Dr. Biswajit Mohapatra

Political Science Department

Designation: Associate Professor

Dr. Biswajit Mohapatra is an Associate Professor, specializing in Politics and International Relations  in the Dept of Political Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India where he also directs research programmes in International Relations .He holds a Ph.D.& MPhil  in International Relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University of India, Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Political Science from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. Besides he has also attended the Advanced International Programme in Conflict Resolution (PACS) at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University,Sweden and School of Peace Studies and Conflict Transformation Course,conducted by AMAN and Payap University,Thailand, focussed on conflict analysis and prevention, peace building and understanding peace and conflict in varied local, regional and international contexts..

He has written two books, viz.,  i) Informatics  For Peace & Development in South Asia: Perspectives Of SAARC  (ISBN 978-3-8473-2303-7)  &  ii) New Information Technologies, India And The North-South Relations  (ISBN 978-3-8473-3045-5) and published extensively on International Relations and Look East/ Act East, South East Asia, China and North East India in peer reviewed journals both in India and abroad and have presented papers in various national and international seminars and conferences.

He has also visited a number of foreign countries in connection with his academic assignments. His broad research tracks are :  Politics,  International Relations and Comparative Politics;  particular research interests include, India’s Foreign Policy, China Studies • China-South East Asia Relations •  Indo Pacific Security  and Contemporary Territorial and Maritime Disputes.

His personal profile is available at https://nehu.academia.edu/BiswajitMohapatra



  1. Informatics  For Peace & Development in South Asia: Perspectives Of SAARC  (ISBN 978-3-8473-2303-7) 
  2. New Information Technologies, India And The North-South Relations  (ISBN 978-3-8473-3045-5)

Book Chapters

  1. India-US Strategic Partnership and Challenges of Enhanced Cooperation, M.B. Alam (Ed). Indo-US Relations: Dimensions and Emerging Trends,{ISBN:978-81-7541-671-0} Shipra Publications, New Delhi, June 2013, pp. 175-186
  2. India & South East Asia - Expanding Opportunities for Regional Integration and India’s Look East Policy, M.B. Alam (Ed), Contours of Indian Foreign Policy-Changes and Challenges,{ISBN:978-81-8405-082-0}, ESS ESS Publications, New Delhi, January 2014, pp.186-201
  3. Cooperative Federalism, Competitive Regionalism and the Role of Regional Parties led Coalition Governments in the Present Era, Dr Jayesh Shah(Ed). Federalism in India: Towards Fresh Balance of Power,{ISBN 978-81-316-0659-9},Rawat Publications, Jaipur, July 2014, pp. 223-233
  4. Traditional Tribal Institutions and Inclusive Development: Perspectives on Empowerment and Mobilization, in Gassah & Thomas(Ed.s), Democracy and Development in India's North-East: Challenges and Opportunities,{ ISBN: 978-93-80574-74-5}, Bookwell New Delhi and ICSSR - NERC, Shillong, January 2015, pp. 363- 372
  5. India’s Look East Policy: Stemming the Drift, in Malhotra & Gill(Ed.s), India’s North-East and Asiatic South-East: Beyond Borders, { ISBN:978-81-85835-74-8}, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, March 2015, pp. 25-36
  6. Maritime Security in India's Neighbourhood and the Challenges and Strategies for Regional Cooperation, Mohd. Badrul Alam (Ed)., India And Her Neighbours: Towards A Proactive Partnership,{ISBN: 978-93-5128-120-7} Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd, Delhi, May 2015, pp. 35-43
  7. Panchayati Raj Institutions And The Challenges of Promoting Financial Inclusion Amongst The Rural Masses, Panchayati Raj's Role in MGNREGA And Financial Inclusion,{ISBN:978- 81-85835-76-4} Sangwan and Gagan Deep(Eds.),CRRID, Chandigarh, July 2015, pp.173-176
  8. PESA And People-Centric Governance : Revisiting the Challenges And Strategies for Self Governance, Nupur Tiwary (Ed.), Tribal Self-Governance: PESA and its Implementation,{ ISBN : 9788131607541}, Rawat Publications, October 2015, pp. 157- 164
  9. North East India and its Neighbourhood – Perspectives on India’s Look East Policy, in Agartala Doctrine :  A Proactive Northeast in India's Foreign Policy, Subir Bhaumik (Ed.), {ISBN 0-19-946380-8},Oxford University Press, New Delhi, February 2016, pp.93-100
  10. ICT and Quality Education in the Emerging Networked Society, Swati Ray Chakraborty,(Ed.),Handbook of International Relations: Issues of Human Rights and Foreign Policy, Vol.II. ISBN- 978-9386088574, ABS Books, New Delhi, 2017, pp. 251-259
  11. Gautama Buddha - Teachings for the Enlightened Compassionate Self,  Greatest Indians: Gautam Buddha, Padmashree Dr. Ravindra Kumar (Ed.), ISBN 978-9384 08165 2, Writer's Choice, New Delhi 2017, pp 43-50
  12. Human Rights Education in India and the North East : Panoramic View of Needs & Strategies, Dialectics and Dynamics of Human Rights, Nelima Deshmukh (Ed.), ISBN 9789350703878, Shanti Prakashan, Ahmedabad, 2019, pp. 259-268
  13. India China Relations and the New Silk Road: Emerging Dynamics and Geopolitical Realities, India and the Silk Road: Exploring Current Opportunities ,Nasir Raza Khan (Ed.), ISBN9789352907229, Primus Books, New Delhi, 2019, pp 136-144
  14. India’s Look East Policy, ASEAN and the Challenges of Strengthening BIMSTEC, India’s Engagement with Global Powers: Issues and Challenges, Narottam Gaan (Ed.s), ISBN: 978 93 84081 31 7, Writers Choice, New Delhi, 2019, pp176-188
  15. Promotion of Rural and Women Entrepreneurship - The Ecosystem and Policy Options for North East IndiaEntrepreneurship and Innovation of Micro and SMEs in India, Kailash Biswal (Ed.), ISBN 9788193749326, Research Forum, New Delhi 2019, pp 43-47

  Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Higher Education and Sustainable Rural Livelihoods: Tackling the Challenges, Indian Journal of Lifelong Learning And Development, ISSN:2454 – 6852,Vol. 7; No. 2 April – June, 2019, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, pp.54-60
  2. 1.Ethnic Communities and Conflicts in North East India: Building up a Framework for Conflict resolution , Liberal Studies Journal,  Vol. 4, No. 1, January – June 2019, pp 81-86, PDPU,Gandhinagar
  3. Subhash Bose and The Battle of Kohima: Mainstreaming the North East into India's Freedom Struggle,  Jamshedpur Research Review, YEAR -VII VOLUME- IV,  ISSUE XXXV, July-August 2019, ISSN 2320-2750 {Formerly UGC APPROVED JOURNAL (Journal No.45297)}, pp.07-09
  4. Multilateralism and the Emerging World Order : Challenges and Perspectives , AREA STUDIES, Vol.12 (1), January-June 2018, ISSN 0975-6035,  pp.97-103, Centre for Southeast Asian and Pacific Studies, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
  5. Fundamental Principles Concerning Rights at Work and the Problem of Forced Labour, RDWU Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities ,Vol-1.No-1,December 2016, pp. 124-133
  6. Bodo Accord : Perspectives and Challenges for Good Governance and Inclusive Development in Assam, SPECTRUM,(ISSN 2319 930X), Vol - 3, December 2016, pp. 112-116.
  7. Understanding Extremism & Extremists in North Eastern India, Mizoram University Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences,(ISSN 2395-7352), June 2016
  8. Panchayati Raj Institutions : Financial Inclusion and Convergence, KILA Journal of Local Governance,(ISSN 2319 930X),Vol.3, No.1, Jan - June 2016, pp. 19-27
  9. Globalisation and Folklore - Contesting Forces in the Tribal Diaspora, MEKAL INSIGHTS - International Journal of Tribal Studies,(ISSN 0975 010X),Vol.III,No.1,January 2016, pp.78-85
  10. Pluralism and the Inclusiveness - Emerging Challenges for Governance in North East India, KILA Journal of Local Governance,(ISSN 2319 930X ),Vol.3, No.1 July-December 2015,  pp. 28-36
  11. China, North-Eastern India and India’s Look East Policy- Need for Synergy, OUCIP Journal of  International Studies,(ISSN 2347-7652),Volume 3, Number 1&2, January-June and July-December 2015, pp.17-27
  12. Social Exclusion of Scheduled Castes and the Policy of Positive Discrimination in India - An Analysis, Indian Journal of Lifelong Learning and Development,( ISSN:2454 6852), Vol. 3; No.3 July - September, 2015, pp.112 - 119
  13. Issues of Global Governance : Prospects and Challenges, SPECTRUM,(ISSN 2349 -2929), Vol-2,2015, pp. 85-90
  14. Sustainable Development of Rural Areas and the Challenges of Empowering Local Institutions for People’s Participation, KILA Journal of Local Governance, (ISSN 2319 930X ), July-December 2014, Vol-1, Issue-1, pp. 23-30
  15. China-India Strategic and Cooperative Partnership : Challenges and Opportunities, SPECTRUM, (ISSN 2349 -2929), Vol-1,2014, pp. 176-181
  16. Positive Discrimination and Political Empowerment of the Scheduled Castes: An   Analysis, Journal of Political Science, (ISSN 0976 – 8254), Vol. X, No.1, April 2014, pp. 69-74
  17. India’s Look East Policy and Development of North Eastern India – Priorities and Prospects, Search, (ISSN  0974 5416), VOL-VIII Issue-1 January-2014, pp. 65-70
  18. Local Self Governance and People’s Empowerment - Challenges and Perspectives, Indian Journal of Public Administration,(ISSN 0019 5561),Vol.59, October - December 2013, pp. 824-831
  19. Political Dynamics Of Ethnic Conflicts & Peace Accords in India’s North East,      Journal of Political Science, (ISSN 0976 8254), Vol.6,No.1, April 2013, pp. 90-97
  20. Ethnic Conflicts, Politics of Regionalism and the Demand for NAGALIM : Perspectives on the Politics Of Regional Accommodation & Autonomy, Indian Journal of Political Science,(ISSN 001 5510 ),Vol.XXIII,NO.2, April-June, 2012, pp.311-320,
  21. Analyzing Extremism: Programs and Organizational Processes in. North Eastern India, Indian Journal of  Political Science,(ISSN 001 5510),Vol. LXX, No. 1, Jan. - Mar., 2010, pp.183-189

Non ISSN Journals

  1. President Elect Donald Trump and India US Relations – Confronting the Truth, Eastern Panorama, Vol XXV, No 9,December 2016, pp.48-49
  2. India Afghanistan Relations : Catalyzing Afghanistan's Transformation through Education Cooperation, Diplomatist, Special Report, INDIA-Afghanistan Relations, August 2016, pp.14-16
  3. India and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Relations – New Horizons, Diplomatist, Special Report, INDIA-GCC: Partners in Growth, July 2016, p.8–9
  4. Europe and the International Security - Getting to the Roots, Diplomatist, Vol 4, Issue 6, June 2016, ISSN 2349 557X, pp.14-15
  5. India Prudent FDI Policy : Attraction for Thai Investments, Diplomatist - Special Report, India -Thailand, August 2013, pp.14-15, commissioned by Embassy of India in Thailand, Bangkok
  6. IOR-ARC, the Dialogue Partners and the Emerging Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, Diplomatist, ISSN 2349, IOR-ARC Special Issue, July 2013, pp18-21
  7. G-8  Summit  2013 – Agenda  &  Outcome - Syria and North Korea Dominate, Diplomatist, ISSN 2349, July 2013, p 15
  8. Indian Diaspora in Ghana- Their Role and Perceptions, Diplomatist, Special Report on Ghana, July 2013, p 98
  9. Leadership Change in China - Implications for Sino-Indian Relations, Diplomatist, Special Supplement, The China Decade, May 2013, pp XXVIII-XXIX
  10. BRICS - Confronting the Challenges, Diplomatist Plus, Special Supplement, March 2013, pp. 82-83
  11. Obama Nominates Senate Validates  and  the World Awaits, Diplomatist Plus, February 2013, pp.44-45
  12. Park Geun - Hye -  New High for South Korea, Diplomatist Plus, January, 2013, pp32-33
  13. Myanmar & United States - Growing Bonhomie and Strategic Calculus, Diplomatist Plus, December  2012, p 30
  14. Politics of Coalition Formation and Survival: The Meghalaya Experiment, Eastern Panorama, September, 2007

Full Papers in Conference Proceedings

  1. Ending Gender-based Violence against Women & Girls: Strategies and Perspectives, Proceedings of Workshop-Cum-Seminar on Eliminating Rising Tide of Crime Against Women and Children in the North-East: Police Proactivism & Legal Remedies, November 2011, pp 60-79