MA in Social Work (MSW)

About Department

Department of Social Work in BJB Autonomous college was established in the year 2006, offering Post Graduate course in Social Work. Significantly, the department has been contributing quality teaching with  rural camp and field work exposures  to its students, thus contributing the professional degree holder students getting opportunities to work in various international, national and state level organizations. Faculty members of the department have been associated in many academic and developmental projects and institutions all over India. Apart from formal course, students of this department  also get exposured to rural area research, tribal studies, student exchange programmes, seminars, workshops, conferences  round the year on a regular basis. The course syllabus of the department has been framed as per the the professional sector demand. Also, the department  keenly focuses on developing intrinsic and extrinsic skills of the students through conducting tests, examinations, presentations as well as coccurrent field study twice in a week which is mandatory for all students. Faculties of the department are highly qualified and experienced, are  continuously involved in students welfare activities, both academic and social work apart from getting involved in individual research work. This department has earned a name of its own for its excellence in teaching and research activities throughout the country.

Teaching Staff Details

Name of the Faculty Members Qualification Designation Specialization Professional and Teaching Experience No of international and National JournalPublications  (ISSN & ISBN) Email ID
Dr. Itishree Padhi. M.Sc, MPhil, Ph.D, and D.Lit. Associate Professor, Dept of Anthropology and Coordinator, Dept of Social Work. Gender Studies, Studies on Children, Tribal Studies and Studies on anthropology of Development. 27 years of teaching experience in government institutions and 30 years of research work experience. Wider international exposure to countries like Japan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and to European countries like Croatia and Turkey, with 11 international conferences and 30 national conferences to credit. International: 07
National: 18
Books : 02
Edited books:02
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Dr. Jharana Swain MA Social Work/Ph.D/LLB/M.A in Sociology Guest Faculty Social Policy, Social Legislation, Family and Child Welfare 15 Years of experiences in social development activities.
Counselor in Family Court, Zilla Court, Khurda
National: 07 [email protected]
Dr. Gayatri Pattnaik MA Social Work, Ph.D Guest Faculty History of Social Work, Group Work, Community Organisation 15 years of teaching experience. She has competency on counseling, women health and micro finance. - [email protected]
Santosh Kumar Pradhan MA Social Work / Ph.d (Cont..) Guest Faculty Research, Statistics, Participatory Rural Apprisal, Community Organisation and  Community Development 10 Years of professional experience in academic and social development sector, specifically on Tribal Livelihoods, Community Forestry, Micro Planning and Food Security. He has been involved in various research work on livelihoods, social security, Women and Child Nutrition, Declining Child Sex Ratio and Migration. International: 02
National: 08
Articles in edited Books: 02
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Md. Imran Ali MA Social Work /Ph.D (Cont..) Guest Faculty Social Work Philosophy, Social Work Administrtaion, Community Development , Case Work 8 Years of experience in academic and social development Sector. He has expertise on Health and Youth development. Extensively working on Tobacco issues in Odisha. He is  also working as counselor in IGNOU, Bhubaneswar. National: 01 [email protected]
Dr. Rekha Devi(Retd.) MSC/M.Phil/Ph.D in Geography, PCGIS Guest Faculty Public Health, Statistics 35 Years of experience in Teaching and Research International: 02, National: 26 [email protected]
Dr. Binodini Mishra M.A (Anthropology), Ph.D. Guest Faculty Social Development, Family and Child 35 Years of experience in social development and Research activities. She has been involved with international and national level consulting agencies. She has proficiency on women and child health, livelihoods etc. National: 14 [email protected]
Sulagna Kar M.A / M.Phil Sociology Guest Faculty Sociology, Family and Child Welfare 10 years of teaching experience. She has broader understandings on family and child health issues and Juvenile rights. National:01 [email protected]
Sabyasachi Rout M.A Psychology Guest Faculty Psychology, Public Health 12 years of teaching experience and has also been involved in development sector. Expertise on life skill education and community health International: 01



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Non Teaching

Uttam Kumar Mohapatra BA, Economics Junior Assistant (Contractual) Functional Aspects of Department Management 7 years of experience on Office management, has potential to coordinate with line departments and smooth operation of the official work independently. - [email protected]
Chitta Ranjan Mohanty Intermediate Office Attendant Record Keeping 4 Years of experience in Office record keeping - -
Sarat Chandra Panda Matriculation Office Attendant Logistic and student Contact 35 years of experience with the students. - -


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