Dr. H. Crosby Vijayakumar

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crosbyEducation

  • M.A  (1979-1981) Madras Christian College
  • M.Phil  (1981-1982) Madras Christian College 
       DISSERTATION: ‘Socio Economic Political Study of Slums in Madras City’
  • Ph.D  (1993-1996) Madras Christian College
       THESIS: ‘Personality and Foreign Policy in the Context of American Presidency’

Teaching Experience

  • Total teaching experience : 29 years in Madras Christian College.
  • Initial appointment as Assistant Professor on 1st November 1982. Since then teaching different courses for the U.G., P.G., and M.Phil

 

Research Experience

  • Ph. D. Thesis: ‘Personality and Foreign Policy in the Context of American Presidency’
  • Awarded Faculty Improvement Programme (FIP ) by the University Grants Commission for the year 1993-1994 for Ph.D degree.
  • M.Phil .Dissertation: ‘Socio Economic Political Study of Slums in Madras City’
  • M.A. Dissertation: ‘Influence of Public Opinion on Government’s Policy Decisions’.
  • Guided  fifteen M. Phil Scholars
  • Guiding Dissertation for the Post-Graduate  students  for the past fifteen years. (each year about ten students)
  • Attended a Course on “Research Methodology” sponsored by the All India Association of Christian Higher Education (AIACHE), New Delhi in 1994.
  • Senior Investigator in a Tribal Research Project awarded by the Tribal Research Centre, Government of Tamil Nadu, during 1998-2000.
  • Presented a research monograph titled ‘Globalization and Christian Education in India’ at the Summer Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT) for six weeks (from 10 June to 19 July, 2007) conducted by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA), at Divinity School, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Publications

  • ‘Influence of Public Opinion on Government’s Policy Decisions’- M.A. Dissertation, 1981.
  • ‘Socio Economic Political Study of Slums in Madras City’- M.Phil . Dissertation, 1982.
  • ‘Personality and Foreign Policy in the Context of American Presidency’ -  Ph. D. Dissertation, 1998.
  • Two Articles in Tamil Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences published by Tamil University, Tanjore, Tamilnadu.1990. i) Delimitation of Constituency, ii) Casting Vote.

Seminars / Conferences / Workshops attended

  • Summer Session of the Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT 2007) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Organized by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, USA, for six weeks, June 9 - July 19, 2007 in Asian Christian Higher Education Institute, Hong Kong.
  • ‘Advanced Leadership Seminar Programme’ conducted by the Haggai Institute, Singapore held from 07 February - 03 March 2006 in Singapore.
  • International Conference on ‘Teaching International Relations’ organized by the United States Educational Foundation of India ( USEFI ), Chennai, at the University of Goa, 18-19 December 2003.
  • ‘Faculty Development Programme’ (FDP) ICFAI University, Hyderabad ICFAI University, 19-21 May, 2004.
  • International Conference on ‘Teaching International Relations’. United States Educational Foundation of India ( USEFI ), Chennai. University of Goa, 18-19 December 2003.
  • Conference on ‘Post-Cold War International Relations’ University of Kerala Trivandrum, Kerala, January 20-21, 2003.
  • Annual Workshop on “American Studies” South India America Studies Network Pondicherry University, September 7-9, 2001.
  • Workshop on ‘Rethinking Security in Asia’. Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo, & University of Madras, December 2, 2000.
  • ‘National Conference on Human Development’ organized by MCC & Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, MCC, Jan 25-26, 2008.
  • National Seminar on ‘Indian Democracy: Nehruvian Perspectives', “Nehru’s Foreign Policy-An Analysis” organized by University Grants Commission & Nehru Study Centre, University of Kerala, July 5-6, 2006.
  • Workshop on ‘Curriculum Development in Political Science’ Department of Political Science, MCC, Chennai, 8 December, 2005.
  • National Seminar on ‘Iraq War and the Future World Order’.“Globalization and National Security with Special Reference to Cyber Terrorism”, organized by University of Kerala, 27-28 January, 2004.
  • Annual Workshop on American Studies, “U.S. Foreign Policy Analysis - A Curriculum”, sponsored by U.S.Consulate General, Chennai, organized by Karnataka University, Hubli, 26-28 November 2004.
  • ‘Faculty Development Programme’ (FDP) ICFAI  University, Hyderabad ICFAI University, 19-21 May 2004.
  • International Conference on ‘Teaching International Relations’, “A Curriculum in International Relations” sponsored by United States Educational Foundation of India ( USEFI ), Chennai, organized by University of Goa, 18-19 December 2003.
  • Conference on ‘Post-Cold War International Relations’, “India and the Super Powers in the Post- Cold War Era” organized by University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, 20-21 January 2003.
  • Seminar on‘International Studies’, organized by Department of International Studies, Stella Maris College, Chennai, July 31 2002.
  • Annual Workshop on ‘American Studies’, “The President and the Congress”, sponsored by South India America Studies Network, organized by Pondicherry University, 7-9 September 2001.
  • Refresher Course in Political Science, sponsored by University Grants Commission, organized by University of Madras, 05 October 2001 to 25 October 2001.
  • Workshop on ‘Rethinking Security in South Asia’, sponsored by Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo & University of Madras, 2 December 2000.
  • UGC State level Seminar on ‘Curriculum Development and Teaching Methodology’, University Grants Commission, organized by Presidency College, Chennai, 29 March 2000.
  • Annual Workshop on ‘American Studies’, “Role of Personality in Foreign Policy Decision Making” sponsored by South India America Studies Network, organized by University of Madras, 18-20 August, 2000. 
  • Annual Workshop on ‘American Studies’, “The President and Foreign Policy”, sponsored by South India America Studies Network, Bangalore, May 1998. 
  • 50th Annual Conference of Indian Political Science Association. “Domestic Imperatives of India’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era”, organized by Indian Political Science Association, Kottayam, Kerlala, July 1997. 
  • UGC Seminar on ‘Indian Polity’, “Judiciary and the Indian Polity”, Department of  Political  Science, Madras Christian College, April 1997.
  • Refresher Course in Political Science, University Grants Commission, University of Madras, 03 February 1997 to 23 February 1997.
  • Course on “Research Methodology”, sponsored by All India Association of Christian Higher Education (AIACHE), New Delhi, Kodaikanal, May 1994.
  • Seminar on “Perspectives on Russia”, Department of  Political  Science, Madras Christian College, March, 1993.
  • Course on  “India & the USA”, sponsored by USEFI and American Studies Research Centre (ASRC) Hyderabad, 28 December 1992 to 09 january 1993. 
  • Seminar on ‘Constitutional Rights of Minorities’, “Minorities in India”, organized by All India Association of Christian Higher Education (AIACHE), New Delhi, Bangalore, September, 1991. 
  • Orientation Course, sponsored by University Grants Commission, organized by University of Madras, 29 January 1991 to 26 February 1991. 
  • Seminar on “World Politics”, organized by Department of  Political  Science, Madras Christian College, January 1989. 
  • Seminar on “Marxism”, organized by Department of  Political  Science, Madras Christian College, March 1989. 
  • Workshop on “Civil Services”, organized by Department of  Political  Science, Madras Christian College, September 1988. 
  • Annual Conference, “Political Parties in Tamil Nadu”, sponsored by Tamil Nadu Academy of Political Science, organized by Madras Christian College, August 1986.

Co-curricular Activities

  • Co-ordinator of ‘J-Term Programme’ of Elmhurst College, Chicago, U.S.A. in Madras Christian College for the year 2009.
  • Academic Co-ordinator for the ‘Semester in India Programme’ of Davidson College, NC., USA. in 2006.
  • Senior Investigator in a Tribal Research Project awarded by the Tribal Research Centre, Government of Tamil Nadu, during 1998-2000.
  • Member of the Self Study Project sponsored by United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) during 1998-1999.
  • Convener of IAS Study Cell of the Department of Political Science during 1985 to 1990. 
  • Organised a one-day ‘Workshop on Civil Services’ in 1988 at Madras Christian College.
  • Resource person for Political Science in Tamil Nadu Government Civil Services Coaching Centre, Anna Nagar,  Chennai, from 2001-2003
  • In-charge of Community Social Service programme for the under-graduates from 1982 to 1987.
  • Examiner, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Member, Selection Committee for recruitment of teachers for Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School), Government of India.
  • Presiding Officer for the Parliamentary General Elections and Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections.
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners, Madras Christian College.
  • Chairman, Board of Examiners,Periyar University, Salem, TN.
  • Member of Board of Examiners  in:  Madras Christian College, University of Madras, Presidency College, Chennai, Madurai-Kamaraj University, Madurai, Annamalai University, Chidambaram,     Pondicherry Central University, Pondicherry.
Additional Administrative Experience  in Madras Christian College
  • Dean of International Programs (2010 - till date): Visited United Kingdom in November 2010 to discuss academic collaboration between Madras Christian College and Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool and the University of the West of Scotland, Scotland. 
  • Co-ordinator,  Internal Quality Assurance Cell (Jan 2009 - May 2009): Involved in the preparation of Self–study Report of the College for Re-accreditation of the College.
  • Alumni & Public Relations Officer (2001 - 2006) 
  • Convener, Students Guidance Service Centre (2000 - 2005): In charge of Campus Recruitment in the College & Organized Career-counseling sessions to the students. 
  • Associate Coordinator of Examinations (1999 - 2000)
International Programmes Attended / Foreign Visits
  • Selected for the “Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar” programme  held from 15 - 30 October 2011, in USA.
  • Visited United Kingdom in November 2010 to discuss academic collaboration between Madras Christian College and Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, the University of Edinburgh and the University of the West of Scotland, Scotland.
  • Summer Institute for Advanced Study in Asian Cultures and Theologies (IASACT) for six weeks (from 10 June - 19 July, 2007) conducted by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA), at Divinity School, Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Presented a research monograph titled ‘Globalization and Christian Higher Education in India’.
  • Advanced Leadership Seminar conducted by the Haggai Institute, Singapore held from 07 February to 03 March 2006. This is a specialized study in Advanced  Leadership Skills in the context of Christianity  ‘as prescribed and taught by the international faculty’. I was awarded the ‘Regional Presentation Award in recognition and appreciation of the outstanding presentation’ made by me. 

Contact

Mobile:  91-44-9840031472 
Email: crosbyv@gmail.com
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