Kanti Bajpai holds the Director of the Centre on Asia and Globalization and Wilmar Professor of Asian Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Before this, he was Professor in the Politics and International Relations of South Asia, Oxford University (2009-2010), and Headmaster, The Doon School, India (2003-2009). From 1994 to 2003, he taught International Politics in the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in the Centre for International Politics, Organization, and Disarmament. Dr. Bajpai has also taught at the Maharajah Sayajirao University of Baroda (1989-1992).
Dr. Bajpai is presently working on a book on India-China relations and is a regular commentator in the Indian press and radio and television. In 2012, the Indian Defence Minister awarded him the K. Subrahmanyam Award for Excellence in Research in Strategic and Security Studies.