Mr. Nishikanta Dwibedi

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Mr. Nishikanta Dwibedi, he has completed his M.A in Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in First class first in the year 2014. He also did his Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology (PGDA) from Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, Red Fort Complex, Delhi in 2016. He has qualified UGC- NET in Archaeology for Six times (November 2017 onwards). He is also awarded as a OURIIP Research Fellow by Odisha State Higher Education Council, under Department of Higher Education, Government of Odisha in 2019.  He has Awarded M. Phil Degree from Department of History, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack in 2018 on the topic “Mapping the Archaeology of Middle Baitarani River valley: A Study on Cultural Landscape” under the Supervision of Prof. Laxmikanta Mishra. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph. D. Degree from Department of History, Ravenshaw University on the topic entitled “Archaeology of the Upper Baitarani valley”, under the Guidance of Prof. Subrata Kumar Acharya. Presently he is serving as a Guest faculty in the Department of History, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack. He has Published Six research papers in different National & State level Proceedings/Journals and also one chapter in an Edited book. He also participated in a number of national and international Seminar, conferences and workshops. And he is also participated in paper presentations in different state level, national & international seminars and conferences.

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His M. Phil Dissertation focus on Mapping the archaeology of Middle Baitarani River valley to studied on the cultural landscape of that region relating to Prehistoric times as well as Historical and early Medieval period. There are various methods adopted for the field investigations include study of topo-sheet maps, intensive surface exploration, mapping, plotting, drawing, photography and scientific analysis etc. The archaeological investigations around the Middle Baitarani valley which is resulted for the discovery of few prehistoric sites, early medieval sites and remains, large number of sculptural remains belongs to Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina periods. Currently his ongoing Ph. D research work is aimed to explore more and more archaeological sites and remains around the upper Baitarani River valley in the Keonjhar district of Odisha. And also, to understand the cultural heritage of upper Baitarani valley and its associations with the other river valley cultures of Odisha. To get a clear-cut idea on the archaeological potentiality of that region.


  1. Dwibedi, N., “Archaeology of Middle Baitarani River Valley, Keonjhar District, Odisha: A Preliminary Survey” 2019, ICON Journal of Archaeology and Culture, Vol-6, Delhi, ISSN: 2347-7032.
  2. Dwibedi, N., “Decline of Buddhism in Odisha: An Overview” 2019, Journal of Odisha History, Vol-XXXII, Odisha History Congress, Bhubaneswar, ISSN: 2277-5560.
  3. Dwibedi, N., “A Sketch on Recent Archaeological Explorations in the middle Baitarani River valley” 2019, Proceedings of the Odisha History Congress 40th session Berhampur, Published by OHC, ISSN: 2277-744X.
  4. Dwibedi, N., “Tracing out Pre-Historic Cultures in Odisha: A Focus on Stone Age Sites of Keonjhar District” 2018, Proceedings of the Odisha History Congress 39th Session Bhawanipatna, Gyanajuga Publication, Bhubaneswar, ISBN: 978-93-85798-32-0.
  5. Dwibedi, N., “An Overview on Acheulian Phase in Odisha with Special Reference to Recent Field Investigations in the Upper Baitarani River Valley” 2017, Proceedings of Indian History Congress 78th Session, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, ISSN:2249-1937.


  1. Dwibedi, N., “Tracing out Acheulian Phase in Odisha with special reference to recent field Investigations in the Middle Baitarani River Valley” 2020 in Dillip Kumar (ed.), Art, Archaeology & Museology, Vol-II, B. R. Publishing Corporation, Delhi, ISBN: 9789-388-789-479

Teaching :

  1. Ancient Indian History & Archaeology
  2. Indian Culture
  3. Ancient World