Biodata of Hon'ble Chairman and Members  

Bio-data of Prof. G. B. Behera
Member, Appellate Authority, Air (PCP) Act, 1981

Permanent Address

Vill-Bhursiguda, PO-Ranmal, District-Kalahandi

Date of Birth


Academic qualification

B.Sc. (Hons)- 1958-First class First, M. Sc (Chem.)-1960       
First class, Ph. D.-1969 (Utakal), D. Sc-1978 (Sambalpur. First D. Sc)

Position Held

Lecture-S.C.S. College, Puri (1960-64), Ravenshaw College (1964-69), Sambalpur University (1969-71), Reader, Sambalpur University (1971-78), Professor-Sambalpur University(1978-99), Emeritus Professor, Sambalpur University-1999-2001, Visiting Professor, Vikram University-1991, Invited to deliver talk and act as a visiting scientist at RRL, Hyderabad and by Hindustan Lever, Mumbai-1992

Research Experience

Paper Published-120 in national and int’ I Journals. Review articles Published-3. The article in CHEMICAL REVIEWS (First time from Orissa)-widely referred –more than 300 citations. Ph. D supervised -15, D. Sc supervised-1

Schemes obtained

More than 30 lakhs from UGC, DST, CSIR etc.

Visit abroad

Visited USA as a Fulbright visitor in 1985, Visited University of Florida, USA 1990, Visited University of California-1992.


First awardee of VSR Gupta award for Excellence in teaching Chemistry (OCS)-1995, Felicitated by  Kalahandi  Utsav-1999, Government Autonomous College-2001, delivered Ghose Memorial lecture at Manipur University, Award of ‘Vidyabhusan Upadhi’ in 2007 by Bharatiya Sikshya Vikas Sansthan, Orissa etc.

Popularization of Science

 Written Many articles in various newspapers, delivered many talks in various colleges of Orissa, many radio talks and through Doordarshan, Delivered talk as Chief Guest at Bhagalpur University, Bihar

Book writing

Author of +2 (Chemistry) and for +3 course (Organic Chemistry), Author of “BIGYAN AND MANAVIKA MULYABODHA” in Oriya.

Administrative position

Member syndicate for 3 terms, Head of the department (1978-87), Chairman PG Council, Warden of the hostels and many important Positions, Member UGC visiting teams, Member WODC, Chairman, Managing Committee Jyotivihar High School, NAC Degree College, Burla and Indravati Mahavidyalaya (+3), Mukhiguda, Chairman Executive Committee, Rajendra College, Bolangiri (2006-08) and Government autonomous college, Bhawnipatana (Continuing since 2008-09 sessions), Adviser, UPSC India, Ex-Member, State Pollution Control Board, Member, Appellate Authority (for Air (PCP) Act.)

Membership of learned bodies

Life member Indian chemical society, Orissa Chemical Society, Member executive committee of ISSST and elected Vice-President,  Member advisory committee of regional science museum, Bhubaneswar, Paper and pulp research institute, Rayagada, MAPCOST of MP., Basic science group of DSTE, Orissa.

Member of the organizing committees

Many National and International symposia and conferences at Jyoty Vihar, member organizing committee of most of the conferences held in India, Co-Chairman of the international Conference held at University of Florida, USA

Organized many National and International

Conference at Sambalpur University.

Social activities after retirement

(a) President Divine Life Society, Kalahandi-taking full care of 30 adivasi children (Food, shelter, clothes, education etc) On the spot training in agri-Vet management to adivasi people in their own environment (b) President Kalahandi Sikshya Vikas Parishad (KSVP) to create awareness in the people of Kalahandi and to improve the quality of education-has become successful in getting one Medical, Engineering      and an Agriculture college in Kalahandi.




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