Faculty Profile


Name : Deepak  Kumar
Designation : Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies
School of Social Sciences
Room No : 220
Off. Phone : 91-11-26704416
Residence : 91-11-26741303/9899933726
Email : deepakkumar@mail.jnu.ac.in   deepakjnu2008@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/deepakkumar/cv.pdf


Ph.D. ( History) 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

History of Science & Education in Modern India 


Lecturer, Department of History, Kurukshetra University, 1976-1983.
Scientist, History and Philosophy of Science Division, NISTADS, 1983-1997.
Associate Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, JNU, 1998-1999
Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, JNU, 2000 to date.

Administrative Experience:
Head, History and Philosophy of Science Division, NISTADS, (CSIR), 1986-1996.
Chairman, Z.H.Centre for Educational Studies, JNU, 2002-2004, again 2010 - 2011.
Chairman, Campus Development Committee, JNU, 2005-2007.
Senior Warden, Sabarmati Hostel, JNU, 1999-2005.
Director, Educational Records Research Unit, JNU, 2004 - 2010
Founder Chairman, Media Research Centre, SSS, JNU, June 2010 onward 

Awards & Honours

President and Convenor, 20th International Association of Historians of Asia Conference, held at JNU, New Delhi, on 14-17 Nov. 2008.
President, International Commission on Science & Empire, IUHPS/DHS, 1997-2001.
President of the Modern India Section, Indian History Congress, 60th Session, Calicut, December 1999.
Professor R.C.Gupta Endowment History of Science Lecture Award given by the National Academy of Science, Allahabad, July 2001.
President, South Asia Section, Indian Association of Asian and Pacific Studies, Second Biennial Conference, Sambalpur University, 29-31 Jan. 2004.
Vice-President, International Association of Historians of Asia, 2004-06, elected at the 18th IAHA Conf. held at Taipei in 2004.
Member, Academie Internationale DíHistoire des Sciences, Paris.
Vice-President, Association of South Asian Environmental Historians, 2007- 2009, reelected 2010. 

International Collaboration/Consultancy


Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

The Trishanku Nation: Memory, Self and Society in Contemporary India, OUP, Delhi, 2016.

Science and the Raj, Enlarged Second Edition by OUP, Delhi, in Jan.06. Paperback in Sept.06, reprint 2011.

Earlier Hindi version published by Granthsilpi, Delhi, in 1998. Urdu version published by NCPUL, New Delhi in 2009. Bengali translation titled British Bharter Vijnan, Sujan Pub., Kolkata, 2007.Translation in Telugu and Tamil also in progress.

Technology and the Raj, jointly edited with Professor Roy MacLeod of Sydney University, SAGE, New Delhi, 1995. Enlarged Hindi version was published by Granthshilpi, Delhi in 2002.

Edited with Vinita Damodaran and Rohan DíSouza, The British Empire and the Natural World: Environmental Encounters in South Asia, OUP, Delhi, 2010.  

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

"Reason, Science and Religion: Gleanings from the Colonial Past", Studies in Peopleís History, vol.1, issue 2, Dec. 2014, pp. 181-198.

"Science Administration: A Historical Outline", Social Scientist, vol. 43, nos. 1-2, Jan. 2015, pp. 31-42.

"HISTEM and the Making of Modern India Ė Some Questions and Explanations", Indian Journal of History of Science, vol.50, 4, 2015, pp. 616-628.  

Patents (if any)