Noted Educationist Professor Sachidananda Mohanty has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Orissa at Koraput by the President of India in his capacity as the Visitor as per the communiqué received from the Ministry of Human Resources Development.
Prof. Mohanty will resume full charge of the university soon. Before that he was the former Head, Department of the English University of Hyderabad.
He is the recipient of several national and international awards including those from the British Council, the Salzburg, the Katha and the Fulbright. He has to his credit 26 books in English and in Odia including Understanding Cultural Exchange, Vision Books 1997; Travel Writing and the Empire, Katha; Early Women's writing in Orissa, 1898-1950: A Lost Tradition, Sage Publications, 2005; Gender and Cultural Identity in Colonial Orissa, Orient Longman 2008; Sri Aurobindo: A Contemporary Reader, Routledge India, 2008; Sarala Devi, Central Sahitya Akademi, 2011; and Cosmopolitan Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century India, Routledge India, 2015. Forthcoming titles include Periodical Press and Colonial Modernity: Orisha: 1866-1936, Oxford University Press.
Dr Mohanty’s essays and articles have appeared in some of the leading journals and forums in the country and elsewhere including India Today, The Hindu, The Indian Express, The New Quest, The Toronto South Asian Review, The Indian Literature, The Book Review , Economic and Political Weekly, the South Asia Review and the Seminar Magazine.
He has lectured at a number of leading Universities in India and abroad including Cornell University, Pittsburgh University, the City University of New York, California State University, University of New Mexico at Taos, Loyola University at Chicago and Australia National University, Canberra.
(With Input from Agencies)