Young Scientist Award

To encourage young researchers in Physics, who may be working anywhere but are domiciles of Odisha and below the age of 35 years, "Oriya Young Scientist Award" has been introduced from the 28th convention of OPS.

From the 30th convention of OPS, the name of this award has been made more general as "Orissa Physical Society Young Scientist Award". The award belongs to the year preceding the year in which the convention of OPS is held.

It has been decided to give two awards, one for theoretical research and the other for experimental research, from the 31st convention of OPS depending on the suitability of the candidates.

The Young Scientist awards from 2017 have been sponsored by Dr. Shantilata Mishra (Mohapatra) of 41 Susan Drive, Newburg, NY 12550, USA. All the expenses relating to the awards are to be met from the interest of the fixed deposit of Rs.2,00,000/- (rupees two lakh) donated by Dr. Mishra.


Applications for the Orissa Physical Society Young Scientist Award 2023 in Physics (one in Experiment and the other in Theory) are invited from young prospective researchers in the proforma given below. It may be filled in by the candidate and sent along with other supporting documents as stated in the proforma, to the chairman of the selection committee by registered / speed post, so as to reach him on or before 31st December 2023

Prof. Niranjan Barik
Chairman, Selection Committee

For OPS Young Scientist Award 2023

e-mail ID:

Department of Physics, Utkal University Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751004

Applications received after the above date shall not be considered.

Applications received after the above date shall not be considered.

Two separate OPS Young Scientist Awards will be given - one for research in theoretical Physics and the other for research in experimental Physics.


The candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree in Physics on or before 31-12-2023.

He/she must be a domicile of Odisha irrespective of his/her place of stay or place of service.

He/she must not have completed 35 years of age as on 31-12-2023.

He/she may or may not be a Life Member/Patron Member of the Odisha Physical Society.

Young Science Award - 2023, Application form to be Downloaded (Download)


1 Dr. Sukadev Sahoo, NIT, Durgapur 28th convention (12-13 February 2011)
2 Dr. Dilip Kumar Mishra, ITER,Bhubaneswar 29th convention (11-12 February 2012)
3 Dr. Dillip Kumar Pradhan, NIT, Rourkela (for 2012)   30th convention (09-10 February 2013)  
4 (a) Dr. Pramod Kumar Samal, Physics Department, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (in theory for 2013)   31st convention (08-09 February 2014)
(b) Dr. TanmayaBadapanda, Physics Department, C.V. Raman College of Engineering,
5 (a) Dr.SubhankarBedanta, NISER, Bhubaneswar (in experiment for2014) 32ndconvention(14-15February2015)  
(b) Not awarded to anybody in theory for 2014  
6 (a) Dr. Sudhanwa Patra, ITER, Bhubaneswar (in theory for 2015)   33rd convention (13-14 February 2016)  
(b) Dr. Ramakanta Naik, Physics Department,
Utkal University (in experiment for 2015)
7 (a) Bibekananda Nayak, Department of APAB, F.M. University, Balasore(in theory for 2016) 4thconvention(11-12February2017)  
(b) Dr. SatyanarayanBhuyan, Dept. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, ITER,
Bhubaneswar (inexperimentfor2016)
8 (a)Dr. Pravanjan Mallick, Physics Department, North Orissa University, Baripada (in experiment for 2017) 35th convention (10-11 February 2018)
(b)Not awarded to anybody in theory for 2017
9 (a)Dr. MrutunjayaBhuyan, FAPESP Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. deFisica,Instituto TecnologicodeAeronautica, SaoPaulo, Brasil(in theory for 2018) 36th Convention (02-04 February 2019)
(b)  Dr. Roshnee Sahoo, Physics Department, Binayak Acharya College, Berhampur (in experiment for 2018)
10 (a)Dr. Dibyakrupa Sahoo, Postdoctoral Researcher, Yonsei University, South Korea (in theory for 2019) 37th Convention (08-09 February 2020)
  (b)   Dr. Minakshi Nayak, Postdoctoral Researcher, Tel- Aviv University, Israel (in experiment for 2019)
11 (a)Dr. Sushanta Tripathy, Postdoctoral fellow, INFN-Bologna, Italy  (in experiment for 2020) 38th Convention
  (b)Dr. Archana Mishra, Magtop, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences for Theoretical research (in theory for 2020)
12 (a) Dr. Atal Bihari Swain, Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, AG Baum research group, Department of Physics, University of Konstanz, Germany (in experiment for 2021) 39th convention (11-12 February 2023)
  (b)Not awarded to anybody in theory for 2021
13 (a) Dr. Arvind Khuntia, The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland (in experiment for 2022) 39th convention (11-12 February 2023)
  (b)Not awarded to anybody in theory for 2022
14 (a) Dr. Suchismita Sahoo, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi, Karnataka (in theory for 2023) 40th convention (11-12 February 2024)
  (b) Dr. Himadri Tanaya Das, RUSA Post-doctoral fellow, Centre of Advance Materials and Applications, Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar (in experiment for 2023)