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Dr. Smita Nayak

Smita Nayak Name : Dr.   Smita Nayak
Designation : Associate Professor & Head
Qualification : M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D
Phone No. : +91-9861083060/8908100707
E-mail ID : nayaksmita1992(at)gamil(dot)com
  • Governance
  • Rural and Urban Development
  • Poverty and Food Security
  • Tribal Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Dalit Studies
  • Migration
  • Public Administration
  • Indian Political Tradition
  • State and Local Governance
  • Research Methodology
  • Working of Democracy in India
  • India & Regional and International Organisations
  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 Ranedra Prasad Swain 2019 Administration of Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability: A Case Study on Athagarh Block of Cuttack
      2 Anju Kumar Panda 2019 Policy Intervention & Mitigation of Farmer’s Distress: A Case Study of Balasore District.
      3 Niranjan Kahanar 2019 Political Participation of Tribal Women in Boudh District: A Study of Bamanda Gram Panchayat
      4 Basanti Das 2018 National Health Policy in Lowering Maternal Mortality Rate and Infant Mortality Rate: An assessment of the Role of ASHA in Odisha (A case Study of Remuna Block in Balasore District of Odisha
      5 Rashmi Ranjan Khatua 2018 Role of Regional Parties in India: A Study of Biju Janata dal in Odisha
      6 Pragyan Paramita Biswal 2017 “Role of Women in Panchayat Elections in Odisha-2017: A Case Study of Dimiri Panchayat of Kantapada Block
      7 Vijalaxmi Mishra 2017 Role of Sarva Shikshya Abhiyan in Enhancing the Level of Education in Odisha: A case Study of Lendu Panchayat of Khorda District
      8 Swati Samantary 2016 Centre-State Relations in India: A Study of State of Odisha during Naveen Pattnaik’s Government
      9 Sasmita Dixit 2016 Dynamics of India’s Foreign Policy Since 1950s
      10 Krishna Devadasi 2016 Climate Change and Food Security
      11 Jina Mohapatra 2015 Socio-economic and Political Status of Migrant Women in Odisha: A Study of Bhubaneswar City
      12 Ms. Sujata Panda 2014 Climate Change and Threat to Human Security in South Asia: A Case Study of Women and Children
      13 Dolamani Sahoo 2014 Setting Human Rights Standards: A Case Study of Right to Health ( A special reference to Bolangir District, Odisha)
      14 Ms. Suchismita Khandei 2013 Role of MGNREGS in Empowering Rural Women: A Case Study of Nayagarh District
      15 Ms. Rupashree Pradhan 2012 Election to Urban and Rural Local Bodies in Odisha: A Comparative Study of 2007 and 2012 Panchayat Election
      16 Jayadev Mandal 2012 Socio-Economic and Political Status of Women: Applique Wokers of Odisha: A Case Study of Pipli Block
      17 Suchismita Panda 2011 Coalition Politics in India: A Critical Study of BJP-BJD Government on Odisha
      18 Sovan Kumar Das 2011 Role of NGO in Promoting Political Participation of Women of Nayagarh District
      19 Harapriya Mohapatra 2011 Rehabilitation and Protection of child labour: Role of NGO: A study of Brundaban Sanskrutika Anusthan; Kesinga, Kalahandi;”
      20 Ms. Mousumi Mohanty 2010 Violation of Human Rights; Issue and Trends in Odisha
      21 P.K. Dash 2010 Public Distribution System in Odisha: A case study of Jagatsingpur District
      22 Sanghamitra Jena 2009 Governmental Policies and Programmes for Development of the Women in India since 1950
      23 Ms. Charubala Panda 2009 Socio-Economic Empowerment of Rural Women through SHG: A study of Charanpada Gram Panchayat in Nimapada Block
      24 Ms. Soma Mishra 2009 Terrorism from Across the Border
      25 Rashmiranjan Behera 2009 Coalition Politics In Orissa (2000-2008
      26 B.B. Barik 2009 Role of the Chief Political Executive in Panchayat Samiti Administration of Orissa: A study of Pipli Panchayat Samiti , Puri District
      27 N. K. Sahu 2009 Working of District Councils in the State of Meghalaya: A case study of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council
      28 S.K. Pattnaik 2007 Povertity Alleviation and Ruraral Development Programmes in Orissa: A study of Tangi Block of Khurda District
      29 Hemalata Nayak 2006 Role of Tribal Women in the Panchayati Raj System in Orissa: A case study of Sukruli Block of Mayurbhanj District.
      30 Rekharani Sethi 2006 Policies for the Development of Women: A Study of Orissa
      31 Sumita Patra 2006 Right to Information Act- A Study of Orientation of University Students
      32 Ratnaprava Jati 2004 Socio-Economic and Political Profile of Women Municipal Corporators- A Study of Cuttack Municipal Corporation- (2003-07)
      33 Minakshi Panigrahi 2002 Educational Administration in India: A Case study of Orissa
      34 Sonalisa Panda 2002 Political Participation of SC women in Panchayat Election in Orissa”: A case study of Kendrapara District
      35 Titili Ghose 1999 Women Legislature in 11th Assembly: A Study
      36 Lita Mohanty 1999 State Commission for Women: A Case Study of Orissa
      37 Jyotsnamayee Mishra 1998 Role of Women in Politics: A Study of Odisha
      38 Bhagyadhar Samal 1997 Role of Opposition in the Orissa Legislative Assembly: A Case Study
      39 A.K. Panda 1996 Office of the Advocate General under Indian Constitution
      40 N. C. Panigrahi 1995 Pandit Gopabandhu Das: A Social Reformer
      41 Daniel Ekka 1994 Political Participation of Tribals in Orissa: Special Reference to Kuanarmunda Block
    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)
      1 Sailaja Nandini 2018 ` 22-01-2018 Nil UGC-JRF Women Panchayat Members of Orissa: A Study of Their Status during and after their Term of Office
      2 Manjulata Panda 2016 ` 18-02-2016 Nil UGC RGNF Employment Status of Visually Impaired Person in Organized and Unorganized Sector in Orissa
      3 Nibedita Mohanty 2016 ` 17-03-2016 nil nil Policy of Sarva Shiskhya Abhiyan and Its Impact on the Educational Status of Girl Children of Jatgatsinghpur District of Orissa: A Study of Erasama Block
      4 K.C. Das 2014 ` 18-08-2019 NIL NIL Electoral Participation in Meghalaya: A Study of Assembly Elections in 2003 and 2008
      5 Biswaranjan Dash 2014 ` 24-09-2014 nil nil Electoral Politics in Meghalaya: A Study of Lok Sabha Elections in 2004 and 2009
      6 Ms. Pragyan Das 2010 ` 10-03-2010 NIL NIL The Status of Unwed Mothers in Orissa: An Analysis
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
      1 Reincarnation of Gandhism in Vinoba’s Non-violent Revolution: The Impact of Sarvodaya, Bhoodan & Gramdan on India’s Inclusive Growth Vol-LXXXIX, issue-1, 2019-20
      2 Social Science at Crossroad: Analytical Exposition of Political Science in Changing Times Vol-7, issue-7, ISSN-2277-8160, 2017-18
      3 Status of Tribal Women of Odisha Vol-5, issue-10, ISSN-5838-5843, 2014-15
      4 Impact of MNREGS & Status of Tribal Women in Odisha: A Case Study of Rajgangpur Block’ Vol-2, issue-2, 2013-14
      5 Participatory Development & Governance in Rural India: A Case Study of Palli Sabha in Odisha Vol- 8 , issue-5, ISSN-2319-7064, 2019-20
      6 Political Empowerment of Women in Odisha through SHG’ Vol-7, issue-12, ISSN-2277-8160, 2018-19
      7 Revisiting Women Empowerment in Rural Local Governing Institutions: India’s Tryst with Gender Justice Local Governance Vol-7, issue-7, ISSN-2277-8160, 2017-18
    2. National Publications:
      1 Nayak, Smita. (2015) “Status of Tribal Women of Odisha” International Journal of Development Research, Vol.05, Issue.10,pp 5838-5843, October.(Impact Factor -2014-1.325).
      2 Nayak, Smita. (2014)Examining the nature of verdict in Parliament & Assembly Election in Odisha (2014) (A verdict beyond anti-incumbency)’ in Orissa Political Science Journal, ISSN: 0377-1997, Vol.XX,No.1, November 2014.
      3 Nayak, Smita. (2014) wrote a Chapter onStatus of Tribal Women of Odisha’Status Report of Women of Odisha’ for Women & Child Development, Government of Odisha.
      4 Nayak, Smita. (2015) ‘Educational Status of Rural Girl Child in Odisha: A Analysis’ ‘Status of Tribal Women in Odisha’ Vol. 5, Issue No.4, Quarterly June, pp. 133-143.
      5 Nayak, Smita. (2011)Good Governance: A Panacea for Combating Corruption in India’ in Orissa Political Science Journal, ISSN: 0377-1997, Vol. XVIII, No.1, December.
      6 Nayak, Smita. (2013)Impact of MNREGS on Status of Tribal Women in Odisha: A Case Study of Rajgangpur Block’ in Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 2, December 2013 , ©American Research Institute for Policy Development is a fully double blind referred international journal and  is under the monitoring of world's reputed indexing organizations like ISI, Scopus and Pub Med. www.aripd.org/jaes
      7 Role of Tribal Women in Panchayati Raj Institutions in Orissa 2008-09
      8 Electoral Politics in India: An Analysis Vol-XIV, issue-1, 2005-06
      9 Sustainable Empowerment of Women: Insights from Grassroots Democracy Vol-6, issue-2&3, 2015-16
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):



    1. Presented/Published in proceedings
      1 "Political participation of Disadvantaged Women in Decentralised Governance: A Shift from Social Exclusion to Political Inclusion" in Conference Proceedings of Language, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences published by 9th International Dignified Researchers Publication(LHESS-17) ISBN978-93-86878-07-6 Dubai in 2017
  1. Edited Books :
    1 Nayak, Smita. (2015), Edited a book titled ‘Combating Violence Against Women: A Reality in the Making’ Gyan Publication, (2015) New Delhi.
    2 Nayak, Smita. (2015), Edited a book titled ‘Withering Women: From Endowment to Empowerment’ Edupedia Publication, (2015) New Delhi.
    3 Nayak, Smita. (2015), Edited a book titled ‘Gender Dynamics: The Emerging Frontier’ Research India Publication, 2015 (ISBN NO. 978-93-84443-71-9) New Delhi.
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
    1 Nayak, Smita. (2014) wrote a Chapter on ‘Status of Tribal Women of Odisha’ ‘Status Report of Women of Odisha’ for Women & Child Development, Government of Odisha.
    2 Nayak, Smita. (2015) “Addressing Domestic Violence Against Women: An Unfinished Agenda” in the book ‘Combating Violence Against Women; A Reality in the Making’ Gyan Publication.
    3 Nayak, Smita. (2015) “Engendering Poverty Alleviation Programme: MGNREGA in Enhancing the Status of Tribal Women in Odisha, A Case Study of Rajgangpur Block” in the book ‘Withering Women: From Endowment to Entitlement’ Edupedia Publication.
    4 Nayak, Smita. (2015) “Socio-economic and Political Status of Migrated Tribal Women Workers in Odisha: A Study of Slums in Bhubaneswar City” in the book ‘Gender Dynamics: The Emerging Frontier’ Research India Publication.
    5 Nayak, Smita. (2019) ‘Madhusudan Das: An Apostle of Odia Identity’ in the book “Indian Thought & Traditions” (Modern, Ancient &Medieval) Edited Book, Rutledge Publication (in press)
    6 Nayak, Smita. (2017) on ‘Work Place Violence against Women– Issues and Challenges (A Study of Odisha) in the book on ‘Women in Indian Society on a Resurgent Path: A New Perspective’ Kunal Books, New Delhi, 2017.
    7 Nayak, Smita. (2005) ‘Empowering Women Through Education-An Orissan Scenario’ in the Book Empowerment of Women –Language and Other Facets”, Edited by Abha Gupta and Smita Shina, Mangal Deep Publications, Jaipur (India), 2005.
    8 Nayak, Smita. (2005) ‘Human Identity and Feminism in Oriya Literature’ in the Book Empowerment of Women –Language and Other Facets”, Edited by Abha Gupta and Smita Shina, Mangal Deep Publications, Jaipur (India), 2005.
    9 Nayak, Smita & Ekka, Danniel (2005) ‘Gandhiji and the Issue of Socio-economic Development Today’, in the Book ‘Eternal Gandhi’, Edited by Narayan Hazary, Subash C. Hazary & Amareswar Mishra, A.P.H. Publishing Corporation,Darya Ganj, New Delhi (India), 1998.
  4. Research Books :
    1 Nayak, Smita (2019). “Poverty Reduction: Rural Scenario in India”, SSDN Publisher& Distributor, New Delhi (in Press)
    2 Nayak, Smita (2019). “Poverty Reduction: Urban Scenario in India”, SSDN Publisher & Distributor, New Delhi (in Press)
    3 Nayak, Smita (2015). “The Role of Self Help Groups (SHGs) in Empowering Rural Women in India,” LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 2015 (ISBN No. 978-3-659-76991-7)
  1. Workshops:
    1 Paper Presented on 'Impact of MGNREGA on Tribal Women of Odisha: A Case Study of Rajgangpur Block at National Workshop on 'MGNREGA & Gender Equity’ organised by Indian Institute of Public Administration, on 17-18 April, 2013
    2 Paper Presented on 'The Socio-economic Situation of Migrated Tribal Women Workers of Odisha: A Study of Slums of Bhubaneswar City” at National Seminar on 'Legal Clinic and Adivasi Rights’ organized by Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad on January 31st – February 1st, 2012.
    3 Paper presented on 'Girl Child Labourer: Issues and Challenges at National Seminar on 'Media Advocacy Workshop on “Girl Child Rights” organised by Alternative For rural Movement (ARM) in association with Action Children Aid, Denmark, on 30th July, 2006 (Sunday) at Hotel Keshari, Station Square, Bhubaneswar
    4 Paper presented on State & Tribal Development Programme in Odisha: An Interface at International Workshop on State, Development & Tribals: The Contested Road Maps organised by Dept. of Public Administration, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 5th March, 2018
  2. Seminars:
    1 Paper presented on 'Jai Prakash Narayan and Sarvadoya' at National Seminar on 'Life and Contribution of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan' organised by P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar on 28th April 2002
    2 Paper presented on Disaster Coping Mechanism and Women as Change Agents at International Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction & Community Resilience: Developing Policy options organized by P.G. Dept. of Public Administration, Utkal University  27th 28th March,2019
    3 Paper presented on Civil Society and Tribal Movements with special Reference to Odisha’ at International Seminar on Civil Society & State: An Interface organized by P.G. Dept of Social Science, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha 17th-18th March, 2018
    4 Paper Presented on Revamping Livelihood Initiatives for Economic Growth & Reinventing Capacity Building for Tribal Empowerment at International Seminar on Innovation & Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development organised by MBA (FM), Dept of Commerce, Utkal University 8th-9th March, 2018
    5 Paper Presented on Politicization of Students’ Union Elections in India’ at International Seminar on Emerging India organised by Indian Political Science Association & Anna Centre for Public Affairs, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,15-16 December,2017
    6 Paper Presented on ‘Political Violence in Panchayat Elections in 2017: A Case Study of Odisha at International Seminar on Odisha 2036: Society & Politics Jointly organized Ravenshaw University & Odisha Political Science Association, 9-10 December, 2017
    7 Paper Presented on Political participation of Disadvantaged Women in Decentralised Governance: A Shift from Social Exclusion to Political Inclusion at International Seminar on Language, Humanities, Education & Social Sciences Organized by International Centre of Excellence in Humanities, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, 21-22 December, 2017
    8 Paper Presented on Impact of Globalization on Culture & Tradition on Odishan Tribals: An Analysis’ at International Seminar on Indian Cultural Heritage: Past, Present & Future’ jointly organised by Utkal University & Institute of Media Studies, 18-20 March 2017
    9 Paper presented on 'Decentralized Governance and Political Empowerment of Marginal Women of Orissa- A Study of Dalit Women of Orissa' at National Seminar on 'People and local Governance and South Asia in Contemporary World' organised by P.G. Department Political Science, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 31st March, 2005
    10 Paper presented on 'Political Participation and the Role of Women in Decision Making Process- As Factors of Development' at 'XXI All Orissa Political Science Conference organised by All Orissa Political Science Association, at Kendrapara College, Kendrapara, 23-24th, Jan.2004.
    11 Paper presented on 'Human Identity in Oriya Literature: An Analysis' at National Seminar on 'Linking Diversities and Forgoing Identities' Jointly organized by ‘Katha International Story Festival and Culture Colloquium’ and School of Women’s Studies, Utkal University, on 13th Sept, 2003, Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
    12 Paper presented on 'Challenges to Survival: Problems of Food Security of Tribal Women in Orissa' at Xth National Conference of Indian Association of Women’s’ Study organised by AWS, Mumbai, in Collaboration with School of Women’s Studies, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar Indian Association for Women’s studies from 17th- 20th Oct.2002
    13 Paper Presented on Determining a Drift from Displacement to Development: A Study on Social Capital Creation at Tata Steel’s Kalinga Nagar Project at International Seminar on Interrogating the Trends of Rural Development and Social Transform in South Asia organized by Department of Political Science, Department of Anthropology in Collaboration with India Sociological Society (ISS) 2nd -4th October, 2019
    14 Paper presented on "Status of Tribal Women in Odisha: A Study” at international seminar on 'Empowering Tribals: Education, Health & Livelihood' organised by Anthropology, CAS & DST-Purse Grant, Utkal University in Collaboration with Anthropological Survey of India, Kolkata Bhubaneswar, 27th – 28th March,2012
    15 Paper presented on 'Poverty & Food Security of Tribals: Issues and Challenges’ in a Period of Rapid Changes in India' at international seminar on '‘Tribal Resources & Human Well-being: Emerging Tribal Development Paradigms in a Period of Rapid Changes in India’ Jointly organised by OTELP & IFAD at Puri on 12-14 October, 2012
    16 Paper presented on 'Tribal Women Entrepreneurship in Odisha: A Study” at international seminar on 'Empowering Tribals: Challenges & Opportunities' organised by Department of Commerce, DRS-II, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 6th – 7th March, 2012.
    17 Paper presented on 'Poverty in United States of America and India: Bases and Target Groups' at international seminar on 'USA and South Asia: Indo-American Relationships in a changed Perspective' organised by Urmila Foundation For American Studies and P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University, 18th December, 2005
    18 Paper presented on 'Vivekananda on Religion and Cultural Diversity in India' Democracy and Multiculturalism' at international seminar on 'Democracy and Multiculturalism' organised by P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University in Collaboration With Indiana State University, USA.23rd-24th, Dec, 2003.
    19 Paper presented on 'Reservation and Gender Justice' at international seminar on 'Women and Society in Cross National Perspective' organised by School of Women’s Studies, Utkal University Supported by Urmila Funds for the International Women’s Studies, 20th Dec 2001
    20 Paper presented on' Rural Development at Crossroads: The Need for Revamping Strategic Imperatives for NGOs at national conference on Rural Distress in India: Policy Concerns organised by Dept. of Public Administration & Journalism & Mass Communication Programme, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 6th – 7th March, 2019
    21 Paper presented on 'Empowerment & Social Exclusion of Girl Students of Colleges through Self Defence scheme' at national conference on 'Inclusive Programmes in India: Issues & Challenges' organised by Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, Utkal University, 16th Feb 2019
    22 Paper presented on 'Changing People’s perceptions on Public Services: Role of State Sponsored Advertisements in Media' national seminar on 'Governance of Public Service Delivery in India: Issues & Challenges' organised by Dept. of Public Administration Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 14th – 15th March, 2018
    23 Paper presented on 'Rethinking Media in Changing Market: Consumer & Ethical Paradigm' at national seminar on 'Globalization, Market & Consumer Justice' organised by P.G. Dept of Social Science, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha 17th-18th March, 2018
    24 Paper presented on 'Access to Health Services of Rural Women in Odisha through National Health Mission: A Study of Role of ASHA in Odisha' at national seminar on 'Women & Health: Need for a New Dimension' organised by School of Women’s Studies, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 7th March, 2018
    25 Paper presented on 'Reincarnation of Gandhism in Vinoba’s Non-Violent Revolution: The Impact of Sarvodaya, Bhoodan & Gramdan on India’s Inclusive Growth' at National seminar on Remembering Mahatma Gandhi: Compassion and Relevance for Our Times' organised by Centre for Humanities and Compassion Studies, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, January 30-31, 2018
    26 Paper Presented on 'Envisioning a World of Equity & Inclusiveness: Reinventing Gandhian Theory of Trusteeship in the Current Era' at National seminar on 'Gandhi Today' organised by Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 30th January, 2018
    27 Paper Presented on 'Human Rights of Women with Disability: Analytical Exposition’at National Seminar on 'Human Rights Education' organised by Regional Institute of Education, 7-8 December, 2017, Bhubaneswar
    28 Paper Presented on 'Indo-Nepal Relations: An Analysis' at National Seminar on 'India’s Foreign Policy Towards Her Neighbours’ organised by UGC- DRS-II (SAP) Department of Political Science, Utkal University On 6th March, 2017
    29 Paper Presented on 'Work Place Violence against Women: Issues & Challenges' at National Seminar on 'Women: In Search of Security, Identity & Dignity' organised by Department of Political Science, Shailabala Women’s College, Cuttack, 3rd November, 2016
    30 Paper Presented on "Quality in Higher Education: Issues & Challenges' at National Seminar on 'Quality in Higher Education' Jointly organised by Indian Political Science Association & Dept of Political Science, Kendrapada (Auto) College, Odisha, 13th -14th August. 2016
    31 Paper Presented on 'Growing Consumerism Impacting Rural Consumer Behaviour in the era of Globalisation' at National Seminar on 'Consumer Justice, Market & Globalisation' organised by Dept. of Public Administration Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 13th – 14th February, 2016
    32 Paper presented on 'Role of Self Help Groups in Engendering Women Political Leader' at National Seminar on 'Re-inventing Politics in India' organised by Dept. of Political Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, 25-26 October,2015
    33 Paper Presented on 'Girl Child Education in Odisha: An Analysis' at National Seminar on 'Empowering Families & Communities through Home Science Education' organised by P.G. Dept. of Home Science, R.D. Women’s (Auto) College, Bhubaneswar 30th-31st March, 2015
    34 Paper Presented on 'Ethics in Governance: Issues and Challenges' at National Seminar on ' Governance: Issues and Challenges' organised by Dept. of Public Administration Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 22nd January, 2015
    35 Paper Presented on 'International Terrorism through A Gender Lenses' at National Seminar on 'International Terrorism with Special Reference to India, Pakistan & Afghanistan' organised by UGC- DRS-II (SAP) Department of Political Science, Utkal University on 29th March, 2014
    36 Paper Presented on 'Globalisation & Its Impact on Tribal Girl: A Study of Odisha' at National Seminar on 'Globalisation & Its’ Impact on Trafficking on Women' organised by School of Women’s Studies, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 10th March, 2015
    37 Paper Presented on 'Educational & Health Status of Slum Children of Odisha: A Study of Bhubaneswar City' at National Seminar on 'Indian Anthropology Congress' organised by Dept. of Anthropology & SCSTRTI, Govt. of Odisha. 21st-23rd February, 2015
    38 Paper Presented on 'From Gender Studies to Gender in Studies: An Analysis' at National Seminar on 'Odisha Political Science Association XXVII Conference' organised by Odisha Political Science Association XXVII Conference
    39 Paper Presented on 'Importance of Ethics in Governance in India: An Analysis' at National Seminar on 'Ethics in Governance' organised by Dept. of Public Administration Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 20th January, 2015
    40 Paper Presented on 'Towards Ending Violence against Women in South Asia: An Analysis”, at National Seminar on 'Emerging Security Challenges in South Asia' organised by UGC- DRS-II (SAP) Department of Political Science, Utkal University, 13th March, 2013
    41 Paper Presented on 'Status of Dalit Women in India: A struggle from Womb to Tomb' at National Seminar on 'Violence Against Women: Changing Perceptions of Crime & Punishment’ organised by Centre for Human Rights, University of Hyderabad, 29-30 March, 2013.
    42 Paper Presented on '“Development induced Migration of Tribals of Odisha: Issues and Challenges' at National seminar on '‘Development & Displacement in India: Issues & Challenges’ organised by UGC- DRS-II (SAP) Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Odisha,13th March, 2013
    43 Paper Presented on 'Cross Border Terrorism: A threat to India’s Development' at National Seminar on 'External & Internal Security Challenges to India' organised by UGC- DRS-II (SAP) Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Odisha, 27th February, 2013
    44 Paper Presented on 'Women in Local Governance: Empowerment or Illusion' at National Seminar on ' Women in Local Governance' organised byWomen’s Studies Research Centre, Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha 17th-18th March, 2012
    45 Paper Presented on 'Witch Hunting: A Blatant Violation of Women’s Human Rights' at National Seminar on 'Women Rights in Odisha: Culture, Politics & Development' organised by Dept. of Political Science, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack 22nd- 23rd, January, 2012
    46 Paper presented on 'Violence against Women: A Study of Unwed ' at National Seminar on 'Violence Against Women: A Policy Perspective' organised by Dept. of Social Science, F. M. University, 21st April, 2011
    47 Paper Presented on 'Gender & Consumer Rights: An Analysis' at National Seminar on "Globalisation & Consumer Rights' organised by Dept. of Social Science, F. M. University, 26th-27th November, 2011
    48 Paper presented on 'Towards Understanding Social Exclusion: Women in Panchayat Raj Institutions in India' at National Seminar on 'Social Exclusion & Social Justice in India' organised by UGC Centre for Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy Study 26th -27th March,2011
    49 Paper presented on 'Role of NGOs in Democratic Governance in India: A Study' at National Seminar on 'Democratic Governance in India: New Challenges' organised by Dept. of Political Science, Utkal University, Cuttack 17th November 2011
    50 Paper presented on 'Climate Change & Its Impact on Health of Rural Women of Orissa' at National Seminar on 'Climate Change & Threat to Human Security' organised by Department of Political Science, Mohan Subudhi College, Badamba, Cuttack,27th-28th February,2011
    51 Presented Paper on 'Political Empowerment of Rural Women of Orissa' at National Seminar on 'Women in Local Governance' organised by Department of Political Science, Prananath Autonomous Collage, Khurda, Orissa, on 3rd & 4th October, 2007.
    52 Paper presented on '“Women and the Development” at National seminar on 'Development and Displacement in Orissa' organised by Urmila Fund for American Studies and Urmila Fund for Orissa Policy Studies Endowment & organized by UGC-DRS Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Orissa, on 24th February, 2007.
    53 Paper presented on 'Socio-economic and Political Status of Dalit Women of Orissa: A Study of Jagatsinghpur District' at National Seminar on 'XXIII All Orissa Political Science Association, Organized by Prana Nath (Auto) College, Khurda 3rd and 4th of February 2007
    54 Paper presented on 'Human Rights and Tribal Women of Orissa: An Analysis' at State Level Seminar on 'Human Rights and Their Violation: Special Reference to Status of Women In Orissa' organised by Department of Political Science, Dharmasala Mahavidyalaya, Dharmasala, Jajpur, Orissa 13th and 14th, of September, 2006
    55 Paper presented on 'Political Socialization of Orissan Women' at National Seminar on 'Political Socialization & Political Culture of Women' organised by Department of Political Science, Indira Gandhi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jajpur Road, Jajpur, Orissa on 28th & 29th October, 2006.
    56 Paper Presented on 'A Study of Women Legislators of Orissa: Special Reference to 13th Legislative Assembly' at National Seminar on 'Empowerment of Women and Indian Democracy' organised by Department of Political Science, Christ College, Cuttack on 28th and 29th, of January, 2006
    57 Paper presented on 'Socio-economic Empowerment of Rural Women of Orissa: A Study of Salepur Block” at National Seminar on 'Women’s Studies in India: Women, Culture and Development' organised by Association of Indian Universities in collaboration with school of Women’s Studies, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 13th -15th December, 2006.
    58 Paper presented on 'Role of Women in State Politics: A Study of Political Status of Orissan women' at National Seminar on 'XXII All Orissa Political Science Association, Organized by Christ College, Cuttack 29th and 30th of January 2006.
    59 Paper presented on 'Status of Female Journalist: Issues, Challenges & Perspective' at National Seminar on 'Women Journalists: Issues and Challenges in Indian Perspective' organised by Centre for Women’s Studies, NISWASS, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with FRIDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG, on 16-17th January, 2006.
    60 Paper presented on 'Livelihood and Status of Migrant Tribal Women Workers: A Study of Bhubaneswar City' at National Conference on 'Sovereignty, Citizenship and Gender' organised by XI National Conference of Indian Association for Women’s Studies, held at Goa From 3rd-6th May, 2005
    61 Paper presented on 'Globalisation and Environment: Prospects and Challenges' at National Seminar on 'Politics and Development in South Asia' organised by P.G. Department Political Science, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, 29-30th September 2005
    62 Paper Presented on Rising India: Neighbor's Envy at International Seminar on Rising India & the World Order: Mapping her Policies & Strategic Choices organised by Dept of Social Science, F. M. University, Balasore, Odisha February, 5th -7th , 2015
    63 Paper Presented on 'Corruption: Causes, Consequences and Combating Strategies' at National Seminar on 'Challenges to Administration in India' organised by Department of Public Administration, Utkal University on 20th March, 2012.
    64 Paper Presented on 'Financial Relations between Centre & State' at National Seminar on 'Conflict & Cooperation in Union State Relations in India' organised by Sri Jayadev College of & Technology, Bhubaneswar, 25th-26th August, 2012.
    65 Paper Presented on 'Women in Decentralised Governance: A Journey from Kitchen to Council & Beyond' at National Seminar on 'Panchayati Raj Institutions & Local Governance in India' organised by Department of Public Administration, Utkal University on 29th March, 2012.
    66 Paper presented on 'Educational Development in Orissa Through SSA in Rural of Orissa' at National Seminar on 'Dynamics of Development in Orissa' organised and Sponsored by Urmila Fund for American Studies and Urmila Fund for Orissa Policy Studies UGC-DRS Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Orissa
1 Guest of Honour in a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Present Politics Means Coalition Politics’ organised by Department of Political Science, Upendera Sarada Mahavidyalaya, Khairabad, Jajpur, on 29-30th January, 2012.
2 Guest of Honour in a UGC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Ground Realities of Human Rights’ organised by Godavaris Mahavidyalaya, Banpur on 23-24th February, 2012.
3 Guest of Honour on International Women’s Day, organized by NAWO at Bhubaneswar on 8th of March 2013.
4 Selected as one of the Executive Members of Research Committee 21 "Political Socialization and Education" International Political Science Association
5 Observer for SC and ST candidates in the Selection Committee for appointment of Faculty positions in various Post Graduation Departments of Central University of Odisha, Koraput from10th-5th December, 2012.1
  1. Teaching: 29 Years
    1 Lecturer, Pattamundei College, Pattamundei, from 7th May, 1990- August 5th-1990
    2 Lecturer, S.D. Women’s College, Rajgangpur, 8th August, 1990-January 8th, 1992
    3 Lecturer, Utkal University, 11th January, 1992- 31December, 1999.
    4 Lecturer, Utkal University, 31December, 1999- 31st December 2004
    5 Reader, Utkal University, 31 December, 2004 to present
  2. Important Activities:
    1 Appointed as an External Examiner of the Ph. D Thesis on ‘Civil Service Reforms…..Corruption’, of Mr. Shildaditya Chakraborty, Department of Political Science, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, 2010.
    2 Appointed as a Subject Expert in the Selection Committee for the Post of Lecturer by Raja Madhusudan Deb Degree College of Science & Education, 21st February, 2011.
    3 Appointed as an Observer for ST & SC candidates in the Selection Committee for appointment faculty positions to various Post Graduate Department, Central University of Odisha, Koraput, 10th December to 15 the December, 2012.
    4 Appointed as an External Examiner for M.A. in Political Science to evaluated the project and to conduct the viva voce examination of the P.G. Department of Social Science, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha on 17th May, 2016.
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
    1 ICCSR-Major Research Project (2015-2016), title ‘Poverty and Deprivation Tribal Women of Odisha: A Case Study of Rayagada District’.
    2 Completed the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) sponsored International Project “Democracy & Social Capital in Segmented Societies: India, Africa & Sweden”, in 1996-99.
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 Delivered Keynote Speech on ‘Women’s Capacity Building: Issues Challenges and Policies, National Conference on Women’s Capacity Building: Issues, Challenges and Policies, Bejoy Narayan Mahavidyalaya, Itachuna, Hooghly 25th and 26th March, 2019
    2 Delivered lecture as Chief Guest on ‘International Women’s Day’ on ‘Enhancing the capability of rural women of Odisha’ organised by Tata Steel, Sukinda, 8th March, 2019
    3 Delivered a talk in All India Radio on the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’ in Nari Mahal Programme, broadcasted on 8th March, 2019.
    4 Chaired one Technical session WB-OHEPEE sponsored National Seminar on ‘Inclusive Programmes in India: Issues & Challenges, organised by Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, Utkal University, on 16th February, 2019
    5 Resource Person in the Training Programme on ‘Gender Sensitisation’, organized by P.G Dept. of Social Science, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, 11th January, 2019.
    6 Delivered a Lecture on ‘ Prof. S. C. Dash: An Academician; organized by Sahitya Akademi on 2nd, December, 2018
    7 Invited as an esteemed Judge and felicitated the winner of the Projects of Sai International School, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
    8 Delivered lecture as Chief Guest on ‘International Women’s Day’ on ‘Socio-economic and Political Empowerment of rural women of Odisha’ organised by Tata Steel, Sukinda, 8th March, 2018
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Head, P.G. Department of Political Science, Utkal University
    2 Coordinator (I/C), UGC-DRS-(SAP-II), Utkal University
    3 Dy. Coordinator, UGC-DRS-(SAP-II), Utkal University
    4 Assistant Superintend, Ladies Hostels, Utkal University
    5 Superintendent, Ladies Hostels (I), Utkal University
    6 Members, Steering Committee, School of Women’s Studies, Utkal University
    7 Members, Dairy Committee, Utkal University
    8 Members, Admission Committee, Utkal University
    9 Members, Website Committee, Members, of Dairy Committee, Utkal University
    10 NSS, Programme Officer, Female Wing of Utkal University
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 Coordinated a National Seminar on ‘Democracy and Public Policy: Issues & Challenges’ World Bank Project under OHEPEE, Academic seminars /Workshops (2018-19), organised by P.G. Department of Political Science(UGC- DRS-II (SAP),Utkal University, India, 19-20th March, 2019
    2 Coordinated a National Level Seminar on ‘India’s Strategic Importance in South Asia’ organized by P.G. Department of Political Science (UGC- DRS-II (SAP), Utkal University, Odisha on 17th November 2018.
    3 Coordinated an International Seminar on ‘Indo–Japan Relations: Issues and Challenges’ Organized Jointly by P.G. Department of Political Science (UGC- DRS-II (SAP), and Japanese Language Pilot Project P.G. Department of Anthropology, Utkal University , on 16th February, 2018.
    4 Coordinated an International Seminar on ‘Civil Society and State: An Interface’ organized by P.G. Department of Political Science(UGC- DRS-II (SAP),, Utkal University, 25th March 2017, India
    5 Coordinated Skilled Based Workshop ‘Methods of Social and Political Research’ Organised by Department of Political Science, Funded by Utkal University, held on 21st -22nd November, 2015.
    6 Dy.coordinator of a National Level Seminar on “Gender and Development” organized by P.G. Department Political Science (UGC- DRS-II (SAP), Utkal University, held on March 22nd, 2014.
    7 Course Director, ICSSR sponsored ‘Ten Days Research Methodology Training Programme, from 11th Dec-20th December, 2013.
    8 Coordinated a National Seminar on ‘Development & Displacement in India: Issues & Challenges’ & presented a paper on “Development induced Migration of Tribals of Odisha: Issues and Challenges”, organised by Department of Political Science (UGC- DRS-II (SAP), Utkal University, Odisha, held on 13th March, 2013.
    9 Coordinated a National Level Seminar on “Panchayati Raj Institutions and Local Governance in India” and Presented a paper on ‘Panchayat and Women: A journey from Kitchen to Council and Beyond’ held organized by P.G. Department Political Science, UGC-DRS-II (SAP) Utkal University, on March 29, 2012.
    10 Dy. Coordinator of a National Level Seminar on “Protest Movements in India with Special Reference to Odisha’ organized by P.G. Department Political Science, UGC-DRS-II (SAP) Utkal University, held on March 31, 2011.
    11 Coordinated a Seminar on “Kasturba Gandhi” in Collaboration with Gandhi Smruti Darshan, New Delhi and Acharya Hari Hara Educational Society (AHEDS), Bhubaneswar, on 23rd Feb, 2003.
1 Life Member, International Political Science Associations.
2 Life Member, American Study Center, Hyderabad.
3 Life Member, India Association Women’s Studies.
4 Life Member, All India Political Science Associations.
5 Life Member, Odisha Political Science Associations.
6 Country visited: Sweden, Australia and UAE