Faculty

PROF. (DR.) SASMITA RANI SAMANTA
FRSA, FCSI

Stanford LEAD Alumni, Post Doc in Leadership from Taiwan, Ph.D in Management

VICE CHANCELLOR AND PROFESSOR OF COMMERCE & MANAGEMENT

drsasmita@kiit.ac.in

Prof. Sasmita Samanta is an accomplished academician loaded with high degree of incisiveness and passion for research and schooling which is intermingling with innovative pragmatically approach. Prof. Samanta’s intellectual capabilities is manifested in distinctions as Postdoc from Taiwan, Ph.D. in Management, a Stanford LEAD Alumna and Stanford Distinguished Scholar, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. She is also the University Rank Holder in Master of Commerce. Seven (7) Research scholars have been awarded Ph.D. under her guidance.

She has been honoured with various Awards and Recognitions including ‘Asia’s greatest Educational Leaders 2021’ award at the Greatest Brands and leaders 2021-22 Asia-Americas- Africa; ‘India’s Most Promising Vice Chancellor 2021-2022’ award at the EDUSTAR Leadership Awards 2022; ‘Times Power Women East 2022’ in the category ‘Promising VC providing ‘Excellence and Innovation in Education Sector in Eastern India’ by Times of India; ‘Inspirational Leaders of India’ Award at the White Page Leadership Conclave 2021; ‘National Pride Award’ by Eminent Research Productions, Brand IQ; ‘India’s most Emerging Educationist of the Year-Female’ award at the Make In India Emerging Leader Awards 2021; “Business Leader of the Year” Award at The Economic Times BrandEquity Media Strategy Awards 2021 and many more.

She has attended CSC Leadership Programme organised by Commonwealth Secretariat, UK in the year 2018. She got the Fellowship from States Department, USA as one among the 10 Academic Administrators of South East Asia in 2016. She had attended US Government-sponsored Administrator Exchange Programme at University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), USA.

She is the Chairperson of KIIT Technology Incubation Centre. She is also the Chairperson of Centre of Excellence for Public Policy Research, Centre for Peace and Happiness Studies and Centre of Excellence on Occupational Health and Safety established at KIIT in association with BG BAU, Germany, .

She is a prolific public speaker, who has delivered many keynote addresses and lectures in diverse fields of education and human development at different conferences, seminars, faculty development programmes, including Human Resource Development Centres of UGC.

Since 2012 she has been associated with Indian Science Congress as an Executive / Council Member and since 2016 she is the member of India Social Science Congress. She have organised lots of International and National events including Conferences seminar, workshop, athletic meet which was attended by eminent scientists and Nobel laureates from the country and abroad. She has authored, co-authored and edited many books and has contributed several research articles in national and international periodicals and journals of repute.

PROF. JAYANTA KUMAR PARIDA
M.Com,Ph.D(BHU),D.Litt(Utkal)

DIRECTOR
School of Social, Financial & Human Sciences

Prof. Jayanta Kumar Parida retired after serving for more than 38 years in the field of academics, from P.G. Department of Commerce, Utkal University as a Senior Professor, Head and Dean Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies. He is presently serving as the Director, Quality Assurance Cell & Director, School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed to be University.

He is the former Director, HRDC, Utkal University. He is the Past President of All India Commerce Association & All Odisha Commerce Association. He has also served as a Chairman of Subject Research Committee in Commerce, Board of Studies in Commerce and Master in Finance and Control. He has an immense contribution towards both academic & administration of educational institutions of the country. He has produced 21 Ph.D. and authored 12 textbooks. He has undertaken 4 major Research Projects and has more than 68 Research articles in various national and international journals of repute. He is honoured with different national and international positions and responsibilities and is an expert member of HRD, NAAC & NBA. He is also an advisory member of UGC, New Delhi along with it he was a member Board of Studies of AICTE, New Delhi. Prof. Parida has visited 09 different countries for various academic purposes. He was awarded with the Best National Organizer in NSS of India by Vice President of India.

PROF.(Dr.) P.T. CHAUDHARI

M.Com (Poona University),
M. Phil (Nagpur University),
Ph.D (Poona University),
Fellow of ICA

Prof. P.T. Chaudhari retired after 37 years of service from M.J. College (N.M. University), Jalgaon as a Senior Professor, Head Dept. of Commerce. He was Dean of Faculty of Commerce & Management. He is presently serving as a Professor in Commerce in the School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed to be University.

He was Executive Vice President of Indian Commerce Association (2011-2014) and Joint Secretary during (2008-2011). At present he is Vice President of Maharashtra State Commerce Association. He is recipient Best Teacher Award of North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon in 2004 and State Level  Dr. P.C. Shejawalkar Best Commerce Teacher’s award in (2005). He also worked as a Member of Academic Council of Poona University as well as N.M. University. He was Chairman of Board of studies in Commerce (N.M. University). He worked as a member of Research & Recognition Committee. He has represented almost Universities in Maharashtra as a member of Board of Studies in Commerce such as Mumbai University, Nagpur University, Amravati University, Kolhapur University, Nanded University, Poona University, N.M. University , Gondwana University etc. Under his able guidance 11 students have been awarded Ph.D  & M.Phil to 5 students. He has authored 10 Books . He has completed two MRP of UGC and has published more than 54 research papers and articles in National as well as International Journals of repute. Professor P.T. Chaudhari has delivered 41 Keynote address in various National and International Conferences. Also delivered 42 Lectures in Refresher Courses and 102 Lectures in Orientation Programs of ASC (HRDC). He has attended 159 Conferences and presented more than 96 Research Papers therein  at State, National and International levels. He has Chaired number of Technical Sessions in Conferences , Seminars at various Levels. He has visited 6 foreign countries.

Dr. Pinaki Nandan Pattnaik

Ph.D, MBA

Dr. Pinaki Nandan Pattnaik (Ph.D, MBA) has 19 years of experience in teaching and research. He started his career as an academician in 2005 at the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada and has, since then, worked with KIIT University, National Law University, Odisha (NLUO) and at the Department of Management Studies, NALSAR University of Law. In terms of research, he has published more than 20 articles in journals of International repute and standing, 2 books and completed several projects funded by the Central Government. He has also been actively designing and rendering training programs for corporate houses as well.

DR.PUSHPALATA MAHAPATRA
M.Com,MBA,LLB,Ph.D

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(II)
puspalata.mahapatrafcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Puspalata Mahapatra (M.Com, LLB, MBA (Finance), Ph.D. under Utkal University) presently working as Asst. Prof (II) in the School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed to be University. She is having 15 years of teaching experience including 4 years in Department of FCMS, Sri Sri University, Cuttack and different B’schools of Odisha. She has 15 Research articles published in various national and international journals and has been guiding Ph.D. research scholars.

DR.MOHAMMED KHURSID
M.Com,Ph.D,UGC (NET)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
mohammed.khursidfcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Mohammed Khursid is an Assistant Professor in Commerce, School of Commerce and Economics, KIIT Deemed University, Bhubaneswar. He completed his Ph.D. from Utkal University. He has qualified UGC-NET (Commerce). He has presented research papers in various national and International Conferences. He has put in 09 years of teaching experience and has been teaching Statistics, Cost Accounting, E-Commerce, E-Marketing, Business Law, Financial Management and Econometrics. He is an Executive Member of the Indian Accounting Association, BBSR branch.

DR.GIRIDHARI SAHOO
M.Com,M. Phil, MBA,Ph.D, UGC (NET)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
giridhari.sahoofcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Giridhari Sahoo, graduated from Utkal University, obtained his M.Com, and Ph.D. Degree from P.G Department of Commerce, Utkal University, M.Phil. Degree from School of Commerce and Management Studies, Ravenshaw University, MBA Degree from Department of Business Administration, Utkal University and ICWA  (Inter) from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has completed his Ph.D. degree from P.G Department of Commerce, Utkal University in the area Sustainability Reporting Practices. He has qualified UGC NET many times.

He has worked as an Academic Consultant in Commerce at Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar from Jan 2013-June 2019.To his credit he has attended many National and International Seminars, Workshops and training programs. He has authored eight research papers in International and National level Journal. His areas of interest include Accounting & Finance, Corporate Reporting, Portfolio Management & financial markets, Research Methodology and Banking & Insurance Management. He is a life member of ICA, IAA, & OCA.

MR.HIMANSHU AGARWALL
MCom (Gold Medalist), MPhil, UGC (NET)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
himanshu.agarwallfcm@kiit.ac.in

Mr. Himanshu Agarwall is presently working as an Assistant Professor in School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed to be University. He is a M.Com. Gold Medallist of his batch at Utkal University. He has completed his M.Phil. in Commerce from Utkal University and has qualified UGC-NET. He has many Research papers to his credit in different journals of repute. He has been honoured with different awards and recognitions at different forums for his career and research works.

He regularly participates and presents his research articles in various state, national as well as international seminars. His Research papers have been adjudged as the Best Research Paper Awardee at 4 different national and international forums, including the ISER International Conference held at Bangkok, Thailand; All India Accounting Conference and International Seminar held at Manipal University, Jaipur; All Odisha Commerce Conference and National Seminar held at Utkal University; and at the National Seminar held at Berhampur University. His areas of interest include Accounting & Finance, Taxation, & Research. He is the life member of various associations like All India Commerce Association, All India Accounting Association, and All Odisha Commerce Association.

DR.DEBASIS PAHI
Ph.D, M.Phil., M.Com, UGC (NET)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
debasis.pahifcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Debasis Pahi is Currently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed to be University. He received his Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur). His research focuses on corporate finance, corporate governance, accounting standards, accounting education and pedagogy, international finance, and climate finance. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Managerial Finance, the Journal of Asia Business Studies, the Asia- Pacific Financial Markets, and the International Journal of Trade, Economics, and Finance. He regularly participates and presents his research articles and case studies in various international, national and state-level seminars. He has been awarded T.J. PARK POSCO ASIA Fellowship, UGC Rank Holder Fellowship, Best Student Award in his academic career. He is the life member of various associations like All India Commerce Association, All India Accounting Association, All Odisha Commerce Association, and The Indian Econometric Society.

MS. ANJALI PRAVA MISHRA
M.Com, M.Phil, UGC (NET)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
anjaliprava.mishrafcm@kiit.ac.in

Ms. Anjali Prava Mishra, presently working as an Assistant Professor (I) in School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed to be University. She has obtained Master degree in Commerce from P.G Department of Commerce, Utkal University and M.Phil. in Commerce from P.G Department of Commerce, Berhampur University. She has qualified UGC (NET). She has more than 5 years of teaching experience in both Under Graduate and Post Graduate. Her areas of interest are Accounting, Finance and Marketing. Along with teaching she is actively engaged in Research. She regularly participates and presents her research articles in various State, National as well as International seminars and conferences and published research articles in National Journals of repute. She is the life member of All India Accounting Association, and All Odisha Commerce Association.

MS.SARITA KUMAR SINGH
M.Com, M.Phil, UGC (NET)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
sarita.singhfcm@kiit.ac.in

Miss Sarita Kumari Singh is currently working as an Assistant Professor in School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed to be University. She is the former Guest faculty of Government Autonomous College, Rourkela. She has done her Post Graduation from P.G. Department of Commerce, Utkal University with Accounting specialisation. She has completed her M.Phil. in Commerce from R.D. Women’s University, Bhubaneswar and has also qualified UGC-NET in Commerce. She has a huge potential for academic and administrative activities and she is passionate towards research activities. She regularly participates and presents her Research papers in different national and international seminars and conferences. Her areas of interest include Accounting & Finance, Economics, Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour.She is a life member of the Indian Accounting Association.

MR.JYOTISANKAR MISHRA
M.Com, UGC (NET)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
jyotisankarmishrafcm@kiit.ac.in

Jyotisankar Mishra is currently working as an Assistant Professor (I) in School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed to be University. Before joining KIIT he has also worked as a Guest Faculty of Commerce in Rajdhani College, Bhubaneswar and Assistant Professor of Commerce in Sai International College of Commerce, Bhubaneswar. A Graduate from BJB College, Bhubaneswar with first class & distinction, he obtained his Master Degree from P. G. Department of Commerce, Utkal University. He also qualified UGC-NET in Commerce. A passionate teacher who believes in innovative and participative teaching-learning, Mishra keeps on experimenting in his classes with inter-disciplinary teaching. He has expertise in the fields Accounting, Finance, HRM and Organisation Theory & Behaviour. His research interest includes areas like behavioural & psychological aspects of Commerce & Management.

MS. NIRUPAMA MOHANTY
M.Com, M.Phil, UGC (NET)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
nirupama.mohantyfcm@kiit.ac.in

Ms. Nirupama Mohanty, presently working as an Assistant Professor(I) in School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed University. She has completed her M.com and M.Phil. from Utkal University with Accounting Specialisation. She has qualified UGC- NET. Before joining KIIT she was working as a guest faculty in RamaDevi Women’s University. She is actively participating in National Seminars and presenting papers. She has published few research articles in various journals. She has co-authored a book Business Regulatory Framework for the students of DDCE Utkal University. She is a passionate teacher.

Dr. SIDHESWAR PANDA
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
sidheswarpandafcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Sidheswar Panda is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the School of Commerce and Economics, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore; M.A. in Applied Economics and M.Phil. in Economics from Pondicherry University, India. His fields of research interest include patent rights protection, innovation, international trade and development, macroeconomics, and applied econometrics. He has much prior research experience at various institutes, namely, IISc Bangalore, Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, Centre of Excellence in Fiscal Policy and Taxation (CEFT), Bhubaneswar, and recipient of Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) Post-Doctoral policy fellow at the CPR-IISc, DST, Govt of India.

He has published his research works in international peer-reviewed journals, namely, Journal Policy Modeling, Global Economy Journal, International Economics and Economic Policy, Journal of Developing Areas, Margin – Journal of Applied Economics Research, Economics Bulletin, and other journals. Dr. Panda has been a reviewer for some international peer-reviewed economics and social science journals such as International Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Public Affairs, Applied Economics, Economic International/International Economics. He has also been actively involved in conferences and seminars. He has presented at two international ones, the Globelics in South Africa and in Athens Greece, and has also delivered presentations nationally within India.

Dr. Arya Kumar
Ph.D., M.Com & MBA
(Finance and HR)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
arya.kumarfcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Arya Kumar is well known for his interdisciplinary coverage of the theoretical and practical aspects of many subjects. His experience of handling project works and demonstration skills in the areas of research helped him to receive 7 best papers consecutively at national and international platforms. Dr. Kumar also owns a patent in his credential. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience. He has published more than 40 papers in international peer reviewed journals like Scopus, WOS and UGC Care listed Journals. He is a certified reviewer of several journals. He is presently in the editorial board for a bi-annual Journal. His main areas of expertise are Financial Derivative, Econometric, Behavioural Finance, Financial Management, Strategic Management, Research Methodology and other related areas. He is a life time member in Indian Accounting Association and Odisha Commerce Association. He has chaired many national conferences as an expert.

Ms. SUCHITRA RANGLANI
MCom, Ph.D, UGC JRF

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
suchitra.ranglanifcm@kiit.ac.in

Suchitra Ranglani is currently working as Assistant Professor(I) at KIIT School of Commerce and Economics. She has submitted her thesis for Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University. She has qualified UGC-JRF in Commerce as well as has been a gold medallist in graduation from GGU Bilaspur. She has presented papers in several conferences and has also attended many workshops. Her area of research includes volatility spillovers, contagion etc. She is well versed with the use of R- Studio, E-Views, SPSS, NVivo etc.

DR.SWETA LEENA HOTA
M.COM, MBA, Ph.D

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
swetaleena.hotafcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Sweta Leena Hota graduated from Utkal University, obtained her M.Com, and Ph.D. Degree from P.G Department of Commerce, Utkal University and MBA also
from Utkal University. She has more than 8 years of Banking Experience from Banks like CitiBank and Axis Bank and more than 10 years of teaching experience. To her credit she has attended many National and International Seminars, Workshops and has authored 9 research papers in International and National Level Journals. Her areas of interests include Banking and Insurance Management, Marketing Management and Customer Relationship Management.

Dr. Alok Kumar Patra
MA (Gold Medal), Ph.D (JNU), UGC (Net) JRF

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
alok.patrafcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Alok Kumar Patra is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the prestigious School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT Deemed to be University. He has completed his Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health. His research focuses on sociology of health, tribal studies, ethnographic research, indigenous knowledge system and sociological theory. His research has been published in UGC-approved and peer reviewed academic journals. Besides, he has published book chapter in reputed publication house such as Springer and co-authored one book in Lambert Publication, Germany. He has been awarded Gold Medal in Sociology (MA) from Central University Odisha Koraput and received UGC-NET-JRF.

Dr. Muhammed Najeeb K K
MA, M.Phil, P.hD, UGC-NET

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(I)
muhammed.najeebfcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Muhammed Najeeb K.K is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social, Financial, & Human Sciences, KIIT deemed to be University. He has pursued M.Phil in Economics from Central University of Kerala and P.hD in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Dr. Najeeb is a passionate researcher in the areas such as innovation, technological growth, IPR, open-macroeconomics, trade, econometrics, and development economics. He has presented research papers in various national and international conferences such as Network of Asia-Pacific of Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG) held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Najeeb has also published his articles in reputed journals and presented invited lectures in various seminars. He is a co-founder and executive committee member of SIGN, a Non- Governmental Organisation in Wayanad, Kerala, which is focusing on the human capital and skill development of the marginalised societies.

DR. GIRIJA SHANKAR PANIGRAHI
M.A, M.Phil. (Clinical Psychology), Ph.D.

Dr. Girija Shankar Panigrahi is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social, Financial, and Human Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University. He has pursued his Ph.D. in Positive Psychology from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, M.Phil degree in Clinical Psychology from the LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam. He has been awarded as Best Arts Graduate from Fakir Mohan Autonomous College, Balasore, Odisha. His research paper has been published in leading international journals such as the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction and Current Psychology. He actively participated in various international, national, and state-level seminars, conferences, workshops, and faculty development programs.

He is a Professional Clinical Psychologist certified by the Rehabilitation Council of India. He has 6 to 7 years of practical clinical experience in mental health institutions, Government hospitals, and non-government organizations. He has teaching experience from VIT-AP School of Social Sciences and Humanities. He is a Professional Life Member of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychology, India. Moreover, his area of specialization revolves around Clinical Psychology, Positive Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Disaster Resilience, Posttraumatic Growth, and Science of Happiness.

Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Behera
MA, MS, B.Ed, UGC NET, Ph.D

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (I)

Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Behera is an Assistant Professor of English at the School of Social, Financial and Human Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. Before joining KIIT University, Dr. Behera served as an Assistant Professor (Ad hoc) at the School of  Management Studies, National Institute of Technology Calicut. He graduated from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in English Literature, and English Language Teaching. Dr. Behera is a trained teacher and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Dr. Behera also holds a Master of Science degree in cultural studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Dr. Behera received his doctoral  degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, for his work on culture, communication, social relationships and wellbeing. Currently, Dr. Behera teaches Professional and Business Communication, and English for Technical Writing.  His research interests include communication strategies, culture, social relationships, psychology of perception, and wellbeing. He has worked on the Indian concept of generosity or dana,  and communication modes eliciting generosity. He has also worked for many government-funded projects to assess the wellbeing of people in different parts of India. Dr. Behera has presented several papers at national and international conferences and seminars, and has published research papers in prestigious academic journals and books, including chapters in edited volumes by Springer.

Dr. Pradipta Kumar Sahoo
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.
UGC NET (Economics)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
pradipta.sahoofcm@kiit.ac.in

Dr. Pradipta Kumar Sahoo is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social, Financial, & Human Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University. He has completed his Ph.D. degree in Economics under a joint doctoral program between IIT Hyderabad, India & Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. In addition, he completed his M.Phil. & M.A. in Economics from University of Hyderabad. Dr. Sahoo has a good research background and has published more than 15 research articles in the reputed international peer reviewed journals like ABDC, WOS and SCOPUS indexed journals. He has been actively participating in various international and national, seminars, conferences, and workshops. His research domain involves Applied Econometrics, Cryptocurrency, Industrial Economics and Energy Economics.

Dr. Priyanka Tripathy

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (I)

Dr. Priyanka Tripathy is presently working as an Assistant Professor (I) in School of Social, Financial and Human Sciences, KIIT University. She has an outstanding career all throughout. She has completed MBA from Utkal University and was the topper of the batch. Alongwith MBA she has completed P.G. Diploma in Banking and Relationship Management from Kotak Manipal School of Banking, Manipal University, M.Phil from Sambalpur University and Ph.D from Ravenshaw University. Her specializations lie in Marketing, Research Methodology and HR.

She has participated in research workshops of IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Kolkata and IIT Bhubaneswar. She has presented papers in IIM Indore, IIM Lucknow (Noida Campus), IIT Kharagpur, IMT Nagpur, NIT Rourkela and many organizations of repute. To her credit she has published 3 books and research papers in Scopus and
International Journals of repute. She has taught and nurtured more than 400 pupils of different backgrounds from across the country, successfully preparing them for UGC NET-JRF exams. She has eight years of teaching and 2 years of corporate experience.

Dr. Honey Gupta

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (I)

Dr Honey Gupta is presently working as an Assistant Professor (I) in the prestigious School of Social Financial and Human Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University. Before joining KIIT University, Dr. Gupta has served as an Assistant Professor (Adhoc) at School of Management, NIT Warangal. She was awarded Ph.D in Commerce from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. She has qualified UGC NET JRF in Commerce as well as completed her graduation and post graduation in Commerce from BHU with finance as specialisation.

Dr. Gupta has a good research background and has published 9 research papers in the area of Finance and Banking (1 Scopus ABDC Listed Journal, 1 Web of Science UGC-CARE Listed Journal and 7 in Peer Reviewed Journal). She has 5 research papers published as a chapter in Edited Books.

She has been awarded and honoured with Best Paper Award in a National Seminar held at Berhampur University, Odisha.
She has actively participated in various workshops and presented research papers in 3 International and 6 National Conferences. She is well versed with the various softwares used for data analysis and online teaching.

Dr. Bijay Chand Maharana

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr Bijay Chand Maharana is currently working as Assistant Professor in Sociology at the School of Social, Financial and Human Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University. He has completed his MA, M.phil and Ph.D from JNU. Before his joining in KIIT University Dr Maharana was a faculty in Dept of Sociology at Central University of Odisha.He has presented research papers at various National and International conferences. He also has publications in reputed Journals. He has been awarded the Indian Council of Social Science Research Fellowship and Area Studies Programme Fellowship to conduct research in Russia (Moscow State University) for completion of his Ph.D work. His areas of interest include Political Sociology, Labour Migration and Social Demography.

Mr. Dillip Kumar Muduli

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dillip Kumar Muduli is currently working as an Assistant professor at the School of Social, Financial, and Human Sciences, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, India. He is pursuing his Ph.D. from University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana after having completed his M.Phil. from the same institution. He did his M.A. in Economics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. His research interests include tax policy, fiscal policy, public economics, macroeconomics, and applied econometrics. He has published his research works in various reputed peer-reviewed journals such as Theoretical and Applied Economics (ABDC indexed), Economic and Political Weekly (Scopus indexed), and Asian Development Policy Review (Peer-reviewed). Apart from that, he has presented his research papers in a number of national and international conferences. He has also had the opportunity to participate in a few research methodology and capacity building workshops for researchers.

Dr. Manas Kumar Pedi

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Manas Kumar Pedi is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the School of Social, Financial and Human Sciences, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Te