|HOD||:||Prof. Arun Kumar Acharya|
|Teaching Exp.||:||15 years|
|Phone No. :||:||+91 +91-6370172826|
The department was initially established as a joint Department of Anthropology and Sociology in the year 1976. The joint department got bifurcated into two separate departments in the year 1991. Besides, the teaching programme in M.A/M.Sc. in Anthropology, the Department of Anthropology has also M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes. Anthropology is a scientific study of man and his work. It studies various aspects of human society and culture from a bio-social perspective. It has three branches, namely, social/cultural anthropology, physical/biological anthropology and prehistory archaeology. The department offers specialization in social/cultural anthropology and physical/biological anthropology. The thrust area of the Department is tribal studies, social exclusion/inclusion and children and childhood. The department is known for its teaching, research and extension work. Students are given a field exposure through an intensive camp-based fieldwork. The faculty members of the Department are holding important academic positions at national and international levels. Any graduate securing a minimum of 45% is eligible to take admission in anthropology through an entrance test followed by personal interview. The Background l The “Department of Anthropology and Sociology” came into being in the year 1976 and got bifurcated into separate Departments of “Anthropology” and “Sociology” in the year 1991 l The Self-Financing Course “Master of Social Work” was launched by the Department in the year 2007
The Department of Computer Science and Applications is proud to house the state-of-the-art Param Shavak Super Computer. This powerful computing system, equipped with two multicore CPUs, each boasting a minimum of 12 cores, offers a peak computing power ranging from 2 to 5 Tera-Flops, making it an invaluable asset for our academic and research endeavors. With 64 GB of RAM and 8 TB of storage, it accelerates data processing and storage capacity, facilitating advanced computational research. The addition of an NVIDIA GP 100 accelerator card further enhances its capabilities. The Param Shavak comes pre-loaded with parallel programming development tools and resource management utilities, simplifying the execution of complex simulations and computations. Our department takes pride in providing students, researchers, and faculty members with an indigenous HPC portal, CHReME, and an applications interface, Onama, offering easy access to a suite of HPC applications tailored to various scientific domains, from bioinformatics to computational fluid dynamics. What sets the Param Shavak apart are its userfriendly features, including pre-loaded parallel programming development tools, resource management utilities, and the convenience of the indigenous HPC portal. Moreover, the system comes pre-packaged with a suite of HPC applications catering to various domains such as bioinformatics, molecular dynamics, materials science, quantum chemistry, atmospheric modeling, and computational fluid dynamics, making it an indispensable tool for groundbreaking research and simulations across a multitude of scientific disciplines.
( Param Shavak Super Computer )
The Department has signed two significant Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to advance computer education and research. The first MOU, in 2015, involved a partnership with IIT Bombay and was funded by the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. This initiative aimed to provide software training through spoken tutorials. The second MOU, established in 2017, was with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune, and was funded by the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan(RUSA), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. This collaboration focused on installing and deploying "PARAM Shavak," a high-performance computing solution, enhancing the University's computing capabilities for advanced research and training to students, research scholars and faculties of the University .
The Department received two significant CSR funds in 2022. The first sponsorship, amounting to Rs. 27,25,865, was provided by the CSR Department of JSW Bhushan Power & Steel Limited, Rengali, Sambalpur, with the aim of supporting the development of a new computer Training Centre. The second sponsorship, totaling Rs. 10,00,000, was generously contributed by UCO Bank's General Administrative Department, Zonal Office, Ainthapali Road, Sambalpur, with a specific focus on establishing a computer Training Centre tailored to the needs of SC/ST students. These funds signify a meaningful partnership between industry and academia, enhancing educational opportunities in computer science and applications for the benefit of students at Sambalpur University, with a particular emphasis on empowering underprivileged communities.