Prof.(Dr.)Arvind Kumar M.Phil., Ph.D.

Prof.(Dr.)Arvind Kumar M.Phil., Ph.D.

Professor and Head of the Department

Department of Geopolitics & International Relations

My Name is Prof.(Dr.)Arvind Kumar M.Phil., Ph.D., my profilePage is. I am aProfessor and Head of the Departmentin Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University.
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Arvind Kumar is Professor and Head, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, MAHE. Prof. Kumar is also the Director of China Study Centre, North East Studies Centre, Centre for Polish and Central European Studies.  

  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject
    :
    Understanding Geopolitics (Core Course)
    Subject code
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    GEO601
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    First semester
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    Research Methodology
    Subject code
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    GEO602
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    Second semester
    Subject
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    International and Regional Organisations
    Subject code
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    GEO611
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    First and Third semesters
    Subject
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    Indian National Security and Defence Management (Core Course)
    Subject code
    :
    GEO604
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    Second semester
    Subject
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    Geopolitics, Security and Environmental Change
    Subject code
    :
    GEO705
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    Third semester
    Subject
    :
    India and the US in the Emerging World
    Subject code
    :
    GEO707
    Year / Semester
    :
    Third semester
    Subject
    :
    Role of Media in Geopolitics
    Subject code
    :
    GEO709
    Year / Semester
    :
    Third semester
    Subject
    :
    Science, Technology and Geopolitics
    Subject code
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    GEO702
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    Fourth semester
    Subject
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    Arms Control, Nuclear Disarmament and Nuclear Futures
    Subject code
    :
    GEO704
    Year / Semester
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    Fourth semester
    Subject
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    Strategy and Negotiations in International Treaties
    Subject code
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    GEO706
    Year / Semester
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    Fourth semester
    Subject
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    Defence & Intelligence in India’s National Security
    Subject code
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    GEO708
    Year / Semester
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    Fourth semester
    Subject
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    World Peace in the Nuclear Age
    Subject code
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    GAP 608
    Year / Semester
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    Fourth semester
    Subject
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    Contemporary Indian Society (Shared Responsibility)
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    Idea of India (Shared Responsibility)
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    Challenges to Indo-Pacific Security Architecture
    Subject code
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    PhD 001
    Year / Semester
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    Course work for PhD
    Subject
    :
    Methods in Review of Literature
    Subject code
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    PhD 002
    Year / Semester
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    Course work for PhD
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree
    :
    Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
    Specialisation
    :
    Nuclear, strategic, defence and foreign policy issues, Asia -Pacific Security Issues, American Society and Civil Rights Movements, Strategic Technologies more particularly surveillance and monitoring, Technologies for intelligence gathering, ballistic missiles, deterrence theory and matters related to international security.
    Institute
    :
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    Year of passing
    :
    Degree
    :
    Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    Specialisation
    :
    Institute
    :
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    Year of passing
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    Degree
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    Master of Arts (MA)
    Specialisation
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    Institute
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    Year of passing
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  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Geopolitics and International Relations
    Designation
    :
    Professor and Head
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    January 2010 till Date
    Institution / Organisation
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    Study Abroad Program
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    :
    Director
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    January 2010 till Date
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
    Designation
    :
    Associate Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    October 2007- December 2010
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Manipal Institute of Communication
    Designation
    :
    Visiting Faculty
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    October 2007- December 2010
    Institution / Organisation
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    Delhi University
    Designation
    :
    Lecturer
    Role:Taught Political Science and International Relations.
    Tenure
    :
    2 years
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA, New Delhi)
    Designation
    :
    Research Analyst
    Role:Conducted Policy and Academic Research on the role of United States in South Asia and South Asian Security Scenario.
    Tenure
    :
    2 years
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS, Bangalore)
    Designation
    :
    Research Fellow
    Role:Conducted Policy and Academic Research on international Security issues and delivered lectures in some of the major courses offered by NIAS.
    Tenure
    :
    12 years
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Arvind Kumar is Professor and Head, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, MAHE. Prof. Kumar is also the Director of China Study Centre, North East Studies Centre, Centre for Polish and Central European Studies.  

  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject Subject code Year / Semester
    Understanding Geopolitics (Core Course) GEO601 First semester
    Research Methodology GEO602 Second semester
    International and Regional Organisations GEO611 First and Third semesters
    Indian National Security and Defence Management (Core Course) GEO604 Second semester
    Geopolitics, Security and Environmental Change GEO705 Third semester
    India and the US in the Emerging World GEO707 Third semester
    Role of Media in Geopolitics GEO709 Third semester
    Science, Technology and Geopolitics GEO702 Fourth semester
    Arms Control, Nuclear Disarmament and Nuclear Futures GEO704 Fourth semester
    Strategy and Negotiations in International Treaties GEO706 Fourth semester
    Defence & Intelligence in India’s National Security GEO708 Fourth semester
    World Peace in the Nuclear Age GAP 608 Fourth semester
    Contemporary Indian Society (Shared Responsibility)
    Idea of India (Shared Responsibility)
    Challenges to Indo-Pacific Security Architecture PhD 001 Course work for PhD
    Methods in Review of Literature PhD 002 Course work for PhD
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
    Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) Nuclear, strategic, defence and foreign policy issues, Asia -Pacific Security Issues, American Society and Civil Rights Movements, Strategic Technologies more particularly surveillance and monitoring, Technologies for intelligence gathering, ballistic missiles, deterrence theory and matters related to international security. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    Master of Arts (MA)
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
    Geopolitics and International Relations Professor and Head January 2010 till Date
    Study Abroad Program Director January 2010 till Date
    Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Associate Professor October 2007- December 2010
    Manipal Institute of Communication Visiting Faculty October 2007- December 2010
    Delhi University Lecturer Taught Political Science and International Relations. 2 years
    Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA, New Delhi) Research Analyst Conducted Policy and Academic Research on the role of United States in South Asia and South Asian Security Scenario. 2 years
    National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS, Bangalore) Research Fellow Conducted Policy and Academic Research on international Security issues and delivered lectures in some of the major courses offered by NIAS. 12 years
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest
    :
    International Relations Theory, Indian Foreign Policy, Technology & National Security, Asian Security Architecture, India and South Asia, Terrorism, Geopolitics and Globalisation and Indo-US Relations, American Society.
    Areas of expertise
    :
    Nuclear, strategic, defence and foreign policy issues, Asia - Pacific Security Issues, American Society and Civil Rights Movements, Strategic Technologies more particularly surveillance and monitoring, Technologies for intelligence gathering, ballistic missiles, deterrence theory and matters related to international security.
    Areas of research
    :
    Nuclear, strategic, defence and foreign policy issues, International Relations Theory, Indian Foreign Policy, Technology and National Security, Asian Security Architecture, India and South Asia, Terrorism, Geopolitics and Globalisation and Indo-US Relations, American Society.
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    • Member of International Studies Association.
    • Member of International Political Science Association.
    • Member of International European Studies Association.
    • Member of Advisory Board, UNISCI Discussion Papers, University of Madrid.
    • Member of Advisory Board, Defence Journal, Mumbai.
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest International Relations Theory, Indian Foreign Policy, Technology & National Security, Asian Security Architecture, India and South Asia, Terrorism, Geopolitics and Globalisation and Indo-US Relations, American Society.
    Areas of expertise Nuclear, strategic, defence and foreign policy issues, Asia - Pacific Security Issues, American Society and Civil Rights Movements, Strategic Technologies more particularly surveillance and monitoring, Technologies for intelligence gathering, ballistic missiles, deterrence theory and matters related to international security.
    Areas of research Nuclear, strategic, defence and foreign policy issues, International Relations Theory, Indian Foreign Policy, Technology and National Security, Asian Security Architecture, India and South Asia, Terrorism, Geopolitics and Globalisation and Indo-US Relations, American Society.
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    • Member of International Studies Association.
    • Member of International Political Science Association.
    • Member of International European Studies Association.
    • Member of Advisory Board, UNISCI Discussion Papers, University of Madrid.
    • Member of Advisory Board, Defence Journal, Mumbai.