Department : Electronics
HOD : Dr. Nalini Kanta Barpanda
Designation : Associate Professor and Head of the Dept.
Qualification : BE, ME, Ph. D
Teaching Exp. : 20 Years
Phone No. : : +91 +91-9438074077
Email : : nkbarpanda@suniv.ac.in
Message of the HOD

Department of Electronics, Sambalpur University, started functioning in the regular mode from the session 2021-22 with an intake capacity of 20 (twenty) under the permission by the Department of Higher Education Govt. of Odisha vide letter No.27204/HE on 13.07.2021 and P.G. Council notification No.172/PGCO dated. 14.07.2021. The Department has had a long journey since 1996 when it was Approved by the UGC to run M.Sc. Electronics in the Department of Physics. Eminent Professors from Jadavpur University, REC, Rourkela (presently NIT), UCE, Burla (presently VSSUT)and faculty members of School of Physics were involved in the running of the programme. Later teaching of M.Sc. Electronics was transferred to Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology in the year 2010 andContinued to function at SUIIT till academic session 2020-21. The vision of the Department of Electronics is to provide to the students an academic environment that will ensure the exchange of ideas and dissemination of knowledge in this discipline through effective teaching in a disciplined manner. It infuses the scientific temper in the students towards the research in Electronics by training almost 150 students in M.Sc., 10 in M.Phil. and 15 Doctoral students till today. The state-of-the-art Laboratory infrastructure helps the students to work on many research projects conducted every year for the need of the curriculum. For the benefit of the society the researchers are doing research in the area of Medical Therapeutic Use,Image Processing Applications in Agriculture and Communication Technology related studies for social applications.

Infrastructure Facilities

The department is equipped with two laboratories for supporting the students in their curriculum activities. The laboratories are Electronics Lab.-1 and Electronics Lab-II. The major equipment in the Electronic Lab-1 are Bread board trainers, Experimental trainers, Digital Storage Oscilloscope (DSO), Function generators, well equipped soldering station, etc. Major equipment in Electronics Lab.-II are communication experimental trainers, DSO, function generators, and PCs with intel i-5 core processor, 8GB RAM systems.
List of laboratory:
Electronics Circuits laboratory, Analog Electronics Laboratory, Digital Circuits and System Laboratory, Communication Laboratory, Microprocessor and Micro-controller Laboratory, Communication System Laboratory Read More


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.