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Dr. Nishtha Kaushiki
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CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF PUNJAB, GHUDDA CAMPUS, TRANSIT BUILDING, ROOM NO 108,
Dr. Nishtha Kaushiki
Qualification
  1. B.A. (Hons) Political Science (2002) from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Marks: 61%- First Division.
  2. M.A. Politics (specialization in International Relations) (2004) from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. FGPA= 7.00- First Division.
  3. M. Phil in Japanese Studies (2006) with the title of the Dissertation “Impact of the 1990s Economic Recession on Japanese Management Practices”. Japanese Studies Division, Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. FGPA= 6.50- Lower First Division
  4. Ph.D. awarded in 2011 in Japanese Studies from Japanese Studies Division, Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.  Title of the thesis: Japanese Development Assistance to India: Role of Japan International Cooperation Agency, 1991-2006.
Experience
Teaching Experience
  1. Working as an Assistant Professor (Regular position) as an Assistant Professor in Central University of Punjab, Bathinda since 23.12.2013
  2. Worked as an Assistant Professor in Central University of Punjab, Bathinda on contractual position from September 2012 to December 2013.
  3. Assistant Professor (International Relations) from August 2007-July 2008 in Indian School of Business and Finance, Delhi; Affiliated with University of London
Research Experience

Since 2012, I have been doing research on various aspects of security. I have successfully guided 5 Ph.D. thesis and 13 M.Phil Dissertations apart from more than 10 M.A. Projects

Administrative Experience

As a faculty, administrative tasks assigned have been taken up and fulfilled. Some of them are as follows: 

1.    In Charge of the Department of South and Central Asian Studies from July 2019 to March 2020

2.    Member of the Academic and Administrative Committee

3.    Member of the Curriculum Development Committee

4.    Member of the Admission Committee

5.    Member of the Department Academic Integrity Panel (DAIP) 

 

 

Research Area

Strategic and Security Studies

Research Interests

Foreign and security policies of great and other powers

Research Grants/Projects

Research Seed Money of Rs 1.5 Lacks funded by CUPB (2014-16) for the research project entitled “The Great Rebalancing and the Emerging Triangular Dynamics of India, China, and Japan: An Analysis”. 

Professional Recognition/Awards/Scholarships
  1. Awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in 2008-2010 for a period of two years in the subject category of International Studies. Funded by Teen Murti House, New Delhi.
  2. Awarded Japan Foundation fellowship for a period of three months starting August 2008. Funded by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund as a part of the Japan –East Asia Network of Exchange of Students and Youth (JENESYS) Programme.
  3. Cleared UGC-NET in 2003, 2004, and 2005 in International & Area Studies.
Publications
Papers/ Articles

1.  Kaushiki, N and Ramzan, H. (2019). Unfolding of the New U.S.-Russia Hostility and Washington's Self Entrapment: An Analysis. IUP Journal of International Relations, Vol. XIII, No. 4, pg. 7-25 .

2.  Kaushiki, N. (2019). Factors Contributing to an Emerging Russia-Pakistan Strategic Proximity: An Indian Perspective. Journal of International and Area Studies, 2019, Volume 26, Number 1, pg. 43-63. (ISSN No 1226-8550).

3.  Noushadali, K and Kaushiki, N. (2018). 1951 Refugee Convention and its Protocol: Imperatives to Indian Perspective. IMPACT: IJRHAL, 2018 6 (7). Pg. 333-342.  (ISSN 2321-8878).

4. Kaur, M and Kaushiki, N. (2018). Women, Work and Challenges: A Literature Review. IMPACT: IJRHAL, 2018 6 (6). Pg. 179-188. (ISSN 2321-8878).

5. Kaur, M and Kaushiki, N. (2018). Social Challenges Faced by Working Women in the Service Sector. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, 2018 3 (2), pg. 325-331. (ISSN 2455-4197).

6. Kaushiki, N. and Ramzan, H. (2017). Terror Emanating from Pakistan: U.S. Response and Indian Dilemma. FPRC Journal, 2017 (4), pg 60-65. [ISSN 2277 – 2464]

7.  Sonia, A. and Kaushiki, N. (2017). Violence against Women and Protective Legal Mechanisms: Comparative Analysis of South and Central Asian Countries. FPRC Journal, 2017 (2), Pg. 76-86. [ISSN 2277 – 2464].

8.  Kaushiki, N. & Mohiudin, N. (2017). Sino-India Maritime Conundrum: Contextualization of Twenty-First Century Maritime Silk Route. World Focus, Vol XXXXI, Issue 3, March 2017, Pg 100-106. [ISSN: 2230-8458].

9.   Kaushiki, N. & Kumar,A. (2016). India's Surgical Strike and Coercive Diplomacy: An Assessment. World Focus, Vol. XXXVII, Issue 11, November 2016, Pg 76-83. [ISSN: 2230-8458]

10.  Kaushiki, N. and Ramzan, H. (2015) Sino-Russo Strategic Synergy in International Politics and Emerging Contours of South Asian Equilibrium: An Indian Perspective, Journal of International and Area Studies, Volume 22, Number 2, 2015 pp. 1-18 (ISSN No 1226-8550)

11.  Kaushiki, N. (2013). India’s Foreign Policy for South and Central Asia Post 9/11: Embracing Strategic Realism. Humanities Circle, Volume 1, Issue No 1, January 2013, Pg 11-28. (ISSN No 2321-8010)

12. Kaushiki, N. (2013). The New Great Game and India’s Connect Central Asia Policy: Strategic Perspectives and Challenges. Journal of International and Area Studies, Volume 20, Number 2, 2013, pp.83-100. (ISSN No 1226-8550)

13.  Kaushiki, N. (2013). The Road to Syrian Crisis: A Geostrategic Perspective. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. II, Issue 6 (IV), September 2013, Pg 27-29. (ISSN No 2277-9302)

14.  Kaushiki, N. (2013). Strategic Inclination of Russia towards Sino-Pak Alliance: A Geostrategic Concern for India. International Research Journal of Commerce, Business and Social Sciences,Vol. II, Issue 7 (1), October 2013, Pg 18-20. (ISSN No 2277-9310) [37]

Book
Kaushiki, N. (2021) ‘China’s Debt Trap Policy and Expansion in the IOR: Security Challenges for India’. Atlantic Publisher, New Delhi
Book Chapters

1. Kaushiki, N. (2021). “Chinese Unrestricted Warfare and Artificial Intelligence: Exploring the Possible Transformative Scenarios for India”. In ‘Artificial Intelligence and Law’. New Delhi: Thakkar Law Publishers. Pp. 130-138 ISBN 978-81-949395-1-1 

2. Kaushiki, N. and Soorya, K. (2021) Commercial Surrogacy and Indian Ethics: A Paradox In Human Rights of Women: New Challenges. (Ed). Puneet Pathank, ABS Publishers

3. Kaushiki, N. (2020). Defensive Offense and Abrogation of Article 370: Examining Pakistan’s Response and its Diplomatic Isolation. In ‘Genesis to Terminus of Article 370: Socio-Legal Perspectives’ (pp 434-440) New Delhi: Thakkar Law Publishers. ISBN 978-81-944812-1-8.

4. Kaushiki, N. (2014). The Great Rebalancing: India in the Changing Security Architecture of Asia. In R.Srinivas and Sanjay Rastogi (Eds.), India at the Crossroads- The Way Ahead (pp 105-113). Gurgaon: LexisNexis.  ISBN 978-93-5143-105-3

5.  Kaushiki, N. (2014). Reinvention of Indo-Japan Strategic Ties: The China Factor. In R.Srinivas and Sanjay Rastogi (Eds.), India at the Crossroads- The Way Ahead (pp 114-125). Gurgaon: LexisNexis.

6.  Kaushiki, N. & Ramzan, H. (2017). The China Factor in Indo-Japan Strategic Relations. In B. Patel, A. Malik & W. Nunes, Indian Ocean and Maritime Security: Competition, Cooperation and Threat (1st ed., pp. 124-144). New York: Routledge.  Isbn 978-1-138-69702-7

7. aushiki, N, Ramzan, H. And Naiko, M. (2019). Geopolitics of Afghan Peace Talks and Power Shifts: An Indian Perspective. In P. Jaswal, Emerging Conflicts and Regional Security in South Asia (1st ed, pp. 37-54). Adroit Publisher, Delhi and Kathmandu. ISBN 978-81-87393-68-9

8. Kaur, M. & Kaushiki, N. (2017). Gender issues in Education: A Social-Realistic Perspective. In K.M. Baharul Islam and Mohd Anas Raushan, Educational Policy Reforms-National Perspectives (1st ed., pp. 25-35). Bloomsbury publishers, New Delhi.

9. Kaushiki, N., Mohiudin, G.,Ramzan, H. & Kaur, M. (2017) Contextualizing Chinese Strategic Foresight in International Relations: Examining One Belt One Road Policy. In Handbook of International Relations: Issues of Human Rights and Foreign Policy. Vol I (1st ed., pp.120-137). ABS Books, New Delhi. ISBN 978-9386088277

 

 

Research Guidance

 

Name of the Student

Reg. No

Title of the PhD Thesis

Year of Award

Status

1

Anu Sonia

CUP/MPh-PhD/SGR/SCA/2009-10/06

Socio-Legal Dimensions of Domestic Violence against Women: A Field Experience of Malwa and Doaba Regions of Indian Punjab

2016

Awarded

2

Ghulam Mohiudin

CUPB/MPH-PhD/SGR/SCA/2012-13/09

Post 9/11 Triangular Dynamics of US-Pakistan and China: A Strategic Perspective

2018

Awarded

3

Hilal Ramzan

CUPB/MPh-PhD/SGR/SCA/2012-13/02

Post-9/11 Sino-Russo Entente: Reshaping the Asian Security Dynamics and Challenges for India

2019

Awarded

4

Manpreet Kaur

CUPB/MPh-PhD/SGR/SCA/2012-13/08

Socio-Psychological Problems of Working Women in Service Sector: Field Study of Mansa and Sri Muktsar Sahib Districts of Punjab

2019

Awarded 

5

Noushadali .K.

CUPB/Mph-PhD/SGR/SCA/2013-14/19

Repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees from Tamil Nadu, India: Contextualising Options and Challenges

2020

Awarded

 

S.No

Name of the Student

Reg. No

Title of the M.Phil Dissertation

Year of Award

Status

1

Mudasir Mubarik

 

Indo-Russian Defence Cooperation: 1991-2011

June 2013

Awarded

2

Hilal Ramzan

CUPB/MPh-PhD/SGR/SCA/2012-13/02

Obama’s Asia Pivot Policy: Implications for India

July 2014

Awarded

3

Ghulam Mohiuddin

CUPB/MPH-PhD/SGR/SCA/2012-13/09

China-Pakistan Strategic Relationship: Implications for South Asia

June 2014

Awarded

4

Manpreet Kaur

CUPB/MPh-PhD/SGR/SCA/2012-13/08

Women’s Exploitation in Contemporary South Asia: Field Experience of Child Marriage in Bathinda District

February 2014

Awarded

5

Shiv Kumar

CUPB/Mph-PhD/SGR/SCA/2013-14/12

The Great Rebalancing: Changing Security Architecture in Asia and its implications for India

July 2015

Awarded

6

Sameer Ahmad Bhat

CUPB/Mph-PhD/SGR/SCA/

2013-14/  

Geopolitical Significance of Kashmir’s Accession: An Analysis of Dogra Rule

July 2015

Awarded

7

Yassir Nazir

CUPB/Mph-PhD/SGR/SCA/2013-14/23

India and Pakistan in post 2001 Afghanistan: A Gathering Storm

July 2015

Awarded

8

Amanpreet Kaur

CUPB/Mph-PhD/SGR/SCA/2013-14/11

Emerging Energy Geopolitics of Iran and Pakistan: Prospects and Challenges for India

July 2015

Awarded

9

Raghavendra P. Kushwaha

CUPB/Mph-PhD/SGR/SCA/2013-14/14

Sino-Indian Maritime Competition in Indian Ocean: An Analysis

April 2016

Awarded

10

Shah Sajad Hussain Baba

CUPB/MPH/SGR/SCA/2014-15/06

Pakistan’s Rising Geo-Strategic Relevance in South Asia: An Insight into Post 9/11 Changing Equilibrium

June 2016

 

11

Hardeep Singh

CUPB/MPh/SGR/SCA/2014-15/02

“One Belt, One Road” Policy: Interpreting the Past and Present Beijing’s Geostrategic Policies

April 2017

Awarded

12

Gurjant Singh

CUPB/MPh/SGR/SCA/2014-15/13

Changing Paradigm of India’s Counter Terrorism Policy: An Analysis

April 2017

Awarded

13

Katari Akhilesh Kumar

15mphsca07

Saudi Arabia –Pakistan Relations: Strategic Perspectives on the Role of Major Powers

August 2017

Awarded

Conference/ Workshops/Seminars Attended
University Level
  1.  The Evolving geopolitics of Covid 19: Assessing the environmental impact on India and World. Online Presentation at Two Day International Conference (Online) on “Geopolitics in Post COVID Era: Emerging Dimensions and Dynamics”. Organized by UGC-HRDC, Osmania University, Hyderabad in Collaboration with Hyderabad Institute of Social Sciences (HISS) Hyderabad, Telangana State, India on 11th & 12th September, 2020.
  2. Sino-Russo Strategic Relations in International Politics: New Directions for Indo-US Relations. Presented at an International Conference on Indo-US Relations and South Asia organized by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in association with the Embassy of the U.S., New Delhi on 29th and 30th October 2014.
  3. The China Factor in Indo-Japan Relations. Presented at Gujarat National Law University at an International Seminar on International Conference on India’s Foreign Relations in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean on 12-13th September 2014. 
  4. Geopolitics of Responsibility to Protect and Responsibility while Protecting: India at the Crossroads of Principles and Reality. Presented at an International Seminar on Re-imagining Indian Foreign Policy: Emerging Challenges and Strategies. Organized by Department of Political Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varansai on 04th-05th April 2014.
  5. Asia Pivot and the Security Dilemma: Strategic Imperatives for India. Presented at International Conference on Law and Political Science organized by National Law University, Delhi on Feb. 6-8, 2014.
National
  1. Challenges for India’s Strategic Maneuvering in Asia. Presented at 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by Choice Institute of Management and Research, Pune on 16th September 2013.
  2. New Dimensions of Indo-Japan Strategic Relations: Scope and Challenges. Presented at 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by Choice Institute of Management and Research, Pune on 16th September 2013.
  3. The Road to Syrian Crisis: A Geostrategic Perspective. Presented at 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by Choice Institute of Management and Research, Pune on 16th September 2013.

 

 

 

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