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To be the leading centre in tribal policy research and analysis; an international centre of excellence.


To provide quality Tribal policy advice to the Government of India and other stakeholders by conducting objective research and through capacity building, in order to contribute to the achievement of Tribal development goals.This will be achieved through applying processes that are based on scientific approaches in research and Analysis.


  • Conducts objective research and analysis on Tribal policy issues with the goal of providing advice to policy makers.

  • Provides advisory and technical services on Tribal policy issues to the Government, government agencies, and other stakeholders.

  • Collects and analyses relevant data on Tribal policy and disseminates its research findings to a wide range of stakeholders through workshops/conferences, internal seminars, research papers, policy briefs, and a newsletter.

  • Develops and maintains research resources and databases on Tribal policy and related issues, and avails these to the Government, the private sector and academic institutions.

  • Undertakes contracted tribal policy research and analysis for the government and clients from the private sector.

  • Undertakes capacity building activities for government and private sector officers.

  • Serves as a point of contact and encourages exchange of views between the Government, private sector and other civil society.

Ms.Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya is a Professor of Political Science at the Banaras Hindu University. In her four decades long career, she served as the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chair, Department of Political Science and Director, Centre for the Study of Nepal and also an Adjunct Professor at Malaviya Centre for Peace Research.

She has done post-doctoral research at London School of Economics and Politics and Brown University and obtained an International Diploma from Uppsala University.

In addition, Professor Upadhyaya has served as Scholar in Residence at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, and Director (Research) at the Institute of Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE), UU/ United Nations University, NI, U.K. More recently she served as the foundational ICCR Chair at Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.

 Professor Upadhyaya has published extensively both nationally and internationally on themes related to issues of self-determination, ethnicity, conflict, federalism, gender and development. She has taught and  lectured on these issues widely at various universities in India and abroad, some of them being Concordia University, University of Toronto, Canada, Wellesley College CT, University of Maryland, MD, Stanford University, CI, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), University of Brisbane, Darwin University, Australia,  Karlstad University, Stockholm University, University of Lund, Sweden,  Air Force Academy, Silver Spring, USA, Freie University, University of Magdeburg, Germany, and European University at Cracow,  Poland and Dublin City University, Ireland.

Prof.Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya



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The Centre for Tribal Policy Research (CTPR) is an independent,    a Not-for-Profit think tank of quality Policy research and analysis in the domain of Tribal affairs and it's Social, Economical, Technological and cultural dimensions to provide

sustainable solutions.

Prof. Priyankar Upadhyaya , UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, and Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India, has recently been appointed PRIO Global Fellow. Professor Upadhyaya has been working with PRIO researchers Åshild Kolås, Jason Miklian and Elida K. U. Jacobsen on several different projects, and is currently associated with the IDSA-PRIO Institutional Cooperation and the project India in the World: Emerging Perspectives on Global Challenges (INDWORLD). 

Professor Upadhyaya manages the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research  at Banaras Hindu University. Widely regarded as the pioneer of Peace Studies in India, Professor Upadhaya holds a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Advance International Diplomas in Conflict Resolution from Uppsala University, Sweden. He has carried out post-doctoral research at London University and the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars, Washington DC, and has been selected for the Guest Scholar Award of the Woodrow Wilson Centre, Faculty Research Award of the Canadian Government and Senior Fulbright Award. Professor Upadhyaya has taught Political Science and Conflict Resolution in many parts of the world, including Concordia University in Montreal, Ulster University in Northern Ireland, the Department of Political Science, Karlstad University in Sweden, and the US Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs. He has also been a Fellow at the Henry L Stimson Center, Washington DC, and a Visiting Fellow at PRIO.

Professor Upadhyaya has publications in journals and books from Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Sage, Ashgate and Routledge, and research articles in journals such as International Law & Policy, International Studies and Strategic Analysis.Professor Upadhyaya has taught International Relations and Peace Studies at Banaras Hindu University for over three decades. He has contributed as a Resource Person to the UN University of Peace and has been a visiting speaker at the Foreign Service Institute, Naval War Academy and National Defense College in India. He is currently ICCR Chair of Indian Studies at Dublin City University. In June 2016, Professor Upadhyaya delivered a path breaking speech at the UN Consultative meeting in Geneva on ‘Peace as a process’, highlighting the transformative force of peace and its linkages to sustainable development. Together with Åshild Kolås he is commissioned to author a book on Progress and Challenges for the UN Peace Agenda, 70 years after the creation of the United Nations and UNESCO, for UNESCO, as a contribution to the implementation of the International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013-2022) for which UNESCO has been designated lead agency by the UN General Assembly.

Prof.Priyankar Upadhyaya     Advisor   

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