Dr. Radhakantab Barik did his M. A. and M. Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University in political science. He did Ph. D. from Delhi University from Department of Political Science. He taught in Punjab University, Delhi University and was a fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Presently he teaches at Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.
Dr. Barik has published a large number of articles on politics, history, culture in various academic journals. He is a regular writer in the national newspapers and has authored a book on Politics of the JP Movement, which got a critical acclaim in various journals.