About Us





About Us

The Centre of Excellence in High Energy and Condensed Matter Physics established in Utkal University, under the RUSA 2.0 program to maintain high academic standard in teaching and research. The objective is to establish  the research collaboration with different departments of Utkal University and inter institutional research collaboration with various Institutes of India and abroad.


  • To make high quality Physics education accessible to talented students
  • To maintain high academic standard in research areas of Theoretical and Applied Physics
  • To reach out to the peripheral sectors and public at large in spreading the culture of scientific education and research


To emerge as a leading global centre of research in Theoretical and Applied Physics

  • Study of CP violation in B-meson system and Leptonic sector.
  • Study of the properties and interactions of neutrinos and study of the events in cosmic rays with air shower detectors and a large area muon detector (collaboration with GRAPES-3 experiment at CRL, Ooty, TIFR).
  • Study of the properties of  compact  star
    Study of Gauge-gravity duality,  Quark gluon-plasma.
  • Study of nano-scale material characterization,  spintronics  based oxide materials.
  • Establishing a low energy, high current  Ion beam facility.
  • Establishing a centre  for high performance computing (HPC) facilities for providing  super computing,  networking   for research and  educational  resources  to the diverse  academic  community ,  research and technology  dependent  industries  of Odisha.
  • High Energy Physics
  • Astro Particle Physics, Gravitation and Cosmology
  • Complex Systems in Physics
  • Density Functional Theory
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics , Magnetism and Spintronics, Nanoscience and Nanomaterials.
  • High Performance Computing.
  • Coordinator: Dr. Prafulla Kumar Panda, Head, Department of Physics
  • Co-coordinator: Dr. Bijaya Laxmi Jena, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr. Shesansu Sekhar Pal, Department of Physics
  • Dr. Jagadish Kumar, Department of Physics
  • Dr. Bhagaban Kisan, Department of Physics

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Dr. Nirakar Sahoo
  • Dr. Sankarsan Tarai
  • Dr. Subhendu Manna
  • Dr. Rakesh Ku. Das


  • Prof. Bedangadas Mohanty (NISER, Bhubaneswar)
  • Prof. Basanta K Nandi (IIT, Bombay)
  • We have organized an interactive session with Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai on 12th November 2021.
  • We have organized a two days international seminar on “ Recent Advances in High Energy and Condensed Matter Physics 2021” on 20-21 December, 2021.
  • Planning to organize invited lectures by eminent guest Professors. The lecturers will be organized in January-March 2023 in the department to deliver lecturers on recent advances in physics.
  •  The department library will be augmented with books on advanced research areas.
  • The teaching and research laboratories will be upgraded.
  • We have installed the Micro-Raman Laboratory for the research on materials characterization. The other equipment for the teaching and the research laboratory is in the process of procurement.
  • We are planning to renovate classrooms, laboratories and library.
  • The research findings in the areas of High energy and Condensed matter physics will be published in reputed international journals.

Details of publications are available in the faculty profile. View

Contact Us

Centre for High Energy and Condensed Matter Physics,

Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751004, India.

Phone: +91-0674-2567079.