Prof. S. R. Mohanty
Name: Prof. S. R. Mohanty
Designation: Professor (Retired)
Qualification: Ph.D. (BHU), D,Sc. (BHU), Ph.D. (Cantab)
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Prof. S. R. Mohanty, Ph.D. (BHU), D.Sc. (BHU), Ph.D. (Cantab), Ex-Professor of Chemistry, Utkal University, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Berhampur University joined the Department of Chemistry as Professor in December 1967. Prior to that, he was working as a Reader in Chemistry at Banaras Hindu University. He was an erudite scholar and research worker. He worked on different aspects of Physical Chemistry. In the Department of Chemistry, Utkal University, he established an excellent research laboratory to work on the annealing of radiation damage in solids and solvent extraction of radioactive elements. He has successfully guided 32 Ph.D. students including about 12 students who received Ph.D. under his guidance during his short stay in the Department of Chemistry, Utkal University. He has published more than 175 research articles in national and international journals including several papers published in Nature. In 1981 he moved to Berhampur University as Vice-Chancellor. His sad and untimely demise while in office was a great blow to the academic community in the state.