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About Department

The Department of Chemistry offers a two-year Master's degree course in Chemistry. Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) has been introduced from 2015 to keep the Student up-to-date with development of higher education in India and abroad. The Post- Graduate curricula is recently undergone major orientation congruent with the development and trends in the subject to help the students to seek a career in different thrust areas of the subject like Organic Synthesis, Organometallics, Material Chemistry, Nano-Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry etc. In order to gain competency in research IV semester Student has to take up research project in different area of Chemistry.

The Department of Chemistry also offers M. Phil. and Ph.D. degree. The M.Phil. course is suitably designed to equip the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge. The Ph.D. programs offered broad areas of Chemistry such as Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Bio - inorganic Chemistry, Water Treatments, Catalysis and Nanoparticles.

The Department of Chemistry also organizes conference and workshops in the field of Chemical Sciences.

Master Degree (M.Sc.)

About Course Programme

M.Sc. in Chemistry is a 4 semester programme designed in CBCS pattern with an intake capacity of 50. The course has been designed in accordance with the recent guidelines from U.G.C. and approved by the board of studies, which contains advanced topics like Group Theory, Quantum mechanics, Nano Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Supra Molecular, Organmetallics, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry etc.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

The students are entered into the course through entrant test followed by their career in the qualifying examination.

Curriculum / Syllabi

Click Here to Download the Syllabus (w.e.f. 2020)

Click Here to Download the CBCS Syllabus for 2018-20

Click Here to Download the CBCS Syllabus for 2016-18

Click Here to Download the CBCS Syllabus for 2015-16

Click Here to Download the Syllabus for 2013-14

Class Schedule

1st&3rd Semester classes starts from July and ends in December. 2nd&4th Semester classes starts from January and ends in June.


About Course Programme

The course is designed to train the students for higher studies and research in the branches of Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. The course has an intake capacity of 8.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

The students are entered into the course on the basis of their career in the qualifying examination followed by written and oral examinations.

Curriculum / Syllabi

Click Here to Download the M.Phil Syllabus

Class Schedule

January to June (Theory classes), June to December (Dissertation work).


About Course Programme

The Ph.D. programme offered quality research in the branches of Organic, Inorganic, Physical chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Organmetallic Chemistry, Nano Chemistry etc.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

The candidates are entered into the course through URET (written test) followed by personal interview. However, NET, GATE qualified and the student who completed their M.Phil. (through written test) can directly appear for personal interview.

Curriculum / Syllabi

Click Here to Download the Pre Ph.D. Syllabus(w.e.f. 2020)

Course Schedule

The students have to complete their pre Ph.D. course work successfully in six months (in the month of January to June) upon which they can register into the Ph. D. Programme.


Dr. Satyanarayan Sahoo
Ph. D. IIT Madras
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Dr. Satyanarayan Sahoo obtained his Ph. D. degree in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in the year 2010. After completion of his Ph. D. degree he was a Research Associate for a short period in the same institute. He has joined Berhampur University as a Lecturer in March 2011. His research interest includes Organometallic Chemistry & Organic Synthesis. Two Ph. D. and eleven M. Phil scholars have been awarded with their degree under his guidance. He has published more than twenty research articles in National and International Journals which include Angewandte Chemi International Edition, Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallics, Carbohydrate Research, etc. In the year 2012 he was awarded with Prof. R. C. Tripathy Young Chemist Award by Orissa Chemical Society. Currently he is a TARE (Teachers Associateship for Research Excellence) fellow at IISER Berhampur and group member in Centre of Excellence, Berhampur University.

Dr. Rabi Narayan Sahu
Micro Analyst
Ph.D., Berhampur University
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Dr. Rabi Narayan Sahu holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Berhampur University. He has been working as a Micro Analyst since 2011.

Dr Bibhuti Bhusan Parida
Assistant Professor
Ph. D: IICT Hyderabad
Postdoc: WSU (USA), Institute Curie (Paris)
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Dr Bibhuti Bhusan Parida received his M. Sc. degree from Utkal University with advanced organic Chemistry as specialization. He qualified national level entrance examinations CSIR-JRFs, GATE and graduated Ph. D. (2010, synthetic organic chemistry) from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology-Hyderabad under the supervision of Dr. S. Chandrasekhar (Director, IICT). He has over seven years of post-PhD experiences-Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Wayne State University-(Michigan, USA), Institute Curie (Paris, France), and teaching at IIIT-Bhubaneswar prior to joining the University. He has worked in several collaborative interdisciplinary research area in USA, France, Sweden, England and India. He is a recipient of international postdoctoral fellowships from Wayne State University (USA), Institute Curie Fellowship (France), Prof. R. C. Tripathy memorial award of Orissa Chemical Society (OCS-2019). Dr. Parida has expertise in synthetic organic chemistry- total synthesis of bioactive natural products-target molecules, development of new synthetic methodologies, asymmetric synthesis, target oriented organic synthesis for drug discovery, drug designing-synthesis and small molecule probe application in Chemical biology. Small molecule synthesis and their application in biology, drug discovery and societal application is the central to all his research expertise. All research is oriented towards design and synthesis of small molecules anticancer drugs. In line, three major funded projects from SERB, UGC and S & T-Odisha are ongoing in his laboratory. His laboratory welcomes interested innovative candidates with necessary entry qualifications (GATE/NET/other fellowships/URET etc.) as per university rule to carry out research work in synthetic organic chemistry and its application.

Prof. (Dr.) Laxmidhar Rout
Asst. Professor(UGC)
Ph.D., IIT Guwahati, PDF: USA, Germany and France
Humboldt Fellow, FPGG Fellow
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Dr. Rout, has very good credentials throughout his academic career. In 2003 he completed Master of Science (M. Sc) in Utkal University with synthetic organic chemistry as specialisation & was topper in university exam. The candidate has cleared national level GATE/NET for carrying out Ph.D. IIT Guwahati with Prof. Punniyamurthy. He have very good experience in drug synthesis and Asymmetric Synthesis after 7 year postdoctoral Experience from USA, Germany and France. He has been awarded prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in Germany. He has been awarded FPGG and IC fellowship of France when working with Institute of Curie Cancer Centre, Paris for developing cancer drugs. Over the past 7 years, Dr. Rout is in the focus of research in to include the design and synthesis of small molecule anti-cancer drugs. All research is directed towards the discovery of new biologically active small molecules with novel modes of action. The group's aim is to make major contributions in synthetic organic chemistry, biotechnology and chemical biology by the discovery and development of new synthetic methodologies and technologies, their utilization for the synthesis of biological probes, and the employment of these probes in answering vital biological problems.

Dr. Ganngam Phaomei
Ph. D. Ph.D. Central University Manipur
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Dr. G. Phaomei received his M.Sc. degree from Jamia Millia Islamia and and Ph.D. from Manipur University with Dr. W.R. Singh. He has good expertise in Nanotechnology, Rare earth luminescence materials. He has worked jointly with Dr. R. S. Ningthoujam, Scientist E, BARC, Mumbai, and worked as Research Associate, with Prof. N. Rajmuhon Singh, Manipur University. He has published more than ten research papers and attended various National and International conferences.


Seminar Library

The Department Seminar has a good stock of textbooks and reference books for use by the students.


There is a centralised Instrument Room having sophisticated and modern instruments like UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, FT-IR spectrophotometer, Spectro-Fluorimeter, Microplate analyser, Ultra freeze refrigerator, lamina air flow, Rotary evaporator, Ice flake machine, Digital polarimeter, and etc. The physical and Analytical Laboratories contain enough instruments like pH-meter, Conductance Bridge, potentiometer, spectrometer, polarimeter, etc. for use by the students.

Student Project Work

The students of the department are visited to different industries, CSIR laboratory, and other Govt. and Semi-Govt. Organisations for their Project Work as a part of their course curriculum.


Research Area in the Department

Broad Area of Research

  1. Synthesis and application of biosensors for detection of toxic metal ions and anions.
  2. Green synthesis of nanoparticles for sensing applications.
  3. Carbohydrate based bioconjugate synthesis and their applications.
  4. Lanthanide ions doped nano-particles for various applications.
  5. Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Research Projects:

  1. SERB, India, 18.3 Lakhs, (2018-21), PI: Dr. SN. Sahoo
  2. OHEPEE, Govt. of Odisha, 300 Lakhs, (2019-24). Group member: Dr. SN. Sahoo and Dr. G. Phaomei.
  3. Major funded projects: SERB (2019-2021), PI: BB. Parida
  4. UGC startUp (2019-2021), PI: BB. Parida
  5. S &T-Odisha (2019-2022), PI: BB.Parida


  • National Conference on Organic Synthesis (N-COS-2020; 02-03 March 2020.
  • International Conference on "Chemical and Biological Science in Drug Discovery-2019" (IC-CBSDD-2019); 08-10 March 2019.
  • International Conference on "Resent Trends of Chemical & Biological Sciences in Medicine, Natural Product and Drug Discovery" (IC-RTCBSMNPDD-2017), 03-05 March 2017.
  • International Conference on "Innovative Applications of Chemistry in Pharmacology & Technology". IC-IACPT-2015 February 06-08, 2015.
  • National seminar on "Water scarcity and Management" held on November 2014.
  • The Department has successfully organized three National Seminars in the years 2010, 2011 & 2012.


The Alumni Association of P.G. Department of Chemistry consists of the following members

President: Dr. Arun Kumar Padhy, Associate Professor, Central University of Jharkhand

Vice-President: Dr. Pankaj Patra,Senior Scientist, BARC, Mumbai

Dr. Niva Nayak,Faculty in Chemistry, OEC, BBSR

Secretary: Sri Rabinarayana Sahu, Micro-Analyst, Berhampur University

Asst Secretary: Sri Bhagaban Muni, Faculty in Chemistry, GIET, Berhampur

Treasurer: Sri Sushant kumar Sahu, Faculty in Chemistry, GEC, BBSR

Auditors: Dr. D.L. Singh, and Dr. Upendra Prasad Tripathy

The pre-alumni meeting of the department is already organized. The first alumni meeting will be held in the month of November 2014.


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Dr. Satyanarayan Sahoo
Email : hod[dot]chem[at]buodishal[dot]edu[dot]in