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-233




  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”.


  1. Seminar on “Heritage Management in Odisha”.  (April 23, 2018)
  2. Seminar on “Relevance of Open and Distance Learning in Odisha” (July 30, 2018)
  3. Seminar on “Human rights Vulnerability to Food insecurity (Aug. 30, 2018)
  4. Seminar on “Role of Digital Technology in Governance (Sept.10, 2018)
  5. Seminar on “Governance Ethics and Grievance Redressal (Oct.12, 2018)
  6. Seminar on “Constitutional Governance”  (Dec.27, 2018)
  7. Seminar on “Is Media Mirror of the Society?” (Jan.21, 2019)
  8. Seminar on “Gandhi and His Ideas” (Feb.22, 2019)
  9. Annual Journal on the Topic: “Environmental Pollution: Challenges Ahead.
  10. Essay and Debate Competition.
  11. Annual Debate Competition.


  1. Seminar on “Climate Change”.  (May 26, 2018)
  2. Seminar on Human Right, the role of Police, Public Servant and civil Society.
  3. Seminar on “Ethics in Governance”.  ( Sept. 18, 2017)
  4. Seminar on “Raising a Pool of Professionals. ( Oct. 30, 2017)
  5. Seminar on “Micro Finance and Poverty Alleviation.” ( Feb.8, 2018)
  6. Seminar on “Heritage Management in Odisha”.  ( April 23, 2018)
  7. Prashasan ( Compilation of Seminars )
  8.  Journal on the Topic: “Dynamics of Indian Federalism”.  (Jan. 28, 2018)
  9. Essay and Debate Competition.
  10. Annual Debate Competition.


  1. Prelude Seminar on Strengthening of Ethical and Moral Values in Governance. (Sept. 2016)
  2. Seminar on Civil Services: Issues and Challenges. (Jan. 16, 2017)
  3. Seminar on Union Budget. (Mar. 3, 2017)
  4. Seminar on Organization and Administrative Management in the Armed Forces. (Mar. 24, 2017)
  5. Discussion on Current State of Indo- Pak Relations. (Oct. 26, 2016)
  6. Discussion on GST- Need of the Hour Which was addressed by former Finance Minister of State Sri Panchanan kanungo. (July 2016)
  7. Discussion on collaborative Programme with IIMC, Dhenkanal. (Nov. 8, 2016)










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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