K. S. PADHY (Ph.D., D.Litt.) is former Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Berhampur University (Orissa). He was also the Chairman of PG Council and Board of Studies; Member of the Senate, Syndicate and Academic Council; and Director of College Development Council—all of Berhampur University. A gold medalist in MA (Political Science), Professor Padhy has 38 years of teaching experience. He visited France (1993) and Canada (1994) under the UGC Exchange Programme for his postdoctoral work.
Professor Padhy has authored 15 books on various aspects of life, such as corruption, reservation, media, industrial policy and rural and urban politics. He has published several research papers in national and international journals of repute. He has also guided more than 42 M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars.