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Library and information science educator

Ratnakar Rout, Indian library and information science educator. Recipient Lifetime Contribution award, Delhi Book Sellers and Publications Association, 1999; fellow, American Education Development Program, 1986. Member Council Higher Secondary Education, Orissa; chancellor nominee UPMP and Associated Press States; vice chairman Burla NAC; Member of Indian Association Teachers Library and Information Science (life).


Rout, Ratnakar was born on November 19, 1946 in Jagatsinghpur, Orissa, India. Son of Dhaneswar Rout and Sumati Devi.


Bachelor, Utkal University, Orissa, 1968. Bachelor of Science, Utkal University, Orissa, 1970. Master of Arts, Utkal University, Orissa, 1973.

Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India, 1971. Master of Library Science, Karnatak (India) University, 1976. Bachelor of Laws, Utkal University, Orissa, 1978.

Doctor of Philosophy, Burdwan University, West Bangal, 1988. Doctor of Letters, T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bihar, India, 1998.


Assistant library Utkal University, 1972—1976. Lecturer Sambalpur University, Orissa, 1976-1985, reader, 1985-1988, professor, since 1988, dean faculty arts. Chairman postgraduate council Sambalpur University, member finance committee, academy council, senate and syndicate, head of department and chairman board studies.

Warden 10 postgraduate hostels. Coordinator Department Research Support Special Assistance Program University Grants Commission.


  • Other Work

    • Author 5 books. Contributor articles to professional jours.


Vice chairman N.A.C., Burla, Orissa, 1993. Chief advisor Herakhano Library.Assn., Burla, 1992, Landmark Library. Association, Barapeliz, 1994.

Member Indian Association Teachers Library. and Information Science (regional secretary 1992-1994,life), Utkal Library. Association (life).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: folk music, house planning, instrumental music.


Married Manjubala Das, 1971. 1 child, Debasish.

Dhaneswer Rout

Sumati Devi

Manjubala Das

Debasish Rout