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Dr. Upali Aparajita


Dr. Upali Aparajita
Name: Dr. Upali Aparajita
Designation: Professor
Qualification: M.A., Ph. D.(Utkal)
Phone No.: 9437077166
E-mail ID: upali.anthro@utkaluniversity.ac.in
Utkal University Dec 2007 — Present Professor
Utkal University Dec 1999 – Dec 2010 Reader
Utkal University June 1996 – Dec 1999 Lecturer (Senior grade)
B. J. B. College June 1994—June 1996 Lecturer (Senior grade)
B. J. B. College April 1989—June 1994 Lecturer
Utkal University 1992 Ph.D.
Department: Anthropology
Thesis Title:Development Process and Structural Change Among DongriaKondhs
Area: Development Anthropology
Advisor: Late Prof. N. K. Behura
Utkal University 1985 M.A.
Specialization: Social Anthropology
Department: Anthropology
Utkal University 1983 B.A.
Department: Anthropology
Hons: Anthropology
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Development Anthropology
  • Business Anthropology
  • Junior College Merit scholarship (2 Years)
  • Senior College Merit scholarship (2 Years)
  • C.S.S.R. Short term Doctoral Fellowship ( 1 Year)
  • Doctoral Research Fellowship from Ministry of Welfare, Govt. of India (3 years)
  1. SrimatiNishamani 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. University Gold Medal in Anthropology for the year 1985 for standing 1st position in first class in Anthropology Examination.
  3. First Position in the Orissa Public Service Examination, 1989 for the selection of Lecturers in Anthropology Orissa Education Service.
  4. 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.
  5. Finalist in the “Operations Research in Development” Award at the International Federations of Operational Research Societies   IFORS) Conference, Spain,  July 2014.
  • Culture and Development among DongriaKondhs of Niyamgiri Hills, Vol.1, No.1, September, 1993, Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts, New-Delhi.
  • Anthropology and Archeology, Archeological Survey of India, New-Delhi (1994).
  • Ecology, Economy and Environment: Perceptions of the DongriaKondhs, Golden Jubilee Celebration of Anthropological Survey of India, Eastern Regional Centre, Calcutta (1996).

Book Authored:

Culture and Development:  Dongrias of Niyamgiri .

Inter-India Publications, 1994 (ISBN 81-210-0329-6)

Articles Published in Edited Books (INTERNATIONAL)

  • Measuring Effectiveness of an E-Governance System: A Human-centric Approach in “Human-centric System Design for Electronic Governance (edited by SaqibSaeed and Christopher, G. Reddick), pp. 147-170, Information Science Reference, IGI Global, USA, 2013.
  • 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 VarunaGodara). Pp.311-329, Information Science Reference, IGI Global, USA, 2009.

Articles Published in Edited Books (NATIONAL)

  • 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).
  • Culture-specific Monitoring for Re-settlement Process, in “Glimpses of Tribal Societies”, SundeepPrakashan, New Delhi (2009).
  • Viewing Tribal Culture in a Simple Societal Framework, in “Glimpses of Tribal Societies”, SundeepPrakashan, New Delhi (2009).
  • Sustainable Tribal Development in the Framework of Culture and Globalisation, Edited vol. –Criticalal Issues in Tribal Development, THRTI, Bhubaneswar (2009).
  • Culture-Specific Development of the DongriaKondhs, Primitive Tribes in the Contemporary India, Mittal Publication, New-Delhi (2005).
  • Evaluation Tribal Development in Multi-Perspective Approach, in Tribal Health, Culture and Development (2004).
  • Fuzzy Set in Product Planning Decision, Discrete Mathematics & Allied Topics, TaruPublication& Academic Forum, New-Delhi (2002).
  • Managing Population Growth for Sustainable Development, Council of Cultural Growth and Cultural Relation and Cultural Relation (2002).
  • Rethinking Indian Tribal Culture in the Context of Development, Rethinking Indian Culture: Challenges and Response, Institute of Oriental and Orissan Studies (2001).
  • Development and Culture Among the DongriaKondhs – Tribes in India – Ongoing Challenges (R.S. Mann) MD Publication Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi (1996).
  • Political Organization among DongriaKondhs- Tribal Transformation in India (BuddhadevChoudhuri), Vol.3, Inter-India Publication, New-Delhi (1993).
  • Development Process and Dongria Social Structure – Tribal Transformation in India in India (BuddhadevChoudhuri), Vol. 2, Inter-India Publication, New-Delhi (1993).

Journal Articles (INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS):

  • Yatras in the Medieval Indian Temples: A Visual Story of Rukunayatra in Odisha, Visual Ethnography 10 (1), 132-147, 2021.
  • Constructing a generalized model of the human development index, Socio-Economic Planningg Sciences,70, 2020, 100778
  • Media Selection Decision in a Social System: A Fuzzy Goal Programming Approach, the Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, I (2). pp. 191-208,2003.
  • Fuzzy Set in Product Planning Decision, Journal of Discrete Mathematical Sciences and Cryptography, 3, (1-3), 2000.

Journal Articles (NATIONAL JOURNALS):

  • Status of Human Development and Inequality Among the Weaver Groups of Bargarh District in Odisha. The Eastern Anthropologist, Vol . 73, 2020, pp 101-123.
  • Cultural Dimension of e-Governance Effectiveness for Publication Service Delivery in Treasury Management System of Govt. Of Odisha, Man in Society Vol.24,2017,pp.1-12.
  • Understanding Japanese Multinational Japanese Multinational Companies in India: An Anthropological Perspective. Man in Society Vol.24, 2017, pp.60-71.
  • Measuring Effectiveness of Human Resource Information System in the State Bank of India, International Journal of Management Studies, Vol-IV, Special Issue-1, September 2017, pp.52-59.
  • Photo Ethnography and Photo Elicitation in Visual Anthropological Research; A Discussion. Man in Society Vol.24, 2017, pp.85-96.
  • Consumer Culture Affects Product Design: A Discussion, Man in Society, Vol.23, 2016, pp. 1-10.
  • Anthropology of Disaster Mitigation and Management, Man in Society, Vol.23, 2016, pp. 11-22.
  • Cultural Framework for Human Resource Information System Design, Man in Society, Vol.23, 2016, pp. 23-42.
  • Urban Transformation of Cities: A Case Study of Bhubaneswar City, Man in Society, Vol.23, 2016, pp. 102-113.
  • Relevance of Anthropology in Indian Business Research, Indian Journal of Development Research and Social Action, volume 12, number 1-2, January-December 2016, pp. 153-173.
  • The Saura Painting: from Cultural Symbolism to an Aesthetic Consumer Product, Man in Society, Vol.22, 2015, pp. 35-48.
  • Traditional Forest Collection and Community Forest Resource Right among the Kadars of Vazhachal Forest Division of Thrissur District of Kerala, , Man in Society, Vol.22, 2015, pp. 82-103.
  • Industrialization and Protest Movements in India: An Anthropological perspective, ADIVASI 54 (1 & 2), pp. 16-28,2014.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Re-Engineering Development by Human Development Approach, Man in Society,Vol-17, 2006-07.
  • Interactive Fuzzy Goal Programming in Marketing Mix Selection, Journal of Science, Technology and Management, Vol.1, No.1, pp.61-68, 2008.
  • Development Status of the Juangs through HDI, “Man in Society” Vol. 16, 2003-04.
  • Marriage Customs among the Kondhs, Banaja, Journal of ATDC, 2004.
  • The Sociology of Plastic Art of a Primitive Tribal Group: LanjiaSaoras 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 DongriaKondhs : The Worship of the Earth Goddess, Banaja, Journal of ATDC-2003.
  • Ecology, Economy and Environment : Perceptions Of the DongriaKondhs, 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 DongriaKondhs, Man in India, Vol.75, No.4, 1995.
  • 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 DongriaKondhs, 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 Modeling in Programme Planning and Development Process, Sankalpa – Journal of Management Development & Application, Vol-I, No. 1, 1993.
  • Leadership Pattern among the SudhaSaoras, Adivasi, Vol.XXXIII, No.2, June 1988.

Conference Proceedings (INTERNATIONAL):

  • From Human Development Index to Human Development Effectiveness”, 27th European Conference on Operational Research at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK) during 12-15, July, 2015.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Measuring Effectiveness of E-governance Projects in a Multi-Perspective Framework, International Congress on pervasive Computing and Management, Sydney College, Australia (2008).

Conference Proceedings (NATIONAL):

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

Conference presentations

1.Identity Crisis among the Kulis of Western Odisha in the Context of Economic Structure and Reservation Policy, in National seminar organized by Pondicherry University, Puducherry, from 01- 02 August 2019.

2.Status of Human Development and Inequality among the Weaver Groups of Bargarh District in Odisha, National seminar on Status of Human Development and Ease of Living in India, organized by the Department of Economics, Andhra University, Vishakpatnam, on 6-7 October, 2018.

3.Measuring Operational Effectiveness of Human Resource Management System in the State Bank of India National Seminar on Operational Competitiveness in Service & Manufacturing Sectors in 21st Century” on February 24, 2018 (Saturday) at Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar.

4.Symbolism and Product Design: A Case of Handloom Sarees of Odisha, Indian Anthropological Congress, organized by INCAA and department of Anthropology, Assam University (DiphuCampus), in February 2016.

5.From Human Development Index to Human Development Effectiveness, 27th European Conference on Operational Research at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK) during 12-15, July, 2015.

6.Cultural Identities Matters: Symbolic Meaning in Consumer Product Design, in Annual Conference of Anthropological Society of India in May 2015, Kolkata.

7.Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting the Utilization of MGNREGA Scheme among the PVTGs: A Case Study of Juangs of Odisha, Indian Anthropological Congress, organized by INCAA and department of Anthropology, Utkal University, in February 2015.

8.Gender role in Consumer Culture Research, National Seminar on Gender and Development, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 26th to 27th March, 2014.

9.Gender Approaches in Development, National Seminar on Gender and Development, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 26th to 27th March, 2014.

10.   Business Anthropology and Organizational Development, Indian Anthropological Congress on Human Variation, Plurality and Diversity: Anthropological Perspectives, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, 21th to 23th February, 2014.

11.   Analytical Hierarchical Process in Cultural Impact Assessment, 44th Annual Conference of The Anthropological Society of India on Anthropology in Contemporary India: Prospects And Challenges, RavishankarShukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, 17th to 19th January, 2014.

12.   Cultural Framework for Business Anthropology, International Conference on Anthropological Perspectives and Local Approaches: Indigenous Applications in Management and Marketing, Eastern China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 17th to 19th May, 2013.

13.   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, Eastern China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 17th to 19th May, 2013.

14.   Product Portfolio Planning by Fuzzy Multi-criteria Stochastic 0-1 Linear Programming, Stochastic Programming for Implementation and Advanced Applications, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania, 3rd to 6th July, 2012.

15.   Multi-dimensional Evaluation of a Rehabilitation & Resettlement Model: An Anthropological Approach, International Symposium on “Anthropology of Global Issues”, organized by WCAA, ASA, IAS, Indian Anthropological Association at University of Delhi, New-Delhi, 1st to 3rd April, 2012.

16.   Culture-specific Information System: A Strategic Techno-organisational Tool for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Development, “International Seminar on Development of Entrepreneurship in MSME Sector-A Way Forward to Sustainability, sponsored by UGC and organized by Department of Commerce, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 6th to 7th March, 2012.

17.   Measuring Effectiveness of E-governance Projects in a Multi-Perspective Framework, International Congress on pervasive Computing and Management, Sidney College of Management, Australia, 2008.

18.   Culture-specific Monitoring for Re-settlement Process, International Seminar on Myths and Superstitions vis-à-vis Tribal Society, KIIT, Bhubaneswar, 2008.

19.   Viewing Tribal Culture in a Simple Societal Framework, International Seminar on Myths and Superstitions vis-à-vis Tribal Society, KIIT, Bhubaneswar, 2008.

20.   Sustainable Tribal Development in the Framework of Culture and Globalisation, National Seminar on Critical Issues of Tribal Development, SCSTRTI, Bhubaneswar, 2008.

21.   Re-Engineering Tribal Development, National Seminar on Tribal Development: A Myth or Pragmatic Reality, Department Of Anthropology, SV University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, 3rd-5th April, 2007.

22.   Multi-Agent Monitoring of Development Projects for Sustainable Tribal Development, National Seminar on Development: Issues and Challenges of Tribal Development in Orissa, Information International, Bhubaneswar, 29th to 30th March, 2007.

23.   Cultural Management for Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility as a Business Strategy in National Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century, Dept. Of Business Administration, Sambalpur University. 11th to 12th March, 2006.

24.   Evaluating Tribal Development in Multi-Perspective Approach, National Seminar on Tribal Health, Cultural and Development in Orissa, KN College, Sponsored by UGC, 26th to 27th September, 2004.

25.   Relevance of Fuzzy Logic in Contemporary Social Science Research, Proceedings of 7thBigyan Congress at Bhubaneswar, 2003.

26.   Managing Population Growth for Sustainable Development, International Conference on Issues of Population Stabilization and Development, Council of Cultural Growth and Cultural Relation, Cuttack in Collaboration with UNFPA and PFI, New-Delhi, 8th to 10th February 2002.

27.   The Need for Global Ethics, National Seminar on Values and Ethics in Business, Department of Business Administration, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 20th to 21st April, 2000.

28.   Rethinking Indian Tribal Culture in the Context of Development, International Conference on Rethinking Indian Culture: Challenges and Responses, Institute of Oriental and Orissan Studies, Cuttack, 6th to 8th February, 1999.

29.   Fuzzy Multi-Objective Programming in Cross-Cultural Media Selection Decision System, All Orissa Conference on Decision Making Models and Their Applications, Department of Statistics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 20th to 21st December, 1997.

30.   Fuzzy Set in Product Planning Decision, International Conference on Discrete Mathematics and Allied Topics, New-Delhi, 10th to 13th November, 1997.

31.   Ethno-Management Approach in Regional Planning: A Development strategy, International Conference on Man, Culture, Environment, Natural Hazards and Resource Management, Department of Geography, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 21st to 23rd September, 1995.

32.  Fuzzy Decision Analysis in Job-Planning According to Gender in Micro-Level Development, International Conference On Science and Society on the Occasion of Prof. J.B.S. Halden Birth Centenary, Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 1992.

Research scholars awarded with Ph.D degree

Sl. No Research Scholar’s Name Registration Number Year of Submission Title of thesis
1. Dyanadipta Panda 15-Bus. Admn.2009-2010 2021 Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Human Resources Information System
2. Birupakshya Dixit 5 Arts/ Anthropology, 1999 2007 Culture-specific Rehabilitation Monitoring System: A case of Upper Indravati Project
3. Ashis Mishra 2 Commerce  & MGT, 1993-94 2000 Cross-Cultural Marketing Decision System in Fuzzy Environment

Research scholars, presently registered for Ph.D programme

                  S.N Research Scholar’s Name Year of Registration Title of research
1. ManasRanjanSahoo 01-Anth 2014-15 Cultural Perspective of Product Designs in Cuttack and Bargarh Districts of Odisha
2. SrabaniBehera 03-Anth 2014-15 Cultural factors Affecting Micro-Enterprise in Empowering
4. Krishna Kumar.  A 10-Anthropology 2016-17 Urban transformation and cultural change in the temple city of Bhubaneswar – A visual Anthropological study.
 

5.

Prasanta Kumar Sahoo 08-Anthropology2016-17 Cultural Dimension in Disaster Risk Management Effectiveness: A study of Disasters in Coastal Odisha.
6. PollyshreeSamantray 09- Anthropology2016-17 Indigenous Knowledge& Sustainable Development – A Study with Special Reference to Livelihood of KutiaKondh.
7. ArabindaRoutray 01-Anthropology-2017-18 Influence of Culture on e-Governance Adoption for Effective Public Service Delivery: A Case Study of Different Initiatives of Government of Odisha

Research Guidance at M. Phil. Level:

  1. Sustainability of filigree products in the emerging product diversification and design: The Tarakasi work of Cuttack- AisuryaRajalaxmiDhirsamanta(2019-2020).
  2. Planned interventions and changing livelihood pattern among PaudiBhuyan of Banspal,Keonjhar-SukhdevTitiya(2019-2020)
  3. Fisherman community of Paradip- Swapnasaritasethy(2019-2020)
  4. Cultural Marketing for the promotion of Visual Art: A Case Study of Saura Painting – Rajesh Sabar (2014-2015).
  5. Economic Empowerment and Self Help Groups of Kondh Women –SrabaniBehera (2007-2008).
  6. Advertising in the Sacred City of Puri – SantwanaNayak (1999-2000).
  7. Rickshaw Pullers of Bhubaneswar : A Holistic Study in Relation to Their Social, Economic, Cultural, Religious and Political Life – JagrutiPatnaik (1999-2000).
  8. Health Culture as an Indicator of Development: A Case Study of the Santals of Rairangpur-Nibedita Das (1998-99).
  9. Cultural Approach to The Study of Displacement Process of the Displaced Kohlas: A Case of Nesa Dam, Mayurbhanj-Birupakshya Dixit (1998-99).
  10. Bhuyans and Theirs Neighbours – Basant Kumar Barik (1997-98).
  11. A Tribal Economy and its Changing Facet: A Case Study of the Juang Village in Bansapal Block in Keonjhar District of Orissa – GoutamChoudhury (1996-97).
  12. Development Projects and Displacement: A Case Study of the Displaced Families due to the Proposed Steel Plant at Gopalpur-Pradyumna Kumar Das (1996-97).

 

  • Co-ordinator, Centre of Advanced Studies (Anthropology), Utkal University.
  • Member of the Syndicate, Utkal University.
  • Director, Self-Financing Courses, Utkal University.
  • Head of the Department in the Department of Anthropology, Utkal University
  • Chairman Department Research Committee (DRC) Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  • Chairman Board of Studies of the department, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  • Chairman, Board of Studies, Anthropology, Ramadevi University, Bhubaneswar
  • Member, Department Research Committee (DRC) Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  • Member, Board of Studies of the Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  • Member, Board of Studies, Centre for Women Studies, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  • Member, Board of Studies, Anthropology, BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar
  • Member, Board of Studies, MSW, North Orissa University, Baripada
  • Member, Board of Studies, Anthropology, Ramadevi University, Bhubaneswar
  • Member, Board of Studies, Anthropology, Berhampur University, Berhampur
  • Editor of the Journal “Man & Society”.
  • Member, Editorial Board of the Journal “Man & Society”.
  • Suptd. KuntalaKumariChhatrinibas (Ladies hostel No. 1).

Workshop conducted

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.

Research projects undertaken

  • -DSA Research Project (Deptt. of Anthropology) Development Indicators of a Fringe Village in Khurdha District of Orissa (2003-04).
  • DSA Research Project (Deptt. of Anthropology) Development Status of the Juangs through Human Development Index (2002-03).
  • UGC Minor Research Project – Computer Based Development Information System for Primitive Tribal Groups: A Case of DongriaKondhs, (1996-97).

Member of Association & Societies:

  1. Indian Anthropological Association (IAA).
  2. Indian National Confederation of Anthropologists (INCAA).
  3. Indian Anthropological Society.
  4. National Geographical Society.
  5. Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
  6. Orissa Association of Population & Development.
  7. ISCA: Bhubaneswar Chapter.
  8. Orissa Environment Society.
  9. Operation Research Society of India: Bhubaneswar Chapter