St Mary's College, Shirva
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Dr Padmanabhan S
M A (Pol Sc) Mangalore University
Ph D Mangalore University


Dr Padmanabhan S is the Head of the Department of Political Science in the college. Before joining St. Mary’s in 2009, he served institutions of higher learning under The Catholic Board of Education in the districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada. Graduating from St. Aloysious College, Mangalore, he obtained his masters and doctorate degrees from Mangalore University.

He has 26 years of teaching and research experience. He has presented several research papers in the State and National Seminars. His articles have appeared in many magazines. He has successfully guided ten M Phils and is guiding three Ph D scholars. Currently, he works on a research project funded by UGC. He has written study materials for Mangalore University distance education on the subject “International Relations” and has written 12 text books for PUC and degree students. He is a member of BOS, Mangalore University and Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College (Autonomous), Ujire.