Life Science

Department : Life Science
HOD : Dr. Sunanda Sahoo
Designation : Associate Professor & Head
Qualification : M.Phil. Ph. D.
Teaching Exp. : 27 Years
Phone No. : : +91 9438556675
Email : :
Message of the HOD

School of Life Sciences, Sambalpur University is a premier Institute of the state which is known nationally and internationally for its study and research programme. Students passing from the School with their M. Sc., M. Phil or Ph. D. degree are now placed in different leading academic and research Institutes all over the world. The School imparts teaching and research programme in all the major branches of Life Sciences like Biochemistry, Physiology, Ecology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology. Besides the regular course of M. Sc., M. Phil and Ph. D. programme in Life Sciences, the School runs a self financing P. G. programme leading to M. Sc. Biotechnology degree.

Infrastructure Facilities
Sl.No Facilities Major Equipments available
1 Building Two & half storeyed building with 25,000 sq. ft. space
1 Teaching Laboratory Four each with 500 sq ft space
2 Reaseach Laboratory   Three each with 500 sq ft space
3 Computer Laboratory Two each with 250 sq ft space
4 Any other Central Instrument Facility, Animal House, Plant culture Room, Store and Garden 
5 Equipements Available
  • Binocular Research Microscope
  • Liquid Phase Oxygen Meseaurement Meter
  • UV-VIS Double Beam Scanning Spectrophotometer
  • High Speed Refrigerated Centriguge SCR-20BB
  • Fluorescene Spectrophotometer
  • Gas Chromotography
  • HPLC System
  • Remi High Speed Refriegerater Centrifuge
  • Top Leading Electronics Balance
  • UV-VIS Recording Spectrometer
  • Solariometer
  • Handy PEA  Clorophyll Fluorescene Meter
  • Atomic Observer Spectrometer
  • Fluorescene Microscope Accessorries
  • Infra Red Gas Analyzer
  • Gene Amp. PCR System 9700 with Accessories
  • Electrophoresis And Accessories
  • Ultra Low Temp Deep Freezer
  • High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Pulse Amplitude Modulation Fluori Meter(FMS-1)
  • Oxygen Electrode System For Liquid Phase measurement(Leaf Lab-2)
  • Oxygen Electrode System For Liquid Phase Measuremnt(Chlorolab-2)
  • Generator
  • Millipore Water Purifier
  • RT PCR
  • CO2 Incubator
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • Sequencing Gel Apparatus
  • Phase Contrast Microscope  
Life 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.