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Dr. (M/S) Smita Nayak

Smita Nayak Name : Smita Nayak
Designation : Reader
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

  • Public Administration
  • Indian Political Tradition
  • State and Local Governance
  • Research Methodology
  • Working of Democracy in India
  • Ph.D
    • 03 (Awarded)
    • 02 (Submitted)
    • 05 (Continuing)
  • M.Phil
    • 28 (Awarded)
1 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.
2 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
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 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).

  1. Coordinator a National Level Seminar on “Protest Movements in India with Special Reference to Odisha’ held on March 31, 2011 organized by P.G.Department Political Science, UGC-DRS-II (SAP) Utkal University.
  2. Course Director, ICSSR sponsored ‘Ten Days Research Methodology Training Programme, from 11th Dec-20th December, 2013.
  3. 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 on March 29, 2012 organized by P.G.Department Political Science, UGC-DRS-II (SAP) Utkal University.
  4. 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”, on 13th March, 2013, organised by UGC- DRS-II (SAP) Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Odisha.
  5. Coordinated a National Level Seminar on “Gender and Development” held on March 22, 2014 organized by P.G.Department Political Science, Utkal University.
  6. Coordinated Skilled Based Workshop ‘Methods of Social and Political Research’ Organised by Department of Political Science, Utkal University, 21-22 November, 2015.

1 Book Chapters: 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 Book Chapters: 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 Book Chapters: 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 Book Chapters: 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 Edited Book: Nayak, Smita. (2015), Edited a book titled ‘Combating Violence Against Women: A Reality in the Making’ Gyan Publication, (2015) New Delhi.
6 Edited Book: Nayak, Smita. (2015), Edited a book titled ‘Withering Women: From Endowment to Empowerment’ Edupedia Publication, (2015) New Delhi.
7 Edited Book: 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.
8 Books Published: Nayak, Smita. 2015, “Poverty Reduction: Rural and Urban Scenarios in India”. Gyan Publication, (2015) New Delhi.
9 Books Published: Nayak, Smita. “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 Deputy Coordinator, UGC-DRS-(SAP-II) UU.
2 Member, Steering Committee, School of Women’s Studies, UU.
3 Member, Research Committee and Advisory Board, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Centre for Communication and Management.
4 Member, American Study Center, Hyderabad.
5 Member, All India Association Women’s Studies, UU.
6 Member, All India Political Science Associations.
7 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.
8 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.
9 Guest of Honour on International Women’s Day, organized by NAWO at Bhubaneswar on 8th of March 2013.
10 Chief Speaker on International Women’s Day, organized by U.N. College, Adasapur 8th of March 2013.
11 Resource Person on ‘Treatment of Women Prisoners & their Children’, in a ‘Vertical Interaction Course (VIC) for Prison Officers on Development of Prison Personnel’, organized by Department I.G. of Prisons, Government of Odisha, 4th July, 2012.
12 Panel Discussant on ‘Gender Sanitization of Prison Personnel’, in a ‘Vertical Interaction Course (VIC) for Prison Officers on Development of Prison Personnel’, organized by Department I.G. of Prisons, Government of Odisha, 4th July, 2012.
13 Chair a Technical session of a National Level Seminar on “International Terrorism with Reference to India, Pakistan & Afghanistan, organized Utkal University, 29th March, 2014.
14 Chair a Technical session of 27th Conference of Odisha Political Science Association Seminar on “Mainstreaming Gender in the Development Agenda”, organized M.P.C Autonomous College, Baripada, 14th &15th Feb, 2015.

  • Teaching- 23 years
    • Lecturer, Pattamundei College, Pattamundei, from 7th May, 1990- August 5th-1990
    • Lecturer, S.D. Women’s College, Rajgangpur, 8th August, 1990-January 8th, 1992
    • Lecturer, Utkal University, 11th January, 1992- 31December, 1999.
    • Lecturer, Utkal University, 31 December, 1999- 31st December 2004
    • Reader, Utkal University, 31 December, 2004 to present
  • Research
    • ICCSR-Major Research Project (2015-2016), title ‘Poverty and Deprivation Tribal Women of Odisha: A Case Study of Rayagada District’
  • Important Activities
    • Deputy Coordinator, UGC-DRS (SAP-II)
  • Conference/FDP/ Workshop organized as Convener /Co Convener/Treasurer/Coordinator
    • Dy. Coordinator a National Level Seminar on “Protest Movements in India with Special Reference to Odisha’ held on March 31, 2011 organized by P.G.Department Political Science, UGC-DRS-II (SAP) Utkal University.
    • Course Director, ICSSR sponsored ‘Ten Days Research Methodology Training Programme, from 11th Dec-20th December, 2013.
    • 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 on March 29, 2012 organized by P.G.Department Political Science, UGC-DRS-II (SAP) Utkal University.
    • 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”, on 13th March, 2013, organised by UGC- DRS-II (SAP) Department of Political Science, Utkal University, Odisha.
    • Coordinated a National Level Seminar on “Gender and Development” held on March 22, 2014 organized by P.G.Department Political Science, Utkal University.
    • Coordinated Skilled Based Workshop ‘Methods of Social and Political Research’ Organised by Department of Political Science, Utkal University, 21-22 November, 2015.