Dr. Philip Varghese

Assistant Professor
Political Science



Ph.D & M.Phil (Centre for Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University 2010-217), M.A (Political Science - Madras Christian College (Autonomous), 2009, B.A (Political Science & Economics - St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, 2007).

Research Area

Development Politics; Local Self Governance, Study of Socio-Political and Cultural Implications of Tourism; Politics of Marginalisation and Exclusion; and Governance and Public Policy.

Professional Experience

A) Programme In-charge; Governance, Law and Tourism programme in Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS), Bangalore (August 2017 – June 2018).

B) Research and Documentation Officer; National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), New Delhi (March 2014 – February 2015).

C) Research Associate, Centre for Development and Human Rights (CDHR), New Delhi (August 2011 - July 2012).

Subjects Taught

Political Thought (Western and Indian) and Theory, Comparative Politics & Governments, Public Administration & Public Policy and Indian Constitution.

Publications & Presentations

Research Articles – 14, Research Reports – 2, Book Chapter – 1, International Conference Presentation – 1 (Stockholm, Sweden, 2012) & Other Conference Presentations – 4.

Awards & Honors

  • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Doctoral Fellows, 2015.
  • Received UPE Field Work Grant – II Project (Office of Rector– JNU, New Delhi, 2016).
  • Swedish Government’s Scholarship to attend SWSD Conference, 2012.
  • Awarded ‘Corley Scholarship’ (M.A Topper – Political Science) in Madras Christian College, Chennai, 2007-08.