Home Science

Department : Home Science
HOD : Prof. Sanjukta Das
Designation : Professor and Chairman, PG Council
Qualification : M.A.,M.Phil,Ph.D.
Teaching Exp. : 22 Years
Phone No. : : +91 94384-38998
Email : : sanjukta.das67@ yahoo.com
Message of the HOD

The Department of Home Science is one of the premier Department established under Sambalpur University in the year 1976. This Department is offering post graduate courses in MA/M.Sc Home Science in Food & Nutrition (F&N) and Human development and Family studies(HDFS) with specialisations public health nutrition, public health aspect of malnutrition, advance clinical nutrition, entrepreneurship in food service, food processing for F&N and Adolescent and Youth, Gender and Development, Women Studies, gerontology, Advanced Family Studies for HDFS and M.Phill (H.Sc.) with specialization Food and Nutrition. Ph.D course as per new UGC guideline is also running from 2012.

In the year 2010 UGC sanctioned two year M.Tech. course in Food Science and Technology in collaboration with School of Life Sciences and School of Chemistry under self financing course. M.Sc. (Food science and Nutrition) under self finance course started from 2011-12. PG Department of Home Science is acting as nodal centrefor Food Science Technology and Nutrition. Over the year the Department is engaged in research and extension activities and produced good number of M.Phill and Ph.D. students. The students passed from this Department have qualified NET and also employed in different colleges, NGO, dietician in hospitals and other professional jobs.

Mission & Vison

Our vision and mission is to undertake extension education and empirical research studies on the vulnerable group of the society to cater the needs of the people of Western Orissa.

Infrastructure Facilities
Sl.No Facilities Major Equipments Available
1 Faculty rooms 3
2 Classrooms 2
3 Nutrition Research Lab 1
4 Food Analysis Research Lab 1
5 Computer Research Lab 1
6 Seminar Hall-cum-Library 1
7 Office 1
8 Stores 2
9 Wash rooms 2
Home Science

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.