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Dean , director

Vaidyanathan Shivkumar Shivkumar, Indian dean, director. Recipient award, Argentine Embassy,New Delhi, 1997, Ministry of External Affairs,Government of India, 1998, Visitors programme, United States Government, 1991, Best Teacher award, Tirupati Tirumala Devastanam, 1986; grantee fellowship, Tamilnadu Government, 1972-1975. Member of Indian Association American Studies, Am Studies Research Center.


Shivkumar, Vaidyanathan Shivkumar was born on October 30, 1947 in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. Son of Kolipakkam Narasimhan and Godavari Vaidyanathan.


Master of Arts in History, Madras University, 1970. Master of Philosophy in Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Inter-American Studies, School of International Studies, 1983.


Senior lecturer Sri Venaketeswawara College, New Delhi, 1975—1986. Visiting professor Royal Govt of Bhutan, Kang Lung, Bhutan, 1986—1988. Associate professor school international studies Pondicherry University, Pondicherry, India, 1988—1992.

Founder director& professor Center for Latin American Studies Goa University, Panaji, India, since 1992, dean, 2000—2002. Member National Assesment and Accdreditation, University Grants Commission.


  • Other Work

    • Author: United States interventionism in Latin America:Dominican Crisis(1965) and the role of the organization of American, 1985 (Publication award ICSSR, 1985), Latin American attitudes to the Kashmir problem in the United Nations Security Council 1948-1965, 1990,: Emerging trends in Indo -Latin American relations, 2002.


Member of Indian Association American Studies, Am Studies Research Center.


  • Other Interests

    Journalism, reading, writing, broadcasting.


Married Kamal Rajagopalan. 1 child Akshaya.

Kolipakkam Narasimhan

Godavari Vaidyanathan

Kamal Rajagopalan

Akshaya Shivkumar