Research Work

  • A Study on the “Oraon Tribe of Sundargarh District of Odisha” was completed by Chair Professor, Dr.Nabor Soreng.
  • “The Ganda: A Study of a Scheduled Caste of Western Odisha,” was completed by Dr. I. C. Naik
  • A Study on the “Kisan Tribe” initiated during the previous year continues.
  • A Study on the “Kharia Tribe” has been completed during this year.

Seminar / Symposia / Workshop Organised

“Eradicating Chronic Poverty from Odisha: Policy Issues and Challenges” presented by Dr.Chittaranjan Senapati, Dr. Iswar Chandra Naik, Ms. Proggya Ghatak, and Mr. Jagannath Ambagudia, on 16-17 August 2012.

Memorial Lectures

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture Series was organised on 1 March 2012 in the Ambedkar Hall, NISWASS. The topics were:

  • “Ambedkar and Radicalisation of Dalit life (Part-I: Dalit Movement)” and “Ambedkar and Radicalisation of Dalit life (Part-II: Dalit Literature)” by Dr.Rajkumar, Associate Professor,Department of English, Delhi University.

  • “Politics of Knowledge and Caste” and “Politics of History and Caste” by Mr.B.R. Mani, an eminent scholar of Indian History and Philosophy.


  • “Childhood and Womanhood among the Ho tribe of Mayurbhanj, Odisha” by Prof. Eva Reichel, Lecturer, Frei University of Berlin, Germany, on 1 December, 2012.

  • “Legacy of Dr. Ambedkar” by Sri Anadi Das on 6 December, 2012.

  • “Temple Madurai, Tamil Nadu: Strength of Moral Contact for the Youth,” by Mrs.Christina Livingston on 8 September, 2012.

  • “Social Movement in India and Limits of Indian Democracy” by Dr. I. C. Naik, Asst.Prof.,NISWASS on 6 October, 2012

  • “Administration of Social Organisation among the Dongria Kondh and Gadaba of Odisha” by Prof. George Pfeffer, Institute of Ethnology, Frei University of Berlin on 8 December, 2012.

  • “Developmental Issues in Contemporary Society,” by Dr. Ignatius Soreng, Ex-Principal, Babudihi College, Sundargarh on 15 September, 2012.

  • “Migration and Human Trafficking in Rural Areas,” by Mr. Bijay Kumar Soreng, Associate.Prof.,NISWASS on 12 October, 2012.

  • “Sexual Assault, Causes, Consequences, and Preventions,” by Mrs. Puspa Ravi Mishra,Counsellor, ICTC–II, Rourkela Govt. Hospital on 19 October, 2012.

  • “Personality Development,” Mr.Nihal Nathaniel, Asst.Prof., GCSW, NISWASS on 29 October, 2012.

  • “Leadership Development” by Mr. Rajesh Toppo, Field Officer, LIC Rourkela, on 3 November, 2012.

  • “Empowerment through Scientific Cultivation,” Dr.Subash Mohapatra, Rtd. Professor in North Carolina University, USA and President, Indo American Friendship Federation (USA) on 14 November, 2012

  • “Girl Child Issues,” Miss Jyothi Prabha Kujur on 8 December,2012.

  • “Youth Education in Contemporary Society,” by Mr. George Lakra, Ex-Circle Inspector(Education) on 10December, 2012.

  • “Industrial Pollution and its Impact on the Rural People,” Mr. Anil Ekka and Mr. Litu Minz,Social Activists, on 23 December, 2012.

  • “National Association of Social Work Standards for School Social Work Service,” by Mr.Bilas Chandra Montry, Asst.Prof., NISWASS on 12 January, 2013.

  • “Foreign Direct Investment in India,” Mr. Bilas Chandra Montry, Asst. Prof. NISWASS on 1 December, 2012.

  • “Dalit Situation in India,” Mr. Bilas Chandra Montry, Asst.Prof., NISWASS on 8 September, 2012

  • “Problems of Dalit Educated Youth in Higher Education,” Mr. Bilas Chandra Montry,Asst.Prof., NISWASS on 15 September, 2012.

  • “Role of Social Work for Professional Women in the society,” Mrs. Reena Pradhan, Asst.Prof.,NISWASS on 3 November, 2012

  • “Ambedkarism vs Gandhism and Marxism : Potentiality of Liberalism, Emanicipation and Humanism 21st Century by Dr. Rabindra Garada, Department of Sociology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar on 14 April, 2012 at Ambedkar Hall, NISWASS.

  • “Gender Satisfaction,” Mrs. Reena Pradhan,Asst.Prof., NISWASS on 13 October, 2012.

  • “Effectiveness of Target Public Distribution System in Odisha,” by Mr. Prafulla Kindo,Asst.Prof.,NISWASS.

Books / Articles / Journals Published:

  • Mr.S.Bharathiraja, (Research Officer). “Bama’s subjectivity and Community in Karukku.” in On the Fringes: Marginalised Voices in English Literature. Ed. Capt. Dr.Arvind M.Nawale & Dr.Sheeba Rakesh. New Delhi: Authors press, 2012. ISBN: 9788172736576

  • Mr.S.Bharathiraja. “Self-Empowerment in Siddalingaiah’s Ooru Keri: A Study,” Voice of Dalit5.1(Jan-June 2012):19-23. ISSN: 0974-3545.

Awareness / Extension / Training Programmes Organised

  • World Elders Day: Camp at Janla Leprosy Colony on 7th October, 2012.

  • World AIDS Day: Rally in Salia Sahi on 1 December, 2012.

  • Debate on “Is Ambedkar’s Philosophy relevant today?” on the occasion of Dr. Ambedkar Death Anniversary, 6 December, 2012.

Participation in Seminars and Conferences:

  • Dr. Nabor Soreng, (Chair Professor), presented a paper on “Status of Social Work Institutions in the East Zone”, at Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai

  • Mr. S. Bharathiraja presented a research paper entitled, “Victims beyond Borders: A Comparative Study of Joothan: An Untouchable’s Lifeand Narrative of the Life of Frederic Douglass: An American Slave” at the “International Conference on Enriching the Connection between Literature and Life organised by the Department of English,Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu from 3-4 September, 2012.