Dr. Suresh Chandra Murmu
Name: Dr. Suresh Chandra Murmu
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualification: M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D
Phone No.: 9937964151
ORCID: http://0000-0002-2356-5931
E-mail ID: smurmu10@gmail.com

• UGC NET & JRF in Anthropology cleared in 2009
• University Gold Medal for Securing First Class First position in M.A. in Anthropology, 2007

Utkal University May, 2022-Present Associate Professor
Sambalpur University December, 2012- May, 2022 Asst. Professor

Sambalpur University
Designation: PI in One of the Objectives in the Centre of Excellence in “Regional Development and Tribal Studies”, Sambalpur University.
Topic: Documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Selected Tribes of Western Odisha. October, 2019-May, 2022

• Presented a paper on “Changing Dimensions of Santal Shamanism: A Study from Mayurbhanj district of Odisha” in an International Seminar on “Understanding Tribes in Neo-Liberal Era” held on 09-10, March 2019 organised by Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Presented a paper in International Conference on Rural Management (ICRM) organized by Xavier School of Rural Management, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, on 23rd and 24th November, 2017.
• Presented a paper on “Indigenous Knowledge on Forest Management: An Approach Towards Sustainable Development” in a ICSSR sponsored national seminar on “Participation of Indigenous Tribes in Biodiversity Conservation” held on 21-22, January,2019 organized by CSS and Department of Anthropology and Tribal Studies, North Orissa University, Odisha.
• Presented a paper on “Role of Elites in Santal Solidarity Movement in Odisha” in a national seminar on “Tribal Situations with Special Reference to Eastern India”, organized by Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 28th – 30th March, 2018.
• Presented a Paper on “Negotiating Construction of Insiders and Outsiders: Understanding the Space In-between” in a national seminar on “Contemporary Anthropology and North East India”, Organized by Dept. Of Anthropology, Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam in Collaboration with Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata, 1st -3rd November, 2018.
• Presented a paper on “Traditional Knowledge on Dance and Music: Vanishing Cultural Prints”, in a national seminar on ‘Anthropological Research in North East India: Tradition and Transition’, organized by department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University, Assam on 18 & 19 March, 2016.
• Presented a paper in a national seminar organized by the Institute of Social Research and Applied Anthropology (ISRA) Bidisha, West Bengal on 7th -8th December, 2015.
• Presented a paper on “Missing Culture: Revitalizing the Lost Identity Among the Santals of Odisha”. In A National Seminar on Empowering the Marginalized Communities: From Theory to Praxsis (27th -28th , 2014).
• Participated in ‘National Workshop & Conference of Voluntary Blood Donor’s organizations and Motivators with International Participation on “Target 100% Voluntary Blood Programme”, Organized by Tyaga, Burla on 14th -15th December, 2013.
• Participated in ‘National Workshop on “Current Trends in Home Science” Organized on 23rd March, 2013 by the Department of Home Science, Sambalpur University, Burla, Odisha.
• Participated in Three Days Online National Workshop on “The Craft of Research Methodology: Advances and Applications” organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi (27th July-29th July, 2020).
• Co-organizer in 7th National Workshop of Voluntary Blood Donors Organizations and Motivators with International Participation on the theme “We Can”_100% Voluntary Blood Donation Programme by 2020 (28-29 April, 2018).
• Co-organizer of a Seminar on “Socio-Economic Dimensions in Tribal Economy: Prospects and Perspectives” which was jointly organized by Department of Anthropology and Department of Social Work, Sambalpur University on March 1, 2019.
• Organized Four Days National Webinar on “Challenges of Social Work Practice in Post Covid-19 Era” during 6th -9th July, 2020.

• S.C. Murmu, J. Dash & L.K. Naik (2012). Santal Shamanism. Published by Department of Anthropology and Tribal Studies, North Orissa University, Baripada.

• Murmu, S. C. & J, Dash (2012), “Nature-based Ol Chiki and Santal Ethnonationalism”, ADIVASI: Journal of SC & ST Research and Training Institute, Bhubaneswar, Vol.-52 pp.86-96, ISSN-2277-7245.
• Murmu, S. C. & N. Kahanr (2014), “Santal Durbar and Its Democratic Role Playing”. ADIVASI: Journal of SC & ST Research and Training Institute, Bhubaneswar, Vol.-54 (2) pp. 84-92, ISSN-2277-7245.
• Pramanik, R. & S.C. Murmu (2018); “Women Working in an Informal Sector: Glimpse from Beedi Workers in Odisha”, International Journal for Social Development (ISDR). Vol.6, ISSN-2320-9283.
• Murmu, S.C. & R. Pramanik (July, 2018); Medicinal Plants in Primary Health Care: A Traditional Knowledge. Asian Resonance (Peer Reviewed Multi-Disciplinary International Journal), Social Research Foundation, Kanpur. Vol. VII, Issue-III. ISSN No.: 0976-8602 (SJ Impact Factor:6.104).
• Murmu, S.C. & R. Pramanik (2018); Shamanistic Beliefs and Practices: Emerging Trends towards a New Horizon. Remarking: An Analisation (Multi-Disciplinary International Journal), Social Research Foundation, Kanpur. Vol.III, Issue-VIII, (ISSN:2394-0344).
• R. Pramanik & S.C. Murmu (2019); Health Status of Tribal Women and Children in the Mining Areas of Western Odisha. BANAJA, Journal of Academy of Tribal Language and Culture, Govt. Of Odisha, Bhubaneswar.
• S. Bhattacharya & S.C. Murmu (2019): Women in Tribal Society: Balancing Multiple Roles in a Family. Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology, SRYAHWA Publications, USA. Volume 1, Issue 4, 2019 PP 01-12, ISSN: 2642- 8237.
• S.C. Murmu & Joyeeta Singha (January, 2020): Religious Transformation of the Birhor Tribe: An Anthropological Analysis. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Studies, Vol. VI, Issue-IV, PP-23-32 (SSN: 2349-6711).
• S.C. Murmu & Sanjib Patel (2020): Marriage among the Binjhal of Western Odisha: Relocating Rules and Identity Issues. The Eastern Anthropologist. Vol-73 (3-4) ISSN:0012-8686
• Sanjib Patel, S. Panda, SC Murmu (2021): “Myths of the Chuktia Bhunjia Tribe of Western Odisha”, Society & Culture Development in India. Vol.1 (2), pp-201-212. ISSN:2583-0694.

• Murmu, S.C. and S. Bhattacharya (2018); “Indigenous Knowledge on Forest Management: An Approach Towards Sustainable Development” in Pramanik, Skoda & Lidia Guz (eds.) “Vulnerability, Marginalization and Culture”, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd-New Delhi (ISBN-13:978-93-86682- 55-0).

• Life Member, Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA)
• Life Member, Indian Anthropological Society (IAS), Kolkata
• Member, Tribal Advisory Committee, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar.