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Dipti Nayak
Dipti Nayak Assistant Professor diptinayakfhs[at]
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Management, Ecological Economics, Conservation issues, Protected areas, People-park relationship, Valuation of ecosystem services,
Professional Background
20122016Assistant ProfessorVeer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla, State Government of Odisha
20062008 Resource Person/Lecturer (on Contract)Orissa School of Mining & Engg. (Degree Stream), Keonjhar, State Government of Odisha
Honors and Awards
UGC-NETUniversity Grant Commission, New Delhi2006
JRF/MHRD Fellowship, Indian Institute of Technology DelhiIndian Institute of Technology Delhi2008-2012
National Merit ScholarshipState Govertment of Orissa1999-2002
Competition Review Junior Essay Competition Competition Review Private Ltd (General Knowledge Today), New Delhi2001
First position in Inter College English Debate CompetitionRajya Sainik Board, Government of Orissa2000
First position in Inter College English Essay CompetitionRajya Sainik Board, Government of Orissa2000
Literary ChampionPattamundai College, Utkal University2000-01
Literary ChampionPattamundai College, Utkal University2001-02
Educational Details
PhDEconomicsIndian Institute of Technology Delhi2015
M.Phil EconomicsRavenshaw (Auto) College/ Utkal University
M.A.EconomicsRavenshaw (Auto) College/ Utkal University
B.AEconomicsPattamundai College, Utkal University
Administrative Background
20162016Head, Department of HumanitiesVeer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla
2013 2014Member In Anti-Ragging SquadVeer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla
20072008Professor-in-Charge, LibraryOrissa School of Mining & Engg. (Degree Stream), Keonjhar, Odisha
20072008Assistant Superintendent/Superitendent, Baitarani Hall of Residence, KeonjharOrissa School of Mining & Engg. (Degree Stream), Keonjhar, Odisha
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Socio-Economic Impact assessment of Sea-Level Rise on Local Households: Study of Coastal and Marine SRIC, IIT Roorkee2017
Participation in seminars
NamePlaceSponsored ByDate
NABARD Chair Seminar on ‘ Restored Ecosystem and Rural Livelihood’IEG, New DelhiNABARD- IEG8-3-2018
3rd International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences at Durban Technical University, Durban, South AfricaVSSUT, Odisha21-6-2014
15th Annual Conference of Indian Political Economy Association (IPEA) at Chaudhary Devi Lal UniversiSirsa, Haryana, indiaIIT Delhi29-10-2011
the Biennial Conference of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) at the Centre for EcoCESS, Hyderabad, IndiaIIT Delhi20-10-2011
International Tourism Sustainability Conference at University of Technology,MauritiusIIT Delhi21-9-2011
Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society at Devi Ahilya Viswa Vidyalaya,Devi Ahilaya Viswa Vidyalaya, Indore, IndiaIIT Delhi6-1-2011
Environmental Transformations and Politics of Place,Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti, New DelhiIIT Delhi26-11-2011
12th Indian Political Economy Association at National Institute of TechnologyNIT, Kurukshetra, HaryanaIIT Delhi15-11-2008
  • Indian Society for Ecological Economics, Life Member
  • Orissa Economic Association, Life Member
  • Indian Political and Economic Association, Life Member
  • Association of Ravenshaw Economics Alumni (AREA), Life Member
  • International Society for Ecological Economics, Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Environmental EconomicsHSN 511MSc EconomicsSpring
EconomicsHSN 01UndergraduateSpring
Issues in Indian EconomyIHS 303UndergraduateSpring
EconomicsHSN 01UndergraduateAutumn
Issues in Indian EconomyIHS 303UndergraduateAutumn
Environmental EconomicsIHS 13UndergraduateAutumn
Ecological EconomicsHSN 604MSc EconomicsAutumn
Public Policy AnalysisHSN 513MSc EconomicsAutumn
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Economics of Ground Water GovernanceAkshi BajajO2017
Evaluating Ecotourism and Ecosystem Services at Corbett National ParkRiyaz AlamO2017
Economic valuation of dryland forest resources: The case of Amhara region, EthiopiaYibeltal WalleO2017
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Training workshop on ‘Biodiversity Conservation- National Training Programme for Women Scientists & DST-Wildlife Institute of India13-2-2017
Short Term GIAN Course on ‘Productive Efficiency: Theory and PracticeIIT Bhubaneswar30 May-8 J
Refresher Course in Economics organised by Academic Staff CollegeJawaharlal Nehru University, new Delhi10 Feb-7 M
Short Term Course on ‘Advanced Data Analysis in Management’ DMS. IIT Delhi24-25 Dec
Certificate Course ‘Perspectives on Environment and Development: Concepts and Debates’ATREE, Bangalore9-16 March
Short-Term Training ‘Methods and Approaches on Migration Issues’CDS, Kerala1-5 Dec
Refereed Journal Papers


Nayak, D., B. Puri., and V. Upadhyay. (2018). Recognising conservationism of the poor towards holistic sustainability: Study of an Indian national park, International Journal of Global Environmental Issues,  17(2/3), 230-261, DOI: 10.1504/IJGENVI.2018.10012362 (Inderscience).

Nayak, Diptimayee, and V. Upadhyay. (2016). Market vs Ethics: Need for mid-path paradigm of conservation, International Journal of Economics and Management Studies, 3(5), 83-90.

Nayak, Diptimayee, B. Puri and V. Upadhyay. (2014). Conservation Reconsidered: Reevaluating Conservation Attempts of Indian National Parks- Case of Bhitarkanika National Park, in the Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences at Durban Technical University, ISSN:2307-7549, Durban, South Africa, 21-22 June, 2014.

Nayak, Diptimayee, V. Upadhyay and B. Puri. (2013). Valuating Recreational Functions of National Park Ecosystem Services. In Manoj Siwach, Abhey Singh and V. Upadhyay (Eds.), Emerging Issues in the Political Economy of Development (pp.77-89). Delhi: Nirmal Publishing House.

Nayak, Diptimayee and V. Upadhyay. (2011). Strategy of Integrating Tourism at Protected Areas: Sustainability or Policy Crunch, in the Proceedings of  International Tourism Sustainability Conference at University of Technology, ISSN 1694-1187, Mauritius, 21-24 September 2011.