Name : Dr. Laxmidhar Behera

Academic Qualification : M.A,M.Phil,Ph.D(Education ), Diploma in ECCE (NCERT)

Designation : Assistant Professor in Education

Area of specialization :Education of socially disadvantaged section,early childhood care and education,teacher education,Educational assessment & evaluation

Brief History

Dr. Laxmidhar Behera is currently teaching M.Phil, M.Ed and B.Ed (Integrated and 2 year) and IDGC students. He received MA, B.Ed, M.Phil and PhD in Education from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and diploma in early childhood care and education from NCERT, New Delhi. His Ph.D is in the area of education of socially disadvantaged sections. The area of research interest and specialisation of him include childhood education, education of disadvantaged sections, teacher education and educational assessment and evaluation. Earlier he was posted at National Institute of Education, NCERT, New Delhi in the Department of Education of Groups with Special Needs. Recently conducted a study sponsored by MHRD, Government of India on Impact of In-service Teachers' Training under SSA (Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan) on Classroom Transaction. Published several professional papers in national and international journals and editorial board member in four national journals on education and social sciences. He is the member of RMSA Cell and ECCE Cell of the institute, involved in training and extension programmes in the field of teacher education and looking after the Scanning Technology Cell of the institute. In the institution he has been coordinating some innovative programmes in pre-service teacher education like field-work work with community and internship in teaching.