Dr. Mary Gabriela Bage
Name: Dr. Mary Gabriela Bage
Designation: Professor (Superannuated on 31. 05. 2021)
Qualification: B. Ed., M.A., Ph.D.
Phone No.: 9437005108
E-mail ID: mgbage@yahoo.co.in
Utkal University  2002 Ph.D.
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Thesis Title: Tribal Knowledge studies on the Kharia and Kisan Tribes in OrissaProgrammes: Sociology
Areas: Social Anthropology
Advisor: Prof. Rita Ray
Sambalpur University 1982 M.A.
Department: Sociology and Anthropology
Sambalpur University 1980 Bachelor of Arts
Department: Anthropology and SociologyHons: Anthropology
Utkal University November 2014 to May 2021 Professor
Utkal University November 2007 to November 2014 Associate Professor
Utkal University November 2002 to November 2007 Reader
Utkal University October 1992 to November 2002 Lecturer
Government of Odisha November 1983 to October 1992 Lecturer

Ph.D Students Guided:

  1. Gitanjali Panda, year of award – 2017, “Socio Economic Status of scheduled Caste Women in Rural Areas : A sociological study of Tihuri Village”.
  2. Anangadev Singh, Year of award – 2017, “Empowerment of Dalit Women Through Local Self Governance: A study of Kandhamal District”.
  3. Bilash Chandra Mantri, Year of award – 2017, “Problems of SC & ST Educated Youth in Higher Education: A case study of Kandhamal District, Orissa”.
  4. Yakim Dumdum, Year of award – 2018, “Impact of land alienation on tribal economy: An exploratory study of Sundargarh District of Orissa”.
  5. Ambika Shankar Mishra, “Portrayal of Dalits in Oriya Print Media: A content Analysis of Three prominent Oriya Newspaper , The Samaj, The Dharitri and The Sambad” from 2000 to 2006, 2012, Awarded.
  1. Simachalan Ranjit, “Change Livelihood patterns of Scheduled Caste: A study of scheduled caste migrates in the slums of Bhubaneswar of Orissa”, 2013,
  2. Dayasindhu Parida, “Community based project Management, “with reference to improve girls education in Serva-sikhya Abhiyan NPEGEL of Sambalpur District”, 2011,
  3. Banamali Mantri, “Tribal Development through Institutional Arrangement: A case study of Daringbadi Block, Odisha”, 2015,
  4. Abash Parida, “Role of Rural connectivity in accelerating development and its services for quality of life : A case study of Puri District”, 2015,
  5. Ipsita Mohanty, “Time Use, Time Management and Domestic management of working women in IT Sector: A case study in Bhubaneswar City”, 2016,
  6. Smita Mohanty, Awarded in 2017, “The role of education on the life skills of the Tribal students with special reference to Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (Bhubaneswar)”.
  7. Shradhanjali Nayak, Awarded in 2017, “A study on corporate communication practices in University at Odisha with special reference to KITT University, Bhubaneswar”.
  8. Pratap Kumar Sethi (RGNF), “The impact of right to education of ST: A sociological study in the district of Keonjhar, Odisha”, 2016,
  9. Joan Rita O’Brien, “Warp and weft: a comparative study on the lives of handloom wavers in Jajpur district, Odisha and Baghalkoat District, Karnataka”.
  10. Kumudini Mishra, “Gender dimension of Agro-based rural livelihoods – a sociological study in Kalahandi District”.

Project Undertaken & Consultancy:

  • Project Investigator to “Livelihood, Hunger and Malnutrition: An empirical analysis of Tribal women of Odisha”, ICSSR, New Delhi, year: 2015-2017, Fund mobilized: 14,000,00/-.
  • Project Consultant to STARR, STARR from 7.2012 to 11.01.2017.
  • Project Consultant to Family Strengthening Programmes of SoS children‟s village, SoS Children Village, India, 1.2015 to 13.07.2017.
  • Project Consultant to BMC (OSDMA), UNDP, Forest & Environment (NEAC Programme), SUPPORT, 4.2014 to 13.07.2017.
  • Entrepreneurship Consultant, EDII, 1.2015 to 13.1.2017.
  • Honorary Consultant, Lok Bikash, 7.2014 to 1.7.2017.
  • Empowerment of Rural through Participatory process EED,       Germany, 2003-2010.
  • Access to justice in Kandhamal District, British High Commission, New Delhi, 2009-10.
  • Plight of children in post communal violence situation in Kandhamal district, NEG-FIRE, New Delhi, year: 2009-2010.
  • Awareness Campaign on sustainable agriculture through community radio, Ministry of Agriculture, of India, 2012.
  • Science for women health and nutrition, DST, of India, 2013.

Distinctions and Awards:

  • Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award, Global Society for health and Educational Growth, 2012.
  • Rashtra Ratan Award, All India Business Development Association, 2012.

Membership in Professional Bodies:

  • Governing Body Member of Caritas India.
  • Life Member, Indian Sociological Society.
  • Life Member, Odisha Sociological Society.
  • Life Member of national level YMCA (Young men Christian Association).
  • Life Member   of   national   level   YWCA   (Young   Women   Christian Association).
  • ST/SC, Minority (women) member to different selection committee of OPSC.
  • ST/SC, Minority (women) member to different selection committee of Ramadevi University, Bhubaneswar and Ravenshaw University.
  • ST/SC, Minority (women) member to different selection committee of Indian Overseas Bank, Indian Bank, Punjab National Bank and Allahabad.
  • Governing Body Member of Centurian