A Constituent Unit of NCERT, New Delhi

Under Ministry of Education, Govt. of India


Personal Information

Name Prof. (Mrs) Dhanalaxmi Dash
Designation Professor of Zoology
Qualification M.Sc(Zoology),M.Phil,Ph.D,Certificate in Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education
Email dhanalaxmi.dashh@gmail.com
Phone No. NA
Specialization  Physiology and Biochemistry, Environmental Education, Health Education and Adolescent Education


  • 15 years of Teaching Experience in Post Graduation (M.Sc. M.Ed, RIE Bhubaneswar)
  • 35 years of Teaching experience in B.Sc. B.Ed. and B.Ed. Program.


  • Knowledge, attitude and practices of primary school teachers regarding pupil’s personal hygiene and health care: Implications for school effectiveness. “The Primary teacher” 26(2):52-57.(2001).
  • Public participation in Environmental protection: An Analysis of the attitude and concern of the women of Orissa. “Man and Development” 26(2): 39-56.(2004)
  • Dash, D. and M.K. Satpathy (2004) Women and Environment: A critical analysis of the environmental awareness among the women of Orissa. Science and Culture 701(1 & 2) 38-45(2004).
  • Education for Sustainable Development: Teaching of values for conservation of Environment through 3 Rs. “Edutrack” 5:9-13 (2006)
  • Health Awareness of Women (pp147-159) In perspectives of Mental Health (Ed. By M. Bhargava & R.Raina). H.P. Bhargava Book House,Agra-282004
  • Environmental Education: Philosophy, Structure and Nature. In Education Environmental Sustainable Development, Shipra Publications, New Delhi(2007).
  • Education for Sustainable Development: Role of College and Teacher Training Institutions. “University News”(Dec 2007)
  • A critical Analysis of the Awareness, Attitude and Practices of Women of Orissa on Health Issues. “Indian Educational Review” 43(1): 64-96(2007).
  • Education for Sustainable Development: A study of the attitude of Secondary School Teachers. “Indian Educational Review” 44(1): 97-123.(2008)
  • Community Participation in Bio-diversity Conservation. Paper presented in National Symposium, on “Present and Future of Bio-diversity Conservation” Banki College, Banki,Orissa 2009.
  • Education for Sustainable Development: Apiculture as a Vocation for Sustainable Livelihood in “National Symposium on Organic Farming for Soil Health and Livelihood” (Govt. of India), Bhubaneswar (2012).
  • Caterpillar Fungus---The Marvellous Medicinal Mushroom. “Emerging Science” 4(10)35-38.(ISSN:0976-4100)
  • Flora of Nandan Kanan Sanctuary : Medicinal plants with their role in Health care. “International Journal of Pharmacy and Life Science” (IJPLS). 3(4): 1631-1642.(ISSN: 0976-7126):2012
  • Inquiry –based Curriculum of Science: Teaching in the Out Door. “Eduexplorer” (ISSN 2320-060x) 1(2):12-19.2013
  • Use of Inquiry based Approach in Teaching Biodiversity – A study “International Research Journal of Humanities” (IHJ-ISBN-978-81-909047-9-7) 2013 (in press).
  • Dreadful Viruses – A Threat to Human being. “Emerging Science” (ISSN:0976-4100)5(03): 38-42, 2013
  • Science, Technology and Innovation policy 2013 – Implications for Teaching and Research “Emerging Science” (ISSN: 0976-4100) 5 (5): 10-13,2013
  • Wangari Maathai: The Biologist who had received Noble Prize for Peace “Emerging Science” ( ISSN: 0976-4100) 5(9): 11-13,2013
  • Use of Concept Map Approach in Teaching Energy Resources_ An Experimental Study. “Indian Journal of Applied Research” (ISSN: 2249-555x4(2):1-5,2014.
  • All about Dietary Fats. “Emerging Science” (ISSN: 0976-4100) 6(11): 10-15,2014.
  • Adolescence Education: A Challenge for Teachers and Teacher Educators. “Edutrack” (ISSN 0972-9844) 13(12): 10-14, 2014.
  • NCERT Sponsored Research Project: Impact of Role Play Activity on the Awareness, Attitude and Behaviour of Students towards Adolescence Issues: A critical study from the State of Orissa. NPEP, 2014.
Research Projects
  • Analysis of the knowledge, attitude and perception regarding Sustainable development among pre-service and In –service Teachers at Secondary Level. Ph.D. Thesis Supervised as co-guide (Education) Utkal University (2002).
  • Awareness and Attitude of Secondary Level students and Teachers towards Adolescence Education: A Status Study 94p. 2013, RIE, Bhubaneswar.
  • Impact of Role play Activity on the Awareness, Attitude and Behaviour of Students towards Adolescence Issues: A critical study from the State of Odisha. NPEP Project, 2014
  • Adolescents in Odisha: Policies, Programmes and Activities, Under NPEP Project 2015.
  • Educational and Emotional Status of Adolescents Living in Slums of Bhubaneswar, Odisha: A study- A research project under NPEP (2018)
  • A Study of the Knowledge and Practices of school-going adolescents on sustainable use of resources 2019, NPEP Project.
  • Spatial Mapping of Green Skills and Indigenous Practices in Selected Districts of Odisha: A Study 2022
  • Adolescents and Substance Misuse: A Review of Policies, Programmes and Research Studies: NPEP Sponsored Research Project - 2022
Conferences/Workshops/Symposia Attended
  • (2001) Biodiversity Conservation: An analysis of the concerns of the women of Orissa (pp28-29). In National Symposium on Supercyclone and Ecorestoration Effforts to conserve Biodiversity of the State, Orissa 30-31 March 2001. Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
  • (2005) Bio- Control Approaches to Organic Farming (pp31-32). In National Seminar on Strategies for Success Organic Farming, 5-6 April,2005 at Regional Center for Organic farming. Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, Bhubaneswar.
  • (2007) Education for Sustainable Development: How do Secondary School Teachers perceive about Sustainable Development: How do Secondary School Teachers perceive about Sustainable Development Issues (p113). 4th National Teachers Science Conference 22-25 September 227, Dehradun, India
  • (2009) A study of the understanding of Sustainable development issues along with Pedagogical aspects by in-service Sec. School Teachers. Paper Presented in t 5th National Teachers Science Congress 1st to 4th October 2009 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa
  • (2012) Education for Sustainable Development: Apiculture as a Vocation for Sustainable in National Symposium on Organic Farming for Soil Health and Livelihood (Govt. of India), Bhubaneswar (2012)
  • (2013) Biodiversity Conservation _ A critical study of the Knowledge and Understanding of the Secondary and Higher Secondary School Students. National Seminar on Innovations in Science, Technology for Inclusive Development, held at Inst. Of Physics, Bhubaneswar, 23-24 Nov. 2013.
  • Health and Nutrition: Why to Address the Adolescents? Global Odisha Conference, Health Track, 1-3 July 2015, Washington DC, USA.
  • (2014) UNICEF Sponsored National Consultation on Adolescent Education (Programme Coordinator and Resource Person)
  • (2020) Consultation on school Health and Wellness Programme sponsored by Ministry of Health and Ministry of Edcuation, Government of India, New Delhi.


  • Adolescence and Nutrition. NPEP/NCERT Publication, 2015.
  • People who make A change: Men and Women in Environmental Movements “Kunal Books Publishers, New Delhi, 2013, 156pages.
  • Women Environmental and Health, Mangal Deep Publisher, Jaipur,2005
  • “Mahak”- Population Education cell Newsletter,2020,2022.
  • Curriculum Development of Four year Integrated B.Sc. B.Ed. (CBCS) Programme 2020





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