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Department of Chemistry

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The P. G. Department of Chemistry, established in the year 1967, has been imparting teaching and training in emerging fields of Chemistry and Chemical sciences through regular M. Sc., M. Phil. and Ph. D. programmes.

During last 50 years, the department has produced a large number of quality human resources in Chemical Sciences who occupied important academic/research and industrial positions in India and abroad. The department has been well recognized at national level and received funds through UGC (Under SAP, ASSIST, DSA-I, DSA-II) and DST (FIST and PURSE) programmes besides sponsored projects from various funding agencies.

The Department has the distinction of having produced more than 250 Ph.D.s and more than 1200 students have got Master degrees, since its inception. The total number of research publications of the department exceeds 1000. Most of the former and existing faculty members have been recognised both at national and international levels for excellence in research and availed research fellowships like Humboldt, DAAD, Fulbright, Commonwealth, BOYSCAST, JSPS, INSA for higher research and training at different period of time.

Annual Alumni Meet has been regular feature in the department for last few years. The Department is proud of its alumni who have earned name for the Department by occupying important academic and industrial positions in India and abroad.. Currently with ten well qualified faculty members, the department is actively pursuing research in several frontier areas of chemical sciences.

Vision:

To Achieve Excellence in imparting Higher Education, Research and Innovation in the areas of Chemical Sciences and to remain sensitive and responsive to changing need of the society.

Mission:

  • To create, develop and disseminate new knowledge in chemical sciences.
  • To impart rigorous training to instill confidence and impart expertise in different fields of Chemistry.
  • To encourage creativity, insight development and passion for science.
  • To serve as role models to students for safe and ethical professional behaviour.
  • To provide state of art infrastructure and conducive environment for students and faculty to produce globally competent professionals.
  • To create chemically literate society to minimize environmental pollution.

 

Name : Nigamananda Das
Designation : Professor & HEAD
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D. (Utkal); D.Sc. (NOU); Post Doc: CSIR-IMMT, CNRS-France
Phone No. : +91-9437320201
E-mail ID : dasnn64@rediffmail.com; chemnou@gmail.com
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Name : Sushanta Kumar Badamali
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D. (IIT- Bombay), PDF (BARC-Mumbai ) PDF (Univ. of York-UK)
Phone No. : +91-9937086718
E-mail ID : skbadamali@gmail.com
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Name : Joydev Dinda
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph.D., NET, GATE, PDF (Taiwan, Germany, France)
Phone No. : 0091-7538996614
E-mail ID : Joydevdinda@gmail.com ; dindajoy@yahoo.com
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Name : Prafulla Kumar Sahoo
Designation : Professor
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D., PDF(USA)
Phone No. : +91-9861594873
E-mail ID : psahoochemuu@gmail.com
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Name : Satyanarayan Pal
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M.Sc., Ph. D., Post-doc (JSPS, Japan; Brain Korea-21, S. Korea)
Phone No. : +91-94386 71154
E-mail ID : snpal75@gmail.com
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Name : Bijayalaxmi Jena
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.
Phone No. : +91-9439613873
E-mail ID : bljena@gmail.com
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Name : Ajaya Kumar Behera
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Tech, Ph.D.
Phone No. : +91-8280098214
E-mail ID : ajayabehera@gmail.com
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Name : Hemanta Kumar Kisan
Designation : Lecturer
Qualification : M.Sc. [BHU], Ph.D. [IIT Bombay (Cont.)]
Phone No. : +91-9437910022
E-mail ID : hemantkisna12@gmail.com
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Name : Jashoda Behera
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.
Phone No. : +91-9237052333
E-mail ID : jbeherachemistry@gmail.com
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Name : Braja Narayan Patra
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M. Sc. , M.Phil., Ph.D. (IIT, Kharagpur), Post-doc (ENSCM, CNRS, France)
Phone No. : +91-8895019001
E-mail ID : brajapatra@gmail.com
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Course Curricular


  • The M.Sc. course has been framed according to UGC curriculum and as per syllabi of
    various National level tests with provision of open elective subjects for other departments.
  • M.Phil. and Ph.D. course framed as per UGC-2009 guidelines.
  • Regular revision by Board of studies which includes external members from research and educational institutes apart senior faculty members of the department.
  • Feedbacks from stakeholders are taken into consideration while revision of syllabi

Physical Facilities


Type

Area/Unit

Floor Area 31757 Sq.ft
Class Room 04
Lecture Theatre/Seminar hall 01
Students Laboratories 04
Departmental Library 01 with more than 2500 books
No. of journal subscribed: 04
Computer Hall 01
Girl's Common Room 01
Faculty Sitting Room 10
Research Laboratories 10
Instrument Rooms 02
HOD and Office 02
Stores 02
Miscellaneous Room 05

Major Instrumental facilities

  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometers
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Stopped flow Spectrophotometer
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • Microwave Synthesizer
  • Rotary Vacuum Evaporator

Inorganic and Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Physical and Polymer Chemistry Laboratory

  • Students
    • Name of the Student Nature of Award/Prizes
      Ms. Chirasmayee Mohanty Mahendra Rout Memoral Essay Competition of Orissa Chemical society: 2013 (2nd Prize), 2014 (1st Prize)
      Ms. Shradhanjali Nayak  
      Ms. Aparmita Chand Governor Debate Competition
  • Faculty
    • Name of the Faculty Awards/Recognition
      Dr. P. K. Sahoo
      • Pathani Samanta Chandra Sekhar Award for outstanding research in Physical Sciences by Orissa Bigyan Academy (2010)
      • Dayanidhi Pattanaik Research Award of OCS (2009)
      • Vijay Gobind Memorial science Award & Gold Medal (2006)
      Dr. N. Das
      • BOYSCAST Fellow
      • INSA Visiting Fellow
      Dr. S.K. Badamali
      • BOYSCAST Fellow
      • Young Scientist Award by Chemical Research Society of India (2011).
      • Best poster award in "National seminar on Recent Advances in Material Science" in VSSUT Burla, Sambalpur, S. Barik and S. K. Badamali on Aug-2013
      Dr. J. Dinda
      • National Science Council, NSC, Taiwan- Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, September 2004.
      • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG, Germany-Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, Sept. 2005.
      • Ministry of Education and Culture, Spain - Post Doctoral research Fellowship, May, 2006.
      • Central National Research Scientific, CNRS, France - Post Doctoral research Fellowship, May 2007.
      Dr. B.N. Patra
      • Post Doctoral Researcher, ENSCM, CNRS, France (Polymer Chemistry)
      Dr. S.N. Pal
      • JSPS Japan (2005-2007)
      • Brain, Korea-21
      Dr. A.K. Behera
      • Third National Award for Technology Innovation in Green Polymeric Materials and Products by DCPC, Govt. of India (2013).
      • Best poster award in International Conference on "Effect of nanoclay as reinforcement filler on the properties of jute composites" A. K. Behera, S. Avancha, R. K. Basak, R. K. Sen, and B. Adhikari, MACRO 2010, IIT Delhi, India.

Individual sponsored projects undertaken by the faculty


Si. No Title of the Project Funding Agency Amount (Rs. in Lakhs) Duration Principal Investigator
1 Selective Oxidation of Lignin
model Phenolic Monomer
over cobalt containing SBA-
15 molecular sieves
DST-SERC Fast track Project
DST 19.63 2008-
2011
Dr. S. K.
Badamali
2 Biphenyl Benz-heterazol
molecule for display
technology
UGC 1.75 2012-14 Dr. B. L.
Jena
3 Preparation and Studies of
Organic Light Emitting Diode
(OLED) Materials Based on
Heavy Transition Metals
DST Fast Track Project for
Young Scientists
DST 19.91 2010-13 Dr. S Pal
4 Title to give DST 19.68 2010-13 Dr. J. Dinda
5 Controlled radical
polymerization of vinyl
monomers using
organometallic
compounds in water medium
DST 15.48   Dr. B. Patra
6 Tailoring acid/base properties
and catalytic activity of
mixed oxides derived from
LDHs intercalated with
Zr(IV), V(IV) and Nb(V)
compounds
UGC 6.68 2009-12 Prof. N. Das

Projects submitted under RUSA


Sl. No. Project title Proposed Amt.
(Rs. in Lakh)
Principal
Investigator
1 Development of new/novel materials
for treatment of contaminated water
bodies: an initiative towards providing
clean and safe water for all
215.30 Departmental
2 Visible light driven photocatalytic
conversion of carbon dioxide to value
added products
48.62 Prof. N. Das
3 Anti-cancer activities of arene-Ru(II)
N-heterocyclic carbene complex
  Dr. J. Dinda
4 Iridium and Platinum metal
complexes for organic light emitting
diode (OLED) applications
  Dr. S.N. Pal
5 Development and characterizations of
completely biodegradable composites
SCREW pine (JPandanustectorius)
fibre and agricultural based soya resin
  Dr. A. K. Behera
6 Transition state modeling on
cooperative multicatalytic asymmetric
reaction
  Mr. H. Kisan

Consultancy


  • Prof. S. P. Rout: Members in the Environment Impact Assessment Authority of the Government of India, Central Pollution Control Board.
  • Dr. S. K. Badamali: Technical Committee member ICZMP project Odisha Pollution Control Board-2013.
Events Date Funded by Outstanding participants
National conferences on "Organometallic Compounds and their Industrial Application (OMCA-2011)" Feb. 26- 28 2011 Jointly organized at KIIT University BBSR
  • Prof. Das, IIT, Kanpur
  • Poniamurthy, IIT, Guahati
  • Prof. Akhil K. Sahoo, UoH
  • Prof. B.C. Ranu, IACS
  • Dr. V.K. Jain, BARC
Celebration of International Year of Chemistry 9th Dec 2011  
  • Prof. T. Pal, IIT, KGP
  • UK scientsit
National seminar on "Frontiers in Chemical Science" 28th March 2012 DSTPURSE
  • Dr, S.N. Sahu
  • Dr. M.C. Rath, BARC
  • Dr.T.K. Beuria, ILS
  • Dr. S. Srinibasan, NISER
International conference on Organometallic Compounds and their Industrial Application (OMCA-2013) Feb. 2013 Jointly organized at KIIT University,
  • Prof. Ila Arun, IIT, Kanpur
  • Prof. G. K. Lahiri, IIT
Mumbai
National seminar on "Frontiers in Chemical Science" 28th March, 2014 DSTPURSE
  • Dr. A. Saktivel, DU, Delhi
  • Prof. T. Pal, IIT, KGP
  • Dr. S. Patra, IIT, Bhubaneswar
  • Prof.S. Perucheralathan, NISER
  • Prof. A. B houmik, IACS
National Seminar on Advancement in Materials and Coordination Chemistry (AMCC)-2015 25th March., 2015 UGC-DSA
  • Prof. Rama Kant, DU, New Delhi
  • Prof. K. C. Kumara Swamy, UoH, Hyderabad
  • Prof. A. K. Singh, IIT, Bhubaneswar
  • Dr. B. K. Jena, IMMT, Bhubaneswar
  • Dr. B. Bhoi, IMMT Bhubaneswar
  • Dr. V. Krishnan, NISER, BBSR
Skill based Workshop on "Skill Enhancement in Chemical Sciences" 17th Nov 2015 UGC XIIth plan
  • Prof. S. Jena
  • Prof. P. Mohanty
  • Prof. P. K. Sahoo
  • Dr. S.K. Badamali
  • Dr. Sangram Samal, Ghent Univ., Belgium
Refresher Course Dec, 2011  
  • Experts from different Universities/Institutions as resource person
Refresher Course Feb, 2013 UGC -do-
Refresher Course 2015   -do-
Special Lecture on Alumni Meet-2012      
Special Lecture on Alumni Meet-2013      
Special Lecture on Alumni Meet-2015    
  • Dr. L. D. Rout, BU, Berahmpur
  • Dr. P. Mishra, IMMT
  • Dr. R. K. Behera, NIT Rourkela

Other Programmes Organised

  • National Science Day, 2010-11
  • Swachha Bharat Abhiyan, 2015

TCG Lifescience Chem. Biotech. has selected three of our PG students on campus interview.

1. Sibadatta Senapati (M.Sc. 2016)

2. Bamadev Prusty (M.Sc. 2016)

3. Subham Datta (M.Sc. 2016)

The Alumni Association, Department of Chemistry, Utkal University (Registration No.: 2183-68/ of 2016-17)

M.Sc. P-I (2016-2018 Admission batch)

SN

ROLL NO

NAME

1

16CHE001

SOUBHAGYA RANJAN DAS

2

16CHE002

A.VIJAY KUMAR

3

16CHE003

ROHAN JENA

4

16CHE004

ADYASA PRIYADARSINI

5

16CHE005

SAMARESH MOHARANA

6

16CHE006

RAJASHREE SAHU

7

16CHE007

SANDEEPA SATHIA

8

16CHE008

HARIPRIYA PATRA

9

16CHE009

ABHIJIT MOHANTY

10

16CHE010

SUSANTA KUMAR BEHERA

11

16CHE011

ASHOK KUMAR PUSTI

12

16CHE012

SARASWATI SAHOO

13

16CHE013

DIBYA RANJAN BISWAL

14

16CHE014

MADHUSMITA SAHOO

15

16CHE015

MAHESH PRASAD UPADHYAYA

16

16CHE016

SRUTIPRANGYA MOHAPATRA

17

16CHE017

SWAYAMPRAVA SAHOO

18

16CHE018

SOUMYA SASWATI BEHERA

19

16CHE019

MANASA RANJAN NAIK

20

16CHE020

SUBRATA NAIK

21

16CHE021

SARATA KUMAR BEHERA

22

16CHE022

ANITA KISAN

23

16CHE023

TANUJA SINGH

24

16CHE024

PAITA SABAR

25

16CHE025

BANDITA NAIK

26

16CHE026

SAROJ KUMAR SINGH

27

16CHE027

P. PRITISHA

28

16CHE028

SUBHASHREE SINGH

29

16CHE029

SUBHRANSHU MOHAPATRA

30

16CHE030

SUBHASMITA RACHITA DAS

31

16CHE031

BIJAYALAXMI BEHERA

32

16CHE032

SURYAKANTA SAHOO

 

M.Sc. P-II (2015-2017 Admission batch)

 

SN

ROLL NO

NAME

1

15CHE002

DEBENDRA PRASAD PANDA

2

15CHE003

KANHU CHARAN PRADHAN

3

15CHE004

BIBEK  SAMAL

4

15CHE005

TAPASWINI  MOHARANA

5

15CHE006

SEKHAR CHANDRA BISWAL

6

15CHE007

SABNAM BEGUM

7

15CHE008

IPSITA PARIJA

8

15CHE010

MITARANI PRADHAN

9

15CHE011

PRIYANKA PRIYADARHINI PATI

10

15CHE012

BANDANA GARANAIK

11

15CHE013

NIRMALA MOHANTA

12

15CHE014

BHABNA PRIYADARSINI

13

15CHE015

MONALISA DAS

15

15CHE016

SMRUTI RANJAN JENA

15

15CHE017

SATYA RANJAN BEHERA

15

15CHE018

MANOJ KUMAR SIAL

17

15CHE019

ASHUTOSH BEHERA

18

15CHE020

PANISHA NAYAK

19

15CHE021

SRADHANJALI PRADHAN

20

15CHE022

SASHMITA SAHOO

21

15CHE023

BIKASH BEHERA

22

15CHE025

GAURI KHARA

23

15CHE026

DIMPLEMAYEE NAIK

24

15CHE027

SUNIL KUMAR NAIK

25

15CHE028

SHANKARSAN MOHANTY

 

M.Phil. (2016-17)

SN

ROLL NO

NAME

1

81

SUBHANGI  D. SAHOO

2

82

BAPUJI MOHAPATRA

3

83

SAHADEV BARIK

4

84

PRASANNA KUMAR BEJ

5

85

SIBADATTA SENAPATI

6

86

CHINMAY KUMAR JENA

7

87

SAROJ KUMAR PANDA

8

88

TANMAYEE NANDA

9

89

NIROJA NALINI CHHOTARAY

10

90

RAJAT KUMAR TRIPATHY

11

91

SUBAL KUMAR NAIK

12

92

MANAS RANJAN BHOI

 

Pre Ph.D. coursework

2016-17

SN

ROLL NO

NAME

1

01

SUSNATA SOVALIN MOHAPATRA

2

02

JNANA RANJAN MISHRA

3

03

ARCHANA KUMARI PATTANAIK

4

04

NEHAPADMA MOHANTY

5

05

CHIRASMAYEE MOHANTY

2015-16

1

01

YAJNADUTTA SWAIN

2

02

PRASANT BEHERA

3

03

JAGNYASENI PRIYADARSINI

4

04

AMBARISH MONDAL

5

05

RANJAN KUMAR BARIK

6

06

NILAM SWAIN

7

07

DIPTIRANJAN SAMANTRAY

8

08

KANHU CHARAN BEHERA

9

09

BHARATEE MAJHI

10

10

SUJAY KUMAR PRADHAN