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Kamala Kanta Dash

Kamala Kanta Dash

Director, Sri Sri University Resource Centre Climate Change and Sustainability Education and Practices

National Coordinator, AusInd Bridge Foundation, Melbourne, Australia


  • UGC-NET, International and Area Studies, UGC, Government of India 
  • MPhil, International Relations (2003-2006) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi 
  • MA, Political Science (1998-2020) Ravenshaw College (Autonomous), Utkal University
  • BA, Political Science & Philosophy (1994-1997) Utkal University

What subject you teach at SSU ?

  • Introduction to Public Policy
  • Global Business Development
  • Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER)
  • Indian Ethos, Ethics and Contemplative Studies
  • Ancient Indian Wisdom in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Clients Worked for MDP/FDP (Top Five)

  1. FDP for Utkal University, World Bank Project, Odisha
  2. MDP on CSR, Indian Oil, Paradip, Odisha
  3. MDP on Ease of Doing Business, Paradip Port Trust, Paradip, Odisha
  4. MDP on Soft Skills for Tour Guides, World Trade Centre, Bhubaneswar

Earlier Institutions (Top Five)

  1. PwC India, 2019-19: Expert, Training and Capacity Development (TCD), Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  2. JK Paper, 2018-19: State Coordinator, CSR, JK Paper India, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  3. National Law University Odisha, 2016-2020: Visiting Professor, Cuttack, Odisha
  4. Sri Sri University, 2014-16: Assistant Professor of Good Governance & Public Policy, Odisha
  5. Ravenshaw University, 2013-14: Founding Coordinator and Assistant Prof, School of International Studies

Literary Interviews/Moderation (Top Five)

Television Interviews (In Odia)(Top Five)

Media Coverage

Magazine Publications:

  1. India Mauritius Relationship: Relationship that stood the test of time, Diplomacy and Beyond, May 2016
  2. Bangladesh: An Awakening Giant in Manufacturing Sector, Diplomacy and Beyond, April 2016

FDP/MDP Completed

  1. Completed Three Months FDP in Yoga from Sri Sri University, 2020
  2. MDP- COVID-19, Global Economy and Indian Investors, by Mr. Ajay Bagga, Sri Sri University, 13 June 2020
  3. MDP- Mind Management, by Prof Ajay Kumar Singh, Sri Sri University, 10 May 2020
  4. Indian School of Business (ISB- Hyderabad) organised Two Days (5-6 August 2019) Faculty Development Workshop in Case Writing and Teaching, New Delhi. 
  5. AICTE Sponsored Six Days (8-13 July 2019) Short Term Training Programme (STTP): Classroom Behaviour: Morals and Ethics in Education, GIFT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 
  6. IIM Ahmedabad and Harvard Business Publishing: Dec 12-13 2018 : FDP in Case Method Teaching, at IIMA. 
  7. NIEPA (MHRD): Dec 14-16  2018: FDP in E-Learning & E-Content Development, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, Sri Sri University and NIEPA (MHRD), ( 
  8. Azim Premji University: Completed an online Certificate course on Exploring Sustainability in Indian Context from  AzimPremji University, 2018
  9. TERI University: Trained in Climate Governance at Multi-scale Climate Governance in India, TERI School of Advance Studies, 18-19 January, 2018

English Proficiency

IELTS (Academic) 7.5 out of 9, 2007


  1. Senior Research Fellow, Kalinga Kusum Foundation, Bhubaneswar, (2017-19)
  2. Carnegie New Leader, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York, USA, (2013-15)
  3. Ambassador, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Chicago, USA, (2013-2015)
  4. Youth Organizer Award for Community Service, Odisha Sanskrutika Parishad (OSP), JNU, New Delhi, (2008)
  5. Junior Fellow, Australia India Council (AIC), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia (2006-07)
  6. Higher Education Fellow at School of International Studies (SIS), Department of Education, Government of Odisha, (2003-05)
  7. Best Volunteer Award- Community Service, National Service Scheme (NSS) Ravenshaw (Autonomous) College, (1998-2000)
  8. Best Volunteer Award- Community Service, NSS Lokanath Mohavidyalaya, Utkal University, (1994-97)

Other Accomplishments

  1. More than 1000+ Television Interviews on issues of Foreign Policy, National Politics & Global Business. 
  2. Founder Coordinator, AusInd Bridge Foundation, Melbourne, Australia (2020-continue)
  3. Expert, Training and Capacity Development, PwC India, 2019-2019
  4. Certified Case Method Trainer from IIM-A (2018) and ISB Hyderabad (2019)
  5. Founder Coordinator of School of International Studies, Ravenshaw University, (2013-14)
  6. Director of Public Policy &Communications, South Asian Community Link Group, Australasia, Melbourne (2012-13)
  7. Senior Consultant, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Orkash, Gurgaon, (2011-12)
  8. Certificates in Public Policy for Young Leaders and Journalists from Centre for Civil Society (2011-12)
  9. UGC Visiting Fellow, Department of Political Science, Ravenshaw University (2011-12)
  10. Gold  in Debate Competition, School of International Studies (SIS), Golden Jubilee Celebration of SIS, JNU, 2006
  11. Certificate in Yoga Education from Jawaharlal Nehru University (affiliated to Kaivalyadham), 2004
  12. Team Leader of JNU National Service Scheme, National Integration Camp (NIC) at Lucknow University, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, 2004


Yoga, Cricket and Television Discussions

Other Interviews

Refereed Publications:

  1. K.P. Rao, Srinivas Subbarao Pasumarti & Kamala Kanta Dash (2020) Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER)of the Paradip Port Trust (PPT), with special reference to Air and Water, ORISSA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE, U.G.C. CARE Listed Group-I, A Peer Reviewed and Referred Journal, ISSN-0974-8482, VOLUME – XXXXI April-June 2020 ISSUE No. – II, pp. 65-80,
  2. Ritu Chhikara, Gautam Agrawal, Kamala  Kanta Dash(2019) Employee Satisfaction of Shop-floor workers in Modern Indian Retail  Stores, ORISSA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE, U.G.C. CARE Listed Group-I, A Peer Reviewed and Referred Journal, ISSN-0974-8482, VOLUME – XXXXI April-June 2019 ISSUE, pp. 52- 63
  3. Madrassa, in Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, and Carolyn Elliott (eds. 2012) Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Vol.4; p. 243-245 (ISBN: 9781412981767)
  4. Counter Terror Policing and Social Cohesion in Delhi: The 2008 Batla House Encounter in Morrell, Elizabeth, and Michael D. Barr (eds. 2010)Crises and Opportunities: Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2010, Adelaide, Australia. Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Inc and the University of Adelaide (ISBN: 978072581136-5)
  5. Fatwa against Terrorism: India’s Deobandis Renounce Violence but Policing Remains Unchanged in Sayed Khatab, Muhammad Bakashmar, and Ela Ogru, (eds. 2009) Radicalisation Crossing Borders: New Directions in Islamist and Jihadist Political, Intellectual and Theological Thought and Practice, Conference Proceedings, Global Terrorism Research Centre, PSI, Monash University, (ISBN: 9780975019337).
  6. Counter Terrorism and Police Community Engagement in India in A. M. Vicziany and Robert Cribb (eds. 2008), Is this the Asian Century? Proceedings of the 17th biennial conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia, 2008, Melbourne, Canberra: ASAA and Monash University, (ISBN: 9781876924676)

Opinion Articles

  1. 2020: How Can Technology Solve 7 Problems in Indian Higher Education in the post-COVID-19 Era?
  2. 2020: Academic Trends in Times of COVID-19,
  3. 2020: Preventing Sexual Violence In Conflict,
  4. 2018: My City My Pride – Falling and Rising in Love through Nine Encounters
  5. 2015: We have just One Planet to call home, let’s save it,
  6. 2010: Delhi games facing security challenges, Asian Currents, September
  7. 2009: Fighting Terror: Politics, Police and Community Engagement in India

Certifications Completed

  1. 2020: Climate Change Teacher Training Programme, Climate Reality Project (USA), India
  2. 2019: Climate for Business Leaders, Climate Reality Project (USA), India
  3. 2018: Corporate Social Responsibility (IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt of India)  
  4. 2018: Multi-scale Climate Governance, TERI University
  5. 2017: UNICEF and ASCI: Effective Leadership on Health and SDGs
  6. 2015: MSME, Govt. of India- ToT in Entrepreneurship Development
  7. 2012: La Trobe University- Community Dialogue and Conflict Resolution