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Dr. Alok Ranjan Behera
Name: Dr. Alok Ranjan Behera
Designation: Assistant Professor III/Reader
Qualification: MA, M.Phil, PhD (Utkal)
Phone No.: 9439196280
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6569-8265
E-mail ID: arbehera@utkaluniversity.ac.in
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Utkal University August, 2006 – July, 2010 Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Implications of Micro Finance through Self Help Groups in Rural Odisha.
Areas: Macro Economics, Financial Institutions and Market, Financial Economics, Development Economics
Advisor: Prof. Raj Kishor Panda
Utkal University M.Phil.
Thesis Title: The Economics of Disaster Management: A case Study of post cyclone reconstruction and rehabilitation in Erasama Block.
Utkal University August, 1998 – July, 2000 M.A. in Analytical and Applied Economics
Department: Department of Analytical and Applied Economics
Specialisation: Monetary Economics
Utkal University August, 1995 – July, 1998 Bachelor of Arts
UGC December,2005 UGC-NET
Subject: Economics
Utkal University February 2019 – present Assistant Professor III/Reader
Utkal University February 2014 – January 19 Assistant Professor II
Utkal University February 2010 – January 14 Assistant Professor I
ICFAI University February 2007 – Jan. 2009 Assistant Professor
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I (HCE-102), Macroeconomics-II (HCE-202), Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Finance (FEE-301), Financial Institutions and Market (AEE-401) Dissertation (CEE-401), Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2021
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I (HCE-102), Macroeconomics-II (HCE-202), Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Finance (FEE-301), Financial Institutions and Market (AEE-401) Dissertation (CEE-401), Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2020
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I (HCE-102), Macroeconomics-II (HCE-202), Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Finance (FEE-301), Financial Institutions and Market (AEE-401) Dissertation (CEE-401), Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2019
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I (HCE-102), Macroeconomics-II (HCE-202), Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Finance (FEE-301), Financial Institutions and Market (AEE-401) Dissertation (CEE-401),Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2018
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I (HCE-102), Macroeconomics-II (HCE-202), Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Finance (FEE-301), Financial Institutions and Market (AEE-401) Dissertation (CEE-401), Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2017
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I (HCE-102), Macroeconomics-II (HCE-202), Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Finance (FEE-301), Financial Institutions and Market (AEE-401) Dissertation (CEE-401), Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

 

2016
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I (HCE-102), Macroeconomics-II (HCE-202), Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Finance (FEE-301), Financial Institutions and Market (AEE-401) Dissertation (CEE-401), Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2015
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I (HCE-102), Macroeconomics-II (HCE-202), Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Finance (FEE-301), Financial Institutions and Market (AEE-401) Dissertation (CEE-401), Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2014
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I (HCE-102), Macroeconomics-II (HCE-202), International Economics, Financial Institutions and Market (AEE-401) Dissertation (CEE-401), Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2013
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I, Macroeconomics-II, Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Economics, Financial Institutions and Market. Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2012
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I, Macroeconomics-II, Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Economics, Financial Institutions and Market. Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2011
MA Economics: Macroeconomics-I, Macroeconomics-II, Computer Applications in Economics (FEE-301), International Economics, Financial Institutions and Market. Department of A & A Economics, Utkal University

Duties:Courses taught, Supervised Ph.D/ M.Phil Theses and MA Dissertation work, Set questions and Graded exams

 

2010

Books

  • Mishra Padmaja, Alok Ranjan Behera and Himanshu Sekher Rout (2014) ‘Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and the Poor (ISBN- 978-81-7708367-5) New Century Publications, New Delhi.
  • Behera Alok Ranjan (2018) ‘Implication of Micro Finance Through Self Help Groups in Rural Odisha’ Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, (ISBN 978-613-9-86662-5).

 

Articles in Journals

 

  • Minaketan Behera, Sanghamitra Mishra, Niharika Mohapatra, Alok Ranjan Behera (2020) COVID-19 Pandemic and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs): Policy Response for Revival; Small Enterprises Development, Management & Extension Journal (Online ISSN: 2456-1223) 47(3): 213-228.
  • BanmaliDalei& Alok Ranjan Behera, Institutional credit accessibility for agriculture by the scheduled tribe farmers: Evidence from Rayagada district in Odisha, Agricultural Research Journal 57(4):
  • Minaketan Behera, Sibanarayan Mishra and Alok Ranjan Behera, (2021) The COVID 19 led Reverse Migration on Labour Supply in Rural Economy: Challenges, Opportunities, and Road Ahead in Odisha; The Indian Economic Journal (ISSN: 0019-4662) 34(4): 392-409.
  • Minaketan Behera, Alok Ranjan Behera, Sibanarayan Mishra and Md. Imran (2020) COVID 19 and Struggle for survival of Informal Sector Workers: A Study of Street Vendors in Odisha; Orissa economic Journal (ISSN: 0976 – 5409) 52(3): 25-49.
  • Behera Alok Ranjana (2019) “Does Institutional Credit drive Agricultural Growth: Evidence from Odisha” International Journal of Applied Social (ISSN No: 2394-1405) 6(2) : 268-273.
  • Maharana Subasini& Behera Alok Ranjan, (2018) ‘Status and Problems of Tribal Education in Odisha: Government Initiatives’ Journal of Economic & Social Development (ISSN No: 0973-886X). 14(1) :68-78.
  • DaleiBanmali& Alok Ranjan Behera, (2017) ‘Financial Inclusion in Odisha: An Inter District Analysis’ International Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences, Published by Uttar Pradesh Commerce Association, (ISSN: 2231-5888) 7(2): 47-53
  • Behera Alok Ranjan, Minaketan Behera (2017) ‘Educational Access for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups: A Case Study from Odisha’ Indian Economic Journal (ISSN: 0019-4662): 90-97.
  • Behera Alok Ranjan, Sanghamitra Mishra & Samir Ranjan Behera (2017) Capital Outlay and Economic Growth in Indian States: An Empirical Study, The IUP Journal of Applied Economics; (ISSN 09726861) 16(2) :39-57
  • Behera Alok Ranjan, Prakash Kumar Sahoo (2015) Sustainable Development through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: An Economic Analysis; Pratibimba; (ISSN 09725466) 15(2):31-40.
  • Sahoo Prakash K, Alok, Ranjan Behera (2015) ‘An Economic Analysis of Rural Electrification in Odisha’ Orissa Economic Journal; (ISSN 09765409) 47(1): 302-311
  • Behera Alok R. &Subhrunshu Kumar Sahoo (2015) Determinants of Migration in Odisha: An Empirical analysis, Personnel Focus; (ISSN 22296506) 11(1): 35-54
  • Behera Alok Ranjan (2015) ‘Impact of SHGs programme in rural Households: A Micro Level Study in Odisha, The Micro Finance Review, Journal of the Center for Micro Finance Research, (ISSN: 22293329) 7(1):128-137.
  • Sahoo Prakash K, Alok Ranjan Behera & Biswajit Mohanty (2014) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: An Engine of Economic Growth; The Utkal Business Review (ISSN 09756191); 27(1): 168-178.
  • Behera Alok Ranjan (2013) Impact of training programmes on sustainable entrepreneurship: A study; Vision, (ISSN: 22499857), 33(4): 62-74.
  • Behera Alok Ranjan (2013) “Self-Help Groups and Bank Linkage-An Observation”, Asian Journal of Research in Business Economics & Management, (ISSN. 22497307 Online). 3(7):162-174.
  • Behera Alok Ranjan (2013) “Sustainable Entrepreneurship: A Perspective Of SHGs in Rural Odisha”, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management, (ISSN. 22776850) 2(2): 13-23.
  • Behera Alok Ranjan (2013) “Challenges in Human Development: A study in Odisha”, International Journal of Arts Commerce and Literature, (ISSN. 23204370) 1(1): 264-270.
  • Behera Alok Ranjan (2012) “Financial Inclusion through SHGs in Rural Odisha: A Study” The Orissa Journal of Commerce, (ISSN. 09748482) 33(1&2): 142-149;
  • Behera Alok Ranjan (2012) “Access and use of formal credit by Rural women: A Study in Odisha”, AVI Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies (ISSN. 23200324) 1(2) : 93-105.
  • Behera Alok Ranjan (2010) “Lending Practices for Micro finance through SHGs in Orissa: Critical Analysis for Value Addition”, Orissa Review, (ISSN. 09708669) 28(6): 29-35.

Chapters in Books

 

  • Behera Minaketan, Sibanarayan Mishra and Alok Ranjan Behera (2020) COVID-19 Migration and Sustainable Development; Prof. Sudhakar Patra, Kabita Kumari Sahu, Shakuntala Pratihary and Ambika Prasad Nanda(Eds) COVID-19 Pandemic and Employment to Reverse Migrant Workers: An Analysis of Odisha, ISBN: 978-93-89224-65-8; Kunal Books, New Delhi: 66 – 85.

 

  • Sahoo Chinmayee and Alok Ranjan Behera (2018) Current Issues in the Economy and Finance of India Prof. A. K. Mishra, Prof. V. Arunachalam & Prof. D. Patnaik (Eds), Financing MSMEs Rief with Problems – A Demand Side Analysis; ISBN 978-3-319-99554-0, Springer:171–186.
  • Sahoo Prakash K and Alok Ranjan Behera (2015) Communities and social Development in India Rabindra Kumar Garada (Eds) ‘Financial Inclusion through Micro Finance in Odisha: A Review’-; (ISBN 9789381839706) Avon Publication, New Delhi,:140–154.
  • Mishra Padmaja, Alok Ranjan Behera and Himanshu Sekher Rout (2014) ‘Financial Inclusion, Inclusive Growth and the Poverty’ (eds) Padmaja Mishra, Alok Ranjan Behera and Himanshu Sekher Rout, New Century Publications, New Delhi, Pp. 1-11
  • Sahoo Prakash K and Alok Ranjan Behera (2014) ‘Financial Inclusion through Micro Finance’ (eds) Padmaja Mishra, Alok Ranjan Behera and Himanshu Sekher Rout, New Century Publications, New Delhi, Pp. 44–54

M.Phil

SN Year Details
1 2020 Baikunthanath Sahoo, Behaviour of Paddy Growing Farmers towards crop insurance in Keonjher district of Odisha.’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
2 2019 Gayatri Satpathy, Determinants of Purchasing Life Insurance Product by RuralHouseholds: A Study in BalesoreDistrict.’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
3 2018 Susama Sui, Impact of Tribal Sub-Plan on Tribal Community: A Study on Koraput Block, Odisha.’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
4 2017 Chinmayee Sahoo, Demand and Supply side Perspective of MSMEs Financing: A Case Study in Bhubaneswar City, Odisha.’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
2017 Bijaya Kumar Mallick, Existing Agricultural Practices of Kandha Tribe: A Study in Daringbadi Block of Kandhamal District, Odisha, ’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University.
5 2016 Sanghamitra Mishra, ‘Trend and composition of capital outlay and economic growth: Evidence from Indian states.’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
2016 BanamaliDalei, ‘Financial Inclusion Odisha: An inter district Analysis, ’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University.

 

6 2015 Rasmita Nayak, ‘Financing Higher Education Through Bank Loan: A case Study in KhurdaDistrict.’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
2015 Pradumna Kumar Pradhan: ‘Implementation of Right to Education Act in Odisha: A study of Bhagabatipur village in KhurdaDistrict’.Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
7 2014 Debabrattasahoo: ‘Factors Affecting the Success and Failure of Micro Enterprises in Rural Odisha: A Case Study in Chilika Block Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University.
2014 Ankita Panda, ‘Factors Determining Residential Water Demand in Western Odisha: A Case Study in Sambalpur City’.
8 2013 Subhranshu Sekhar Sahoo,‘Nature and impact of Migration in rural Odisha: A Study in BoudhaDistrict’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
2013 SanjitaManjariSahoo,‘Constraint Faced by the Students and Imact of Mid-Day Meal in Elementary Education: A Study of Dahapania Village in TihidiBlock’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
9 2012 Prakash Kumar Sahoo: ‘Nature Composition of Non-Farm Employment in Rural Odisha’. Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
2012 Sradha Agrawal, ‘Assessing Financial Inclusion in Rural Odisha: A Case Study in Paikabasa Village of Samakhuntha Block, Mayurbhanja District’Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University
  • Factors Affecting the Accessibility and Utilisation of Institutional Credit by tribal Farmers: A Study in KBK District of Odisha, Funded by ICSSR, New Delhi (Rs. 8, 00,000). Duration: session 2017-18.

 

  • Consultant for Preparation of IDP of 126 Colleges and 12 Universities of Odisha during 2 January 2017 to 31 August 2017 under Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) funded by World Bank with an amount of `47,27,450 (No. DCDC/IDP-001/20(B)/2017 dated 7 January 2017).

 

  • Inclusive Development through SHGs in Rural Odisha: A Case Study in KhurdaDistrict, Odisha, India” Funded by University Grant Commission Duration: April 2013 to October 2014.
  • Access and Usage of formal credit by rural households in Odisha: A Study in Jagatsinghpur District, Odisha, India’. Funded by Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Duration: August 2012 to March 2013.

 

  • Assessment of the Universalisation of Elementary Education in Routnuagan Village of Sadeipur Panchayat, Raghunathpur Block, Odisha. Funded by University Special Assistance Programme (CAS). Duration: July 2012 to March 2013.
  • Presented the paper on ‘‘COVID 19 Pandemic and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs): Impacts and Recovery Measures” in WTO Chair Programme(WcP/UoM), organized by Mauritius University on 8- 9 Dec, 2021.
  • Presented the paper on ‘‘Evidence of Wagner’s Law from Indian States” organized by Indian Economic association on 27- 29 Dec, 2018.
  • Presented the paper on ‘‘Educational Access for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups: A Case Study from Odisha”, organized by Indian Economic association on 27- 30 Dec, 2017.
  • Presented the paper on ‘MSMEs: The Engine of Odisha Economy’ in National Conference on “MSMEs: The Engine of Indian Economy”, organised by Deptt. Of A & A Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar on 27th& 28th January, 2017.
  • Presented the paper on ‘Sustainable Development through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: In Post Reform Era’ in national Seminar on “Technology, Innovation & Knowledge Economy Challenges & Prospects”, organised by Deptt. Of Economics, Kendrapara Autonomous College, Kendrapara, on 28th& 29th August, 2016.
  • Presented the paper on “Inclusive Growth through SSA in a tribal village under Bhubaneswar Block” in national Seminar on ‘Planning, Inclusive Growth and Human Development’ Organized by Department. Of Economics, Gangadhar Meher University on 11th& 12th March, 2016.
  • Presented the paper on “Financial Inclusion through Micro Finance in Odisha” in National Seminar on ‘Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth in India’ Organized by Department. Of A & A Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 17th& 18th October 2012.
  • Presented the paper on “Self-Help Groups: Is it the Real Innovation for the growth of Cottage Industry in rural Orissa!”  in Orissa Commerce Association meet at Revenshaw University, Cuttack, November 2009.

Successfully organized Ten days training programme on research Methodology for SC/ST Ph.D students,
Successfully organized sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi, during 20-30 November, 2017.

Successfully organized one Day Workshop on 2011 Census data Dissemination, 2015

National Seminar on Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth in India; November, 2012.

Workshop/ Seminar/Training ProgrammeAttended
Twenty One Days Summer School on “Contextualising Social Sciences in the Current Knowledge Ecosystem” Organized by UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Utkal University during 8-28June, 2018.

Ten Days Capacity Building Programme on “Social Science Research and Development of Quality Research Proposal” Organized by Utkal University & ICSSR, New Delhi on 1st to 11st May, 2017.
Three Week training programme on “Quantitative Research in Education” organized by National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi, August 03-21, 2015.

One Week training programme on “Research in Social Science” organized by Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi and sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science research, New Delhi, March 24-29, 2014.

Refresher Course on “Social Sciences: Issues & Challenges for 21st Century” organized by Academic Staff College, Utkal University, 25th June to 15th July 2012.

Faculty Development Programme organized by UGC Academic Staff College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar from 30th January to 7th Feb 2012.

workshop on “How to write a Publishable Manuscript in Refereed Journal” by International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar on 21st October, 2012.

Workshop on “Research Writing and Publications” organized by Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad collaboration with Economic Political Weekly, Jan 1-7, 2011.

Orientation Programme on Human Values in Education organized by UGC Academic Staff College of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar from 18th November 2010 to 16th December 2010.

  • Superintendent, Godavarisa Chhatrabassa, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, April 2022 – till date.
  • Deputy coordinator; RUSA 2.0, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
  • Co-Coordinator in Centre of Excellence in Human Capital Development, Utkal University.
  • Member, Subject Research Committee (SRC) in Gender Studies, Dept. of Gender Studies, RamadeviWomens University, Bhubaneswar.
  • Secretary, Teacher Council, Department of Analytical & Applied Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar since June 2018.
  • Member Board of Studies in Economics; Salepur Autonomous College, Salepur, Cuttack.
  • Member, Subject Research Committee (SRC) in A & A Economics, Dept. of A & A Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
  • Nodal Officer, Utkal University for All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), since October, 2014.
  • Member Board of Studies in Economics; S. V. M Autonomous College, Jagatsinghpur.
  • Member Board of Studies in Economics; Ramadevi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar(2016-17 & 2017-18).
  • Vice-President, P. G. Athletic Club, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, from June 2011 to May2014.
  • Tabulator, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, since May 2010.
  • Asst. Superintendent, GopabandhuChhatrabassa, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, May 2010 – March, 2016.
  • Residence Committee member of P.G. Hostels, Utkal University since, May 2010 -March, 2016.
  • Academic Co-ordinator in ICFAI National College, Cuttack from July2008 to April 2009.
  • Examination Co-ordinator in ICFAI National College, Cuttack from Dec2007 to July 2008.