Dr. Mamata Tripathi, Founder-Director of the popular Vagdevi Literature Festival, did her Ph.D in Sanskrit Literature from Sri Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri. Vagdevi Literature Festival attracts luminaries from all descriptors of Literature and Art. She is the editor of Literary journal “Aksharaa”. Her love and passion for Literature, Art and Music has given her many accolades. As a disciple of HindustaniClassical Vocal Music, she has presented her talent in many noted platforms. She has produced many musical albums in both Odiya and Hindi. A national level anchor for Doordarshan, Mamata has been presenting State level and National level Programmes of dance in Odiya, English and Hindi. She has performed and presented many National and International Festivals like Mukteswar Dance Festival, Konark International Sand Art Festival, etc. She is the Chief Resource Person for high school level text books on “Beauty and Wellness” prepared by Government of Odisha.
She is currently serving as the Executive Director of nationally reputed Diabetes Institute, KIDS. She is the publisher of forthcoming Odiya Encyclopaedia “Odiya Viswakosha”. She is the daughter-in-law of the first Encyclopaedist of Odiya Language, Late Padmashree Binode Kanungo.