Dr. Smita Sinha
The Department of Linguistics was established in 1983 under UGC’6th plan grants. This is the only department of its kind in the whole state of Orissa to offer two year MA and PhD program in Linguistics. It has strength of 08 students at present for MA in Linguistics. It offers quite advanced and modern courses of the subject. The department introduced one year Post Graduate Diploma course in Russian Language (DRL) from the academic session 1997-98 with strength of 12 students per batch. Since then, the department keeps updating the syllabus to cater to the needs of the students and modernize the course. The department has introduced two compulsory papers in Communicative English in M.A Linguistics course to make the course more job-oriented.
Many celebrated Linguists like Prof. H.S. Ananthanarayan, Prof. B. Lakshmi Bai, Prof. C. Ramarao, Prof. B.R.K. Reddy and Prof. B.N. Patnaik have already visited the department in various capacities and delivered lectures since its inception.