Dr. M. R. Biju- Associate Professor
Department of Public Administration and Policy Studies
School of Social Sciences,
Central University of Kerala
Tel Ph:04672 – 232423
Mob: +91 98474 32062 / +91 82810 32062
|Other Designations:||Head of the Department|
|Specialization:||Decentralisation, Rural Development, Democracy, Women Empowerment, Foreign Policy of India and Human Rights|
|Brief Profile:||Dr.M.R.Biju, (B.1965), Editor of South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies (SAJOSPS–UGC Approved) and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Political Science (IJOPS) is a prolific writer on socio-political and developmental issues. He has published over twenty-five (25) books, one hundred and thirty-seven (137) research papers, seventeen  book chapters, and has reviewed over nine hundred books for South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies. His research papers have appeared in the journals of global repute viz. Economic and Political Weekly, Mainstream, The Atlantic Journal of World Affairs, International Journal of Commerce, South Asia Politics, The Indian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Political Studies, The Indian Journal of Political Studies, South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies, International Journal for Research and Business Innovation, Indian Journal of Current Research (Quarterly International), Grassroots Governance Journal, Punjab Journal of Politics, Meerut Journal of Politics and Public Administration, Journal of the Institute for the Study of Developing Areas, Kurukshetra, Yojana, Social Science in Perspective etc. Some of these have been abstracted in the International Political Science Abstracts, Paris.
His teaching and research experience, spanning more than 22 years, includes several achievements such as completion of three major research projects funded by Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India and University Grants Commission, New Delhi and the post-doctoral fellowship awarded by the UGC in 2004. He has successfully guided doctoral students of the University of Kerala.
He is consistently making professional academic contributions in the capacity of an Associate Board member of Economics and Management, a prestigious journal published by the Technical University of Liberce, Czech Republic; as the Director and Member Secretary of the Asian Institute of Development Research (AIDR); and as a life Member of several Academic and Professional Bodies. He is also serving on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Business and Innovation, Administration. He is a Member of the PG Board of Studies Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Kerala.
Dr. Biju obtained his Ph.D. on Democratic Decentralisation in Kerala in 1991 and started his career in the Institute of Social-Sciences, New Delhi in a research project on the Present Status and Future Prospects of Democratic Decentralisation in India. In 1994 he joined as a faculty under Sree Narayana Trusts. Dr. Biju worked as Lecturer at Sree Narayana College, Cherthala from 1994 to 1998. From 1998 onwards he has been serving at the Post Graduate and Research Department of Political Science, Sree Narayana College, Kollam, University of Kerala. Dr.Biju was promoted to Reader in 2006 and Associate Professor in 2009.
Dr.M.R.Biju is one of the widely cited scholars in the field of Social Sciences with 161 citations and H-index of 6 and i10 index of 3. As per UGC Regulations of 2010, 2013 and 2016 Dr.Biju possess a total API Score of 3914 with API Cap of 3739 as on 01.01.2017.