Dr. Sanjay Acharya

Dr. Sanjay Acharya
Name: Dr. Sanjay Acharya
Designation: Professor & Head
Qualification: M.A. (History), M.Phil., Ph.D.
Phone No.: +91-9437051511
E-mail ID: drsanjayacharya(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Ancient Indian History, Culture.
  • Regional History (Art and Architecture of Odisha)
  • M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Course Work

i.MPhil Guidance:

Sl NoName of the ScholarYear of award of DegreeTopic of MPhil ThesisSummary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
1Nirupama Dalai2019 Contribution of Padmashree Paramananda Acharya to Odisha history, culture & archaeology.
2Santosh Kumar Karjee2019 Ethno-Archaeology of Saura Tribes in Odisha: A Case Study of Gajapati district.
3Sweta Barik2019 Animal representation in the Temple Art of Odisha: A Case Study of the Temples of Bhubaneswar.
4Rashmirekha Bari2019 Ethno-Archaeology of Ho Tribes in Odisha: A Case Study on Mayurbhanj District.
5Chittaranjan Mohapatra2018 Documentation of Puri Kushana Coins as preserved in Odisha State Museum.
6Prasanta Kumar Swain2018 Dikapalas in Odishan Temples : A case study of the Temples of Bhubaneswar
7Krishna Mohanty2018 A Study of Hair Style, Ornaments and Costumes as depicted in the Chausathi Yogini Temple, Hirapur.
8Durga Charan Mangual2018 Archaeological Remains of Banki Sub Division, Cuttack
9Prabodha Mohapatra2017 Making Process of Patta Painting : A Case Study on Raghurajpur.
10Sandhyarani Dalei2017 Survey of Archaeological Antiquities in Nayagarh District.
11Shradhanjali Panda2017 Gods and Goddesses as Depicted in the Brahmesvara Temple.
12Laxmipriya Behera2016 A Study on Animal Figures in the Temples of Bhubaneswar.
13Neha Sharma2016 Signs and Symbols in Rock Shelters of Odisha: A Study on its Design, Type and Interpretations.
14Pradeepta Patel2016 Archaeological Remains at Prachi valley.
15Maitreyee Mishra2014 Archaeological remains in Dhenkanal District upto 19th Century A.D.
16Kaibalya Charan Pati2014 A Study on the Socio-Economic life under the Imperial Gangas of Kalinga: As depicted in Inscriptions, Coins and art pieces of Kalinga.
17Sarita Nayak2013 Historiography of Hindu Temples Architecture in Odisha.
18Manas Kumar Rout2013 A Study on Architectural Vestiges of Dharpan Khas area in Jajpur.
19Ujwala Mohanandia2012 Socio-religious Belief and Practice: An ethno-archaeological Study of the Bonda tribe of Odisha.
20Manaswini Rout2012 Votives Stupas at Ratnagiri: A Study.
21Swapnananda Das2012 Economic Condition of Odisha as depicted on the walls of the Sun Temple at Konark.
22Diptimanjari Sahu2012 Study on Terracotta Remains of Ratnagiri.
23Umakanta Moharana2011 Excavation at Narisho 2012 : A Study on Red Ware.
24Sukanta Badu2011 Archaeological Excavation at Narisho 2011-12 – A Study of Site and Environment.
25Sarbeswar Sethi2010 Monuments of Bhubaneswar and their Conservation.
26Rajesh Kumar Sahu2010 A Study of Yogini worship in Orissa: With special reference to Chausathi Yogini temple at Ranipur Jharial.
27Sunil Kumar Sethi2009 Chausathi Yogini Temple at Hirapur – A Study of Art, Architecture and Iconography.
28Ellora Jasmine Garnayak2009 Dance and Music images in the Temples of Bhubaneswar and its importance.
29Arabinda Bose2009 Archaeological Remains at Haripurgarh and its adjoining area.
30Ksharabdi T Sahoo2008 A Study of Vyala figures in the temples of Bhubaneswar
31Ipsita Rout2008 Pidha Temples of Bhubaneswar.
32Sasmita Mishra2008 Bramheswara Temple : A Case Study.
33Kabita Tripathy2007 A Study of Simhanath Temple at Baramba
34Himanshu Sekhar Pradhan2007 A Study of Decorative Motifs on Early Temples at Bhubaneswar.
35Tulika Mishra2006 Archaeological remains in and around Boudh District.
36Manaswini Mishra2006 Manifestation of Siva in the temples of Bhubaneswar.
37Anandita Samal2006 Brahmanical Monuments of Jajpur.
38Managobinda Nayak2006 Dress and Ornaments in the temples of Orissa - A Case Study of Bhubaneswar.
39Anumapa Behera2005 Nataraj Images of Orissa with special reference to the temples of Bhubaneswar.
40Laxmi Priya Nayak2005 Chamunda Images of Orissa.
41Manorama Ojha2004 Archaeological Remains of Keonjhar District.
42Lopamudra Bal2004 A Study of Animal Figures in the temples of Bhubaneswar.
43Smaranika Das2004 Archaeological Remains at Ganjam District.
44Kuni Behera2004 A Study on Khilesvara Temple at Pipili.
45Mitarani Nayak2004 A Study of Archaeological Remains in and around Pipili.
46Sarita Das2003 Iconography of Ganesha in Temples of Bhubaneswar.
47Alivarani Satapathy2003 A Comparative Study of the Mukhasala of Mukteswara and Brahmesvara.
48Uday Ranjan Das2003 A Study of Jaina and Buddhist Images of Balasore District, Orissa.
49Bijay Kumar Panigrahi2003 A Study of Secular Sculptures on the Temples of Bhubaneswar.
50Debajani Ratha2003 Manifestation of Siva on the Temples of Bhubaneswar 6th C.A.D. to 11th C. A.D.
51Anil Kumar Dora2002 Manmohan Ganguly and Study of Antiquities of Orissa.
52Anita Nayak2002 Paramananda Acharya and Archaeology of Orissa.
53Paresh Ku. Sahu Sangeeta Mishra2002 A Study of Narasimgha Temple.
54Paresh Kumar Sahu2002 R.P.Mohapatra and Orissan Archaeology.
55Nilambar Parida2002 Karunasagar Behera and the Study of Temple Architecture of Orissa.
56Shushree Sangita Jena2001 A Study of Minor temples inside the compound of Lingaraj Temple, Bhubaneswar.
57Smita Nanda2001 A Study of Taleswara Temple of Bhubaneswar.
58Padmajyoti Sahu2001 A Study of Dress and Ornaments as Depicted on the Temples of Bhubaneswar.
59Swagati Deo2001 A Study of monuments of Bhubaneswar (1432-1540).
60Puspita Sahoo2001 A Study of Popular Stories Depicted in the Sculptures of Ancient Monuments of Bhubaneswar.
61Ruby Tapaswini Das2000 A Study of Nayikas in the temples of Bhubaneswar.
62Tuli Moitra2000 The Parvati Temple in the Lingaraj Temple Compound.
63Gopinatha Jena2000 A Study of Decorative Motifs on the Temples of Bhubaneswar from 6th Century A.D. to 11th Century A.D.
64Chandana Mohanty2000 A Study of Vyala Figures on temples of Bhubaneswar.
65Sushanta Kumar Patra2000 A Study on Excavated Sites in the Coastal Belt of Orissa.

ii. PhD Guidance:
Sl No Name of the ScholarYear of award of DegreeRegistration NoName of the Co-guide if anyFellowship received if any during researchTopic of PhD ThesisSummary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
1Sasmita Mishra2018 ` 02 AIHCA, 2008 - 09NAICHR-JRFChausathi Yogini Temples of Orissa
2Anuradha Patra2018 ` 08-AIHCA 2007-08Prof. S.P.PaniPainting Traditions of Orissa : A Selective Study in History, Religion and Culture.
3Sarbeswar Sethi2018 ` 02 AIHCA, 2012 - 13NAUGC-JRFForts and fortification in Odisha: from 3rd century B.C. to 6th century A.D
4Rajesh Kumar Sahu2018 ` 04 AIHCA, 2012 - 13NAUGC-JRFArchaeology of Jira Valley, Odisha, India.
5Alaka Sarangi2016 ` 11 AIHCA 2006-07NAICHR-JRFBuddhist Remains of North Orissa
6Ajoy Sethi2016 ` 04-AIHCA 2008-09NAUGC-JRFAnimals in Orissan Art.
7Santosh Kumar Rath2016 ` 08-AIHCA 2008-09NAEarly Sculptures of Orissa (3rd century BC to 6th century AD)
8Satyabrat Samal2016 ` 08-AIHCA 2006-07NAICHR-JRFSocio-Cultural Life as Depicted in the Temple art of Orissa. (6th C.A.D. to 15th C.A.D.)
9Amaresh Jena2016 ` 03 – AIHCA 2006-07NAICHR-JRFMadhava Worship in Orissa (7th Century A.D. to 13th Century A.D.)
10Chandra Apolo Mohanty2016 ` 07- AIHCA 2007-08.NAArchaeological Remains and Monuments of Jagatsinghpur District, Orissa (From early period to 15th Century A.D.)
11Harekrushna Aich2016 ` 04-AIHCA 2006-07NAUGC-JRFKrishna in Odishan Art : A Study of Art, Architecture and Iconography- 8th century AD to 15th century AD.
12Sindhu. M.J.2015 ` 10 – AIHCA- 2006-07NAIconography of Buddhist Sculptures of Ratnagiri (7th to 12th Century C.E.)
13Snigdha Mitra2015 ` 7 – History – 2006-07NAICHR-JRFA Historical Study of Costumes and Ornaments in the Temple Sculpture of Bhubaneswar (7th to 13th Century A.D.)
14Atul Kumar Pradhan2014 ` 9 – AIHCA – 2007-08NAUGC-JRFMaritime Traditions of Orissa – An Archaeological Study (From earliest times to 13th Century A.D.)
15Uday Ranjan Das2013 ` 1-AIHCA – 2004-05NAICHR-JRFA Study of Archaeological Remains in Bhadrak District (3rd C.A.D. to 16th C.A.D.)
16Adweta Ku. Sahoo2013 ` 2 – AIHCA – 2003-04NAICHR-JRFArchaeological remains of Cuttack District (From early period to end of Ganga rule)
17Narendra Satapathy2012 ` 339 - Arts- 1992-93NAVaishnavite Sculptures and Monuments of the Prachi Valley.
18Pratima Mohanty2011 ` 6-AIHCA- 2002Dr. Jeeban Kumar PatnaikICHR-JRFPuri : A Study of the Hindu Monastic Institutions in an important Pilgrim Centre of India.
19Anam Behera2010 ` 01 – AIHCA – 2003-04NAUGC-JRFArchaeological Remains of Daya Bhargavi Valley.
20Sushanta Kumar Patra2008 ` 6- AIHCA- 2001NAICHR-JRFManifestation of Siva in Orissan Art.
21Jasmine Patnaik2004 ` 2- History (Arts) 1997NAReligion Verses State Formation – A Case Study of Orissa between 11th and early 14th Centuries (I.E. I.E.C. 1000 – 1327 A.D.)
22Kaibalya Charan Pati ` Continuing 01 AIHCA 2015 – 16Buddhism in Odisha: A Historical Perspective
23Sanjay Panda ` Continuing 03 AIHCA 2016 - 17Art and Craft Specialisation as reflected in the Chalcolithic Culture of Odisha : A Case Study of Golabai and Suabarei excavated Sites.
24Neha Sharma ` Continuing 03-AIHCA- 2017-18ICHR-JRFSelect rock Sites of Odisha : An Ethno-Archaeological Study
25Sanjib Kumar Sarangi ` Continuing 04-AIHCA- 2017-18Preservation of Natural Heritage: A Study on Community Managed Ecotourism at Mangalajodi, Odisha

b.Journal Publications :
i. International Publications:
ii. National Publications:

  • Ramayana Scenes in the Temple Art of Bhubaneswar, Utkala Pradipa Research Journal, Department of AIHCA, Utkal University Vol-vol. III, January (Page 12-14), 1998-99
  • “The Sculptural Programme Of The Jagannath Temple, Puri” Orissa Historical Research Journal, Odisha State Museum Vol-Vol XXXII, (Page 1-5), issue- No.3 & 4,, ISSN-(0474-7269), 1989-90
  • Maharaja Sri Ramachandra Bhanj Deo, 1882 – 1912 Utkal Historical Research Journal, Department of History, Utkal University Vol-Vol – VII, (Page 82-85), ISSN-(0976-2132), 1995-96
  • S.K. Sarangi Poacher’s village to birds paradise of Mangalajodi: Biodiversity Conservation by Ecotourism Initiatives at Odisha, Vista international Journal on Energy, Environment & Engineering, Environment and Social Development Association (ESDA), Delhi Vol-Vol. 3 , July-Aug, (Page 69-77), issue-Issue 4, ISSN-(2456-5342), 2018-19
  • N. Sharma Signs and Symbols in Rock Shelters of Odisha : A Study on its Design, Type and Interpretations, Odisha Historical Research Journal, Odisha State Museum Vol-Vol. LVII, No. 3 & 4, (Page 43-51), ISSN-(0474-7269), 2018-19
  • Dr. A. Pradhan Maritime Heritage of Odisha (Looking through Archaeological Excavation Lens)”, Prag Samiksha, A National Refereed Journal for History, Culture & Archaeology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh Vol-Vol. III, , issue-Issue-II, No. 6, February,, ISSN-(2321-659X), 2015-16
  • Dr. A. Pradhan Archaeological Vestiges of Kushabhadra Valley, Odisha, History Today- Journal of History and Historical Archaeology, The History and Culture Society, New Delhi Vol-Vol. No.17, (Page 35-42), ISSN-(2249-748X), 2015-16
  • Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath – Puri, Shree Jagannath Jyotih- Journal of Indology, Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Visvavidyalaya, Puri Vol-Vol. LXV, (Page 16-19), ISSN-(2347-5889), 2015-16
  • Muktesvara Temple – The Gem of Orissan Architecture, SEARCH, DDCE, Utkal University Vol-Vol. IX, (Page 1-4), issue-Issue – 1, , ISSN-(0974-5416), 2015-16
  • A. Sethi Purpose and Significance of Animal Motifs in Rock Art : Theories and Realities, Odisha Historical Research Journal, Odisha State Museum Vol-Vol. LIV, No. 3 & 4, (Page 47-53), ISSN-(0474-7269), 2015-16
  • The Cult of Jagannath, Journal of Odisha History, Odisha History Congress Vol-Vol. XXVIII, December (Page 48-50), ISSN-(2277-5560), 2015-16
  • Dr. P. Mohanty Navakalevara Festival of Lord Jagannatha, Odisha Historical Research Journal, Odisha State Museum Vol-Vol. LIV, No. 1 & 2, (Page 34-44), ISSN-(0474-7269), 2014-15
  • H. Aich Krishna in Art Traditions of Odisha, SEARCH, DDCE, Utkal University Vol-Vol. I, January (Page 1-5), ISSN-(0974-5416), 2012-13
  • Some Bronze Images from Odisha, SEARCH, DDCE, Utkal University Vol-Vol. I, (Page 93-97), ISSN-(0974-5416), 2011-12
  • S.K. Rath Gaudiya Temples of Orissa, Orissa Historical Research Journal, Odisha State Museum Vol-Vol. LIII, No. 1 & 2 (Page 41-52), ISSN-(0474-7269), 2011-12
  • S.K. Rath A note on the Jaina Temple at Subei, Journal of Orissa History, Odisha History Congress Vol-Vol. XXII, December (Page 219-224), ISSN-(2277-5560), 2009-10

iii. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
c. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):
i. Presented:

  • “Kalingan Temple Architecture as referred in Manuscripts” Paper presented in the National Seminar on Indian Arts Enshrined in Textual Traditions: with Special Reference to Odisha, organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi in association with P. G Department of Sanskrit, Utkal University, at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 30th-31st January, 2017.
  • “Odishan temple Architecture as reflected in Bhubanapradipa” Paper presented in the National Seminar on Indian Culture as reflected in the Manuscripts of Odisha, organized by the Center of Advanced Research in Sanskrit, Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri, 13th to 15th March 2014.
  • “Historical Background of Puri” Paper presented in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on History and Culture of Shree Jagannath- Its impact on Socio-Religious and Political life of the people of Odisha, organized by L.N.Sahu Mahavidyalaya, Jagatpur, Cuttack, 21st-22nd September 2015.
  • “Veshas of Lord Jagannath” Paper presented in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Religious Traditions and Indian Culture, organized by the Department of History, Sri Jayadev College of Education and Technology, Naharkanta, Bhubaneswar, 11th and 12th December 2016.
  • “Chalcolithic Sites of Daya Valley” Paper presented in the National Seminar on Ancient Coins, Seals and Sealings of Chhattisgarh – Techniques, Distribution and Importance in Indian History, organized by Directorate of Culture and Archaeology, Chhattisgarh from 16th to 18th September 2016 at Raipur (jointly with Dr. A. Behera)
  • “The Rock Art of Hatigumpha in Udayagiri Hill and Associated Material Culture” Paper presented in the 38th Annual Session of Odisha History Congress, P.G. Department of History, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 28th-29th January 2017 (jointly with N. Sharma)
  • “Antiquities of Naga Worship in Odisha” Paper presented in the 38th Annual Session of Odisha History Congress, P.G. Department of History, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 28th-29th January 2017 (jointly with Dr. U.R. Das)
  • “Prachi Valley” Paper presented in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Re-exploring Prachi Valley at Mangala Mahavidyalaya, Kakatpur, Puri, 21st & 22nd February 2009.

ii. Published in proceedings:

  • “Building Material used in the Temples Of Orissa : Muktesvara – A Case Study” Published in the souvenir of the 21st session of Orissa History Congress, held in the P.G. Department of History, Utkal University, November 1996.

iii. Presented/Published in proceedings

  • “A Hero Stone Found In Ravenshaw College Campus”. Paper presented in the 45th session of the Indian History Congress proceedings, held at Annamalai in December 1984.
  • “An Indigenous Blast Furnace of Iron Smelting at Nadangipenth, Daitari Hills”. Paper presented in the 48th session of the Indian History Congress proceedings, held at Goa in November 1987.
  • “Restoration of the Temple Of Khiching” Published in the 19th session of the Orissa History Congress Proceedings, Bhubaneswar in 1994. (ISSN No. 2277-744X)
  • Edited Books :
    • Jagannath : Lord of the Universe Wartelsteiner GmbH, Oberdorfner I D-84359 Simbach Germany Mail @ www.minibuch.de 2015, ISBN-978-3-86184-313-9
  • Text Books :
  • Book Chapters :
    • “Uttara Orissa – Upaanta Anchalara Mandira Sthapatya” Published in Odia, Uttar Odissa Upanta Anchalara Sanskruti, Fakir Mohan University, 2003, (Page 52-66).
    • “Mauryan Art in Kalinga : A Reappraisal” Published in Pratna Bharatam – Glory of Archaeology, Art, Epigraphy and Protection of Cultural Heritage, Dr. Phanikanta Mishra Felicitation Volume – II, Kaveri Books, 2016. (ISBN No. – 978-81-7479-190-0) (Page 274-282).
  • Research Books :
    • Ganesha in Orissan Art Amadeus Press Bhubaneswar 2nd Edition – 2012, ISBN-82-903813-3-4
  1. Workshops:
  2. Seminars:
  • Teaching:
  • Important Activities:
  • Research Projects Undertaken:
  • Invited Lectures:
    • “Preservation of Cultural Heritage” World Museum Day, 18th May 2009, Archaeological Museum, ASI, Konark.
    • “Heritage Awareness” World Heritage Week, 19th to 25th November 2010,
    • “Preservation of Cultural Property” World Museum Day – 18th May 2011, Archaeological Museum, ASI, Ratnagiri.
    • “Evolution of Odishan Temple Architecture” Celebration of Independence Day, 15th August 2012, ASI, Puratattava Bhawan.
    • “Journey as a Photographer” Chief Speaker, the talk was under Kaladhara programmes, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, Regional Centre Bhubaneswar on 07.03.2013.
    • “Evolution of Temple Architecture in Odisha – Andhra” Chief Speaker, National Seminar on Historical and Archaeological Potential for Tourism Promotion in Andhra Pradesh with special reference to Kalinga Andhra, Department of History and Tourism, Government College for Women, Srikakulam, 28.02.2013.
    • “Journey of Archaeology in Odisha from Padmashree Paramananda Acharya till Date” Speaker in the 163rd Meet the Artist, organised by Jatin Das Centre of Art on 06.12.2013.
    • Chief Speaker, National Seminar on Odishan Temple Architecture organised by Nayagarh Autonomous College, Nayagarh, 25.01.2014.
    • Chief Speaker on the occasion of International Museum Day at Ratnagiri Site Museum, Ratnagiri, organised by Archaeological Survey of India, Govt. of India on 18.05.2015.
    • “Odishan Art and Architecture” Speaker in the 184th Meet the Artist, organized by Jatin Das Centre of Art on 12.09.2015.
    • “Evolution of Odishan Temple Architecture and Sculpture” Chief Speaker in a Seminar organised by Raghunathjew Degree College, Cuttack on 13.11.2013.
    • “Odishan Temple Architecture” Chief Speaker in a Seminar on Indian Architecture organised by Sri Sri University, Bhubaneswar on 20.11.2015.
    • “Odishan Temples” Chief Speaker in a Seminar organised by P.N. College, Khurda on 05.02.2016.
    • Delivered more than 45 lectures in the UGC – Human Resource Development Centre (Academic Staff College) Utkal University from 2010 to 2020.
  • Administrative/Executive experience:
    • Co-ordinator “Konark Centre for Study of Orissan Arts, Sculpture and Epigraphy” Utkal University.
    • Steering committee member to monitor the activities of the Campus Diversity Initiative Programme of Utkal University funded by the Ford Foundation.
    • Professor in charge, Maharaja Sri Rama Chandra Bhanja Deo Press, Utkal University from 01.10.2008 to 30.05.2011.
    • Coordinator, Documentation Centre, Utkal University, National Mission on Monuments & Antiquities (NMMA), 24.06.2010.
    • Member, Advisory Committee, Jatin Das Centre of Art, Bhubaneswar.
    • Co-ordinator, Centre of Excellence in Language, Culture and Heritage (RUSA 2.0).
    • Member in the reconstruction (Structural & Administrative) of the State Archaeology, Govt. of Odisha – 2019
    • Head of the Department of AIHCA from 05.11.2009 to 05.06.2011 and from 01.06.2013 continuing till date.
  • Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    • Course Coordinator, Refresher Course in AIHCA, Utkal University, 2009
    • National Seminar on Art and Archaeology of Buddhism in Orissa, 30th March, 2011.
    • Course Coordinator, Refresher Course in AIHCA, Utkal University, 2014.
    • Skill based Workshop on Relevance of Pottery in Archaeology, (Practical Application of Pottery), 23rd -24th Nov. 2015.
    • Skill based Workshop on Documentation of Archaeological Heritage, 30th and 31st March 2017.
    • Coordinator in the Induction Training Programme for Lecturers (OES-Group-A for Humanities and Social Sciences) from 10.12.2018 to 13.12.2018
    • Course Coordinator, Refresher Course in History and Archaeology, Utkal University, 05.11.19 to 18.11.19.