragathy’ and his publications include areas related to Education, International Politics, Human Rights, State Politics and Electoral Politics. He is a life member of various professional bodies like All India Political Science Association, Treasurer of Association of Political Scientists - Kerala and is the Vice President of Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram since 2013, where he served as General Secretary, thrice,  from 2004-2013. He was also part of the Governing Body of State Resource Centre, Kerala. He served as a member of the Board of Studies (PG), Political Science, University of Kerala; MG University, Kottayam; is part of the Academic Council of Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram and advisory councils of various bodies. He is a member, expert and chairman in various examination boards of many universities.


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Central University of Kerala Schools Cultural Studies Mahathma Ayyankali Centre for Kerala Studies Profile of Director