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About

Biography.

Ajit Mohanty, Ph. D. (Alberta, Canada), was a National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) after his retirement in 2011 as Professor of Psychology (and former Chairperson) in Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published in the areas of psycholinguistics, multilingualism and multilingual education focusing on education, poverty and disadvantage among linguistic minorities.

He was a Professor and Chairperson at the Centre of Advanced Study in Psychology, Utkal University and President of the National Academy of Psychology, India (1997). During 2007-2008 he was Fulbright Visiting Professor in Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Earlier he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Killam Scholar (University of Alberta), and Senior Fellow (Central Institute of Indian Languages). The latest volume of the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, 2013 carries a Biographical entry on Professor Ajit Mohanty for his eminent contributions to the field of Applied Educational Linguistics.

He is in the Editorial Boards of several international Journals including International Journal of Multilingualism and Psychological Studies. He is the founder Director of two International Projects From Mother Tongue to Other Tongue and the National Multilingual Education Resource Consortium (www.nmrc-jnu.org) at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has been an International Consultant to Governments of Finland and Nepal for Developing (along with Tove Skutnabb-Kangas) Multilingual Education Policy and Strategy for Nepal. Professor Mohanty headed a team to draft the recent Policy for Mother Tongue based Multilingual Education of the tribal children in Odisha. He has been conferred honorary Fellowship of the National Academy of Psychology, India and Association of Psychological Science, USA “in recognition of (his) sustained outstanding contributions to advancement of psychological science”.

Professor Mohanty is a writer – an essayist and a columnist and short story writer in Odia. He has written, for over 7 years, weekly columns in some Odia newspapers. Promotion of education in mother tongue has been Professor Mohanty’s life-time ideology, research, effort and ambition.

Education.

[1962 - 1964]
[High School 1962:1st Class; Pre-University(Arts) 1964:1st Class(5th rank in Odisha)
[1965 - 1967]
Ist Yr. Degree (Arts) 1965:1st Class (4th rank in Orissa); B.A.(English Hons.)1967: (5th rank, 2nd Class), LL.B.1995(2nd Class)]
[1966 - 1967]
M.A. (Psychology):  Utkal University (1969) First Class (1st Rank)
[1978]
Ph. D. (Psycholinguistics) Dept. of Educational Psy. Univ. of Alberta, Canada (1978), G.P.A. 8.9 (Max=9)
[1981 - 1982]
Post -Doctoral (Fulbright Fellowship) (1981-82) Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Appointments/Official Positions.

[1969 - 2003]
Utkal University: Professor of Psychology, 1983 – 2003 (Department Head, 1992-94, Coordinator, UGC CAS Program, 1988-93, 1997–2000; Reader, 1978-83; Lecturer, 1969-73)
[1973 - 1977]
University of Alberta: Killam Doctoral Fellow, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Lecturer, and Assistant Professor (Special Sessions) 1973-77
[1986 - 1987]
Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore: Senior Fellow, 1986-87
[2003 - 2010]
Jawaharlal Nehru University: Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies
[2011 - Continuing]
Jawaharlal Nehru University: ICSSR National Fellow, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, 2011- Continuing.