Maynaguri College

Dr. Priyadarshini Ghosh

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science

Address for Correspondence

C/o : Mrs. Sulekha Ghosh, Mal North Colony
Ward No : X, P/.O.-Mal
Dist : Jalpaiguri, PIN: 735221,West Bengal

Educational Qualification
Name of the DegreeYear of PassingInstitutePercentage of Marks
Ph.D. (Awarded)2016School of International Studies, JNU, New DelhiNa
M. Phil.2010School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi6.62 (CGPA
NET in International and Area Studies2008NaNa
M.A in International Relations2006Jadavpur University, Kolkata67.33%
B.A (Hons.) in Political Science2004Jadavpur University, Kolkata60%
Specialization (if any): International Relations.

Areas of Interests: International Relations Theory, India’s Foreign Policy, Chinese Foreign Policy, Global Politics, Indian Politics.

Courses Taught
SemestersPapers Taught(under CBCS)Papers (under NEP)
FristCC1: Understanding Political ScienceMajor: Understanding Political Theory, SEC: Introduction to Legal Awareness ,MDC: Human Rights; Performing Arts
SecondCC3: Indian Govt. & PoliticsMajor: Fundamentals of the Constitution of India ,SEC: Legislative Procedures in India, MDC: International Relations
ThirdCC7: Nationalism in India; SEC: Public Opinion & Survey Research
FourthCC8: Introduction to International Relations SEC: Democratic & Legal Awareness
FifthCC11: Global Politics , DSE: International Organizations
SixthCC13: India’s Foreign Policy in a Globalized World DSE: India and her Neigh hours
Previous Employment details (if any)

• Assistant Editor, Foundation for National Security Research, New Delhi, January 2013 – January 2014.
• Research Assistant, Foundation for National Security Research, New Delhi, June 2011 – December 2012.

Academic Experiences: Assistant Professor since 2016 (experience: 7+ years).

Administrative Experiences

• Member, IQAC (2017-2021).
• Member IQAC (2021- till date).
• Convenor, Exam Committee (2021 till date).
• Convenor, Students’ Counseling Cell.
• Convenor, Eco Club.
• Nodal Officer, West Bengal Students’ Credit Card Scheme.
• Member, UG Council, University of North Bengal.
• Member, Board of Studies, Political Science, University of North Bengal.

Research Experiences
  • Ph.D. Supervisor – 1 registered student pursuing Ph.D. (2023) in the Department of Political Science, University of North Bengal.
Conferences/Seminars/Workshops attended
  1. Presented a paper titled From ‘Peaceful rise’ to ‘the Chinese Dream‘: decoding the implications of China’s changing narrative under Xi Jinping’, at a two-day International Seminar on ‘Geoeconomics and International Security: Interrogating Contemporary Trends and Manifestations’ organized by the Dept. of Political Science, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, 10-11 January 2023.
  2. Presented a paper titled ‘Nationalism in India: Excavating the ‘History from Below’ at ICSSR-ERC sponsored two-day International Seminar on ‘Strategies and Tactics of Indian Nationalist Movement: A Close look on a few lesser known events/heroes’ organized by Dept. Of Political Science, Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya, Siliguri, 22 March -23 March 2022.
  3. Presented a paper titled ‘Reading Political Relations through Migration: Locating footprints of power distribution among migrating tribes of the Hills’ in a ICHR sponsored two-day International Seminar on ‘Darjeeling: In Search of People’s History’, organized by Southfield College, Darjeeling, 5 Sep’-7 Sep’ 2019.
  4. Presented a paper titled ‘ Understanding Chinese ambitions in the South China Sea‘ in a International seminar on Literature, History, Politics & Philosophy, organized by Alipurduar College in collaboration with Alipurduar Mahila Mahavidyalaya & District Information & Cultural Office, Govt. of West Bengal, 21 Feb’- 23 Feb’ 2019.
  5. Presented a paper titled ‘Communicating Soft Power: India’s Battle for the Hearts and Minds’ in All India International and Area Studies Convention on ‘Ascending India: Reflections on the Regional and Global Dimensions’, organized by the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi held In Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 30 January – 1st February 2019.
  6. Presented a paper titled ‘Alternative Perspective on Globalism: Culture as Power’ in a two-day International seminar on ‘Environmentalism, Globalism & Morality’ organized by Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies & Academic Exchange, Elon, North Carolina, US in collaboration with Alipurduar College, Maynaguri College & CPBU, Coochbehar, West Bengal, 10 Jan’ -12 Jan’ 2018.
  7. Presented a paper titled ‘Battle for the Hearts and Minds: An Assessment of India’s Soft Power’ on a ICSSR & Ministry of External Affairs sponsored two-day National seminar on ‘Seventy Years of India’s Foreign Policy’ organized by the Jadavpur Association of International Relations in collaboration with Dept. of Political Science, Ramakrishna Vidyamandir, Belur, 2 Nov’ – 4 Nov’ 2017.
  8. Presented a paper titled ‘Post-politics and the Role of Soft Power’ on two-day International Seminar on ‘Contemporary Developments in Social and Basic Sciences in Times of Global Crisis, organized by Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya, Siliguri, West Bengal, 28 March – 29 March 2017.
  1. Participated in a seven-day Online Faculty Development Programme on ‘Empowerment in Online Teaching, Learning & Evaluation for Combating Covid-19 Pandemic situation’, organized by Cooch Behar College, approved by Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, 2 June – 8 June 2020.
  2. Attended a four Day National Webinar on ‘Steering HEIs in the wake of Covid-19: the way ahead for Academia’, organized by Vivekanand Education Society’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce (under University of Mumbai) in association with Vijnana Bharati, Mumbai, 9 June to 12 June 2020.
  3. Presented a paper titled ‘Post-COVID geopolitics: reshaping of the world order?’ in a two-day International Webinar on ‘Communicating Covid-19: Geopolitics of a Global Pandemic’, organized by Sree Chaitanya Mahavidyalaya, Habra, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal in collaboration with Domkal Girls’ College, Murshidabad, West Bengal, 30 June – 1 July 2020.
  4. Attended an International Webinar on ‘The rising Dragon and the Dancing Elephant: Sino-Indian conflict dynamics in South Asia in contemporary times’, organized by Department of Political science, Diamond Harbour Women’s University, 4 July, 2020.
  5. Attended a State level Webinar on ‘Administrative Affairs thrusting upon promotion of College Teachers/Librarians under CAS’, on, organized by Teachers’ Council & IQAC of City College (under University of Kolkata), 11 July, 2020.
  6. Attended a National Webinar on ‘Copyright Concerns and Challenges for Online Education’, organized by Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and VES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai, 15 July, 2020.
  7. Attended a National Webinar on ‘Institutional Methodology of Online Induction Programme and Issues related to it in recent Covid-19 situation in India’, organized by the Department of Geography, Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya, Siliguri, 22 July, 2020.
  8. Presented a paper titled ‘Politics of Pandemic: What the Future Holds for China’, in a two-day International Webinar on ‘Covid-19: Restructuring of Domestic and International Politics?’, organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Bankura, 27 July – 29 July 2020.
  1. ‘Aid Diplomacy in the times of the Pandemic: Analysing India’s strategies towards Africa’ in Papia Deb (ed.) The Silent Crisis over Social Security in the Pandemic Era, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2022, ISBN: 978-93-90692-38-5, p. 61-70.
  2. ‘The Road to Xinjiang: Understanding the Uyghur Ethnic Unrest in China’ in Bikash Ranjan Deb (ed.) Culture of Fear in World Politics: Origin and Ramifications, 2022, Levant Books, Kolkata, ISBN: 978-93-01741-32-7, p.168-175.
  3. ‘China’s use of Soft Power as a Strategic Tool in Foreign Policy: A Critical Estimate’ in The Calcutta Journal of Global Affairs (UGC CARE Listed), Volume: 5, No: 1, January 2021, ISSN: 2582-2241, pp.68-84.
  4. ‘Re-visiting the idea of Power through Nehru’s ideals of India’s Foreign Policy: A Theoretical Estimate’, in Journal of Politics, Dibrugarh University, Volume: XX, ISSN: 2277-5617, pp. 199-212.
  5. ‘A Critical Assessment of Soft Power in India’s Foreign Policy’ in Journal of Political Studies, University of North Bengal, Volume: 14, March-October 2018, ISSN: 2278-4039.
  6. ‘Pakistan’s National Security 2010’, co-authored with Valte, in India’s National Security Annual Review 2011, Routledge Taylor and Francis, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-0-415-54062-9.
  7. ‘The current thaw in Indo-Pak Relations’, in Jadavpur Journal of International Relations (currently published by SAGE), 2004-2005, Volume 9, Pragna Prakashani, Kolkata.
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