Regional Branch


Odisha Regional Branch


The Regional Branch of the Indian Institute of Public Administration, Odisha was learnt to have been started some time during the year 1955 at Cuttack. But it was functioning at irregular intervals. Subsequently it was shifted to Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha and again became dysfunctional after the last president-ship of B. Shivarman I.C.S. for the period 1960-62, while he was the Member Board of Revenue and thereafter Chief Secretary of Odisha. Again, the functioning of the branch was debilitated for the long period till July 1988 when the then Chief Secretary of Odisha late Nalini Kanta Panda I.A.S. convened a meeting for revival of Regional Branch held in the conference Hall of the Secretariat where Mr. Kalyan Ray I.A.S., Amulya R. Nanda I.A.S., R.M. Senapati I.A.S., Prof Subash Mishra, Prof. Jugal Kishore Mishra and Prof. P.K. Mishra and Secretary of different Deptts of the Govt. were Present. Basing on the decision concluded in the meeting, the Regional Branch was reactivated and made functional during the year 1989. Since then, the Regional Branch I.I.P.A. Odisha has been functioning uninterruptedly in Bhubaneswar. Subsequently with perceptive vision, able Leadership, keen interest and guidance of succeeding chairpersons, the Regional Branch became one the most active branches of the country. This branch is primly located and has been functioning in a spacious govt Quarter allotted by the Govt of Odisha. This branch pursues academic activities and conducts different programme like seminar, webinar workshop, lectures by visiting dignitaries throughout the year and research work on socio-economic, political and administrative problems. We also publish books of relevance and presently publishing a book on ‘Education’. Every year we publish “prashasan” containing the deliberations in seminars/webinars and the thematic Journal. All are edited by our eminent members of academic pursuit. Last two journals on Electoral Reforms and Education were very meticulously and brilliantly edited by Prof. Jugal Kishore Mishra and guided by Chief Editor   Sri Sarat Chandra Misra, the present Chairman of the branch. All articles featured in the journal are research oriented which act as reference to scholars, students, academics, administrators, and other professionals. In order to make our presence with activities felt in different intellectual spheres we have made our activities broad based conducting seminar and workshop in Coordination  with other institutions such as State Police Academy, State Human Rights Commission, Utkal University, Fakir  Mohan University, Balsore, North Odisha University, Baripada, Police Training College, Angul, Gopabandhu Academy of Administration, Schools of prominence, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal Deptt of Public Administration, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar etc. We have a well-maintained Library having more than 2000 books of importance and relevance. We have also our own website; the site id is - We also conduct essay and debate Competitions among University and College students annually and give them prizes, certificates and cash awards. We also hold Research Studies and Training Programmes.

Year Of Establishment-1958

Number of Members-240



Seminars/ Webinars/ Conference/Workshop

  1. Members’ Annual Conference-2022 (March 30, 2022)
  2. “Civil Service in India : Road Ahead” (Aprl 21, 2022)
  3. Madhusudan Das : An Architect of Modern Odisha (April 28, 2022)
  4. Buddhist Heritage  in Odisha (May 24, 2022)
  5. Nourished India : Empowered India (June 06, 2022)
  6. Self knowing to self Realisation (July 12, 2022)
  7. Annual Theme Journal Release (July 17, 2022)
  8. Sustainable Tribal’s Development in Odisha (July 17, 2022)
  9. Individual liberty and Freedom of Speech: Foundation of Democracy (Aug.13, 2022)
  10. Fundamental Duties : Backbone of our Constitution (Aug.14, 2022)
  11. Prelude Conferece on India Emerging as a Global Leader (Sept.24, 2022)
  12. Individual Liberty  and Freedom of Speech: Foundation of Democracy.
  13. “Peace, Justice &Human Rights for Crating Sustainable Societies” (Nov.05, 2022)
  14. Annual Essay Competition on “India Emerging as a Global Leader” (Nov.14, 2022)
  15. Annual Debate Competition on “Is India Emerging as a Global Leader” (Dec.03, 2022)
  16. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and India’s Freedom Struggle (Dec.04, 2022)
  17. Members’ Annual Conference -2023- Hon’ble Governor of Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal Jee had grace the occasion as Chief Guest. (Dec.04, 2022)



  1. Seminar on ‘Smart city Mission” - 28.8.2021
  2. Webinar on “Post pandemic Economy’ - 4.09.2021
  3. Annual General Body Meeting - 19.9.2021
  4. Webinar on “Atmanirbhar  Bharat: Various Dimensions”  - 6.10 2021
  5. Webinar on “Industrial Revolution 4.0 Implication & Challenges in India” - 31.10.2021
  6. Webinar on “Post Pandemic economy” - 4.11.2021
  7. Seminar on”Pandit Nehru, the Architect of Modern India” - 14.11.2021
  8. Webinar on “Creating Leadership with winning Habit” - 21.11.2021
  9. Seminar on “Public Administration in 21st Century : Challenges & Options for India” - 3.12.2021
  10. Webinar on Observance of World Human Rights Day “Contemporary Human Rights Scenario and Future Perspective”
  11. Webinar on “Odisha Maritime Heritage and Citizen’s Responsibility” - 23.1.2022
  12. Webinar on “Management Lessons from Mohabharat” - 20.2.2022
  13. Members’ Annual Conference’ - 30.3.2022

Other Activities

(A)       Library: The Branch has well-maintained library having 2500 books on various subjects and Public Administration including Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Management History and Biographic of Eminent Personalities
(B)       Annual Essay Competition was organised by the Odisha Regional Branch
(C)      Annual Debate Competition was organised on 12.12.2021.
(D)       Publications - Two Journals and one Book.



  1. Webinar on “Online Education” (June 2020)
  2. Webinar on “Judicial Reforms” (Aug. 2020)
  3. Webinar on “N.E.P. 2020” (Sept. 2020)
  4. Webinar on “Managemen of Pandemic” (Oct. 2020)
  5. Webinar on “Skill Developmnent, Issues, Challenges and Opportunities” (Nov. 2020)
  6. Webinar on “Corporate Social Responsibility Relevance Today” (Dec. 2020)
  7. Members’ Annual Conference (Jan. 2021)
  8. Seminar on “India Into A Post Pandemic World” (Feb. 2021)
  9. Seminar on “Criminal Justie Reforms in India” (March 2021)


  1. Seminar on “Electoral Reforms”. (August 20, 2019)
  2. Seminar on “Impact of Climate Change and Global Warming” (Sept 02, 2019)
  3. Seminar on “Good Governance and United Nation Sustainable Goal (Sept 19, 2019)
  4. Seminar on “Challenges Before Indian Economy (Oct 26, 2019)
  5. Seminar on “Role of Media in Public Administration (Nov 11, 2019)
  6. Seminar on “Contemporary Human Rights Situations (Dec.10, 2019)
  7. Annual Conference (Jan.29, 2020)
  8. Seminar on “Governance Reform in Odisha” (Feb.22, 2020)
  9. Prashasan 2017-18/2018-19.
  10. Annual Journal on the Topic: “Electoral Reform in India”.More...






Shri Arun Kumar Rath, IAS (R)
Mobile: 9910436439

Shri Ashok Kumar Mohapatra
Phone: 0674-2598444

Address for Communication
IIPA Odisha Regional Branch
Qr.No. VIC, 2/1, Unit-1
Bhubaneswar-751009 (Odisha)

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