Ms. Minakshi Biswas

Assistant Professor


Pursuing PhD in Political Science, Centre for Political Studies, JNU, New Delhi. PhD Research Topic: Care for the Elderly and Terminally Ill: Issues and Policies in India. Cleared UGC NET June 2015 M.Phil Research Topic: Euthanasia in the Indian Context: A political Perspective from Centre for Political Studies, JNU.

MA in Political Science from Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2012. BA (Political Hons) St.Xavier’s College, Kolkata, 2010.

Research Area

Politics of life and death, Euthanasia, End of life care and Elderly care.


Professional Experience

Total Experience: 2.5 years (Teaching Experience: 1 year 7 months, Research Organization: 2 months)

Subjects Taught

Political Theory, Indian Government and Politics, Palliative Care, Political Processes and Institutions.

Major Publications

  • Biswas. M. (2015). The Right to die and other matters of Life and Death. The Economic Times.
  • Biswas. M. (2016). All Deserve a Good Death, Allow Refusal for Treatment. The Economic Times
  • Biswas, Minakshi. (2015). The Discourse on Development as Economic Growth to Sustainable Development Twenty First Century
  • Publications, Patiala, titled Eco-Investment and Innovations for Green Growth Economy, 7-18.
  • Biswas, M. (2016). Time to Reopen the Euthanasia Debate’, The Wire.
  • Biswas, M. (2016). Is Passive Euthanasia going to be Legal in India? The Wire.
  • Biswas, M. (2015). Living well till death. Journal of cancer research and therapeutics, 11(2), 257.


  • ‘Euthanasia and the Principle of Autonomy: A comparative Study of India and Japan’, International Conference on “Perceptions of Life and Death” held on 14-15 February, 2014, University of Delhi, Department of East Asian Studies.
  • ‘Liberalization and Its Aftermath: A study of the co-existence of the ‘Affluence’ and the ‘Poor’’, National Seminar on “Social Change in Contemporary India: Psychological Dimensions and Social Response” held on 21-22 March, 2014, Department of Psychology, Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi.
  • ‘The Discourse on Development: From Development as Economic Growth to Sustainable Development’, International Conference on “Eco-Investment and Innovation for Inclusive Green Growth: Possible Pathways for Eradication of Poverty and Sustainable Development”, 25-26 March, 2014, Department of Economics, Kurukshetra University.
  • ‘Humiliation and the Caste Question: A study of Ambedkar’s Conversion to Buddhism’, International Seminar onUnderstanding Dr Ambedkar’s Concept of Dhamma: Transforming Self and Society, 14-15 April, 2014, School for Ambedkar Studies, Babasaheb Bhibrao Ambedkar University,Lucknow.
  • ‘Development and its Challenges: An Analysis of the Economic Reforms and Problems of Widening Poverty’, International Conference on “Human Rights: National and International Perspectives”, 19-21 March, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala.
  • ‘Dalit Identity and the Issue of Humiliation: A Study of their experiences of Social Segregation’, National Seminar on New Dalit Agenda of the 21st Century organized by the Indus Research Centre, New Delhi and IIPA, New Delhi, 11-12 April, 2015.
  • ‘Multiculturalism: Recognizing and Accommodating Diversity in the Contemporary Times’, National Seminar Sponsored by ICSSR on Democracy in the 21st Century: Prospects and Challenges organized by Shaheed Bhagat Singh (Eve) College, University of Delhi, Venue- India International Centre.

Awards & Honors

  • Awarded Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship 2010-2012