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Vice- Chancellor

Prof. Dr. Arka Kumar Das Mohapatra, Vice-Chancellor, Odisha State Open University (OSOU)

Prof. Arka Kumar Das Mohapatra is the Vice-Chancellor of Odisha State Open University at present. Before taking over as the Vice-Chancellor of Odisha State Open University, he was working in Sambalpur University as the senior most Professor of Business Administration and the Chairman, Post Graduate Council.
Prof.  Mohapatra has over 35 years of teaching, research and administrative experience to his credit. He was the Vice-Chancellor in-Charge of Sambalpur University. He has discharged several administrative responsibilities of Sambalpur University such as the Director, UGC Human Resource Development Centre; Director, Distance and Continuing Education; Comptroller of Finance, Officer on Special Duty; Head, Dept. of Business Administration; Dean, School of Management Studies; Member- Syndicate, Senate, Academic Council, Research Degree Committee, Examination Committee, and Regulation Amending Committee, besides being the members of Board of Studies.
A gold medalist from Utkal University and with a brilliant academic career, Prof. Mohapatra has to his credit 2 Indian Patents, 8 books and over 152 research papers published in various international and national Journals of repute. He has successfully guided 20 Ph.D and 15 M. Phil scholars too, while 6 Ph.D scholars are still working under him.
Prof. Mohapatra has earned many awards and distinctions, including the best paper award in Paris, France; the MTC Global Award as distinguished management Teacher to list a few. He has also visited UK (London), France (Paris), Japan (Tokyo) etc. on academic assignments.
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