Biswajit Mohanty

Phone Number : 011-27306230

Mobile :91-9015871555


Location :

Department of Political Science Deshbandhu College Kalkaji New Delhi-110019

Biswajit Mohanty is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi and Delhi co-ordinator of NES 2009. He has completed his doctoral research on politics of rehabilitation with the Indravati hydroelectric project in Orissa as a case study. He is currently engaged in a two year UGC sponsored Major Research Project on Empirico-Interpretative study of the General Elections 2009.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Ph D, Political Science, University of Delhi
  • Politics of Rehabilitation: A Case Study of the Indravati Project 
  • M Phil, Political Science, University of Delhi
  • Displacement and Rights of People: A case Study of the Indravati Project
  • M A, Political Science, University of Delhi
  • B.A. Political Science, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi


  • Biswajit Mohanty Citizenship, Nationalism and Refugeehood of Rohingyas in Southern Asia Springer (Forthcoming)
  • Biswajit Mohanty, (2019) What Swayed the Delhi Voters towards BJP? Economic and Political Weekly, vol 54 no 32, 10 August, Pp 10-12
  • Biswajit Mohanty and Shreyas Sardesai (2017) “Mapping BJP Victory through AAP’s Prism,” in edited by Suhas Palshikar, Sanjay Kumar, Sanjay Lodha, Electoral Politics in India: The Resurgence of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Delhi, Routledge
  • Biswajit Mohanty (2014) Delhi Elections: Mandate for Policy Consonance in Party Competition in Indian States: Electoral Politics in Post-Congress Polity Edited by Suhas Palshikar, K C Suri, and Yogendra Yadav, Oxford, Delhi
  • Biswajit Mohanty, (2019) “Ecologic Border and Deterritorialisation” in Nasir Uddin and Nasreen Chowdhory eds. Deterritorialised Identity and Transborder Movement in South Asia, Singapore, Springer. Pp. 113-132
  • Biswajit Mohanty (2016) "Recounting double exception in Kalinganagar"International Journal for Border and Migration Studies International Journal for Border and Migration Studies Vol 2 number 2
  • Biswajit Mohanty (2014) Delhi 2014: AAP Mistakes Enabled BJP's Clean Sweep, Research Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 22, number 2, pp 86-94
  • Biswajit Mohanty  (2009) "Delhi Elections — The 'Local' Matters", Economic and Political Weekly,Vol. 44, No. 39 September 26-October 2, 2009, pp. 174-177
  • Biswajit Mohanty (2005) "Beyond Specularity" Journal of Literary and Critical Writings, Vol 18, no 1 Jan-June, pp 99-110
  • Biswajit Mohanty (2005) Annotated Bibliography on Governance, Observer Research Foundation, Delhi

News paper articles

Papers presented and Chair in International Conferences

  • Understanding Transitionality Among Climate Migrants, Hugo Conference, University of Liege, Belgium 2016
  • Reconceptualising Border, Association of Borderland Studies, University of Vienna, 2018
  • Border and Urbanisation: A Case Study of Amritsar City, Association of Borderland Studies, University of Vienna, 2018
  • Media Representation of Rohingyas, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, 2018
  • Belonging and Place: The making of Ecologic Border, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2018
  • The Making of Ecologic Border, Association of Borderland Studies, San Diego, 2019
  • Portrayal of Rohingya Refugees in the Indian Television, Calcutta Research Group, Nov 25-29, 2019, Kolkata


  • Session 14A7 titled Border Cities - Cities at Borders , on 14 July 2018, Central European University, Budapest
  • Session on Refugees/IDPs in South/South East Asia, Thursday July 26, 2018 in IASFM 2018, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Research Projects

 Major Projects                             

  • 2009-11: Major Research Project on Election Studies sponsored by the University of Grants Commission 

Minor Projects

  • 2013-14: Researched for Liverhulme Project, University of Edinburg, on Comparative Federalism
  • 2007-08: Part of Circular Migration Studies team to prepare a scoping report on Orissa and Bihar sponsored by USAID
  • 2005-06: As a consultant of Drivers of Change Project in Odisha for GHK International with Professor Richard Slater, University of Birmingham


  • 1995-98: ICSSR doctoral fellowship
  • 2004-2005: Institute of Lifelong Learning Fellowship, University of Delhi

Research Supervision

Ph D


  • Amanpreet Singh: Political Discourses from the Periphery of Electoral Politics: A Case Study of Non-Congress Formations and their Narratives at Margin in Punjab (Awarded 2015)
  • Rajeev M: Changing Circumstances of Tibetan Refugees in Nepal 1990-2012 (Awarded 2018)
  • Ajit Kumar: Role of Police in the Maintenance of the Rule of Law and Prevention of Crimes in the Delhi Slum Areas: Some Insights from the Indian Experience in Democratic Governance (Submitted 2017)
  • Ranjay Kumar Reddy: The Cultural Characterstics of the Contemporary Indian Middle Class (Submitted in 2017)
  • Jaganath Kashyap: Role of Self-Help groups in Political Empowerment of Women in Rural India: A Special Reference to Bihar.(Pursuing)


M Phil


  • Mushavaari Hassan: An Exploration of Global Refugee Crises: A Case study of Rohingya (Pursuing)


Membership in Academic bodies

  • Member American Political Science Association, USA
  • Member International Association of Forced Migration, USA
  • Member Western Social Sciences Association, USA
  • Member Association of Borderland Studies, Vienna
  • Delhi Co-ordinator, CSDS-Lokniti National Election Studies, India



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