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  • 1954:                    Joint Secretary, Tribal Research Bureau, Odisha

  • 1954-55:               Lecturer, Anthropology, Lucknow University

  • 1955:                    Head, Dept of Sociology, Meerut College, UP

  • 1955-56:               Lecturer, CDTC for Tribal Areas, Ranchi, GOI

  • 1956-62:               Lecturer, Anthropology, Gauhati University

  • 1962-64:               Reader, Anthropology, Karnatak University, Dharwad

  • 1964-67:               Reader, Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

  • 1967-89:               Professor of Anthropology, Utkal University

  • 1992-94:               UGC Emeritus Fellow, Anthropology Dept, Utkal University


Professor L K Mahapatra also taught, mentored and guided most of the eminent social anthropologists and administrators of Odisha in their doctoral research in anthropology. Some of them are : 

  • Manmohan Mahapatra, 1972, Reader, BJB College, Bhubaneswar

  • N K Behura, 1973, Retired Professor of Anthropology, Utkal University

  • Bhupinder Singh, 1979, IAS (Retd)

  • Sitakanta Mohapatra, 1983, IAS (Retd), Padmavibhushan and Jnanpith awardee

  • P K Nayak, 1985, Retired Professor of Anthropology, Utkal and Former Director, SCSTRTI

  • K K Mishra, 1988, Retired Professor of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad and former Vice Chancellor, Utkal University of Culture.

  • N C Dash, 1988, Retired Professor of Anthropology and former Chairman, PG Council, Fakir Mohan University

  • A B Ota, 1992, IAS, Director, SCSTRTI, Bhubaneswar and former RDC, Central Zone.

  • Jagannath Dash, 1992, Retired Professor of Anthropology, Utkal University

  • Bakul Choudhuri, 1992, Eastern Regional Language Centre, Bhubaneswar

  • Manorama Mishra, 1996, Reader, BJB College, Bhubaneswar

  • R N Pati, 2007, Former Coordinator, Population Research Centre, Utkal University

  • Rajalaxmi Mishra, 2008, Reader, BJB College, Bhubaneswar

  • Binodini Senapati, 2010, Faculty, BJB College, Bhubaneswar

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