Professional Experience:Worked for 30 years in different capacities including Head, Extension Education(RIE, Bhubaneswar), Head,Faculty of Science, Math &ICT(NERIE, Shillong) Head, DESM and Dean(RIE, Bhubaneswar). Has experience of Teaching, Research and Extension both in India and abroad. Experience of Teaching at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level and supervising students for Ph.D
Brief History of career:Passed B.Sc (Hons.) and M.Sc from Ravenshaw college and Utkal University respectively with First rank in both the Examinations and Completed Ph.D from Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack. Joined as a Senior Post Doctoral Fellow(1991-93) at International Rice Research Institute, Manila Philippine in the area of Plant Virology. And also worked as a British Council Fellow at WYE College(University of London) in 1993 and a Fulbright Professor (2008-09)in conservation Biology in the school of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Minnesota, USA. Working as Professor in Life Science for last 10 years in NCERT engaged in Teaching, research and Develop
mental activities. Presently also serving as a member of the Syndicate (executive body) of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar being nominated by the Hon’ble governer/ Chancellor of Odisha
Country visited For Academic purpose: U.S.A,UK,Philippines,Singapore,Malaysia,Thailand
National and international Conference attended:
About 15 National and International Conferences attended both in India and abroad in the areas of RTV Management, Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development . The recent conference attended was on Policy Issues : Status of School and Higher Education in Orissa: Challenges and Opportunities at WashingtonDC,December1-2 July 2011-15
Conference/Workshop/Short Term Course/Training Programme Organized:
Organised about 30 conferences/ workshops/ Training Programs etc. in different parts of India including North-East region.
Project handled:Handled a couple of Projects financed by NCERT, UGC ETC.
Invited Lecture Presentation:
Delivered about 15 lectures in Schools, colleges, Universities and Research Institutions in India and USA
Supervised three students for Ph.D in the area of Life Science, Environment and Education
• Shyamananda Memorial Gold Medal for First Rank in B.Sc (Hons. ) Exam. Of Utkal University,1977
• Utkal Univ. Gold Medal for First rank in M.Sc Exam,1979
• Post Doctoral Fellow at Internationy al Rice Res. Institute(IRRI), Philippines
• Fulbright Fellow at University of Minnesota, USA
Any extra information:Associated with PRERANA for the Plantation/ Environmental Prog. In different parts of Odisha. Interest in Educational Policies and Innovations in the country besides weakness for Climate change issues and popularization of Science.