Prof. Ramdas Rupavath, Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) is selected for the Distinguished Faculty award by the Venus International Foundation for the year 2023.


The Governing Council of the Venus International Foundation has accepted the recommendations of the Expert Committee and selected Prof. Rupavath for the award in discipline – Humanities and Social Sciences in the category – Distinguished Faculty in Political Science. He will receive the award during the 9th Venus International Contemporary Academic Meet – CAM 2023, scheduled on 15 July 2023 at Green Park, Chennai.

Prof. Ramdas Rupavath’s areas of specialization include Indian political processes, democracy, development, tribal politics, education and politics, pluralism and politics of accommodation and comparative politics in indigenous societies. He did his MA, MPhil and PhD from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has published ten books and a number of articles in national and international journals. 1.” Politics of Education in India: A Perspective from Below”, Routledge India, Global Edition, 2022. 2. “Tribal Education: Deprivation, Poverty, Disposition”, Routledge India, Global Edition, 2022. 3. “Indian Politics: Institutions and Processes”, Rawat Publications, India, 2022.4. “Tribal Land Alienation and Political Movements: Socio-Economic Patterns from South India”, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, 20095. “Telanganalo Girijanulu- Tiugubatlu”, Vishalandhra Publishing House, Hyderabad, 2014.6.” Democracy, Development and Tribes in India: Reality and Rhetoric”, Gyan Publication, New Delhi, 2015. 7. Democracy, Governance and Tribes in the Age of Globalized India: Reality and Rhetoric”, Gyan Publication, New Delhi, 2015.8. “Democracy of the Oppressed: Adivasi Poverty and Hunger”, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom (U.K), 2020. He also researched for a brief period at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, Sweden (2009).

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