Department of Education

The Department of The Honours Department of Education came into being in the year 2015 under Utkal
University and afterwards it was shifted to Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar.
At the beginning of the Honours subject University authority is pleased to sanction 32 seats
and later on after restructuring of Honours subjects of various departments now 20 students
are allowed to take admission under SAMS.
The Honours Department of Education has had a novel beginning and glorious achievement.
When the crisis of values has been a global concern, the Department of Education teaches our
students the mannerism along with profound faith in knowledge which ultimately focuses on
the transmission of knowledge to the people who stand at the bottom of society. From the
beginning of our department no student has secured second division which refers to the fact
that all students from 2014 to 2022 have got first division and two of our students have
secured 1 st class 1 st position in the academic session 2019-20 and 2020-21. They are Aparna
Sahoo and Madhusmita Das.
The Department of Education has organised UGC sponsored state level Two-Days Inter
Disciplinary Seminar from 11.04.2015 to 12.04.2015 and Dr. R. C. Malla, our H. OD, was
the organising secretary of the seminar. Apart from this we regularly organise Departmental
seminar and various competitions for enhancement of skill of debating, exposition and
exploration of hidden potentialities of the 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.

Seminars Conducted
1. Dimensions of philosophy 10.09.2015
2. Relevance of Educational Psychology 18.02.2016
3. The importance of education in the modern world 15.11.2016
4. Experimental research 20.01.2017
5. Value Education 18.08.2017
6. The education system of U. K. and China 10.01.2018
7. Grading system 23.06.2018
8. Use of ICT in education 26.11.2018
9. Life skill education 29.12.2018
10. The present education system of India 15.03.2019
11. Massive Open Online Courses in education 21.06.2019
12. Impact of Basic education in present Indian context 08.07.2019
13. Importance of Mental health and hygiene of students and teachers 12.08.2019
14. Qualitative research 31.08.2019
15. Role of ICT in ever changing society 06.09.2019
16. NEP- 2020 24.02.2020
17. Rubrics and Rubistar 07.12.2021

Dr. Ramachandra Malla

MA, MEd, PhD (Utkal University)
Asst. Professor (Stage III)
Head, Department of Education

Dr. Ramachandra Malla has 30 years of teaching experience both at private (Affiliate Degree
College) and Government college level. Dr. Malla has been awarded his Ph.D in January
2010 from Utkal University and the title of his Ph.D thesis is “An investigation into the status
of population Education in secondary schools of Odisha” He has guided more than 300 UG
Dissertations and 10 P.G Dissertations under IGNOU. He has also guided Post Graduate
Dissertations in multidisciplinary subjects like Journalism, Sociology & Rural Development
under Odisha State Open University.

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.