Bhubaneswar: Eminent educationist and administrator Prof Deepak Kumar Behera has joined KISS Deemed to be University, here as vice-chancellor.
Before joining KISS, Behera served as the vice-chancellor (VC) of Sambalpur University and Berhampur University. He was also the first VC of Rajendra University, Balangir. He was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at California State University at Long Beach.
During his academic career, Behera has received many honors, accolades, and appreciations for his outstanding contribution in the field of Anthropology. He is 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.
He has to his credit more than 120 research publications and most of those are in the fields of “tribal studies” and “children & childhood”. He served as a member of the executive board of the World Anthropology Association (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, for two consecutive terms, i.e. for the period 1998-2009.
Congratulating Prof Behera on joining KISS, Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder of KIIT & KISS said, “KISS is a unique creation of the Almighty. Being run and managed by God’s decree, KISS is the only university for tribal children across the world.”