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THE CORE FACULTY

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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. Three Scholars have received their Ph.D Degree under her guidance.

She has delivered lectures as a resource person in different seminars and UGC sponsored refresher and orientation programs and presented papers in numerous international and national seminars 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 been trained from IIT, Kharagpuron effective speaking and making presentations - a knowledge dissemination program and successfully trained from NIEPA, NEW DELHI.

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 compering 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, BibidhaVarati has board casted her several talks, discussions on various current topics. She has HonouredD.Litt Degree from Sambalpur University in the Year 2019. Now, she is doing her Post-Doctoral Research on a sensitive area of Post Independent Odia Poetry.

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Dr. P.P. Panigrahi is the Head of Department of English in 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 been trained in Soft Skills from Corporate leaders like Genpact and Infosys. She has authored several critical papers and two books namely: The Voyage Within: Women in the works of Indian Women Novelists in English/ Image of women in the works of Kamala Markandaya. Her other interests include Gender Studies and Literary Criticism. She is actively engaged in research pursuits on Indian women writing and four scholars have successfully submitted their thesis under her supervision. One scholar has already been awarded her Ph.D Degree under her guidance. She has attended multiple conferences and workshops and has been an expert for recruitment of teachers in various schools and colleges.

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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 17 years of teaching experience across disciplines like Commerce, Management, PM&IR and Soft Skills. Six scholars have awarded PHD degree under the guidance of Dr. Achary in the area of Commerce, Business Administrations & PMIR. Two number of scholars have submitted their PHD thesis. Presently four research scholar are continuing their research work under Dr. Acharya.

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 four PhD. Scholars have completed their PhD. from Utkal University and four 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 12 research papers in International Journals and 16 research articles in National level Journal. He has contributed to nine 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 courseware 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 editor 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.

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Ms. Sony SnigdhaSahoo is heading the Department of Computer Science and Applications at 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 is currently pursuing her Ph.D in Computer Science at Utkal University.

Prior to joining DDCE in September 2015, she has worked as a Junior Project Fellow and subsequently a faculty in Comp. Sc. at Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar from June 2011-April 2012. She has also worked as Assistant Professor in Dept. of Comp. Sc. &Engg. at Centurion Institute of Technology, CUTM, Bhubaneswar from June 2012 to Sept 2015.

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Dr. BiswoRanjan 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 has 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 13 years of teaching experience .Prior to joining UtkalUniversity, he has worked as faculty 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 25 number of research papers in reputed journals and conference proceedings. His area of interest is Financial Derivatives, Security Analysis, Portfolio Management, International Finance and Financial Reporting.

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Dr. Subas Chandra Mishra is working as an Academic Consultant in Department Computer Science and Application and Associated Course Coordinator for MCA courses. He handles the Computer Science courses offered by the Directorate. He has been awarded Ph.D degree in Commerce from F.M. University , Odisha in 2018 . His area of research is Liquidity in Corporate Sector of India. He holds Master Degree in Commerce ( M. Com ) , Master in Computer Application ( MCA ) from Sambalpur University, Odisha and Master in Business Administration ( MBA - Finance) from F.M University , Odisha . He has completed Post Graduate Degree in Computer Application from DDE , Pondicherry University. He has also obtained Microsoft Certified System Engineer ( MCSE ) from Microsoft and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA ) from CISCO . He had completed Advanced Diploma in Computer Hardware and Network Engineering ( ADCHNE ) from Indian Institute of Hardware Technology (IIHT) , New Delhi . He has more than 10 years of teaching experience in Computer Science courses likeComputer Fundamentals , Microprocessor , Artificial Intelligence and Computer Network Security et. . He had attended a National Workshop on Development of SLM organized at IGNOU, New Delhi in March 2016. He had also completed a short term training programme on Introduction to Coding Theory organized by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research , Kolkata.

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Dr. Rashmi Ranjeeta Das is 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 M.Com from IGNOU. Her Ph.D 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 Conferences 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 (4 articles in referred International Journals and 6 articles in National Journals) and book entitled "Financial Market and Institution"&"Banking& Insurance Management", "Banking& Insurance Management". 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 VikasYojana in India". "Issues and Challenges of Corporate Governance in Indian Banking Sector". "The Contribution to Individual Entrepreneurs to Sustainable development".

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Dr. Renuka Kumar has completed MSW from Pune University. She is having seven years of experience in working with many social development organisations before joining DDCE. She has completed Ph.D. on the topic “Distance Education is a means to women Empowerment, A study of DDCE, Utkal University”. 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 has attended numerous National & International seminars, workshops and presented research papers. She has published number of research articles in different Journals.

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Dr.PragyanParamita, is a gold medalist 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 JainendraKeUpanyas “Tyagpatra” Me Manovigyan from Ravenshaw University and her Ph.D on the topic “KamleshwarKe Katha Sahitya Me Vyangya” from Utkal University. She is in-charge of Hindi programme offered at DDCE. Her core consistencies include taking classes and coordinating the PCP programmes. She is also entrusted with the editing of Hindi course materials developed by DDCE.She has attended many National & International Conferences and seminars and has published many articles in various Journals.

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Dr. Madhab Chandra Sethi obtained his PG , M.Phil 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 is 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,UGC Research Fellow at the P.G.Dept. of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Utkal University. He has attended 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.

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Ms. Aliva Panda working as an Academic Consultant and Asso. Coordinator in History. She completed her M.A, M.Phil degree from P.G. Department of History Utkal University and also completed her M.Phil on Fragmented Identity: A Case- study on the Refugees of Mahakalapada Block in Kendrapra. Now she is currently working on topic Locating “Self” in the History of Women in Orissa, 1920-47 for PhD from Utkal university. Apart from this she is interest in other areas such as Modern Indian History, Gender Studies, literacy. She has 02 years of teaching experiences from colleges like Rajdhani college & BJB (Auto) College and also has been a UGC-Rank-Holder for securing highest mark in history in her U.G. She achieved top position in Department of History Kendrapara (Auto) College. She has participated and presented papers in various sessions of Odisha History Congress & Indian History Congress, in two International seminars & seven National seminars apart from participating in various webinars and training programs.

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Dr. Sulochana Dash has completed MBA and PM & IR from Utkal University. She did her M.A , M.Phil and P.h.D from the department of Public Administration Utkal University in the area of “Job Satisfaction in Banks: A Comparative Study of State Bank of India and HDFC Bank in Bhubaneswar Circle”. Before joining DDCE Utkal University she has served as a faculty at Capital Institute of Management and Science (CI MS) and Rajdhani College of Engineering and Management (RCEM) Bhubaneswar. Her area of specialization includes HRM, OB, Management, IR, IL, OCD and HRPD. Dr. Dash has over 12 years of teaching experience. She is in charge of Public Administration Programme offered by DDCE Utkal University. She is also involve in devoloping study materials for DDCE, coordinating the PCP programmes and taking classes in her dicipline. She has attended and presented papers in many National and International seminars, conferences, workshops, symposiums and She has published many articles in different journals.

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Dr. Diptansu Bhusan Pati is working as Academic Consultant and Associate Coordinator in the Department of Education, DDCE, Utkal University. He is particularly looking the academic matters of the B.A (Education Hons.) and MA Education programmes including PCP classes, SLM Development, examination matters and resolve different issues of students etc.. So far as academic qualifications concerned, he has qualified B.A, Arts Education (Hons.) , Master degree in Education with first division from Berhampur University, and the Ph.D degree from Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo University, Baripada. In addition to this, he has contributed several articles in the national and international peer review journals and also in the edited books. He has become the member of different academic bodies which are Editorial Board Member of Social Science Journal PRAGYNA, organizing Secretary of All India Education Society (AIES), and All India Education, Health and Literary Trust (AIEHLT), Bhubaneswar. He is having more than 12 years sound experience working both in NGOs and also in the apex government education institutions in India like National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), Ravenshaw University and Education Consultant India Limited (Ed.CIL), MHRD, Govt of India. He has also worked in different Central Sponsored programmes of Government of India and international projects. He has worked in SSA, DEPA (Premier professional training programme govt. of india), CREATE (DFID Funded collaborative projects), Saakshar Bharat (NLMA, Adult Education, Govt. of India,) and MDM Programme (School & Mass Education Dept. Govt of Odisha. In short he has diversified working experience in the areas like teaching, research, policy development, educational management, training and international cooperation with multidisciplinary approach.

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Ms. Anita Natha is working as an Academic Consultant and Associate Course Coordinator in the Dept. of Education, DDCE, Utkal University. She takes care of both MA & BA Courses offered by DDCE, Utkal University. Ms. Anita Natha obtained her PG degree from PG Department of Education, DDCE, Utkal University and M.Phil in RNIASE, Cuttack. She Completed B.ed degree from Nagarjun University, Andhra Pradesh. As a student, she had worked on “Distance Education in Orissa at M.A level and Existing Evaluation practices in Primary School at her M.Phil level. She had also attended 3days Online Training on ‘NEP 2020: Changing Role of Teachers in Distance and Online Learning’ for Faculty of IGNOU, SOUs and DEIs on 24-26 March, 2022.

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Dr. Beenapani Mishra (Academic Consultant in Sanskrit) has a sound academic accomplishment throughout her academic career. She got awarded with M.Phil in Sanskrit and Doctorate of Philosophy (in Sanskrit) from Dept. of Sanskrit under Utkal University, Vani Vihar. She had also accomplished various academic projects as well as undergone different certified training programs like, Master’s Degree program in Human Consciousness and Yogic Science, from Dept. of Sanskrit, Utkal University, Vani Vihar. Regarding her Awards and Publication in journals she was honoured with Dr. V.G. Rahurkar Award (National Level) for her paper presentation at the All-India Oriental Conference, Pune held at Nagpur in the year 2019, Smt. Kamlesh Kumari Kulashrestha Award (National Level) for her paper presentation at the All-India Oriental Conference, Pune held at Haridwar in the year 2016. She has three (3) research paper publications in different journals. She has also actively participated in various Trainings, Workshops and Paper Presentation in various National and International Seminars. Further, she had presented her research papers at 12 different National and 4 different International Seminars

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Dr. Pralap Kumar Sethy is working as an Academic Consultant and Associate Coordinator in the Department of Sociology. He takes care of both the B. A. and M. A. courses of Sociology offered by the Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, Utkal University. Dr. Sethy has been awarded Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 2021. He has been awarded the Doctorate degree on the topic titled “The Impact of Right to Education (RTE) on Scheduled Tribes (STs): A Sociological Study in the District of Kendujhar, Odisha”. His keen areas of research interest are Sociology of Education, Tribal Education in Odisha and Tribal Issues. He holds a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) Degree in Sociology and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. He has qualified for UGC-NET in Sociology (2013); he has also been awarded Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (2016) and selected for ICSSR fellowship (2016) for Doctoral degree. He has more than three years of teaching experience in undergraduate courses in Sociology and has more than two years of experience in conducting field study. To his academic credit, he has presented papers in various National and International Conferences and seminars, Faculty Training Programme and has participated in several Research Methodology Training Programmes. He has also attended two Research Conclave organized by Utkal University. In addition, he has published more 10 research papers in National level journals and four research papers in International Scopus, UGC CARE-listed and indexed journals. He has also contributed two research papers to two National level edited books.

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Mr. Prabhat Kumar Mohapatra is working as an Academic Consultant and Associate Coordinator in Economics at DDCE, Utkal University. He has completed his master degree from P.G Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University. He has also qualified UGC-NET in Economics. He is in charge of BA, MA Economics course offered at DDCE. His core consistencies include taking classes, coordinating the PCP programs and Student counselling. He is also responsible for preparation of an Economics study material. He has attended many national and international conference and webinar related to his core area Economics. He is a member of Odisha Economics Association. He has also participated in the Online Training on “NEP 2020: Changing Role of Teachers in Distance and Online Learning” for Faculty of IGNOU, SOUs, DEIs.

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Dr. Meenakshi Bala Pradhan has completed Ph.D Degree from P. G. Deptt. Of Odia, Utkal University. She obtained Graduation Hons. with Distinction from Utkal University M.A (History) from Ravenshaw University, M.A. (Odia) from Utkal University and B.ED in Special Education from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. She has attended many National seminars and has published many articles in various journals. She had attended Online Training on NEP 2020: Changing Role of Teachers in Distance and Online Learning for Faculty of IGNOU, New Delhi. She is having five years of Teaching Experience in different colleges. She has worked as a Project Fellow in Computer Science Department & P.G. Deptt. of Odia, Utkal University in the different projects like CLIA, EILMT, OCR from C-DAC, Pune , Govt. of India. She has also worked as Translation Subject Experts (TSE) in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

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Mr. Badrintah Das has completed M.A in Political Science, from P.G.Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Vani Vihar. He has completed his Master in Philosophy from Utkal University on the topic “Centre-State Relations in India: A study of Odisha (2004-2014)”. He is now pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy at Utkal University.He is in charge of Political Science Programme offered by DDCE Utkal University. He is also involve in devoloping study materials for DDCE, coordinating the PCP programmes and taking classes in his dicipline. He has attended and presented papers in many National and International seminars, conferences, workshops and symposiums. He has published two chapters in edited books and many articles in different journals.He is a life member of Odisha Political Science Association (OPSA) and Indian Political Science Association (IPSA)

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.