Vice Chancellor


Professor Rajendra Prasad Das

Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor

Contact Information

Berhampur University -760 007(Odisha) India

Tel: 91-680-2343322

Fax: 91-680-2343633


Born on 1961 at Pasta in the District of Kendrapara (Odisha), Professor Das has completed his Graduation in Commerce from Bhadrak College, Bhadrak (Odisha) with First Class Honours in the year 1979. He did his Masters in Commerce, in the year 1983; Master of Philosophy in Commerce, in the year 1984; and obtained his Doctoral Degree in Management, in the year 1988 from Kurukshetra University. Thereafter he did his Diploma in Training and Development from Indian Society for Training & Development, New Delhi in 1997 and FDPM from IIM, Ahmedabad in the year 1995.

Professor Das started his professional career as a Core Faculty (PM & IR Area), at XLRI, Jamshedpur in 1988. Then he joined as a Lecturer SOS in Commerce and Management, Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 1989. Thereafter he joined as a Reader in Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Business Management, Vikram University, Ujjain in 1992. In the year 2003, he joined as a Professor in Institute of Management, Faculty of Management Studies, in Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. Meanwhile he was also a guest faculty in Indian Institute of Management, Raipur (IIMR) (completed a full course on Human Resource Management in Executive Fellow Programme in Management) in 2013.

The contribution of Professor Das to scholarship in the field of management is immense. Under his able supervision Three scholars have been awarded M.Phil degree, Nine scholars have been awarded Ph.D. and currently Four Ph.D. scholars are doing research. He has published more than Eighty research article in various National and International Journals of repute like Asian Journal of Management, Sumedha Journal of Management, Indian Journal of Management, Journal of Innovative Professional Science and IT, MATS Journal of Management and Commerce, FMU Journal of Management, GGU Journal of Business, etc. Out of his Four published books, Communication Skills and Cases in Human Resource Management are popular in Indian Business Schools. He has reviewed Three books which have been published in Indian Journal of Accounting, Management Today, and Productivity. Seven chapters has been contributed to edited books which has been published by various reputed publication houses.

As a resource person, he has delivered more than hundred lectures in different Seminars and Conferences as Keynote Speaker, Chairman of Technical Sessions. Besides organizing Four Refresher Courses as Coordinator, he has organised Eight National Seminars. He has also organized and contributed his knowledge and skill set as a resource person in more than Ten Executive Development Programs. He shared his academic expertise with students and teachers of different national institutions and universities like IIM, Raipur, MNREC, Ahmedabad, AMU, IGNTU, Amarkantak, BHU, Podur Institute of Management, Jaipur, Tezpur University, Assam, IIIT, Allahabad and many more. He is in the Editor and Member of Editorial Board in different prestigious national and international journals. He is a life member of various professional associations like IIMA, KUMA, AICA, AIAA, Indian Tourism Congress.

Besides teaching and research, Professor Das has successfully discharged his responsibilities in various reputed universities/ institutions, he held many important administrative positions. He served Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University as Director, College Development Council; Executive councilor; Dean, Faculty of Management Studies; Chief Warden and Chairman, Board of Studies in Management. As a pan- Indian management professional, he discharged his duties as Member, NAAC Peer Team; Member, UGC Expert Committee; Member, Finance Committee of Central University; Member, UGC SAP in Management; Member, UGC Joint Expert Review Committee, UGC Nodal Officer, Member, AICTE, Member RDC and Board of Studies and Expert in Selection Committees of several universities, prestigious institutions and industries.