School of Basic Sciences

Head of the School


Prof. Rajan Jha


Associate Heads



Dr. Niharika Mohapatra

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Dr. Snehasis Chowdhuri

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Dr. Sasmita Barik

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Welcome to School of Basic Sciences

The School of Basic Sciences is an unique school with emphasis on interdisciplinary research in areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biosciences.

The broad areas of research in Physics includes Theoretical and Experimental High Energy Physics, Theoretical and Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Optics and Photonics, Atomic Molecular and Surface Physics, Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Novel Material search. 

The research in Chemistry discipline spans over the areas of Physical, Organic, Inorganic and Green Chemistry: the design and development of metal complexes towards catalysis and anti-cancer drugs, functionalization of nanoparticles and nanoparticles based biosensors, coordination chemistry, magnetic materials and magnetostructural correlation and bio-inspired coordination chemistry, catalysis for fine chemicals, molecular recognition for the synthesis of exotic organic and organic-inorganic hybrid materials

The main areas of research in Mathematics are Analysis, Applied Functional Analysis, Complex dynamics and Fractals, Matrix Theory, Graph theory, Optimization Theory, Queueing Theory, Applied Probability Models, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Methods, and Soft Computing.

The research work in biosciences is focused on G-protein coupled receptor biology, peptide/protein design and engineering, molecular modelling, computational biology, the structure-function studies of various proteins of eye lenses, leprosy, tuberculosis and mechanism and regulation of a class of enzyme ATPases involved in various biological pathways and human diseases.
Our School is proud to have two Centres of Excellence, namely MHRD Centre of Excellence for Novel Energy Materials (CENEMA) and S. K. Dash Centre of Excellence of Bio-sciences and Engineering & Technology (SKBET).


Our Faculty


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