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Prof. Sabita Acharya
Name: Prof. Sabita Acharya
Designation: Professor (Retired on 30.04.2020)
Qualification: M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph. D (Utkal), PDF (OXFORD)
Phone No.: 9438423366
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E-mail ID: sacharya.uu@gmail.com
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1. H.S.C., B.S.E., Odisha-1975
2. I.Sc., Utkal University, Odisha-1977
3. B.Sc. (Honours), Utkal University, Odisha-1979

4. M.Sc. (Anthropology), Utkal University, Odisha-1981
5.M.Phil. (Anthropology), Utkal University, Odisha-1983
6.Ph.D. (Anthropology), Utkal University, Odisha-1991

1.Professor-Utkal University-31-12-2007 to 30-04-2020
(12 years and 04 months)
2.Reader-Utkal University-31-12-1999 to 30-12-2007
(08 Years)
3.Sr. Lecturer Grade-Utkal University-18-08-1993 to 30-12-1999 (06 years)
4.Lecturer-Utkal University-18-08-1988 to 17-08-1993
(05 Years)

1.State Commission for Women, Government of Odisha-
Member, Core Committee for formulation of policies for women-2016.
2.UNICEF and Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights-Expert Member for drafting the State Policy for Children-2017.
3. Tata Steel, Kalinga Nagar-Project Consultant for Gender Studies of peripheral villages of Kalinga Nagar, Jajpur district, Odisha-2015
4.ILO, DFID & CWDS: A Collaborative project- Consultant, Status of women migration at Ganjam, Odisha-May 2015-Feb 2017
5.Major Research Project, UGC, New Delhi
Project Report on “Traditional Knowledge System, Ethno-Biotechnologies and Health care practices among the Juangs of Odisha”
6.National Aluminium Company Limited Bhubaneswar (As Co- Principal Investigator)
Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of CSR Projects implemented by NALCO Foundation, NALCO
7.UGC sponsored project under CAS Program, Department of Anthropology, Utkal University
Project Report on “Traditional Knowledge Health Care System among Kondhs of Orissa” from bio-cultural perspectives
8.UGC sponsored project under CAS Program, Department of Anthropology, Utkal University
Project Report on “Traditional Knowledge and Health Care System among Santal of Odisha” from bio-cultural perspectives
9.UGC sponsored project under CAS Program, Department of Anthropology, Utkal University
Project Report on “Healers and Healing Practices among the Juang: A Study of Continuity and Change” from bio-cultural perspectives
10.Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA), Department of Elementary Education, Government of Orissa, Bhubaneswar
Project Report on “Enrollment, Retention and Achievement problems among the students of primitive tribes of Orissa”
11.Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA), Department of Elementary Education, Government of Orissa, Bhubaneswar
Project Report (in book form) on “Documentation of Success Stories on Children with Special Needs” in Changed Roadmaps for Challenged Children
12.Department of Anthropology under DSA, UGC Programme, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
Project Report on “Gender and Development”: Impact of development projects on tribal women in Kalinga Nagar, Jajpur, Orissa
13.Minor Research Project, UGC, New Delhi
Project Report on “Women participation in an integrated sustainable development of a wet land system”
14.Regional Office, Allahabad Bank, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Project Report on “A socio-economic study of peripheral villages of Chilika: The role of Allahabad Bank on Integrated Sustainable Development”
15.Chilika Development Authority, Dept. of Science. & Technology, Government of Orissa
Project Report on “Socio-economic survey of people in peripheral villages of Chilika Lake”

1.Professor-Utkal University-31-12-2007 to 30-04-2020
(12 years and 04 months)
2.Reader-Utkal University-31-12-1999 to 30-12-2007
(08 Years)
3.Sr. Lecturer Grade-Utkal University-18-08-1993 to 30-12-1999 (06 years)
4.Lecturer-Utkal University-18-08-1988 to 17-08-1993
(05 Years)

• Acharya, S., 2019,LivelihoodPatterns of Women: A Case Study among Dongria Kandha of Odisha, International Journal of Research and Analytical Review (IJRAR),International Journal of Research and Analytical Review (IJRAR); Peer reviewed (ISSN: 2348-1269); Impact factor: 5.75
• Acharya, S., 2019,Health, Culture and Behaviour: A Bio-Cultural Perspectives, Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR), Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR); Peer reviewed (ISSN: 2349-5162); Impact factor: 5.87
• Acharya, S., 2019,Health Seeking Behaviour Patterns among Desia Kandha Populations in Odisha,The Research Journal of Social Sciences (RJSS), American – Eurasian Network for Scientific Information; Peer reviewed (ISSN: 0025-1348); Impact factor: 5.75
• Acharya, S., 2018, Widowhood, Empowerment and Development of Hindu Women in Indian Society with special reference to Odisha, Annals of conference proceedings of the 18th IUAES World Congress, Florianopolis, Brazil;Referred(ISBN: 978-85-62946-96-7)
• Acharya, S., 2016,Health and Nutritional status of Munda women in Mayurbhanj district, Odisha,Indian Journal of Research in Anthropology, Red Flower Publication Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi;Peer reviewed (ISSN: 2454-1998)
• Acharya, S., 2016,Women’s role in a Fishing community of Odisha, Then and Now: An Anthropological Appraisal on sustainable Development, Praxis and Perspectives (eds) Gregory and Danda by INCAA, Jhargram
• Acharya, S., 2016,Gender and Development: Changing scenario of tribal Women in Odisha Human Development: Anthropological insights, Vol-1, Nirmal publication, Delhi, India
• Acharya, S., 2015,Women empowerment in tribal society: A changing socio-cultural scenario in Odisha,Yes, She can, Edited by Padhy,Jagannath Ratha Publisher, Cuttack
• Acharya, S., 2014,Situation of elderly women in rural Odisha Man in Society in the Journal of P.G. Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar;Referred (ISSN: 2347-1530)
• Acharya, S., 2013,Development Projects and Displacement: Impact on Rural and Tribal Women of Odisha Man in Society in the Journal of P.G. Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 2013,Globalization and Urban-ward Migration: Structure and Dynamics of Saliasahi slum of Bhubaneswar, Orissa, Human Ecology – in an Era of Globalization and Urbanization (Anthropological Dimension) by A.K. Sinha and K. Sharma, Serials Publications, New Delhi
• Acharya, S., 2012,State of Health & Health service delivery system in Scheduled Districts of Orissa: A look, (International) Journal of Indian Anthropological Society (Vol.47, No.1, March) Kolkata;Referred (ISSN: 0019-4387); UGC Care listed
• Acharya, S., 2012,Health and well-being: Traditional Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices among the Kondhs of Orissa, Published in a book, Ethics Health and Medicine, Uma Maheswari by Manak Publishing House, New Delhi.
• Acharya, S., 2011,Socio-psychological problems of ASHA workers- A case study of Balipatna, Khurda, CAS Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 2010,Witch Hunting Practices and Health Problems Among Tribal and Rural Societies of Orissa, Man in Society, Vol.19 – A journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University;Referred (ISSN: 2347-1530
• Acharya, S., 2010,Indigenous Knowledge System and Methods of Treatment used by the bonesetter of Orissa, Sustainable Use of Medicinal Plant, (ed.) Pati R.N., Swaroop Pant Publication, New Delhi
• Acharya, S., 2009,Indigenous Medical Practices and Health Care Systems among Juang tribe of Orissa, Conservation of Medicinal plants (ed.) Pati and Tiwari, Ashish Publication, New Delhi.
• Acharya, S., 2008,Women Empowerment in Tribal Society: A changing socio-cultural construct amongst the Munda, Man in Society, – A Journal of Department of Anthropology, (Vol.18), Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 2007,Ill health, disease and indigenous health care system among the Munda: A primitive tribe of Orissa, Intangible Cultural Heritage, in traditional knowledge in contemporary societies, (ed), Mishra and Basa, Pratibha Prakasan, New Delhi.
• Acharya, S.,2007,Gender and Development: Impact of Development Projects, Plans and Programmes of Tribal Women of Orissa, (International) Journal of Indian Anthropological Society,Calcutta, (Vol.42, No.1, Page 31-48); Referred (ISSN: 0019-4387); UGC Care listed
• Acharya, S., 2006,Anthropology of Art and Aesthetics, Published in Adivasi – A Journal of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute, Bhubaneswar, (Vol.46, No.1, Page 49-58); Referred (ISSN: 2277-7245)
• Acharya, S., 2004, Pilgrimage in Hindu India: Past and Present, Sociology of Pilgrims (ed.) P.K. Choudhury, Kalpaz Publications, New Delhi.
• Acharya, S., 1999,Role of women in economy of Munda Tribe of Orissa, Man in Society, Vol.12, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
• Acharya, S., 1998,Daitas’ Jagannath: The Lord of the Universe, Rethinking Orissa, Society, Culture and History (ed.) P.K. Nayak, Manohar Publications, New Delhi.
• Acharya, S., 1997,Women in Tribal World Man in Society Vol.11, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 1996,Changing scenario of women position in India, Man in Society, Vol.10, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 1994,Ecology, Economy and Technology: an anthropological approach to study of ‘Kaibartas’ of Chilika,Man in Society, Vol.8, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 1993,Socio-economic factors affecting quality of life,Man in Society Vol.7 Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 1992, Society-economic conditions generating health problem among the slum dwellers: A Survey,Man in Society, Vol.6 Bulletin of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 1991,Puri: A center of pilgrimage of an eclectic shrine”in Social Anthropology of Pilgrimage Jha (ed.) Inter India Publication New Delhi. (It was presented in International Symposium on Social Anthropology of pilgrimage at Zagreb, Yugoslavia under 12th IUAES in 1988)
• Acharya, S., 1991,Status and Socio-economic position of women among Pauri Bhuiyan of Sundargarh District of Orissa, Man in Society, Vol.5, Journal of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 1990,Indian Influence of Indonesian religion, Man in Society,Vol.4 Bulletin of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 1989,Cultural constraints hindering the development of Kolhas (Hos) of Mayurbhanj district of Orissa –an anthropological approach to the study of the problem, Tribal Development in India by Pati (ed.), Ashish Publishing House, New Delhi.
• Acharya, S., 1988,Life crises rituals of the Kolhas & their interpretations,Manav, Vol.3 published by Anthropological Society of Orissa, Bhubaneswar.
• Acharya, S., 1987,Cultural beliefs and practices of pilgrims at Puri – An important sacred center of India,Man in Society, Vol.3 Bulletin of Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.

Number of Research Scholars Awarded with Ph.D Degree
13
Number of Research Scholars Awarded with M.Phil Degree
60

1.State Commission for Women, Government of Odisha-
Member, Core Committee for formulation of policies for women-2016.
2.UNICEF and Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights-Expert Member for drafting the State Policy for Children-2017.
3. Tata Steel, Kalinga Nagar-Project Consultant for Gender Studies of peripheral villages of Kalinga Nagar, Jajpur district, Odisha-2015
4.ILO, DFID & CWDS: A Collaborative project- Consultant, Status of women migration at Ganjam, Odisha-May 2015-Feb 2017
5.Major Research Project, UGC, New Delhi
Project Report on “Traditional Knowledge System, Ethno-Biotechnologies and Health care practices among the Juangs of Odisha”
6.National Aluminium Company Limited Bhubaneswar (As Co- Principal Investigator)
Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of CSR Projects implemented by NALCO Foundation, NALCO
7.UGC sponsored project under CAS Program, Department of Anthropology, Utkal University
Project Report on “Traditional Knowledge Health Care System among Kondhs of Orissa” from bio-cultural perspectives
8.UGC sponsored project under CAS Program, Department of Anthropology, Utkal University
Project Report on “Traditional Knowledge and Health Care System among Santal of Odisha” from bio-cultural perspectives
9.UGC sponsored project under CAS Program, Department of Anthropology, Utkal University
Project Report on “Healers and Healing Practices among the Juang: A Study of Continuity and Change” from bio-cultural perspectives
10.Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA), Department of Elementary Education, Government of Orissa, Bhubaneswar
Project Report on “Enrollment, Retention and Achievement problems among the students of primitive tribes of Orissa”
11.Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA), Department of Elementary Education, Government of Orissa, Bhubaneswar
Project Report (in book form) on “Documentation of Success Stories on Children with Special Needs” in Changed Roadmaps for Challenged Children
12.Department of Anthropology under DSA, UGC Programme, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
Project Report on “Gender and Development”: Impact of development projects on tribal women in Kalinga Nagar, Jajpur, Orissa
13.Minor Research Project, UGC, New Delhi
Project Report on “Women participation in an integrated sustainable development of a wet land system”
14.Regional Office, Allahabad Bank, Bhubaneswar, Orissa
Project Report on “A socio-economic study of peripheral villages of Chilika: The role of Allahabad Bank on Integrated Sustainable Development”
15.Chilika Development Authority, Dept. of Science. & Technology, Government of Orissa
Project Report on “Socio-economic survey of people in peripheral villages of Chilika Lake”

Commonwealth Post-Doctoral Fellowship

1.Chairman, Post Graduate Council,Utkal University
01.05.2019 – 30.04.2020 (01 Year)
2.Director, College Development Council,Utkal University
10.05.2019 – 30.04.2020 (11 Months 21 days)
3. Director, School of Women’s Studies,Utkal University
08.03. 2014 -26.04.2018 (04 Years)
4.Head of the Department: Anthropology and Coordinator (I/c HOD) Anthropology, Utkal University, 01.06.2013-31.05.2015 / 01.06.2005 -31.05.2006 (03 Years)
5.Chairman,Board of Studies (BoS)- Anthropology
Utkal University & North Orissa University & Rama Devi Women’s University, 2018-2020, (02 Years)
6.Chairman,Board of Studies (BoS)- Women Studies
Utkal University,2014 -2018,(04 Years)
7.Member Board of Studies (BoS)-Anthropology
Utkal University,2010-2017 (07 Years)
8.Member Board of Studies (BoS)-Anthropology
Sambalpur University,2013-2015,(02 Years)
9.Member Board of Studies (BoS)-Gender Studies
Rama Devi Women’s University,2017-2019 (02 Years)
10.Member Board of Studies (BoS)-Women Studies
Rama Devi Women’s University,2019-2020 (01 Years)
11.Dean of Faculty:Social Science
Utkal University,2019-2020 (01 Years)
12. Member of Academic Council
Utkal University,01.06.2005-31.05.2006 / 01.06.2013-31.05.2015 /01.05.2019-30.04.2020 (04 Years)
13.Member of Executive Council:Member of Syndicate, Utkal University,01.05.2019-30.04.2020,(01 Years)
14. Coordinator, Centre for Advanced Studies, Anthropology,Utkal University,2018 – 2020 (02 Years)
15.Dy. Coordinator, Centre for Advanced Studies, Anthropology,Utkal University,2007 – 2018 (11 Year)
16.Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Human Resource Development Center,Utkal University,2019- 2020 (01 Year)
17.Assessor,National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC) 2019-Continuing
18.Chairman Department Research Committee Anthropology
Utkal University,2018 -2020 (02 Years)
19.Chairman Department Research Committee Women’s Studies
Utkal University,2014 -2020 (04 Years)
20.Chairman, Governing Body, University High School
Utkal University,2019 -2020, (01 Year)