Faculty Details

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Finance & Economics
Associate Professor

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

PhD- Economics (2011)     -      Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

M. Phil- Economics (2005) -      Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. (Rank-1 in JNU Entrance Exam)

M.A.-Economics (2002)     -      University of Hyderabad (HCU), Hyderabad

B.A. - Eco. Hons. (2000)   -      Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

UGC-NET (Eco.)- 2004

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

  • Sept 2019- May 2022:      Asst. Professor (Sr.), Birla School of Management (Formerly BIMTECH)
  • June 2012- Sept 2019:     Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Law, Multimedia University (Universiti Telekom Sdn. Bhd), Malaysia.
  • Jan 2011– May 2012:      Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, (Centre for WTO Studies), New Delhi.
  • Nov. 2009- Dec. 2010:    Inhouse Consultant, United Nations Conferences on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  • Feb. 2006- April 2007:   Asst. Professor (Adhoc), Delhi University (Hansraj College and Sri Venkateswar College).

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Dr. Pritish Kumar Sahu is an Associate Professor in the area of Economics and Finance at IMI Bhubaneswar. He holds PhD (& M.Phil) in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and M.A in Economics from Hyderabad Central University (Univ. of Hyderabad). Dr. Sahu has over 12 years of post-PhD experiences in teaching, research and policy making areas with international organisations and academic institutions. He has worked with United Nations (UN) Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Indian Institute of foreign Trade (CWS), Delhi University and Multimedia University (Malaysia) during this period. Dr. Sahu has published in international/national journals (Indexed in SCI, Scopus, ABDC etc.) book chapters, books, working papers and contributed to Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman’s three global edition textbooks. He has also written several columns on contemporary economic issues in popular newspapers (Indian Express, Bangkok Post, The Hindu, Business Line, Jakarta Post, Times of India, Moneycontrol, New Strait Times, Odia Regional Newspaper etc.). in addition, Dr. Sahu has also worked as a team member under commonwealth secretariat for the trade policy framework of several countries Viz. Sri Lanka, Grenada, Nigeria, Papua New Guyana and ECOWAS Countries. His works are cited in several journals and policy reports including Economic Survey (Govt. of India), supervised M.Phil/PhD students and received few awards & recognition for his scholarly contributions.

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Pritish Kumar  Sahu


  •  March- 2019- “Grenada’s Global competitive New Product and New Market for Export Diversification”, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  • Aug- Jan 2019- “New Product and New Market for Grenada”, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  •  Oct- Nov 2016- ‘Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement: Trade effect and Policy decision’, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  •  June- July 2015- “Estimating the Trade Impact of West Africa- EU Economic Partnership Agreement”, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.
  •  April- May 2016- “Estimating the Trade Impact of PACER Plus Countries on Papua New Guinea”, Trade Policy Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Completed Projects

  •  ‘India-Malaysia Free Trade Agreements: Opportunities for Malaysian Firms’, (funded by Multimedia University, Malaysia)-   2013.
  •  Natural Resource Requirements in BRIC Countries’ (Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT).
  •  Government Procurement in India: A Study of PSUs’ (funded by Ministry of commerce, Govt. of India- completed at Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT)- 2011
  • Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Opportunities for Indian Manufacturing’ (funded by Ministry of Commerce, GOI, Completed at UNCTAD-India)
  •  Impact of Migration on Poverty in Developing Countries: A Case Study of India’ (funded by UNCTAD, Geneva)
  •  Impact of Indo-ASEAN FTA on Bilateral Investment Flows’ (project completed at UNCTAD, India)

Pritish Kumar  Sahu

Pritish Kumar  Sahu


 English Newspaper Editorial (National and International)-

  •  Oct 20, 2019- ‘From Farm to Plate and all things in between’, Guest Column, Times of India, Bhubaneswar.
  • Dec 6, 2014- ‘Currency crisis and Foreign Exchange Inflow’, Sin Chew Daily, Daily Newspaper, Malaysia.

Odia Newspaper Editorial-

  • Nov 28, 2021- Nutan Sikhyanitira Prayog O Karyanwayan, Prameya Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Oct 26, 2021- Pradushan O Arthaniti: Bharatar Bhumika, The Samaja Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Oct 3, 2021- Sachetana hin Sabadhan, Samaja Newspaper, Special Article, Sunday Special.
  • July 8, 2021 – ‘Tika Rajaniti O Bastabata’ (Tika Politics and the reality) Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Oct 20, 2020- ‘Company Adhiniyam, 2020 ra Abasyakata’, Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Sept 17, 2020- Biswavidyalara Swayatata ebng Adhyadesh’ Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article,
  • June 22, 2020- “Bharata China Trade War” In the Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article,
  • July 11, 2020- Sarakaranka Abhimukhya: Chahida na Sampurna Chahida” In the Dharitri Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Nov 22, 2019- Corporate Tikas ebang Arthika Abhibrudhi”, The Samaja Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.
  • Nov 4, 2019- Bank Bilayakaran; Ajira Abasyakata, The Samaja Newspaper, Opinion/Editorial Article.

Electronic and Print Media

Appeared in more than 90 debates as an empaneled economist of Doordarshan (DD-Odia) and as a subject Expert (Economics) in various TV channels and in All India Radio on Budget and other contemporary Economic Issues. Views are also quoted and published in several English, Hindi and Odia Newspapers on few occasions.