Santosh Mahapatra, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Digital Technology, Teacher Development, Educational Language Policy
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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist. Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India

Research Grants


Consultancy for Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Project: Curating open educational resources for Interactive Flat Panels in Schools in Telangana (2023) 
Role of the researcher: Subject matter expert for English
Duration: 6 months (June 7, 2023) 

Title: English for the EDI generation: Predicting and tracking the role of English and digital/mobile technologies in Higher Education across East and South Asia
Duration: 3 years (2022-2025) 
Amount: 249,594 GBP
Funding agency: British Council
Role of the researcher: CO-PI (PI: Prof. Agnes Kukul-Hulme, Open University, UK) 


Title: Relationship between TOEFL iBT and Academic Writing Practices in English-Medium Universities of South Asia 
Grant amount: 99,783.33 US Dollars
Funding agency: Educational Testing Service
Role of the researcher: CO-PI (PI: Prof. Tony Green, University of Bedfordshire, UK)


Title: IATEFL Projects Grant 2023 (‘ESL teaching strategies for linguistically diverse classrooms: An exploratory study’)
Amount: 1500 GBP
Funding agency: IATEFL (through FORTELL)
Role of the researcher: PI (Dr Jani Reddy as CO-PI) 


Title: Swavalamban: A Co-constructed Online Professional Development Toolkit for English Language Teachers Working in Resource-constrained Schools in India 
Duration: 6 months (September 16, 2022 - March 31, 2023)
Amount: £23,771 
Funding agency: British Council 
Role of the researcher: PI for India [PI for the UK: Dr Taslima Ivy from the University of Manchester, Project Partners: Dr. Gary Motteram (Expert) and Dr Felix Kwihangana from the University of Manchester, and Ms Shambhavi Singh (Project Coordinator), an independent researcher from India] 


Consultancy for British Council
Duration: 1 year (March 2019 - March 2020)
Amount: 1.5 lakhs
Role of the researcher: Assistant Coordinator for AARMS (Aptis Action Research Mentoring Scheme) 


Title: An Evaluative Study of ESP Programmes in India
Duration: Two years (06.10.2017 to 05.10.2019)
Amount: 1.70 lakhs
Funding agency: BITS Pilani
Role of the researcher: Sole investigator


Title: Aptis Action Research Mentoring Scheme
Duration: March 2017 March 2018
Amount: 1 7 1,990 INR
Funding agency: British Council
Role of the researcher: Sole investigator 


Title: Using CEFR-based Bilingual Rating Scales to Improve the Writing Ability of ESL Learners
Duration: One year (December 2015 December 2016)
Amount: 1.48 lakhs Funding agency: British Council
Role of the researcher: Sole investigator