Prof Niranjan Sahoo is academically specialized with rural development domain in general; and specialized with Disaster Management, Project Management, Management of NGOs and Corporate Social Responsibilities in particular. In his 20-years of job experience, he initially joined a Germany based funding agency located in Calcutta, India in 1997 as his first job. He left the organization for higher studies (M. Phil–cum-PhD an integrated programme) from University of Indore and after the completion of M. Phil he joined an Administrative Training Institute, Government of Tripura in 2000 where he was extensively involved in rural development trainings which were imparted to the IAS, IFS and the state level Cadre Officials. After 8 years, he joined Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, India. He was also felicitated with Visva-Bharati Snatakattor Upadhi in 1997 at Santiniketan by the then Prime Minister of India, Shri I.K.Gujaral. He has a total of 10 National and 2 International research publications and 3 books to his credit so far. Books are i) Demonetization, Digital India and Governance, ii) Rural Development and Livelihoods in India, iii) Disaster Management and Sustainable Development which are published by New Century Publication, New Delhi. Sri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India has also reviewed one of the books and has appreciated him. He has also undergone two STC i.e. i) Human Resource Management Planning held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and ii) APO, Tokyo, Japan’s Innovative Community Development Model workshop which was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 22-26 Oct 2018.
Dr. Sahoo was invited as Guest Professor to deliver a few lectures in some of South Korean Universities i.e. i) University of Suwon, Seoul ii) Ansan University, iii) Vision University, Jeonju, and iv) Sinhan University, Seoul in the month of May 2016 on Indian Education System and Disaster Management. He has visited Bangladesh, China, France, Hong Kong, Mexico, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, US and UK for academic cause.