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Mr. Raosaheb Bawaskar


Mr. Raosaheb Bawaskar

Teaching Assistant of Political Science
Convener, Center for China Studies, MNLUA
Convener, Center for Diplomacy and Strategic Studies, MNLUA


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Mr. Raosaheb Bawaskar

Mr. Raosaheb Bawaskar is Teaching Faculty of Political Science at MNLUA, Aurangabad. Apart from this, he holds additional charge as Director-in- Charge, Office of International Affairs, and Public Information Officer at MNLU Aurangabad.

Mr. Raosaheb is pursuing Ph.D. from the Department of Civics & Politics, the University of Mumbai with a specialization in International Relations. He did his M.A. and B.A. from Dr.B.R Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.

Mr. is also instrumental in establishing the independent think tank, the Water Policy Center, (Aurangabad), India where he worked on water diplomacy and security. Before this, he was Assistant Professor of Politics & International Relations in various prestigious colleges in Mumbai city for more than 10 years. He is also a Guest Faculty at National Law University, Odisha; University of Mumbai, & SNDT Women's University, Mumbai.

Mr. Bawaskar is a recipient of the ICSSR-Doctoral Fellowship to research on the Rise of BRICS Countries and Global Power Shift at the University of Mumbai. He has also received Shanghai Government Fellowship at Fudan University (China, 2016); ICSSR Travel Grant (South Africa, 2017), and ISA-travel Grant (Singapore, 2015).

He has published numerous research articles in Scopus indexed journals, book chapters, and commentaries to prominent media. He writes on BRICS, global power shift, China's foreign policy, and water diplomacy.

He has delivered lectures in various forums, and presented papers in national & international conferences in Singapore, China, and South Africa; participated in BRICS Academic Forum (Goa); India Think Tank Forums (New Delhi); NDB Bank Annual meeting (Shanghai, China), etc.

Mr. Bawaskar has organized several international conferences; received foreign delegations of academics, diplomats, CEO and students for an academic excursion. He has also Co-founded the Mumbai School of Thought- a foreign policy forum based in Mumbai.


  • Teaching Assistant of Political Science
  • Convener, Center for China Studies, MNLUA
  • Convener, Center for Diplomacy and Strategic Studies, MNLUA

Additional Charge:

  • Director In Charge- Office of International Affaris, MNLUA
  • Public Information Officer (I/c), MNLUA


ICSSR Doctoral (Ph.D) Fellow at the Department of Civics & Politics, University of Mumbai with a specialization in International Relations. Mr. Raosaheb is NET Qualified in the subject of Political Science. He did his M.A. and B.A. from Dr. B.R Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, and Bachelor in Education (B.ed) from St. Gadgebaba Amravati University, India


Book Chapters:

  1. Raosaheb Bawaskar (2023), COVID-19 and the Development of Online Pedagogical Tools in Higher Education in India: An Assessment in Saraswathi Uni & others (eds), COVID-19 and the Future of Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Raosaheb Bawaskar (2022), Emerging Counter-Terrorism Alliances in the Global South: A Comparative Study of Policy and Practice in Rajendra Baikady & others, (eds) Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. Raosaheb Bawaskar (2022) COVID-19 Crisis and Higher Education in India: A Paradigm Shift in Fulufhelo Netswera & others (eds), Higher Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cross-national perspectives on the challenges and management of higher education in crisis times. Leiden, Netherlands: BRILL Publishers.

Edited Books:

  1. Saraswathi Unni, Raosaheb Bawaskar, KVS Sarma & Santishree Pandit (2023) (eds), COVID-19 and the Future of Higher Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Edited, Theoretical Aspects of International Politics, (Mumbai: Center for Distance Education, SNDT Women's University, 2016)


  1. Global China: How BRI is Redefining China's Global Engagement, WPC, India (2018) available at www.wpc.org.in
  2. Great Power Diplomacy Continuously Enhances China's National Image and International Influence. CRI International Online (Beijing) 2017-09-29 available at http://news.cri.cn/20170929/12503cf1-c51b-8c28-968c-3758bea91a07.html
  3. Key Issues that likely to Dominate 2017 BRICS Summit, Africa Portal, (Johannesburg: SAIIA), 2017-08-30 available at Link: https://www.africaportal.org/features/key-issues-likely-dominate-2017-brics-summit/

Text Book:

  1. Raosaheb Bawaskar, Human Rights and the United Nations in Mangesh Kadam (eds) Human Rights in International Politics (Mumbai: CDE, SNDT Women's University, 2015)
  2. Raosaheb Bawaskar & Others, Major Issues in Contemporary Politics, (Mumbai: IDOL, University of Mumbai), 2012.

Text Book:

  1. Raosaheb Bawaskar & Utkarsha Mahajan, BRICS Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Towards and Effective Security Cooperation and Multilateral Consensus on Counter Terrorism. Msocow: MGIMO Journal-Special Issue on BRICS, Forthcoming in October 2023.
  2. Raosaheb Bawaskar, BRICS and the UNSC: How Rising Powers are Reforming Global Security Governance, in Fulufhelo Netswera & others (eds), Peace and Security in BRICS Nations and the Developing World, forthcoming 2024.

Conferences/ Seminars

International Presentation

  1. Paper Presented, Governing the Virus: COVID-19 Pandemic and International Cooperation in a Time of Crisis, in International Conference (Webinar) on COVID-19 Dialogue. Online: 24th & 25th September 2020.
  2. Paper Presented, Rising Powers and the Post-Pandemic World Order: Are the BRICS Ready to Lead? in International Seminar (Webinar) on Post-Pandemic World Order: Navigating New Normal. Online: 29th to 31st August 2020.
  3. Paper Presented, Water and Infrastructure Development in Mumbai in International seminar on Doing Business in Mumbai. Mumbai: 25th May 2018.
  4. Paper Presented, Indian & Chinese Cinema: A Cultural Kaleidoscope in International Workshop on Cinema in India &China, Mumbai: 12th September 2018.
  5. Paper Presented, Why Water, not Militaries, will define Geopolitical fate of the World, in International Conference on SAARC. Mumbai: 7th & 8th December 2017.
  6. Resource Person, Global Security Governance and the BRIC in International Conference on BRICS and Global Governance. Xiamen, China: Huaqiao University, June 2017.
  7. Paper Presented, BRICS: A Voice of Global South in Multilateral Forum, in ISA-GSC Annual Conference. Singapore: Singapore Management University, 8-10 January 2015.

National Presentation:

  • Paper Presented, Dr. Ambedkar's Contribution to India's Water Policy, in a Seminar on Ambedkar and Social Justice. Hyderabad: Osmania University, 28 & 29 November 2019.
  • Paper Presented, Security Dilemmas in India-China Relations, in International Conference. Mumbai: the University of Mumbai, 18-20 September 2014.
  • Paper Presented, Philippines Strategy in the South China Sea. Paper presented at International Conference Mumbai: University of Mumbai
  • Paper Presented, Water Resource Crisis and Security in Asia, in International Conference on Politics on Climate Change. Mumbai: the University of Mumbai, 13-14 February 2012.

Resource Person:

  • Resource Person, in International Seminar on Connect Gulf: Culture, Commerce & Politics. Mumbai: UDCP, University of Mumbai, 25- 26 February 2019.
  • Resource Person, in International Conference on Shifting Sands in West Asia: Culture, Economy and Polity. Mumbai: UDCP, University of Mumbai, 12- 14 March 2018. Resource Person in International Conference India's Foreing Policy in 21st Century: Continuty and Change Organized by Kisan College, Jalgaon on 15th March 2022.

Workshops/Forum Participation:

  • Participated in India Think Tank Forums. New Delhi: ORF & University of
  • Pennsylvania, USA. Three consecutive years -2020, 2019, & 2017.
  • Participated in BRICS Academic Forum. Goa: MEA, Govt. of India, September 2016
  • Participated in Shanghai Summer School-BRICS Program. Shanghai, China: Fudan University, 3rd July- 6th August 2016.
  • Participated in 3rd JNU Winter School (Interaction Program) for Ph.D. Scholars. New Delhi: Academic Staff College, JNU. 10-28 November 2014.

Conferences Organized:

  • Convener, BRICS Dialouges, supported by NIHSS, South Africa and Durban University of Technology, South Africa.
  • Host, COVID-19 DIALOGUE, by Water Policy Center, India on 24 & 25th September 2020 online.
  • Co-host- International Conference on Post-Pandemic World Order by NIICE, Nepal & WPC, India between 29-31st August 2020 online.
  • Hosted a delegation of 18 senior executives from South Africa's transport industry for the International Seminar on Doing Business: Perspectives from South Africa and Maharashtra on 25th May 2018 in Mumbai.
  • Conducted International Workshop on Indian & Chinese Cinema: A Cultural Kaleidoscope on 12th September 2018 in Mumbai


  • MA in Public Policy
  • BALLB- Subject Teaching - International Relations

Fellowships & Awards

2016: Chinese Local Government Scholarship for Summer School- BRICS Program- Fudan University, Shanghai, China, July-August 2026.

2017: ICSSR (N. Delhi) Travel Grant to visit South Africa-Data collection

2013-15: ICSSR (New Delhi) Doctoral Research Fellowship

2015: ISA-Global South Travel GranT- ISA-GSC 2nd Global South Conference, Singapore .

Research Interest

BRICS and the Emerging Global Order; China's Global Strategy, India's Foreign Policy; Water Diplomacy, and Strategic Studies.

Professional Affiliation & Leadership

  • Member, International Studies Association (ISA), USA
  • Member, International Political Science Association (IPSA) Canada
  • Regional Studies Associations, Sussex, UK.
  • Founder, Water Policy Center, Aurangabad
  • Convener, Panel, IPSA World Congress, Poznan, Poland
  • Led an academic delegation from India to Beijing & Shanghai China under an academic excursion program in May 2019.

Contact Details

Phone : +91 9892442843

Mail Id : raosaheb.bawaskar@mnlua.ac.in