Dr. Navaneeta Rath
Name: Dr. Navaneeta Rath
Designation: Professor
Qualification: M.A, Ph.D, Post doctoral (University of Wuppertal, Germany)
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E-mail ID: navaneeta.rath@gmail.com
Utkal University June. 2010 – present Professor
Odisha Educational Service July,2002-2010 June. Reader
July1989-2002 July. Lecturer
Utkal University  July,1989–July,1992 Ph.D.
Department: Sociology
Thesis Title: Participation of Women in Rural development Programmes: A Study in the Bhandari Pokhari Block of Balasore
Areas: Women’s Studies and Sociology of Development
Advisor: Late Prof. R.N. Srivastav
Utkal University July, 1985–May ,1989 M.A./ M.Phil.
Department: Sociology
Thesis Title: Women in Development Programmes
Working Women and Role Conflict: A Study in the City of Bhubaneswar
Areas:  Women’s Studies   and Sociology of Development
Advisor: Late Prof. R.N. Srivastav
Utkal University June, 1983–May ,1985 Bachelor of  Arts
Department: Political Science, R.D. Women’s College
Hons:Political Science
  • Obtained Post-doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of Wuppertal, Germany
  • Stood in First in order of merit in the examinations for the post of lecturers conducted by Orissa Public Service Commission,1989.
  • Stood in First in order of merit in M.Phil Examinations in1989 in  Sociology under  Utkal University
  • Stood in First in order of merit in Political Science Hons in 1985 under Utkal University
  • Stood First in order of merit in Sociology at Master’s degree in 1987 under Utkal University
  • National Scholarship awardee from Highschool to Masters’ degree.
 Consultant to World Bank 
Designation:  Consultant
Topics: Social Assessment of DPEP districts in Odisha (07 districts in three phases)
 1994 – 1997
Consultant to UNDP
Designation: Consultant
Topics:   Social Security for Urban Informal Worker: A Study of the Craft Workers in the Golden Triangle Region of Odisha
Third Party Evaluator for OXFAM on Education project and ONGC on CSR project
 Prepared The Odisha Child Policy, 2017 with OSCPCR and UNICEF
1999 – 2001
Course Name- Sociological Concepts (Soc-01)
 Sociological Concepts (Soc-01)
Research Methods (Soc-03)
Globalisation and Society (Soc-06)
Sociology of Gender (Soc-13)
 Gender and Society (M.Phil. Soc.03)
Globalisation and Society (Soc-06)
 Applied Research Methodology (Soc-C-12 /OE-01)
Sociology of Environment & Climate Change (Soc-14)
Advanced Sociological Theory (M.Phil. Soc.03)
 Qualitative Research Tools (PrePh.d. Course Work Soc-02)
Review of Literature ( PrePh.d. Course Work Soc-02 )
Department of Sociology and University Name-Utkal University
Duties:Taught and conducted evaluations

Invited lectures:

  • Declining Labour force participation among Women in Odisha: A Regional Perspective at National Law university invited by National Commission for Women and V.V.Giri Labour Institute, Noida,6th March,2020
  • Challenges and Opportunities for SHGs in the Post Lockdown Period for Odisha Livelihood Mission, 15th of May2020
  • Role of frontline Workers in COVID19 Management at the press Information Bureau,Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India,  ,22nd July,2020
  • “Social and Cultural Challenges during COVID-19 Pandemic in Indian Society: Local and Global Concerns”, organised by the Department of Sociology, F.M.University  in collaboration with Indian Sociological Society & Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, 29th July,2020
  • Paradigm Shifts in Gender Development During and Post COVID19 period organised by BBMK University Dhanbad, 21st July,2020
  • COVID19 & Society: the Shocking Ins and Outs, in the Global lecture Series organized by S.S.L.N.T.MahlilaMahavidyalaya, Dhnabad, Jharkhand, 31st July,2020
  • Inclusivity in Livelihood Programmes: Rethinking Rural Women’s Livelihood in the Post COVID Scape, FDP Address at the Joint programme organized by Miranda House and R.D.W.U, 1st September,2020
  • Migrant Returnee Rural Women in Odisha: Felt Issues and Needed Interventions”at theRegional Centre for Urban & Environmental Studies Lucknow,31st January,2021
  • Techniques of data Collection- Observation and Case Study,Presentation at National Law University Odisha,18.06.2021
  • The Social Costs of Population Explosion& The Need for Global Governance,Global Peace Foundation, 20-06-2021
  • .RathNavaneeta and Pandey Annapurna The Role of Non State Actors in Ensuring Indigenous Right to Education in an Era of Neo liberalism: an Experiential Account from India at the International Conference of Social Anthropology “World in Motion”at OTTAWA, 3rd May,2017(As remote presenter)
  • Key note address on Innovative Education: A Step towards Inclusive Education, National Seminar at ABS Academy of Science, Technology and Management, Durgapur, March,2017
  • Transgender Movements and Achievements in India:  A Saga in the Gender Identity Search Movements Valedictory Address in the U.G.C. sponsored National Seminar organized by the Department of Sociology, Ravenshaw University, 4th January, 2020
  • Green Engineering and Women: The Whys and the Hows, at a National Seminar organized by the Department of Gender Studies, Rama Devi Women’s University on 29th of February,2020
  • Inclusivity in School Education in the Post COVID19 Period:  Rethinking Strategies, Valedictory Address at the National Webinar organised by the Department of Sociology, and Gender Studies, Pondichery Central University on23rd October,2020
  • Looking Beyond Feminismat the International Workshop organized by the Gender Cell ofBirla Global University on 27-03-2021

PhD thesis

Department: Sociology

Thesis Title: Participation of Women in Rural development Programmes: A Study in the Bhandari Pokhari Block of Balasore , Guide and Supervisor Prof. R.N.Srivastav


Book Articles (Authored/Edited)

  • Women in Rural Society: A Quest for Development, M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1996, ISBN: 81-855880-89-1
  • Women in India: A Search for Identity (Co-edited) Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1999, ISBN: 81-261-0450-3
  • Gender and Social Exclusion: Some Reflections (edt. with co-editors) Abhijit Publications, New Delhi, 2012, ISBN: 978-93-5074001-9
  • Women in Indian Politics: Tradition, Transition and Transformation (co edited), Mittal 2016 ISBN-10: 8183248071
  • Understanding Gender Responsive Budgeting(edt.), Mayur Publications,2019, ISBN-978-81-89626-80-8

Text Books

  • Globalisation: Dynamics, Developments and Discourses, Kalyani Publishers,2021, ISBN-10: 9327283740
  • Sociology of Gender, Mayur Publications ,2021, ISBN-978-81-89626-84-6
  • Sociology of Movements, Kalyani Publications,2020, KLYDEL0000106
  • Urban Sociology, Kalyani Publications,2018, ISBN-978-93-272-9942-7

Selected Chapters or articles contributed

  • Rath Navaneeta and Rath Atasi(2016) Women’s Participation in Post-Independence Odisha Politics pp.68-77 in Gitanjali Dash edt. Politics of Under development, ISBN:978-93-8315-851-5
  • Rath Navaneeta and Patra, Amita(2018)Gender Divide to Gender Development: A Reflection on the Discourses and the Dilemmas in SIRD published book on Gender and Development, ISBN-978-81-939771-0-1
  • Rath Navaneeta(2018) Contextualising Feminism in India’s Past and PresentinUrmimala Das edt. Marxist Feminism and Women Empowerment in India, ISBN978-81-934214
  • Rath Navaneeta and Mishra Subhra (2019) Technical Education and Women’s Empowerment in India: Challenges, Changes and Choices in T Gopinath, Sindhu K.K(Ed.) Wellness, Skill Development and Women Empowerment, Shipra publications, ISBN: 978-81-938382-7-3
  • Rath Navaneeta (2021) COVID19 and Education: Looking Beyond in Prof. Sudhakar Patra, AsokBhukta and Sukant Kumar Taraiedt.  Social Sector in India: COVID19 Issues and Challenges, Bharati Publications, New Delhi ISBN-978-93-90818

Journal Articles

  • Acharya, Sabita Kishor K. Basa, Navaneeta Rath, Siba Sankar Mohanty, SubhrajitRath(2021) CSR and Community Development: A Study of Project Villages of NALCO Foundation in Damanjodi Mining Area of Koraput, ORISSA JOURNAL OF COMMERCE, (U.G.C. CARE Listed Group-I, A Peer Reviewed and Referred Journal), ISSN-0974-8482
  • Biswal,Barsha , Rath, Navaneeta, Ridwan, Muhammad(2021) Navigation through the Literature on Domestic Violence: Discovering the Told and the Untold, Konfrontasi Journal: Culture, Economy and Social Changes, (1) ,March 2021, 1-11, ISSN: 1410-881X (Print), 2716-2095 (Online)DOI: https://doi.org/10.33258/konfrontasi2.v136
  • Mishra, Chinmayee and Rath, Navaneeta(2020), Social solidarity during a pandemic: Through and beyond Durkheimian Lens, Social Sciences & Humanities Open, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssaho.2020.100079,Volume 2, Issue 1, 2020, 100079, Elsevier, ISSN: 2590-2911, Pp 01-07,
  • Biswal,Barsha and Rath, Navaneeta(2020) Domestic violence: Unfolding the realities and Breaking the Myths, Journal of the Social Sciences, Vol No. 48(3), July 2020, pp342-354, Academic Publication Council (APC),Kuwait, ISSN 0253-1097
  • Biswal,Barsha and RathNavaneeta(2020) Domestic Violence Research: Formidable Challenges, Responses Innovated and the Lessons Learned, GIS Business, Vol-15-Issue-4-April-2020, pp406-418, ABC Verlag, Switzerland, ISSN: 1430-3663
  • Pattnaik Annapurna and Rath Navaneeta(2020) Position of Orphan Children in Orphanage Home in India, Tathapi (UGC Care Journal)ISSN: 0971-2143 Vol-19-Issue-09-May-2020,Pgs-279-307
  • RathNavaneeta(2020) Declining Labour force Participation among Women in India: Exploring the Unexplored, MahilaPrastistha, Volume: 5 Issue: 4 April – June 2020pp01-17,MahilaPrastitha Publications, ISSN No.(P)- 2454-7891
  • Kalinga,KirtiK.and Rath Navaneeta(2019) A comparative assessment of climate change related knowledge and perception of Coastal and Tribal community, Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal,https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/3602, (Winter)11-5.2019, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, ISSN-1522-0222
  • Pattnaik Annapurna and Rath Navaneeta(2019) Status of Children in Care Homes in Odisha A Socio-legal Analysis, Library Philosophy and Practice(e-journal),https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/3602, (Summer) 6-7-2019,University of Nebraska – Lincoln, ISSN-1522-0222
  • Kalinga,KirtiK.and Rath Navaneeta(2019) Interrogating Climate Change through the Cultural Theory of Risk, Adalya Journal, http://adalyajournal.com, Web of Science Group, volume-8-issue-10-october    Page No : 1477 – 1482, SunaveInanKirac Akdeniz MedeniyetleriArastirmaEnstitusu, ISSN-1301-2746
  • Rath Navaneeta and Mishra Subhra(2017) Globalisation and Consumer Rights: the Developments, Debates and Defence, GE-International Journal of Management Research, Vol. 5, Issue 4, April, Association of Academic Researchers and Faculties, ISSN:2321-1709
  • Gender and Development: The Changing Approaches,atPattamundai College 20th October ,2020
  • Narratives: A Powerful Tool in Qualitative Research, at the U.G.C. sponsored Refresher Course organised by H.R.D.C.,Utkal University,12th March,2021
  • Sociological Researches Today,D. Programmes, KITTS, 05-06-2021
  • Prepared two policy briefs with co authors.
  • Mishra ,Srijit , Bhaswati Patnaik, Navaneeta Rath(2020) Policy Brief -17 COVID-19: FAQs on Serological Antibody Test for SARS COV-2 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, Published by NCDS ,20 April and the Odia Version on 23 rd April, Published inTheSamaj,samajlive.in/corona on 24 th April
  • PattnaikBhaswati, Navaneeta Rath, SrijitMishra(2020)Policy Brief-21 COVID-19: Dos and Don’ts for Media, 20th June,2020 Published by NCDS ,20 June and the Odia Version on 22 nd June

Journal Reviewing: List of Journals.

  • Sociological Bulletin, e-journal, Indian Sociological Society (2016-2017)
  • International Journal of Epidemology
  • Journal of Social Sciences’ (JSS),Kamla-Raj Enterprises’ journals, co published by Taylor & Francis, UK(2018-2021)
  • Odisha Child Policy,2017, A Project sponsored by UNICEF and OSCPCR, Odisha
  • Socio-economic Impact Assessment (SIA) of CSR Projects Implemented by NALCO Foundation,2018, A Project sponsored by NALCO Foundation,2018, (Co-PI)
  • Project on Gender Sensitization ((Action Project),2018-2019, A Project sponsored by the Department of WCD, 2018, Government of Odisha (P.I.)
  • Project on Gender Budgeting(2 Action Projects),2018-2019,2019-2020, A Project sponsored by Ministry of WCD, Government of India (P.I.)
  • Impact Assessment of the CSR Interventions at ASSVM, Kendujiani,2018-2019, A Project sponsored by ONGC(P.I.)
  • The Social Consequences of Natural Disaster on Women: A Study of the Victims of “Fani”-2019-2020, A Project sponsored by CWDS(P.I.)
  1. Annapurna Pattanaik , The Status of Children in Child Care Homes in Odisha: A Sociological Analysis , 02-Sociology-2014-15
  2. GargeePradhan , Corporatization of Health Care Services: A Study Among Women in Nursing Profession , 04 Women’s Studies 2015-16, (U.G.C.S.R.F.)
  3. Kasturi Mohanty,Kasturi Mohanty, Changing Health Care Landscape and People’s Perception of and Participation in Public and Private Health Care System in the City of Bhubaneswar: A sociological analysis, 03-Sociology-2016-17
  4. SusmitaRath, Industrial Displacement and Its cost on the Human Rights of Tribal Women: A Sociological Study in Odisha, 04 Sociology -2016-17, (U.G.C.J.R.F.)
  5. BiswaRajan Jena, Tradition and Transformation of Third Gender Population: A Study in Odisha, 09 Sociology,2017-2018
  6. Chinmayee Mishra, Women and Disaster:AStudy on Vulnerability and Resilience , 01 Sociology, 2019-2020(U.G.C.J.R.F.)
  7. Myths and Realities behind Motifs:A Sociological Study of the Handloom Sarees of Odisha, 02 Sociology,,2020


  • Member, Organ Transplant Committee of Kalinga Hospital
  • Member ,Internal Ethics Committee of AIIMS
  • Member ,Stem Cell Research Ethics Committee of AIIMS
  • Member of the Governing body of Sikshasandhan
  • Member, Board of Governors VISWASS
  • Chancellor’s Nominee to the Academic Council of Rama Devi Women’s University
  • Member, D.R.C. NISER
  • Member O.B.C. Commission, Odisha