Department of Economics

The Department of Economics is one of the premier departments of Dhenkanal Mahila
Mahavidyalaya. The Honours programme of the department was started in the year 1982
under Utkal University and since 2015 it is functioning under Rama Devi Women’s
University, Bhubaneswar. The Department as a strength of 8 seats in its honours programmes
in an academic year. The seat allotment is made by the Govt of odisha through Student
Academic Management system (SAMS). It has a Seminar Library with latest editions of
books on various areas of Economics subject. Our Students organize various student seminars
on diverse topics. Our students have performed well in various examinations and
extracurricular activities and bagged various awards too.

Dr. Raghunath Sahoo
MA, MBA, LLB, UGC NET, PhD (Utkal University)
Head,Dept. of Economics

Dr. Raghunath Sahoo has about 14 years of teaching experience in
various General, Engineering and Professional colleges in Odisha. Dr.
Sahoo has his PhD from Utkal University and the Title of his Ph.D.
Thesis is “Common Property Resources and The Poor: A Village Level
Study in Odisha.” He has completed his MBA from Pondichhery
University. After getting through the UGC-NET, he received ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship
from Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi for his PhD work at
Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar. He has published
more than 15 research papers in national and international referred journals and 4 chapters of
edited books. He has also published 4 text books. Besides, he has also participated and
presented 14 research papers in different national and international conferences, seminars and
workshops. He has also participated in 7 induction, orientation and training programmes in
different institutes and university. His research interest includes Environmental Economics,
Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Management, Micro Economics, Financial
Services. He is a life member of Odisha Economic Association (OEA).

Biswajit Behera

Guest Faculty

Sri Biswajit Behera has completed his MA from Ravenshaw University
in 2021. He joined Dhenkanal Mahila Mahavidyalaya in 2022. His
specialization is Econometrics and Financial Economics. He has
attended 2 workshops and 1 conference.