Dr. Debasish Panda

  • Designation: Professor (CIVIL ENGINEERING)
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Academic Qualification:
  • Ph. D. : Berhampur University in 1993
    (Thesis Title: Texture, Mineralogy and Chemical Composition of Chilka Lake Sediments) .
  • LL.B.: Berhampur University in 1999
  • M.Phil. : Berhampur University in 1988
  • M. Sc. : Berhampur University in 1984
  • B.Sc. (Hons) : Berhampur University in 1982
Professional Experience (Industry : 12 years ; Teaching & Research : 13 years)
  • April, 2018 - till date : Professor (Civil Engg.), Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam: Teaching and Research
  • August, 2014 - March 2018 : Registrar & Professor (Civil Engg.), Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam: Teaching, Administration and regulatory compliances.
  • 2013- July, 2014 : Deputy Registrar, Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam: Teaching, Administration and regulatory compliances.
  • 2008-2013: Professor Environmental Engineering & Registrar/Academic Coordinator, NM Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar: Teaching, Academic administration and regulatory compliances.
  • 2007-2008: Principal, Swami Vivekananda Institute of Information Technology and Management, Berhampur: Teaching & all responsibilities as Head of the College.
  • 2001-2007: Director, Data Vision, Berhampur: Managed assignments such as Computerisation of Census, Provident Fund and Land Records for Govt. of Odisha; Management of National Child Labour Project Schools in Odisha; Development of environmental education curriculum etc.
  • 1995-2001: Director, Sachdeva New P.T. College, Berhampur: Leading and coordinating college strategic planning and curriculum development.
  • 1993-1995: Research Associate, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Career Highlights & Awards


  • National Scholarship                       :  1974-1978
  • Junior Research Fellowship         :  1988-1993
  • Research Associateship                 :  1993-1995


  1. Research Associate in Project “Heavy metals in Yamuna River sediments” financed by Dept. of Environment, Govt. of India.
  2. Research Associate in Project “Fluoride in drinking water, a case study from Ajmeer District of Rajasthan”, financed by Dept of Rural Development, Govt. of India.
  3. Junior Research Fellow in project “Hydro biological studies of Chilika lake” financed by Dept. of Environment, Govt. of India.
  4. Junior Research Fellow in Project “Studies on macrophytes of Chilika lake in relation to increased fish production” financed by University Grants Commission, Govt. of India.
  5. Junior Research Fellow in Project “Hydro biological studies of some estuarine environments of South Orissa Coast” financed by Dept. of Environment, Govt. of India.



In collection of samples (Water and sediments) including hydrographical parameters from river, estuary, lagoon / lake, open sea and coastal environs.


In handling of instruments like : UV Spectrophotometer, Gas Chromatography, Underwater Spectro-radiometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, X-Ray Diffractometer, Laser Particle Size Analyzer, Radioactive Counter etc. and many small instruments like Salinometer, pH-meter, Conductivity meter etc.


  • Papers in National and International Journal        : 7
  • Papers in Conference/Symposia                              : 6
  • National Project Reports : 5