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Research Areas

English
  •     Professional Communication
  •     English Language and Literature
  •     Media and Film studies
  •     Journalism
  •     Tourism and Travel
  •     Ecocriticism
  •     Cultural Studies

Humanities
  •     Sociology
  •     Philosophy
  •     Ethics
  •     Higher Education
  •     Spiritual Intelligence
  •     Political Science
  •     Development Studies

Completed Projects

SL No

Project Name

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency

Sanctioned Amount (Lakhs)

Duration

1

Detailed study module titled “Media and Popular Culture” and “Postcolonial Theory.” for project on ePathshala (eContent Development for PG Subjects English Ref. No. 19/2013

Rayson Alex

MHRD-UGC

Rs. 14,000/

May - Aug 2014

2

Exploring Spiritual Quotient and Analyzing its Impact on Research performance of University Teachers

 

Shalini Upadhyay

ICSSR

Rs. 6,57,900/-

2012-2014  ( Report submitted in Dec.2014)

3

Fieldwork for creating an audio dictionary of Mudugar

 

Rayson Alex

Firebird Foundation for Anthropology, USA

Rs. 4,50,000/-

3 years (March 2011 to March 2014)

4

Collection of Oral Literature of Mudugar and Kurumbar in Attappady , Palakkad District, Kerala World Oral Literature Project,

 

( Before Joining BITS Pilani)

 

Rayson Alex

University of Cambridge

Rs. 4,50,000/-

March 2010 - March 2011

5

The Politics of India’s SEZs

Solano Da Silva

Ford Foundation,

Rs. 2,00,000/-

Jan 2010 – Feb 2011

6

Documentary film Project Parivartan on the impact of various women empowerment programmes in Shekawati region of Rajasthan

( Completed in Pilani Campus)

Geetha B.

U.G. C. Centre for Women Studies, BITS Pilani

Rs. 55,000/-

2009- 2010

 7 Significance of Emotional Intelligence in Organizational Effectiveness Meenakshi Raman U.G.C Minor Project Rs 100.000 

Ongoing Projects

SL No

Project Name

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency

Sanctioned Amount (Lakhs)

Duration

1

Land dispossession for a golf Course In Tiracol Goa

Solano Da Silva, Prof. Alito Siqueira and Prof. Peter R. deSouza.

Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi

Rs. 85,000/-

June - October 2015

2

Language of the Becoming City        

PI: Prof. Henrietta Palmer,

 

Solano Da Silva (BITS, External Expert)

Swedish Research Council

Rs. 85,000/-

May 2015 - 2017

3

“Mining Closure, Economic Disruption & Local Level Sustainability; A Case Study of Goa, India”                         

PI: Dr. Aswini Mishra, Economics, BITS Goa. Co-PIs: R P Pradhan & Debasis Pattanaik.

ICSSR

9,00,000/-

            Started in Oct 2014 (duration 2 years)

4

Literature as an Instrument of Social Change : A Study of Reader Response to Dalit Literature

K A Geetha

 

UGC  

Rs.8,26,400  

Project approved in 2014 but fund yet to be released by UGC

5

Technical/Business/Professional COMMUNICATION: An empirical analysis of Cross Cultural Communication Variables in Indian Industries and Academia

 

Basavadatta Mitra

Major UGC Project

Rs. 6,50,000/-

2013-2015

Consultancy

  • Analysis of Stakeholders in Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chorao, Goa, German Development Corporation (GIZ) Rs. 2,60,000/- Aug 2014-Jan 2015, PIs: Dr. Rayson Alex and Solano Da Silva

  • Development and Demonstration of Two Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems BITS Pilani Rs. 50,00,00 2014-2017, PI: Dr. Srikanth Mutnuri, Co-PI: Rayson Alex

  • Impact Analysis on Training Programme for Empowering Women and SC/ST candidates Using ICT Tools in the State of Goa – A consultancy project was carried out for KEONICS ( Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd.) during October 2009-January 2010 Team : Meenakshi Raman, VVSNV Prasad, Basavadatta Mitra (amount involved Rs.50000)

  • Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme, World Bank; MHRD, Govt. of India & Ministry of Education, Govt. of West Bengal 2013 to Date. PI: Dr. Basavadatta Mitra (ELT consultant—only travel and hospitality given)
  • Prof.Meenakshi Raman, Dr.Shalini Upadhyay and Dr. Layla Mascarenhas conduted a training program in Technical Writing to the front line officers and managers of Cipla Biotec, Verna, Goa during 12 July—05 October 2016. 30 employees benefited from the program.

      


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Research Areas

English

Professional Communication
English Language and Literature
Media and Film studies
Journalism
Tourism and Travel

Humanities
 
Sociology
Philosophy
Ethics
Higher Education
Spiritual Intelligence



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