Bhubaneswar, August 13 (LocalWire): Four Research Chairs namely Santha Kabi Bhimabhoi, Utkal Gaurav Madhusudan, Utkalmani Pt. Gopabandhu and Biju Patnaik, established at KISS, have come into effect today with four veteran educationists appointed as head professors and founder of KIIT & KISS, Dr. Achyuta Samanta felicitating them.
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 has been 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.
The basic objective of the chairs is to undertake extensive study of available materials and research for analysing the socio-economic relevance of their ideology and work in present context and drawing inspiration for future course of development of the state.
In addition to the socio-economic-political aspects, specific emphasis will be laid on empowerment of the Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste and other marginalized segments of the society to make the development process inclusive and sustainable.
The main activities of the research chair is to conduct an in-depth study and original research, organize extensive lecture programmes, conduct national and international seminars, organize photo exhibition, collect book materials and photographs, prepare bibliography and to facilitate the study of research methodology both in M.Phil and Ph.D levels.
Among others, R.N. Dash, secretary, KIIT & KISS and Prof. Harekrushna Satapathy, VC, KISS Deemed to be University were present on the occasion.