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Dr. Sanjay Acharya

Sanjay Acharya Name : Sanjay Acharya
Designation : Reader & HEAD
Qualification : M.A. (History), M.Phil., Ph.D.
Phone No. : +91-9437051511
E-mail ID : drsanjayacharya(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Ancient Indian History, Culture.
  • Regional History (Art and Architecture of Odisha)

  • M.A., M.Phil., Pre Ph.D. Course work.
  • Art and Architecture in Indian Perspective.
  • Regional History (Art and Architecture of Odisha)
  • Heritage of Odishan Archaeology, Art and Architecture.
  • Research Methodology.

Was working as Research Associate in the project “Monuments along the Mahanadi River in Eastern Orissa” from September 1987 to August 1989. The project was sponsored by the Ford Foundation, undertaken by Utkal University. Project Director was Dr. K.S.Behera, Prof. of History.

 Was associated in the project “Traditions of Navigation in the Indian Ocean” sponsored by the Orissa Chapter of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The project Director was Prof. K.S.Behera.

 Collaborated with Orissan Institute of Maritime and South East Asian Studies, Bhubaneswar (sponsored by the Department of Culture, Government of Orissa) during 1996 and 1997 in their exploration and excavation programme at Langudi and nearby sites.

 Coordinated the Departmental Archaeological Excavation  at Narisho in collaboration with Odisha Institute of Maritime and South East Asean Studies, Bhubaneswar  in the year 2012 which was funded by the Department of Culture, Govt. of Odisha.

1 “A Hero Stone Found In Ravenshaw College Campus”. Published in the 45th session of the Indian History Congress proceedings, held at Annamalai in December 1984.
2 “Some Bronze Images From Orissa”. Published in the 47th session of the Indian History Congress proceedings, held at Srinagar in October 1986.
3 “An Indigenous Blast Furnace of Iron Smelting at Nadangipenth, Daitari Hills”. Published in the 48th session of the Indian History Congress proceedings, held at    Goa in November 1987.
4 “The Sculptural Programme Of The Jagannath Temple, Puri”. Published in the Orissa Historical Research Journal, vol XXXII  No.3 & 4, 1987.
5 “Restoration Of The Temple Of Khiching”. Published in the 19th session of the Orissa History Congress proceedings, held at Bhubaneswar in 1994.
6 “Maharaja Sri Ramachandra Bhanj Deo, 1882 ?" 1912”. Published in the Utkal Historical Research Journal, vol ?" VII, 1996.
7 “Ramayana Scenes In The Temple Art Of Bhubaneswar”. Published in the Utkala Pradipa Research journal , vol. III, January 1999. P.G. Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, Utkal University.
8 A Research article on “Uttara Orissa- Upaanta Anchalara Mandira Sthapatya” in  Oriya has been published in a book named Uttar Odissa Upanta Anchalara Sanskruti (2003) by Fakir Mohan University.
9 “Gaudiya Temples of Odisha”. in Odisha Historical research Journal, Vol. LIII, No. 1 & 2, 2012.
10 “Krishna in Art Traditions of Odisha”. in SEARCH, Vol. I, January 2013.
11 “Navakalevara Festival of Lord Jagannatha”. in Odisha Historical research Journal, Vol. LIV, No. 1 & 2, 2015.
12 “Mauryan Art in Kalinga”. Felicitation Volume in honour of Dr. Phanikanta Mishra, 2015.
13 “Historical Background of Puri”. UGC, National Seminar on History and Culture of Shree Jagannath ?" Its Impact on Socio-Religious and Political Life of the People of Odisha, L.N.Sahu Mahavidyalaya, Jagatpur, Cuttack, 2015.
14 “Building Material used in the Temples of Odisha : Muktesvara ?" A Case Study” Regional Session of Odisha History Congress, Sri Jayadev College of Education & Technology, Naharkanta, 2015.
15 “Muktesvara Temple ?" The Gem of Orissan Architecture” in SEARCH, Vol. IX, Issue-I , January 2015.

1 Manifestation of Ganesha in Orissan Art (author), 2003.<
2 Ratnagiri : The Jewel Hill of Odisha, (co-authored), 2012.
3 Jagannath : Lord of the Universe (edited), 2015.

  • Research Experience
    • 10 Ph.Ds Awarded
    • 58 M. Phil. Degrees Awarded
    • Research Publications – 15
    • Books : Authored 03
  • Professional Experience
    • Was working as Research Associate in the project “Monuments along the Mahanadi River in Eastern Orissa” from September 1987 to August 1989. The project was sponsored by the Ford Foundation, undertaken by Utkal University. Project Director was Dr. K.S.Behera, Prof. of History.
    • Was associated in the project “Traditions of Navigation in the Indian Ocean” sponsored by the Orissa Chapter of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The project Director was Prof. K.S.Behera.
    • Collaborated with Orissan Institute of Maritime and South East Asian Studies, Bhubaneswar (sponsored by the Department of Culture, Government of Orissa) during 1996 and 1997 in their exploration and excavation programme at Langudi and nearby sites.
    • Coordinated the Departmental Archaeological Excavation  at Narisho in collaboration with Odisha Institute of Maritime and South East Asean Studies, Bhubaneswar  in the year 2012 which was funded by the Department of Culture, Govt. of Odisha.
    • Research : 1985 to 1989.
    • Lecturer (Adhoc in Regional College of Education, Bhubaneswar, NCERT) : 1989 to 1994
    • Lecturer in Utkal University : September 1994 to September 2004
    • Reader : September 2004 continuing.
  • Continuing Education Programme
    • Refresher course :-   In History, conducted by Academic Staff College, Utkal University from 21st July 2000 to 10th August 2000.
    • Refresher course :-   In History, conducted by Academic Staff College, Utkal University from 29th November 2001 to 19th December 2001.
    • Refresher course :-   In History, conducted by Academic Staff College, Utkal University from 10th to 30th  March 2005.
    •  Attended a training in Archaeological Photography in the American Institute of Indian Studies (Centre of Art and Archaeology), Varanasi from 5th to 9th June, 1989.
    • Participated in a Workshop organized by IGNOU (New Delhi) on “Self Instructional Materials” from 2nd to 6th February 1998 held at DDCE.
    • Workshops organized by Campus Diversity Initiative.
    • Worked as Internal Resource Person in the  “Orientation Programme for Central Tibetan Schools in Social Studies” sponsored by CTSA and conducted by RCE, Bhubaneswar, NCERT – from 31st March to 9th April 1990.
    • Member of the evaluation team (history) in the special programme (from the National Integration point of view)”Evaluation of Question Papers of Classes X and XII Public Examination, 1990 of 18 Boards of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education of the North Eastern States.”. Project sponsored by the Department of Education, Ministry of HRD and accepted by NCERT. Work undertaken by RCE, Bhubaneswar from January 1991 to May 1991.
    • Worked as Internal Resource Person in the “Orientation Programme in History for the PG Teachers of Railway Board Schools”. Conducted by RCE, Bhubaneswar from 6th to 12th May 1993.
  • Member Of Professional Bodies
    • Life member Indian Art History Congress.
    • Member Indian History Congress.
    • Life member Orissa History Congress.
  • Important Activities / Extension Activities / Advisory Bodies
    • Member Advisory Board, JD Centre of Art, Bhubaneswar.
    • Member, Book Selection Committee, Odisha State Museum, Govt.of Odisha.
    • Coordinator, Refresher Course in AIHCA, ASC, Utkal University.
    • Member, Board of Studies, AIHCA, 2010 to till date.
    • Member, Board of Studies, MTHM, 2010 to till date.
    • Member Board of Studies, Anthropology, since 2012.
    • Member, Board of Studies, THM, since 2010.
    • Member, SRC in AHICA, since 2010.
    • Member, SRC in MTHM, since 2010.
  • Other Universities
    • Member, Board of Studies, History, Ravenshaw University, since 2012.
    • Member, SRC in History, Ravenshaw University, since 2012.
    • Member Moderation Board, Viswa Bharati, Santeniketan, 2013.
    • Member Board of Studies in History, North Odisha University, since 2013.
  • Decision Making And Advisory Bodies In Utkal University
    • Head of the Department since June 2013.
    • Associate Advisor, Students Union, Utkal University.
    • Member Dairy Committee, Utkal University.