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 2021 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 2021

Prof. Niranjan Barik
Chairman, Selection Committee

For OPS Young Scientist Award 2020

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 31-12-2021.

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 31-12-2021.

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

Young Science Award - 2021, Application form to be Downloaded (Download)


1. Dr. Sukadev Sahoo, NIT, Durgapur in 28th convention (12-13 February 2011)
2. Dr. Dilip Kumar Mishra, ITER, Bhubaneswar in 29th convention (11-12 February 2012)
3. Dr. Dillip Kumar Pradhan, NIT, Rourkela (for 2012) in 30th convention (09-10 February 2013)
4. (a) Dr. Pramod Kumar Samal, Physics Department, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar (in theory for 2013) in 31st convention (08-09 February 2014)
  (b) Dr. Tanmaya Badapanda, Physics Department, C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar (in experiment for 2013) -do-
5. (a) Dr. Subhankar Bedanta, NISER, Bhubaneswar (in experiment for 2014) in 32nd convention (14-15 February 2015)
  (b) Not awarded to anybody in theory for 2014  
6. (a) Dr. Sudhanwa Patra, ITER, Bhubaneswar (in theory for 2015) in 33rd convention (13-14 February 2016)
  (b) Dr. Ramakanta Naik, Physics Department, Utkal University (in experiment for 2015) -do-
7. (a) Dr. Bibekananda Nayak,
Asst. Professor , P. G. Department of APAB F. M. University, Vyasavihar, Balasore (in theory for 2016)
in 34th convention (11-12 February 2017)
  (b) Dr. Satyanarayan Bhuyan,
Associate Professor, Dept. Of Electr. Instrum.Engineering ITER, SOA University, Bhubaneswar (in experiment for 2016)
8. Dr. Pravanjan Mallick Asst. Professor, Dept of Physics, North Orissa University, Baripada (for 2017 in experiment physics) In 35th OPS Convention 10-11 February 2018
9. (a) Dr. Roshnee Sahoo, Asst. Professor of Physics, Binayak Acharya College, Berhampur (for 2018 Experimental work) 36th OPS Annual Convention 2-4 February 2019 at PMEC, Berhampur
  (b) Dr. Mrutyunjaya Bhuyan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica, Brazil (for 2018 Theoretical research) -do-
10. (a) Dr. Minakshi Nayak     (Experiment) Post-Doctoral Researcher School of Physics and Astronomy,
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
37th OPS Annual Convention at VSSUT, Burla.
  (b) Dr. Dibyakrupa Sahoo, (Theory) Post-Doctoral Researcher Department of Physics and IPAP, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, South Korea -do-
11. (a) Dr. Archana Mishra,   Magtop,Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences for Theoretical research, 38th OPS Annual Convention at GIET University, Gunupur, Odisha
  (b) Dr. Sushanta Tripathy, Postdoctoral fellow, INFN-Bologna, Italy for Experimental research. -do-