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Eminent educationist Prof. Narasingha Charan Panda has taken over the charge of Director IQAC of the Central University

Koraput:7/4/23: Eminent educationist Prof. Narasingha Charan Panda has taken over the charge of Director of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the Central University of Odisha. He has taken the charge from Prof. S. K. Palita, Dean School of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources on 03 April 2023.

The prime task of the IQAC is to develop a system for conscious, consistent and catalytic improvement in the performance of the University. The IQAC will make a significant and meaningful contribution in the post accreditation phase of the University including channelizing the efforts and measures towards academic excellence.

Prof. Panda joined on 23 January 2023 as a regular Professor in the Department of Sanskrit, Central University of Odisha. Before joining in the Central University of Odisha, Prof. Panda served the department of Sanskrit & Indological Studies of Panjab University, Sadhu Ashram, Hoshiarpur, Punjab.

Prof. Panda has also served reputed international institutions like Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand as ICCR Chair professor and Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius. He has an academic experience of more than 34 years. Prof. Panda has served IGNCA, Varanasi Regional Centre, as Research Officer and edited Kalatallvakosa Volumes.

Besides, he has edited Vishvesvaranand Indological Journals (UGC care listed) of Panjab University, Chandigarh. In addition to these, he has edited 05 volumes of the International Journal of Indology & Culture (Thai Prajna), Silpakorn University, Bangkok. His research papers have been published in the reputed journals of India and abroad. He is also a member of Editorial & Advisory Board of various research bodies/ organizations of India and abroad. He is the author of 28 books.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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