Dr. Avinash Samal

Assistant Professor & Dean

Phone: +918839210906


M. A., Ph. D.
(A Post-graduate in Political Science from Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar and a Ph. D. in Development Studies from the University of Mysore through the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, with a Fellowship from ICSSR, New Delhi.)

Courses Taught

At HNLU, I have taught all the six courses in Political Science such as Political Theory, Political Thought, Indian Political System, Major Political Systems in the World, International Relations, Public Policy Processes

In addition to the above courses taught at HNLU, Raipur, in the past, I have also taught courses like Regulatory Reforms and Governance, Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Comparative Public Policies, Development Theories and Rural Polity at places like ICFAI School of Public Policy, Hyderabad and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar, respectively.


Policy Analysis and Evaluation, ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, 2007.
Public Policy Processes: Institutions and Actors (Editor and Main Contributor), ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, 2005.
Towards Decentralized Governance in Lakshadweep (Co-authored), Kanishka, New Delhi, 2001.


“Defections in Indian Politics: Can the Menace be Curbed?”, ICFAI Journal of Public Administration, Vol.1, No. 3, 2005.

“Protective Discrimination and Development of Scheduled Castes: An Alternative Model for Good Governance”, Indian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 44, No. 3, July-Sept. 1998.
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