Dr Aparna Varma

I/c Director,School of International Cooperation, Security and Strategic Languages (SICSSL)
Assistant Professor
School of Internal Security, Defence and Strategic Studies (SISDSS)

Email – aparna.varma@rru.ac.in

Qualification Board/University Grade
Graduation in Political Science Honours (Miranda House) Delhi University 1st Division
Masters in Political Science (Ramjas College) Delhi University 2nd Division
M.Phil/PhD School of International Studies, Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University 1ST Division Topic- Public Diplomacy of Russia Towards India, 1991-2012
PhD Jawaharlal Nehru University Soft Power as Instrument of Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study of Russia, India and China, 1991-2017
  • 24 July, 2017 to 01 August, 2018 Department of Political Science, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.
  • 18 November, 2020 to 28 August, 2021 Department of Political Science, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, University of Delhi.
    • Participated in the Kunzru Memorial Lecture Series, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

    • Paper presented titled ‘Russian Public Diplomacy Towards India’ at the BRICS & SCO Student Spring Festival organised by the Government of the Russian Federation, Ufa, Russia, 21-27th June, 2016.

    • Paper presented titled ‘India Russia Trade Prospects’ at the BRICS International Forum, New Delhi

    • Paper presented titled ‘Women’s Identity Crisis: A Fight with PCOS or Herself!’ at the International Conference on ‘Empowering Women: Fostering Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability’ jointly organised by the Niti Aayog Women Entrepreneurship Programme (WEP), Government of India and Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 16-17 July, 2018.
    • (Session chair: UGC Joint Secretary Dr. Archana Thakur)

    • Paper presented titled ‘Hinduism and Environment’ at the International Conference on Global Environmental Challenges, Human Health and Sustainable Development jointly organised by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Metropolitan University, San Juan, USA, Amity University, Noida, Dr. BhimRao Ambedkar College, Delhi University, 11-13 January, 2019*.
    • Paper presented ‘The Bear, the Elephant & the Dragon in the Jungle Raj: Contemplating Democracy within the Political System of RIC’ at the International Conference on Social Justice and Development Challenges and Opportunities in Vibrant Democracies, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Government PG College, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, 23-24 February, 2019*.
    • Attended International Symposium on ‘India and its Diaspora: Cooperation Opportunities for Mutual Development’ organised by Jawaharlal Nehru University.

    • Paper presented ‘A Comparative Analysis of Russian, Indian and Chinese Soft Power in West Asia’ at the International Conference on India’s Emerging Relations with West Asian Countries: A Global Perspective, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi (ICSSR/ICWA), 27-28 January, 2020.
  • Varma, A.(2002), ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Russian, Indian and Chinese soft power in West Asia.’ Assonance (UGC CareList) Vol.(22):268-279
  • ‘The Kuril Dispute’ in UGC Approved EPRA Journal, ISSN No. (O) 2347-9671; ISSN (P) 2349-0187
  • ‘India Russia Relations: Pressing the Reset Button’ in UGC Approved EPRA Journal, ISSN No. (O) 2347-9671; ISSN (P): 2349-0187
  • ‘Postcolonial Responses from Africa’ in Associated Asia Research Foundation ISSN (O): 2349-4085
  • *‘Hinduism and Environment’ in UGC Approved Jigyasa Journal, ISSN: 0974-7648; Journal no. 40957, Banaras Hindu University.
  • *Chapter ‘The Bear, the Elephant & the Dragon in the Jungle Raj: Contemplating Democracy within the Political System of RIC’ in Social Justice, Development and Democracies: Challenges and Opportunities, Swastik Publications, ISBN – 978-93-83762- 97-2.
  • Chapter ‘Lipsticks and Mascaras: Redefining Social Justice for Urban Indian Women’ in Revisiting Paradigm Shift in Social Justice: An Economic, Socio-Cultural Overview, Swastik Publications, ISBN: 978-93-87367-31-9.
  • Varma, Aparna (2020), ‘Perspectives on Social Sciences’, Sociostac, URL: https://sociostac.com/?p=214
  • ‘Gandhi, Government and Good Governance’, in UGC Approved Shodh Drishti Journal, ISSN: 0976-6650;
  • Invited to deliver a guest lecture on “State and Government: Concept, Evolution and Difference” by the Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership, Maharashtra on 21 September, 2020.