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Solano Jose Savio Da Silva

Degree: M.Phil. (Oxon)
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Chamber No: A-301 Room No. 21
Phone: 0832-2580292


I joined BITS in May 2012 and have a background in Development Studies and Political Science. I have been mainly involved in teaching courses on Modern Political Concepts (Instructor-in-Charge). I have also co-taught a course in Development Economics (Instructor). I am also a PhD candidate at BITS wherein I am researching land-use and planning with special reference to Goa.

Before joining BITS... I taught an introductory course in Humanities & Social Sciences to students pursuing a BA (Philosophy) and assisted in designing and delivering a course on Globalisation & Development at the Department of Sociology, Goa University. Prior to this I worked at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi where I was involved with research projects on democracy in South Asia and Indian electoral politics.

I have also been involved with some social issues. In particular I have occupied myself with overseeing, analysing and sometimes agitating against variants of the Goa Regional Plan - an attempt to develop a broad strategy for Goa's development which includes preparing a land-use plan.

My formal education has been at the University of Oxford where I completed an M.Phil in Development Studies with a thesis on economic-liberalisation and the transformation of the city of Mumbai titled Making Mumbai A 'World Class' City under the guidance of Dr. Nandini Gooptu. I also have a Masters in International Studies and a BA in Economics from Goa University.

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