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Xavier University Bhubaneswar
Prof. Dr. Amar Patnaik
Principal Advisor, School of Government and Public Affairs

Core competencies: Public Policy,Government Politics, Leadership, Institutional Studies, Development Management, public finance audit & accounts.

Dr. Amar Patnaik was a civil servant of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service Cadre of the 1990 batch. He has served in states of Odisha, Kerala, Karnataka, West Bengal and Sikkim as the Principal Accountant General before he took an early retirement to join politics as the Chairman, of the IT wing and Spokesperson of Biju Janata Dal. He has also done his LLB and holds a bar license to practice in the High Courts.

Dr. Patnaik has completed his PGDM (executive) and Ph.D. (on Institutional Studies) from the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB). He also has a Masters’ degree in Public Management from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy , Singapore and Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is a certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner and has obtained certification in Risk Management Assurance from Global certification agencies.

His book, “Institutional Change and Power Asymmetry in the Context of Rural India” was published by Palgrave Macmillan recently(2019) and has contributed a chapter to a competitive “Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems”. He has wide experience in governance, policy making and public sector auditing, having handled critical assignments for the federal and the state government. He has audited the United Nations in the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN during his career in the bureaucracy and in the Compulsory and Auditor Camp of India.

Core competencies: Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, Peace and Security, War Crimes.

Prof. Shobhana Rana is the Executive Dean of the School of Government and Public Affairs. She has over two decades of experience in international conflict resolution and management, working with the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia and Eritrea and at headquarters in New York. She has also worked with the International Civilian Office in Kosovo as well as the private sector in India and the United States. While specializing in conflict resolution and management, Prof. Rana also has expertise in the areas of human rights, peace and security, international development and war crimes.

As the Executive Dean, Prof. Rana has the overall responsibility of the SGPA overseeing academic, administrative, external relations, research and teaching activities of the School. She represents the School to all external stakeholders holders, within the country and overseas and is in charge of all research and other collaborative activities between the school and government agencies, universities, research organisations, think tanks and public and private sector organisations. She oversees the work of all administrative and academic staff and has a significant role in fund-raising and fund allocation of all programmes of the School.

Prof. Rana earned her Bachelors and Master’s degrees from Harvard University.

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Prof. Shobhana Rana
Executive Dean

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Prof. Simanta Mohanty
Assistant Professor, SGPA

Core competencies: Human Resource, Corporate Affairs, Public Policy.

Prof. Mohanty is a senior management leader, with experience in diverse sectors: profit, nonprofit and government. He has deep-domain expertise in talent management, employee communication, and branding and team dynamics. He is an avid blogger and speaker on topics of Human Resources, social development and individual performance. He has worked for PSUs like Steel Authority of India as a Deputy Manager and CARE, a Non-profit organization, before moving to work for corporates like Eicher, IBM, POSCO, Wipro, Dr. Reddy’s and many more.

Prof. Mohanty has completed his MA in Political Science and PGDM from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) with a specialization in Human Resource Management and Marketing. He is currently pursuing his PhD at Utkal University.

Prof. Deepsha Dipan Dhal is a Senior Lecturer, School of Govt. and Public Affairs.

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Prof. Deepsha Dipan Dhal
Senior Lecturer

Core competencies: Human resource management, Performance management, Diversity and Inclusion, Organization change and development, Learning and development, Personal growth.

Dr. Snigdha Pattnaik is a Professor, Human Resource Management.
Ph.D. (Utkal University), PGD PM&IR (XLRI, Jamshedpur),

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Dr. Snigdha Pattnaik
Professor, Human Resource Management

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Fr. Donald DSilva, SJ
Associate Professor, Communication
Director (Finance)

Core competencies: Managerial and Business communication Societal Analysis, Media and Communications, Development Ethics.

Fr. Donald DSilva, SJ is an Associate Professor, Communication and Director (Finance), Xavier University Bhubaneswar.
M.A. Communications (Madras Univ.),PGDHRM (Pondicherry Univ.),PhD (Madras Univ.)

Core competencies: Governance and Development; Participatory Planning and Local Governance, Gender and Equity; Philosophies and Methodologies of Social Research, Qualitative Research.

Dr. Kajri Misra is a Professor, Planning & Public System Management and Academic Dean, Xavier School of Rural Management.
Ph.D. (Planning), Cornell University, USA

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Dr. Kajri Misra
Professor, Planning & Public System Management.
Academic Dean, Xavier School of Human Settlements

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Dr. Biswa Swarup Misra
Professor, Economics

Core competencies: Macroeconomics Business Economics Indian Economic Environment and Policy Financial Institutions and Markets Commercial Banking

Dr. Biswa Swarup Misra is a Professor, Economics.
Ph.D. Economics, CAIIB

Fr. A.C. Jesurajan, SJ has worked for 17 years in the field of Mass Communication, teaching undergraduate & graduate students at the Ateneo de Manila University, Phillippines ,at Amruthavani, Securnderabad, and St. Xavier's College, Bombay. He conducted In-Company programmes for all levels of managers from more than 200 companies in india and abroad.
M.A Communication (Leicester Univ.), L.Ph. Philosophy ( Sacred Heart College).

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Fr. A.C. Jesurajan, SJ

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Dr. S. Peppin
Professor, Sustainability,
Academic Dean, Xavier School of Rural Management

Core competencies: Societal Analysis and Development Alternatives, Understanding Development Organisations, OB-II (Group Behaviour), Disaster Management, Health Care Management, Development Training.

Dr. S. Peppin is a Professor, Sustainability and Academic Dean, Xavier School of Sustainability.
M.A. (Loyola College, Chennai) MPhil and PhD (JNU)

Core competencies: Financial Market & Instruments, Commercial Banking, Asset Liability Management, Credit risk Rating Models, Basel and Risk Management in Commercial Banks, Banking Regulation & Compliance, Public Financial Management in State Governments, Public Private Partnership Models. Energy Risk Management, Econometric & Time Series Analysis, Fiscal Analysis & Forecasting.

Prof. Asit Ranjan Mohanty is a Professor, Finance.
Ph.D in Banking Risk Managemen, MPhil in International Trade( JNU), MA in Economics Fellow UGC, CAIIB,Dip in Risk Management

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Prof. Asit Ranjan Mohanty
Professor, Finance

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Prof. Sutapa Pati
Associate Professor, Sustainability,
Academic Dean, Xavier School of Sustainability

Prof. Sutapa Pati is a Associate Professor, Sustainability