Centre for Maritime Security Studies

Background

Maritime security has emerged as a key security dynamic of the twenty-first century. This is particularly relevant for the Indo-Pacific region which faces a wide-range of maritime threats and challenges ranging from non-traditional threats such as piracy, transnational crimes, illegal fishing to long term-strategic threats posed by the rise of China and the impact of climate change.

This Centre focuses on all aspects of maritime security including geopolitical and geostrategic issues, legal challenges and environmental threats that are expected to impact the national security of India.

Vision of the Center

To emerge as the leading centre of excellence for the study of maritime security in India.

Objectives

The proposed objectives of the Centre are to:

  • Promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research in the field of maritime security.
  • Conduct regular seminars/ conferences/ workshops in relevant areas to promote scholarship in the field of maritime security.
  • Conduct courses for students at the GMU and external agencies such as the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and the Coastal Police department.
  • Offer consultancy in relevant areas to external agencies.
  • Generate external research funding to further the mission of the Center.

Head of Centre

 

Designation Name Profile
Patron in Chief Smt. Avantika Singh, IAS
Vice Chairman & CEO,
Gujarat Maritime Board
Patron Prof. Dr. S. Shanthakumar
Director, School of Maritime Law Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Head of the Centre Dr. Shishir Upadhyaya
PhD (Maritime Studies), MSc.(Defense and Strategic Studies,
Associate Professor, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Centre Member Mr. Mohit Gupta
PhD (Pursuing), LL.M., LL.B, BA, NET-JRF
Assistant Professor of Law, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Mr. Waseem Ahmed Bhat
PhD (Pursuing), LL.M, LL.B, UGC-NET
Assistant Professor of Law, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration Gujarat Maritime University
Mr. Abhay Singh
PhD (Pursuing), LL.M., LL.B, UGC-NET
Assistant Professor of Law, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University
Research Assistant Ms. Ashima Sharma
PhD (Pursuing), LL.M(Gold Medalist), LL.B, BA, UGC-NET
Teaching and Research Associate, School of Maritime Law, Policy & Administration
Gujarat Maritime University