Prof. S.P. Pani, b 1957, Director, Distance & Continuing Education, Utkal University was educated at D.M. School, Bhubaneswar, BJB College & P.G. Dept. of History, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. He was a Research Fellow at IIT, Madras and UGC JRF at P.G. Dept. of History, Utkal University.
Prof. Pani has served as a faculty member of P.G. Dept. of History, Utkal and Sambalpur University, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Vikram Deb College, Jeypore and Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar.swar.
He has wide administrative experience since 1992. He held numerous positions Director, College Development Council and Director, IQAC, Utkal University. Registrar Central University of Orissa, Koraput and Principal, Aeronautics College, Sunabeda under HAL, Koraput. Recently, as a member of the NAAC Peer Team, he has visited Gour Banga University, Malda, West Bengal, APC University, Rewa, Madhyapradesh, Rabindra Bharati University,West Bengal, IASE Deemed University, Rajsthan, B.R Ambedkar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, Jadavpur University Calcutta and numerous Colleges in Karnataka, Haryan, Maharashtra, Assam and West Bengal. Earlier he had visited NEHU, Mizoram University, Gorakhpur University, Bangalore University, L.N Mishra University and numerous other Colleges. Besides, Prof. Pani has acted as an expert for UGC visiting team to Symbiosis Centre for Learning, Pune and Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok.Prof. Pani regularly attends numerous conferences and delivers lectures in various colleges and Universities.
He has recently delivered lectures at Mumbai University, Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur, Khalikote University, Berhmpur, IGNOU Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar, Lalitkala Academy Regional Centre, Bhubaneswar, P.G. College, Chandigarh, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan a Central University, Puri, Burdwan University and Jammu University etc. Besides he has delivered lectures at numerous colleges including BJB College, Rajdhani College, Kendrapara Autonomous College, I.G. womens College, S.B. Rath autonomous College and Christ College Cuttack etc.. He has also acted as an invited expert in various seminars, conferences and workshops at various universities like IGNOU, New Delhi, Guwahati University and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development, Sri Perumbuduretc... He was a member of the committee of NAAC, Bangalore for drafting the new framework for Accreditation of Universities, Autonomous Colleges and affiliated colleges.shops at various universities like IGNOU, New Delhi, Guwahati University and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development, Sri Perumbudur.
He has done pioneering research work in intellectual history of Modern India. He has published more than 25 Research papers and 12 books. His major publications include: Sri Aurobindo:Life and Thought, Gandhi, Aurobindo and Radhakrishnan on Bhagavadgita (Co-author),Vivekananda, Aurobindo and Gandhi on Education (Co-author), Gandhi: The Forgotten Mahatma (Ed.), Essay on Contemporary Gender Issues (Ed.) and Word, Image, Music: Post Colonial Readings in the Age of New Media(Ed.). He has successfully guided 19 Ph.D. and D.Litt. scholars. ars. Recently four more scholars have submitted their doctoral thesis under his guidance.
He was also invited to the National Consultative meeting held at New Delhi in April, 2017 organised by NAAC to finalise the revised framework for accreditation. Prof. Pani was also invited by Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) to a national consultation on Open Educational Resources Policy held on 3rd March, 2017.
Dr. Mamata Rani Behera is head of the Dept of Odia DDCE, Utkal University. She is educated at Sailabala Women's college, Cuttack and P.G. Dept. of Odia Utkal University.
She has qualified UGC NET & JRF in the year 1993 & obtained her M. Phil (1996)and Ph. D. Degree in the area of modern odia poetry from Utkal University in the year 2000.Under her guidance five doctoral research scholars are actively engaged in research including four are UGC research Fellow . She has also guided more than hundred Odia Research Project of P.G. Odia students of DDCE, U.U.
She has delivered lecturers as a resource person in different seminars and UGC sponsored refresher and orientation programs and presented papers in numerous international and national seminar and conferences.
She has edited study materials of P.G. and U.G courses. She is coordinating self finance courses like NGO Management (2010-14) PGDBIM (2014-16) and MCA programs (2017- ).She is assigned examination in charge of various courses offered by DDCE.
She has trained from IIT, Kharagpur, subjects with specialization effective speaking and making presentations - a knowledge dissemination program.
She has authored several Critical papers and as a creative writer a number of poems, short stories have been published in leading odia magazines. She is the author of two short story collections two poetry collections and two research books and a novel.
Before joining in this university she was comparing a Literature program- in yuva Vani All India Radio Cuttack and she is a drama artist of A.I.R. Cuttack since 1989. A.I.R Cuttack, Bibidha Varati has board casted her several talks, discussions on various current topics.
Now, she is doing her post doctoral Research on a sensitive area of post independent Odia Poetry.
Dr. P. P. Panigrahi is head of the Department of English DDCE, Utkal University. She was educated at Rama Devi Women's Autonomous College and PG Department of English, Utkal University. She qualified UGC NET in Dec.1999. She obtained her Ph.D Degree from Utkal University in 2004. Apart from teaching English to regular Honours and Post Graduate students, she deals with Communicative English in professional MBA and MCA courses. Further, she conducts training in Spoken English and Personality Development. She has authored several critical papers and two books namely: The Voyage Within: Women in the works of Indian Women Novelists in English and Image of women in the works of Kamala Markandaya. Her other interests include Gender Studies and Literary Criticism..
Dr. Sujit K. Acharya is head of the Department of Business Administration, DDCE, Utkal University holds Master Degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PM & IR), Master in Commerce (M.Com- Finance) from Utkal University and Master in Business Administration (HRM) from Pondicherry University. He did his M. Phil (Commerce) and PhD. from the department of PM & IR Utkal University in the area of HRD Climate. Before joining Utkal University he has served as a faculty and Head (PGP) at Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (IMB). His areas of specialization include HRM, OB, HRD and OD. Dr. Acharya has over 16 years of teaching experience across disciplines like Commerce, Management, PM&IR and Soft Skills.
In addition he is also an expert Corporate and Personality Development Trainer. He has conducted many training programmes for NALCO, OPTCL, Doordarshan, Allhabad Bank. Under his guidance three PhD. Scholars have completed their PhD. from Utkal University. At present five PhD. research scholars are continuing their research work under the Department of Business Administration, Commerce and PM & IR, Utkal University. He has guided numerous Management Projects. To his credit he has attended many National and International Seminars, Workshops and training programs. He has authored 10 research papers in International Journals and 16 research articles in National level Journal. He has contributed to eight edited books published by national level. He has authored Human Resource Planning and Development (2011/ HPH Publications), Managing Change and Strategic Change (2013/ HPH Publications), Human Resource Management (2015/ HPH Publications) and Manpower Planning and Strategic Change (2017/ HPH Publications. He has contributed numerous chapters to course ware for distance learners. He has also edited the study materials published for the distance learners by DDCE, Utkal University. Dr. Acharya has presented 35 papers both in International and National level seminars. He is also the editors of several national level journals. Dr. Acharya is an accomplished Taekwon-Do Player and has represented India at International events. He has won gold medals several times in the Taekwon- Do National, Zonal and State level Championships.
Ms. Ms. Sony Snigdha Sahoo is head of the Department of Computer Science and Applications Department, DDCE, Utkal University. She has completed her B.Tech in Comp. Sc. & Engg. from Trident Academy of Technology, BPUT and M.Tech in Comp. Sc. & Engg. from Institute of Technical Education and Research, SOA University. She has qualified UGC NET in June 2014. She has worked as a Junior Project Fellow and a faculty in Comp. Sc. at Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar from June 2011-April 2012. She has then worked as Assistant Professor in Dept. of Comp. Sc. & Engg. at Centurion Institute of Technology, CUTM, Bhubaneswar from June 2012 to Sept 2015. She joined DDCE in September 2015. Ms. Sahoo has nearly 5 years of teaching experience. She has attended a number of seminars, conferences, workshops and training programs. She has one publication in International Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology to her credit. She is in-charge of IT at DDCE and Coordinates all matters relating to recording of Under Graduate Science program of Virtual Tutorial Project. She is currently pursuing her PhD and her areas of interest include Soft Computing, Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence.
Dr. Biswo Ranjan Mishra is head of the Department of Commerce, DDCE, Utkal University. He has completed his Ph.D degree from P.G Department of Commerce, Utkal University in the area Corporate Sustainability Reporting Practices. He is graduated from S.C.S College Puri securing 2nd rank in Utkal University. He has secured first position in first class in M.Com examination of Utkal University. He obtained his M.Phil Degree from School of Commerce and Management, Ravenshaw University .He has also qualified UGC (NET). Mr. Mishra has 06 years of corporate experience in the field of law and accountancy. He has over 10 years of teaching experience .Prior to joining Utkal University he has worked as faculty member in different reputed institutions like ICFAI, IMIS, SOA University and DHE, Government of Odisha. To his credit he has attended numerous Seminars, Workshops and training programs. He has published 15 number of research papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings. He has published a book titled "Financial Derivatives" for BPUT students. His area of interest is Financial Derivatives, Security Analysis, Portfolio Management, International Finance and Financial Reporting.
Mr. Subas Chandra Mishra graduated from Utkal University, obtained MCA and M.Com from Sambalpur University. He has also obtained MBA degree from F.M. University, Odisha He is a Microsoft Certified Engineer and a Cisco Certified Network Associate. He had also completed Advanced Diploma in Computer Hardware and Networking from IIHT , New Delhi . He handles the Computer Science courses offered by the Directorate. He has pursued his Ph.D degree in Commerce in F.M. University. His area of research is Liquidity in Corporate Sector of India. He had attended a National Workshop on Development of SLM organized at IGNOU, New Delhi in March 2016.
Dr. Rashmi Ranjeeta Dasis an Academic Consultant & Asso. Course Coordinator for Management & P.G Diploma in Banking and Insurance Program. Dr. Das obtained Ph.D (Commerce), MBA (Finance & Marketing), M.Sc (Environmental Science) from Utkal University and is pursuing M.Com from IGNOU. Her Ph.D research work is on "Business Process Re-engineering in Commercial Banks". Her area of interest for counseling in UG & PG Level is Financial Management, Business Environment, Financial Market, Bank Marketing and other general Management Subjects. She has undergone Training Programs at INFOSYS, ICICI Bank, IIT, Kharagpur and Stride IGNOU. To her academic credit, she has attended seven International Conference and more than 20 national conferences and seminars. She has also presented papers in various International and National Conferences and seminars. She published seven articles (3 articles in referred International Journals and 4 articles in National Journals) and a book entitled "Financial Market and Institution". She has recently presented the following papers in National and International Conferences:"Paperless Financial System: With special reference to State Bank of India". "Make in India: An Innovation for transforming India into a Manufacturing Leader". "Opportunity and Challenges for rural marketing India". "Cultural Prospective in Modern Banking System in India". "Issues and Challenges of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana in India". "Issues and Challenges of Corporate Governance in Indian Banking Sector". "The Contribution to Individual Entrepreneurs to Sustainable development".
Mr.Giridhari Sahoo, graduated from Utkal University, obtained his M.Com Degree from P.G Department of Commerce, Utkal University and M.Phill Degree from School of Commerce and Management Studies, Ravenshaw University.He has joined Ph.D programme in the P.G Department of Commerce, Utkal University after qualifying for the same. He had attended a National Workshop on Development of SLM organized at IGNOU, New Delhi in 2013-14.
Ms. Renuka Kumar has completed MSW from Pune University. She is having seven years of experience in working with many social development organisations. She was involved in various research studies conducted by the Government of Odisha. Her major studies are, "A study On Ensuring Sustainable Livelihood Options for the Beggars at Puri and Konark", "Life behind bars" - a Socio Economic study on women prisoners in Odisha and "A study on Reproductive and Child health in Padampur block of Bargarh district, Odisha". She was also teaching MSW students in NISWASS and CSSR, Bhubaneswar. She has attended numerous national seminars, workshops and training programs. In addition, she had attended a national Workshop on Development of SLM organized at IGNOU, New Delhi in 2014. Presently she is pursuing Ph.D on the topic "Distance Education is a means to women Empowerment, A study of DDCE" under Utkal University. She has published number of research articles in different Journals. Her international publication is "Inclusion policy vs. Exclusion practices of Third gender in Odisha: Observation from 2014 polls," Published on International Journal of Contemporary research in Social Science. Her areas of interest are classroom teaching, concept development, proposal writing, documentation, coordination and implementation of development projects related to women empowerment, Social development, Gender issues and Child rights.
Ms. Pragyan Paramita, is a gold medallist in M.A. Hindi for securing highest mark in 2009 from Rama Devi Women's Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar. She has completed her M.Phil on the topic Jainendra Ke Upanyas "Tyagpatra" Me Manovigyan from Ravenshaw University. At present she is continuing her Ph.D on the topic "Kamleshwar Ke Katha Sahitya Me Vyangya" under Utkal University. She is in charge of Hindi programme offered in DDCE. Her core works is to taking classes and coordinate the PCP programmes. She is also entrusted with the editing of Hindi course materials developed by DDCE.She has presented a paper on "Swatantrata Andolan Aur Hindi Natak" at the National Seminar on "Hindi Sahitya Me Swatantrata Andolan" organised by Vishwavidyalay Anudan Aayog and Department of Hindi, Ravenshaw University. She had attended a National Seminar on "Anuvad ki Prasangikta Par Rashtriya Sangosthi Aur Dwibhashi Kavya Sangosthi" organised by Kendriya Hindi Nidesalay and Vishwamukti, at KIIT, Bhubaneswar. She has participated in "National Seminar on Development of Self-Learning Materials for Distance and Online Learning" organised by Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), IGNOU, New Delhi.
Dr. Madhab Chandra Sethi obtained his PG , M.Phill and Ph.D Degree from PG Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Utkal University. He is UGC-NET qualified. As a student, he had worked on "A Study of Stupa Architecture of Orissa with Special Reference to Udayagiri , Lalitgiri and Ratnagiri" at M.Phil level. His doctoral thesis was titled "Khandagiri and Udayagiri Reconsidered: A Study in Continuity" in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology. His Doctoral thesis has been highly appreciated by both the external examiners, for its critical analysis and for placing Khandagiri and Udayagiri in a national perspective. Before joining DDCE, Utkal University he was an ICHR &RGNF, UGCResearch Fellow at the P.G.Dept. of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Utkal University.Hehasattended several National and International Conference held in India related to Art, History and Archaeology and published several papers. He is actively involved in the Archaeological Excavations, conducted by the P.G.Dept. of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Utkal University. His present interests include monuments, rock cut sculpture and architecture. He is a Life Member of Odisha History Congress. He had attended a National Workshop on Development of SLM organized at IGNOU, New Delhi in March 2016.
Besides the regular faculty members of DDCE and P.G. Departments of Utkal University a number of faculty members from other educational institutions , professionals including bankers , Chartered Accountants, Cost Accountants, Company Secretaries, Corporate Executives and Researchers at various academic institutions act as part timers. We also avail the services of retired experienced teachers. Faculties are also drawn from affiliated colleges of Utkal University and Biju Pattnaik University of Technology