Dr. Khageswar Pradhan

Chancellor, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar


Educared in Orissa Veterinary College, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India (B.V.Sc.& AH 1960) and University Of Maryland , College Park, Md. USA ( MS 1967, Ph.D. 1969)

Positions held

Chancellor, SOA  Bhubaneswar since 2011; Vice-Chancellor, OUAT, Bhubaneswar and Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, 1994-1999; Professor of Animal Nutrition, 1970-1994; Dean Post Graduate Studies, 1983-1985; Additional Director Of Research; 1980-1983; Dean College Of Animal Science, 1978-1980;, Head Department of Animal Nutrition, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, 1970-1977; Research Chemist at the Institution of Nutrition, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, USA, 1969-1970.

Research Area

Animal Science- Animal Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry, Rumen Ecosystem


Awards and fellowships

Phi Kappa(USA) 1967; Phi Sigma(USA), 1967;Sigma Xi(USA,)1969; ICAR Rafi KidwaiReseach Award(India), 1987; USDA Group Research Award (USA), 1992; ICAR Team Award for Multi-disciplinary Research(India),1997; Fellow National Academy of Agricultural Science(India), 1995; Fellow National Academy of Veterinary Science(India), 1996; P. Bhatacharya Memorial Award (National Academy of Agricultural Science,India) 2001; Lifetime Achievement Award (Animal Nutrition Society of India), 2004, Fellow, Zoologists Research Association of India, 2005; Fellow Indian Dairy Association, 2006; Felicitation and Honour by Indian Science Congress, Bhubaneswar Chapter(India),  2006; Conferment of Doctor of Science(HonorisCausa), Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar (India), 2009. Elected Fellow - 2005
Veterinary Sciences & Fisheries: Animal Nutrition

Chancellor's Message

The SOA has always been striving for excellence in whatever it plans to do, be it teaching, research or development of technology. The SOA is aware of its social responsibilities as well. I congratulate the faculty, students and all other staff for their untiring effort to keep the SOA flag flying high. It is my pleasure to note that the placement of students of this SOA in the public and private sectors including industries has also been a heartening feature. The SOA has made steady progress and continues to do so in the areas of academics with emphasis on intellectual enrichment and growth. I hope the SOA expectations and achievements may reach a meeting point soon to the satisfaction of all.

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Dr. Amit Banerjee


Vice Chancellor, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar

Eminent cardiothoracic surgeon of international repute who has served in premier medical colleges like JIPMER, Pondicherry and Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak and G B Pant Hospitals, New Delhi. Superannuated as Supertime Senior Administrative Grade Officer of Central Health Service. He has been the Medical Superintendent of two teaching and superspecialty hospitals. He has been rewarded as a distinguished alumnus of Maulana Azad Medical College. He is a recipient of the BC Roy National Award, Delhi Govt State Award and Indira Gandhi Excellence Award in addition to several other awards, orations and international fellowships. He has authored nearly 150 scientific papers, invited chapters and books. He was the Vice Chancellor of the West Bengal University of Health Sciences from 2011-2014.

Former Vice Chancellor, The West Bengal University of Health Sciences

Ex-Senior Administrative Grade Officer:Central Health Service, Govt of India

(Director-Professor and Head of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery, GB Pant Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research,

Former Prof & Head of Surgery Department, Delhi University

Ex-Medical Superintendent, Delhi Govt Superspeciality Hospital & Lok Nayak Hospital (MAM College)

Former Head of CTVS Department, JIPMER, Pondicherry

Ex- Medical Officer, IB

Dr BC Roy National Teachers' Awardee

Board of Management


Prof Amit Banerjee

(Vice Chancellor, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan)

Prof. Sitikantha Mishra

(Dean, Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Management)

Prof. Pravati Tripathy

(Dean, Faculty of Nursing)

Prof. R.K. Chouhan

(Vice-Chancellor, Lingaya University, Haryana)

Prof. Chandra Sekhar Bal

(Prof. of Nuclear Medicine and PET
All India Institute of medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi)

Prof. Ajay Kumar Ray

(Director, Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology
Sibpur, Howrah)

Prof. Pradipta Kumar Nanda

(Professor, Faculty of Engineering & Technology)

Dr. Abhijita Mohapatra

(Associate Professor, Faculty of Dental Sciences)

Ms. Sangeeta Mohanty

(Asst. Prof., Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Prof. R.P. Mohanty

(Former Vice-Chancellor, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan)

Prof. D.P. Ray

(Former Vice-Chancellor, OUAT)

Er. G.B. Kar

(Former Executive Engineer, Govt. of India)

Prof. M.K. Mallick

(Professor, Faculty of Engineering & Technology)

Prof. B.B. Pradhan

(Registrar, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan)

Prof. S.N. Mohanty

(Controller of Examinations)

deans of different faculties


Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Sahoo

Institute of Technical Education & Research (ITER)
Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Prof. (Dr.) Anup Kumar Samantaray

Institute of Business & Computer Studies (IBCS)
Faculty of Management Sciences

Prof. (Dr.) Sitikantha Mishra

School of Hotel Management (SHM)
Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Prof. (Dr.) Sudam Chandra Si

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPS)
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Prof. (Dr.) Gangadhar Sahoo

Institute of Medical Science (IMS) & SUM Hospital
Faculty of Medical Sciences

Prof. (Dr.) Neeta Mohanty

Institute of Dental Science (IDS)
Faculty of Dental Sciences

Prof. (Dr.) Pravati Tripathy

SUM Nursing College (SNC)
Faculty of Nursing

Prof. (Dr.) S.A.K. Azad

SOA National Institute of Law (SNIL)
Faculty of Legal Studies

Prof. (Dr.) Bijoy Kumar Sahoo

Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS)
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences