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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
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Utkal University 2009-2018 Ph.D.

Subject: Anthropology

Thesis Title: The Rise and Development of Santal Subnationalism in Orissa

Advisor: Prof. Jagannath Dash

 

Utkal University  2007-2008 M. Phil.
Subject: Anthropology
Thesis Title: Santal Symbolism: An Anthropological DiscourseAdvisor: Prof. Jagannath Dash
Utkal University 2005-2007 M.A.

Subject: Anthropology

Thesis Title: Shamanistic Beliefs and Practices Among the Santals of Mayurbhanj District

Advisor: Prof. P.K. Naik

 

Utkal University 2002-2005 B.A.

Hons. Subject: Anthropology

 

UGC NET/JRF 2009 UGC NET & JRF
University Duration Designation
Sambalpur University 2012-2022 Assistant Professor
Utkal University 2022- Present Associate Professor

 Gold Medal for securing first class first position in M.A. In Anthropology Examination, 2007.
 University Grants Commission NET & Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)

Department of Anthropology,  Sambalpur University

Course Name : M.A./M.Sc in Anthropology

Papers on:

Social/Cultural Anthropology (ANC:411)

Understanding Society and Culture (ANC: 421)

Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (ANC-422)

Theory and Method in Socio-Cultural Anthropology (ANSAC-512)

Displacement and Rehabilitation (AN-SA-E-515)

Anthropological Thought (AN-SA.E-521)

 

Course Name: M.PHIL. in Anthropology

Papers On:

Social Exclusion of the Marginalised Communities (C-611)

Anthropological Thought and Theories (C-611)

Soft Skill Development and Capacity Building (C-614)

 

 

Duties: Course framing, taught the course, evaluation of answer script, paper setting, observer, member of squad.

 December 2012 – May 2022
Department of Anthropology, Utkal University

Course Name: M.A./M.Sc. in Anthropology

Papers on:

Anthropological Thought (ANTH-C-8)

Linguistic Anthropology

May 2022- Present
Department of Anthropology, Utkal University

Designation: Junior Research Fellow

Mentor: Prof. Jagannath Dash

 2010- Nov. 2012
Centre of Excellence in Regional Development and Tribal Studies

Sambalpur University

Designation: One of the Principal Investigators

2019- April, 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.

Book

S.C. Murmu, J. Dash & L.K. Naik (2012). Santal Shamanism. Published by Department of  Anthropology and Tribal Studies, North Orissa University, Baripada. ISBN: 978-81-91012217.

Chapters in Edited Books

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

Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journal

[10] Sanjib Patel, Sanghamitra Panda & S.C. Murmu (2021), Myths of the Chuktia Bhunjia Tribe of Western Odisha: An Anthropological Analysis. Society Culture and Development in India. Vol. 1(2). ISSN:2583-0694. https://arfjournals.com/image/catalog/Journals%20Papers/SCDI/no%202%20(2021)/5_Sanjib%20Patel.pdf

 [9] S.C. Murmu & Sanjib Patel (2020): Marriage among the Binjhal of Western Odisha: Relocating Rules and Identity Issues.  The Eastern Anthropologist, Volume-73 Number 3-4 (pp. 549-564). ISSN:0012-8686. https://serialsjournals.com/abstract/33625_13-suresh_chandra_murmu_2020_marriage_among_the_binjhal_of_western_odisha.pdf

[8] S.C. Murmu & Joyeeta Singha (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 (ISSN: 2349-6711). https://www.ijhsss.com/files/4_79471i9s.-Dr.-Suresh-Chandra-Murmu-17-01-20.pdf

[7] 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, PP 01-12, ISSN: 2642-8237. https://www.sryahwapublications.com/journal-of-cultural-and-social-anthropology/volume-1-issue-4/

[6] 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.

[5] Murmu, S.C. & R. Pramanik (2018). Shamanistic Beliefs and Practices: Emerging Trends Towards a New Horizon. Remarking: An Analisation (Multi-Disciplinary International Journal), Vol.3, Issue-8, pp.39-44, (ISSN No.2394-0344). http://www.socialresearchfoundation.com/upoadreserchpapers/5/234/1901170653031st%20suresh%20murmu.pd

[4] Murmu, S.C. & R. Pramanik (2018); Medicinal Plants in Primary Health Care: A Traditional Knowledge. Asian Resonance (Peer Reviewed Multi-Disciplinary International Journal),  Vol. 7, Issue-3, pp. 123-129, ISSN No.: 0976-8602. http://www.socialresearchfoundation.com/upoadreserchpapers/1/223/1907100808091st%20suresh%20chandra.pdf

[3] 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 (1), pp. 95-112, ISSN-2320-9283.

[2] Murmu, S. C. & N. Kahanr (2014), “Santal Durbar and Its Democratic Role”. ADIVASI: Journal of SC & ST Research and Training Institute, Bhubaneswar, Vol.-54 (1&2) pp. 84-92, ISSN-2277-7245.

[1] Murmu, S. C. & J, Dash (2012), “Nature-based Ol Chiki and Santal Ethno-nationalism”, ADIVASI: Journal of SC & ST Research and Training Institute, Bhubaneswar, Vol.-52 (1&2)  pp.86-96, ISSN-2277-7245.

 

  • Coordinator, P.G. Department of Social Work, Sambalpur University from 15th March 2017 to March 2022.
  • Assistant Superintendent, Mahodadhi M. Phil. Gents’ Hostel from 13th June, 2018 to 10th August, 2020.
  • Assistant Coordinator, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Sambalpur University from 7th March, 2018-30th June 2019.
  • One of the Principal Investigator, Centre of Excellence for Regional Development and Tribal Studies, Sambalpur University (July, 2018- May 2022).
  • Associate Vice-President, Students’ Aid Fund, Sambalpur University (Academic Session 2014-15).
  • Member, Core Committee of IQAR, Sambalpur University, (2018-2019).
  • Programme Officer, NSS PG Unit, Sambalpur University, (2021-2022)

• 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.

• Completed a Consultancy Project on “AN IMPACT ASSESSMENT STUDY OF THE PATIENTS OPERATED UNDER CATARACT SURGERY PROJECT OF SHREE JAGANNATH NETRALAYA (A UNIT OF VISION INDIA FOUNDATION) IN KALAHANDI DISTRICT OF ODISHA”. Year-2018

Members of Professional Bodies

  • Life Member, Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA), West Bengal
  • Life Member, Indian Anthropological Society (IAS), Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Life Member, United India Anthropology Forum (UIAF).

 

Refresher/Orientation/Workshop Attended

  • UGC sponsored Winter Course on “Sustainable Development” conducted by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) & Regional Centre for Capacity Building (RCCB) Sambalpur University, Sambalpur during 18th January, 2018 to 7th February 2018.
  • UGC Sponsored Orientation Programme conducted by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) & Regional Centre for Capacity Building (RCCB) Sambalpur University, Sambalpur during 3rd November, 2016 to 30th November 2016.
  • Three Days Workshop on “The Craft of Research Methodology: Advances and Applications” organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi (27th July-29th July, 2020)