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Dr. Rakesh Kumar Yadav

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Yadav is working as an Assistant Professor in the division of Political science at the School of Liberal Education. He possesses a total experience of more than 5 years of teaching and research. He has been associated with Galgotias University since 2019. His research area expertise covers Indian foreign policy, south Asian politics, and India-China-Tibet Geopolitics. He has done his graduation in Political science (Hons) from Banaras Hindu University, and Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been the recipient of a Senior Research Fellowship, awarded from UGC, India. Being a passionate teacher, he believes that teaching is not merely restricted to making the students understand the underlying concepts of a course but also to develop critical thinking and evaluate alternate approaches for problem-solving. He always put his efforts toward the overall development of his students. He has participated in many conferences, seminars, and workshops.


  • BA, in Political science (Hons) from BHU, Varanasi
  • MA, M.Phil, and Ph.D. in International relations from JNU, New Delhi.
  • UGC-NET JRF in Human rights and duties

Award & Recognition

  • Senior Research Fellowship by UGC


  • He has presented Research papers at various National and International conferences. 
  • One research paper entitled “Political manipulation and rivalry for Tibet”, has been
  • published in the Society and Politics (ISSN: 2248-9479), edition‐2015/2.
  • “U.S. Energy Strategy in Central Asia” paper published in the World focus, October
  • edition 2017, theme “Geopolitics of Energy in Central Asia”, (ISSN: 22308458), Vol.
  • XXXVIII, No. 10.
  •  “Geopolitical background of Tibet” research paper published in the International
  • Journal for Social Science Research and Global Security, April-June 2018, (ISSN:
  • 23499095), Vol.1, No.2. 
  • P. Stobdan (2014), “Central Asia: Democracy, Instability and Strategic Game in
  • Kyrgyzstan”, review article has been published in China Report in vol. 54 (1), 2018, (ISSN:
  • 00094455), Sage publication.
  • The truth about US Foreign Policy and Everything Else”, a review article published in
  • Capital & Class, (ISSN: 03098168), Sage publication.


  • Completed a 7-week certificate course in “Global Diplomacy – Diplomacy in the Modern World” from the University of London in 2020.

Area of Interest

  • Indian foreign policy
  • South Asian politics 
  • International relations
  • India-China and Tibet

Book Published

‘Tibet issue in British India’s Policy’, in “Mapping Tibet: in the 21st century (The Way Ahead)”, edited by Dr. Tsetan Namgyal, Manakin Press Pvt. Ltd, (ISBN: 978-93-86221-55-1), 2018.

Other Achievements

He has been invited as a resource person, and as an external expert by other universities.