Dr. Akhaya Kumar Nayak is a faculty member in the area of Humanities and Social Sciences (Sociology). He has earned his doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2013.
His teaching interests include Sociological Perspectives, Indian Society and Culture, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership Insights from Vedic Scriptures (especially Bhagavad Gita), Contemporary Social Issues, Population and Society, Industrial Sociology, Essentials of Human Values and Sociological Theories. His research interest lies in Sociology of Social Movement and Sociology of Development. His research papers are published in several International and national journals. He has presented research papers in various conferences in India and abroad (UK, USA, Austria, Portugal, Greece, France, etc.). He has been awarded National Scholarship for undergraduate studies, Literary Champion during B.Ed., and Institute Assistantship for pursuing Ph.D.
Nayak, A. K. and B. K. Pattnaik (2019) SHGs and SHG Banking in Odisha: A government Programme, a Social Movement, or a Hybrid?, Asian Journal of Social Science, (Forthcoming).
Nayak, A. K. and P. K. Panigrahi (2019) Participation in Self-Help Groups and Empowerment of Women: A Structural Model Analysis, Journal of Developing Areas, (Forthcoming).
Nayak, A. K. (2018) Indian women in grassroots socio-political institutions: impact of microfinance through self-help groups, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 383–402.
Nayak, A. K. and Shivani Nath (2018) There is an urgent need to humanize childbirth in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 53, No. 2. Available at: https://www.epw.in/engage/article/urgent-need-to-humanise-childbirth-in-india.
Nayak, A. K. (2018) Effective Leadership traits from Bhagavad Gita, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-18.
Nayak, A. K. (2015) Developing Social Capital through Self-help Group, Indore Management Journal, Vol 7, Issue 1, pp. 18-24.
Nayak, A. K. (2012) Studying ISKCON as a Social Movement Organization: Some Reflections, E-Journal of Indian Sociological Society, Vol.1, No.1, pp. 36-62.