Central University of Kerala

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Dr. M. R. Biju- Professor 
Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies
School of Social Sciences,
Central University of Kerala
Tel Ph:04672 – 232423  
Mob: +91 98474 32062 / +91 82810 32062
Email Official:[email protected]
        Personal: [email protected]
Other Designations: Dean - School of Legal Studies & Head of the Department
Specialization: Decentralisation, Rural Development& Governance
Course Offered:  MA & PhD
Brief Profile: Prof. (Dr.) M.R. Biju, (B.1965), is one of the widely cited writers in the field of Social Sciences with 161 citations and H-index of 6 and i10 index of 3. He is the Editor of South Asian Journal of Socio-

Political Studies (SAJOSPS) and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Political Science (IJOPS) is a prolific writer on socio-political and developmental issues. He has published Thirty (30) Books (Three Volumes are in Press, Concept, New Delhi) One Hundred and Seventy Five (175) research papers, Twenty-Three (23) book chapters, and has reviewed over nine hundred books for South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies.

His research papers have appeared in the journals of global repute viz. Economic and Political Weekly, Mainstream, The Atlantic Journal of World Affairs, International Journal of Commerce, South Asia Politics, The Indian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Political Studies, The Indian Journal of Political Studies, South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies, International Journal for Research and Business Innovation, Indian Journal of Current Research (Quarterly International), Grassroots Governance Journal, Punjab Journal of Politics, Meerut Journal of Politics and Public Administration, Journal of the Institute for the Study of Developing Areas, Kurukshetra, Yojana, Social Science in Perspective etc. Some of these have been abstracted in the International Political Science Abstracts, Paris.

His teaching and research experience, spanning more than 26 years, includes several achievements such as completion of three major research projects funded by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India and University Grants Commission, New Delhi and the post-doctoral fellowship awarded by the UGC for three years from 2004 to 2007. He has also successfully guided doctoral students of the University of Kerala . Currently half a dozen students are pursuing their doctoral research under him .

He is consistently making professional academic contributions in the capacity of an Associate Board member of Economics and Management, a prestigious journal published by the Technical University of Liberce, Czech Republic; as the Director and Member Secretary of the Asian Institute of Development Research (AIDR); and as a life Member of several Academic and Professional Bodies. He is also serving on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Business and Innovation, Administration. He is a Member of the PG Board of Studies Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Kerala.

Dr. Biju obtained his Ph.D. on Democratic Decentralisation in Kerala in 1991 and started his career in the Institute of Social-Sciences, New Delhi in a research project on the Present Status and Future Prospects of Democratic Decentralisation in India. In 1994 he joined as a faculty under Sree Narayana Trusts. Dr. Biju worked as Lecturer at Sree Narayana College, Cherthala from 1994 to 1998. From 1998 to 2017 he worked at the Post Graduate and Research Department of Political Science, Sree Narayana College, Kollam. In 2003 he was promoted as Reader and in 2006 as Associate Professor.

On 6th of March 2017 he joined as Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations and Politics of Central University of Kerala and on 29th March 2017 he has been appointed as Head, Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies. He has been promoted as Professor w.e.f 6.3.2017. He has successfully completed the full term of three years as Dean, School of Social Sciences and currently serving as Dean, School of Legal Studies of CUK.

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