Faculty Profile

Dr. Nishtha Kaushiki
Assistant Professor
Centre for South and Central Asian Studies
School of Global Relations
Central University of Punjab
Bathinda- 151001
Email Id: nishtha.kaushiki.8@gmail.com  
Mobile: +91-9041549966, 0164-2864181

 
Education :
  1. B.A. (Hons) Political Science (2002) from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Marks: 61%- First Division.
  2. M.A. Politics (specialization in International Relations) (2004) from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. FGPA= 7.00- First Division.
  3. M.Phil in Japanese Studies (2006) with the title of the Dissertation “Impact of the 1990s Economic Recession on Japanese Management Practices”. Japanese Studies Division, Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. FGPA= 6.50- Lower First Division
  4. Ph.D. awarded in 2011 in Japanese Studies from Japanese Studies Division, Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.  Title of the thesis: Japanese Development Assistance to India: Role of Japan International Cooperation Agency, 1991-2006.
Experience :
  1. Assistant Professor (International Relations) from August 2007-July 2008 in Indian School of Business and Finance, Delhi; Affiliated with University of London
  2. Assistant Professor in the Centre for South and Central Asian Studies in Central University of Punjab, from 6th September 2012-Present
Teaching Assignments :

MPhil Dissertations Awarded.

Name of the Student

Title of the dissertation

Mudasir Mubarik Indo-Russian Defence Cooperation: 1991-2011
Hilal Ramzan Bhat Obama's Asia Pivot Strategy: Implications for South Asia
Manpreet Kaur Women’s Exploitation in Contemporary South Asia: Field Experiences of Child Marriage in Bathinda District
Ghulam Mohiu Naiko
China- Pakistan Strategic Relations: Implications for South Asia
Shiv Kumar The Great Rebalancing: Changing Security Architecture in Asia and its implications for India
Sameer Ahmad Bhat Geopolitical Significance of Kashmir’s Accession: An Analysis of Dogra Rule
Yassir Nazir India and Pakistan in post 2001 Afghanistan: A Gathering Storm
Amanpreet Kaur Emerging Energy Geopolitics of Iran and Pakistan: Prospects and Challenges for India
Raghavendra P. Kushwaha Sino-Indian Maritime Competition in Indian Ocean: An Analysis
Shah Sajad Hussain Baba Pakistan’s Rising Geo-Strategic Relevance in South Asia: An Insight into Post 9/11 Changing Equilibrium

Hard bound copies of M.Phil dissertation submitted for the award of the degree after the Viva voce. :

Name Title of the M.Phil Dissertation to be awarded
Hardeep Singh “One Belt, One Road” Policy: Interpreting the Past and Present Beijing’s Geostrategic Policies.
Gurjant Singh Changing Paradigm of India’s Counter Terrorism Policy: An Analysis

M.Phil Dissertation submitted, report of the external examiner awaited (December 2016) :

Name Title
Katari Akhilesh Kumar Pakistan- Saudi Arabia Strategic Relations: Role of Extra Regional Powers

Ph.D Awarded (2016) :

Name Title
Anu Sonia Socio-Legal Dimensions of Domestic Violence against Women: A Field Experience of Malwa and Doaba Regions of Indian Punjab

Currently supervising the following PhD Students:

Name Approved Topic
Hilal Ramzan Post 9/11 Sino-Russo Entente: Reshaping the Asian Security Dynamics and Challenges for India. [Synopsis Approved]
Ghulam Mohiuddin Post 9/11 Triangular Dynamics of US-Pakistan and China: A Strategic Perspective [Synopsis Approved]
Manpreet Kaur Socio-Psychological Problems of Working Women in Service Sector: Field Study of Mansa and Sri Muktsar Sahib Districts of Punjab [Synopsis Approved
Noushadali. K. Displacement and Refugee Concerns: A Field Experience of Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in India [Synopsis sent to the external expert]
Kovid Kumar ‘Human Trafficking’ and its Consequences: South Asian Experience through Indian Punjab [Synopsis Approved]
Research Projects :

Handled

  1. Research Seed Money of Rs 1.5 Lacks funded by CUPB for the research project entitled “The Great Rebalancing and the Emerging Triangular Dynamics of India, China and Japan: An Analysis”. 
Professional Recognition /Awards/Scholarship :
  1. Awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in 2008-2010 for a period of two years in the subject category of International Studies. Funded by Teen Murti House, New Delhi.
  2. Awarded  Japan Foundation fellowship for a period of three months starting August 2008. Funded by the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund as a part of the Japan –East Asia Network of Exchange of Students and Youth (JENESYS) Programme.
  3. Cleared UGC-NET in 2003, 2004 and 2005 in International & Area Studies.
Area specializations/Research Interest :
  1. International Politics and Japanese Studies
  2. Security and strategic studies/ international studies.
Publications :

Research Papers

Papers in Journals:

  1. Kaushiki, N. & Kumar, K. (2016). India's Surgical Strike and Coercive Diplomacy: An Assessment. World Focus, Vol. XXXVII, Issue 11, November 2016, Pg 76-83. [ISSN: 2230-8458]
  2. Kaushiki, N. & Mohiudin, N. (2017). Sino-India Maritime Conundrum: Contextualization of Twenty-First Century Maritime Silk Route. World Focus, Vol XXXXI, Issue 3, March 2017 [ISSN: 2230-8458].
  3. Kaushiki, N. and Ramzan, H. Sino-Russo Strategic Synergy in International Politics and Emerging Contours of South Asian Equilibrium: An Indian Perspective, Journal of International and Area Studies, Volume 22, Number 2, 2015 pp. 1-18 (ISSN No 1226-8550)
  4. Kaushiki, N. India’s Foreign Policy for South and Central Asia Post 9/11: Embracing Strategic Realism. Humanities Circle, Volume 1, Issue No 1, January 2013, Pg 11-28. (ISSN No 2321-8010)
  5. Kaushiki, N. The New Great Game and India’s Connect Central Asia Policy: Strategic Perspectives and Challenges. Journal of International and Area Studies, Volume 20, Number 2, 2013, pp.83-100. (ISSN No 1226-8550)
  6. Kaushiki, N. The Road to Syrian Crisis: A Geostrategic Perspective. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. II, Issue 6 (IV), September 2013, Pg 27-29. (ISSN No 2277-9302)
  7. Kaushiki, N. Strategic Inclination of Russia towards Sino-Pak Alliance: A Geostrategic Concern for India. International Research Journal of Commerce, Business and Social Sciences,Vol. II, Issue 7 (1), October 2013, Pg 18-20. (ISSN No 2277-9310) [37]

Papers as Conference Proceedings:

  1. Kaushiki, N. New Dimensions of Indo-Japan Strategic Relations: Scope and Challenges. International Journal of Business, Management & Social Sciences, Vol. III, Issue 1 (1), September 2013, Pg 24-26. (ISSN No 2249-7463)
  2. Kaushiki, N. Challenges for India’s Strategic Manoeuvring in Asia. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. II, Issue 6 (1), September 2013, Pg 18-20. (ISSN No 2277-9302)
  3. Kaushiki, N. Challenges to India’s Energy Security. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol. II, Issue 6 (1), September 2013, Pg 78-80. (ISSN No 2277-9302)
  4. Kaushiki, N. Asia Pivot and the Security Dilemma: Strategic Imperatives for India. Proceedings of the International Conference on Law and Political Science, Vol. 1, February 2014. (ISSN No: 2309-3730).

Chapters of an Edited Book (conference proceedings):

  1. Kaushiki, N. (2014). The Great Rebalancing: India in the Changing Security Architecture of Asia. In R.Srinivas and Sanjay Rastogi (Eds.), India at the Crossroads- The Way Ahead (pp 105-113). Gurgaon: LexisNexis.
  2. Kaushiki, N. (2014). Reinvention of Indo-Japan Strategic Ties: The China Factor. In R.Srinivas and Sanjay Rastogi (Eds.), India at the Crossroads- The Way Ahead (pp 114-125). Gurgaon: LexisNexis.
  3. Kaushiki, N. & Ramzan, H. (2017). The China Factor in Indo-Japan Strategic Relations. In B. Patel, A. Malik & W. Nunes, Indian Ocean and Maritime Security: Competition, Cooperation and Threat (1st ed., pp. 124-144). New York: Routledge.

Chapters of an Edited Book

  1. Kaur, M. & Kaushiki, N. (2017). Gender issues in Education: A Social-Realistic Perspective. In K.M. Baharul Islam and Mohd Anas Raushan, Educational Policy Reforms-National Perspectives (1st ed., pp. 25-35). Bloomsbury publishers, New Delhi.
Workshop/Conferences :

Attended

Paper(s) presented in all the conferences that have been attended. These are as follows:

  1. Sino-Russo Strategic Relations in International Politics: New Directions for Indo-US Relations. Presented at an International Conference on Indo-US Relations and South Asia organized by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab in association with the Embassy of the U.S., New Delhi on 29th and 30th October 2014. (Presented In –Absentia because Duty Leave was not sanctioned)
  2. The China Factor in Indo-Japan Relations. Presented at Gujarat National Law University at an International Seminar on International Conference on India’s Foreign Relations in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean on 12-13th September 2014. 
  3. Geopolitics of Responsibility to Protect and Responsibility while Protecting: India at the Crossroads of Principles and Reality. Presented at an International Seminar on Re-imagining Indian Foreign Policy: Emerging Challenges and Strategies. Organized by Department of Political Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varansai on 04th-05th April 2014.
  4. Asia Pivot and the Security Dilemma: Strategic Imperatives for India. Presented at International Conference on Law and Political Science organized by National Law University, Delhi on Feb. 6-8, 2014.
  5. Challenges for India’s Strategic Manoeuvring in Asia. Presented at 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by Choice Institute of Management and Research, Pune on 16th September 2013.
  6. New Dimensions of Indo-Japan Strategic Relations: Scope and Challenges. Presented at 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by Choice Institute of Management and Research, Pune on 16th September 2013.
  7. The Road to Syrian Crisis: A Geostrategic Perspective. Presented at 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference organized by Choice Institute of Management and Research, Pune on 16th September 2013.
Other Achievements :
  1. Member of the Day Care Centre of the University