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.
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.