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Chandrabhanu Pattanayak, Director, Institute of Knowledge Societies (IKS) has 40 years of experience in education, cultural studies, new media, communications and film making. He is a Commonwealth Scholar from McGill University, Montreal and has published more than 150 scholarly articles and books and produced more than 100 educational films and documentaries.

IKS is the result of his passion for creating an institution which has the interface between modern technologies and indigenous knowledge systems at its core. He is the Founder Director of IKS and has a strong interdisciplinary focus on research and education and has a new vision of liberal education that, when combined with Indian enterprise and technology, aims to shape a global free society.

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