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Dr. (M/S) Jayanti Dora

Jayanti  Dora Name : Jayanti Dora
Designation : Reader/Associate Professor
Qualification : M.A., M.Phil ,B.Ed, NET, Ph.D
Phone No. : +91-9861064942, 9437882049
E-mail ID : jayanti(dot)dora(at)yahoo(dot)com, jayantidora69(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Cultural History and Heritage of Odisha
  • History of India, Indian Historiography
  • Historical Research Methodology
  • World History and Ancient Civilizations of the World

  • History of Odisha (Special Paper)
  • History of Medieval India (Special Paper)
  • History of Science and Technology in India(Compulsory)
  • Application of History In Tourism(Compulsory)
  • World History(Compulsory)
  • Cultural Heritage of Odisha (Compulsory)
  • Cultural Heritage of India(Compulsory)
  • Indian Historiography(Compulsory)
  • Historical Methodology(Compulsory)
  • Dr. Prakash Debta-“Art And Iconography Of Saptamatrika Images Of Orissa” 2015 (Awarded).
  • Dr. Mrs Sujata Behera-“Heritage Sites; Aspects Of Cultural Tourism, A Study On Western Orissa” ” 2015 (Awarded)
  • Mr. Jaisen Bhoi“Cultural Heritage Of Western Orissa A Case, Study On Bargarh District”
  • Ms Arpita Behera“The Saivite Monuments Of “Western Orissa”
  • Mrs Puspita Rani Behera“Chouhan Monuments of Western, Odisha: A Case Study of Temples of Sambalpur”
  • Mrs Suravi Pradhan“Socio-Economic Life of Odisha Under Imperial Gangas (1038 AD to 1435 AD)”
  • Sri Laxman Kisan, “Kisan Tribe of Western Odisha, An Ethno- Historical Study” ,U.U., 2015.
  • Ms. Sanghamitra Bhutia, “The Economic Development of Angul and Talcher Region (1947-1993)” , U.U., 2015.
1 J.Dora, A Study on Recently Recovered Uttarayani (Manasa) Temple of Khakhara Order, The Journal of Orissan History, Vol. XVIII, pp.21-27., 2005.
2 J.Dora, Art and Iconography of Chausath Yogini Images at Hirapur ,Journal of History and Historical Archaeology, No-10, New Delhi,pp.27-35,2009 (Referral).
3 J.Dora, “Sakta Monuments in Orissa with Special Reference to Durga Temple at Baidesvara , The Journal of Orissan History, Vol. XX, Bhubaneswar, pp. 49-55.2007.
4 J.Dora, A Study on the Art and Architecture of Kichakesvari Temple at Khiching, The Journal of Orissa History,Vol.XVII,pp.23-31. 2004. Calcutta University , pp.49-55, ISSN-0075-4110,2009.
5 J.Dora, “Image of Parvati in Orissan Temple Art”, Annual Journal of SETU, Sambalpur, pp.38-43., 2007.
6 J.Dora, The Khakhara Order of Temples at Bhubaneswar, Annual Journal of SETU, Sambalpur.pp .53-58. 2006.
7 J.Dora, “The Scheme of Orissan Temple Architecture” The Journal of Orissan History, Vol. XIX, ,pp.27-40.,2006.
8 J.Dora, The Role of Education for the Growth of Political Consciousness in the Feudatory State of Bamanda, NAHO, Vol.IX, Sambalpur University .pp.77-81. 2000.
9 J.Dora, A Brief Study of the Land Revenue System in the Ex-State of Bamanda during the British Rule NAHO, Vol.X, Sambalpur University,pp.93-104. 2001.
10 J.Dora, An Iconographical Study of Sakta Deities of Vaital Temple, Journal of New Aspect of History of Orissa, Vol.XI, ,pp.48-56,2002.
11 J.Dora, Art and Architecture of Pārvatī Temple inside Lingaraja Temple Complex, Bhubaneswar, The Journal of Orissan History,Vol.XXI, . pp.119-126, 2008.
12 J.Dora, Reflection of Contemporary Socio-Religious Life through the sculptures in the Kosaleswara Temple at Baidyanath,Suvarnapur Dist.Orissa ,The Journal of Orissan History, Vol.XXII,pp.172-181 ,2009
13 J.Dora, Nrusinghanath:A Cultural Heritage Siteof Bargarh District,Odisha, Utkal Historical Research Journal Vol XXIII, ,pp.96-1042011,ISSN-0976-2132,2010.
14 J.Dora, Fairs and Festival Associated with the Religious Life of the People of Western Odisha Journal of Odishan History,Vol-XXV,December,pp.216-220,2012,ISSN 2277-5560
15 J.Dora, Buddhist Heritage of Western Odisha, The Journal of Orissan History, Vol.XXVIII, December, , pp.51-58. 2015, ISSN 2277-5560.

Dora., “A Study on Iconography of Sarasvati Images in Temples of Orissa”, Proceedings of the Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies,Kolkata,..pp.316-323, 2006.
J.Dora. Sakta Monuments: A Study on Circular Chausathi Yogini Temple at Hirapur” Proceedings of Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies, Kolkata, pp.58-67.,2008.
J.Dora.,“ Cultural Heritage of Odisha, India-A Study of Temple Architecture” Proceedings Volume-1 of 23rd Cnference of International Association of Historians of Asia 2014(IAHA2014), Malaysia,2014, pp.411-421, ISBN-978-967-0474-76-2
J.Dora, “Iconography with Special Reference to the Iconography of Sakta Deities of Vaital Temple”, Bhubaneswar Indian History Congress Proceeding, Kolkata, pp.1224-1232.2003.
J.Dora, A Study on the Archaeological Sites of Nawapara District of Orissa, IndianHistory Congress, Proceeding, Kolkata, pp.1020-1027.2002.
J.Dora,” Sarasvati, As Represented in the Orissan Temple Art”, Proceeding of Orissa History Congress, Vol. XXV, Annual Session,.pp.15-24.2003.
J.Dora, Mother Goddesses Associated with the Tradition of Maritime Activities in Orissa, Proceedings of Orissa History Congress, Vol. XXVI, Annual Session,pp.68- 75. 2004.
J.Dora, Sakta monuments, with Special References to the Architecture of the Khakhara Temples of Bhubaneswar, Proceedings of Indian History Congress,28-31,Vol. XXVII, Annual Session ,pp.1133-1146.2005.
J.Dora., Images of Goddess Manasa in the Orissan Temple Art, Proceedings of the Orissan History Congress, XXVII Annual Session,2005,pp.61-72.
J. Dora, A Study on Varahi Images as Independent Deity, Proceedings of the Orissa History Congress, XXVIII Annual Session, 3-4, Bhubaneswar,2007, pp. 11-18.
J.Dora, Chouhan Monuments of Barpalli, Proceedings of the Odisha History Congress, XXXI Annual Session,2010,pp.86-92.
J.Dora, A Study of Cultural Heritage of Western Odisha with particular Reference to Art and Architecture Koshaleswar Temple, Proceedings of the Indian History Congress,73rd Session Mumbai, 2013. ISSN 2249-19372013,ISSN 2249-1937.
J.Dora, Cultural Heritage of Western Odisha-A Study of Art and Architecture of
Somanath Temple at Sambalpur, Proceedings of the Odisha History Congress, XXXVI Annual Session,2015,pp.1-7. ISSN No.2277-744X.

1 J.Dora, “RanipurJharial-An Art Heritage Site in Western Odisha” in A.K.Mishra (Ed) Indian Culture and Technology Through the Ages (With Special Emphasis on Odisha),P.G.Department of History Utkal University, ,pp. 54-74. 2011, ISBN-81-89726-57-7.
2 J.Dora, “Sakta Monuments with Special Reference to Dakshina Chandi Temple at Hadapada”, in N.R. Pattanaik (Ed) Professor Jagannath Patnaik Memorial National Seminar, P.G. Department of History, Revenshaw College, Cuttack, 2008.
3 J. Dora, A Study on Sakta Monuments of Kalahandi District, a Part of Ancient South Kosala, in: P.K. Nayak (Ed.) New Aspect of History and Culture of South Kosala, P.G. Department of History, Sambalpur University, Aryan Books International, Delhi, 2007.pp.188-195.
4 J. Dora, Peoples Resistance in Feudatory State of Bamanda during the Colonial Rule, in: B.K. Mallik (Ed.), Dominance and Resistance in Indian History with Reference to Orissa, P.G. Department of History, Utkal Univesity, 2007.
5 J. Dora, “The Growth of Education and Political Consciousness in the Feudatory State of Bamanda During the Colonial Rule”, in: Ashok Kumar Patnaik and Amal Kumar Mishra (Eds.), Intellectual Tradition of Orissa Ancient to Modern Times, P.G. Department of History, Utkal University, 2006.pp.205-209.
6 Dora. J.,Sakta Monuments of Orissa,A Study on Art, Architecture and conography, Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, Delhi, 2010.ISBN No.978-81-8090-239-0.
7 Dora. J.,Peoples Movement in Orrisa, A study of the Feudatory State of Bamanda during the British Rule, MayurPublication, Bhubanewar,2009..ISBN-978-81-89626.

1 Minor Research Project on “Survey and Documentation of Sakta Monuments of Western Orissa”, 2002-2004 Under UGC Unassigned Grant. (Completed.)
2 Project under UGC-DRS, on “Fairs and Festivals Relating to the Religious Faiths and Beliefs of the Peoples of Western Orissa”,2001- 2002. (Completed.)
3 U.G.C. Major Research Project was undertaken on title “Prospect of Cultural Tourism in Western Orissa: A Study on Heritage Sites,for the period from 1st May 2009 to 30th April 2011. Rs 3, 05,600/- was Granted for the purpose. (Completed).

1 State Level Award- Utkal Santana Honour as Ideal Teacher,2011.
2 Awarded ICHR Travel Contingency Grant for Ph.D Research Work, 2002-2005. Awarded Ph.D Degree on title “Sakta Monuments of Orissa (From Early Times to the 13th Century AD)”.

  • Teaching: 19 years
  • Research: 19 years
  • Important Activities
    • Administrative Activities
      • Head P.G. Dept of History, Utkal University.2011-2013.
      • Superintendent, Ladies Hostel Utkal University,2010-continuing.
      • NSS Programme Officer, Post Graduate Girl’s Unit, Sambalpur Univesity.
      • Executive Member, Orissa History Congress.2008,2010.
      • Executive Member, SUTA-2010.
      • Member Board Of Studies, P.G.Department of History, U.U.
      • Member Subject Research Committee, P.G.Department of History, U.U.
      • Member Academic Council, Utkal University,2011-13.
      • Vice-Chancellor’s Nominee as Member Board of studies in History,BJB .
      • College,Bhubaneswar,2013-14 and Adaspur Science College, Adaspur.2015-17.
      • Member Board of Studies in AIHCA,DDCE and ICS, Utkal University.
      • Permanent Secretary, Odisha History Congress, 2013-Continuing.
    • Designing Curriculum
      • Participated in the designing of P.G and U.G. Courses of History, Utkal University on Choiced Based Credit System as Head of the Department in 2013 and Member of the Board of Studies in History in 2015.
    • Membership of Professional Bodies
      • Orissa History Congress Life Member.
      • Indian History Congress Life Member.
      • Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies Life Member.
      • Indian Art History Congress Life Member.
      • Indian History Culture and Society Life Member.
      • Alumni of History Department, Sambalpur University Life Member.
      • Folklore Research Society Member.
      • Utkal University Teacher’s Association Life Member.
      • State Council For Artistic Research and Training,Patron Member.
    • Editing- Associate Edior of the Journal entitled Utkal Historical Research Journal since 2012 till date.
    • Participation in International and National Conferences
      • International Conferences
        • 23rd Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia 2014(IAHA 2014)23-27,August,2014,Alor Setar, Kedah,Malaysia (paper presented on topic- “Cultural Heritage of Odisha,India-A Study of Temple Architecture”).
        • Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Seminar, IInd Bienniel Conference, Academic Staff College, Sambalpur University, 29-32, January 2004 (Paper presented on “A Study on Iconography of Saraswati Images in Temples of Orissa”.
        • III Biennial International Conference of Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies, 13-15, October 2006, Jiwaji University, Gwalior (Paper presented on “A Study on Circular Chausathi Yogini Temple at Hirapur”).
        • Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies, International Seminar, Fourth Bienniel Conference, Visva Varati University, Santiniketan, Kolkata August 22-24, 2008 (paper presented on topic- “Education in the Feudatory State of Bamanda”) .
        • International Conference on Buddhist Heritage of Odisha, Situating Odisha in the Global Perspective,1st to 3rd February,2013,Udaygiri,organized by Department of Tourism and Culture, Govt of Odisha,on toic- “Buddhist Heritage Sites of Bargarh District” .
      • National Conferences
        • Indian History Congress, Amritsar, 28-30, December 2002 (Paper presented on “Iconography, with Special Reference to the Iconography of Sakta Deits of Vaital Temple, Bhubaneswar”).
        • Orissa History Congress, P.G. Department of History, Sambalpur University, 2-3, November 2003 (Paper presented on “Saraswati as Represented in Orissan Temple Art”).
        • National Seminar on South Kosala, P.G. Department of History, Sambalpur University, 3-4, November 2003 (Paper presented on “Sakta Monuments of Kalahandi District; A Part of Ancient South Kosala”).
        • National Seminar on History and Culture of Orissa: A New Perspective, P.G. Department of History, Sambalpur University, 27-28, March 2005 (Paper presented on “Sculptural representation of Saptamatrikas in Orissan Temples”.).
        • Orissa History Congress, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 6-7, November 2004 (Paper presented on “Mother Goddess Associated with the Tradition of Maritime Activities in Orissa”).
        • Indian History Congress, Bareilly, 28-30, December 2004 (Paper presented on “Sakta Monuments, With Special Reference to the Architecture of Khakhara temple of Bhubaneswar”).
        • National Seminar on Urbanization in Orissa: From Ancient to Modern Times, P.G. Department of History, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 30 Sept – 1st October 2005 (Paper presented on Urbanisation during the Somavamsis in Western Orissa”).
        • Orissa History Congress, XXVII Session, 28-29, December 2005, P.G. Department of History, Berhampur University (Paper presented on Images of Goddess Manasa in the Orissan Temple Art”).
        • National Seminar on Intellectual Tradition of Orissa Ancient to Modern Times, P.G. Department of History, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 19-20, March 2006 (Paper presented on “The Growth of Education and Political Consciousness in the Feudatory State of Bamanda During the Colonial Rule”).
        • Professor Jagannath Patnaik Memorial National Seminar (UGC sponsored), P.G. Department of History, Revenshaw College, Cuttack, 9th May 2006 (Paper presented on “Sakta Monuments with Special Reference to Dakshina Chandi Temple at Hadapada”).
        • Professor Jagannath Patnaik Memorial National Seminar (ICHR sponsored), P.G. Department of History, Revenshaw College, Cuttack, 10th May 2006 (Paper presented on “Trends in Ancient Orissan Historiography”).
        • National Institute of Man Management and Advancement New Delhi, Participated in Training Programme on “Employees Development for Orgn. Growth, 1-4 November 2011 at Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
        • National Seminar on Art and Archaeology of Buddhism in Orissa, Organised by the P.G. Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, Utkal University on 30th March 2011.
        • Orissa History Congress, F.M. College, Balasore, 3-4 February 2007 (Paper presented on “A Study on Varahi Images as an Independent deity”).
        • National Seminar under DRS on Orissa Art and Archaeology on 28-29, March 2007, P.G. Department of History, Sambalpur University (Paper presented).
        • Indian History Congress, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 20-30 December 2007 (Paper presented on “Sakta Monuments in Orissa, With Special Reference to the Mahisamardini Temple at Shergarh).
        • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Dominance and Resistance in Indian History with Reference to Orissa, organized by P.G. Department of History, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 17-18, March 2007. (Paper presented on “Peoples Resistance in the Feudatory State of Bamanda during the Colonial Era”).
        • Orissa History Congress, XXIX Session, P.G. Department of History, Sailabala Women’s College, Cuttack, 19-20 January 2008.
        • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on The Trends of Socio-Political Consciousness in Orissa, 1450-1950, organized by P.G. Department of History, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 23-24, March, 2008 (Paper presented on “Contribution of the Cult of Jagannath towards the Cultural Identity of India”).
        • UGC sponsored National Seminar on States Formation, Economic Growth and Cultural Assimilation in Orissan Perspective, P.G.Dept, History, Utkal University,Bhubaneswar, dt.30-11-08 to dt.02-12.08 (paper presented on topic-“Cultural Assimilation in the process of State Formation in Sambalpur during the Chauhan Rule”).
        • UGC sponsored State Level Seminar on Kandhakabi Juga Das,Anchal College, Padampur,3rd-4th, Nov,2008, (Paper Presented on Topic-“Historical Events in the Nrusingha Cahrita of Juga Das”).
        • The National Seminar on Buddhism in Orissa and Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeology Society42nd, ISPQS and Indian History and Culture Society held from 29th to 31th December, 2008 in Orissa State Museum,Dept of Culture,Govt of Orissa. (Paper presented on Topic- “Art and Iconography of Chausathi Yogini Images at Hirapur”).
        • Orissa History Congress, XXIX Session,Jajpur Road, 17-18 January 2009 .
        • UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Industrialization and changing socio-economic life of tribals of Orissa held on 17-18 January 2009 at Vyasanagar College, Jajpur Road, Jajpur, Orissa.
        • Professor Jagannath Patnaik Memorial National Seminar (ICHR sponsored), P.G. Department of History, Revenshaw University, Cuttack, 8th November, 2009 February,2010.
        • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Urbanisation in Orissa, P.G.Dept of History,Sambalpur University, 13th February 2010.
        • Orissa History Congress, XXXIst Session, Department of History, ISPAT Autonomous College,Rourkla,Orissa,26th-27th,February,2010.(paper presented with my Project Fellow Mr Balakrushna Patel on Topic- ChauhanTemples at Barpali ).
        • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Indian Culture, Science and Technology through The Ages,14-15 March,2011,paper presented-“ Ranipur Jharial-An Art Heritage Site of Western Odisha.”.
        • Indian History Congress, Mumbai University, Mumbai 28-30,December,2012, on topic –“A Study on Cultural Heritage of Western Odisha with particular Reference to Art and Architecture of Kosakeswar Temple.”.
        • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision and Mission.The Issues and Challenges at Utkal University,Feb,2012 on topic-“Dr Ambedkar and His Mission for Uptliftment of the Down-trodden People.”.
        • Indian History Congress, Revenshaw University,Cuttack,28-30,December,2013,on topic-“Cultural Heritage of Western Odisha:A Study on Monuments of Boudh”.
        • ICSSR Sponsored National Workshop on “Educational Status of the Scheduled Castes in Odisha: Attainments and Challenges”, 6-7,December,2013.
        • 35th Annual Session, Odisha History Congress,22-23,February.2013,paper presented on topic-“A Study of Female Figurines of Odishan Temples.
        • 36th Annual Session, Odisha History Congress,31st -1st Feb,2014 paper presented on topic “Cultural Heritage of Western Odisha-A Study of Art and Architecture of Somanath Temple at Sambalpur” .
    • Invited Lectures and Resource person
      • Academic Staff College, Sambalpur University, Taken Classes, 2009 & 2012.
      • Academic Staff College, Utkal University taken classes,2012 & 2013.
      • Chairperson –Academic Session, State Level Seminar on Chauhan Monuments of Western Orissa, Surajmal Colleg in Rengali, Sambalpur District,on dt. 23-1-2010.
      • Sectional President, in Odisha History Congress in 2014.
      • Participated in the State Level Seminar as Chief Speaker,2015.
      • Sectional President, in the National Seminar, 2014.
  • Special session organized
    • Organised M.N.Das Foundation Lecture as Director on 12th Feb,2012,where in Prof. Rajat Kanta Ray,Formerly Vice-Chancellor,Viswa Bharati University,Santiniketan delivered Lecture.
  • CONFERENCE/FDP/WORKSHOP ORGANIZED, AS CONVENER/CO-CONVENER/TREASURER/COORDINATOR
    • Organised National Seminar Co-convener in the Department of History, Utkal University-02
    • Organised M.N.Das Foundation Lecture as Director on 12th Feb,2012,where in Prof. Rajat Kanta Ray,Formerly Vice-Chancellor,Viswa Bharati University,Santiniketan delivered Lecture.
    • Organised Seminar Lecture, where, in Prof.Himadri Benarjee, Jadavpur University,Calcutta delivered a Lecture.