Dr. Stany Thomas

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer
Field of Specialization: Indian Government and Politics
Name: Dr. Stany Thomas
Official Address and Designation: Associate Professor
Research & PG Dept. of Political Science
St. Thomas College
Arunapuram P.O.
Palai, Kottayam Dt. 686 574
Telephone (O): 91-4822- 212317
E-mail: stanyxvi@gmail.com
Duration of Grant: Four Months
Lecture Topics:

  • Philosophy and Ideology that permeate through the Indian Constitution
  • A comparative analysis of Fiscal Federalism in India and U.S.
  • Issues in Indian Politics: Communalism, Casteism, Regionalism, Linguism
  • Affirmative Action and Constitutional Provisions in the Indian Constitution
  • Working of Cooperative Federalism in India
  • Political Interest groups in Indian and US societies: Types, impact and strategies
  • Identity Politics in India
  • Tension Areas in Indian Federalism: Administrative, Legislative and Financial
  • Devolution of Power: The New Face of Local Governments in India and U.S.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Political Science Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 1996
M.A Political Science Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 1989
B.A English, Political Science, Military Science Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, Nagarjuna University, Guntur 1987

Professional Background :
Associate Professor St. Thomas College, Palai 2006-till date
Reader St. Thomas College, Palai 2003-2006
Assistant Director School of Distance Education, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam 2001-2003
Lecturer Senior Scale St. Thomas College, Palai 1998-2001
Dr. Stany Thomas