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Berhampur University, Berhampur (Brahmapur), Orissa
Berhampur (Brahmapur) (District Ganjam)
Orissa, IndiaPin Code : 760007
Berhampur University, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.
Berhampur University is situated in Berhampur (Brahmapur) of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Berhampur University, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa is +91-680-2243322.
Mobile No(s) of concerned persons at Berhampur University, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa are +91-94372-36715.
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Website of Berhampur University, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa is www.bamu.nic.in.
Chairman : Prof. NK Tripathy.
Vice Chancellor : Dr. Arun Ku. Panda, Phone :0680- 2242233 / 2243460 (R).
Registrar : Earial- B.P.Rath, now- Shri Gyanananda Sahoo, Tel: 0680 2242234(O)2243122(R).
Contact Details of Berhampur University, Berhampur (Brahmapur) Orissa are : Tel :0680- 2242172, 2242173, 2242174, 2242232, 2243615, 2243616, 2243404, 2242555, 2242234, 2243122
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IntroductionBerhampur University is one of the oldest and major universities of Odisha; the other two in this category are Utkal and Sambalpur universities located, respectively, at Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur. It came into existence, after a bill was passed in the Orissa Legislative Assembly during the Chief Ministership of Shri Sadasiva Tripathy, on the 2nd January 1967 and was inaugurated by Dr. Ayodhya Nath Khosla, the then Governor of Orissa and the first Chancellor of the University. The university was later shifted to the present campus known as Bhanja Bihar, named after one of the greatest poets of Orissa, Kabisamrat Upendra Bhanja. Spread over an area of about 250 acres, the university is about twelve kilometres away from the city of Berhampur and about six kilometres from Gopalpur beach. Apart from fulfilling the aspirations of the people of southern Odisha, it has wholeheartedly welcomed faculty and students from other parts of the state, whose contributions have also enriched the academic atmosphere. Ever since its inception, it has remained as a symbol of glory and prosperity for the people of South Orissa. The university has completed forty two years and has carved for itself a place of pride in the academic map of the country. Its faculty and students have incessantly endeavoured to keep the image of the university untarnished, despite adverse circumstances. Some of its faculty and students can be compared to the best anywhere in the country. A brief history of the university is presented in the remainder of the introduction with emphasis on the people who contributed to the academic excellence of the university.
The first Vice Chancellor, Justice Lingaraj Panigrahi was an outstanding jurist, educationist and educational administrator, who hailed from Berhampur town. However, his tenure was brief. The mettle of establishing the infant university then fell on Sri Raghunath Prasad Padhi, a proven administrator, a person of bright academic career and a visionary. During his tenure, he saw to it that the departments would have academically bright people as faculty. Some of the faculty appointed during his tenure, who led their departments successfully, were as follows.
Botany: Prof. Harihar Pattnaik, Ph. D. (London), who later became the Vice Chancellor of the university and also the Chairman, Regional Railway Recruiting Board, was the first Head of Department. The other prominent appointees at that time were Dr. P. C. Tripathy, Ph. D. (Wisconsin) and Mr. U. N. Biswal. After obtaining Ph. D. from JNU, New Delhi, Dr. Biswal joined Sambalpur University, where later he became the Vice Chancellor.
Chemistry: Prof. P. S. R. Murthy, Ph. D. (Madras), Post. Doc. (Purdue), HOD, was an outstanding researcher who established the only visible research school of the university in the initial years.
Economics: Dr. B. N. Das, Ph. D. (Utkal).
History: Professor Krushna Chandra Panigrahi, an outstanding archeologist of national fame, became the Head of Department. Prof. K. M. Majumadar, Ph. D. (London) was the other bright faculty of the department. Prof. Mujumdar later joined Nagpur University.
Mathematics: Prof. Nanda Kishore, D. Phil.(Allahabad). Other faculty members of importance were Dr. N. Parhi(IIT, Kanpur) and Dr. Dipti Rath, D. Sc.(Jabalpur).
Oriya: Prof. Kunja Behari Tripathy, Ph. D. (London) was the Head of Department of Oriya. Dr. Beni Madhab Padhi, Ph. D. (Utkal) and Dr. S. Acharya were the other important faculty members. Dr. Padhi was well known for his work on Lord Jagannath of Puri, believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Labour and Social Welfare: Prof. Gopal Chandra Rath, A. M. (Cornell).
Physics: Dr. S. N. Behera, Ph. D. (IIT, Kanpur), Post. Doc. (Simon Fraser) was the first HOD. Dr. Behera left for the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, where he became Director later. He rejoined Berhampur University again in 2002 as the Vice Chancellor. The other distinguished faculty was Dr. L. Satpathy, Ph. D. (Calcutta) who, too, joined the Institute of Physics and is now recognised as a leading Nuclear Physicist of the country. Mr. Arun Rath, who joined as a Lecturer, joined the IAS and is currently the Union Secretary for Mass Education.
Political Science: Prof. Veena Majumdar, Ph. D (Oxford). Mr. J. K. Baral was the other significant faculty. He obtained his Ph. D. from JNU, New Delhi. Dr. Baral also had a Master's degree from Columbia University, New York and was a Fulbright postdoctoral scholar at John Hopkins, Washington. He later served as the Vice Chancellor of the university and completed a full term. Other important members were Dr. S. Nanda, Dr. H. Das. Dr. S. Nanda left for Sambalpur University and later became the Vice Chancellor of the newly created Fakir Mohan University, Balasore.
Zoology: Prof C. C. Das, Ph. D. (Allahabad), Post. Doc (U. Michigan, Ann Arbour) joined as the Head of Department. Prof. Das was the sectional president for Zoology in the Indian Science Congress, 1975. He was supported by two other prominent faculty, Dr. M. P. Das, Ph. D. (Canada) and Dr. B. K. Patnaik, Ph. D. (BHU). Dr. Das subsequently left for Sambalpur University and rose to become its Vice Chancellor.
The initial years of the University were steer-headed by the above people, who made the university recognisable in a short period. A substantial amount of credit goes to Vice Chancellor Padhi for choosing the right kind of people to nurture the baby university. Despite this excellent beginning, the university remained primarily a teaching university, with little research.
The decade from 1974 to 1984 witnessed a phenomenal rise in research activities in the university. The university opened new courses in Commerce, English, Home Science, Linguistics, Marine Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication.
Under the Headship of Prof. P. K. Misra, Ph. D. (Tufts, USA), Post. Doc (U. Texas, Austin) the physics department developed a strong research group in Solid State and Condensed Matter Physics. Among others, who contributed to his endeavour, were Prof. N. C. Mohapatra, M. S. (SUNY, Albany), Ph. D. (SUNY, Albany) and Prof. N. C. Das, Ph. D. (Utkal).
Commerce: Prof. P. K. Sahu, Ph. D.was the Head of Department of Commerce. Other important members were Dr. Ghanasyam Panda and Dr. Jagannath Panda.
English : The reign of English department fell in the hands Prof. B. K. Tripathy, A. M. (USA), Ph. D. (Calcutta). Prof Tripathy later left for Utkal University and compiled the Oxford Engish-Oriya dictionary. The other important faculty, who made a name in the Odia literary field, was Prof. S. K. Mishra, Ph. D.
In 1977, Prof. Trinath Ratho, M. A. (Allahabad), Ph. D. (Graz), an experimental physicist, joined as the first Vice Chancellor from Academics. During his tenure the Marine Science Department was opened, which was first of its kind in the state.
Among other stalwarts, who contributed significantly to research and education were Prof. B. C. Ray, Ph. D. (London) in History, Prof. K. C. Mishra, Ph. D. (Calcutta) in Oriya, Prof. P. M. Mishra, Ph. D. (USA) in Marine Science, Prof. G. N. Dash(Linguistics)etc.
Under the leadership of the above academicians, the university reached a new height in research both in quality and quantity.The period produced some very bright and young researchers. A few among them are Dr. B. K. Sahu in Marine Science, Dr. R. K. Panda and Dr. S. D. Bhattamishra in Chemistry, Dr. B. B. Panda and Dr. M. K. Misra in Botany, Dr. T. Sahu and Dr. G. S. Tripathi in Physics, Dr. N. K. Tripathy and Dr. R. C. Choudhury in Zoology, Dr. N. C. Sahu in Economics and Dr. A. K. Patnaik and Dr. L. N. Raut in History.
In the eighties and nineties several new departments were opened, in conformity with the new trends. Notable among these are Business Administration, Computer Science, Electronic Science and Home Science. Eminent scientists and educationists such as Prof. S. R. Mohanty, Ph. D. (BHU and Cambridge), D. Sc. (BHU), Prof. Radha. C. Das, M. Sc (Andhra), Ph. D. (Cornell), Prof. B. B. Deo,M. Sc. (Allahabad), Ph. D. (Manchester), Prof. Rebati. C. Das, M. Sc. (Utkal), Ph. D. (Utkal and Leeds), Prof. Q. Khan,Ph. D. (Utkal), Prof. A. P. Padhi joined as Vice Chancellors and made significant contributions in the growth and maturity of the university.
Several Faculty went abroad for postdoctoral research . They were Dr. C. S. Panda (Chemistry) in Purdue, USA, Dr. Satish Kumar (Physics) in Tokyo, Japan, Dr. A. K. Patel (Physics) SIT, New Jersey, USA, Dr. S. N. Mphapatra (Chemistry) Texas, USA, Dr. R. K. Panda(Chemistry) in Rhode Island and WSU, USA, Dr. G. S. Tripathi (Physics) at LSU, USA, Dr. B. B. Panda (Botany) in Kalamazoo, USA, Dr. N. K. Tripathy in Switzerland, and Dr. T. Sahu in Antwerpen, Belgium.
Many faculty availed Commonwealth Academic Staff fellowships, They were Dr. R. Prasad (Zoology) in Oxford, Dr. S. D. Bhattamishra in Belfast, Dr. G. S. Tripathi in Imperial College, London, Dr. A. Choudhury (Home Science) in London, Dr. R. K. Mishra (Electronic Science) in Birmingham, Dr. P. K. Mohanty (Marine Science) in Reading and Dr. T. Sahu in Bangor. A couple of faculty availed Commonwealth scholarships for Ph. D. programme-H. M. Mohapatra (English) in East Anglia(UK) and J. Pattnaik (Political Science) in Canada. Dr. N. C. Sahu visited UK on a World Bank extended fellowship.
Some of the above and many other faculty visited USA, UK, Europe, Canada and Japan on short term visits. Dr. R. Sahu availed the DAAD fellowship in Germany and is a prolific researcher in Nuclear Physics.
Different departments have received special assistance for research support from the UGC, DST, DAE, Department of Oceanography and Earth Sciences. Quite a few faculty have received state level awards for excellence in scientific research.They are:
Prof. B. K. Patnaik and Prof. B. B. Panda received Samant Chandra Sekhar (SCS) Award in Biological Sciences and Prof. N. C. Mohaptra and Prof. G. S. Tripathi received the SCS award for Physical Sciences. In addition, Prof. G. S. Tripathi received another state level award, Bijoya Govinda Memorial Award and Medal.
Prof. S. K. Mishra (former professor of English) and Prof. S. Acharya (former professor of Oriya) received the Sahitya Academy Awards. Prof. B. K. Sahu, the present Vice Chancellor received Meghnad Saha medal for his contributions to educational developments. Indeed Prof. Sahu is the first Vice Chancellor of the university coming out of its own alumni. Dr. M. K. Mishra received honourary D. Sc. from an International University in Srilanka.
Other faculty members whose contributions are noteworthy were Prof. B. N. Mishra (Botany)(Retd.), Dr. C. B. S. R. Sharma (Botany)(left),Dr. Dillip Das(English)(left), Prof. S. K. Panda, Ph. D.(Heidelberg)(History), Prof. B. B. Kar (Oriya)and Prof. A. K. Mishra, Ph. D.(IITK)(Mathematics).Among recent recruitees, Prof. R. C. Nayak of Physics Department has a distinguished career in Nuclear Physics with post doctoral experiences in Germany and Canada.
Apart from the aforementioned courses, the university has recently started self-financing courses in professional programmes such as Pharmacy (degree-M. Pharma), M. Tech. in Electronic and Computer Sciences and Master of Finance and Control and M. Sc. in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
The university is offering courses, both traditional and professional, in the Distance Education mode to make available educational facilities for working people at modest fees.
In this way the university is fulfilling its motto- Let knowledge(light) emerge from ignorance(darkness).
For statistical information about the university, the interested reader may visit the university website.
About UniversityThe Berhampur University came into existence on 2nd January 1967 being inaugurated by Dr. A.N. Khosla, the then Governor of Orissa and the first Chancellor of the University. The University was later shifted to the present site known as Bhanja Bihar, named after the celebrated poet of Orissa Kabisamrat Upendra Bhanja. Spreading over an area of about two hundred fifty acres the university is twelve kilometres and 5 kilometers away from the Berhampur City and Sea-beach of Gopalpur respectively.
The university has a wide area under its jurisdiction comprising the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nowrangapur, Malkangiri, Phulbani and Boudh. Eleven Govt. colleges, sixty two non Govt. colleges and twenty six professional technical colleges are affiliated to the university (as on 30.11.01). To the credit of the university these institutes cater to the need of students in various subjects and disciplines such as Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Education, Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacology, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Nursing, Military Science, Library Science and Fine Arts.
There are twenty post-graduate departments in the university offering specialized subjects and M. Phil programmes. Some of the faculties like Mass Communication, Tourism and Indian Monuments, Electronic Science, Computer Science, Marine Science make the University stand apart from some other universities of the country.
The university has achieved great distinction in the academic world due to the qualitative and quantitative production of M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees. So far many projects, major and minor funded by the U.G.C., I.C.S.S.R., C.S.I.R. and D.S.T.E. etc. have been completed. About two hundred fifty research oriented and text books have been published by the teachers. The university has the record of holding 20/25 seminars and conferences every year apart from organising weekly seminars in the departments. Several U.G.C. sponsored Refresher Courses/Orientation Programmes/Summer Institutes are conducted in the university for the benefit of the university and college teachers.
With all such multifarious academic activities the university has so far received reciprocal recognition from many Indian universities. It is a permanent member of the Inter University Board of India and Sri Lanka as well as that of the Association of Common Wealth University of London.
At present the Campus has eight teaching blocks, eight hostels, a health centre, an Engineering Office, a guest house, an M.E. School, a High School/Junior College, a Library, a Museum-cum-Archival Cell, a landing ground, a Play ground, a Sports Council centre, a shopping complex, a Canteen, an S.B.I. Branch, a Post Office, three temples and an Administrative Building with a Distant Education Cell and a College Development Council.
On the whole for past many decades the university has remained as the symbol of glory and prosperity for the people of South Orissa. Though the university has completed 37 years and has carved for itself a place of pride in the academic map of the country, yet it has miles and miles ahead to go in the service of the students, schloars and society and the country at large.
Profile of UniversityThe Berhampur University was established on 2nd January 1967 and was inaugurated by Dr. A.N. Khosla, the then Governor of Orissa and the first Chancellor of the University. The University was later shifted to the present site known as Bhanja Bihar. Its overall area is spread over two hundred fifty acres the university is twelve kilometres and 5 kilometers away from the Berhampur City and Sea-beach of Gopalpur respectively.
The university has a wide area under its jurisdiction comprising the districts of Ganjam. In university there are twenty post-graduate departments in the university offering specialized subjects and M. Phil programmes. Some of the faculties in the university like Mass Communication, Tourism and Indian Monuments, Electronic Science, Computer Science, Marine Science, Military Science make the University stand different from some other universities of the country.
Therefore, the university has achieved great distinction in the academic world due to the qualitative and quantitative production of M. Phil., Ph.D., D. Litt and D. Sc degrees. So far many projects, major and minor funded by the U.G.C., I.C.S.S.R., C.S.I.R. and D.S.T. etc. have been completed.
Currently, the Campus has eight teaching blocks, eight hostels, a health centre, an Engineering Office, a guest house, an M.E. School, a High School/Junior College, a Library, a Museum-cum-Archival Cell, a landing ground, a Play ground, a Sports Council centre, a shopping complex, a Canteen, an S.B.I. Branch, a Post Office, three temples and an Administrative Building with a Distant Education Cell and a College Development Council.
Address : Berhampur University
Bhanja Bihar Distt. Ganjam
Berhampur - 760 007 Orissa
Type : State University
Pin : 760007
Tel : 0680- 2242172, 2242173, 2242174, 2242232, 2243615, 2243616, 2243404
Fax : 6811 - 2243322
Website : http://www.bamu.nic.in
Vice Chancellor : Dr. Arun Ku. Panda
Phone : 0680- 2242233 / 2243460 (R)
Fax : 0680- 2243322
Registrar : Sri G. N. Sahoo
Phone : 0680- 2242234 / 2243122 (R)
HistoryBerhampur University was established in 1967, inaugurated by Dr AN Khosla, the then Governor of Orissa and the first Chancellor of the University. The University was shifted to its present site known as Bhanja Bihar, named after the celebrated poet of Orissa Kabisamrat Upendra Bhanja. The university is known as a symbol of glory and prosperity for the people of South Orissa.
Berhampur University is one of the prominent universities in Orissa. It has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a rating of B+. The university was incepted in 1967 with the mission to provide the benefits of higher education to the people of south Orissa, to foster socio-economic growth of the region and to study, preserve and enrich the culture of South Orissa. The university has completed 37 years and has carved for itself a place of pride in the academic map of the country. University of Berhampur is a permanent member of the Inter University Board of India and Sri Lanka as well as that of the Association of Common Wealth University of London.
Educational StreamsThe university has achieved great distinction in the academic world due to the qualitative and quantitative production of M Phil, PhD, D Litt and D Sc degrees. BU Orissa presents M Sc in Biotechnology / Bioinformatics, PG Diploma in Disaster Management, M Tech in Computer Science, Master in Business Economics and M Tech in Electronic Information Systems. The Harihara Mardaraj Distance Education Center at BU Orissa works with the motto of providing education at the door step of the students and presents opportunities to join under graduate, post graduate and professional courses extensively. The university has the record of holding seminars and conferences every year apart from organizing weekly seminars in the departments. Several UGC sponsored Refresher Courses/Orientation Programmes/Summer Institutes are conducted in the university for the benefit of the university and college teachers.
Learners at Berhampur University can avail of the RP Padhi Library that comprises a large volume of books and journals on diverse areas. Subscription facility is available for news paper and journals. Computer center, Cultural Club, Athletic Club, shopping complex and Health center are other facilities at BU Orissa.
Faculties/DepartmentsFaculty of Science
Faculty of Arts
Industrial Relations and Personal Mgmt
Faculty of Business
Faculty of Law
P. G. Diploma - Biodiversity and Bioresource Management
P. G. Diploma - Mushroom Technology
P. G. Diploma - Rural Biotechnology
M.B.A. - Business Administration
M. Phil - Inorganic Chemistry
M. Phil - Organic Chemistry
M. Phil - Physical Chemistry
M.Sc. - Chemistry
M.Com. - Commerce
M. A. - Economics
M. Phil - Applied Econometrics
M. Phil - Quantitative Methods and Agricultural Economics
English and Foreign Languages
M.Sc. - Physics
M. A. - History
M. Phil - Advanced Home Science
M. Phil - Applied Research & Statistics
M.Sc. - Home Science
LL.M. - Law
M.Sc. - Botany
M.Sc. - Zoology
M. A. - Linguistics
M. A. - Mass Communication
M.Sc. - Mathematics
Mech. Engg.,School of Engineering
M. Phil - Nuclear Physics
M. A. - Oriya
M. Phil - Editing
M. Phil - Research methodology
M. Phil - Western Criticism
M. A. - Political Science
M. Phil - Modern Political Analysis
M. Phil - Modern Political Theory
M. Phil - Bio technology
M. Phil - Microbiology
Odisha universities lack required staffAt a time when state governments across the country are focusing to enhance the standard of education, majority of universities in Odisha lack required numbers of teaching staff.
Now 55 readers, 78 lecturers along with 77 reader posts are lying vacant in the three largest universities of the state.
Utkal University, the largest university of the state, is facing scarcity of teaching staff. 17 out of 46 professor posts are laying vacant here. Similarly 25 out of 77 readers and 41 posts out of 136 lecturers are vacant.
Likewise, Berhampur University is also facing the same problem. 9 professor posts out of 18 and 22 lecturer posts out of 91 are laying vacant here. In Sambalpur University, 12 professor posts out of 26, 18 reader posts out of 46 and 15 lecturer posts out of 80 are laying vacant.
Numbers of non-teaching posts are also lying vacant. Similarly these universities are also facing the problem of administrative work due to shortage of non teaching staff.
The problem will more aggravate after this years retirement of more than hundreds employees.
Protest against honorary degrees by Berhampur UniversityBERHAMPUR: Several former student leaders, senior advocates and political leaders strongly protested on Monday honorary degrees proposed to be conferred on some persons by Berhampur University in the convocation to be held on Wednesday. They decided to hold a protest dharna in the town on the convocation day.
Several people named did not deserve to get the honorary degrees from the university, the protesters said. Besides, the university has ignored persons from southern Odisha, who had contribution towards the establishment of the university, they added.
The protesters held a meeting to highlight the issue under the banner of the Citizens Forum here, presided over by senior advocate and convener of the forum Sudhansu Pati.
Three members of Parliament, including leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, leading advocate Iqbal Chagla, woman activists V Mohini Giri, member of Planning Commission Syed A S Hameed, MPs from Odisha -- Sidhant Mohapatra (Berhampur) and Pinaki Mishra (Puri), sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik, Sambad editor Soumya Ranjan Patnaik and ardent devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba, Chandrabhanu Satapathy are some of the persons selected by the university for the honorary Doctor in Law (Ll.D) degree. The university also selected cardiologist Kabi Prasad Mishra for an honorary D.Ss degree.
We are very surprised to see the names of the persons to be conferred with the honorary degree by the university. We must be united in protest and hold a parallel convocation on the same day, said former students union president of MKCG Medical College, Subash Sahu.
Some of the names selected by the university for the honorary degrees are not known to many people and they do not deserve the honour, said Santosh Mohapatra, also a former student leader. This is the time to be united and to protest against the decision, stressed Arjuna Sahu, president of Ganjam district retired government employees association.
Former students union president of Berhampur University and Congress leader Bikram Panda, Ganjam Bar Association president Sisir Padhy, senior advocates Basant Panigrahi, Basant Panda, retired professor Prahallad Panda also addressed the meeting.
University authorities said the selection was made as per the statutes of the university and the decision of the syndicate -- the highest decision making body. Chancellor and governor M C Bhandare has approved the list.
Berhampur University confers honorary doctorate to sand artist Sudarshan PattnaikBerhampur(Odisha): Internationally-famed sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik was Wednesday conferred an honorary doctorate by Berhampur University in Berhampur today.
Pattnaik said the Berhampur University at Berhampur conferred him the Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree at its 17th convocation.
I am very much happy to get this honour. I will always try to achieve more in the field of sand art, Pattnaik told Odishatoday.com.
10 other eminent persons have also got the degree of Honour, they are Mohini Giri, Arun Jaitly, Dr Syed S Hammed, Iqbal Chagla, Pinaki Misra, Chandrabhanu Satpathy, Soumayranjan Patnaik , Sidhanta Mohapatra and Dr Kabiprasad Mishra.
Pattnaik, 35, has participated in more than 50 international sand sculpture championships across the world and won many prizes. He has been doing sand sculptures since the last 20 years and running a sand art school at his hometown of Puri.
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