Project Description

About the School

The School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism offers two years M.A. Programmes in the subjects of History, Philosophy and Political Science with a focus on indigenous knowledge through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary mode in its M. Phil and Ph.D. programmes. This School is interlinked with other Schools of the University in a multidisciplinary framework. It extensively deals with the history and philosophy of the tribal communities and their socio-cultural and political organizations. Six innovative tribal papers are offered by this School in its MA Programmes highlighting different aspects of tribal culture. These papers are Tribal Culture in India: Transition and ChangeWorld View Among the TribalsTribal Art of IndiaTribal Movements in India with special reference to OdishaTheme based movies/videos and Museum Visit for the study of artefacts and material culture, and Tribal Eco-spiritualism.   

In fact, these innovative papers on tribal studies also cover their livelihood patterns in contemporary situations and Indigenous knowledge on environmental issues. Students at the School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-Spiritualism are exposed to empirical research methodology, so that they will be enabled to undertake research, write research papers and dissertations independently. The School of TCPE aims at grooming students to cope up with new and broad emerging academic environments where alternative viewpoints and innovative knowledge are appreciated and essential for action research and development. This school not only encourages the students to study and conduct research on various aspects of the rich tribal heritage but also equip them for empirical research and policymaking. The main purpose of this Innovative Department / School is to know and to preserve the rich tribal cultural heritage through proper education. 

KISS Tribal Culture

Vision

Sensitize the students to the convergence of conceptual and applied aspects of history, philosophy, polity and tribal culture through teaching, research and practice.

Mission

  • Train students to appreciate the interconnections between the global, national, regional and local cultures to equip them to face contemporary and future challenges.
  • Encourage all-round development of students through multi-faceted learning on polity, society, culture, philosophy and eco-spiritualism.
  • Train students to become conscious and active citizens equipped with skills to develop sustainable solutions for the community through the interconnected application of a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • Ensure sustainability of tribal cultural heritage.

Faculty

Prof. Harischandra Sahoo

Chair Professor, Bhima Bhoi Research Chair
Prof. Harischandra Sahoo

Chair Professor, Bhima Bhoi Research Chair

M. A., Ph. D.

Prof. Jugal Kishore Mishra

Director, IQAC & Chair Professor, Madhusudhan Das Research Chair & Biju Patnaik Research Chair
Prof. Jugal Kishore Mishra

Director, IQAC & Chair Professor, Madhusudhan Das Research Chair & Biju Patnaik Research Chair

Ph. D.

Dr. Ratnakar Mohapatra

Associate Professor & Dean, School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism
Dr. Ratnakar Mohapatra

Associate Professor & Dean, School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism

M.A., M. Phil., UGC-NET-Dec-2003, Ph. D., ICHR PDF, D. Litt.

Dr. Kamal Prasad Mohanty

Assistant Professor, History
Dr. Kamal Prasad Mohanty

Assistant Professor, History

Ph. D.

Dr. Tripura Mishra

Associate Professor, History
Dr. Tripura Mishra

Associate Professor, History

Ph. D.

Dr. Sishir Kumar Tripathy

Assistant Professor History
Dr. Sishir Kumar Tripathy

Assistant Professor History

Ph. D.

Dr. Puspangada Dash

Assistant Professor History
Dr. Puspangada Dash

Assistant Professor History

Ph. D.

Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay

Associate Professor, History, School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism
Dr. Anirban Bandyopadhyay

Associate Professor, History, School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism

Ph. D.

Prof. Gouranga Chandra Rout

Sr. Professor (Performing Arts), School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism.
Prof. Gouranga Chandra Rout

Sr. Professor (Performing Arts), School of Tribal Culture, Philosophy and Eco-spiritualism.

Ph. D.

Dr. Malaya Kumar Bhoi

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Dr. Malaya Kumar Bhoi

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Ph. D.

Dr. Raj Kumar Khosla

Associate Professor Political Science
Dr. Raj Kumar Khosla

Associate Professor Political Science

M.A., M. Phil., Ph. D.

Dr. Tushar Kant Pattanaik

Assistant Professor Political Science
Dr. Tushar Kant Pattanaik

Assistant Professor Political Science

M.A., M. Phil., Ph. D.

Dr. Bhagyadhar Sethi

Assistant Professor Political Science
Dr. Bhagyadhar Sethi

Assistant Professor Political Science

Ph. D.