HOD MARINE SCIENCE

Dr. Kali Charan Sahu

Head, Marine Science

E-Mail: kcs.ms@buodisha.edu.in

People

Dr. Lakshman Nayak
Professor
M.Sc, Ph.D

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Lakshman Nayak holds a Ph.D. degree in Marine Sciences (Marine Biology). At present he is working as a professor in Department of Marine Sciences, Berhampur University. He has interest in fisheries and pollution studies. He has been teaching in marine biology, ichthyology and fishery biology, marine invertebrates, aquaculture, fisheries technology and marine ecology since 1983. He has guided 14 doctoral students, 32 M.Phil. students and one D.Sc. student. He has more than 70 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals to his credit. He has acted as a member of the Academic Council and Chairman Board of Studies of this University. He has participated in 12 international and 45 national conferences/seminars and presented papers. He has visited Singapore and Australia etc. for presenting research papers in international conferences and chair several technical sessions of national seminars. He has served as a reviewer of different journals and member of professional bodies like life member of the Zoological Society, member of the techno sciences publications etc. During 2015-2016, he has been appointed as the observer of the UGC NET and JEE main by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

 

Dr. Surya Narayan Padhy
Professor
M.Sc, Ph. D

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His research area includes Marine Geology & pollution                                                                                  .

 

Dr. Kali Charan Sahu
Professor & Head
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

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Prof. Sahu at present is the Head of the Department and Research Coordinator, EST Cell, MoES, Govt. of India. He has professionally developed in the area of Remote Sensing and GIS and has undergone number of training programmes in various space institutes like SAC (ISRO) Ahmedabad, NRSC Hyderabad, ORSAC Bhubaneswar, NIO Goa, NIRD Hyderabad, IIRS Dehradun etc. Prof. Sahu has acquired Distinction in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (PRS) from IIRS, Dehradun. He has published a Text Book of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System for M.Sc. & M.Tech. students. At Present he is involved with Ocean Colour Remote Sensing Network Project of the country sponsored by Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad to validate satellite data with ocean insitu using underwater hyperspectral radiometer. A Monograph on Marine Plankton of East Coast of India: A cruise report, hosted in the website of MoES, Govt. of India is a greater contribution of the project to the plankton researchers of the country. Prof. Sahu has been honoured by Dr. Joseph V.G. Chairman, Garden City Group of Institutes on the occasion of NAAC sponsored national seminar during 27 & 28, March 2008 at Bangalore. Prof. Sahu has been conferred with ‘Distinguished Scientist Award in Geological Oceanography-2015’ instituted by the Venus International Research Foundation at Chennai.

 

Dr. Pratap Kumar Mohanty
Professor
M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph. D

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Dr. Pratap Kumar Mohanty is a Professor at the Marine Sciences Department and presently the Director, IQAC Berhampur University, India. He obtained his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has been in the teaching profession for more than 28 years. Professor Mohanty is a Fellow of Commonwealth (U.K). He was a Visiting Scientist at the Walker Institute, University of Reading, U.K. from July-September, 2007. He has to his credit more than 85 research publications in reputed journals, edited volumes and conference proceedings. Most of his publications are in the fields of monsoon studies, coastal processes and climate change. Professor Mohanty has edited two volumes. One of those, published by Springer, is on “Monitoring and Modelling of Lakes and Coastal Environments”. He has successfully completed more than ten research, development and consultancy projects. Professor Mohanty has participated in more than 15 different international conferences held in UK, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Newzealand, Thailand etc. He has delivered several invited lecturers in different overseas universities and research institutes (like Royal Society, London, Monash University, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology, Australia, Cambridge University, Plymouth University, Reading University, UK and East China Normal University, China etc.) Professor Mohanty was a member of the state Coastal Zone Management Authority, Odisha during 2008-2011 and is presently nominated as a Member of the State Expert Appraisal Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Nine scholars have already received/submitted their Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Mohanty. He is at present shouldering many other responsibilities in the Berhampur University like Director, International Collaboration, Director of Innovation-cum- Incubation Centre, and Coordinator, Special Assistance Programme (UGC).

 

Dr. Shesdev Patro
Lecturer
Ph. D

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Dr. Shesdev Patro has completed his Ph.D. degree in marine biology and oceanography from Pondicherry University, Port Blair Campus, Andaman. His specialization was on Marine Biotechnology, including laboratory culture of fouling organism like barnacles, culture of live feed, extraction and purification of bioactive compounds, bioassay tests etc. He joined as a lecturer in Department of Marine Sciences, Berhampur University in 2016. Prior to join in Berhampur University, he was working as Scientist B in National Centre for Sustainable Coastal management under Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change during 2013 to 2016. He has done extensive surveys in various coastal ecological habitats such as coral reefs, mangroves and salt marshes spread along the nation including islands of Andaman and Nicobar. He has many national and international publications published in peer reviewed journals and as book chapters to his credit. Additionally, Dr. Patro is an Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver certified by PADI, Australia and conducted many under water surveys in coral reef and seagrass ecosystems of Andaman, Maharashtra, Goa and Tamil Nadu.

 

Dr. S.K. Patnaik
Store Keeper
M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph. D

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Dr. S. K. Patnaik holds a Ph, D. degree from Berhampur University. He has been working as a Store Keeper in the department..

 

 

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