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Faculty Profile

MALIK, Aruna Kumar Dr
Ph.D. (Political Science), PGDHR, M.Phil., M.A., UGCNET
Assistant Professor of Political Science

CONTACT

Email : amalik@gnlu.ac.in

Phone : (+91) - +91 -79-23276611/12

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Fax : (+91) - 91 -79-23276611

Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • 7 Years

Research Experience

  • 11 years

Area of Research/Interest

Areas of General Interest

  • International Relations, Public Policy

New Course(s) Designed/Introduced

  • Master of Arts in Public Policy, Law and Governance
  • Course on Public Policy, Administration and Governance (for UG programme)
  • Certificate Course on Security and Strategic Studies

Publication

Books

  • Political Thought and Themes: A Reader, Co-authored by William Numes and Ravi Saxena Published by Global e-Text, New Delhi, 2019 (ISBN: 978-81-939495-4-2)
  • Political Science-I, Co-authored by William Nunes and Ravi Saxena published by LexisNexis, ISBN: 978-93-5143-702-4, New Delhi-2016.
  • Human Rights Standard for Right to Health, Published by Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd., ISBN-978-81-8069-854-5, New Delhi, 2012.

Book Chapters

  • “Revisiting maritime security in the Indian Ocean: A Note on Current Scenario, Indian Ocean and Maritime Security: Competition, Cooperation and Threat” edited by Bimal N. Patel, Aruna Kumar Malik and William Nunes, published by Routledge India, ISBN- 9781138697027, Routledge India, 2017
  • “Participatory process to implement BRGF: Critical Analysis of Institutional arrangements, Flagship Programmes: Impact, Problems and Challenges Ahead,” ISBN 9789332703711, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 305-315, 2017 
  • “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: Beijing Conference 1995”, (Study Material for Distance Education), Vikas Publication House, Noida, UP, 2013 
  • “Universalistic Approach to Human Rights and Third World Perspectives”: (Study Material for Distance Education), Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati, ISBN 978-93-2596567-6, Vikas Publishing House Pvt., 2013
  • “Integrated Maritime Defense Policy and Strategy of India: Some Critical Ideas for Preparing a Blue-Print for India”, Joint paper by  Bimal N. Patel, Aruna Kumar Malik, Soumya Priyadarshinee and Udita Kanwar, Eastern Book Company, New Delhi, 2012
  • “Women and Budgeting”, Centre for Women Studies, (Study Material for Distance Education), IGNOU, New Delhi, 2012
  • Socio-economic Consequence of HIV/AIDS Patient in India: A Study of Coastal Districts in Orissa, Issues Related to Planning Sustainable Livelihood Settlement for HIV/AIDS affected People in Rural Areas Edited by S.K. Bhanj and R. Chennadurai, Published by National Rural Development, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, Hyderabad, 2008, ISBN: 81-85542-89-9

Journal Articles

  • “Health Sector Governance and Reforms in India”, Liberal Studies , ISSN -24559857, Vol. 2, Issue 2, July-December 2017, Pp. 221-240
  • “International Security Concern: With reference to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor”, Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR) Journal of International Relations, ISSN: 2348-7496, Volume: 4 Issue 2, July-December, 2017, Pp.1-9 
  • “Health Rights from Human Rights Perspective”, Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ISSN: 2250-1665) Vol.VII, Issue X, October 2017 Pp.65-74
  • “Issues of Justiciability and Inequality: Rethinking of Human Rights with Special Reference to Right to Health”, Indian Journal of Political Science Vol. LXXI, No. 4, Oct-Dec., 2010
  • “Human Rights: Theoretical Prospective of Right to Health”, Orissa Political Science Journal, Vol. 4, Numbers 1&2 July-Dec-2010
  • “Right to Health”, ‘Indian Journal of Human Rights’, Vol. 8, Numbers 1&2, Jan-Dec. 2004.

Books Edited

  • Indian Ocean and Maritime Security Competition, cooperation and threat Edited by Bimal N. Patel, Aruna Kumar Malik, William Nunes, published by Routledge India, ISBN- 978-1-138-74389-2, Routledge India, 2017
  • Indo-USA Relations: With Special Reference to Post Obama Visit, Published by Shreevallabh Printers, ISBN- 978-81-910389-4-1, Ahmedabad, 2012

Books Reviewed

  • Red and Green: Five Decades of the Indian Maoist Movement (Kolkata, Setu Prakashani, 2015, Pages: viii+498, Rs. 950.00), Liberal Studies, ISSN -24559857, Vol. 1, No. 1, January-June 2016.
Conference / Seminar / Workshop

Paper Presentation  


Conferences

  • Presented a paper entitled  “Advancing Environmental Justice: Lessons from the Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper Case in Tamil Nadu, India”, at International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), on Sustainability and the Land Ethic in the Anthropocene: A Thinking Community’ Explores Critical Issues in Leopold’s Backyard, organised by University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, from 2-7 June 2019.
  • Presented a paper entitled  “Struggle for Environmental Justice: Lessons from the Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper Case in Tamil Nadu, India”, at Annual Meeting of Canadian Association of Geographers on “Geographies of Resistance” organised by University of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, from 27-31 May 2019.
  • Presented a paper on “Need for Security and Strategic Culture” in the Trilateral Winter Law School: National Security and Defence Laws and Practices- France, Germany and India organized by the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with University Paris Naterre, Paris and University of Postsdam, Germany and sponsored by Deutsch-Franzosische Hochschule-Universite Franco-Allemande and National Security Council at the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (Gujarat), India, from 13 to 16 February 2018.
  • Presented a paper on “E-Governance: A Diffusion Model’ in the Third International Conference on “Gujarat Model of Governance: Lessons & Future Scope” ICGS-2015 organised by Centre for Governance Systems, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad, in Collaboration with Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming, China 25-26 April, 2015 
  • Presented a paper on “Fishery Governance in Transition: A Comparative Analysis’ at the TBTI-CESS-ISAM International Conference on Small Scale Fisheries Governance: Development for Wellbeing and Sustainability Organised by Centre for Economic and Social Studies, 10-13 December, 2013.
  • Participated in the International Conference on “Global Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy Conference 2011”, Organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, on 26th and 27th December 2011
  • Nominated as the Faculty Member of the Global Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy Conference 2011 organizing secretariat, Organised by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, on 26th and 27th December 2011  
  • Participated in the “International Conference on Water Policy in South Asia”, at Colombo, Organized by SaciWaters, Colombo, Sri Lanka. dated on 15-20 December 2008
  • A Paper Presented in the International Conference on (South Asia Education) which held at Osaka, Japan, during Oct.2009

Seminars

  • Presented a paper on “Rohingya Issue of Great Magnitude, State has Big Role” at Faculty Seminar Series, Gujarat National Law University, 27 October 2017.
  • Presented a paper on “Relevance of Ambedkar: Social Movements in India”, in the National Seminar on 'The Contemporary Relevance of Social and Political Thought of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar' Organised by Mahatma Gandhi Labour institute, Ahmedabad, 19-20 March, 2016.
  • Presented a paper on “Analysis of energy security in India”, in the national seminar on ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Knowledge’ Organised by the School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, 20th – 21st, 2015.
  • Presented a paper on “Emerging Models in Citizen-Centric Administration”, in the 2nd national seminar on ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Knowledge’ Organised by School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, 3-4 April, 2014.
  • Presented a paper on “Revitalization of Social Movements in Odisha”, in the national seminar on ‘Post-Independence Odisha Politics: Problems and Prospects’ Organised by P.G. Department of Social Science, Fakir Mohan University, Vyasa Vihar, Nuapadhi, Balasore, 27-28 January, 2013.
  • Presented a paper on “Development Paradigm: Myth or Reality”, national seminar on ‘social development in Gujarat and India: Retrospect and Prospect’ in 20th Conference of Gujarat Sociological Society, Sponsored by ICSSR-WRC, Mumbai and Organised by School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, 19-20 January 2013.
  • Presented a paper on “What Makes Panchayati Raj Institutions Accountable”, Indian Political Science Association, 54th All India Conference on “Emerging Nature of Indian Politics” Organized by Department of Public Administration, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, December 28-30, 2011. 
  • Presented a paper on “Protecting Human Rights in Democracy: What Role For the Courts”, National Seminar on “State, Democracy and Citizenship Issues and Challenges” being Organized by Department of Sociology, University of Pune, UGC (ASHISS Programme) 14th & 15th March 2011.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Political Access to health and education: A case of Odisha’, National Seminar on “Growing Urbanization-Basic Amenities: Challenges & Strategies” being organized by the Department of Population Studies & Social Work, S.V. University, Tirupati on February 24th & 25th 2011.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Political Assessment on Water Governance’, Organized by The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE), 5th Biennial Conference, University of Delhi Enclave, Delhi January 21-23, 2009
  • Presented a paper on ‘Changing Economic Opportunities for Dalit in the Era of Globalization’ in the National Seminar on “Social Exclusion, Poverty and Livelihood of marginalized groups in India- need for effective inclusive strategies” organized by Centre for study of social exclusion and inclusive policy, Mangalore University dated on 24th and 25th September 2008.  
  • Presented a paper in National Seminar on “Globalization and inclusive growth” organized by BIMTECH and NUEPA, Greater Noida, New Delhi. Paper title was “Issues of Justifiability and Inequality of Global Health: Rethinking of Human Rights with Special Reference to Right to Health”, May 2-4, 2008
  • Presented a paper in National Seminar on “State and Human Rights”, organized by Academic Staff College of India, UoH, 2005
  • Presented a paper in National Seminar on “Socio-economic consequence of HIV/AIDs patient in India”, organized by National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, 2006

Participation


Conferences

  • Participated in The Synergia Conclave 2017 - Security 360 on the 17, 18 & 19th of November- 2017 at Taj West End, Bangalore. 
  • Transforming India through Strengthening PRIs by Continuous Training & Enablement – One Day Workshop for Orientation of “Master Assessors” on Training Modules and Assessment Techniques – 6th October, 2017 at NIRD&PR, Hyderabad
  • Participated in the Special Lecture on “Issues of Harmonization of Laws on International Trade from the Perspective of UNCITRAL: The Past and the Current Work” organized by Gujarat National Law University, on 11th November 2016, as part of collaboration with UNCITRAL (Regional Centre for Asia and Pacific, International Trade Law Division, Incheon, Republic of Korea), towards the celebration of 2016 UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Day.
  • Participated in the 18th National Conference on “E-governance” Organised by Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DAR&PG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India and Department of Science and Technology, Government of Gujarat, held at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, on 30th & 31st January 2015.
  • Participated in the workshop on “Role of Legal Stakeholders in Strengthening and the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act with Special Focus on ABS Provisions” Organised by Gujarat National Law University through the National Project on Access and Benefit Sharing under the United Nation Environment Programme- Global Environment Facility-Ministry of Environment & Forests [UNEP-GEF-MoEF] Project with the cooperation of National Biodiversity Authority and in partnership with Gujarat Biodiversity Board held on 27th September 2014.
  • Participated in the Half Day Table Conference on “Addressing Child Malnutrition Issues in India: A Need of the Hour” Organised by Centre for Food Security and Agro Economy, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 28th July 2012
  • Participated “5th All Gujarat Law Teachers’ Training Programme” jointly organized by Commissionerate of Higher Education, Education Department, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 19th November 2011
  • Participated in the first national seminar on International Relations “Shifting Sands: India in the Changing Global Order”, organized by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, 22nd and 23rd October 2011
  • Participated in the National Conference on “Surrogacy: Issues and Challenges”, organized by Centre for Private International Law at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 9th October 2011
  • Participated “4th All Gujarat Law Teachers’ Training Programme” jointly organized by Commissionerate of Higher Education, Education Department, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 3rd September 2011
  • Participated and Presented a paper on “Protecting Peoples’ Health: An Assessment of Indo-US Cooperation” Seminar on Indo-US Relations: Nine Months Post President Obama Visit, organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, and Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, 21st August 2011
  • Participated “3rd All Gujarat Law Teachers’ Training Programme” jointly organized by Commissionerate of Higher Education, Education Department, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar and Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 19th August, 2011
  • Attended two day workshop ‘Studying Politics versus Doing Politics’, Organized by Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, 5th & 6th April 2010
  • Attended a Symposium on ‘Right to Free and Compulsory Education’ Organized by Centre for Human Rights and Political Science, University of Hyderabad, 24th March 2010  
  • Attended a national seminar on ‘Exclusionary Perspectives for Muslims & Marginalized Groups’, Organized by Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, 22nd -24th February 2010
  • Attended a national seminar on ‘Human Rights in India: Dalits and Minorities’, Organized by Centre for Human Rights, University of Hyderabad 20th -21st February 2010
  • Participated in the national workshop on “Implementation of Right to Information Act: Issues and Trends” at the Department of Political Science, University of Hyderabad, August 11th – 12th, 2009


Seminar

  • Presented a Paper on "Advancing Environmental Justice: A case Study" One Day Authors Workshop on “Environmental Justice”, organised by the Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with The University of Winnipeg, Canada and Canadian Mennonite University, Canada, 14 March, 2019.
  • Presented a paper entitled  "Advancing Environmental Justice: Lessons from the Thoothukudi Sterlite Copper Case in Tamil Nadu", India at International Symposium on “Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development Goals: Balancing Economy and Environment for Inclusive and Equitable Growth”, organised by the Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with The University of Winnipeg, Canada and Canadian Mennonite University, Canada, from 15-16 March, 2019.
Capacity Building Training Programmes

Organised


Training Programmes

  • Faculty Convenor of Two Day International Symposium on “Environmental Justice and Sustainable Developments Goals: Balancing Economy and Environment for Inclusive and Equitable Growth”, organised by the Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with The University of Winnipeg, Canada and Canadian Mennonite University, Canada, from 15-16 March, 2019.
  • Faculty Convenor of One Day Authors Workshop on “Environmental Justice”, organised by the Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with The University of Winnipeg, Canada and Canadian Mennonite University, Canada, 14 March, 2019.
  • Faculty Convenor of Two Day International Conference on  "Identity and the Politics of Security, Sovereignty and the Challenges of World Politics”, organised by the GNLU- Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies in collaborative partnership with The Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR), Kolkata and Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA),  on 15 and 16 September, 2018.
  • Coordinator and resource person in the training programme on “Security and Strategic Studies” organized at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 15th - 17th September 2017.
  • Conduct and coordinated a credit course on ‘Intelligence and National Security’ at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 8th – 10th September 2017.
  • Co-coordinator to organize Ambassador Lecture Series—His Excellency Ambassador (Retd.) Mr. Rengaraj Viswanathan Former Ambassador of India to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay On ' Latin America and Indian Foreign Policy' The Lecture Series was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, 13 July 2017.]
  • Organized a two-day National Seminar on “UN @ 70: Urgent Need for Reforms to Retain Vitality and Relevance in the Ever Changing World,” Organized by Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 19th & 20th February 2016.
  • Organized an International Conference on “India’s Foreign Relations - Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean: Strengthening the Political, Economic, Security and Cultural Prospects” Organizing by Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar in collaboration with Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, 12th & 13th  September 2014.
  • Refresher Courses
  • Orientation Programmes
  • Faculty Development Programmes
  • Short-Term Courses

Participated


Refresher Courses

  • Participated in the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Social Sciences (Political Science), conducted by Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) [formerly, Academic Staff College], Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, from 18th November 2015 to 8th December, 2015.

Orientation Programmes

  • Participated in the 14th UGC Orientation Course, organized by UGC-ASC Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, from 4th April 2012 to 1st May 2012.
  • Participated in the Orientation Course in Social Science Research, sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi organized by Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad, from 13th – 17th January 2014.

Faculty Development Programmes

  • Participated in the Faculty Development Programme, sponsored and organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, from 16th – 21st May 2016.
  • Participated & Co-convener in the Faculty Development Programme, sponsored and organized by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, from 2nd – 7th November 2015.
Honours / Awards
  • Director, GNLU-Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies.
  • Currently working as Visiting Faculty at The Winnipeg University, Canada under Queen Elizabeth-II Diamond Jubilee International Scholars Programme from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019.
Other Accomplishments
  • Technical Session Chaired/Co-Chaired