Dr. Jagatap Appasaheb R. is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Political Science at Govt. First Grade College, Dharwad and presently working as Dean, at Karnataka State Higher Education, Academy, Dharwad on deputation since June 2018. Before joining HEA, he has held various positions in teaching Political Science for about 32 years as a Lecturer, Senior Scale lecturer, Selection Grade lecturer and Associate Professor in Government First Grade Colleges. He had worked as NSS Programme Officer and Coordinator, IQAC at GFGC Dharwad. He is regular writer in research Journals and around 30 research articles have been published in UGC recognised/peer reviewed journals. In addition 3 reference books have been published with ISSN number. He has attended various seminars, conferences and workshops in state, national and international levels. He has successfully guided for M.Phil and Ph.D. Students for promotion of research. He has completed 1UGC sponsored Minor Research Project in 2009. He has organised one workshop on Human Rights Education and Training in GFGC, Dharwad in 2017 and attended more number of conferences in various academic institutions across India. He is active academic member of Indian Political Science Association, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi and holds and Honorary Secretary, IIPA Local Branch, Dharwad .