Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
The P.G. Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology was established in the year 1996 on the recommendation of the 8th Plan of the UGC visiting team 1990 to create opportunities for teaching and higher research in art, archaeology and culture of India. The founding faculty members were Prof. K. S. Behera, Prof. A. N. Parida and Dr. Sanjay Acharya. Prof. K. S. Behera, a renowned historian was the first head of the Department. After retirement he was Emeritus Professor in the Department and was awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi Memorial National Fellowship and was also the Vice Chancellor of F.M.University. Prof.A.N.Parida of the Department was the President of the 30th Session of the Odisha History Congress.