Poltical Science

Department : Poltical Science
HOD : Prof. Sanjukta Das
Designation : HOD and Chairman, PG Council
Qualification : M.Phil., Ph.D.
Teaching Exp. : 24 Years
Phone No. : : +91 9438438998
Email : : sanjukta.das67@yahoo.com
Message of the HOD

The Department of Political Science & Public Administration is one of the first and the oldest departments of Sambalpur University, established in 1967. It offers courses at the M.A. & M. Phil levels at par with advanced universities of India. It has a team of excellent teachers with requisite specialization devoted to academic care and counseling of the students. It is an excellent center for students preparing for Civil Service Examinations at the State and National level. It has produced a number of Civil Servants, who are serving the State of Odisha, and other States of Nation. For Research Programmes as well as for Civil Service Examinations, it is an excellent seat of learning.


i. To educate the students in major sub-disciplines of Political Science including Political Theory, Indian Political Thought, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Indian Government and Politics, Public Administration and Human Rights.
ii. To develop the intellectual capabilities of the students through various methods such as textual analyses, seminar, and group discussion, boosting their reading and learning habits.
iii. To encourage the students to apply theoretical knowledge for understanding socio-political realities and for bettering the political existence of mankind.
iv. To facilitate an interdisciplinary approach for better understanding the socio-political issues and for contributing toward human development.

Mission & Vison


To create and develop the structure of the discipline of Political Science with its component sub-disciplines for socio-political life and regimes. To educate and train the students for becoming enlightened, integrated and responsible citizens of our democratic state.

Infrastructure Facilities
Sl.No Facilities Major Equipments available
1 Building    01
2 Teaching Laboratory     02
3 Reasearch Laboratory     01
4 Computer Laboratory     01
5 Any other     
Poltical 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.