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ARUN KUMAR DAWN (Head of the Department)
Political Science
M. A. Ph.D (Pursuing)
Associate Professor Head of the Department
Ph.D from:
Calcutta University
Eradication of Poverty and the role of some specific ‘Self Help Groups’In the region adjacent to Kolkata city in the District of South 24 Parganas Funded by the University Grants Commission (Letter No PHW-229/11-12 dated 25th January, 2012).
Area Taught:
Political Theory, Indian Government and Politics, International Relations, Indian Political Thought, Political Sociology and Public Administration.
Area Interest:
Local Government and Politics in West Bengal & International Relations
Research Area:
Local Self Government in West Bengal & Impact of Globalization
List Publications:

‘Decentralised Planning and the Formation of a District Planning Committee in West Bengal: An overview’ in Sarsuna College Journal of Political Science,

Volume 1, March, 2010

Contact Address:
35, Santosh Roy Road. ‘Sirsha’ Apartment,Flat No 4C (4th Floor) Barisha, Kolkata-700 008,West Bengal, India.
033-24452721 (Residence) 033-24524104/3699 (College) 9432299379/983684441 (Mobile)
arunkumardawn@yahoo.in / arunkumardawn8@gmail.com
About / Other:

Course attended              I.  National Service Scheme organized by the Indian Institute of technology,
Kharagpur at the instance of Ministry of Education and Culture,  Government of India from 15th-26th September, 1983  

II.  UGC sponsored Refresher Course on’ Indian Administration and Indian  Politics’ in January 09-February 02, 1996 organised by the University of
III.  UGC sponsored Refresher Course on’ Various Aspects of Political  Thought Indian and Western, relevant to the Undergraduate and  Postgraduate curricula’ in January 30-February 21, 1997 organised by  the University of Calcutta

IV   Institute’s Refresher Course on’ South Asian Peace Studies’ in October 20-October 29, 1997 organised by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad  Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata

V.   UGC sponsored Refresher Course from January 19-February 14, 1998 on ‘Society, State and Administration’ organized by the University of Calcutta

VI.   UGC sponsored Refresher Course on’ Environment Education c urriculam Development’ during 3rd October,to 25th October,  1998 organised  by Sibatosh Mookerjee Science Centre, Asutosh  Mookerjee Memorial Institute, Calcutta
VII.   UGC sponsored Refresher Course from February 2nd to February 25th, 1999 organised by Jadavpur University on ’Issues, Methods and Theories in International Relations’  
VIII.   Training Course on’ Challenge of Globalisation in the 21st Century: The Cultural Dimension’ organized by Jadavpur University on March, 9-10, 2007                        

Papers presented            I.  ‘Implications of the Report of the Sachar Committee and the actions taken by The Government of West Bengal thereupon’ on 24-25 March, 2011 at a National Seminar organized by the Department of Political Science, Newman College, Thodupuzha, Kerala

II. ‘Policy of the Government of India and the Question of Sustainable
Development’ on September 23-24, 2011 at a UGC sponsored National
Seminar organized by the Department of Economics, Sarsuna College,
Sarsuna, Kolkata, West Bengal

III.   ‘Cooperative Movements in West Bengal: a Challenge to Globalisation’at a UGC sponsored National Seminar on December 12, 2011 organised by the Departments of Political Science, History and Economics, Dinabandhu Andrews College, Garia, Kolkata, West Bengal  
VI.  ‘Poverty in Slum Dwellers in Kolkata and the Role of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation’ on 17th January and 18th January, 2012 at a  UGC sponsored State Level Seminar organized by the Department of  Geography, Sarsuna College, Sarsuna, Kolkata, West Bengal  

Other information:    
(i)    Served as University Junior Research Fellow in the University of Burdwan during March-July, 1981                                                              

     (ii)   Founding member of the Kolkata Centre for contemporary Studies
(iii)   Life time member of the West Bengal Political Science Association
(iv)   Member of the Ethical Committee of Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College &     Hospital, Kolkata  
 (v)  Treasurer (2009-2011), South 24- Parganas District Committee, WBCUTA
(vi)  Member of the WBCUTA & AIFUCTO