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M/S. Sunanda Pattnaik

Sunanda Pattnaik Name : M/S.   Sunanda Pattnaik
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D (continuing)
Phone No. : +91-9861705097
E-mail ID : sunandapattnaik(dot)psy(at)gmail(dot)com sunanda(dot)psy(at)utkaluniversity(dot)ac(dot)in
  • Counseling psychology
  • Organizational behavior
  • Life skills
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cyberspace Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Swagatika Sahoo 2019 A study of positive psychological capital, adaptation to disability and life satisfaction of differently abled adolescents.
      2 Smita Kumari Das 2018 A study of optimism, self-esteem, self-efficacy and life satisfaction of young adults.
      3 Truptilipi Swain 2017 A study of adjustment, self-esteem and academic achievement of higher secondary school students: Role of gender & types of school.
      4 Shubhendu Biswal 2017 Role of socio economic status and marital status on self- esteem and quality of life of male substance abusers.
      5 Lipsita Dash 2016 Impact of self-esteem and locus of control on life satisfaction of adolescents.
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
    2. National Publications:
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):

    1. Presented:
      1 Presented a research paper on “Locus of Control in Health survey: Intervention for adolescents” at International Conference on Life Skills Education, organized by RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur from 22nd November to 25th November, 2011.


    2. Presented/Published in proceedings
      1 Presented a paper titled “Struggling for an International Office: Strategizing possibilities” in the National Seminar on “Internationalization of Higher Education in India”. It was sponsored by World Bank – Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity & organized by the International Office, Utkal University on 31st March, 2019.
      2 Presented a paper on “Access to health care for persons with disabilities: A review” at National seminar on “Inclusive programmes in India: Issues and Challenges” held on 16th February 2019, organized by centre for study of social exclusion and inclusion policy, Utkal University & sponsored by World Bank - OHEPEE.
      3 Presented a paper titled “Focusing on Mental Health of People with Intellectual Disability: A Review” in the International Conference on “Reflections and refractions on Disability – Interdisciplinary perspectives” Organized by the Faculty of Humanities on 1st and 2nd February 2019 at Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
      4 Presented a paper (Title: Understanding Cyber Crime in India) in the National Conference “Insight- 2019” on the theme “modern tools and technology in research: transdisciplinary perspective” held on 28th and 29th January, 2019 at Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
      5 Presented a paper titled “Role of gender and social media use on perceived social support and psychological well-being of college students” at International conference on “Towards building inclusive societies” & Annual convention of NAOP held on 19th – 21st December 2018, organized by University of Delhi, New Delhi. {Book of Abstract- page no.194}
      6 Presented a paper on “Cyber bullying among school students: Guidelines for prevention and intervention strategies for school counselors” at International Conference on School Psychology (InSPA-2018), organized by Andhra University from 11th October to 13th October, 2018. {Souvenir- page no.113}
      7 Presented a paper titled “Organizational learning: A case study of technology wing in a software organization” at International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP-2018), organized by Pondicherry University from 16th February to 18th February, 2018.
      8 Presented a paper (Title: Impact of self-esteem and locus of control on life satisfaction of adolescents) at National Conference on “Wellness: A multidimensional approach towards sustainable development”, organized by Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru on 30th and 31st January, 2018.
  1. Edited Books :
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
    1 Chapter on “Definition and concepts of Intelligence & Emotional Intelligence” in the book titled "Psychology of Individual Differences" for BA Hons. Psychology (BPCC 103), published by IGNOU, New Delhi.
  4. Research Books :
  1. Workshops:
    1 Attended the workshop on “Volunteerism, Social Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Solidarity”, organized by International Office, Utkal University on 2nd May, 2019.
    2 Participated in the workshop on “Child Rights” organized by OSCPCR at Bhubaneswar on 21st March to 22nd March, 2016.
    3 Participated in the workshop on “Child Protection Awareness”, organized by the Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 28th February, 2019.
    4 Attended the workshop on “Observance of ECCE Day”, organized by the Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 27th February, 2019.
    5 Attended the visioning workshop on “Preparation of plans for centre of excellence on early childhood development”, organized by the Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 10th and 11th of January, 2019.
    6 Attended the 3 days orientation workshop organized by NIMHANS, Bengaluru from 16th August to 18th August, 2018.
    7 Participated in state level workshop on “Practical strategies to develop positive behaviors, communication, and relevant skills in individuals with exceptionalities”, organized by Reeta Peshawaria Centre & NIEPMD in Utkal University on 3rd September – 4th September, 2017.
    8 Participated in the two day skill based workshop on “Enhancing counselling Skills for Human Development”, organized by Department of Psychology, Utkal University from 24th March to 25th March 2017.
    9 Attended a one day workshop on “Census Data Dissemination” organized by Census of India & Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University on 24th February, 2016.
    10 Attended the workshop on “Human Rights and Role of Teachers” organized be Odisha Human Rights Commission on 16th March, 2014 at Bhubanewsar.
  2. Seminars:
    1 Participated in the state consultation on review of “Nua Arunima curriculum” organized by Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 19th and 20th of September, 2018.
    2 Participated in the “Forum for the prevention and intervention of child abuse and neglect” organized by OSCPCR (Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights) on 12thMay, 2018.
    3 Participated in state consultation on “Draft state policy on child rights”, organized by Utkal University & Unicef on 17th March, 2018 at Mission Shakti Bhawan.
    4 Participated in the national consultation on ECCE (Igniting young mind: State level dialogue on Early Childhood Care and Education) organized by Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 17th and 18th of November, 2017.
    5 Attended the seminar on “Mental health in workplace”, organized by Department of Psychology, Utkal University, on World Mental Health Day, i.e., 10th October, 2017.
    6 Attended one day seminar on “Coping with Aging”, organized by Department of Psychology, Utkal University and SCB Mental Health Institute on 4th March, 2017.
    7 Participated in International Life Skills and Wellbeing summit, organized by Central Board of Secondary Education from 16th December to 18th December, 2013 at New Delhi.
1 Secured 15th position in the state in Annual Higher Secondary Examination in Arts.
2 National merit scholarship holder at graduation level.
3 Secured highest mark in psychology in degree examination.
4 Secured 1st position in P.G. examination in psychology from Utkal University and awarded with gold medal.
5 Secured 1st position in order of merit in M.Phil examination in psychology from Utkal University.
6 Assistant Superintendent of Kuntala Kumari Chhatrinibas (ladies hostel-1), Utkal University from 2nd July, 2019 – continuing.
7 Member of International Office, Utkal University from August 2018 – continuing.
8 Assistant Superintendent of ladies hostel 6 and Faculty in charge of Assistant Superintendent of ladies hostel 7, Utkal University, from March, 2016 to June, 2019.
  1. Teaching:
    1 Delivered a lecture on ‘Significance of Counseling for children living in Child Care Institutions, which was organized by Odisha State Child Protection Society, Government of Odisha on 10th of August, 2017.
  2. Important Activities:
    1 Worked as a counselor in DAV Public School Unit-8, Bhubaneswar from 17.06.2013 to 30.06.2014.
    2 Exposure visit to CECED (Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development), Ambedkar University, New Delhi from 11th to 12thAugust 2017.
    3 Exposure visit to NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences), Bangalore from 16thAugust to 18th August, 2018.
    4 Exposure visit to Sishu Aloys & Child In Need Institute (Kolkata) from 13th to 15th December, 2018.
    5 Field visit to Kandhamal, Odisha to gather information on functioning of Anganwadi Centre and child protection institutions from 5th to 8th March, 2019.
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 A research assignment on “Locus of Control in Health: Intervention for Adolescents” was carried out during 2011, which was funded by Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS).
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 Attended the “Capacity building programme for faculty in developing research proposal” organized by ICSSR & Utkal University at Bhubaneswar, from 1st May to 11th May, 2017.
    2 Attended one week short term course on “Stress Management”, organized by UGC HRDC, Utkal University from 20th July to 25th July, 2017.
    3 Attended the “Orientation Programme” for faculty members, organized by UGC HRDC, Utkal University from 24th November to 21st December, 2017.
    4 Attended the “Refresher Course in Research Methodology for Social Sciences” held at UGC, HRDC, Utkal University from 05.09.2019 to 18.09.2019.
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Assistant Superintendent of ladies hostel 6 and Faculty in charge of Assistant Superintendent of ladies hostel 7, Utkal University, from March, 2016 to June, 2019.
    2 Assistant Superintendent of Kuntala Kumari Chhatrinibas (ladies hostel-1), Utkal University from 2nd July, 2019 – continuing.
    3 Member of International Office, Utkal University from August 2018 – continuing.
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 Worked as a member of organizing committee in national consultation on ECCE (Igniting young mind: State level dialogue on Early Childhood Care and Education) organized by Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 17th and 18th of November, 2017.
    2 Member of organizing committee for the International symposium on “Global Innovation Design” in collaboration with Imperial College of London and Utkal University held on 8th – 9th August, 2018.
    3 Member of organizing committee forstate consultation on review of “Nua Arunima curriculum” organized by Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 19th and 20th of September, 2018.
    4 Member of organizing committee for conducting the visioning workshop on “Preparation of plans for centre of excellence on early childhood development”, organized by the Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 10th and 11th of January, 2019.
    5 Member of organizing committee for conducting the workshop on “Observance of ECCE Day”, organized by the Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 27th February, 2019.
    6 Member of organizing committee for conducting the workshop on “Child Protection Awareness”, organized by the Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF on 28th February, 2019.
    7 Member of organizing committee of International Office for conducting a World Bank – Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity sponsored national seminar on “Internationalization of Higher Education in India”, held on 31st March, 2019.
    8 Member of organizing committee for conducting the Orientation/Induction programme for Fresher’s held on 19th and 20th August, 2019 at Utkal University.