Phone: 9337388801

About Me

1. Name                                     Haribandhu Panda                    

2. Date of Birth                         28 May 1959

3. Civil Status                           Married with two children

4. Nationality                            Indian

5. Present Position                  Pro Vice Chancellor

                                                  School of Management

                                                  Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Odisha

                                                  Tel.91-674-2726555, Mobile: 91-93373 88801

                                                  E-mail:[email protected]

6. Education

      Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical).

      Regional Engineering College (now NIT), Rourkela, India in 1982.

      Master of Business Administration (MBA).

      Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India in 1991.

      Master of Engineering (Energy Technology)

      Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in 1992.

      PhD (Management of Technology).

      Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in 1996.

      Research topic: Technological capability assessment of a firm in the    electricity sector

7.  Training

    (a) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Sunabeda, India in 1980

    Manufacturing of aircraft engines (For one month during undergraduate engineering)


    (b) Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Rourkela, India in 1981

    Manufacturing of steel, rolled products, fertilizer, air liquefaction and waste treatment systems (For one month during undergraduate engineering)


    (c) National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), New-Delhi, India in 1982 - 1983

    As an Engineering Executive Trainee in the company, trained in all aspects of the electricity utility business through lectures, simulators and on the job practical training. The following areas were covered:


    (d) Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Bangkok, Thailand in 1995

    During Doctoral research, for four months, analysed company's functions both at its corporate office and at Bang Pakong and Nong Chok where the company's major generation facilities and maintenance facilities respectively are located.


    (e) Electricite De France (EDF), Paris, France in 1995

    During Doctoral research, for two months, analysed company's activities at its headquarters in Paris and at various sites such as Le Havre, Les Renardieres, Clamart, and Porcheville.


8. Work Experience

  1. Pro Vice Chancellor, School of Management, Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Bhubaneswar (June 2013  Till date)
  2. Director (Academic), Center for Environment and Development, Cuttack (January 2013  May 2013)
  3. Director, HDF School of Management, Bhubaneswar (January 2008  December 2012)
  4. Dean, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), KIIT University, Bhubaneswar (November 2006  December 2007)
  5. Professor, Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) (April 1998  October 2006)
  6. Technology Management Specialist, South East Asia Technology Company (SEATEC), Bangkok (August 1996  January 1998)
  7. Senior Research Associate, Energy Technology Division, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (September 1992-April 1993)
  8. Assistant Chief Design Engineer (position held before leaving) at the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Delhi (September 1982  December 1990)


9. Subjects Taught at Post Graduate Level

Strategic Management, Project Management, NGO Management, Livelihood Management, Quality Management, Materials Management, Management Thought, Energy Management, Technology Management


10. Member in Professional Bodies and Institutions

  1. Life member of the Solar Energy Society of India
  2. Life member of the Indian Dairy Association
  3. Managing Trustee, Harsha Trust, Bhubaneswar
  4. Chairman, Livolink Foundation, Bhubaneswar
  5. Director (independent), Adhikar Microfinance Ltd.


Research Fields

  • Environment
  • Technology
  • Development
  • Market
  • Livelihood


  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • Livelihood Management
  • Quality Management
  • Materials Management
  • Technology Management
  • Energy Management
  • Research Methods


  • Institution Design and Development
  • Development Management
  • Rural Energy
  • Technology Management


  • Environment
  • Technology
  • Development
  • Market
  • Livelihood


Research Fields

Technology based and market linked sustainable livelihood security for under-privileged, preferably through community based institutions

Research and Consultancy

  1. Minimum Energy Access and Productive Use of Energy to Bottom of Pyramid Clients: Sponsored by French Agency for Energy and Environment (ADEME) (Ongoing)
  2. Mid-term Evaluation of Total Village Management Program of KGVK, in Jharkhand: Sponsored by Axis Bank Foundation (Completed October 2013)
  3. Mid-term Evaluation of Capacity Building Program PREMA by People’s Rural Education Movement (PREM) in Odisha: Sponsored by Axis Bank Foundation (Completed June 2013)
  4. Mid-term Evaluation of Capacity Building Program ABHA by BANDHAN in West Bengal: Sponsored by Axis Bank Foundation (Completed June 2013)
  5. Planning and Undertaking Project Management and the Baseline Exercise for the Project “Enhancing Livelihoods of Tribal People in Jharkhand and Odisha through Women's Self Help Groups Under the Central India Initiative” being implemented by PRADAN: Sponsored by Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CinI) of Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) (Completed June 2013)
  6. End-term Evaluation of Sustainable Livelihoods for Rural Communities Around Vedanta’s Project Area in Jharsugda: Sponsored by Access Development Services Ltd (Completed in April 2013)
  7. Review of Projects Implemented by Sadguru, Gujarat, Funded by Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT), Mumbai ( Completed in January 2013)
  8. Review of Projects Implemented by the Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), Delhi, in Assam, Chhatisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, Funded by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Mumbai (Completed in December 2012)
  9. Impact Assessment of ICCO Funded Projects on Sustainable Livelihood and Institutional Development in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhatisgarh, Funded by National Foundation of India, Delhi (Completed in August 2012)
  10. Environmental Transformation and Social Friction in India with specific Focus on Odisha, Funded by Norwegian Research Council and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Completed in March 2012)
  11. Value System Analysis for Turmeric Sub-sector in Kandhamal and Koraput Districts of Odisha, Funded by Madhyam Foundation, Bhubaneswar (Completed in March 2012)
  12. Value System Analysis for Vegetable Sub-sector in Malkangir, Kalahandi and Khurda Districts of Odisha, Funded by Madhyam Foundation, Bhubaneswar (Completed in December 2011)
  13. Review of Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, Karnataka, Funded by Jamsetji Tata Trust, Mumbai (Completed in September 2011)
  14. Value Chain Analysis for Herbal Medicine for Health and Development Initiative, Orissa: Sponsored by National Foundation of India, Delhi (Completed in April 2011)
  15. Value Chain Analysis for Hill Broom and Dal for Agragamee, Orissa: Sponsored by National Foundation of India, Delhi (Completed in April 2011)
  16. Development of Strategic Plan for the Concern Worldwide's India Operation, Sponsored by Concern World-wide (Completed in December 2010)
  17. Feasibility Study of Centurion University, Orissa: sponsored by CSREM (2009)
  18. Governance and management of community based rural electricity system in South Asia: Sponsored by Winrock International/USAID (Completed in August 2006)
  19. Socio-economic Impact Assessment of Jyotigram Program in Gujarat: Sponsored by CII (Completed in February 2006)
  20. Evaluation of Tata-Dhan Academy: Sponsored by Sir Ratan Tata Trust (Completed in January 2006)
  21. Training Needs Assessment of the Gujarat Electricity Board: Sponsored by NEXANT, USA/USAID (Completed in December 2005)
  22. Sustainable Settlement in Peri-urban Areas with Specific Reference to Impacts of Transport and Energy on Natural Resources and Management (sponsored by European Commission) (Completed in 2005).
  23. Integrated Energy System in Palej Village: Sponsored by Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd. (HOEC) (Completed in December 2004)
  24. Sustainable Peri-Urban Area Development: Sponsored by European Commission and TERI (Completed in December 2004)
  25. Socio-economic Impact Assessment of the Programs of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India in the districts of Gujarat: Sponsored by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India (Completed in 2004).
  26. Techno-economic and Social Feasibility of Micro Distribution Units in the Rural Areas of Gujarat: Sponsored by the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) (Completed in 2004)
  27. Techno-economic Feasibility of Mahaan Proteins Ltd. Sponsored by Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) (Completed in 2003)
  28. Socio-economic Impact Assessment of the Programs of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India in the districts of Kalahandi and Balangir of Orissa: Sponsored by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India (Completed in 2003).
  29. Problems and Possible Solutions for Better Traffic Management: A Case Study of Vadodara-Ahmedabad Section of NH 8: Sponsored by IRMA (Completed in 2002)
  30. Socio-economic Impact Assessment of Power Sector Reform in Orissa: Sponsored by International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (Completed in 2002).
  31. ICTS for Human Security and Local Development: The case of National Dairy Development Board, India: Sponsored by the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya (Completed in 2002).
  32. Exploring the techno-economic feasibility of gas turbine based cogeneration system for the total energy management of urban buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia: Sponsored by ADEME, the French Agency for Energy and Environmental Management (1993).
  33. Identification of possible technology transfer opportunities from EEC countries to ASEAN in the area of energy and environment related equipment: Sponsored by ADEME (1992).
  34. System design and specification preparation, Cost Estimation, Bid evaluation and placement of letter of award, Detail Engineering, Project management, Performance and guarantee test, and Contract closing of different packages of power projects in NTPC (1982-1990)


Student projects guided (partial list)

  1. Impact assessment of the modernization of spinning sector in the coir industry of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
  2. Smokeless chullah: A techno-social study
  3. Study of energy resources and energy needs of a rural community
  4. Techno-economic feasibility of biomass gassifier based decentralized energy system
  5. Decentralised energy system in rural areas
  6. Appropriate technology transfer model in rural context
  7. Marketing of renewable energy systems
  8. Developing an appropriate technology transfer model in rural context: a case study of a village in Burdwan district of West Bengal
  9. Techno-economic feasibility of cashew processing in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh
  10. Evolving proactive power supply regime for agricultural power supply
  11. Energy Plan for selected blocks in Ladakh

Training/Management Development Program (MDP) (partial list)

  1. Training on Comprehensive Capacity Building of the Councilors and officers of the Urban Local Bodies of Odisha and Jharkhand (January to March 2013, Different places in Odisha)

  2. Training on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for the Professional of Harsha Trust (August 16-18, 2012, Bhubaneswar)

  3. Training on Sub-sector Analysis for Vegetables and Development of Community Based Institutions, for the CEOs and Professionals of Member Organisations of Madhyam Foundation from Malkangiri, Kalahandi and Khurdha (October 25, 2011, Bhubaneswar)

  4. Training on Value Chain, for the Professionals of the Member Organisations of SODI (South Odisha Development Initiative) (May 27 and 30, 2011, Raigada)

  5. Training on Value Chain, for the Professionals of NFI (National Foundation of India, New Delhi) Supported Organisations (May 19, 2011, Bhubaneswar)

  6. Strategic Management for the Professionals of BAIF at Pune in Maharastra (2011)

  7. Training on Value Chain, Community Institutions and Market for Rural Livelihood Interventions, for the Officers of Sir Ratan Tata Trust and its Promoted Organisations (October 27-29, 2010, Ranchi)

  8. Strategic planning for SANJOJANA, the network of watershed development organizations in Orissa (2009)

  9. Market Led Livelihood Development for the executives of PRADAN and other development organisations at Kestla, Madhya Pradesh (January, 2009)

  10. Project Management for the Executives of PRADAN at Ranchi, Jharkhand (2008)

  11. Strategic Management for the entrepreneurs of Enrich Engage Enable Program at Hubli in Karnataka (2008)

  12. Governance and Management of Community Based Rural Energy System for the participants from SAARC Countries at IRMA, Anand (24th July – 27th July 2006): Supported by Winrock International/USAID

  13. Training of Trainers on “Governance of Community Based Organizations for Rural Electricity” in association with National Rural Electricity Cooperative Association, USA (NRECA) for the participants from SAARC Countries at IRMA, Anand (13th June to 18th June 2005): Supported by Nexant/IIE/USAID

  14. Effective Governance and Management of Rural Energy Associations in Afghanistan in Kabul (25th February to 2nd March 2006) on behalf of NEXANT, Kabul

  15. Strategic Management in NGOs under the umbrella of Kerala Social Service Forum (KSSF) (1 - 8 August 2004) at Kottayam, Kerala

  16. Total Energy Management (TEM) and TQM for Dairies and Cattle Feed Plants in Karnataka and Kerala (Series of programs in 2004): Supported by NDDB and KMF

  17. Leadership Development for the Agricultural Cooperatives in Asia (month long programs in 2002, 2003, 2004) at IRMA: Supported by International Cooperative Alliance and Government of Japan

  18. Micro-distribution of Electricity in Rural Areas of Gujarat (30 Sep – 1 Oct 2003) at IRMA: Supported by Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC)

  19. Training to the senior officers of the Government of Rajasthan and Goa on Swarna Jayantee Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SGSY) at Udaipur and Panaji respectively in 1999