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Dr. Sadasiba Pradhan

Sadasiba Pradhan Name : Sadasiba Pradhan
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. & D. Litt., Sambalpur University, P.G. Dip.-in- Archaeology (Institute of Archaeology, A.S.I, New Delhi), Advanced Certificate Course in Field Archaeology: Institute of Archaeology, University of London (U.K.)
Phone No. : 09437052175, 08763210299
E-mail ID : spradhan55(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)in
Ph.D. Guidance
Successfully guided 12 Ph.D. schulars on different aspects of History, Art History, Culture and Archaeulogy.
  • Dr. Kishore Chandra Mishra was awarded degree on the topic “A study of some Major Religions in Orissa” by Sambalpur University
  • Dr.Jeeban Kumar Patnaik was awarded Ph.D on the topic “Temples of South Kosala; A case study of the Stellate Temples” by Sambalpur University.
  • Dr. B.K. Sinha, was awarded Ph.D. on the topic “Chalculithic Culture in Orissa, A Case Study of Gulabai Sasan” by Sambalpur University.
  • Dr. S.N. Nanda was awarded Ph.D on the topic “Ceramic Industries of Orissa” by Sambalpur University.
  • Dr. Jayanti Dora was awarded on “Sakta Monuments of Orissa”.
  • Dr. Pravati Sahoo was awarded on “Prajamandal Movement in the Feudatory States of Orissa, A Case Study of Talcher State”.
  • Dr. K. B. Barik was awarded on “Rock Art in Orissa, An Ethno-archaeulogical Study”.
  • Dr. D. B. Garnayak was awarded on “Prehistoric Art in Orissa”
  • Dr. Prabhat Kumar Mallick on the topic “Life in Medieval Orissa, 1038 – 1568”
  • Dr. Sunil Kumar Patnaik “ Puri-The Heritage City: A study of Religion, Culture and Tourism”
  •  Dr. Amul Roy, Buddhist Vestiges at Jagjivanpur in North Bengal- A Case Study of Terracotta Plaques
  •  Dr. Binod Bihari Satpathy Erotic Art in Orissan Temples
  •  Dr. Chitta Ranjan Sahoo Monuments of Prachi Valley: A Study of Sculptural Art in Pictorial Perspective
  •  Rusav Kumar Sahu Surya in Orissan Art ( A study of Art, Architecture, Iconography and Religious Practices)
  •  Jayashankar Naik Archaeulogical Vestiges in the Prachi Valley: A study of Monuments, Sites and Mounds
  •  At present eight schulars working under guidance are on the verge of submission
M.Phil. Guidance
Successfully guided 52 M.Phil. Schulars of Sambalpur University & Utkal University on different aspects of Art History, Culture and Archaeulogy of Odisha
1 Published 40 research articles in various Research Journals (3 Int. national) and book chapters on various aspects of History, Culture And Archaeology

Global Conference on Rock Art organized by UNESCO &
Seminars IGNCA, New Delhi, 29 Nov. ‚?? 7 Dec. 1993 and Conferences Attended
World Archaeological Congress ‚?? 3, held at Hotel Taj, New Delhi, 4-11 December 1994. (Paper presented: “Rock Engravings in the Rock Shelters of Up-land Orissa).
Third AURA Congress and International Rock Art Congress at Alice Springs (Northern territory) Australia, 10-14 July, 2000.
American Rock Art 2002 organised by San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, USA, 1-2 Nov. 2002 presented Paper, “Symbolism in Orissan Rock Art”.
Annual convention of International Federation of Rock Art Organizations (IFRAO), Agra, 2004
International Conference on Indo-French Rock Art, organized by ICHR, New Delhi, Dt. 26-30 November 2006.
Key-note Speaker at ‚??2014 Chinese Helan Mountain International Rock Art Summit‚?Ě, Yinchuan of¬† the Peoples‚?? Republic of China from 26 - 28 August 2014.

1 Agrarian and Political Movements in the States of Orissa, Inter-India Publications, New Delhi, 1986.
2 Orissan History, Culture and Archaeology(Edited), D.K. Print World (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 1999.
3 Rock Art in Orissa,Aryan Books International, New Delhi ‚?? 2001.
4 Art and Archaeology of Orissa, Recent Perspective, Aryan Books International, New Delhi ‚?? 2006.
5 Lesser known Monuments of Bhubaneswar, Lark Books, Bhubaneswar, 2009.
6 Lesser known Monuments of Puri, Lark Books, Bhubaneswar, 2010.
7 Co-author of the Monograph Archaeological sites of South Kosala, Sambalpur, 1989.
8 Buddhist Heritage of Odisha, Times of India Group, Kolkata, 2013

Conducted twelve (12) independent Archaeological Excavations Research work  with license from Archaeological Survey of India, Govt. of India extending over thirteen field seasons.

 

  1. Manamunda - Early Historic site in Phulabani district, Orissa, during 1990 & 1991. Indian Archaeology, A Review, 1991: 80-86
  2. Nrusimhanath - (Sambalpur district, Orissa) during 1991; Proceedings of the Orissa History Congress, 18th Annual session, 1993
  3. Lekhamoda - Prehistoric Rock shelter in Sundargarh district of Orissa, 1995-96
  4. Khambeswaripalli – Protohistoric - Chalcolithic site in Sonepur district of Orissa, 1997
  5. Sindhol Early Historic site in Birmaharajpur Tahsil, district Suvarnpur, 1998
  6. Bhejidihi and Kurmigudi - Protohistoric sites in Karandi Valley, Angul-Sambalpur district, 1999
  7. Nuagarh - Protohistoric site in Birmaharajpur Tahsil, District Sonepur, 2000 & 2001
  8. Kharligarh - Early Historic Site in Bolangir district, 2002
  9. Narisho – Early Historic site in Khurda District, 2009, 2010 & 2012

1 Completed a UGC sponsored Post-Doctoral Major Research Project on “Survey and Documentation of Prehistoric Rock-Art in Orissa”, Outlay- Rs.69, 000/- UGC-F-26-4/88 (HR-I), dt. 10.5.1989.
2 Completed another UGC Major Research Project entitled “Art and Archaeology of the Painted Rock Shelters of Orissa”. Outlay- Rs.2, 33,040/- UGC-F-5-13/2000 (HRP), Dt. 30.3.2000.
3 Co-Investigator in the Research Project ‚?? “Project Water” funded by Indo-Canadian Friendship Society for preparing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)-sponsored by CENDERET, XIM, Bhubaneswar. Report submitted in 2001.
4 Survey and Documentation of Rock Art and Allied Art, An Interdisciplinary Project jointly funded by IGNCA, New Delhi & IGRMS, Bhopal.
5 Completed Two Major Research Projects sponsored by INTACH, Bhubaneswar Chapter.
i. Documentation of Unprotected - Lesser known Monuments of Bhubaneswar. Report was published by INTACH; Larl Books, Bhubaneswar, 2009
ii. Documentation of Unprotected - Lesser known Monuments of Puri. Report was published by INTACH; Larl Books, Bhubaneswar, 2010
6 Completed IGNCA ‚?? ASI, New Delhi sponsored Major Research Project on National Data Bank on Indian Art and Culture- Orissa Chapter ‚?? Documented 1006 monuments in the state of Odisha.
7 State Project Coordinator of National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities to prepare digitized data on Monuments and Antiquities of Odisha for the National Register on Monuments and Antiquities of India.

  • 2nd November 1979 to 9th Nov. 1983.  Lecturer in History, Hirakud College, Hirakud. (Under-graduate Classes).
  • 10th November, 1983 to 17th Oct. 1984. Lecturer in History , G.M. (Govt. Evening) College, Sambalpur (Under-graduate Classes).
  • 18th Oct. 1984 to 7th March 1992.  Lecturer in History, P.G. Dept. of History, Sambalpur University.
  • 8th March 1992 - 7th March 2000. Reader, P.G. Dept. of History, Sambalpur University.
  • 7th March 2000 to 4th June 2004, Professor, P.G. Dept. of History, Sambalpur University.
  • 5th June 2004 joined as Professor in P.G. Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, Utkal University on open selection and continuing as such.
  • Field based Research work:
    Conducted Eleven (11) Independent Archaeulogical Excavations
  • with license from Archaeulogical Survey of India, Govt. of India extending over eleven field seasons.
    • Manamunda - Early Historic site in Phulabani district, Orissa, during 1990 & 1991. Indian Archaeulogy,¬† A Review, 1991: 80-86
    • Nrusimhanath - (Sambalpur district, Orissa) during 1991; Proceedings of the Orissa History Congress, 18th Annual session, 1993
    • Lekhamoda - Prehistoric Rock shelter in Sundargarh district of Orissa, 1995-96
    • Khambeswaripalli ‚?? Protohistoric - Chalculithic site in Sonepur district of Orissa, 1997
    • Sindhul Early Historic site in Birmaharajpur Tahsil, district Suvarnpur, 1998
    • Bhejidihi and Kurmigudi - Protohistoric sites¬† in Karandi Valley, Angul-Sambalpur district, 1999
    • Nuagarh - Protohistoric site¬† in Birmaharajpur Tahsil, District Sonepur, 2000 & 2001
    • Kharligarh - Early Historic Site in Bulangir district, 2002
    • Narisho ‚?? Early Historic site in Khurda District, 2009, 2010 & 2012
  • Participation of Excavations:
    • Sringverpur, Uttar Pradesh in 1985
    • Damdama, Uttar Pradesh in 1985
    • Banahalli and Hampi in Karnataka in 1986
    • Lalitgiri and Udayagiri in Orissa, 1987-88 and 1988-89
    • Barabati Fort, Orissa in 1992
    • Golabai, Orissa in 1992
    • Roman Villa, Beddingham, South Sussex, U.K. in 1992, (Conducted by Institute of Archaeology, University of London).
  • Explorations:
    • Conducted explorations in Phulbani district during March 1987.
    • Conducted explorations of the prehistoric and Protohistoric sites of Gudahandi and Jogimath (1988); Ushakothi, Mainikmoda and Vikramkhol (1989) and Sitabinji (1990); Lekhamoda, Ushakothi (1991-92); Tango and Chhengapahar (1993) and Jamda (1994), Bhimmandali, Deulluga Rail & Landimal ranges in Rairakhol tehsil(1999 & 2000), Chandli-Ushakuthi (2001-2002)
    • Conducted explorations of south Kosala during 1987- 88 and 1988-89.
    • Conducted explorations of Gandhamardhan Range during 1991
    • Conducted the explorations of Ib Valley, 1993-94.
    • Conducted exploration of the left bank of Middle Mahanadi valley in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
    • Conducted exploration of Tel Valley (Raul) in 2001-2002.
  • Member of the Learned Professional Bodies:
    • 1. Life Member and Vice-President of the Rock Art Society of India (RASI), Agra.
    • Life Member of the Indian Archaeological Society I.A.S.), New Delhi
    • Life Member & Member of the Executive Body of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quarternary Studies, (ISPQS), Pune.
    • Life Member of Indian Art History Congress, (IAHC), Guwhati.
    • Life Member and General Secretary of¬†¬† Orissa History Congress, (OHC), Bhubaneswar.
    • Member, Rotary Club of Burla, (R.I.) (President-¬† 2002-2003).
    • Life Member of INTACH, Bhubaneswar Chapter
    • Member of the Sambalpur University Teachers’ Association (SUTA), Jyoti Vihar, up to June 2004 & now Life Member of Utkal University Teachers’ Association (UUTA), Vani Vihar.
  • International Fellowships & Foreign Countries¬†visited:
    • Charles Wallace India Trust British Council Fellow - 1992 for Advance Training in Field Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, London.
    • Starr Foundation Visiting Senior Research Fellow for Advanced Study in Visual Arts at National Gallery of Art (CASVA), Washington, D.C., Sept.- Dec. 2002
    • Australia for participating and presenting paper on “Rock Art in Orissa” at 3rd AURA Congress at Alice Springs (10-14 July 2000) organized by Australian Rock Art Association (AURA).
    • Transit stay visiting Singapore National Academy for Art for delivering lectures on Buddhist Art Heritage of Orissa In July 2000.
    • Represented Govt. of Odisha (Dept. of Tourism & Culture) in the Tourism Road Shows at Bangkok (Thailand) and Siem Reap (Cambodia) in January 2013. Delivered lectures highlighting the Buddhist Heritage of Odisha and prospect of Tourism
    • Key-note Speaker at “2014 Chinese Helan Mountain International Rock Art Summit”, at Yinchuan,¬† the Peoples’ Republic of China from 26 - 28 August 2014.
  • Administrative Experience & Allied Responsibilities Held:
    • Director, College Development Council of Sambalpur University, from July 1997 - April 2000
      • With the support of the Vice-Chancellor succeeded in opening up Distance and Continuing Education in Sambalpur University, which was long due.
      • Similarly succeeded in establishing a UGC Academic Staff College in the University
    • Director, College Development Council, Utkal University, from 24 October 2011 to 24 September 2013.
    • Director, UGC Academic Staff College of Sambalpur University, from 7th April 2000 ‚?? 31st August 2001
    • Head of the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, June 2005 ‚?? Nov. 2009 & from June 2011- Continuing.
      During my first tenure of Headship instituted a new UGC Innovative Course - M.A in Tourism & Heritage Management, which is the only of its kind
    • Head of the P.G. Department of History, Sambalpur University from June 1994 - May 1996.
    • Controller of ExaminationsofUtkal University from 4th July 2011 to 21 Sept. 2011
    • Trained Assessor (Peer-Member & Coordinator) of National Assessment and Accreditation Council, (NAAC), Bangalore for Assessment and Accreditation of Colleges and Universities in India. Assessed and Accreditated one University (Univ. of Lucknow) and 75 Colleges in the country
    • UGC Expertfor X & XI Plan Development Grants to Colleges in Eastern India.
    • UPSC subject Expertfor Civil services Examinations.
    • OPSC subject Expertfor Civil services Examinations in Orissa.
    • Cultural Coordinator of Sambalpur University for the Association of Indian Universities (1999-2000).
    • Member of Academic Council, Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India, (CASTE), Govt. of West Bengal, Kolkata.
    • Member of the General Assembly of Orissa Lalita Kala Akademy, Bhubaneswar
    • Member of the Senate & Academic Councilof Utkal University.
    • Chairman, Board of Studies,Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology ; History & Tourism of Utkal University;¬† Member, Board of Studiesof Sambalpur University, Ravenshaw University, Utkal University of Culture & G.M. (Auto) College, Sambalpur.
    • Chairman, Subject Research Committeesof Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology and Tourism of Utkal University
    • Member of the Steering Committee, Govt. of India (ASI) on Conservation of the World Heritage Monument “Sun Temple at Konark”.
    • Project Coordinator, National Mission on Monuments & Antiquities, Odisha Chapter.