Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera
Vice Chancellor, KISS Deemed to be University
Professor Deepak Kumar Behera, is currently the Vice Chancellor of KISS Deemed to be University. He was formerly the Vice Chancellor of Sambalpur University, Rajendra University and Berhampur University. His distinguished career has many national and international honours, to name just a few Fulbright Visiting Fellow, California State University, Long Beach; DAAD Visiting Guest Professor, University of Tübingen, Germany; Carlos Chagas National Foundation Research Fellow, Brazil; National Research Foundation Fellow, South Africa; European Union CISCA Fellow, Indo-French Academic Exchange Fellow, ICSSR, New Delhi; Indo-Israel Cultural and Educational Exchange Fellow, UGC, New Delhi; Sarat Chandra Roy Memorial Gold Medal Awardee (Asiatic Society, Kolkata). He is the Chair, IUAES Commission on Anthropology of Children, Youth and Childhood; and Former Member of Governing Council, Association of Indian Universities (AIU). He was the organiser of the IUAES 2012 Inter-Congress held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Professor Behera is the author of more than 120 research publications and 19 books in the field of Tribal Studies, Children and Childhood. He has visited more than 30 countries in different academic assignments.