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Supriya Pattanayak Deputy Vice Chancellor, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India

Dr Supriya Pattanayak is presently the Deputy Vice Chancellor at the Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM)—the first multi-sectoral, state-regulated private university in Odisha, India. While being primarily in an administrative role, she is also involved in teaching, research and consulting. She is also involved in an advisory capacity in the social enterprise initiatives of the University, Gram Tarang Employability and Training Services, Gram Tarang Inclusive Development Ltd, Gram Tarang Foods and the Urban Micro Business Center. She has published extensively in the field of social work and research methodology. Dr Pattanayak has also been appointed as Adjunct Professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Melbourne, and is a Research Fellow at the St Petersburg State University, Russia. She has her qualifications from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (MA) and the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (MPhil), India and RMIT University, Australia (PhD). She has an extensive teaching, research and policy experience, and her research interest is in the field of gender and development, education of indigenous people, sustainable livelihoods and social work pedagogy in different contexts. She has worked with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multilateral and bilateral agencies, federal and state governments and universities in India and Australia. In her role as State Representative (Odisha), Department for International Development India (British High Commission), she worked collaboratively with various development partners in pursuance of harmonization of development efforts and achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).