Profile of Vice-Chancellor

Profile of Prof. Geetanjali Dash, Vice-Chancellor

  • Prof Geetanjali Dash is the first woman Vice-Chancellor of Berhampur University, the premier university of south Odisha.
  • Before joining as the Vice-Chancellor of Berhampur University, she was a Professor of Political Science in Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha since 2008. Before that she was a Lecturer and Reader in different Government Colleges of Berhampur and Balasore from 1988 to 2007. She held various key positions like Chairperson, Post-Graduate Council, Registrar, Member, Executive Council, Dean of Social Sciences, Warden, Chairman, Board of Studies, Head of the Department, Director, Library, etc. in Fakir Mohan University between 2008-2021, which have enriched her administrative experience. She has been working on an ICSSR Major Project on Tribal Women, Climate Change and Social Equity in Selected Districts of Odisha.
  • She has more than 35 years of teaching and research experience. She was a student of elite institutions like Delhi University, Allahabad University, Utkal University and Berhampur University, before joining Orissa Education Service in 1987.
  • She was a member of Executive Committee of Indian Political Science Association (2017-19) and is continuing as the President of Indian Political Science Association. Apart from that she is a Master Trainer of UGC SAM Programme for Women Academic Administrators.
  • She is widely travelled and presented papers in 25th and 26th IPSA World Conference in Brisbane and Lisbon. She has delivered more than 75 invited/ keynote talks at International and National Conferences/Workshops/Seminars in India and abroad. She has been the editor of many journals of international and national repute. She is a member of BoS and examiner/adjudicator for Ph.D. theses in various universities.
  • She has successfully guided 5 Ph.D. scholars, 38 M.Phil. scholars and more than 80 P.G. students for their dissertation works. Six Ph.D. Scholars are presently working under her supervision.
  • She has authored and edited five books and has published several research publications and book chapters. They include: National Development Council and Indian Federal System (2009), Globalisation and Consumer Rights: Emerging Dimensions (ed.) (2012), Climate Change and Politics of Development (2013) and Politics of Underdevelopment (2017).
  • She has been Life Member of various national institutes like IIPA, IPSA, OPSA, Gabeshana Chakra, AIWS.
  • Her research areas are Political Economy, Odisha Politics, Gender Studies and Political Theory.
  • She has received various awards like National Scholarship, UGC Teacher Fellowship, ICSSR Research Fellowship.
  • She is a passionate feminist and strong believer in equality and human rights for all. She is a person with a positive attitude and strong conviction. She believes that she will be able to lead Berhampur University to reach a new height.