After graduating from Oxford, Sampad joined the MPhil programme at the Department of Politics and International studies, University of Cambridge. Sampad completed his thesis, on party politics in Odisha, under the supervision of Dr David Washbrook (Trinity College). He received his degree in September, 2017.
Since November, Sampad is serving as an Assistant Editor (Politics and General News) with the reputed national daily, The Indian Express. Sampad manages Express news operations for the entire state of Odisha. He writes on subjects, like elections, political parties, governance, mining, water disputes, agriculture, rural Odisha, and tribal issues, among others. Sampad’s columns appear regularly in the national editions of The Indian Express. Sampad’s writings can be followed at Author@IE.
- Read Sampad’s January 2015 Op-Ed in The Diplomat on Narendra Modi’s Insurance Diplomacy here.