Ph.D Scholar Profiles

  • Himanshu Sekhar Nayak (XUPH17002):

    Education Background: B.E. (Mech) (Utkal University), M.E. (Prodn Engg.) (NIT Rourkela), PGDM (XIMB)
    Industry Background: More than 24 Years of experience in Steel Industry and presently working in Tata Steel.
    Research Area: Strategic Management

  • Mitrabinda Acharya (XUPH17005):

    Education Background: B.Sc (Physics), MCA ,MBA
    Industry Background: She is working for a global Information Technology Services and Consulting firm for last 18 years.
    Research Area: Information Technology with a focus on estimation methodology.

  • Pallavi Das (XUPH17007):

    Education Background: Master in Business Administration, Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Sociology, UGC-Net qualified.
    Industry Background: Worked at TISS, Mumbai and K.J.Somaiaya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai. Total work experience more than five years.
    Research Area: Strategy and General Management. Area of interest involves exploring dimensions of sustainable businesses.

  • Upendra Nath Behera (XUPH17017):

    Education Background: B.Tech. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur followed by PG Diploma in Management.
    Industry Background: 34 years’ experience in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and handled varied responsibilities in the State (Odisha) and Central Government. Currently working as Chairman of Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).
    Research Area: Efficiency in electricity distribution systems by reducing technical and non-technical losses.

  • Avipsa Mohanty (XUPH1602) :

    Education Background: M.A., M.Phil (Economics) from the Central University, Hyderabad
    Industry Background: She is a UGC-NET-JRF recipient. She is currently engaged with the Centre of Excellence in Fiscal Policy and Taxation(CEFT), a collaboration of the Government of Odisha and Xavier University.
    Research Area: She is broadly interested in resear Public Finance, application of Game theory in Public Finance, PPP Projects, Spending Review Mechanism and Governance.

  • Bighnaraj Sahu (XUPH16003):

    Education Background: PGDM (XIMB), CAIIB (IIBF), B.A. (Eco) (Utkal).
    Industry Background: He has worked more than 20 years in banking industry. Now I am teaching in Utkal University as visiting faculty and also working as consultant to a manufacturing industry.
    Research Area: His interest is in exploring the potential research areas in finances.

  • Joshy K X (XUPH16006) :

    Education Background: M Sc in Information Technology from MS University Tirunelveli and M A in Philosophy from Madras University.
    Industry Background: He has 8 years of teaching experience in IT and Communicative English.
    Research Area: His research area is Strategic Information System with special emphasis on ICT enabled University System.

  • Jugal Kishore Mohapatra (XUPH16009):

    Education Background: Post Graduate in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. He also has a Master’s degree in Economics from Boston University.
    Industry Background: He has held many senior positions in the State and Central Govt.in his 37 years of experience in IAS.
    Research Area: Industrial Organization and Development Economics.

  • Kamal Pandey (XUPH16010) :

    Education Background: M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT-Delhi.
    Industry Background: He has 11 years of industry experience in companies like Infosys and General Electric predominantly into IT and Engineering.
    Research Area: He is interested to undergo PhD in the area of finance with a focus to explore and contribute to research areas within IT & Market Risk Management.

  • Nrusinha Prasad Gantayat (XUPH16011):

    Education Background: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM); B.Tech.
    Industry Background: He has more than 20 years of Industry experience in various domains. He is currently working in a Global Technology Services and Consulting firm.
    Research Area: He is having research interest in Operations Management specific to Supply Chain area.

  • Pradipta Ray (XUPH16012):

    Executive PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi, B.E. ( Electrical ) from National Institute of Technology ( Surat ).
    Industry Background: He has 20+ years of experience. Currently working in educational service sector as Sr. Manager. Has experience in core engineering sector for around 6+ years.
    Research Area: His research area is Operation Management.

  • Santoy John (XUPH16014) :

    Education Background: M.Sc. (Physics), PGCBM (XIMB), CISA, CAIIB (IIBF).
    Industry Background: He has 16 years of industry experience in banking and two years of experience in teaching. He is presently working with RBL Bank, Mumbai.
    Research Area: His area of interest is Strategic management.

  • Sarmistha Pattanayak (XUPH16015):

    Education Background: Masters in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (Utkal University), BCOM with Management Honours (B.J.B. Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar).
    Industry Background: She has 6 years of experience working in the Development Sector. She was one among 4 Fellows chosen from India for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation Fellowship in 2011. She is currently working with American India Foundation, an International NGO as a Project Manager based out of Bhubaneswar.
    Research Area: Her research interest lies in the application of Information Technology in the field of Education.

  • Abhranil Gupta (XUPH1501):

    Education Background: M. Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management from West Bengal University of Technology.
    Industry Background: He has 5 years of Industry Experience as Management Consultant with focus on productivity and quality in a wide range of industry verticals. Presently He is attached to M/s Auctus Solutions as Senior Consultant and looking after training / workshops conducted in various industries.
    Research Area: His research area is in the field of strategic management, system engineering and dynamics.

  • Amaresh Kumar Panda (XUPH1502):

    Education Background: PGDM-Systems and Marketing , BCA .
    Industry Background: 4 years of Industry experience as Business Analyst in Information Systems.
    Research Area: Interested in the Project Management Process with respect to SDLC.

  • Arun Kumar Patra (XUPH1503):

    Education Background: MCA (CET, Bhubaneswar) ,MBA (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto) , FRM
    Industry Background: He has about 18 years of work experience. He started his career as a technology consultant in a large IT consulting firm of India. Then he changed his career to Finance after completing his MBA and worked for a large Bank in Canada for about 8 years. Currently he is back in India to pursue his passion in higher education and research.
    Research Area: His research area is in different aspects of finance, specifically Derivatives, Accounting and Regulatory Risk Management.

  • Debadata Das Mohapatra (XUPH1507):

    Education Background: M.COM. (Gold medallist, Ravenshaw), M.C.A. (part time, AAIDU), M.B.A. (Part time, NarseeMonjee, Bangalore)
    Industry Background: He has 13+ years of work experience in Software industry, mainly in network security domain. (MCSE, CCNA certified). Currently working as a Manager in IXIA in Kolkata. Certified in agile technology and Project management (CSM, PMP). Capital structure and reserve utilization of Software Industry

  • Kishore Kumar Swain (XUPH1511):

    Education Background: PGDM (Finance and Operation Systems) , B Sc. Engineering (Electrical)
    Industry Background: Kishore has over 24 years of work experience in industry, out of which 19 years are in IT industry and 4 years in manufacturing industry. Kishore has extensive work experience in the area of business planning, business process reengineering (BPR), information system and technology plan (ISTP), enterprise resource planning (ERP),program management (PM) and customer relationship management.

  • Nimisha Bora (XUPH1512):

    Education Background: M.Com (Accounts and Finance),Gauhati University, B.Com (Accounts and Finance), Gauhati University.
    Research Area:She is interested in exploring the potential research areas in the field of Finance.

  • Satya Shankar Banerjee (XUPH1515):

    Education Background: Masters in Fashion Management from NIFT New- Delhi
    Industry Background: He has worked with organizations like Wal-Mart, NIKE and Woodland in the past. He presently works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fashion Management Studies, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhubaneswar in Odisha.
    Research Area: His research interests lie in Marketing, Retailing and Social Media.