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Vageeshan Harathi

Email :vagpolitics@gmail.com

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D awarded by the  Department  Political Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad ,on the theme titled  'Panchayati Raj Leadership and its Role in Rural Development: A Study of Warangal District in Andhra Pradesh’ under the  supervision of Prof. Yoga Jyotsna, in  December 2016
  • JRF NET (UGC):  Received 1997 in  Political Science
  • SLET (State Level Lecturer Eligibility Test Cleared): In Political Science Conducted by A.P. College Service Commission in 1995.
  • Master Degree in Political Science: First Class from Osmania University in 1995.
  • Bachelor Degree in Law: First Class from Osmania University in 1998 (Stood State Second in LawCET - 1995)
  • Bachelor Degree in Education: First Class from Osmania University in 1994.
  • Bachelor Degree in Arts: First Class from Osmania University in 1992.


Research Experience



Work done


2018 December

Coordinated pre poll survey before the State Legislative Assembly Elections of Telangana for CSDS New Delhi.


From August to November 2018

Addition Coordinator of the Research Project on’’ Legal Aid to the Prisoners in Telangana”


2018 June

Coordinated the Mood of the Nations Survey by CS DS New Delhi



Prepared   instruction material for field assistants on Integrated water shed Management Programme supported by APMASS Hyderabad..



The status Functioning of District Planning Committees in Andhra Pradesh A study of Warangal district.



Degree of Devolution of Powers ,Functions and  Finances to Panchayat Raj Institutions in Andhra Pradesh with   Focus on  Education





Participated in the field study Role of panchayts in Disaster Preparedness and Rehabilitation in costal Andhra Pradesh.



The emergence and effects   and Panchayat Secretary system and its implications a micro study of a village in   Medak district




2004 – 005

Worked as research investigator in UGC’s  major research project on      Participation of Rural women in Income Generation Programmes  through  of Self Help Groups  in    Telangana. A Case study of Mahabubnagar and Rangareddy districts



Worked extensively on field as a Social Organizer with VELUGU project using various PRA techniques.



Worked as Research Investigator in UGC sponsored Major Research Project on Evaluation of Rural Development Programmed in Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh during



Paper Presentations in Seminars

(Since In 2010)


  • Presented a paper on EmpowermentFictitious and Real : ACase of PRIs in Andhra Pradeshin 2010 In a seminar conducted by Department of Political science in Osmania University
  • Presented a paper titled Can Panchayats Deliver? A look in to the functioning Panchayats in Andhra Pradesh since 1995.In a Seminar Conducted on Rural development Governance  by the Department of Sociology ,Nagpur University  in March 2011
  • A paper titled Dignified Citizenship for All:Need for Addressing Exclusion from Human Rights Perspective in India, National seminar on Human Rights and Values in Education Organized by P.G. Department of Legal Studies & Research,  at AcharyaNagarjuna University, Guntur, AndhraPradesh on  30and 31March 2015.
  • A paper titled ‘Limits of Linguistic Solidarity:Tectonic shift in the politics of Telugu Lands from mid 1990sin National Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends of State Politics in India: Retrospect and Prospect’ going to be organized by MPISSR, Ujjain. (21-22, January, 2016).
  • Presented a paper on Nature ofRegime and Panchayati Raj Institution in Andhra Pradesh. In an International Seminar Decentralisation Poverty and Marginalization held at Kerala Institute of Local Administration ( KILA) in Thrissure, Kerala, in 2016 November, 
  • Presented a paper titled   Trends of Centralizations: An insight in to Democratic Decentralizationin Telangana. In a national seminar On Politics and Prospects in State Governments, conducted by the Osmania University department of Political Science,Hyderabad in November 2017.
  • Presented a paper  Social Sciences and the Society  , In a National Seminar on  New Trends in Social Science Research and Practice Conducted By the Kakatiya Degree College, in Warangal in November 2017.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Electioneering as Democracy: The Problem of Overemphasisin national conference on electoral Politics in Contemporary India: Emerging Trends’ by Department of Political Science,Moulana Azad National Urdu University,in February 2018,in Hyderabad.
  • Presented a paper titled Dominant Castes and Electoral Politics and Democratic Deficiency in Telangana, in   National Seminar on Indian Democracy at Cross roads Conducted by the Department Of Political Science ,University of Hyderabad on January 23-24,2019.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Social Justice and Reservations: In the Context of New Constitutional Category of Economic Weaker Sections’, in National seminar on Reservations, Representation and Social Justice on 23and 24 March 2019.




 Articals in Journals


  • Panchayats and Parallel Bodies in Andhra Pradesh: Understanding and Observations, in  Indian Journal of Social Science  Research, July September 2012 ,Volume 1 Number 4,Pno 42-54,ISSN no2277-2227
  • Bhakti Movement in North India its context and contributions in Indian Journal of Social Science  Research, October  December 2012,Vol 1 No-5,Pno244-250
  • Civil Society Organizations and The Panchayti Raj Institutions, A Possible Synergy ,  Coauthored with SudarshanBalaBoyina in ,Local Government Quarterly,October –December 2013, Vol:LXXXIII,No 4 PP 95-104.
  • AbhivruddiPiaChachaJaragali (There must be discussion on development) in Telugu inVeekshanam, Telugu Monthly, June 2016 ISSN 2231-6892 29-30 PP.
  • NiyamaBaddhaPrajaSwaamyamKosamPoratam ( A struggle for Rule Based Democracy)  in) in Telugu  in  Veekshanam,Telugu Monthly , in  December 2016  ISSN 2231-6892  PP55-57






  • Authored TELANGANA : VIPHALANDHRAPRDESH( an analysisof Telangana Problem), SakalaPublications Hyderabad  2010
  • Co-authored 'Panchayati Raj Elections-2001 in Andhra Pradesh' (in Telugu) SuparnaPublications 2004.




  • Mahatma JyothiRaoPhule's ‘ShetKaryanchaAsud’ in to Telugu, for Hyderabad Book Trust, Hyderabad, in 2005.
  • Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's ‘State and Minorities’ in to Telugu for Hyderabad Book Trust, Hyderabad, in 2005.
  • ‘Minor works of JyothiBaphule’ in to Telugu for Hyderabad Book Trust, Hyderabad, in 2005.



Chapters in Books:

  •  Chapter in Telugu on The  Progress of Movement for Separate Telangna State 1990s to 2014   for Intermediate Second Year  Civics  for students of Telangana state, published by  Telugu Acadamy  in 2015
  • Contributed a chapter on TeluguNationalism and Telagna Identity  (a Study of  Political Changes  from the early 1980s to early 1990s) in the book  Telangana Movement and Formation of the Telangana state Published by Telugu Acadamy  in 2016
  • Contributed  two chapters namely   Media and Pressure Groups and On Right to information Act  in the Book on  Indian Government and Politics, published by the Telugu Academy in 2017.   

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