Dr. Urmishree Bedamatta


1. Linguistics, Multilingualism and Multilingual Education

2. Cultural Studies


2012 Ph.D. Utkal University
2008 PGCTE EFLU, Hyderabad
2007 M. Phil Ravenshaw University
2001 PGDJMC IIMC, Dhenkanal
2000 M.A. Utkal University


2008-2011 NCERT Fellow, NCERT, New Delhi


1. 2015 Language mix, low forms and canonical exclusion: The Lost Case of Mogul Tamsa. Ravenshaw Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, Volume 5,146-164, Department of English, Ravenshaw University, ISSN: EISSN: 2231-2773. (Peer reviewed)

2. 2014 The MLE Teacher: An Agent of Change or a Cog in the Wheel The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (AJIE) published by Cambridge Journals Volume 43, No. 2, December 2014: 195-207. ISSN: 1326-0111. EISSN: 2049-7784 (Peer reviewed) DOI,10.1017/jie.2014.25

3. 2013 Playing with Nonsense: Toward Language Bridging in a Multilingual Classroom, Childrens Literature in English Language Education, Volume 1, No. 1: 58-80, (Journal of the Department of English, University of Mnster, Germany, published online on www.clelejournal.org. ISSN 2195-5212). (Peer reviewed)
4. 2013 Teaching Learning Materials in a Multilingual Education Programme, Language and Language Teaching, Volume 2, No. 1,38-40, Azim Premji University and Vidya Bhavan Society. ISSN: 2277-307x). (Peer reviewed)
5. 2011 Reclaiming Chha Mana as a Multilingual Text, Ravenshaw Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies (RJLCS), Volume 1, No. 2, 7-14, Department of English, Ravenshaw University, ISSN: EISSN: 2231-2773. (Peer reviewed)
Articles accepted for publication
Due April 2016 A mirzas demands for women, cot and cattle: A multilingual performance in medieval Odisha in The Medieval History Journal Volume 19, Issue 1, published by SAGE. ISSN: 0971-9458. (Peer reviewed)
Book chapters (In Press)
Due 2015 Chapter: A historical context of multilingual education in India. In Bayer et al. eds. Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: Perceptions, Practices and Policies. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

Research Papers in Seminars /Conferences (national & international) /Extension Lectures

1. 2014 Multilingual Education for Tribal Children. 38th Indian Folklore Congress organised by the Centurion University of Technology and Management CUTM, Gajapati, Odisha, the Central Institute of Indian Languages CIIL Mysore and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts IGNCA New Delhi. 19-21 Dec. 2014.
2. 2014 Extension lecture: Journalism and Mass Communication, Salipur Autonomous College, 18 Oct. 2014.

3. 2014 Extension lecture: Problems of MLE in Odisha. National Seminar on Language Education organised by State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Chhattisgarh, as part of its School and Teacher Education Reform Programme, 21-23 February 2014

4. 2014 Toward an Ethnography of Communication: Insights from a Multilingual Performance in Eighteenth Century India. 17th World Congress of International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Brisbane, Australia. 10-15 August 2014.

5. 2012 The politics of mother tongue based multilingual education: A case study of MLE for Juanga children in an eastern state of India. 2nd Philippine Conference-Workshop on Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education organised by Department of Education (DepED), Republic of the Philippines in collaboration with 170+ Talaytayan and SIL International. Iloilo City, Philippines. 16-18 February 2012.
6. 2012 Discourse Markers: Time We Noticed Them, Eh UGC National Seminar on Teaching of English in India Today: A New Perspective organised by SKCG Autonomous College, Paralakhemundi. 22-23 February 2012.
7. 2012 Playing with nonsense: Toward language bridging in a multilingual classroom. International Seminar on the Politics of Childrens Literature organised by Department of English, Ravenshaw University. 9-10 January 2012.
8. 2011 Extension lecture: Language in Adult Education. Lecture organised by the State Resource Centre for Adult Education, Bhubaneswar for the Creation of State-level resource group for Saakshar Bharat Programme.