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Department of Analytical and Applied Economics

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Beginning of the Journey

The birth of the department of Analytical and Applied Economics took place in the name of Department of Rural Economics and Sociology in the year 1956 with an initial grant from the Ford Foundation. The department started functioning from the Burdwan House located at Cuttack. As Post-Graduate teaching facility in economics was available in Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, it was intended to be developed as a research centre. It also offered training facilities in social science research methodology and prepared candidates for the doctorate degree of the University in Economics and Sociology. In 1960, one year Diploma course in social science research methodology was introduced along with the shift of the University campus from Burdwan House, Cuttack, to the present location at Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar. The Post Graduate teaching in Analytical and Applied Economics was introduced in the department in 1963 for which we proudly celebrated the Golden Jubilee in 2014. Latter on the name was changed to the Department of Analytical and Applied Economics.

Recognition

In recognition of the significant contributions made by this department in the field of economics research, the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi selected the department as a Centre for Teacher-Fellowship Program in Economics in the year 1977, as a Department of Special Assistance (DSA) in the year 1989, ASIHSS grant awardees in 2006 and has been upgraded to Center of Advanced Study (CAS) in Economics from 2010-11 academic session. The academic and research contribution of the department was also recognized by the State Bank of India and it instituted a Chair in Rural Economics in 1981, by creating an Endowment of Rupees six lakhs and it functioned till 2000. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also instituted a Chair in Institutional Finance in 1982 which is now functioning. As a leading teaching and research center in India, the department holds seminars, conferences, discussions and interactive sessions regularly in the areas of social sector economics, rural economics, environmental economics, agricultural economics et cetera.

 

Indoor hall

Students' Seminar on 17 November 2014


 

Basket Ball

Minister of Higher Education, Government of Odisha,Dr. Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy interacting with students after the seminar

VISION

  • To emerge as a centre of excellence in Economics education with focus on innovative teaching, research, and extension activities for building a creative, enlightened and productive society.

MISSION

  • Taking economics beyond classroom, inculcating problem solving skills and sensitiveness among student for rational decision making
  • To create and disseminate knowledge in economics through interdisciplinary research and creative inquiry in developing a dynamic, just and sustainable society
  • To be proactive and sensitive in economic policy designing through consultancy, extension activities and intervention efforts

OBJECTIVES

  • To groom the students for their all round development
  • To impart a mix of theoretical knowledge and applied skills
  • To undertake research in economics of social sector, environmental economics and financial economics
  • To engage with agencies of governance as a think-tank for economic policy making, evaluation and review
Name : Siba Sankar Mohanty
Designation : Reader & HEAD
Qualification : Ph.D
Phone No. : +91 674 256 7398
E-mail ID : ssmoh_1976@yahoo.co.uk
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Name : Alok Ranjan Behera
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : Ph.D
Phone No. : +91-9439196280
E-mail ID : arbehera@utkaluniversity.an.in, alokranjan78@gmail.com
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Name : Atal Bihari Das
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : Ph.D
Phone No. : +91-9090454571
E-mail ID : atal.das@gmail.com
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Name : Himanshu Sekhar Rout
Designation : Reader
Qualification : PhD
Phone No. : +91 88953 89346
E-mail ID : hsrout@utkaluniversity.ac.in, hsrout1970@gmail.com
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Name : Swayam Prava Mishra
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : Ph.D
Phone No. :
E-mail ID : swayampravamshr@gmail.com
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Name : Mitali Chinara
Designation : Reader
Qualification : MA, M Phil, Ph.D
Phone No. : 9437111456
E-mail ID : mitalichinara@yahoo.co.in
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Name : Aparajita Biswal
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.A,M.Phil,Ph.D(A&A Economics)
Phone No. : +91-9937818908
E-mail ID : aparajita.biswal.utkal@gmail.com aparajita.biswal@yahoo.co.in
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  • MA in A&A Economics: 88 seats, MA Syllabus (separate syllabus file may be hyperlinked)
  • Phil in A&A Economics: 10 seats, M.Phil Syllabus (separate syllabus file may be hyperlinked)
  • PhD in A&A Economics Coursework: 10 seats, PhD Coursework Syllabus (separate syllabus file may be hyperlinked)
  • Litt in A&A Economics
  1. Three class rooms with LCD projectors and Internet
  2. A Computational and Networking Laboratory with 24 Computers, Internet, e-Resources, Reprographic facility, and surveillance
  3. Computational Software like SPSS, E-Views and STATA
  4. 10 Faculty rooms with computers, printer, scanner and internet
  5. Department office with computers, printer, scanner and internet
  6. A department library having a rich collection of 4,460 numbers of text and reference books, subscribes 20 numbers of journals, and major data sets in electronics form
  7. A 24X7 students’ common room cum library having more than 500 text books, 200 competitive books and computer facilities.
  8. A reading room for PhD scholars
  9. Department Surveillance System
  • A Computational and Networking Laboratory with 24 Computers, Internet, e-Resources, Reprographic facility, and surveillance
  • Computational Software like SPSS, E-Views and STATA are available.

In recognition of the significant contributions made by this department in the field of economics research, the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi selected the department as a Centre for Teacher-Fellowship Program in Economics in the year 1977, as a Department of Special Assistance (DSA) in the year 1989, ASIHSS grant awardees in 2006 and has been upgraded to Center of Advanced Study (CAS) in Economics from 2010-11 academic session. The academic and research contribution of the department was also recognized by the State Bank of India and it instituted a Chair in Rural Economics in 1981, by creating an Endowment of Rupees six lakhs and it functioned till 2000. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also instituted a Chair in Institutional Finance in 1982 which is now functioning. As a leading teaching and research center in India, the department holds seminars, conferences, discussions and interactive sessions regularly in the areas of social sector economics, rural economics, environmental economics, agricultural economics et cetera.

Professor Padmaja Mishra

  • Completed 11 projects funded by national and international agencies.

Dr. Mitali Chinara

  • A project titled "Access and Utilization of Health Care in Odisha: A Study of Bhagabatipur Village in Khurdha District" of Rs. 45,000 carried out under UGC-ASHISS in the year 2012.
  • A project titled "Willingness to pay for Improved Water Quality: A Case Study of Keonjhar Town of Odisha" of Rs. 75,000 sponsored by Ministry of Finance, Government of India carried out in the Jan-Dec 2013.

Dr. Himanshu Sekhar Rout

  • A project titled "Universalization of Elementary Education in Odisha: A Study of Bhagabatipur Village in Khurdha District" of Rs. 75,000 carried out under UGC-ASHISS during Jan-June 2010.
  • A project titled "Access and Utilization of Health Care in Odisha: A Study of Bhagabatipur Village in Khurdha District" of Rs. 45,000 carried out under UGC-ASHISS in the year 2012.
  • A project titled "Willingness to pay for Improved Water Quality: A Case Study of Keonjhar Town of Odisha" of Rs. 75,000 sponsored by Ministry of Finance, Government of India carried out in the Jan-Dec 2013.
  • A consultancy project was undertaken with Institute of Social -Economic Research and Training (ISERT), Cuttack; to obtain Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection of Gopalpur Tussar Fabrics of Orissa through Geographical Indications (GIs) funded through UNCTAD-DFID-Government of India Project on "Strategies and Preparedness for Trade and Globalization" of Rs. 5,00, 000 (1/7/2009 to 30/6/2010).
  • A consultancy project was undertaken with North Malbar Chamber of Commerce, Kannur, Kerala; to obtain Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection of Cannanore Home Furnishing of Kerala through Geographical Indications (GIs) funded through UNCTAD-DFID-Government of India Project on "Strategies and Preparedness for Trade and Globalization" of Rs. 4, 25, 000. (1/7/2008 to 30/6/2009).
  • A consultancy project was undertaken with TAMANA, Raipur, Chhattisgarh to obtain Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection of Kosa Silk of Chhattisgarh through Geographical Indications (GIs) funded through UNCTAD-DFID-Government of India Project on "Strategies and Preparedness for Trade and Globalization" of Rs. 4,25, 000 (1/7/2007 t0 31/8/2008).

Dr. Aparajita Biswal

  • A major project titled "Participation of women in the Livelihood strategies of Tribal in Orissa" of Rs. 6, 00,000 financed by UGC, New Delhi.
  • A project titled "Change in coastal Ecosystem and Its impact on the livelihoods of coastal people of Orissa" of Rs. 5, 39, 000 financed by UGC, New Delhi.
  • A project titled "Inter-linkages between firm productivity and Non-Farm Sector: A Case Study" of Rs. 75,000 sponsored by Ministry of Finance, Government of India carried out in the Jan-Dec 2013.

Dr. Alok Ranjan Behera

  • A project titled "Access and Usage of formal credit by rural   households in Odisha: A Study in Jagatsinghpur District" of Rs. 75,000 sponsored by Ministry of Finance, Government of India carried out in the Jan-Dec 2013.
  • A Minor Project entitled "Inclusive Development through SHGs in Rural Odisha: A Case Study in Khurda District" of Rs. 1, 49,000 financed by UGC, New Delhi.

Dr. Amarendra Das

  • A Consultancy project entitled "Using Forestry and Mining for Poverty reduction in Odisha in Odisha Capacity Building for Enhancing Growth and Improving Service Delivery in a Non-Lending Technical Assistance (NLTA) assignment in Odisha" of the World Bank from January-July 2015.
  • 'Evaluation of State Finances with Respect to State of Odisha' along with Prof. Raj Kishore Panda and Dr Shiblal Meher during 15 April to 14 October 2013 funded by Fourteenth Finance Commission of India, New Delhi.
  • Worked as a state coordinator in a project entitled "Local Institutions and Rural Economic Performances in Three States of India" (LIREP) Household Survey Sponsored by NOPOOR through Centre for Development Economics, University of Delhi from January to April 2013.
  • A project title 'Can Mining Provide a Sustainable Source of Livelihood? A Study in the Mining Regions of Kendujhar District, Odisha, India' funded by Ministry of Finance, Government of India duration August 2012 to March 2013.
  • A Project title  'Assessing the performance of National Rural Health Mission in Odisha: A case study of Bhagabatipur Village in Bhubaneswar block, Odisha funded by UGC und DSA-CAS duration July 2012 to March 2013.
  • A project title 'Monitoring the Implementation of Social Security for Unorganised Workers'. Funded by Centre for Development Studies, The Hivos, University of Amsterdam.
  • A project title 'Universalisation of Elementary Education in Odisha: A Study of Bhagabatipur Village in Khordha District' funded by UGC, New Delhi.

On Going

Project titled: "Financing of Public Higher   Education Institutions in India: A study of Flow of Funds and their Utilisation in Odisha" funded by NUEPA, New Delhi. Amount: Rs. 4,25, 000. Investigators: Dr. Himanshu Sekhar Rout (PI) and Dr. Mitali Chinara (C0-PI).

Name of the activity Sources of Funding Organizing Secretary Date Outstanding Participants

National Seminar on "Agricultural Stagnation in India: Causes and Way ahead"

UGC-ASHISS Program

Dr. H. S. Rout

20/11/2010

Prof. Srijit Mishra, IGIDR, Mumbai

National seminar on "Economic development and poverty in India",

UGC, New Delhi

Dr. Mitali Chinara

28-29 March, 2011

  1. Prof S C Panda, DSE, Delhi
  2. Prof Shovan Ray, IGIDR
  3. Prof Kesav Das, GIDR

Refresher Course in "Economics and Human Development"

UGC-HRDC Program

Dr. H. S. Rout

21/11/2011 to 11/12/2011

  1. Prof. Srijit Mishra, IGIDR, Mumbai
  2. Prof P. Nayak, NEHU
  3. Prof. B. Bhattacharya Jadvpur University

Short Term Course in Statistical Analysis Using SPSS

UGC-HRDC Program

Dr. H. S. Rout

12-18 Dec 2011

  1. Prof. US Mishra, CDS, TVM
  2. Dr. William Joe, IEG, Delhi

National Seminar on "Access to and control over land: Key to poverty reduction"

RDI, Bhubaneswar

Dr. Mitali Chinara

23 February 2012

  1. Dr. S. Pattanik, Country Head, RDI

Mining: Economic, Environmental and Social Implication

UGC New Delhi

Dr. A. Das

23-24 March 2012

  1. Dr. Gurdeep Singh, ISM
  2. Dr. RN Bhattachrya, IGIDR

National conference on "Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth in India"

NABARD, Bhubaneswar

Dr. A. R. Behera

17-18 October 2012

  1. P. K. Jena, RD, RBI, BBSR
  2. Mr. J.K. Mahapatra, IAS

National Conference on "Environment, Natural resources and Indian Economy"

Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Dr. A. Das

17-18 Jan 2013

  1. Prof. N. M Murty, IEG
  2. Prof. S. Banerjee, Calcutta University

National Conference on "Social Sector in India: Issues and Challenges"

UGC, New Delhi

Dr. H. S. Rout

29-30 March 2013

  1. Prof S. Neelakanthan Former Director of MIDS, Channai
  2. Professor S. C. Panda,  South Asian University, New Delhi
  3. Professor Brijesh Purohit, MSE, Chennai

Short Term Course in Soft Skill

UGC, New Delhi

Dr. H. S. Rout

27-29 March 2014

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National Conference on "Industrialization and Economic Reform in India"

Self-Finance

Dr. A. Biswal

27-28 Aug 2014

  1. Prof Omkarnath, CUH
  2. Prof. Abhirup Chatterjee, Calcutta University

National Seminar on "Greening the Indian Economy: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities"

UGC, New Delhi

Dr. A. Das

27-28 Mar 2015

  1. Prof. J. Parikh, iARDE
  2. Dr. H. Gundimeda, IITB
  3. Dr. A. Mishra, TERI
  • Prof. Radha Mohan, First Chief Information Commissioner of Odisha.
  • Dr. Tapas Mishra,University of Wales.
  • Dr. Suchismita Mishra, Prof Florida International University.
  • Prakash Mishra, DG, CRPF, GOI.
  • Prafulla Mishra, IAS Topper.
  • T K Mishra, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha Odisha.
  • Arabinda Behera, IAS.
  • Dr. Micheal B Patra, Advisor in Chief, Economic Analysis Wing, RBI.
  • Prof. M S Mohanty, Carlifornia State University.
  • Prof. K P Rath, Prof Notre Dame University, Indiana, USA.

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