A Constituent Unit of NCERT, New Delhi

Under Ministry of Education, Govt. of India


Personal Information

Name Prof. (Mrs) Ritanjali Dash
Designation HOD & Professor
Qualification M.A, M.Phil. , Ph.D(Economics)
Email ritadash63@gmail.com
Phone No. 9776045245
Specialization  NA


  • Having 32 years of teaching experience. Teaching Economics, Pedagogy in Social Sciences


Degree(s) :

Degrees Title Year of Award University
M. Phil. Credit Deployment by SBI in Orissa 1990 Utkal University
Ph. D. Growth of Tourism and Economic Development of Orissa 2012 Utkal University

Projects :

Project Title Year
DPEP. Management of Learning situation utilising peers and seniors in one and two teacher primary schools 1996
NCERT Gender Sensitivity and Responsiveness of Secondary Schools in Odisha – an Analysis 2017
NCERT Process of Implementation of Learning Outcome 2018
RIE, Bhubaneswar Was associated with Implementation of NCERT Intervention at Elementary School Stage: A block level Research project of Chilka. 2020

Books/Booklets/ Chapter in books published :

Role of Banking sector in Financial Inclusion in Odisha’ Financial Inclusion in Odisha, Deep and Deep publisher 2012
Tourism Development APH Publishing corporation, New Delhi 2015
Analysis of Gandhian Economic Thought Odia Booklet published by Acharya Harihar Education Society, Bhubaneswar 2009
Tourism and Natural Resource
Management in Orissa
Natural Resources and Economic , DEEP and DEEP Publisher, New Delhi 2006
Translation of the Text book of AmartyaSen, ‘Jeevanjatra and Arthaniti-Panya o Manushya’ Published in the Odiya Journal ‘Manabikatar Biswamukti’ 2004, 2005, 2009

Publications :

Title Journal Year
Global Financial Crisis, Some Preventive Measures. Orissa Economic Journal, ISSN 0976-5409,vol.42, No1& 2 2010
Economic Impact Assessment of Tourism: A case study of Orissa Journal of Hospitality Application and Research, ISSN 0973-4538, vol.6, No.1 2011
Tourism’s potential in generating employment in Orissa The International Journal of Tourism Development, ISSN 1522-1970, vol.8, No.1 2010
An Analysis of Power Crisis in India Orissa Economic Journal, vol.18 1988
Introducing Financial literacy in Economics Curriculum in Schools Journal of Education in Emerging Indian Society, ISSN-2394434X, Vol.VI,No.1 Jan.Dec.2014
Arguments and Explanations in Social Sciences International Journal Of Education Today, APH Publishing House, Vol.VI,No.1 Jan.Dec.2015
Role of Language in Economics Learning. International Interdisciplinary Research Journal Vol-V, Issue-IV, July-August, 2015
Myths & Realities of Inclusive Growth in India and China. the International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, ISSN 2321-9467, Vol-3, Issue-1, January 2015.
Gender Bias in Schools Education Plus, ISSN.22772405 Vol. XIV, No 1 Jan-Feb-2018
Gender Sensitivity and responsiveness of Schools in Odisha Education Times, International Journal of Education and Humanities, ISSN, 23198265, VOL. XIII, No.1 Jan- Dec 2018
Labour Issues and Labour Laws in India Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, ISSN 2249-9598,Vol.10, issue-04, July –August 2020
Employability in India and New Education Policy-2020 Online International Journal, ISSN 2249-9598,Vol.11, Special Issue, March2021  
  • Besides these, there are 20 papers published in local journals

Seminars / Conferences / Symposium / Workshop :

Paper presentations in Seminar and conferences :

Title of Paper Presented Seminar/ Conference/Workshop Year
Learning Economics in schools- A dynamic Curriculum for Empowerment of Children’ National Seminar in ‘Economics Curriculum in Schools-Trends and Challenges’ held at NCERT 2014
Rural Industrialisation-a panacea to Rural Unemployment National Seminar on Employment Perspective in rural areas, Utkal University 1996
Promotional package for Tourism in Orissa International Seminar on Tourism in India by Utkal University, DoT, Govt. of Odisha& Institute of Development Studies, Queensland University, Australia 1997
Tourism and Socio-Economic Development National Seminar on Economic Reforms and Indian Tourism Sector by Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Bhubaneswar 2001
Gender biased approach to development International conference on Emerging issues in Development by Nabakrushna Choudhury Institute of Advanced studies, Bhubaneswar& International Institute of Development studies, Queensland University, Australia 2002
Population Explosion, Quality of life and Sustainable Development International Conference on population awareness organised by The Universe, Cuttack 2002
Globalisation, Liberalisation and Primary Education in India National Seminar on Impact of Economic Reforms and Globalisation on Regional Development by UGC-,Utkal University 2005
Rural industrialisation- A panacea to poverty Eradication’ UGC sponsored National Seminar on Economic Development and Rural Poverty in India, Utkal University 2011
Causes of Agricultural stagnation in Orissa’ National Seminar on ‘Agricultural Stagnation in India, cause and way ahead’, Utkal University 2010
Skill Development in India through Reorganisation of Curriculum National Seminar held at RIE, Bhubaneswar 2012
Economic Development and Rural Poverty in India UGC sponsored National Seminar by Centre for Advanced studies in Economics, Utkal University 2011

Seminars, Conferences and Workshops attended :

Theme/Subject/Topic/Area Seminar/ Conference/Workshop Year
School Effectiveness at Primary Stage Regional Seminar on Researches in, held at RIE, Bhubaneswar 1999
Quality Elementary Education and Constructivism National Seminar held in RIE, Bhubaneswar 2010
Regional Science Association National Conference at LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussori 1995
Natural Resources and Economic Development of Orissa Workshop by Post Graduate Deptt. of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University, 2006
Impact of Economic Reforms and Globalisation on Regional Development National Seminar,UGC- Dept. of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University, 2005
41st Annual Conference of the Orissa Economics Association Regional Seminar 2009
Agricultural Stagnation in India, cause and way ahead’ National Seminar by Deptt. Of A&A Economics, Utkal University 2010
Inclusive Growth: Role of Finance Sector National Financial Conclave 2010 held by KIIT school of Management 2010
Kalinga Lecture Nabakrishna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar 2010
Quality Elementary Education and Constructivism Regional Seminar  held at RIE, Bhubaneswar 2010
Chaired on of the sessions of the National Conference on Human Rights Education National Conference held at RIE, Bhubaneswar 7th, 8th December,2017
Attended the XLIX Annual Conference of the Odisha Economics Association held by Ramadevi Women’s University , Bhubaneswar 11th and 12th February, 2017
Seminar on Sustainable Tourism Held at NCERT November 2017
Attended the 50thAnnual Conference of the All Odisha Economics Association held By Nabakrishna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar 10th and 11th February 2018
Attended the 45th Annual Conference of Odisha Economics Association held at National Institute of Science Education and Research(NISER), Bhubaneswar. February 9th and 10th, 2013
Attended the 44th Annual Conference of Odisha Economics Association during Held at L.N.Sahu Mahavidyalaya, Jagatpur, Cuttack. 21st and 22nd February, 2012
Regional workshop on CCE implementation in Eastern States, RIE Bhubaneswar, RIE, Bhubaneswar 2013
Participated in the Regional workshop on implementation of CCE in Eastern States. Reviewed the CCE material of Odisha and Andaman & Nicober Island with a team of Internal and External resource persons during 23rd to 25th july 2013& 2015
Workshop on Identification of hard spots in teaching Social Science in Secondary schools Resource Person 1999
One day National consultation on Educational Discrimination held by NCPCR, New Delhi and RIE, Bhubaneswar RIE, Bhubaneswar 26th September 2017
Attended the International Conference of All India Association for Educational Research RIE, Bhubaneswar 14th and 15th October 2017
National Rural Tribal Youth Convention held RIE, Bhubaneswar December 2017
Attended two workshops on discussion of Position Paper in Social Sciences NCERT New Delhi 2014, 2015
53rd All Odisha Economic Conference Participant 18th June 2020
International Conference on Education in the 21st century Chaired the session on Preparation and Professional development of teachers 21st to 23rd February 2019
National Conference on Human Rights Education Chaired a session on Human Rights Institutions and Processes: International,National, Local and Civil Society and Right to Education: Different facets of its implementation 7Th December 2017
Webinar on Translating NEP 2020 FOR PREPARING Future Indian Youth Particiption 3rd july 2021
Webinar on How to mainstream the concern of Migrant workers by Indian Express Particiption June 29th 2020
Webinar on What does privacy mean in Social Media Particiption 2021
Webinar on Farm laws are stuck, where is India’s Agriculture sector headed by Indian Express Particiption 30th March, 2021
International Webinar on Education and Employability, Developing curious and agile minds, organised by KISS, Bhubaneswar Particiption 27th February 2021
Webinar on Decoding India’s Internal Migration by Indian Express Particiption 11th February 2011
Webinar on The Economics of Small Things by Odisha Economics Association Particiption 29th January 2021
National Webinar on Towards an Equitable and Inclusive Society Particiption 30th July 2021

Innovations/Designing of New Courses Curricula :

Workshop/ Seminar /Activity Contribution / Role Year
Workshop for developing a Model Lesson plan focusing strategies of concept attainment and Activity skill/ Competency Development for Secondary School Developed  few lesson plans in Economics 1999
Workshop on Formulation of B.Ed.Senior Secondary course for Post Graduate Teachers and Innovative B.Ed. programme (2 years) as per NCTE guideline (funded by NCTE) Prepared the draft syllabus in Economics for Secondary and Senior Secondary B.Ed. course 1999
Interactive Seminar on Reconceptualised Population Education for Curriculum framers and material developers of Higher secondary Boards of the states/ Union Territories of Eastern and North Eastern regions Resource Person 1999
Review of Economics book ‘Indian Economic Development’ for Class XI, published by NCERT in 2002 Reviewed the book along with a team of Experts from Utkal University, VaniVihar 2002
Workshop for review of 2year B.Ed.Secondary course Resource Person 2000
Workshop on formulation of 4 year Integrated BA. BEd. Course for RIE, Bhubaneswar Participated and formulated the syllabus in Economics. 2009
Text-book of the State Board Analysed  and framed the tentative syllabus in Environmental Education 1997
Designing the tentative syllabus for BA BED course in RIEs in a 4 day workshop, RIE Bhubaneswar Resource Person 2013
Regional workshop on CCE implementation in Eastern States, RIE Bhubaneswar Resource Person 2013
Review workshop for developing resource materials on RTE Act-2009, RIE Bhubaneswar Resource Person 2014
2 day Workshop for development of CBCS syllabus for BA BEd Resource Person 2017-18
Development of Draft Curriculum for the proposed4 year Integrated Programme for Elementary and Secondary stage at NCERT Resource Person March 2018
Participated in a 3-day workshop on curriculum study in the state of Odisha at RIE, Bhubaneswar. Developed the review material of Social Science textbook at the secondary level along with a team of experts. Resource Person 27/1/2015 to 29/1/2015
Participated in the Regional Level Consultation meeting on New Education policy held at RIE, Bhubaneswar Participated and worked on the theme “life skills development. 15th November 2015
New curricular areas in 21st century Participated in discussion sessions and suggested areas in Social Sciences 2020-21
Working paper in Social Science Curriculum Participated in discussions and suggested for requisite changes in the Social Science curriculum 2020-21
Review and revision of position paper on Teaching of Social Sciences Resource person in Social Sciences 16th, 7th-8th August 2014
Working papers in various areas of School Education Participated in discussions 2020-21


Workshop/ Seminar /Activity Contribution / Role Year
Workshop for Writing Instructional Materials in Environmental Biology of Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools of Eastern Regions, RIE, Bhubaneswar Developed the material taking into consideration local specific environmental factors. 1997
Development of Resource book in Economics for the teachers teaching Economics at the secondary stage using NCERT text book Developed a resource book 1999
Teaching of Social Sciences at Secondary level for the state of Jharkhand Developed a training package for Key Resource Persons 2012
Syllabus for 4-yr Integrated B.A. B. Ed. Course  (RIE, Bhubaneswar) Development of Economics Syllabus 2009
Constructivist Approach to Teaching Social Science for Class-IV Students of NCERT Text Book Exemplar Module Written 2009
Training Package for Key Resource Persons of Jharkhand teaching Social Sciences at Secondary Level Developed a Training Package 2011
Training Package on Capacity Building of Gender Coordinators of Schools in Odisha Developed a Training Package 2018
Development of lesson plans in 5E Model held by Nalini Devi Teacher Training Institute, Bhubaneswar Developed lesson plans in 5E Modelalong with a team of experts in Social sciences  May 2016.
Developed a module on role of language in teaching learning of Economics in a workshop on Ability of Language in Teacher Preparation. RIE, Bhubaneswar 5TH to 9TH January 2015
Development of key resource centre, Educational Theme Park and Herbal Garden for Pre-service and In-service teacher training programme. Joint Coordinator 2020-21
Review of CCE Materials of Odisha and Andaman and Nicobar Island. Member of the Task Team RIE, Bhubaneswar March and May 2015
Development of Draft Curriculum for the proposed 4year Integrated Programme foe Elementary and Secondary stage at NCERT. Developed the draft curriculum in Economics 12th and 13th March 2018
Development of Question Bank in Language, Social Sciences, Science and Mathematics. Joint coordinator, Resource person 16th to 18th March 2021
Workshop on Finalisation of Learning Outcomes in Social Sciences at the Secondary level in NCERT. Participated in finalising the material. 17th to 19th September 2018


Programme Contribution / Role Year
Orientation Programme in Social Studies Teaching for Teachers of Tribal High Schools under Welfare Deptt., Govt. of Orissa Resource Person 2000
Orientation Programme for PGTs of Railway Board Schools in Economics, Pol. Science and Commerce, RIE, Bhubaneswar Coordinator 1998
Entitled Induction Training in the newly Recruited Teacher Educators and Principals of DIETs of West Bengal and Bihar Resource Person 2007
Orientation Programme on NCF -2005 for Teachers/Teacher Educators of Science, Social Science, Mathematics and Language, RIE, Bhubaneswar Resource Person 2010
Orientation programme of DIET personnel in Constructivist Approach at primary level for Bihar and Jharkhand Resource Person 2008
In-service Orientation Programme for teachers in Languages and Humanities of D.M.Schools Resource Person 2011
Orientation Programme for Teacher Educators at Primary Level in Environmental Studies For the State of Bihar Co-ordinator & Key Resource Person 2001-02
Orientation Programme for Key Resource persons for Teachers teaching Geography at Secondary level in Orissa Coordinator & Key Resource Person 2001-02
Orientation Programme for Teacher Educators at Primary level in Environmental Studies for the state of Bihar Coordinator & Key Resource Person 2001-02
Pre-Internship Internship programme of B.Ed and BA.B.Ed Coordinator and Resource person Several times
Internship programme of B.Ed  and BA.B.Ed Coordinator and Resource Person Several times
Orientation Programme on NCF-2005  for teachers/teacher Educators of Science, Social Science, Mathematics and Language  Resource Person 2010
Content – cum-Pedagogy Enrichment Programme for teachers teaching Social Sciences at Secondary level  Coordinator 2009&2010
Training Programme for Key Resource Persons of Jharkhand teaching Social Sciences at Secondary level Coordinator 2012
Orientation Programme of Master Trainers of KVS,NVS and CBSE affiliated schools in the use of new textbooks based on NCF, 2005 Resource Person 2007&2008
Orientation Programme for Master Trainers of KVS,NVS and CBSE affiliated schools on the use of new textbooks through teleconferencing Resource Person 2007&2008
Odisha  in the State level Coordination Committee of RIE, Bhubaneswar Coordinator 1995&2000
Orientation Programme for training teachers teaching Geography at secondary level in Odisha Resource Person 2001&2002
Training Course on Methodology of Women Education and Empowerment Resource Person 2001-2002
Imparting Advance Skills in teaching Economics to the Teachers of Sainik Schools organised by Sainik School Board External Resource Person 1998
Orientation Programme for  Teachers of DAV Sangathan External Resource Person 2004
Training programme for Capacity Building of Gender Coordinators of Schools in Odisha Coordinator 2017-18
Participated in the Training Programme on E-Content for RIE, faculty, students and teachers of Demonstration Multipurpose Schools held at RIE, Bhubaneswar. Participated in a video clip of a 12 minute programme on “Relevance of Social Science in School Curriculum”. Resource person/ participant 8th to 12th February, 2016
Leadership Training of Headmasters of Schools of Odisha on Gender and Girls’s Education organised by DEO, Khordha External Resource Person 6.12.2017
Sensitisation of Educational Administrators on Gender Related Issues by OMSM,RAMSA, Odisha External Resource Person 18.01. 2018
Training programme for teachers of D.M School of this Institute on Learning Outcomes. Resource Person September 2017.
Orientation of Key Functionaries on Implementation of NSQF organised by PSSCIVE, Bhopal Local Resource Person 9th to 11th January 2018
Content-cum Pedagogy Enrichment Programme for PGTs of Andaman and Nicober Island Coordinator 7th to 9th December 2015
Training programme for teachers of D.M School of this Institute on Learning Outcomes. Resource person 4th September to 20th September 2017
NISHTHA training programme in Patna, Raipur and Lucknow. Resource person in Social Science January and February 2020
Capacity building of KRPs of Jharkhand in Social Science at Secondary level at RIE, Bhubaneswar Developed a module on Demonetisation in India 2018-19
Training programme on Implementation of NCERT Interventions at Elementary level Resource person in Social science 2019-20
Imparting Advance skills in teaching Economics to the teachers of Sainik Schools organised by Sainik School Board External Resource Person 1998


Area /Activity Contribution / Role Year
Member of the Extension Education Department since 1996 Involved in the extension activities of the Dept. from time to time. Supervising and monitoring progress of PAC Programmes. 1996- till date
Associated with planning, programming, and execution of various PAC Programmes and Collaborating Programmes. Worked as a Coordinator for the State of Odisha 1996-2000
Organised and Conducted various activities for the Population Education Cell of the Institute Organised and Conducted various activities 1995-2000
Organised the Population Education Week every year on the eve of World Population Day Organised and Conducted various activities 1995-2000
Children's Literature Competition held by NCERT Coordinator 1996-2000
Selection Committees of Teachers in DPS Kalinga, Bhubaneswar,  JNVs, KVs, DPS, Angul, other Schools Subject Expert 2005-Till date
Evaluation of class-room teaching for teachers of D.A.V Public school Subject Expert 2005-2014
Social Science Exhibition cum National Integration Camp organised by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, DAV Sangathan Judge 2007&2010
Translation work for NTSE questions into regional language (Odia) at RIE Bhubaneswar Translated Economics Questions Several times
Training cum Teaching Assessment programme, ODM Public School, KV-I, JNVs Resource Person Several times
All India competitions on Innovative teaching practices in schools and other teacher training Institutes Coordinator 2016,2017,2018
National Talent Search Interview for Odisha Coordinator 2008-10
Nurturance Programme for NTS Awardees of West Bengal and Odisha Coordinator 2009&2010
Attending the Institute Advisory Board meeting of RIE, Bhubaneswar Member participant Since 1998
Extension Lecture Series Programme Coordinator 2018, 2019
Expression Series Programme Coordinator 2018, 2019
Management Committee meeting Member Participant 2019-21
Heading the Department of Education in Social Sciences and Humanities Supervising, monitoring all extension activities of the department. April 2019- till date
Government of India nominee for selection of Teachers under NAT Telangana 2018-19,2019-20, 2020-21

Other Information

Member of Professional bodies

  • Life member of All Odisha Economic Association
  • Life member of All India Economic Association