Department : Chemistry
HOD : Dr. Prabhat K. Sahu
Designation : Associate Professor and Head
Qualification : M.Phil., Ph.D.
Teaching Exp. : 17 Years and 7 Months
Phone No. : : +91 +91 9438913158
Email : :
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
  • Building-1
  • Teaching laboratory-3
  • General laboratory-2
  • Spacial laboratory-1
  • Research laboratory-7
  • Computer laboratory-1
  • Instrumental laboratory-2
  • Seminar Hall (Air Conditioned)

Param Shavak Super Computer

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.

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( Param Shavak Super Computer )

MOU Signed

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 .

CSR Fund Received

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.


Major Equipments available
  • Time Resolved Spectrophotometer
  • FTIR – Spectrometer
  • Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • CHN Analyzer
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
  • UV-Vis. Spectrophotometer
  • LB-Balance
  • Viscometer
  • Magnetic Balance
  • Cyclic Voltameter
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Polarimeter
  • Digital Potentiometer
  • Conductivity meters
  • pH meters
  • Rotary evaporators
  • Centrifuge machine
  • Muffle furnace
  • Ball grinding machine
  • Ice flake machine