OdishaPlus Bureau

kiss-4 chairs

The four Research Chairs -Santha Kabi Bhimabhoi, Utkal Gaurav Madhusudan, Utkalmani Pt. Gopabandhu and Biju Patnaik established at KISS have come into effect.

The basic objective of the Chairs is to undertake an extensive study of available materials and research for analyzing the socio-economic relevance of their ideology and work in the present context and drawing inspiration for the future course of development of Odisha. In addition to the socio-economic-political aspects, specific emphasis will be laid on the empowerment of the Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste and other marginalized segments of the society for making the development process inclusive and sustainable.

The main activities of the Research Chair are to conduct in-depth study and original research, organize extension lecture programs, conduct national and international seminars, organize photo exhibition, collect study materials and photographs, prepare a bibliography and facilitate the study of research methodology both in M Phil and Ph.D. levels.
Four veteran educationists have been appointed as the Head Professors of these Chairs.

While Prof. Nihar Ranjan Patnaik, Pro-Chancellor, KISS, has been appointed as the Head of the all Research Chairs and Biju Patnaik Research Chair Professor, Dr. Jugal Kishore Mishra appointed as the Head of the Madhusudan Das Research Chair, Dr. H Das as the Head of the Bhimabhoi Research Chair and Dr. Basanta Kumar Panda as Head of the Gopabandhu Das Research Chair.

KIIT & KISS Founder of Achyuta Samanta felicitated these educationists at a function here today.