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Dr. (M/S) Upali Aparajita

Upali Aparajita
Name : Upali Aparajita
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M.A., Ph. D.(Utkal)
Phone No. : 9437077166
E-mail ID : upali11(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Development Anthropology
  • Business Anthropology

  • MA/M.Sc. Degree
    • Research Methodology and Statistics
    • Anthropological Thought
    • Principles in Development Anthropology
    • Theories and Methods in Development Anthropology
    • Culture and Development
    • Anthropology of Organizational and Business Development
    • Advance Practical in Community and Organizational Development
    • Fieldwork Orientation classes 
  • MPhil. Degree
    • Indian Society and Issues of Development
    • Advanced Research Methods in Social Anthropology
  • Ph.D. Course Work
  • Ph. D Guidance
    • Awarded: 02
    • Submitted: 02
    • Continuing: 03

Research Guidance at Ph.D. Level

Supervisor

Culture-Specific Rehabilitation Monitoring System : A Case of Upper Indravati Project – For the Award of Ph.D. Degree in Anthropology From Utkal University ,Birupakshya Dixit,  Awarded in the year,  2007.

Cultural Perspective of Product Designs in Cuttack and Bargarh districts of Odisha, For the Award of Ph. D. degree in Anthropology, Utkal University, Manas Ranjan Sahoo, 2014 ( Ongoing).

Cultural Factors Affecting Micro-enterprise in Empowering Women in Kandhamal District of Odisha - for the Award of PhD in Anthropology From Utkal University, Srabani Behera, 2014 (Ongoing).

Co-supervisor

Cross-Cultural Marketing Decision System in Fuzzy Environment – For the Award of Ph.D. in Business Administration From Utkal University, Ashis Mishra, Awarded in the Year, 2000.

Cross-cultural perspectives of Human Resource Information System-- For the Award of Ph.D. in Business Administration From Utkal University, Dhyanadipta Panda, 2010 ( Ongoing).

  • M.Phil. Guidance
    • Awarded: 08
    • Continuing: 01

Research Guidance at M. Phil. Level:

Economic Empowerment and Self Help Groups of Kondh Women –Srabani Behera (2007-2008).

 

Advertising in the Sacred City of Puri – Santwana Nayak (1999-2000).

 

Rickshaw Pullers of Bhubaneswar : A Holistic Study in Relation to Their Social, Economic, Cultural, Religious and Political Life – Jagruti Patnaik (1999-2000).

 

Cultural Approach to The Study of Displacement Process of the Displaced Kohlas: A Case of Nesa Dam, Mayurbhanj-Birupakshya Dixit (1998-99).

 

Health Culture as an Indicator of Development: A Case Study of the Santals of Rairangpur-Nibedita Das (1998-99).

Bhuyans and Theirs Neighbours – Basant Kumar Barik (1997-98).

 

A Tribal Economy and its Changing Facet: A Case Study of the Juang Village in Bansapal Block in Keonjhar District of Orissa – Goutam Choudhury (1996-97).

Development Projects and Displacement: A Case Study of the Displaced Families due to the Proposed Steel Plant at Gopalpur-Pradyumna Kumar Das (1996-97).

  • Research Publications in
    • International Journals: 03
    • International Conference Volumes: 04
    • Indian Journals: 23
    • National Conference Volumes: 01
    • Edited Volumes: 15
  • Projects : 03
  • Seminars/Conference/Workshops Organized:
1

              INTERNATIONAL

  1. Product Portfolio Planning by Fuzzy Multi-criteria Stochastic 0-1 Linear Programming, Stochastic Programming for Implementation and Advanced Applications, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania,pp. 72-77, 2012.
  2. Media Selection Decision in a Social System: A Fuzzy Goal Programming Approach, the Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Vol. I, No. 2. pp. 191-208, USA, 2003.
  • Fuzzy Set in Product Planning Decision, Journal of Discrete Mathematical Sciences and Cryptography, Vol.3, No. 1-3, 2000.

NATIONAL    

  1. Industrialization and Protest Movements in India: An Anthropological perspective, ADIVASI 54(1 & 2), pp. 16-28, 2014.
  2. Monitoring Re-settlement Process in a Cultural Framework: A Case Study of Nesa Dam, Orissa, South Asian Anthropologist”, Vol-9 No.2, pp-117-127(2009).
  3. Socio-economic Impact Assessment for Development Programme in a Micro-Project, ADIVASI, Vol.48, No.1, pp. 38-53, 2008.
  • Multi-perspective Evaluation of Community Development Programme : A Case Study For A Primitive Tribe of Orissa , Journal of Social And Economic Development , Vol 10, No.1, pp.98-126 , 2008
  • Interactive Fuzzy Goal Programming in Marketing Mix Selection, Journal of Science, Technology and Management, Vol.1, No.1, pp.61-68, 2008.
  1. Re-Engineering Development by Human Development Approach, Man in Society,Vol-17, 2006-07.
  2. Marriage Customs among the Kondhs, Banaja, Journal of ATDC, 2004.
  3. Development Status of the Juangs through HDI, “Man in Society” Vol. 16, 2003-04.
  • The Sociology of Plastic Art of a Primitive Tribal Group: Lanjia Saoras of Orissa, Man in Society, Vol. 14-15, 2001-2003.
  • Government Sponsored Tribal Development: A Case Study, the Utkal Business Review, VolXVI-2003.
  • Meria Festival of the Dongria Kondhs : The Worship of the Earth Goddess, Banaja, Journal of ATDC-2003.
  1. Ecology, Economy and Environment : Perceptions Of the Dongria Kondhs, Journal of Anthropological Survey of India , Vol. 50, No. 1-2, March-June, 2001.
  • Women and Development, Man in Society, Vol. 13, 1999-2000.
  • Technology in the Framework of Culture, Man in Society, Vol. 12, 1998-1999.
  • Fuzzy Multi-Objective Programming in Cross-Cultural Media Selection Decision System-A Case Study, Sankalpa-Journal of Management Development & Application, Vol. VI, No. 1, 1998.
  • Religion and Belief System Among the Dongria Kondhs, Man in India, Vol.75, No.4, 1995.
  1. Multi-Level Analysis in Integrated Resource Planning : A Case Study of the Juangs, Journal of Anthropological Survey of India, Vol. 43, No. 3 & 4, 1994.
  • Political Organisation : The Institutionalisation of Tradition Among the Dongria Kondhs, Journal of Anthropological Survey of India, Vol. 42, No. 2, June 1993.
  • Development Information System for Population Analysis in DKDA, Sankalpa-Journal of Management Development & Application, Vol-I, No. 2, 1993.
  • Mathematical Modelling in Programme Planning and Development Process, Sankalpa – Journal of Management Development & Application, Vol-I, No. 1, 1993.
  • Leadership Pattern among the Sudha Saoras, Adivasi, Vol.XXXIII, No.2, June 1988.

INTERNATIONAL

  1. Product Design as a Cultural Reflexive Activity: The Indian Saris in Apparel Market, International Conference on Anthropological Perspectives and Local Approaches: Indigenous Applications in Management and Marketing, pp-119-134, Eastern China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. 2013
  2. Cultural Framework for Business Anthropology, International Conference on Anthropological Perspectives and Local Approaches: Indigenous Applications in Management and Marketing, pp-39-53, Eastern China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. 2013
  3. Product Portfolio Planning by Fuzzy Multi-criteria Stochastic 0-1 Linear Programming, Stochastic Programming for Implementation and Advanced Applications, 72-77, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania (2012).
  4. Measuring Effectiveness of E-governance Projects in a Multi-Perspective Framework, International Congress On pervasive Computing and Management, Sydney College, Australia (2008).

NATIONAL

  1. Relevance of Fuzzy Logic in Contemporary Social Science Research, 7th Bigyan Congress at Bhubaneswar, pp. 30-37(2003).

Culture and Development: Dongrias of Niyamgiri, Inter-India Publications, New-Delhi, 2004.

 

Book Chapters

INTERNATIONAL

  1. Measuring Effectiveness of an E-Governance System: A Human-centric Approach in “Human-centric System Design for Electronic Governance (edited by Saqib Saeed and Christopher, G. Reddick), pp. 147-170, Information Science Reference, IGI Global, USA, 2013.
  2. Cultural Dimension in the Future of Pervasive Computing, in “Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications”(edited by Judith Symond),Vol.II, pp. 974-992, Information Science Reference, USA, 2009.
  • Cultural Dimension in the Future of Pervasive Computing, in “Risk Assessment and Management in Pervasive Computing: Operational, Legal, Ethical and Financial Perspective”( Edited by Varuna Godara). Pp.311-329, Information Science Reference, IGI Global, USA, 2009.

 

NATIONAL

  1. Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting the Utilization of MGNREGA Scheme among the PVTGs: A Case Study of Juangs of Odisha, in “Dynamics of Development and Social Exclusion”, SDDN Publication, New Delhi (2015).
  2. Culture-specific Monitoring for Re-settlement Process, in “Glimpses of Tribal Societies”, Sundeep Prakashan, New Delhi (2009).
  • Viewing Tribal Culture in a Simple Societal Framework, in “Glimpses of Tribal Societies”, Sundeep Prakashan, New Delhi (2009).
  1. Sustainable Tribal Development in the Framework of Culture and Globalisation, Edited vol. –Critical Issues in Tribal Development, THRTI, Bhubaneswar (2009).
  2. Culture-Specific Development of the Dongria Kondhs, Primitive Tribes in the Contemporary India, Mittal Publication, New-Delhi, 2005.
  3. Evaluation Tribal Development in Multi-Perspective Approach, in Tribal Health,

              Culture and Development,   pp. 116-125, 2004.

vii. Fuzzy Set in Product Planning Decision, Discrete Mathematics & Allied Topics, Taru

     Publication & Academic Forum, New-Delhi (2002).

viii. Managing Population Growth and Cultural Relation, 2002.

  1. Rethinking Indian Tribal Culture in the Context of Development, Rethinking Indian Culture: Challenges and Response, Institute of Oriental and Orissan Studies, 2001.
  2. Development and Culture Among the Dongria Kondhs – Tribes in India – Ongoing Challenges (R.S. Mann) MD Publication Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1996.
  3. Political Organization among Dongria Kondhs- Tribal Transformation in India (Buddhadev Chaudhuri), Vol.3, Inter-India Publication, New-Delhi, 1993.

xii. Development Process and Dongria Social Structure – Tribal Transformation in India in India   (Buddhadev Chaudhuri), Vol. 2, Inter-India Publication, New-Delhi, 1993. 

Organized workshops on Skill Development Programme in Anthropology (Prospects of Japanese Language in India, and, Hands-on-Training in Biological Anthropology) in PG Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, on 29th & 30th October 2015.

Organized workshops on Skill Development Programme in Anthropology (Prospects of Japanese Language in India, and, Hands-on-Training in Biological Anthropology) in PG Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, on 29th & 30th October 2015.

  1. i) Srimati Nishamani Devi Memorial Gold Medal for the year 1983 for securing highest percentage of marks among the lady candidates in the B.A. Pass and Honours Annual Examination.
  2. ii) University Gold Medal in Anthropology for the year 1985 for standing 1st position in first class in Anthropology Examination.

iii) First Position in the Orissa Public Service Examination, 1989 for the selection of Lecturers in Anthropology Orissa Education Service.

  1. iv) Third level prize in the International Conference on Anthropological Perspectives and Local Approaches: Indigenous Applications in Management and Marketing, Eastern China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 2013.
  2. v) Finalist in the “Operations Research in Development” Award at the International Federations of Operational Research Societies IFORS) Conference, Spain, July-2014.
  3. vi) Junior College Merit scholarship (2 Years)
  4. Senior College Merit scholarship (2 Years)
  5. I.C.S.S.R. Short term Doctoral Fellowship
  6. Doctoral Research Fellowship from Ministry of Welfare, Govt. of India (3 Years).

  • Professor: From 2007 till date (CAS)
  • Reader: From 1999 to 8TH Feb 2007 (CAS)
  • : From 9th Feb to Dec 2007 (Substantive)
  • Lecturer: From 1994 to 1999

Lecturer: From 1989 to 1994

  • Members of the Professional Bodies
  • i) Indian Anthropological Association (IAA).
  • ii) Indian National Confederation of Anthropologists (INCAA).
  • iii Indian Anthropological Society.
  • iv) National Geographical Society.
  • v) Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
  • vi) Orissa Association of Population & Development.
  • vii) ISCA: Bhubaneswar Chapter.
  • viii) Orissa Environment Society.
  • ix) Operation Research Society of India: Bhubaneswar Chapter
  • Extension Work
  • i) Member, Editorial Board of the Journal “Man & Society”.
  • ii) Suptd. Kuntala Kumari Chhatrinibas (Ladies hostel No. 1) for the period 29/7/1997 to 31/8/1998.
  • Contribution to Administration
    • Head of the Department in the Department of Anthropology, Utkal University 2015 to till date.
  • Maintenance of students’ discipline
    • Counselling students as and when required
  • Decision Making and Advisory Bodies

Member Subject Research Committee (SRC) of the department

Member, Board of Studies, Centre for Women Studies, Utkal University

Member, Board of Studies, Anthropology, BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar

Member, Board of Studies, MSW, North Orissa University

Life Member, Utkal University Teachers’ Association