Renowned Educationist and Administrator Professor Deepak Kumar Behera have joined KISS Deemed to be University as vice-chancellor. He served as the Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University and Berhampur University before joining KISS.
Prof Behera was the first Vice-Chancellor of Rajendra University, Balangir and he was also a Fulbright Visiting Professor at California State University at Long Beach. He was also felicitated with many awards and honours for his outstanding contribution to the field of Anthropology.
He has joined as Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University on 25th of January 2021 where he had a vision of transforming the University in terms of starting some new self-financing courses, doing a lot of CSR activities, skilling programs for the tribal areas in and around Sambalpur, and upgrade the rank of the University in the next cycle of NAAC and NIRF.
For his immense contribution in the field of Cultural Anthropology, he was the recipient of the prestigious Sarat Chandra Roy Memorial Gold Medal by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata for his contribution in the field of Cultural Anthropology. For more than 120 research publications he was credited for his work. His research publication which was honoured was most in the fields of ‘Tribal Studies’ and ‘Children & childhood’.
Prof Behera also served as a member of the executive board of the World Anthropology Association which is the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences for the period 1998-2009. He has widely travelled to overseas countries like the US, Europe, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, Singapore, Dubai, etc. He is involved in the accreditation of institutes and is on the panel of the National Board of Accreditation (NBA); National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder of KIIT and KISS congratulated Prof Behera and stated that KISS is a unique creation of the Almighty and is the only university to run for the tribal children across the world.
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