|Other designations:||Finance Officer i/c
Member, Executive Council , Central University of Kerala
Dean, School of Cultural Studies (DSCS)
Director, Mahatma Ayyankali Centre for Kerala Studies
|Specialisation:||Nationalism, Indian Constitution, National Politics and Foreign Policy|
|Brief Profile:||Dr. K. Jayaprasad is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Central University of Kerala. He is also acting as the Finance Office and is Member, Executive Council,Central University of Kerala; Dean, School of Cultural Studies and Director, Mahatma Ayyankali Centre for Kerala Studies.
Dr. K. Jayaprasad took his Masters and Doctoral Degree in Political Science, from University of Kerala. He started his career as a UGC Research Associate in the Department of Politics,University of Kerala in 1991. In 1994 he joined Sree Narayana College, Thiruvananthapuram as Lecturer in Political Science. He served as the Head of the Department of Politics, Sree Narayana College, Cherthala and became a Reader in 2003 and Associate Professor in 2006, at Sree Narayana College, Kollam, under University of Kerala. With an academic career of 25 years, he has remarkable experience in the discipline of Political Science and International Relations and is a recognised research guide in University of Kerala and Central University of Kerala. With five books authored, chapters in thirteen edited volumes, both in English and Malayalam and over 60 research articles, his contribution to the area of research is distinguishable. He is a popular figure in media, a columnist and an active participant of various debates and on-air discussions. His publications in various newspapers and journals would count up to a number of more than 400. He is the Editor of the Research Journal ‘Pragathy’ and also the Associate Editor of South Asian Journal of Socio-Political Studies (SAJOSPS). His publications include areas related to Education, International Politics, Human Rights, State Politics and Electoral Politics. He is life member of various professional bodies like All India Political Science Association, Treasurer of Association of Political Scientists – Kerala and is the Vice President of Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram since 2013, where he served as General Secretary, thrice, from 2004-2013. He was also involved with the Governing Body of State Resource Centre, Kerala. He served as a Member, Board of Studies (PG), Political Science,University of Kerala, and is a part of the Academic Council of Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. He is an expert and chairman of examination boards of various universities. He is also associated with advisory councils of numerous bodies.