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Professor G. Gopal Reddy

Political Science

Osmania University



Professor G. Gopal Reddy is currently a member of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India, and of the Advisory Committee of the Indian Council for Social Science Research, Southern Regional Centre (2017-19).

He received his Master’s degree and PhD from Osmania University, India. He joined the same institution as an Assistant Professor in 1988, and has accumulated 34 years of research and teaching experience, 10 as a Professor. He has supervised four students for their PhD degrees and six students for their MPhils. Seven students are currently working under his supervision for their PhDs. He has published six books, two book reviews and 24 research articles in various national and international journals. Gopal has also undertaken and completed 3 UGC research projects. He has attended 62 national conferences (presenting 29 papers) and 19 international conferences (presenting six papers), and has organized 15 national conferences in the Department of Political Science at Osmania University.

Gopal received the India-ASEAN Friendship Award from the Centre for Southeast Asian and Pacific Studies at Sri Venkateshwara University, India; the National Senior Political Scientist Award from the Indian Political Science Association; and the Best Presented Paper Award from the American Studies Research Centre.

He has also held several administrative positions in Osmania University and in other instutions, including Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Palamuru University, India; Principal of the University Post Graduate College, India; and Joint-Director of the Centre for Professional and Allied Studies. In addition, he has served as the President and Vice-President of the Indian Political Science Association; a Board of Governance member of the Research Committee on Asian and Pacific Studies (International Political Science Association); President of Samachara Bharathi, Telangana State (since 2016); Vice-Chairman of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, Telangana Chapter (2016-20); Vice- President of Vijaynagar Vidya Samithi (since 2016); Treasurer of the Institute of Asian Studies; Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 55th All India Political Science Conference; Executive Committee member of the Institute of Asian Studies; Secretary of the Rachana Educational Society (since 1992); and Executive Member of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, and the Institute of Asian Studies, Hyderabad.

Gopal is a life member of professional bodies including the International Political Science Association, the Indian Political Science Association, the Indian Institute of Public Administration, and the Osmania University Center for International Programmes, as well as academic bodies such as the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Society, the Osmania Graduates Association, the Keshav Memorial Education Society, the Rachana Education Society, Mahila Sangham, the RBVRR Education Society, the AV Education Society, and Itihasa Sankalana Samithi.