About Us


OVERVIEW

The Orissa Physical Society (OPS) which was formed in Dec. 1971 and registered ( Regd. No. 7056/5-1973-74 - View Certificate) subsequently under the Society Registration Act is primarily an academic body of physics teachers engaged in teaching and research at various colleges, Universities & other Institutions in the state with its common objective to promote physics education in various ways at different levels in the state. The aims and objectives of the society laid down in its constitution are:

  • To promote and encourage original research in physics.
  • For improving the syllabi and methods of teaching physics in various stages in the state of Odisha.
  • To organize seminars, conferences or symposia furtherance of the above objectives.
  • To publish bulletins, memoirs, journals etc. to cooperate with other societies within India and abroad.

With similar objectives and programs to sponsor exchange of scholars in the field to promote the above objectives, the constituency of OPS comprises of more than 8000 Physics Teachers as eligible members belonging to nearly 1200 colleges offering physics at higher secondary level, about 300 colleges imparting physics teaching at degree level and twelve other centers running post-graduate programmers in physics. This also includes the physics faculty and research scholars of the Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), Bhubaneswar, Regional Institute of Education and Training (RIET), Bhubaneswar, Institute of Material Science (IMS), Bhubaneswar, National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar and about 100 Engg. colleges. The OPS has made provisions for all individuals pursing physics to register as an annual member / life member / patron member. There is also a provision for affiliated membership for allied societies and bodies. Apart from a large number of annual members, there are, at present 670 life members and 173 patron members registered in the OPS.

FIRST OFFICE BEARERS (1971)

President Dr. Bramhananda Mishra
Vice President  Dr. K.S.R.Murty
Secretary-cum-Treasurer  Dr. B.B.Deo
Joint Secretary Mr. Himanshu M.Patnaik
Members Sri C.V.Rao
Sri Debakanta Mishra
Sri Haris Chandra Patnaik
Sri Jayanta Mahapatra
Sri Krupasindhu Kar
Dr. Kulamani Samal
Sri Sarat Chandra Mishra

Chronological list of Presidents

Dr. Bramhananda Mishra, Professor of Physics, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack-753003 (1971-77)
Dr. K.S.R.Murty, Professor of Physics, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack-753003 (1978-82)
Dr. Trilochan Pradhan, Director, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar (1982-88)
Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Deo, Professor of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar-751004(Vice Chancellor, Berhampur University) (1988-91)
Dr. Amulya Krushna Meeshraw, Principal, B.J.B.College, Bhubaneswar (1991-96)
Dr. Bipin Behari Swain, Professor of Physics (1996-97)
Dr. S.P.Mishra, Professor of Physics, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar (1997-98)
Dr. K.Samal, Professor of Physics, University College of Engineering, Burla (1998-99)
Dr. S.N.Behera, Director, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar (1999-2000)
Dr. K. Patnaik, Professor of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (2000-2001)
Dr. L.Satpathy, Professor of Physics, Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar (2002-04)
Dr. D.K.Panda, Retd. Chairman, CHSE, Odisha (2004-06)
Dr. N.Barik, Professor of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (2006-08)
Dr. L.P.Singh, Professor of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (2008-10)
Dr. S.P.Pati, Professor of Physics, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Burla (2010-12)
Dr. (Mrs) Kalpana Manjari Das, Retd. Director of Higher Education, Odisha (2012-14)
Dr. Shaikh Iqbal Hosain, Retd. Consultant-cum-Joint Director, Vocational Education, Odisha (2014-16)
Dr. Shree Mishra, Retd Reader in Physics ( 2016-18)
Prof. Naresh Chandra Mishra (Retd. Professor, Utkal University) ( Current)

Chronological list of Secretary-cum-Treasurers

Dr. Bibhuti Bhusan Deo, Professor of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (1971-75)
Dr. Braja Sundar Mohanty, Professor of Physics, G.M.College, Sambalpur (1975-77)
Sri Baman Chandra Ray, Reader in Physics, G.M.College, Sambalpur (1977-82)
Dr. Patitapaban Mishra, Professor of Physics, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack  (1982-85)
Dr. Bipin Behari Swain, Professor of Physics, Khallikot College, Berhampur (1985-91)
Dr. Krutibas Patnaik, Professor of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (1991-96)
Dr. Niranjan Barik, Professor of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (1996-99)
Dr. S. Hafizuddin, Reader in Physics, B.J.B.College, Bhubaneswar (1999-2000)
Dr. S.C.Sahu, Department of Physics, B.J.B.College, Bhubaneswar (2000-01)
Dr. Alekh Chandra Naik, Reader in Physics, R.D.Women’s College, Bhubaneswar (2001-02)
Dr. Lambodar Prasad Singh, Professor of Physics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (2002-04)
Dr. (Mrs.) Shree Mishra, Reader in Physics, R.D.Women’s College, Bhubaneswar (2004-06)
Dr. Gouri Shankar Ray, Deputy Director, Pathani Samanta Planatorium, Bhubaneswar  (2006-08)
Dr. Purendra C. Dash, Reader in Physics, P.N.College, Khurdha (2008-10)
Dr. Manorama Bhuyan, Principal, Government Women’s College, Phulbani (2010-12)
Dr. Shaikh Iqbal Hosain, Retd. Consultant-cum-Joint Director, Vocational Education, Odisha (2012-14)
Dr. Prasanna Kumar Mishra, Retd. Reader & Head of Physics, G.M.College, Sambalpur (2014-16)
Dr. Prafulla Kumar Mishra, Retd. Principal, SCS College, Puri ( 2016-18)
Dr. Benudhar Nayak, Former Registrar Utkal University ( Current)