Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA 2.0)

Utkal University, Known as the Mother University Of Odisha, Has Been Renowned For Its Academic Legacy Over the Years. Spread over nearly 400 acres, the present campus of the University has 30 teaching Departments and offers around 20 self-financing programmes In order to improve higher education in the country, the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India gives funding to select state universities under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA 2.0) scheme. Utkal University has a dedicated to established RUSA Cell during the year 2018 to undertake activities under this scheme. Under the aegis of the Four Components (Gender, Indigenous Knowledge System, Rural Development & Youth) of RUSA 2.0.

Aim & Objective of Rural Outreach:
  • The objective of the program is to engage and involve individuals and groups in planning, delivering and monitoring of projects beneficial for their communities.
  • The university’s Rural outreach program efforts are aimed at creating program interest; facilitate gender inclusive program participation, dissemination of knowledge and addition to the existing knowledge bank.

Rural Outreach

The Rural outreach program will focus on 4 major thrust areas, which are as follows;

  • Gender
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Rural Development
  • Youth


Dr. Sushanta Kumar Badamali
Coordinator, RUSA 2.0

Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sundaray
Deputy Coordinator, RUSA 2.0


Sri. Krushna Kanta Behera

DEO ( Office Work)

PR Media Cell, RUSA 2.0 

Sri Ameet Kumar Parichha
Public Relation Officer

Rural Outreach, RUSA 2.0

Ms. Liza Swain
Program Manager

Ms.Anannya Pattanayak
Program Manager
(Rural Development)

Dr. Gulsan Khatoon
Program Manager
(Indigenous Knowledge)

Sri Laxmidhar Chand
Research Assistant


Sl no.Name of the centerCo-ordinater(s)Co-ordinator(s)Research AssociatesPDFs
1High Energy & Condensed
Matter Physics
Dr. Prafulla Kumar Panda
Dept. Of Physics
Dr. Bijayalaxmi Jena
Dept. of Chemistry
Dr. Sankarsan Tarai
Dr. Nirakar Sahoo
2Center of Advanced
Materials and Application
Prof. Nigamananda Das
Dept. of Chemistry
Dr. Bhagaban Kisan
Dept. of Physics
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Jena
Dr. Himadri Tanaya Das
3Environment Studies,
Climate Change
& Public Health
Prof. K.M. Sethy
Dept. of Geography
Prof. P.K. Mahapatra
Dept. of Zoology
Dr. Jyotshnarani Pradhan
(Biotechnology):Climate change
Dr. Bhabatarini Panda(Botany):Environment
Dr. Kajal Joshi
Dr. Suvasmita Rath
Dr. Sujogya Kumar Panda
Dr. Durga Madhab Mahapatra
Dr. Arti Choudhary
4Public Policy &
Dr. Padmalaya Mohapatra
Dept. of Public.Admn
Dr. H.S. Rout
Dept. of A&A Economics
Dr. Gyanendra Kumar Sahu
Dept. of LL.M
Dr. Jyotirmayee Tudu
Dept. of Public Administration
5Centre for North-East
India Studies
Prof. Asim Ranjan Parhi
Dept. of English
Dr. P.K. Patra
Dept. of Anthropology
Dr. Seema Mallick
Dept. of Pol.sc
6Global Centre of
Rural Studies
Prof. Navaneeta Rath
Dept. of Sociology
Dr. Rasmita Sahoo
Dept. of Business administration
Dr. Swayamprave Mishra
Dept. of A&A Economics
7Centre of Study of
Unorganized Labour
Prof. P.K. Hota
Dept. of Commerce
Dr. B.K. Sundaraya
Dept. of PMIR
Dr. Sujit Acharya
Dr. Nooper
Dr. Bandangienla Aier
8Centre for Study of Language,
Literature and Culture
Dr. Subhas C. Dash
Dept. of Sanskrit
Dr. Rudra Narayan Mohapatra
Dept. of Odia Language and Literature
Dr. S. Deepika
Dept. of English
Dr. Kaliadbou Daimai


Sl. no.Name of the DepartmentName of The G.F. Member
1MathematicsDr. Jitendra Kumar Behera
2SanskritDr. Sushant Pradhan
Dr. Manaswini Sarangi
Ms. Parbati Barik
3EnglishAdyasha Mahapatra
Somya Suravi
4A & A EconomicsShri Subhrajit Rath
5PhilosophyDr. Basant Kumar Dash
6Political ScienceDr. Navuru Narasaiah
7MBA in Rural ManagementDr. Nibedita Priyadarsini
Dr. SitaKant Sethy
Dr. Chinmaya Ranjan Kumar
Sri Smruti Ranjan Sahoo
8AIHCADr. Sasmita Mishra
Dr. Kaibalya Charan Pati
9AnthopologyKabita Swain
10CommerceAlakananda Sabat
Mercy Mousumi Takri
Sweta Leena Hota
11SociologyRoma Ranu Dash
Manas Dakua
12PsychologyDr. Nibedita Das
13HIstoryDr. Sujata Sahoo
Dr. Sarita Ranjan Sahay
14LawDr. Jharashri Paikray
15StatisticsSujata Shukla
16Public AdministrationMiss. Baisnabi Mishra


Sl.NoName of the CenterView Publication
1HECMPClick Here
2CAMAClick Here
3Centre of Excellence, Centre of North-East India StudiesClick Here
4COEULClick Here
5ECCPHClick Here
6CSLLCClick Here
7GCRSClick Here
8CPPGClick Here


1High Energy & Condensed Matter PhysicsClick Here
2Center of Advanced Materials and ApplicationClick Here
3Environment Studies, Climate Change & Public HealthClick Here
4Public Policy & GovernanceClick Here
5Centre for North-East India StudiesClick Here
6Global Centre of Rural StudiesClick Here
7Centre of Study of Unorganized LabourClick Here
8Centre for Study of Language, Literature and CultureClick Here


Sl no.CenterDateProgramSpeakerLink
1HECMP21-09-2019Indigenous instrumentation and computational packages for cutting-edge research in IndiaProf. Deshdeep SahdevNOT AVAILABLE
1HECMP29-10-2019Materials analysis using ion beamsDr. Bibhudutta RoutNOT AVAILABLE
1HECMP09-11-2019Time of flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy (TOF-SIMS) and its applications in Materials ScienceDr. Manas Kumar DalaiNOT AVAILABLE
1HECMP11-01-2020Search for lepton and baryon number violating tau decay at BelleDr.Debashis SahooNOT AVAILABLE
1HECMP23-09-2021Wave Dark MatterProf.Subhendra MohantyNOT AVAILABLE
2CAMA08-03-2021Recent Advances in Materials ChemistryNigamananda DasNOT AVAILABLE
3ESCCPH18.12.2021Natural Products from medicinal plantsProf. Walter LuytenMeet.google.com/ciw-trfh-gkm
3ESCCPH23/12/2021National Webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Geography and Geospatial Health and Climate
Data Analysis
Prof. Iyyanki V.
4CPPG29-08-2021Reconceptualizing Public Policy and Governance in a Globalized World: The Way Forward.Shri Bijay Kumar PatnaikNOT AVAILABLE
5CNEIS11-11-2021Methodology and Ethics of Ethnographic Film-Making in North East IndiaDr. Avitoli G. ZhimoNOT AVAILABLE
6GCRS23-11-2021Advocacy reproductive Health and Rights of the youth NOT AVAILABLE
7CSUL12/02/2020Workshop on the Status of Unorganised Workers in the Construction Sector and Implementation of Government Schemes1. Prof P K Hota
2. Prof Rabindra Kumar Swain
3. Prof Bijaya K Sundaray
4. Prof Madhuchhanda Mohanty
5. Prof Kartik Chandra Das
6. Prof R N Dash
7. Shri B M Mohapatra
8. Shri Ramakrushna Panda
9. Shri Kishore Jena
10. Shri Rajendra Kumar Dash
11. Shri Mahendra Panda
12. Dr Souribandhu Kar

8CSUL05/08/2020Webinar on Migrant Workers: Status, Issues and Challenges1. Prof. Chandan Kumar Sahoo, NIT Rourkela
2. Shri Ramakrushna Panda, National Secretary AITUC
3. Shri KisalayaSatpathy, Former Joint Labour Commissioner, Govt. of Odisha

CSULWebinar on Construction Workers – Present Issues and the Way Forward1. Shri B. M. Mohapatra
2. Shri P Amitav Khuntia
CSULOnline certificate course on The New HR Analytics1.Professor Usha Lenka (HOD, DOMS IIT Roorkee)
2.Dr Richa Choudhary (Associate Professor, DMS, IIT Patna)
3.Dr Umesh Bamel (Associate Professor,IMI New Delhi)
4.Dr Arnav (Ramanujan College, Delhi University)
5.Dr Clement Cabral (IIM Ranchi)
6.Dr Anugamini Priya Srivastava (SIBM Pune)
7.Mr R. N. Mishra (Tata Steel/ Visiting Faculty XIMB).

CSLLC08-02-2020Buddhism: It’s role in Social Connect, Social Bridge and Source of International PeaceAdikabi Sarala DasNOT AVAILABLE


1High Energy & Condensed Matter Physics
2Advanced Materials and Application
3Environment Studies, Climate Change & Public Health
4Public Policy & GovernanceOrganize a training program on “Data Analysis through
R for Policy Formulation” in the month of October 2022.
5Centre for North-East India Studies
6Global Centre of Rural Studies
7Centre of Study of Unorganized LabourValue added certification course on Entrepreneurship Ideation

60No of hours- 42 hours
Date- 17/12/2021 to 23/12/2021
8Centre for Study of Language, Literature and Culture


1GenderDr. Sushanta Kumar BadamaliMs Liza SwainClick here
2Rural developmentDr. Sushanta Kumar BadamaliMs Ananya PattanayakClick here
3YouthDr. Sushanta Kumar BadamaliMs Swati Priyadarshini AcharyaClick here
4Indigenous KnowledgeDr. Sushanta Kumar BadamaliDr. Gulsan KhatoonClick here


Serial No Webinar TitleExpiry Date View/Download
1Cyber Safety and Security in the Digital World03-07-2021View
2Gender Sensitisation through Outreach Programme for COVID-19 vaccine acceptance13-08-2021View


Sl. NoTitleDownload
1DPRClick Here
2Executive Summary of DPRClick Here
3Compliance Report of DPRClick Here
4 CoordinatorClick Here
5 Deputy CoordinatorClick Here
6 Assistant CoordinatorClick Here
7 Guidelines for Post-Doctoral FellowshipClick Here
8 Draft Guidelines for RUSA Doctoral FellowshipClick Here
9 Release of Physiotherapy Manual for WeaversClick Here
10Outreach activityClick Here

Sl. N0.Title of the Video Download
1Video on Heat Wave for Public AwarenessClick Here
2Video on Heat Wave for Educational PurposeClick Here
3Video on Digital LiteracyClick Here
4Glimpse of Outreach Activities undertaken by Rural Outreach Division, Utkal UniversityClick Here