Prof. M. Channa Basavaiah


Channa Basavaiah Madapathi is a Professor with the Department of Political Science, also serves as Honorary Director of the Indian Council of Social Science Research – Southern Regional Centre (ICSSR-SRC), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. His areas of research interest include International Relations and Public Policy studies with special reference to Nuclear Politics, Renewable Energy and Energy Security.

Prof.Channa has published a number of Articles in journals and edited books, prominently the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Strategic Analysis, Social Action, Indian Ocean Studies etc. He has presented papers at numerous conferences and symposia. His paper “No more Uranium Mining and No more Hibakusha” was presented at the World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs, organized by the Japan Council against A & H Bombs, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 2004 among others.He has prepared multimedia lessons telecasted on the UGC channel and for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University. He has undertaken and completed four minor research projects and has guidedmany students to the award of M. Phil and Ph.D. He is also associated with various other academic institutions like Academic Staff Colleges of different universities and the College of Air Warfare (CAW), Secunderabad as a Resource Person. His professional memberships include Institute of Defense Studies &Analyses (IDSA), Association of Indian Ocean Studies (AIOS), Indian Political Science Association (IPSA), African Studies Association (ASA) and Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP) and He also regularly writes for local newspapers on various issues. On the academic administration side he had served as Joint Director, Directorate of Admissions, Osmania University (2007-2009), Joint Director, Advanced Centre for American Studies (ACAS), Osmania University (2013-2016) and Editor OUCIP Journal of International Studies (2013-2016).

Education: Ph.D. Faculty of Social Sciences, Osmania University (1998); M. Phil, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (1988); M.A., Department of Political Science, Osmania University (1985).