Prananath College Building


Brief History

Prananath College (Autonomous) was established in the year 1959. The scope of teaching in science initially limited to P. U. Scienec which was started in the year 1964. Degree college of science was started from the year 1971. Mr. Dibakar Pattanaik was the first HOD of the department. Honours course in chemistry was opened in the year 1974 with 16 seats. At present, the no. of Hohours seat is 56.

Year of Establishment of the Department

Pre-University Chemistry
Degree Chemistry( Pass)
Degree Chemistry ( Honours)

Faculty Profile
(including teaching, non-teaching & technical staff)

Sl. No. Employee Name Designation Gender
1 Dr. (Ms) Ajanta Satapathy Associate Professor & Head F
2 Dr. Pronab Kishore Mohanty Reader (SS) M
3 Prof. Mrs. Manju Pattnaik Reader (SS) F
4 Prof. Priyabrata Mohanty Reader (SS) M
5 Dr. Purna Chandra Baisakh Lect. (Gr.A) M
6 Prof. (Mrs.) Shantilata Dash Lect. (Gr.A) F
7 Mr. Susanta Ku. Mishra Lecturer M
8 Mr. Shailendra Prasad Mishra Lecturer M
9 Mrs. Sipra Mohanty Demonstrator F
10 Mrs. Dolly Mishra Demonstrator F
11 Mr. Jagannath Sahoo Demonstrator M
12 Mr. Gadadhar Rath Demonstrator M
13 Ms Anuradha Bidhar Lab. Asst. F
14 Mr. Kedareswar Mohapatra M
15 Sk. Sarif M
16 Sk. Amzad Alli M
17 Mr. Madhab Sahoo M

Remarkable Achievements

  1. 6 international publication
  2. Mr. Priyabarata Mohanty awarded 2nd position in poster competition on national science day at KIIT university
  3. Mr. Badal Behera got admitted inti IIT Mumbai through IIT Jam in 2016


A Seminar on the eve of 150 years of Periodic Table was organised by Department of chemistry on 07/12/2019 in Maitri Bhaban in the topic Development and significance of Periodic Table addresed by Professor (Dr.) Sudhakar Agarkar, Dean, VPM Academy, Thane, Maharashtra.



The almuni meet of chemistry department was held on 23rd December 2018 in college premises Dr Dibakara Patnaik ex-Principal was felicitated.

Name Qualification/Position
Comd. Lalit Agrawall Deputy Director General, NCC
Debasmita Dash Senior Research Fellow, IGCAR, Kalpakam
Manoj Mohapatra Scientific Officer, DAE, Trombay, Mumbai
Ajit Parida Manager, HR, Poerbit corporation of India
Indu rekha Paschima Kabat District Emergency Officer, Nayagarh
Dr. Ajay Behera, Assistant professor P G Department of Chemistry, utkal University, VaniVihar
Bijay Ku. Swain Associate professor and HOD of Nayagarh College

OMR Results