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Mohan Kumar Bera

Degree: PhD in Social Sciences (TISS, Mumbai)
Contact Details
Phone: 0832 2580 204
About the Faculty
Mohan Kumar Bera has done PhD in Social Sciences from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai under the supervision of Prof. Subodh M Wagle. He was also a  Post Doctoral researcher at Department of Geography, Masaryk University, Czech Republic.  
Bera, M. K. (2019), "Collective efforts of people to reduce disasters in the Indian Sundarban islands", Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal,  Vol. 28 No. 5, pp. 691-705.  
Bera, M. K. (2019), "River erosion induced migration in the Indian Sundarban: A study of involuntary residential mobility", IEG Working Paper No. 381, IEG, Delhi.  
Bera M.K. and Danek, P. (2018), "Risk perception and action to reduce the impact of floods in the Czech Republic", in Filho, W.L. (Ed.), Handbook of Climate Change ResilienceSpringer Nature, Switzerland, pp 1-16.   
Bera, M. K. and Danek, P. (2018), "The perception of risk in the flood-prone area: A case study from the Czech municipality", Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 2-24. 
Bera, M. K. (2014), "Ethnography research on changing culture: A study in a tribal hamlet in Indian Sundarban", Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 5783-5796.

Bera, M. K. (2013), "Adaptation with social vulnerabilities and flood disasters in Sundarban region: A study of Lodha Tribes in Sundarban, West Bengal", Indian Journal of Dalit and Tribal Studies and Action, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 44- 66.  
Bera, M. K. (2013), "Family and community efforts in reducing school dropout in flood affected hamlets in Sundarban: A study", Indian Journal of Youth Affairs, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 20-25

Bera, M. K. (2013), "Community based disaster management in India: A paradigm shift", Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management StudiesVol. 11 No. 1, pp. 5251-5276. 

Work Experiences
Working as Assistant Professor at BITS-Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus from 1-12-2018 to present 
Sir Ratan Tata Junior Fellow at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi from 1-12-2016 to 30-11-2018  
Assistant Professor at Lovely Professional University, India from 13-07-2016 to 29-11-2016
Post-Doctoral Researcher at Masaryk University, Czech Republic from 1-12-2015 to 30-6-2016
Lecturer-I at Fiji National University, Fiji Islands from 30-09-2014 to 4-9-2015 
Awards and Scholarships 
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Young Scientist award in 2017
Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship in 2016
Erasmus Mundus EXPERTS Fellowship in 2012 and 2014
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Travel Grant in 2010
Jamsetji Tata Doctoral Fellowship in 2010

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