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The Department of Economics was established in 1972 with two years Master Degree Course in Economics: n order to encourage research activities the M. Phil. course was introduced in 1979-80. The department also offers Ph. D. programme under the supervision of the faculty members.

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Dr. Bishnu Charan Behera
Assistant Professor
M.A., Ph.D., UGC/NET.
Email:bcb[dot]eco[at]buodishal[dot]edu[dot]in, bcbeherabu[at]gmail[dot]com
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Dr. Bishnu Charan Behera did his Ph.D. degree from Berhampur University. He has qualified UGC-NET in the year 2006. He joined as Lectrer in the department in 2010. He has published about 15 articles in different National and International repute journals. He has more than eleven years of P.G. teaching experience. His research areas are Poverty, Financial Institutions and Markets and Development Economics. He is a member of Odisha Commerce Association and Indian Economic Association.

Dr. Diptimayee Mishra
Asst. Professor
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., UGC/NET.
Email:dm[dot]eco[at]buodishal[dot]edu[dot]in, dipti[dot]mishra[dot]dm[at]gmail[dot]com
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Dr. Diptimayee Mishra has joined the Department of Economics of Berhampur University as Assistant Professor in June 2018. Her PhD is from Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, in the year 2015. She holds M.A in Analytical and Applied Economics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and M.Phill from Sambalpur University, Sambalpur. She has cleared UGC-NET for Lectureship. She started her carrier as a Lecturer in Talcher Autonomous College, Talcher under the Department of Higher Education, Odisha in October 2016. During her research carrier she has attended more than fifteen National and International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. She has visited abroad to Singapore to attain Conference and present her paper. She has published about six articles in various National and International reputed Journals. Her area of research is Environmental Economics: Climate Change and Agriculture in particular. Her prefered areas of teaching are Micro Economics, Mathematical Economics, Quantitative Techniques, Econometrics and Environmental Economics.

Mr. Pabitra Singh
Assistant Professor
Email:ps[dot]eco[at]buodishal[dot]edu[dot]in, singh[dot]pabitra1[dot]dm[at]gmail[dot]com
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Mr. Pabitra Singh did his M.A. in Economics from Utkal University and M.Phil from University of Hyderabad. He has qualified UGC-NET in the year 2011. He joined as lecturer in the department in 2012. He has published about 03 articles in different National and International repute journals. He has more than three years of P.G. teaching experience. His research interests are Environmental Eeconomics and Indian Economics. He is pursuing his Ph.D under the guidance of Prof. (Mrs). A.K. Choudhury.

Dr. Sandhyarani Das
Ph.D., Berhampur University
Email:srd[dot]eco[at]buodishal[dot]edu[dot]in, srd1407[at]gmail[dot]com
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Dr. Sandhya Rani Das holds M.A and Ph.D degree from Berhampur University .She has 25 years of teaching experience. She has authored one book, and 40 research papers in leading journals of National and International repute and Chapters in edited books on different aspects of Economics and Management. Seven research scholars have earned their Ph.D degree and nineteen have earned M.Phil degree under her supervision. She has participated in 5 international and 50 national conferences. She was executive member of Indian Economic Association and life member of International Institute of Development Studies, The Indian Society for Ecological Economics and The Odisha Economic Association. She has attended a Workshop in Nepal on Environmental Economics organised by the Beijer Institute, An International Institute of Ecological Economics from 21st October to 7th November 1999, and visited Sri Lanka for academic purpose. As an active social being and responsible citizen she is also working for the development of rural women by helping them in formation of SHGs and by arranging health camps in far-flung villages of Odisha.

Dr. Sudhakar Patra
Ph.D., Utkal University
Email:sp[dot]eco[at]buodishal[dot]edu[dot]in, sudhakarpatra65[at]gmail[dot]com
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Sudhakar Patra holds M.A degree in Applied Economics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, M.Phil degree from JNU, New Delhi, Ph.D degree in Economics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and is professor in the Department of Economics, Berhampur University. He has been teaching Economics since 1988 at various educational Institutions i.e, Sri Venkateswar College, Delhi University, Govt. College, Phulbani, N.C. College, Jajpur, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack and Berhampur University, Berhampur. He has completed 4 research projects funded by South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics(SANDEE) and University Grants Commission. Seven research scholars have been awarded Ph.D under his guidance. He has participated in 20 international and 42 national/regional conferences/seminars/Workshops. He is life member of 15 professional Associations/Societies including The Indian Econometric Society(TIES), Indian Economics Association(IEA), Indian Society of labour Economics(ISLE), Indian Society of Agricultural Economics(ISAE). He has published 07 books, 28 papers in International Journals and 42 papers in National Journals and 26 book chapters in edited books. He has 12 times academic visit to different foreign countries including Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.


The Department has an academic hall with LCD Projector and other facilities for conducting regular student seminars.

Seminar Library

The Department has a Library with good number of text and reference books and also recent volumes of few journals.


The Department is providing computing facilities to the students and research scholars using Econometrics softwares like LimDep, Gretle, E-Views and Statistical softwarse like SPSS and Strata.


The Department has a full-fledged computer laboratory with five Desktop Computers, three printers with Internet facilities to the students and scholars.


The department is functioning in the ground floor of 2nd humanities block with one HOD room, 3 class rooms, one seminar hall, one office room, one library-cum-store room, two computer rooms,5 faculty rooms and three toilets.


Research Area in the Department

  • Public Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Applied Econometrics

Project Execution in the Department

Title of Project Period Funding Agency Amount (Rs. Lakh) Principal Investigator Completed/Ongoing
Research Projects
Does NTFP Price Policy in Odisha need to change ? 15-02-12 to 14-02-14 SANDEE, Nepal 10.62 Prof. S.K. Patra Completed
Economics of Mining and Health Hazards : A Study in Keonjhar districts of Odisha 01-07-12 to 30-06-14 UGC, New Delhi 6.29 Prof. S.K.Patra Completed
Consultancy Projects
Writing a Book on JNNURM and children 01-06-14 to 31-12-14 BVL Foundation, The Hague , Netherlands 2.75 Prof B. Patro Completed
Advisory Support on Budgetary Research 2010-12 CYSD, Bhubaneswar O.90 Prof B. Patro Completed


  1. IInd Data dissemination Workshop on Census, 2011: Housing, Household Amenities and Assets, 27th July, 2012.
  2. National Level Capacity Building Workshop on The Budgetary System of National and Sub- National Governments in India, May 7-8, 2011.


The Department has an Alumni of P.G. Students.


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Dr. Bishnu Charan Behera
Assistant Professor
Email : bcb[dot]eco[at]buodishal[dot]edu[dot]in, bcbeherabu[at]gmail[dot]com