Research Facility

The P.G. Departments of sambalpur university offers Doctoral and Post-Doctoral research facility for NET/JRF/GATE students. Sambalpur University offers a limited numbers of scholarships for pursuing research work in various field of advance research. Some of the P.G. Depts have been recognized as center of EXCELLENCE and receive special grants for conducting advance level research. Some DRS projects are also being run by various P.G. Depts. Apart from this the university faculties have their own research projects funded by National and International agencies and the students are admitted as research fellow in such schemes. For details about research activities and facilities you may contact in the following email address:


The Department is actively engaged in the area of Social and Physical Anthropology. Business Administration The Dept. is conducting active research in the field of Business Finance, Business Economics, Application of OR and AI technique in Business Applications, application of Information Technology in Management process, Marketing research, Productivity Management and Transformational Leadership. About Thirty numbers of students have enrolled for Doctoral work under the supervision of our Faculties. The Dept. is also conducting consultancy work for both the GOVT. and Private agencies/industries. Centre of Regional Art and Culture Studies The center conducts active research in the area of art and culture.


The Department is actively engaged in the area of Inorganic, Organic, Physical and Industrial Chemistry.

Computer Science Application

The Department is actively engaged in the area of Machine vision, DBMS, VLSI, High Performance Computing, Computer Graphics, Operating System, Networking, GUI, A.I., Software Engineering, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Net working, OOPSD.

Earth Science

The Department is doing research in the field of Remote Sensing, digital image processing, analysis of Rocks, Minerals and Water.


The thrust area of research are Banking Finance, Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, Econometrics, Political Economy, Economic Theory, Govt./Public Finance, International Trade, Money & Finance, Macro Economics Theory, Mathematical Economics, Industrial Economics and Demography.


The Dept is engaged in active research in the specialized field of English literature such as Comparative Literature, Translation Studies,18th Century British Fiction, American Literature., Post Colonial, Cultural Studies, Native American Studies, Linguistics & ELT, Linguistics & ELT, Indian English Lit.

Environmental Science

The Dept is conducting research in the field of Pollution Control & Management, ,Soil Biology & Bio-Technology, Soil Pollution and Solid Waste Management, Genetic Toxicology & Ecotoxicogenomics.


The Dept is doing pioneer research in the area of Social Cultural & Religious Folk Culture of Odisha, Modern India, Modern Odisha, Modern World, Ancient Indian History & Archeology, Indian Art, Odishan Art and Archeology History and culture of India & South East Asia, Ancient Indian History and Culture, Odishan Studies, Museology, Art, Epigraphy, Archiatoric Archaeology, Economic History, Socio Cultural History of Odisha. The Department is actively engaged in conducting Archaeological Excavation/Exploration in the Mahanadi Basin.

Home Science

The Department is actively engaged in the research area of Food & Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Human Development & Family Studies, Marriage & Family Relationship, Human Development & Family Studies, Marriage & Family Relationship, Community Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Human Development & Family Studies, Home Science, Extension Education.


The Department is conducting research in the area of Constitutional Law, International Law, Family Law, Commercial Law.

Library & Information Science

The Department is actively engaged in the research area of Information Resources Management, Information Storage & Retrieval System for Library, Collection Development, Academic Library System, Library Cataloguing, Resource Sharing & Networking, Research Methodology, Library Automation.


The Department is actively engaged in the research area of Relativity, Cosmology, Operator Theory Graph Theory, Functional Analysis, Random Series of Function, Dirac Operators & Non-Linear evolution equation Geometry of Hamiltonian systems, Dirac Structures.


The Department is actively engaged in the research area of Modern Literature, Comparative Literature, Drama Linguistics, Folklore Religious Literature, Fiction, Drama, Linguistics, Fiction, Modern Poetry.


Advance research is conducted in the field of Electronics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Solid State Physics, Instrumentation Electronics, Astro Particle Physics. The Department has signed MOU with Institute of Physics, BBSR. At present it has collaboration work with IIT’s and NIT, Rourkela.

Political Science & Public Administration

The research area of the department are Political Sociology, Western Political Thought, International Relation, Public Administration & Women Studies, Political Sociology, Comparative Political Analysis, Indian Political. System.

School of Life Sciences

Plant & Environmental Physiology, Bio-Chemistry & Stress Biotechnology, Bio-Chemistry, Chloroplast, Ecology, Environmental Bio-Technology & Vermitechnology, Soil Microbiology & Forest Ecology, Environmental Biology, Photo-biochemistry, Genetic Engineering & Stress Bio-Technology, Soil Microbiology, Biochemistry and Plant Physiology, Plant Physiology & Stress Physiology, Environmental Biology Enzyme Engineering. Bio-process Technology, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Patent Development and International Transfer of Technology are the thrust research area of the Department.


The Department is actively engaged in the research area of Criminology, Gerontology, Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Development, Informal Sector and Rural Sociology, Human Ecology/Sociology of Environment Sociology of Health.


Statistical Genetics, Statistical Inference, Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, Random Polynomials and Operation Research are the major area of research.