Noted  Academic, critic, and cultural historian, Prof  Sachidananda  Mohanty, MA  English (1977-79), an alumnus of the second batch, has been appointed to the prestigious Sri Aurobindo Chair at Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Odisha and former Professor and Head, Department of English, University of Hyderabad.


Prof  Sachidananda  Mohanty

In a  career spanning  more  than  three decades, Prof. Mohanty  has carved out for himself  a special place  in the  field of higher education in India and abroad. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Odisha.

Winner of many national and international awards, such as the Katha, British Council, Fulbright, [twice], Charles Wallace, and the Salzburg, he has published extensively in the field of British, American, Gender, translation, and post-colonial Studies. His books have appeared in Oxford, Sage, Routledge, and Orient Longman, among other notable Publishing Houses.

Dr. Mohanty’s contributions to the academic genres of travel writing, cosmopolitanism, institutional history, early women’s writing in  Eastern  India, and the postcolonial/ cultural history of  India  have been widely recognized as path-breaking at the national and international level.

He had his early education at the  Sri  Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry. Prof. Mohanty is  recognized widely  as an  outstanding scholar  of Sri  Aurobindo  at the  national and international level.