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Dr. Bishnu Prasad Mohapatra

A post-graduate in Political Science and a Ph.D. in Development Studies (with specialisation in Political Science), Dr. Bishnu Prasad Mohapatra has about 20 years of experience in Teaching and Research in Political Science and related social science issues. Specialised in Democratic Governance, Decentralisation Policies, and Economic Development, Dr. Mohapatra is presently Assistant Professor in School of Liberal Arts, MIT-World Peace University, Pune and involved in Teaching and Research in Political Science. A recipient of Institutional Doctoral Fellowship from Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi from 2013 to 2016 and Visiting Fellow from Jamstji Tata Trust, Mumbai through Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad from 2012- to 2013, Dr. Mohapatra has been extensively worked in Research Studies in various parts in India. He has published 22 numbers of Journal Articles in various reputed journals apart from 1 Book and 7 Chapters in Edited Books. He has also published

Doctorate, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, India
Current or most recent Employer

Assistant Professor

Dr Viswanath Karad MIT-World Peace University, Pune, India
Time in Post - 2

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Disciplinary or professional background

Development Studies, Education, Evaluation research, Government, Political science, Policy/political advocacy (including human rights), Social/Public Policy


English (Spoken), English (Written), English (Primary Writing Language), Other* (Spoken), Other* (Written),
Other *Hindi

Contact Info


School of Liberal Arts, MIT-World Peace University, Pune, India
Social Media

Bishnu Prasad Mohapatra (

Public Profiles

Current Areas of Policy Interest

Inequality ( 2 years )

Public Finance ( 10 years )

Governance (National) ( 5 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 15 years )

Public Policy ( 10 years )

Education policy ( 10 years )

Gender equality ( 4 years )

Social protection

Social safety nets ( 5 years )

Labour and employment policies ( 2 years )

Social security systems ( 5 years )

Taxation ( 5 years )

Economic development ( 10 years )

Work relates to groups

Children ( 5 years )

Youth ( 5 years )

Women ( 5 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Poverty/deprivation reduction


Governance (National)

Governance (Local & Decentralization)

Education policy

Gender equality

Social care

Social protection

Social safety nets

Social security systems

Economic development

Public finance

Innovative finance (New modalities in financing social sectors e.g. impact bonds)

Conflict & Security


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Social Media

Policy Reports web_Gopinath-et-al-22-4-2020.pdf.

Policy Briefs