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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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• 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.

• 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