Centre Coordinator        :     Prof Prabodha Kumar Hota

                                                Head, PG Dept of Commerce, Utkal


Centre Co-coordinators :     Dr Bijaya Kumar Sundaray, Dept of PM&IR Utkal University

                                                Dr Sujit Kumar Acharya, Head, Dept of Business Studies,

                                                DDCE Utkal University

Centre PDFs                    :     Dr Bendangienla Aier

                                                Dr Noopur

Contact details                :     coeul@utkaluniversity.ac.in


  • The vision of the COEUL is to be an advance centre of research and training for improving the quality of life of unorganised workers.


  • Undertake training and research concerning labour and employment
  • Address the issues encountered by unorganized workers
  • Dissemination of knowledge and ideas among all stakeholders for improvement of labour standard in the sector


  • To conduct baseline research to develop a database of the sector
  • To act as a capability enhancement center offering training to workers engaged in unorganised sector
  • To undertake research in collaboration with other agencies at regional, and national level
  • To provide support to government and other agencies in policy formulation for transformation of labour standard
  • To address the issues in implementation of policies relating to unorganised labour and to suggest remedial measures
  • To help in sharing of knowledge among all social partners by publication of newsletter and journal of national repute

Future Plans:

  • Field Visit to at least 4 districts of Odisha for data collection and training of workers.
  •  Registration, Training And Safety Workshops in all the districts chosen for field visit
  • Research paper publication Compilation of all the data and report writing 
  • Publication of a book
  • Recording and Releasing Short Videos On Skill Development And Safety Practices For Construction Workers In Collaboration With TPCODL