Social Work

Department : Social Work
HOD : Prof. Sanjukta Das
Designation : HOD
Qualification : M.A.,M.Phil,Ph.D.
Teaching Exp. : 22 Years
Phone No. : : +91 94384-38998
Email : : sanjukta.das67@
Message of the HOD

Post Graduate Department of Social Work of Sambalpur University aims at building up a team of students who are ready to shoulder up responsibility in the field of social work. The course remains alert to the process of restructuring and change in the context of changing times and emerging challenges. The department offers specialization in Community Development/Human Resource Development (Rural & Urban)/ Human resource Development). The thrust area of the Department is Rural & Tribal Community Development, Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R), Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Exclusion/Inclusion and Children & Childhood. Students are given with varieties of field exposure through Observation Visits, Concurrent fieldwork, Industrial tours, Intensive camp-based fieldwork, Block placements, Summer Internships and through extension activities. The Programme has adopted Nua Tihura GP of Maneswar block of Sambalpur district for its extension work.

Infrastructure Facilities
Sl.No Facilities Major Equipments Available
1 Library Good Library Facility with 857 Books
2 Total numbers of Classrooms 02 (with Smart Interactive Board & LCD Projectors)
3 Internet facility to staffs and students 05 Computers with E-Governance, Broadband Connection with Wi-Fi Facility
Social Work

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.