Dr. K.K. Patra, M.Com., MBA, FDPM-IIMA, LL.B., Ph.D. has been an educationist for more than 20 years in postgraduate teaching experience, specializing in finance. Presently, he is working as a Professor and Dean (Administration) at Rourkela Institute of Management Studies, Rourkela, Odisha. He has to his credit four books on different aspects related to the areas of management disciplines and has published more than sixty research papers in leading Indian as well as Foreign journals besides presenting papers in National and International Conferences.
He is an Alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also associated with National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Indira Gandhi National Open University Study Centre, Rourkela as a visiting faculty. Apart from his number of academic assignments, he has specific exposure to various dimensions of entrepreneurship development in the state Odisha.