Visiting Professors

PROFESSOR P. DURGAPRASAD
VISITING PROFESSOR
DEPT. OF SOCIOLOGY

Prof. P. Durgaprasad joined the Central University of Odisha as a Visiting Professor of Sociology on 20 January 2020. He worked with premier academic institutions like the IIM, Ahmedabad, IRMA, Anand, NIRD, Hyderabad, NCRI, Hyderabad, Central University of Mizoram and Civil Services University of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. As a Teacher, Researcher and Consultant, he visited USA, UK, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, SriLanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Ethiopia.

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PROFESSOR B. C. BARIK
(Former Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University, Odisha)
VISITING PROFESSOR
DEPT. OF SOCIOLOGY

Prof. Bishnu Charan Barik joined the Central University of Odisha as a Visiting Professor of Sociology on 20 January 2020. Dr. Barik(born1955) retired as a senior Professor of Sociology (former Director) in the School of Social Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded (Maharashtra State) on dt.30/04/2017.He had privilege to hold the office of Vice-Chancellor, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Sambalpur, Odisha from 10th November 2011 to 9th November 2014. Prof. Barik also worked as Acting Vice-Chancellor of his own University for three times for a brief period each time. Prof. Barik during the tenure as the Director of the School (1997 to 2010) worked as a Co-ordinator of SAP-DRS-II of Sociology Department, Director of Women Study Centre and instrumental in introducing PG programme in Human Rights and Duties Education and Economics. He has completed his Master’s, degree in Anthropology and Sociology, M.Phil and Ph.D in Sociology. His areas of research interest are Agrarian Studies, Migration, Weaker Sections, Dams and Displacement and Water Management. Besides he has attended three short term courses on Irrigation and Water Management in the Universities of Utah and Colorado State of U.S.A. in the year 1988. Prof. Barik has more than three decades of teaching, research and administrative experiences working in the various organisations and institutions of the state of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Odisha.

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