The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS Pilani’s Hyderabad Campus has faculty members specialising in a range of research areas from various disciplines. The department is committed to promoting value-oriented learning, respect for diversity, critical thinking, development of social-political values and cognitive capacities required for examining the world around, and cultural and aesthetic appreciation of various art forms and literary genres.
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus has the vision to be recognised for quality research and teaching of various disciplines and inter-disciplinary fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the next decade.
Develop and disseminate knowledge about human and social understanding and phenomena. Enable critical thinking in students and peers. Build HSS into a research-oriented centre that attracts world-class faculty, PhDs and post-Docs with diverse specialisations and recognised in their field for their scholarship and contribution.
The department of Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS Hyderabad currently offers Ph.D. programme.
Major Research Areas: Cognitive- Behavioural Neuroscience; Comparative Literature; Communication Skills; Criminology, Crime and Horror Fiction; Critical Humanities; Cultural Studies; Political Ecology; Decentralisation; Development Studies; Disability Studies; English as a second language (ESL); Teacher development; English Language and Literature; Indian cinema; Indian Fiction in English; Indian Philosophy; Poetry in English Literary Studies; Medical Humanities; Disaster Studies; Postcolonial Literature; Science Technology Studies; Spiritual Science; Technology integration in teaching; Urban studies; Various types of Linguistics
Ph.D. Topic - An Exploration of the Factors that Influence Attention in Task Performance
Ph.D. Supervisor - Dr. Pranesh Bhargava,
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DAC Members - Dr. Biswanath Dash, Dr. A K Jayesh
Ph.D. Topic - Her research interests are in Trauma Narratives, Malabar Rebellion, Post-colonial literature and Cultural Memory Studies.
Ph.D. Supervisor - Prof. Maya Vinai,
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Ph.D. Topic - Sociology of Development, Sociology of Environment and Sustainable Development and Political Sociology.
Ph.D. Supervisor - Prof. Suchismita Satpathy,
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Ph.D. Supervisor - Dr Lavanya Suresh Research Year - 2018 Research Area - Research Type - Full Time Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Publication - Sankar, V. (2020). Politics of Cultural Commons: A Case Study of Sacred Groves in Central Kerala. Space and Culture, India, 8(2), 129-139. https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.vi0.774 Sankar, V. (2020). The Commodification of Food, Farming and Farmers: A Critical Review of Farm Laws, 2020. Space and Culture, India, 8(3), 18-26. https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v8i3.1117
Ph.D. Supervisor - Dr. Lavanya Suresh Research Course - Humanities and Social Sciences Research Year - 2016 Research Type - Full Time Email - email@example.com Official Page - firstname.lastname@example.org About - She is currently studying rural sanitation as a phenomenon through social justice lens. Publication - Khare, K., & Suresh, L. (2021). Justice and sanitation well-being: an analysis of frameworks in the context of slippage, based on findings from Shravasti, Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Water and Health, 19(5), 823-835. https://doi.org/10.2166/wh.2021.094 Khare, K., & Jose, S. (2020). Closing Access Loop: Situating Post-infrastructural Assurance Circumstances in Rural Sanitation. In Solid Waste Policies and Strategies: Issues, Challenges and Case Studies (pp. 73-83). Springer, Singapore.
Supervisor: Dr. Santosh Mahapatra Email ID: email@example.com About: Currently employed as Lecturer at Bhavan's Vivekananda College of Science, Humanities and Commerce, Sainikpuri, Secunderabad, Ms. Mathur is investigating eportfolio use in English language teaching.
Ph.D. Topic - Sociology of Development, Sociology of Environment and Sustainable Development and Political Sociology. Ph.D. Supervisor - Dr. Suchismita Satpathy Research Course - Humanities and Social Sciences Research Year - 2015 Research Type - Full Time Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Publication - Jahnavi, K.L. & Satpathy, S. 2021. 'Our wetland is our mother, you cannot take her away from us’: Reconstructing the political space of reclaiming a coastal wetland in Sompeta, Andhra Pradesh, India. Environmental Sociology. Taylor & Francis. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/23251042.2021.1979716 . Jahnavi, K.L. & Satpathy, S. 2021. Unfolding the Enigma of Dispossession in India: An Analysis of the Discourse on Land grabbing, Sociological Bulletin. Sage publication, 7(3): 331-248. DOI:10.1177/00380229211018986.
Applications are invited for one position of research fellow [will be converted to PhD scholar in PHD admission cycle in January 2024] on project titled "Post Maternity Health literacy [PMHL] among Working Women of Low Economic Strata in India: Challenges, Effects and Interventions through Training" under the supervision of Prof. Archana Srivastava, Hyderabad campus and Dr. Bidisha Banerjee, Goa campus.
Applications are invited from candidates for a Research Assistant (RA) position in a British Council-sponsored project titled “English for the EDI generation: Predicting and tracking the role of English and digital/mobile technologies in Higher Education across East and South Asia.” The project is led by Prof. Agnes Kukulska-Hulme from the Open University, UK and Prof. Santosh Mahapatra from BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus is the leading investigator in India.