• Seminar organised by Department of Russian on "Multilingualism in Russia and India" on 1-2 February 2017. 
    Organise International Seminar
    Two Day Multy- Disciplinary International Conference on " The Rise of New Russia"

    PROFILE OF THE CENTRE

    1. Date of Establishment of the Centre : 1971-1972 (Centre For Soviet Studies)

    2. Name & Address : Centre For Central Eurasian Studies,
    University of Mumbai,
    Vidyanagari Campus, C.S.T. Road,
    Santacruz(E), Mumbai-400098.

    3. Director : Dr. Sanjay Deshpande
    Tel. No. 26526091 Extn. 418,426
    Fax : 26540872
    Email ID - director@eurasian.mu.ac.in 

    4. Thrust Area

    After the disintegration of the Soviet Union the emergence of the Commonwealth of Independent States has acquired major significance in the academic circles because of its regional importance, energy resources and ethnic volatility. All the developments in that region are of great interest to India. The Centre for Central Eurasian Studies therefore has shifted its earlier focus from being exclusively Soviet/Russia centric to the periphery, taking into consideration their significance in international scene. The research activities carried out in the Centre pay special attention to various issues involved in these areas: economic and political changes, demographic situation, ethnic conflict, gender issues, human rights aspects, security and terrorism. The academic activities in the Centre are basically oriented towards understanding the ongoing socio-economic political, cultural and ethnic problem. In the conference and seminars organized by the Center emphasis is laid also on Indo-Russian relations and Indo-Central Asian Relations. The scholars in the Centre are also paying attention to the issues like energy, security, geo-politics, ethnicity, nationality problems and geo-economics in Central Eurasia. These issues constitute the thrust area of the research, documentation and publication of the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies. The Centre promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching on social, economic, political, ethno-national and foreign policy problems of the countries of the post-Soviet space.

    " The Centre has been offering 4 papers at M.A. level in combination with other social sciences discipline such as Economics, Politics, History, Sociology, and Geography and mass communications. In addition, the students of the Centre have to pass a compulsory auditing course in Russian Language for social scientists. After a gap of few years in 2007-08 Centre has started teaching M.A. course in Eurasian Studies once again, when students evinced interests.

    " The Centre offers Ph.D. programme in Central Eurasian Studies, on various issues and problems of the former Soviet Union, Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia. From the academic year 2007-08, the Centre has introduced M. Phil courses and awaits enrolment in that course. Besides M.A., M. Phil and Ph.D. courses the centre endeavors to introduce courses on Russia and Central Asia in the Syllabi of Mumbai colleges where these subjects were part of the regular syllabus before the fall of the Soviet Union.

    " The Centre proposes to offer Part-time courses of 10-15 lectures yearly on themes such as Political System in Russia, Central Asia, Comparative Political System, Social Movements, Study of Civil Society and NGOs in these countries. It would also include brief study of the economic system of transition, review of fundamentalism in neighborhood, Federalism in Russia and India and Politics in Caucasus in comparative perspective.

    " From the academic year 2007-08 The Centre has introduced internal faculty seminars on monthly basis. The faculty members are actively participating in this activity.

    " The Centre has restarted biennial publication of the Newsletter of the Centre "CENTRAL EURASIAN NEWSLETTER" from the academic year 2007-08.

    " The Centre has initiated steps to bring out occasional papers in thrust areas from the forthcoming academic session. The faculty members have started working in this direction. And often guest lectures from outside are invited to participate in the occasional paper series on themes assigned to them.

    " The Centre organizes from time to time national / international seminars, conferences, Symposia, workshops, to generate result oriented debates and ideas and output in this area.

    " The Centre is continuously working in the direction of diversifying the teaching and the research activities of the Centre in order to promote Central Eurasian Studies among the colleges and universities of Maharashtra.

    " The Centre receives Grants from UGC on five yearly basis under the UGC area studies programme.

    " Students enrolled for Ph.D. in the Centre from 2002-07.

    • 9 students in 2003.
    • 7 students in 2004-2005.
    • 3 students in 2006-07.
    • 2 foreign Students have completed Ph.D. in the Centre in the year 2006- 07.
    • 2 students have been cleared by the RRC and soon join the centre.
  • Facilities

    The Centre has a computer lab with 3 sets of computers with internet facility. This facility is used by faculty members, research staff, adjunct faculty and the office. Besides this the Centre has one Xerox Machine, one Fax Machine and One LCD Projector.

    Documentation Unit

    The Documentation Unit of the Centre has been functioning with a Documentation Assistant and a Library Attendant since October, 1988. These two staff members had been carrying out the work of the Documentation Unit. However, the documentation assistant has retired two years ago and the post is yet to be filled up.

    The staff collect information from various libraries like the American Centre Library, Mumbai; Library of the Cultural Centre for Russia, Mumbai J. N. Library and Fort Library of the University of Mumbai and other academic libraries located in Mumbai. All this material is stored and preserved in the Documentation Unit of the Centre.

    A list of recent additions to the J.N. Library on Soviet/Russian and European Studies is circulated regularly for information to the users of the Centre.

    Reference service and current awareness service are provided to the academic staff and students of the Centre on a regular basis. The research students of the Centre and other departments and colleges use the documentation facilities extensively. The Centre has a small collection of certain reports and articles which come on day to day basis. And the major book collection by way of purchases by the Centre is preserved in the main library of the University.

    The Centre maintains regular clippings of articles on CIS countries from the Economist and Newsweek.

    Besides all these, there are some bibliographic publications brought out by the Documentation Assistant, Mrs. Visalakshy Gopalkrishna, when she was in service.

    They are as follows:

    1. A select Bibliography on Soviet Central Asia (1986)
    2. A special Bibliography on Soviet Economy (1987)
    3. A Bibliography on Micro-films on Soviet & East European Studies purchased by the Centre of Soviet Studies.(1988)
    4. A collection of Short Bibliographies on different topics on Soviet & East European Studies. (1998)
    5. A Bibliography on Central Asian Economy (1999)
    6. Corruption in Russia - a bibliography. (By Dr. Rama Sampatkumar) (2001)
    7. A Concise Bibliography on Soviet/Russian Women. (2002)
    8. Indo-Russian /Soviet Relations - A Select Bibliography (2003)
    9. A Select Bibliography on Post-Soviet Central Asia. (2004)
    10. Indo-Russian Relations-A Select Bibliography. (2005)
    11. The statistical assistant Compiles data pertaining to statistics of Russia and CIS and also about Indo-Russian Relations on regular basis.
    12.Prepares country profile of the CIS countries

  • Library

    The Documentation Unit of the Centre has been functioning with a Documentation Assistant and a Library Attendant since October, 1988. These two staff members have been carrying out the following work of the Documentation Unit.

    The staff collects information from various libraries like the American Centre Library, Mumbai; Library of the Cultural Centre for Russia, Mumbai J.N.Library and Fort Library of the University of Mumbai and some other academic libraries in Mumbai. All these are collected and preserved in the Documentation Unit of the Centre.

    A list of recent additions to the J.N.Library on Soviet/Russian and European Studies is circulated regularly for information to the users of the Centre.

    Reference service and current awareness service are provided to the academic staff and students of the Centre on a regular basis. The Centre research students use the documentation and Computer facilities extensively. The Centre has a small collection of certain reports and articles which come on day to day basis. And the major book collection by way of purchases by the Centre is preserved in the main library.

    The Centre maintains regular clippings of articles on CIS countries from the Economist and Newsweek.

    Besides all these, there are some bibliographic publications brought out by the Documentation Assistant, Mrs. Visalakshy Gopalkrishna

    They are as follows:

    1. A select Bibliography on Soviet Central Asia. (1986)
    2. A Special Bibliography on Soviet Economy (1987)
    3. A Bibliography on Micro-films on Soviet & East European Studies purchased by the Centre of Soviet Studies. (1988)
    4. A collection of Short Bibliographies on different topics on Soviet & East European Studies. (1998)
    5. A Bibliography on Central Asian Economy (1999)
    6. Corruption in Russia - a bibliography. (By Rama Sampathkumar) (2001)
    7. A Concise Bibliography on Soviet/Russian Women. (2002)
    8. Indo-Russian/Soviet Relations - A Select Bibliography (2003)
    9. A Select Bibliography on Post-Soviet Central Asia. (2004)
    10. Indo-Russian Relations - A Select Bibliography. (2005)
  • Courses

    The Centre has been offering 4 papers at M.A.level in combination with other social science discipline such as Economics, Politics, History, Sociology, Geography etc. since the academic year 1985-86. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, it was felt essential to change the contents of the courses. Hence the need for new syllabus arose. It was decided in 1996-97 to introduce new syllabi. The Centre faculty undertook the revision of syllabi which were subsequently, approved by the University authorities. As a result, the students could now offer the following courses at the M.A. level.

    - 4 papers combination with their parent discipline department.

    - 8 papers independently in Central Eurasian Studies ( to begin from academic year 2006-2007.)

    In addition, the students of the Centre have to pass a compulsory auditing course in Russian language for social scientists for which the Centre has introduced special courses, designed by the Russian language Lecturer of the Centre.

    Fees Structure

    Particulars

    M.A. Rs. Ph.D. Rs.
    Tuition Fees 1000/- 1000/-
    P.G.Registration 800/- 1000/-
    Registration Form 15/- 15/-
    Caution Deposit 10/- 10/-
    Library Fees 200/- 400/-
    Sudent's Union 10/- 10/-
    E-Charges 20/- 20/-
    Disaster Fee 10/- 10/-
    Gymkhana Fee 125/- 125/-
    Cultural Activities 6/- 6/-
    Sports & cultural Activites 10/- 10/-
    Group Insurance Fee 20/- 20/-
  • Research

    The Centre offers Ph.D.courses in Central Eurasian Studies, primarily to do research at doctoral level on the former Soviet Union and Russia. In the past few years, twelve students have been awarded Ph.D. under supervision by teachers in the Centre.

    Name

    Topic

    Guides

    Mr. Motalebi Mansoor

    Iran in the Soviet Scheme

    Dr. A.G.Modak

    Ms. Navasikha Duara

    Socio-Political :"Problems of Soviet Nationalities"

    Dr.(Mrs.)V.Mohan

    Mr. Hani Akho Rashida

    Doctor of Philosophy : "Soviet Arab Relations: critical study In Iraq Soviet Relations (1968-1991)

    Dr. P.L. Dash

    Smt. Uttara Sahasrabuddhe

    Doctor of Philosophy : "Soviet-Indian Relations under Ms. Indira Gandhi

    Dr. A. Modak

    Mr. Basel Shebli Yacoob B.M.

    Doctor of Philosophy : "Crime in Post-Soviet Russia"

    Dr. P.L Dash

    Mr. Clifton Ivan Olympio Marques

    " Doctor of Philosophy : Post-Soviet Central Asia: Strateig Challenges and security implications"

    Dr. P. L. Dash

    Mr. Perumal Koshy

    Doctor of Philosophy "Economic & Political implication in the Developments of Post Soviet Russia"

    Dr.(Mrs)V.Mohan

    Smt. Rama Sampath Kumar

    " The ConsumerGoods industry USSR -1965-85

    Dr. R.G.Gidhadubli

    Mr. Mohammad Firouzian Haji

    Doctor of Philosophy : "Iran and Russia in the changing International Context (1979-1997)

    Dr. P. L. Dash

    Mr. Ali Ahmad Abu Roman,

    Doctor of Philosophy : " United States in Post-Soviet Central Asia"

    Dr. P. L. Dash

    Mr. Muddather Jameel Meshhen Abu Karaki

    Doctor of Philosophy" : Central Asia between Soviet syndrome and International Rivalries"

    Dr. P. L. Dash

    Mr. Sachin P. Patil

    "Dynamics of transformation : Political and Social Process in Post- Soviet Russia"

    Dr. (Mrs.) V. Mohan

     

    This year one student Mr.Mamamed Elmahadi Elkhalil Mohamoud has submitted his thesis under the guidance of Dr. P.L.Dash, and Viva-voce is awaited.

     

    At present the following students are registered for Ph.D in the Centre:

    Name Topics

    1. Mr.A.K.Jha US-Soviet Relations under Gorbachev

    Guide: Dr.P.L. Dash

    2. Mr.Khan Liyaqat Ayub Russias Security Concerns: A case Study
    of Perceptions & Practice in the Russian Southern Fringe.

    Guide: Dr.P.L. Dash

    3. Mr. Dawood Pejmanpour 'Soviet Foreign Policy under Gorbachev-A case
    study of US-Soviet Relations'

    Guide: Dr. P.L. Dash

    4. Mr. Dattaram B. Dhopate 'Stategic & Geopolitical Importance of Indo-
    Russia relations in Post-disintegration Era'

    Guide : Dr.(Mrs.)V. Mohan

    RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

    The Centre academic staff members are engaged in carrying out research on Nationalities issues in Russia and in the CIS, Russia's new foreign policy trends, and development of democracy as an institution in Russia and other CIS countries. They also concentrate on bilateral issues of economic relations, energy security and a host of other issues.

    The faculty members have published many books and monographs. ( Please refer to list of individual publications). The Centre brings out occasional papers on various themes from time to time. The Centre had started on a regular basis to bring out Newsletter and it has a limited private circulation to interested institutions and individuals.

  • Seminar, Workshop conference and other events

    1. National Seminar on "Security issues in Eurasia" organized by the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies on 14th February, 2003

    2. International Seminar on "Central Asia in Transition Dynamics of Political, Social and Economic Development" organized by CCES, University of Mumbai on 10-11th March, 2004.

    3. "Two Day National Conference on "India and Russia: relation in Strategic Perspective", 28th February - 1st March, 2005, Centre for Central Eurasian Studies and House of Russian Culture, Mumbai.

    4. A half day seminar organized by the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies on "Recent Trends in Russia Literature", Guest Speaker Prof. Rashmi Doraiswami, Jamia Milia University, New Delhi on 5th February, 2007. The seminar was chaired by Mrs. Natalia Mantytskaya from the Consulate General of Russian Federation in Mumbai.

    5. International Conference on "Indo-Russian Diplomatic Relations: 60 years of Enduring Ties" organized by the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies and Consulate General of Russia and Cultural Centre of Russia in Mumbai on April 9-10, 2007.

    6. "Emerging Asia in Focus-Issues and problems, Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai April, 2007.

    7. International Conference on "Russia under Putin: Analysis in Retrospect" organized by the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies jointly with House of Russian Culture in Mumbai on March, 2008.

    Visitors to the Centre : -

    1. Prof.(Mrs.) S. Asopa (Retired) Head, Department of Political Science visited the Centre on 17th January, 2002 and delivered a lecture on "Regional Interest of Central Asia: A case study of Tajikh Afghan Relations."

    2. Mr. Andrei M. Nazarkin, the Vice-Consul and the Director, cultural Centre of Russian Federation in Mumbai visited the Centre on 1st October, 2003 and delivered a talk on the changes in Russia.

    3. Dr. Felix Yurlov, of the Centre for Indian Studies, Institute of oriental Studies Academy of Social Sciences, Moscow, visited the Center on 10th February, 2004.

    4. His Excellency Alexander Mantytsky, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai , delivered a lecture on 18th August ,2005 ,on "India Russia Strategic Partnership ".

    5. Prof.Tatoul Manasserian from Armenia delivered a lecture on the topic "Contemporary Developments in Armenia" on 23rd November, 2005.

    6. Prof. Evgeniya Vanina, Deputy Director of the Indian Section of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, delivered a lecture on "Contemporary Russia "on 14th December, 2005.

    7. His Excellency Alexander Mantytsky, Cosul General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai, visited the Centre in October, 2006 and delivered a lecture on "Russia and G-8".

    8. Dr.Valeriye P. Titov, Dr. Sergei Lauriev, Dr. Andrei Volodin, Dr. Gyuzel V. Strelkova , Dr. Tatyana Zagorodnikova visited the Centre in connection with an international conference on "60 years of Indo- Russian Diplomatic Ties ", organized by the Centre on 9-10 April, 2007.

    9. Prof. Surendra K. Gupta, Pittsburg University USA visited the Centre during a conference on 6-7 March, 2007.

    10. Dr. Hani Akho Rashid from Jordan visited the Centre on 6-7 March, 2007 in Connection with a conference.

    11. .Dr. Geldimurat Mohammedov and Dr. Rehman Ilmamedov from the National Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan, Ashgabad, visited the Centre from 10-15 October, 2007 and delivered lecture on "Contemporary Political Developments in Turkmenistan".

    12. Mr. Maxim Mikhailovich Meier Political Advisor to the Deputy Speaker of Upper Chamber of Duma(Russian Parliament) visited the Centre and delivered a lecture on "Presidential Elections in Russia", December, 2007.

    Publication of Dr. P.L. Dash, Professor, from 2002-2008

    2002
    1. "Tribute to a Russian Trader: Afanasy Nikitin", Economic and Political Weekly, June 1-7 2002.
    2. "Central Asia: Different Times, Different relations "Dialogue Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 4, April -June 2002, a journal of Astha Bharati, New Delhi, 2002.
    3. "Russia :The Demographic Danger " in the book Amidst Turbulence and Hope :Transition in Russia and Eastern Europe , Edited by Shashikant Jha and Bhaswati Sarkar, Lancer Books ,New Delhi ,2002
    4. "Russia :Mangled Super Power Faces Security Concerns", Indian Journal of Strategic Studies , Vol. xxii, 2002

    2003
    5. "Indo-Russian Relations: Putin's Visit in Perspective", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. xxvii, 18-24, 2003.
    6. Central Asian Republics: Discord over Riverine Resources, Economic and Political Weekly, February 8-14, 2003.
    7. Russia in the Asia Pacific: Evolving Pattern of Relations, Indian Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. xxiv, 2003, Allahabad.
    8. Caspian Debate and Route options for Energy Transportation, India Quarterly, Vol.x No. 1-2, January -June, 2003.
    9. Chechnya: Ground Realities after 9/11, Economic and Political Weekly, August, 16-22, 2003.
    10. Central Asia: The Heroin Highway to Hell, in the book Eurasian Vision, Felicitation volume on the 70th Birthday of Prof. Devendra Kaushik, edited by Mahavir Singh and Victor Krassilchtchikov, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi , 2003.
    11. India and Russia: Too much Done, so much to do, in the book New Trends in Indo-Russian Relations, edited by V. D. Chopra, Kalpaz Publications, New Delhi, 2003.

    2004
    12. Afghanistan: The Epicenter of Terror, in the book International Terrorism and Religions Extremism, edited by Mahavir Singh, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, Anamika Publishers, New Delhi, 2004.

    13. Managing Ethnic Relations in Central Asia in the book "Central Asia since Independence " edited by K Warikoo and Mahavir Singh, Shipra, Delhi, 2004.

    2005
    14. Caspian oil politics and Route opinions, in the book south -Central Asia: Emerging Issues edited by Dr. Kuldip Singh, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 2005.
    15. Central Asia: Managing Interethnic Relations in the book Central Asia: Present Challenges and Future Prospects, edited by V. Nagendra Rao and Mohammad Monir Alam, Knowledge World, New Delhi, 2005.
    16. Water War in Central Asia, The Journal of Cetrak Asian Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Vol. xv, No. 1, 2005.

    2006

    17. Central Asia: Echo of the Tulips in the book Central Asia: Introspection edited by Mustaq A. Kaw and Aijaz A. Banday, Centre for Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir, 2006.

    18. Central Asia's Water Dispute, Think India Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 1, January -March, 2006.

    2007
    19. Central Asia: Tulips have different Hews in the book India and Central Asia Classical to Contemporary Periods, edited by J. N. Roy and B. B. Kumar, Astha Bharati, New Delhi, 2007 .

    20. India and Turkmenistan: A shared Ethos in the book India -Turkmenistan Relations, edited by Shanthanam and Ramakant Dwivedi, India Central Asia Foundation, New Delhi.

    21. Russia in Civilizational Context: Strategic Depth and Peripheral Chaos, in the book Russian Civilization, edited by Ajay Patnaik , Arun Mohanty, N. S. Kirbaev and M. M. Mchedlova, New Delhi, 2007.

    22. "Afghan Undercurrents in the underbelly of Central Asia "in the book Afghanistan: Dynamics of survival edited by Jagmohan Meher, Kalpaz Publishers, New Delhi, 2007.

    2008
    23. Afghan Undercurrents in the Underbelly of Central Asia, in the book, Afghanistan: Dynamics of Survival, edited by Jagmohan Meher, Kalpaz Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.

    24. India-Russia: The threshold of Partnership in the book Significance of Indo-Russian Relations in 21st Century, edited by V.D.Chopra , Kalpak Publishers, New Delhi,2008.

    25. Kyrgyzstan: The Quest for Democracy, in the book India-Kyrgyz Relations:Perspectives and Prospects edited by K. Shanthanam and Ramakant Dwivedi, Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.

    26. Ethnic complexities in geographies in the book India Eurasia : the way ahead (with special focus on the Caucasus. edited by Paramjit S. Sahani, CRRII), Chandigadh,2008.

    27. Sixty years of India Russia synergy in the book India's foreign policy: Continuity and charge, would focus series - 2, Academic Exultance Publishers New Delhi, 2008.

    Seminar Participation in 2008

    1. A UGC sponsored National Seminar on India's Internal Security held by Bhonsala Military College, Nashik on 11-12 January,2008.

    Paper: India's Neighborhood Concerns: External Dimensions of Internal Security Challenges.

    2. International Conference organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata on 12-14 February,2008 on Russia in Asia: Envisaging Partnership and Communities in Eurasia and Assessing the role of Siberia.

    Paper: Imagining a Russia minus Siberia: Issues and Implications.

    3. International seminar organized by the Department of Political science, University of Hyderabad on 3 March,2008 on Globalization and India's concerns.

    Paper: Globalization and India's Concerns in the Extended neighborhood.

    4. International Conference organized by the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies jointly with the Russian Cultural centre, Mumbai on 4-5 March,2008 on Russia under Putin: Analysis in Retrospect.

    Paper: Vantage, Vision and Vendantta: Russian Democracy under Putin

    FELLOWSHIPS, HONOURS AND AWARDS

    " Awarded the Government of India Fellowship to do Master' s Degree course in Moscow in 1974.
    " Received Honours Degree Soviet/Russian political history in 1980.
    " Awarded Ph.D. Degree in Soviet political History in 1984.
    " Awarded fellowship of the American Council of Learned Societies and American Council of Social Science Research to do year-long research on ethno-nationalism in the former USSR.
    " Awarded UGC fellowship thrice to visit Russian Academy of Sciences , Moscow as a fellow for one month each time.
    " Awarded ICSSR fellowship thrice to visit Moscow on scholar exchange programme.
    " Honoured by the Russian government with a " Medal of Honour" by the Russian Council of Afro-Asian Solidarity in February,2008.

    Publication of Ms. Shobha Gaekwad from 2002-2007, Lecturer, Selection Grade

    1. Future of Democracy in Putin's Russia .Newsletter Vol.1, No. 8, February, 2002, Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai.
    2. "Women and Uzbek Nationhood". Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 10, December, 2002, Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai.
    3. "Lacunae in the Translation of Cross -Cultural Ideas in Translating a Nation An Indo-Russian Saga ",edited by :A. Charumati Ramdas and Ram Das Akella, CIEFL, Hyderabad, 2003.
    4. Published an article on "Media Mirrors on Putin's India Visit" in "India and Russia Strategic Synergy Emerging ".Edited by Dr. P. L. Dash, Andrei M. Nazarkin, 2007, Authors Press, New Delhi, India.
    5. Participated in the International Conference on "Indo-Russian Diplomatic Relations: 60 years of Enduring Ties" organized by Centre for Central Eurasian Studies and Consulate General of Russia and Cultural Centre of Russia in Mumbai on April 9-10, 2007. The title of the paper presented : "Indo-Russian Relations in Historical Perspective", edited by P. L. Dash and Andrei M. Nazarkin, New Delhi: Academic Excellence Publishers and Distributors 2007 (forthcoming).
    6. "Status of Uzbek Women after Independence". Newsletter of Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, Vol. No.: 1. Issue No.: 1 June- October 2007.

    Seminar Participation

    1. "Contemporary trends in Russian Language and Literature Teaching - Issues and Perspectives " , Department of Russian language and House of Russian Culture, Mumbai, December 2004.Presented a paper on: "Russian Language in Changing Socio-Cultural Context."
    2. Two Day National Conference on "India and Russia: relation in Strategic Perspective", 28th February -1st March, 2005, Centre for Central Eurasian Studies and House of Russian Culture, Mumbai. Paper presented: "Indo-Russian Relations: Putin in Media."
    3. Coordinated a half day seminar on behalf of the Centre For Central Eurasian Studies on "Recent Trends in Russian Literature", Guest Speaker Prof. Rashmi Doraiswami, Jamia Milia University, New Delhi on 5th February, 2007. The seminar was chaired by Mrs. Natalia Mantytskaya from the Consulate General of Russian Federation in Mumbai.
    4. Organized and Co-ordinate International Conference on "Russia Under Putin: Analysis in Retrospect" jointly with the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies and House of Russian Culture in Mumbai, March, 2008. Presented a paper on "Future Of Democracy In Putin's Russia".

    Other Activities:

    1. Taken up the translation of a Russian book into English on behalf of the Centre, for academic purpose. The title of the book is - The Great Game in Central Asia: "Indian March" of the Russian Army. Collection of archival documents, compiled by T.N. Zagorodnikova, published by Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 2005.

    2. Conduct Russian Language courses which are compulsory for the students registered in the Centre for M.A., M. Phil and Ph.D. courses.

    3. Member ad-hoc board of studies for Russian Language (University department of Russian Language)

    4. Member of Pannel of Examiners and Paper setters for Russian Language, University of Mumbai.

    5. Member of Pannel of Examiners and Paper setters for Russian Language, Vikram University, Ujjain M. P.

    6. Pannel of Examiners and Paper Setters for NET, SET. Conducted by UGC.

    7. Prepare and revise Russian Language courses, class work and syllabus and relevant teaching material as per the need of the Centre and also conduct the internal examinations in Russian language for the students of the Centre.

    Publication of Dr. Sanjay Deshpande, Lecturer

    1. Russian Prospective on the Future of Afghanistan. World peace Forum, Mumbai, 2004.
    2. Central Asia: New Era, New realities, new challenges in "Central Asia and India "edited by Indranil Banerjee, Brunnel Academic Publishers Ltd. Middlesex, UK, 2004, pp. 205-233.
    3. Indo-Russian Defence Relations: Daily Loksatta, Mumbai, 22nd February, 2005.
    4. India's Policy towards Central Asia: Daily Sakal, Pune, 18th January, 2006.
    5. Edited a volume of Prabodhan Patrika titled "Central Eurasia and Geopolitics of Energy "Pune, July -September 2006.
    6. Reviewed a book, "Central Asia in Transition ".By Boris Rumer in Samaj Prabodhan Patrika, Pune, July- September, 2006.
    7. Geopolitics of oil in Eurasia. ( 4 articles )Dainik Loksatta, November 2006.
    8. US Engagements in Central Asia after 9/11 in "Indo -US relations and Critical Socio-political Issues," edited by Sanjay Lodha and others, Mangal Deep Publications, Jaipur, 2006.
    9. Boris Yeltsin: A Personality Review. Samaj Prabodhan Patrika, Pune, April -June, 2007.
    10. India and Russia: Federalism in Comparative perspective in "India and Russia; strategic synergy emerging" edited by P.L. Dash and Andrei M. Nazarkin, Authors Press, New Delhi, 2007, pp.29-42.
    11. Democracy in Central Asia: Problems and Constraints. "In Emerging Asia in focus", edited by P. L. Dash, Academic Excellence New Delhi, 2007.
    12. "Indo- Russian economic ties: challenges and complexities." Jointly with Dr. R. G. Gidadhubli, in "Indo- Russian Diplomatic Relations: 60 years of Enduring Ties," Academic Excellence, New Delhi, 2007.

    Seminar Participation

    1. Participated in International seminar on "India and Russia: Strategic synergy Emerging ".Organized by CCES University of Mumbai, 28 February -1 March, 2005.Paper: India and Russia; federalism in Comparative perspective.

    2. Annual conference for Defense Studies on "New dimensions for Comprehensive security", organized by Osmania University, Hyderabad, 18-19 December 2005. Paper: Importance of Eurasia in India's foreign and security policies.

    3. National seminar on "US Foreign Policy " organized by the Indian Association for American Studies , Nanded , 19-21 January 2006.(in absentia).Paper :US-Russian Rivalry in Central Asia .

    4. International seminar on "CIS Developments." Organized by Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi, 16-17 February 2006. Paper: Geopolitics in Post-Soviet Eurasia.

    5. National seminar on "Indian Foreign Policy ".Organized by Osmania University, Hyderabad, 17-18 March 2006. Paper: India's Policy towards Central Asia.

    6. National seminar on "Emerging Asia in Focus" Organized by CCES, University of Mumbai, 6-7 March, 2007. Paper: Democracy in Central Asia: Problems and Constraints.

    7. National seminar on "State and Civil Society in India: Public and Foreign Policy Procedures in era of globalization", Organized by Osmania University, Hyderabad, 23-24, March, 2007. Paper: New take off in Indi-Russian Relations.

    8. International seminar on "Indo-Russian Relations: 60 Years of enduring Ties." Organized by CCES, University of Mumbai, 9-10, April, 2007. Paper: indo-Russian Economic Relations: Challenges and Complexities. Jointly with R.G.Gidadhubli.

    9. International Seminar on" Russia under Putin: Analysis in Retrospect." Organized by CCES, University of Mumbai, 4-5 April 2008. Paper: Democracy in Russian Regions.

    10. International Seminar on "Central Asia," Organised by CRRID, Chandigarh, 15-17 March 2008 Paper;" India's Strategy In Central Asia."

    Other Activities:

    1. Evaluated M.Phil thesis of Co. H. K. Arora titled "Nuclear Deterrence and conventional forces A Study." Dept. of Political Sciences, Osmania University, Hyderabad, June, 2007.

    2. Delivered two special lectures in Orientation Course at Dr. B. A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad. 27th January, 2007.

    3. Special Lecture in Refresher Course at Dr. B.A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad, 13 January, 2007.
    Paper: Indo-Russian Relations.

    Publication of Prof. R. G. Gidadhubli, Adjunct Professor

    1. 'Presidential Election in Ukraine: Conflicts and Challenges' Economic and Political Weekly 8th January, 2005

    2. "India's Economic Relations with Russia: Performance and Potentialities". Paper Presented in the National Conference on India-Russia Relations in Strategic Perspective. Organized by the Center for Central Eurasian Studies University of Mumbai. February - March 2005. The paper has been published in the Book edited by Prof Dash and Dr Nazarkin 2007.

    3. 'Uzbekistan Entering a New Phase of Market Economy'. Published in the Journal 'Himalayan and Central Asian Studies. New Delhi January-June 2005.

    4. 'Economic Disparity in Russia - Older Generation Bearing the brunt of social Benefit Reform'. Published in the journal Radical Humanist. Mumbai October, 2005.

    5. 'Regional Cooperation in Central Asia-Performance, Prospects and Challenges'. Published in the book 'India-Kazakhstan Relations Enhancing the Partnership' edited by K. Santhanam and Bulat Sultanov by the India Central Asia Foundation New Delhi and Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies Alamty 2006.

    6. 'Russia's Renewed Interest in South East Asia'. Paper presented in the National Seminar organized by the Center for South East Asia and Pacific Studies Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati in October 2006 and Published in the Book Edited by Prof. Yagama Reddy, 2007.

    7. 'Energy Politics in Central Asia - Great Game Replayed'. Paper presented in the International Conference organized by the Center for Central Asian Studies of Political Science Department Gwalior University 20th - 22nd January, 2007.

    8. 'Economics and Politics of Russia's Energy Exports'. Paper published in the ICFAI Journal of International Relations, the ICFAI University Press Hyderabad April 2007.

    9. 'Boris Yeltsin's Controversial Legacy'. Economic and Political Weekly 20th May, 2007.

    10. 'Russia will be Energy Superpower'. Published in the Marathi paper Loksatta on 27th June, 2007.

    11. 'The Economic Transition of Turkmenistan - an Indian Perspective'. Paper presented in the International Conference in Ashgabat and published in the Book edited by K. Santhanam and Ramakant Dwivedi. India Central Asia Foundation New Delhi 2007.

    12. 'India Russia Economic Ties-Complexities and Challenges'. Paper presented jointly with Sanjay Deshpande in the Seminar 'Emerging Asia in Focus-Issues and Problems organized by the Center for Central Eurasian Studies University of Mumbai April 2007.

    13. 'Indian Kazakhstan Economic Relations'. Paper published in the Book India Kazakhstan Perspectives Regional and International Interactions. Edited by K. Santhanam and Kuralay Baizakova and Ramakant Dwivedi. Al Farabi Kazakh National University Almaty 2007.

    Publication of Dr. Ashok G. Modak, Adjunct Professor.

    1. Published a paper: "India and Russia: Milestones of A Time Tested Friendship" in Dr. P. L. Dash (editor) Indo-Russian Diplomatic Relations: Sixty Years of Enduring Legacy edited by Dr. P. L. Dash, publisher Academic Excellence New Delhi, 2007.

    2. Published a paper: "Russian Assertiveness", in NewsLetter, vol.1,No.1 June-October, 2007.

    3. Published an article in Marathi "Russian Civilization" in Ekta (Pune) Diwali Issue 2007.

    4. Published an article in Marathi "Demographic Imbalance in India" in Vimarsha (Pune) Diwali Issue 2007.

    Seminar Participation:

    1. Participated in the seminar: Indo-Russian and Diplomatic Relations: Sixty Years of Enduring Ties organized by the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai in collaboration with the Russian Cultural Centre, Mumbai, Seminar dates
    10-11 April, 2007.

    2. Delivered Valedictory Speech in the above mentioned seminar.

    Other Activities:

    1. Got a Marathi Oratory Award given by the P.B. Bhave Smrity Samiti in honour of late P.B. Bhave, a well known Marathi author

    Publications of Dr. (Mrs.) Mohan: Reader (Retired) " Book - "Collapse of Socialism in Russia" Wisdom House Publication, U.K., 2002

    Articles:

    1. "Russian Women in Transition" published in book Gender and Development Theory, History, Policy and Cases, vol.1 by Wisdom House Publication, U.K. , 2002 edited by B.N. Ghosh and Chopra Parvesh in Gender and Development.
    2. Status of Women in Central Asia: The Case Study of Women in Uzbekistan in "Journal of Central Asian Studies"
    3. Newsletter: "Democracy in Central Asia: The Case of Tajikistan"Newsletter Vol.1, No.8, August, 2002.
    4. Newsletter : "President of the Russian Federation" Vol.1, No.11, June 2003, CCES

    Seminar Participation:

    " International Seminar on Identity and Geopolitics in Central Asia, 1999-2003, on 9-10th December, 2003, Jamia Milia, Paper "Uzbek Women After a Decade of Independence past- perfect- present Tense".

    " International Seminar on "Central Asia in Transition Dynamics of Political, Social and Economic Development" organized by CCES, University of Mumbai on 10-11th March, 2004 Paper: "Status of Women in Turkmenistan"

    " International seminar on "Building a New Asia: Problems and Prospects of Regional and Pan-Asian Co-operation for Security and Development"Organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, 29-31 March, 2004. Paper "Regional Co-operation in Central Asia".

    " Field Visit: Under took a field visit to U.K. Birmingham (Centre for Russian East European Studies) in connection with the Research project on "Gender Issues in Post-Soviet Russia"

    " Organized a National Seminar on "Security Issues in Eurasia" in the Centre for Central Eurasian Studies on 14th February, 2003.

    " Organized National Conference on "India and Russia: Relations in Strategic Perspective" jointly with the Cultural Centre of Russia, Mumbai on 28th February to 1st March, 2005.

    " Participated in the Seminar on "Terrorism and its Impact on South Asia", organized by Institute of Islamic Studies, Mumbai March, 2002.

    " Participated in the one day seminar on New Course for Writers and Scholars.

    Publications of Dr. Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, Research Associate, June 2007 onwards

    1. "Putin Persona and the Forthcoming Russian Elections" Mainstream (New Delhi), March 1, 2008.

    2. "Indo-Russian Economic Cooperation: Surmounting the Rupee-Reactor Syndrome," India Quarterly (New Delhi), vol. 63, no. 4, October-December 2007, pp. 102-121.

    3. Indo-Russian Economic Cooperation: Positing Prospects for 21st Century," in V. D. Chopra, ed., Significance of Indo-Russian Relations in the 21st Century (New Delhi: Kalpaz Publications, 2008).

    4. "Post-Cold War Indo-Russian Relations: Convergence of Interests," in Paramjit Sahai, ed. The Eurasian Politics: The Ways Ahead (Chandigarh: CRRID, 2008).

    5. "Russian Concerns on US Anti-Missile Shield,"Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai), Vol. 62, No. 37, September 15-21, 2007, pp.3698-3700.

    6. "Luguvoi Controversy: Implication for Russia -EU Relations " World Focus (New Delhi), Vol.28, No.9, September, 2007, pp.329-333.

    7. "Understanding Central Eurasia " ,Central Eurasian Newsletter (Mumbai) , vol. 1, no. 1, June- October ,2007.

    8. "Democracy and Human Rights in POK", in P. L. Dash, edited, Emerging Asia in Focus (New Delhi: Academic Excellence Publishers and Distributors, 2008.

    9. "Indo-Russian Relations: Prospects of Economic Cooperation", in P. L. Dash and Andrei M. Nazarkin, edited, Indo-Russian Diplomatic Relations: Sixty Years of Enduring Legacy (New Delhi; Academic Excellence Publishers and Distributors, 2008.

    10. "A Perspective on Peace in Kashmir", ICFAI Journal of Governance and Public Policy (Hyderabad), October-December 2007.

    11. "Political Philosophy of Hegel and Sri Aurobindo: A Comparison," Indian Journal of Political Science (Meerut), October-December 2007.

    12. "Geo-strategic, Political and Ethnic Contours of Post-Soviet Caucasus," Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai, 2008.

    13. "Conflict and Development in Kashmir: Challenges and Opportunities" in Hari Dhungana and Marty Logan, ed., Sustainable Development in Conflict Environments: Challenges and Opportunities (Kathmandu: Centre for International Studies and Cooperation, 2007).

    14. "Indo-Russian Relations: Need to Overcome Rupee-Reactor Syndrome," published in Strategic Culture Foundation (Moscow) online magazine, January 31, 2008.

    15. "Admiral Gorshkov: The Real Test of Partnership," published in Strategic Culture Foundation (Moscow) online magazine, February 16, 2008.

    16. "2008 the Year of Russia in India," Strategic Culture Foundation (Moscow) online magazine, February 26, 2008.

    17. "Kosovo Effect," Strategic Culture Foundation (Moscow) online magazine, March, 2008.

    Seminar Participation:-

    1.Presented a paper titled "Prospects of a New Cold War," faculty seminar of the Centre on September 19, 2007.

    2.Presented paper at the Seminar on South Asia, Rajasthan University, Jaipur, February 28-29, 2008. The title of paper was "Locating Pakistan in the Central Eurasian Paradigm."

    3.Presented Paper at the International Conference on 'Russia Under Putin: Analysis in Retrospect', March 4-5, 2008. The title of paper is "New Game in the Caucasus."

    4. International Conference on Central Asia (CRRID), Chandigarh, March 15-17, 2008. The title of papers is 'New Great Game in Central Asia: Situating India.'

    WORK PROFILE (FROM JUNE, 2006). Dr. Shilpa N. Khare, Statistical Assistant

    "Collected data on Indo-Russian Relations with "TRADE" as the main focus. This work is still ongoing.

    "Compiled the Research papers/Articles for publication which were presented at the following National and International Seminars:-

    1. "INDIA AND RUSSIA STATEGIC SYNERGY EMERGING", edited by Dr. P. L. Dash and Dr. Andrei M Nazarkin Author Press New Delhi, 2007. Held in February- March 2005.

    2. "EMERGING ASIA IN FOCUS", edited by Dr. P. L. Dash, Academic Excellence New Delhi, 2007 held in March 6-7, 2007.

    3. "INDO-RUSSIAN DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS: SIXTY YEARS OF ENDURING TIES" held in April 9-10, 2007 -

    " Currently working on compilation of Statistical data on India-Russia and India-Central Asia Republics in various underlying relative aspects.

  • Faculty
    dasphoto Name: Dr.P.L.Dash
    Qualification: M.A.(Hons),Ph.D., Diploma in Relations Russian
    Designation: Professor
    Specializat5ion: Russian/Soviet History,Central Asia, Indo-Russian Central Asia, Indo-Russian
    gaikwadphoto Name: Ms.Shobha Gaekwad
    Qualification: M.A.
    Designation: Lecturer
    Specialization: Russian Language
    dsanjay Name: Dr. Sanjay Deshpande
    Qualification: M.A. Ph.D., Diploma in History Foreign Policy Russian
    Designation: Lecturer & Director
    Specialization: Russian/Soviet/Central Asian

    At present the following positions are lying vacant in the Centre and efforts are being made to fill them up:

    • Readers 3
    • Lecturer 2
    • Documentation Officers 2

    LIST OF RETIRED COLLEAGUES

  • Administrative Laboratory and workshop staff

    DOCUMENTATION/ LIBRARY/ RESEARCH STAFF

    • Ms. Shilpa U. Khare Statistical Assistant Data collection/Statistical
    • M.Sc. Ph.D (Statistics) Analysis and Assistance

    SUPPORTING OFFICE STAFF

    Mrs.Cottie Coates Higher Grade Stenographer
    Mrs. Harshada Sawant Jr. Typist Clerk
    Mrs.Vijaya Deshmukh Jr. Typist Clerk
    Mr.B.K.Shedge Library Attendant
    Mr. D.M.Lotankar Peon