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S.K Mahapatra

Dr SK Mahapatra has a long career in academics as well as corporate sector spanning four decades.

Starting as a Lecturer in Political Science at SCS College Puri, way back in January 1982, he has held diverse academic assignments as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the HR & IR area, at the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Professor of HR and Strategy, and also the Director at Jaipuria School of Business, NCR, and currently he is the Director of KIIT School of Management and Professor in HR and Strategic Management Areas.

He has also had a distinguished career in Corporate for 28 years, out of which 12 years at Leadership Level as Head of HR. He was Chief of HR at Tata Metaliks, Sr. General Manager of POSCO-India Project, Vice President & Group Ethics Officer of Jindal Steel & Power, and President HR of Bajaj Power.

He specialises in the entire spectrum of Human Resource Management starting from Human Resource Planning to Leadership Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Developing CSR and R&R Policies for stakeholders during Land Acquisition for Industry, Strategic multi-lateral Negotiations, Industrial and Community Relations management, Representing Industry before Legislative Committees and Tribunals, Developing Turn Around Strategies and Strategies for Organisational Change & Development.

His career in academics span 12 years out of which 7 years as Head of two reputed B-Schools in India.

He is a Ph.D from Utkal University, MA from Delhi University, DSW from Calcutta University, MA from Sambalpur University and PGDM from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He has visited abroad many times and his last official visit was to South Korea in 2019 as a member of FICCI Delegation on Education consisting of Vice Chancellors and Directors, led by Dr TV Mohandas Pai.