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Year of Establishment : 1969
Dr A Mohapatra
Dr A Mohapatra
Name : Dr A Mohapatra
Designation : Reader
Qualification : M. Phil., Ph. D
Total Teaching Exp. : 22 Yrs
Phone No. : 09437464641
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Message of the HOD

The School of Chemistry a pioneered Department in teaching and research in chemistry in Sambalpur University started functioning from November, 1969 at VSSUT (formerly University College of Engineering), Burla, later shifted to Jyoti Vihar campus in 1973. The School is enriched with the funding of around Rs. 2.3 Crores by DST and UGC under the FIST and DRS programs, respectively and is boost up with a group of highly qualified faculty members and dedicated support personnel. The School has carried out almost twenty major research projects amounting to Rs. 100 lakhs funded by various agencies. The School has also undertaken collaborative work with the internationally reputed industries and research laboratories. This year the School has been provided 5 numbers of BSR fellowships from the UGC, New Delhi.

Infrastructure Facilities Available

Sl. No. Facilities Major Equipments available
1   Time Resolved Spectrophotometer
2 Building-1  
3 Teaching Laboratory-3 FTIR – Spectrometer
4 General Laboratory-2 Fluorescence spectrophotometer
5 Spacial laboratory-1 CHN Analyzer 
6 Research laboratory-7 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
7 Computer laboratory-1 UV-Vis. Spectrophotometer
8 Instrumental laboratory-2 LB-Balance
9 Seminar Hall(Air Conditioned) Viscometer
10                  ---------- Magnetic Balance 
11                  ----------- Cyclic Voltameter 
12                -------------- Differential Scanning Calorimeter
13                --------------- Polarimeter
13               --------------- Digital Potentiometer
14              ---------------- Conductivity meters
15                 -------------- pH meters
16                -------------- Rotary evaporators
17              ---------------- Centrifuge machine
18              ---------------- Muffle furnace
19             ---------------- Ball grinding machine
20              --------------- Ice flake machine


Placement record of the students, if any
PG Pass outs: 40% for higher degrees (Ph.D. in different IITs, Research Institutes and Universities); 40% as teachers in Different Colleges; 20% as scientists/Chemists/Administration in Industries and Government Institutions. Ph.D. Qualified: Post Docs in different institutions in India and Abroad, lecturers in NIT, Universities and different Colleges.

Overseas Countries Visited by the Faculty Members during the Last Five Year

Sl.No Name Country visited Purpose Period of visit
1 Prof.(Mrs.) P.K.Mishra Japan Participation in Conference 2015
2 Prof.(Mrs.) P.K.Mishra Chile Participation in Conference 2014
3 Prof. (Mrs.) P. K. Misra   USA Participation in Conference 2009
4 Dr. S. N. Sahu Germany Post-Doctoral Research under BOYSCAST Fellowship (DST, New Delhi Sponsored) 2010-2011

5 Dr. B. N. Patra  France Post-Doctoral Research 2007-2008
6 Dr. N. K. Behera USA Post-Doctoral Research 2008-09
Mou and special information (if any):
The Department has MoU with the Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), Bhubaneswar.
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