Prof. Panchanan Mohanty

Prof. Panchanan Mohanty

Professor and Dean of School of Languages and
Literature/ Humanities.

Panchanan Mohanty taught for more than four decades at the Odisha Educational Service, Berhampur University. University of Hyderabad. and GLA University before joining Nalanda University. He has participated in more than 400 national and international seminars and conferences, and published about 170 papers on core linguistics, applied linguistics, language endangerment studies, translation studies, comparative literature, and various aspects of Indian culture and literature in journals like General Linguistics, Language Policy, Language Problems and Language Planning, Journal of Professional and Academic English, Mother Tongue, Glottometrics, Indian Linguistics, International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, Translation Today, Jadavpur Journal of Comparative Literature etc. and in various Odia journals and anthologies.

He has written and edited 33 books besides translating 4 books to Oriya. He was President of the Linguistic Society of India. Pune and the Dravidian Linguistics Association, Thiruvananthapuram, Chief Editor of Indian Linguistics, deputy editor of International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, member of the Executive Body of Foundation for Endangered Languages, U.K. Round Table for Protection and Preservation of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Endangered Languages. Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, and Advisory Committee of the Google. Inc.’s Project “An Online Collaborative Effort to Protect Global Linguistic Diversity”,etc. He was instrumental in discovering two undocumented minor/tribal languages named Walmiki and Malhar spoken in Odisha. He is now Governing Council member of Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (Ministry of Education, Govt. of India), academic editor of The Asian ESP Journal and Editorial Board member of The Endangered Language Yearbook, The Papers of Moscow State University (Oriental Studies), Translation Today, etc. He has organized all the major national and international conferences dealing with Indian languages and English.

He has received awards like Visuv Milan Puraskar (1982), Kshetrabasi Sahitya-Vidya Puraskar (1992), Jaswant Ray Nanak Chand Memorial Award (1998), Jhankar Puraskar (2004), Pandit Gopinath Nandasharma Prabandha Puraskar (2014), Prabasi Odia Samman (2019). He has supervised 36 Ph. D. and 37 M. Phil. students from India and abroad in various areas of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, and Translation Studies.

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