Dr. Saswat Barpanda is a PhD from IIT Kharagpur in the area of strategic HRM, MSc (Gold Medallist), Mphil from Sambalpur University. He has more than a decade of experiences in Consulting, Research, Teaching, Mentoring, and Manpower Planning. His Area of Research includes Strategic Human Resource Management, Intellectual Capital Management, Knowledge Management, Innovation, Frugal Innovation, and Organizational Demography. Areas of interest for teaching are Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Industrial Relation and Business Ethics, Social Entrepreneurship, HR analytics, Research Methodology. Prior to EDII, he has worked for Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for more than 5 years. He is successfully guided one PhD scholar and guiding few more in allied research areas.