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Current Positions

  1. University Professor of Anthropology, Ranchi University (Since 1998)
  2. Director, Computer Centre, Ranchi University (Since 2008)
  3. Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Ranchi University (Since 2014)

Past Positions

  1. Co-Ordinator, College Development Council, Ranchi University (Aug 2012 - July 2013)
  2. In-Charge, Examination Data Processing Cell, Ranchi University (July 2009 - July 2012)
  3. Head of the Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology, Ranchi College, Ranchi. (1990-1991, 2006-08)
  4. Reader in Anthropology in Ranchi University. (1989-1998)
  5. Lecturer in Anthropology in Ranchi University. (1981-1989)
  6. U.G.C. Research Fellow in the Centre of Advanced Studies in Anthropology in Ranchi University, Ranchi. (1979-1981)


  • University Nodal Officer, All India Survey on Higher Education, MHRD, Govt. of India


  • Associate Editor, The Oriental Anthropologist, an international peer-reviewed Journal


  1. Member, State Higher Education Council, Jharkhand
  2. Member, State Audit Advisory Board, Jharkhand (2012-13)
  3. Member, Core Committee for implementation of RUSA, Jharkhand State
  4. Member, Board of Management, Ranchi women's College (Autonomous), University Representative
  5. Member, Advisory Committee, UGC Special Assistance Programme in Anthropology, RU
  6. Member, Board of Studies in Anthropology, Allahabad University
  7. Member, Standing Committee on Statutes, Ranchi University, Ranchi
  8. Member, Standing Committee on Approval, Seniority and Pay fixation, Ranchi University, Ranchi
  9. Member, Post-graduate Research Council, Ranchi University (V. C. Nominee)
  10. Member, Advisory Committee, SAP in Anthropology, Ranchi University
  11. Life member, Bharatiya Vidya Shodh Sansthan, Patna
  12. Life member, Council of Social and Cultural Research, Bihar
  13. Member, Indian Science Congress Association
  14. Member, Curriculum Development Committee in Anthropology, Ranchi University
  15. National Register of Social Scientists No.3147, Indian Council of Social Science Research
  16. Member, Editorial Board, The Oriental Anthropologist
  17. Member of the Board of Examiners at Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission, 2000, 2005
  18. Member of the Board of Question-setters and Examiners at Uttar Pradesh - SLET, 2002
  19. Member of the Syllabus Committee in Anthropology for Jharkhand Public Service Commission
  20. Member, Counseling and Placement Cell, Ranchi University, Ranchi