Dr. Malavika Menon

Assistant Professor
Political Science

Professional Biography

Malavika Menon’s specialisation is in Indian politics, political theory and studies on minorities. She is currently engaged in graduate and post graduate teaching in Political Science at the Department of Political Science, School of Humanities and Social Science, G.D. Goenka University.

Prior to her appointment at the University in October 2018, she was with the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (JNMF) from 2012-2018 was engaged in editorial and research work on the Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru Project. She worked on six copious volumes of Nehru’s official papers and speeches in her stint at the Fund. She has also worked as Project Fellow at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, South Asia Forum for Human Rights and has assisted in a World Bank Project on ‘Critical issues in reforming State education systems’.

Malavika Menon earned her PhD, her Masters in Philosophy and Masters in Arts from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi) and her undergraduate studies at Gargi College, Delhi University.


‘The Indian State and the minority’s right to culture’, In: Jyotirmaya Tripathy, Sudarsan Padmanabhan (Ed) (2014), Becoming Minority: How Discourses and Policies Produce Minorities in Europe and India, Sage, New Delhi.

As part of editorial work at the JNMF, Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru, Vols. 54-55, 62-63, 67, 70, 73, 76, published across the years 2014-2018.

Current Research

Malavika Menon’s research is in the area of Indian politics with specific reference to minority educational institutions. She is working on papers relating to Commissions’ on Minorities and Supreme Court judgments on specific rights of minorities in India.