Dr. K. Sudharani Nayak


Name Dr. K. Sudharani Nayak
Designation Lecturer in Political Science
Date of Joining 01-03-2021
Qualification M.A. (Political Science), MPhil., Ph.D.


Ph. D

Thesis titled The Politics of Linguistic Nationalism: The case of Modern Odisha, 1866-1936 on 30th August 2016 and awarded Doctorate on 21st of December 2017 at the Centre for Political Studies in the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.


Dissertation titled Nationalism and State Formation in Orissa: 1866-1936 in 2011 Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.


Centre for political studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2009.

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Programming from MCC Academy, Malkangiri in 2006.


political Science (hon.) from Malkangiri Arts College, Berhampur University in 2007.

AWARD and Scholarship

Selected and received the Doctoral Fellowship from ICSSR for the year 2014-15.

Area of Interest


Indian Constitution

Political Theory

Political Thought


Livelihood Sector

Child Rights

Gender Studies

Human Rights

Tribal Studies.

Workshops Attended and Selected

One Week Summer School on Indian Philosophy organised by Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University at Manipal. Karnataka from 13th to 17th July, 2015

One day Workshop on Assessing Impact of Research Developing Better Research Skills Organised by PHD chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi on 26th February, 2016.

Selected to participate in the Global Minority Rights Summer School co-organised by the TLI, The National University of Public Service and the Middlesex University London that was held from 10th to 16thJuly 2016.

3 Day National Workshop on Advocacy and Governance on the theme “Localizing SDGs with a Focus on Tribal Development” jointly organised by the National Centre for Advocacy Studies and Development Resource and Training Centre of CYSD, held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha held from January 28 to January 31, 2020.

Online Coursework on Standard Precautions: Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection organised by World Health Organization. Record of Achievement received on 10th June, 2020


Paper titled, “Colonialism and Language Politics: Case of Modern Odisha”, in a Seminar Organised by Department of Linguistics, Berhampur University in March 18-19, 2017 on “Indigenous and Endangered Languages- Concerns for documentation and revitalisation”.


“Fakir Mohan Senapati and His Contribution to Odia Language” in the August issue of the 2016 in the monthly journal Odisha Review.

Work Experience

At present, working as a PG Faculty in the Department of Political Science, Rayagada (Autonomous) College, Rayagada, Odisha.

Worked as a Research Expert on a Livelihood project in Centre for Youth and Social Development in collaboration with Ford Foundation for eight months. As a research expert I had to work in tool development, data collection, data compilation, documentation- success stories and process, report writing and orienting staffs on various matters from March to October 2020.

In the year 2010, worked as a Research Intern in Centre for Woman’s Developmental Studies, New Delhi. The research was on Gender and Migration. As Part of the research, I was part of a field study in two districts each of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Translated and gave a voiceover to a project work carried out by Local Futures titled, “Local future presents: Going Local-Solution Multiplier “from English to Odia.

Voluntarily taught children in different places like Parvatiya Camp (R.K Puram), JNU Worker’s children and few children in Malkangiri district of Odisha.