In a magnificent celebration of sports and camaraderie, SRM University-AP’s annual sports fest, Udgam-2024, unfolded with grandeur and an unwavering commitment to athletic excellence on February 29, 2024. The event was graced by dignitaries and sports aficionados, including the esteemed Chief Guest Mr. Nagapuri Ramesh, the renowned Dronacharya Awardee, Prof. Manoj K. Arora, Vice-Chancellor, along with other distinguished university officials, Dr R Premkumar, Registrar, Mrs Suma N, Chief Finance and Accounts Officer (CFAO), Prof. Vishnupad, Dean – Easwari School of Liberal Arts, Prof. Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran, Dean – Paari School of Business, Mr Anil Kumar Nigam, Director – Student Affairs, Dr. Sushmita Kumari, Assistant Director-Sports, Mr Manish Kumar Anand, Director – Human Resources, Mr Pankaj Belwariar, Director – Communications, graced the event with their presence. Around 800 students from 20 colleges and universities have participated in the fest.

The word ‘UDGAM’, which translates to ‘origin’ or ‘to rise up’ in Sanskrit, perfectly encapsulates the spirit of SRM AP’s sports ethos. Not merely an extracurricular activity, sports at SRM University-AP are embraced as a pivotal element of student life, reflecting a holistic approach to education and personal development.

Prof. Manoj K Arora, in his inspiring address, articulated the university’s vision of elevating its sports facilities to international standards. “We are not just building facilities; we are nurturing the champions of tomorrow,” he remarked, emphasising the university’s plans to enhance its infrastructure, fostering a thriving environment for budding athletes.

The Chief Guest, Mr Nagapuri Ramesh, echoed the sentiment, highlighting the vital role of educational institutions in shaping the future of sports in India. His words, “India’s tryst with sports excellence begins in our universities,” resonated with the audience, underscoring the transformative power of sports in building discipline, resilience, and teamwork.

The event saw participation from over 800 students across 20 colleges from all over India, embodying the fest’s ethos of unity and competitive spirit. The Torch Bearing Ceremony, a symbolic tradition, ignited the flame of sportsmanship, passing the torch of legacy and determination from seasoned athletes to the emerging generation.

“I’m immensely grateful to the university management for granting me this incredible opportunity. Witnessing the spirited and joyous participation of the students fills us with exhilaration. SRM University-AP has truly set the stage for these young athletes to hone essential life skills such as leadership and team building. I urge all students to seize this momentous opportunity with both hands and make the most of it, embracing the challenge with the heart of a sportsperson and the zeal of a champion,” said Dr Sushmita Kumari, Assistant Director-Sports.

As the fest unfolds, athletes will compete in a plethora of events, from Basketball to Chess, football to Tennis, each game would be a testament to the indomitable spirit of the participants. The fest was not just a competition but a celebration of the enduring values that sports instil – teamwork, integrity, and the pursuit of excellence.

In conclusion, Udgam 2024 stands as a symbol of inspiration, urging students to embrace the spirit of sportsmanship, to learn from every game, and to always play with heart and honor. As Mr Ramesh poignantly stated, “Khiladi ya to jitta hai, ya sikhta hai, kavi harta nahi hai (In the arena of sports, we either win or learn; we never lose).”

ICMGThe third chapter of the biennial International Conference on Materials Genome (ICMG) was inaugurated at SRM University-AP, India on February 22, 2024, in the august presence of Prof G P Das, Research Institute for Sustainable Energy, India, Prof Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Tohoku University, Japan, Prof Puru Jena, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, Prof Jer Lai Kuo, Dr R Premkumar, Registrar, SRM University AP, Prof Ranjit Thapa, Dean-Research, Dr Pranab Mandal, Associate Professor & Head of the Department, Physics, Dr Mahesh Ravva, Associate Professor, Chemistry, Dr Pradyut Kumar Sanki, Associate Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering and 150+ dignitaries across the world.

ICMG is set up to nurture and promote research and development activities in computational materials in association with Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science (ACCMS), Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore (JNCASR), National Chemical Laboratory, Pune (NCL), Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), TCG-Crest, Kolkata.

In his inaugural speech, Dr R Premkumar delved into the vision of SRM University-AP as a new-age research-centric university. Within 7 years of inception, SRM University-AP proudly harbours 20 departments across 3 schools, providing education to 8500 students. The university aspires to bring quality education to 15000 students in the near future. The research environment of the university is no less than excellent. The university strives to contribute to society through outstanding research activities. The premier faculty pool of the university with 100% PhD and international academic and industry exposure and the zeal to do quality research makes it a chosen haven for achievers. SRM University-AP supports its faculty and students in research by providing Seed Funding, Research Grants, Financial Assistance for Publications and Patents, Conference Aids and state-of-the-art research facilities. “The university’s mission is to create a newer generation who could substantially contribute to the academia and industry. Hence, we encourage our students with equal importance to take entrepreneurship, higher studies and/or Placement support as their future endeavours”, said Dr R Premkumar.

In his keynote speech, Prof. G P Das congratulated the University for the successful arrangement of the 3rd International Conference on Materials Genome. In the year 2000, the Asian consortium was born from a tea table discussion and has come a long way since. This consortium has become 25 years old, and they have been utilizing human as well as computational resources in different countries in the Asian region. The year 2024 marks the 60th year of the two most important milestone developments in the field of materials simulation – (i) Density Functional Theory by Walter Kohn and (ii) the landmark paper by Aneesur Rahman who is considered the founding father of computer simulation and molecular dynamics. It is exciting to note how the research in this domain has evolved in the years between. “One of the most recent additions to this is the marriage between materials science and computer science. This is also termed materials informatics or materials genomics. Big data, deep neural networks, reinforcement learning etc. are becoming more and more familiar tools for materials physicists and chemists. An increasingly large number of papers are appearing in the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals on the data-centric approach to discover as well as predict novel energy materials, catalytic materials, magnetic & spintronic materials, various kinds of functional materials and more recently topological materials,” asserted Prof Das.

Prof. Das further emphasised that there are a large number of areas that are being investigated with the aid of modern technologies like AI-ML. For example, the space group of a complex geological sample can be predicted just by looking at its X-ray or Neutron diffraction data using deep neural networks which was conventionally used to be done by Rietveld analysis, but now such inverse problems can be dealt with AI-ML. Such data-centric pattern-recognition approaches and their triumphs in predicting the behaviour of hitherto unknown areas e.g. cryptography, agriculture, and even criminology open up a bright new future ahead of us. Prof. Das concluded his speech by reminding us that we are now far ahead of our conventional ways of studying. The emerging ‘interface areas’ between disciplines such as biology and physics, economics & physics, metallurgy & physics, electronics & physics, mathematics & statistics, and many other suggests an enormous leap in computational approaches with advances in experimental measurements.

The Sub-themes of the conference for this year are Quantum Mechanics/Machine Learning Approach, High-throughput Computation and Machine Learning aided discovery of Materials, on which 6 keynote speeches and 46 invited lectures will be delivered in the coming 3 days. It is indeed heartening to see the conglomeration of so many stalwarts covering broad areas in Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science.

japanThe Directorate of International Relations and Higher Studies recently welcomed distinguished delegations from Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, for a fruitful academic and cultural exchange programme, “Discover India“.

From February 21st to 24th, 2024, the university hosted Prof. Akihiro Matsumoto, Prof. Sho Yokota and Mr. Yutaka Kikuchi from Toyo University and Forum Engineering. Through interactive discussions and immersive sessions, the delegates gained valuable insights into Indian culture and traditions and promising opportunities for collaboration.

Discover India Programme is a transformative journey where innovation meets tradition. Witness the dawn of a new academic era, brimming with opportunities that promise to revolutionise our educational landscape. This enlightening gathering was more than a meeting of minds; it was a fusion of cutting-edge research and shared visions. The delegates engaged intimately with our esteemed faculty and brilliant research scholars from the Mechanical and Electrical and Electronics Engineering Departments, sparking dialogues that promise to kindle innovative research collaborations.

Their exploration of our state-of-the-art research facilities provided a window into the advanced realm of EV Research Technologies at SRM University-AP. The visit illuminated the potential for groundbreaking advancements in sustainable technology, reflecting our commitment to pioneering solutions for a greener future.

The academic engagement was beautifully complemented by industry visits to Efftronics Systems Pvt Ltd and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd, where practical insights and real-world applications bridged the gap between theoretical knowledge and industrial praxis.

Culminating the visit, our guests were immersed in the rich tapestry of Indian culture, exploring the serene Amaravati Buddha Statue, the sacred Amareswara Swami Temple, and the historic Durga Temple in Vijayawada. This cultural odyssey not only showcased the heritage of our region but also fostered a deeper mutual respect and understanding, enriching the fabric of our international collaboration.

As we reflect on these three days of intellectual exchange, cultural immersion, and visionary exploration, we are filled with hope and excitement for the future collaborations that will undoubtedly emerge from this fertile groundwork. We stand on the brink of a new dawn in global education, ready to innovate, inspire, and transform together.

sebanti articleIn a thought-provoking paper titled “Justice A Distant Dream for Acid Attack Survivors,” published in 360 Info, Dr Sebanti Chatterjee, Assistant Professor in the Department of Liberal Arts, delves deep into the persistent challenges faced by acid attack survivors.

Despite the existence of legal provisions aimed at addressing gender-based violence, the harrowing reality is that acid attacks continue to be a stark and under-addressed form of violence. Dr Chatterjee’s paper sheds light on this critical issue, highlighting the urgent need for greater awareness, support, and legal reform to provide justice and support for survivors.

Through her research, she underscores the importance of recognising and prioritising the plight of acid attack survivors, urging for collective action to create meaningful change. As advocates for social justice, it is imperative that we amplify their voices and work towards a future where justice is not a distant dream but a tangible reality for all survivors.

Abstract

Acid attacks can occur in private or public. These attacks are often rooted in ‘jilted lover’ syndrome or as a manifestation of continued domestic violence. Few cases offer a different narrative: one woman was attacked to teach her father a lesson about property disputes. Ultimately, the acid attack is yet another demonstration of patriarchy’s brutishness.
My (unpublished) research in 2021 with acid attack survivors (including Rima), lawyers, police and other stakeholders in West Bengal — as part of a collaboration between National Human Rights Commission and National Law School of India University, Bangalore — found that despite these various legal advances, acid attack as a form of violence is not prioritised as an issue needing immediate attention, unlike rape and child trafficking.

DOI: 10.54377/e719-077c

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Future Research Plan

To explore how a state cultural heritage status makes us explore the social life of an instrument- it’s secular and sacred manifestations, questions of labour, gender and the sustainability model pertinent to its musical and material interpretations.

Topic of research

Soulful beats: Ecology, Labour and Aesthetics of Ghumott

PATENT FILED WITH TITANSRM University-AP and TITAN COMPANY LIMITED, a leading jewellery brand in India, have collaborated to engineer novel jewellery products using advanced materials and technologies. The joint research project, led by HOD Prof. G S Vinod Kumar and Ph.D. Scholar Dipak Nandkumar Bhosale, Department of Mechanical Engineering, has resulted in a new method of manufacturing foamed gold alloy that is lighter, stronger, and more durable than conventional gold jewellery.

A joint patent between SRM University-AP and TITAN COMPANY LIMITED has been filed for this innovative method of manufacturing foamed gold alloys. The jewellery products made from this material are currently available in TITAN showrooms under the brand name TANISHQ. The customers can enjoy the benefits of wearing lightweight and high-strength jewellery, which also has a high aesthetic appeal and value.

The collaboration between SRM University-AP and TITAN COMPANY LIMITED exemplifies how academia and industry can work together to create novel and useful products for society. The joint research project also provides an opportunity for the students and faculty of SRM University-AP to gain exposure and experience in the field of jewellery engineering and design and to contribute to advancing science and technology.

Abstract

The current innovation introduces a method for producing foamed gold alloy utilising a liquid metallurgical approach. Gas-releasing agents such as hydrides and carbonates are employed in the manufacturing process. Both 18K and 22K alloys are subjected to foaming in this invention. The resulting foams are stabilised by oxides generated in-situ as well as oxides added externally. These foamed gold alloys exhibit ultra-lower density. The foaming process is successfully executed using both interrupted and uninterrupted methods. These foamed gold alloys find applications in various fields including Jewellery and medical implants.

The title of patent in the citation format

“G. S. Vinod Kumar, Dipak Nandkumar Bhosale. A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A FOAMED GOLD ALLOY. Indian Patent application number 202341059195 filed Sep 04, 2023”

Patent Application number

202341059195

Inventors

1. G. S. Vinod Kumar 2. Dipak Nandkumar Bhosale

Unearthing Histories: Explore BA History Course Details

History is the majestic tapestry upon which humanity paints its legacy. It’s a canvas woven with tales of triumphs, conflicts, and the evolution of societies. Studying history isn’t merely peering into the past; it’s an odyssey through the corridors of time, a journey that unveils the secrets of civilisations and the threads that connect the present to the bygone eras. It’s the cornerstone of understanding our world’s complexities. It is a multidimensional exploration that dissects the past through diverse lenses.

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History is an undergraduate degree programme focusing on the study of the past, exploring events, societies, cultures, and their evolution over time. Typically, it involves coursework covering various periods, regions, and themes in history. This course is a gateway to unravelling the mysteries of culture, power, and human behaviour, illuminating pathways to comprehend the present and shape the future. Also, it provides a foundation for various career paths, as mentioned earlier, by cultivating transferable skills highly valued in multiple sectors.

Moreover, movie houses have a high demand for history experts who can conduct research on costumes, jewellery, and movie sets. Collaborating closely with directors and cinematographers, these experts may also pursue roles as research analysts in production houses. Let’s dive into BA History course details.

BA History Course Details

BA History Eligbility:

The typical eligibility requirements for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History include:

  • Completion of 10+2 or an equivalent from a recognized board like CBSE or ICSE
  • Attainment of at least 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination
  • Acceptance of students from any academic stream into the BA History program
  • Some universities might stipulate prior study of History at the 10+2 level.

Preference is often given to candidates from a Humanities background. Individual institutes may have unique eligibility criteria. For instance, DU Admissions mandates that applicants have passed Mathematics at the qualifying level.

BA History Duration:

The BA History programme spans three years and delves into the evolution of human civilization across ancient to modern eras. Exploring diverse cultures, it scrutinizes both the accomplishments and shortcomings, unravelling the tapestry of achievements and setbacks throughout history.

Jobs After BA History

A BA in History can open doors to various career paths due to the skills it develops, such as critical thinking, research, analysis, and communication. Some career options include:

  • Museum Curator/Archivist
  • Historical Researcher
  • Education
  • Journalism/Writing
  • Government & Public Service
  • Librarian
  • Heritage Manager
  • Consultancy/Analysis

Many careers might require further education, specialized training, or internships. Consider supplementing your BA with internships, certifications, or even pursuing higher education like a Master’s or Ph.D. in History or related fields to enhance your prospects in certain career paths.

BA (Hons) in History at SRM University-AP – Nurturing Legacy Explorers

The School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at SRM AP presents a BA (Hons.) in History, aiming to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of global and Indian history. The programme challenges the conventional view of history as a mere chronicle of dates and personalities.

Emphasizing diverse perspectives on historical events encourages critical thinking and analysis. Through intensive reading and tutorial sessions, students engage deeply with historical texts, fostering a nuanced understanding. Evaluation at SRM University-AP emphasizes presentations, ensuring a dynamic and insightful exploration of the multifaceted nature of history.

BA History Subjects List at SRM University-AP

Semester 1:

• Art of Listening, Speaking, and Reading Skills
• Environmental Science
• Digital Literacy
• Understanding Indian Society(ies): Myths and Realities
• Understanding the Indian Constitution
• Understanding Human Minds
• Emerging Technologies

Semester-2:
• Effective Writing and Presentation Skills
• Universal Human Values and Ethics
• Analytical Reasoning and Aptitude
• Economics in Everyday Life
• Data Analytics for Social Sciences
• Human Civilizations

Semester-3:
• Creative and Critical Thinking Skills
• Co-Curricular Activities
• Community Service and
• Social Responsibility
• Entrepreneurial Mindset
• Middle Ages in Europe
• European Social Formations

Semester-4:
• Leadership and Teamwork
• Community Service and Social Responsibility
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Early Medieval India
• Medieval India (1200-1500)
• History of Central Islamic Lands
• Age of Revolutions and National Liberation

Semester-5:
• Community Service and Social Responsibility
• Career Skills- I
• Medieval India – II
• Introduction to Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean
• Economic History of Modern India (1757-1947)

Semester-6:
• Community Service and Social Responsibility
• Entangled Histories
• Understanding Caste
• Society, Politics, and Economy: India After Independence
• Introduction to Colonial Africa

Semester 7 & 8:
• Seminars and Dissertation

Wrapping Things Up

Take up an illuminating journey through the annals of time with SRM University-AP’s BA (Hons) History programme. The multidimensional curriculum doesn’t just decode the past; it fosters critical thinking and analysis. Join the university to explore diverse perspectives and unveil the rich tapestry of history. Embrace a future shaped by a nuanced understanding of civilizations. Start your transformative journey by applying today.

In a remarkable display of commitment towards environmental sustainability, the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering successfully organised the ESE 2024 event. The primary objective of this event was to create awareness and encourage innovative solutions for addressing environmental challenges.

More than 150 enthusiastic undergraduate students from Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Odisha and Tamil Nadu participated in the event. Their active involvement exemplified the youth’s growing interest and concern for environmental issues.

After a highly competitive and captivating competition, the winners were finally announced. The first prize was awarded to Andhra Loyola College, the second prize went to Natubhai V. Patel College of Pure Applied Sciences, and the third prize was claimed by Government Autonomous College, Rourkela.

The winners were not only recognised for their outstanding performances but also received substantial cash prizes. The first-place winner was awarded a cash prize of INR 30,000/-, the second-place winner received INR 20,000/-, and the third-place winner was granted INR 10,000/-.

Additionally, consolation prizes of INR 5,000/- each were distributed to students securing positions from 4th to 10th. Recipients included students from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Doon Business School, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Central University of Tamil Nadu, Sri Durga Malleswara Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala, Nehru Arts and Science College, and SRR & CVR Govt. Degree College.

The ESE 2024 event served as a platform for young minds to showcase their talents and exchange ideas, engage in meaningful discussions, and collaborate on initiatives aimed at promoting environmental sustainability. The exhibition featured a diverse range of projects spanning areas such as renewable energy, waste management, conservation efforts, and sustainable agriculture, among others.

Youth LeadershipDr M Dhamodharan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, was invited as a resource person to deliver a session on “Relationship and Self Development “from January 26-27, 2024, at the Two Days workshop on “Harvesting Youth Leadership-2024.”The workshop was organised by the Department of Social Work at Pondicherry Central University in collaboration with the Trust for Youth and Child Leadership (TYCL), Pondicherry.

Dr Dhamodharan’s expertise and insights on the topic added value to the workshop, which aimed to empower young individuals and cultivate leadership skills among the youth. The session provided a platform for participants to delve into the dynamics of relationships and personal growth, essential aspects for nurturing effective leadership qualities.

His contribution towards the event underscored the importance of understanding the link between relationships and self-development in the context of youth leadership.

Abstract

Relationship is a continuing and often committed association between two or more people, as in a family, friendship, marriage, partnership, or other interpersonal links in which the participants influence each other’s thoughts, feelings, and actions (APA,2020).
The connections we set up, the several types of love we meet, and the effects these interactions have on our personal development all have a significant impact on how we live as people. Understanding the many kinds of relationships that exist is the first step in any analysis of relationships.

Every sort of relationship, whether it be sexual or platonic, professional or familial, has its own dynamics, obstacles, and expectations. In the context of human relationships, love manifests as a complex and profound energy. Love affects the core of who we are and transcends cultural barriers in all its manifestations. Numerous love typologies have been proved by academics and psychologists to classify and understand these types. Love has many sides, ranging from the Greek concepts of Agape, Eros, and Philia to contemporary psychiatric theories. This investigation looks at the subtle differences between various kinds of love, emphasising the behavioural, cognitive, and emotional aspects of each.

A foundational work in the field of psychology, Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love is at the core of understanding love. According to this theory, love can be viewed as a triangle made up of three essential elements: commitment, passion, and intimacy. It explores the significance of each ingredient and how they interact to shape the different manifestations of love through a thorough investigation of Sternberg’s theory. The talk explains the practical applications, providing a window into how the theory may be used to understand and negotiate the intricacies of real-world interactions.

Furthermore, a comprehensive knowledge of the human experience requires the inclusion of self-development in the conversation about love and relationships. In all their manifestations, relationships function as mirrors that reflect our advantages, disadvantages, and potential growth areas. The reciprocal effects of relationships, love kinds, and self-development are particularly important in human life. Also explains. how people change because of their relationships, moulding and honing their identities to fit the demands of romantic relationships and close relationships.

Finally, this session might give light on the complex interactions that exist between self-development, Sternberg’s Triangular Theory, love categories, and relationship types. Participants may understand more about the complex interplay between love and personal development as well as the enormous impact that connections have on forming our identities by exploring these interconnected domains. This talk might give insightful guidance for the participants to navigating the intricate web of interpersonal interactions, supplying a road map for cultivating meaningful connections and promoting comprehensive self-development.

 

17th UDLSRM University-AP proudly hosted the seventeenth edition of the University Distinguished Lecture series on the topic “Scientific Progress to Grand Progression: Opportunities and Challenges in Science-to-Technology-to-Market Paradigms.” The event took place on January 25, 2024, and featured an enlightening address by Dr Girish Sahni, Former Director General of CSIR and Former Secretary of the Government of India.

The lecture centered around the dynamic relationship between scientific progress and its translation into marketable technologies. Dr Girish Sahni shed light on the immense opportunities and challenges that arise in the process of transforming scientific advancements into tangible solutions for society. He emphasised the crucial role of imagination and concentration in fostering innovation, which ultimately leads to groundbreaking inventions. Dr Sahni’s thought-provoking discourse resonated with the audience, inspiring them to embrace curiosity and innovation in their pursuit of scientific excellence.

Following the lecture, an engaging Q&A session allowed the attendees to further explore the nuances of the topic and seek clarification on various aspects of science-to-technology-to-market paradigms. The interactive session fostered an environment of intellectual exchange and provided valuable opportunities for the audience to engage.

Reflecting on the significance of the University Distinguished Lecture, Prof. Manoj K Arora, Vice Chancellor of SRM University-AP, remarked, “The lecture by Dr Girish Sahni illuminated the critical role of scientific progress in driving grand progression. It highlights the opportunities and challenges that lie before us in translating scientific advancements into meaningful technological solutions that can benefit society at large”.

The event was skillfully moderated by Dr Sutharsan Govindarajan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences. Dr J P Rajapandiyan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, expressed his appreciation for the enlightening lecture delivered by Dr Girish Sahni. He highlighted the significance of such platforms in fostering a culture of research and innovation within the university and beyond. Prof. Ranjit Thapa, Dean of Research, and Dr Vinayak Kalluri, Dean of Academic Affairs, presented a memento on behalf of the institution as a token of respect and appreciation for his esteemed presence at the seventeenth edition of the University Distinguished Lecture series.

This event stands as a testament to SRM University-AP‘s dedication to academic excellence and its ongoing efforts to provide students and faculty with enriching opportunities for intellectual growth and exploration.

research paper Vineeth thomasWe are pleased to announce the publication of an insightful article titled “From Incumbency to Dominance: BJP’s Electoral Prowess in Madhya Pradesh,” in the prestigious ABDC-B journal, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW). This article, authored by Dr Vineeth Thomas, Assistant Professor in the Easwari School of Liberal Arts provides a comprehensive analysis of the BJP’s journey from being an incumbent party to establishing dominance in the state’s political landscape.

Dr Thomas examines the factors that have contributed to the BJP’s electoral success in Madhya Pradesh, including the party’s organisational strength, leadership, and strategic alliances. The article also delves into the impact of various government policies and initiatives on the BJP’s electoral performance in the state.

Dr Thomas’s expertise in political analysis and his meticulous approach to the subject matter make this article a significant contribution to the scholarly discourse on Indian politics, particularly within the context of Madhya Pradesh. This research also enriches our understanding of contemporary political landscapes and aligns with our commitment to academic excellence.

Congratulations to Dr Vineeth Thomas for this impactful contribution to political scholarship!

Abstract

In the 2023 Madhya Pradesh Assembly election, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged victorious with a landslide majority. This electoral triumph, characterised by a significant mandate for the BJP, has undoubtedly reshaped the political dynamics of Madhya Pradesh. The landslide victory underscores the party’s stronghold in the region and signals a decisive mandate for the BJP to govern the state for the designated term. In this context, this article analyses various strategic factors that cleared the BJP’s path from incumbency to dominance in Madhya Pradesh.

Explanation of Research in Layperson’s Terms

In the dynamic landscape of Indian politics, Madhya Pradesh stands as a crucible of electoral battles, where the ebb and flow of political tides have shaped the destiny of the state. At the heart of this electoral competition lies the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), an entity that has not only weathered the storm of time but has also evolved from being a political contender to establishing unwavering dominance in Madhya Pradesh.

The 2023 Madhya Pradesh Assembly election results revealed a clear mandate in favour of the BJP, securing an impressive 164 out of the total 230 seats. The overwhelming success is underscored by its triumph across different regions of the state. This comprehensive victory is particularly pronounced in the Malwa-Nimar region, which holds significant tribal populations. In this crucial area with 66 seats, the BJP secured a dominant 45 seats, leaving the Congress trailing with 20 seats, while the Bahujan Adhikar Party (BAP) clinched a lone seat. The BJP’s prowess is further evident in the Bundelkhand region, where it nearly swept the electoral landscape, securing 21 out of 26 seats, while the Congress was left with just five. Similarly, in the Vindhya region, the BJP emerged victorious in 25 out of 30 seats, leaving the Congress with a mere five. This regional dominance is a testament to the party’s strategic appeal and resonant policies. The saffron wave extended to Madhya Bharat, where the BJP outshone the Congress by winning a staggering 33 out of 36 seats (Malpani,2023). This substantial margin of victory indicates not only the party’s organisational strength but also its ability to connect with the electorate on a regional level.

So, how did the BJP complete the journey from a party in power to a political behemoth that has left an indelible mark on the state’s political canvas? A close examination in this regard unravels the fact that it is the conglomeration of clearly designed multiple tactics which gave the BJP a winning formula in the 2023 Madhya Pradesh assembly elections

Title of the Research Paper in Citation Format

Saravanan, Vineeth & Avunii, From incumbency to dominance. (2024, January 5). Economic and Political Weekly.

Practical Implementation/ Social Implications of the Research

Policy makers and politicians can make prudent decision about one nation one election

Collaborations

Electoral Politics, ethics, commonwealth

Future research plans

Indian govt and politics

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