Ms. Sasmita Murmu, a Research Scholar of the School of Comparative Tribal Languages and Literatures successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on the topic “Adhunika Odia Kabitare Adivasi Jibanara Katha” on November 21, 2023. Under the supervision of Dr. Nibedita Mohanty, her comprehensive presentation showcased a profound understanding of contemporary Odia poetry in the context of Adivasi life narratives. Ms. Sasmita Murmu’s research delves into exploring the intricate interplay between modern Odia poetry and the narratives of Adivasi life. Her work critically analyses how contemporary Odia poets capture and portray the essence of Adivasi experiences, contributing to a deeper understanding of cultural dynamics within the literary landscape.

The Defense Viva was attended by RSC members – Dr. Rasmita Tripathy and Dr. Amulya Ratna Nanda, along with the Vice Chancellor Nominee Professor Jyotirmay Mohanty and external examiner Professor Manindra Kumar Meher, received unanimous approval. Praised for her scholarly approach, Ms. Murmu marked a significant milestone in the research excellence of the School of Comparative Tribal Languages and Literatures as the third Scholar of the School to be conferred with the Ph.D. Degree at KISS Deemed to be University Dr. Sasmita Murmu received the degree at the 3rd Annual Convocation of the University held on 25th November 2023.