Qimpro Platinum Standard 2006

Dr Kanti Bajpai


Head Master, The Doon School

Dr Kanti Prasad Bajpai, Headmaster, The Doon School, Dehra Dun is an eminent educationalist, author and commentator. A distinguished scholar on international relations.

As an educationalist, for a decade, Dr Bajpai contributed his intellectual prowess as Professor of International Politics in the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi. He brought a world-class standard of pedagogy to the school and under his tutelage, the school produced some extraordinary students.

Dr Bajpai has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace, Notre Dame University; the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.; and the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. Characteristic of his intense beliefs, he had been at the forefront of international academic groups in taking umbrage at India's nuclear tests in 1998. He spoke and wrote about it with clarity and reason.

As an author, Dr Bajpai has several books to his credit. These include: South Asia After the Cold War; Securing India - Strategic Thought and Practice; The Peacock and the Dragon - India/China Relations in the 21st Century; and Engaged Democracies - India/US Relations in the 21st Century. His most recent book is Roots of Terrorism.

Dr Bajpai is a regular commentator in the Indian press, radio and television where he specializes on international affairs and Indian foreign and security policy. He is also on the advisory board of the journals Asian Security and The Indian Review.

For the past three years, Dr Bajpai has been with Doon School, his alma mater, facilitating a metamorphosis.

We salute Dr Kanti Prasad Bajpai, Qimpro Platinum Standard 2006. A statesman for Quality in Education.

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