Bhubaneswar: Researchers of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), who figured in the world ranking of top two per cent scientists drawn up by Stanford University of USA for 2022, were felicitated on Friday by the Deemed to be University for their achievement.
Twelve of the 16 SOA researchers were present at the felicitation ceremony presided over by the Chancellor Prof. DP Ray who congratulated them for their accomplishments saying it would encourage young research scholars to strive hard in their respective fields.
The scientists who were present at the ceremony were Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra, eminent neuro-surgeon and Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kulamani Parida, Prof. Lala Behari Sukla, Prof. Niharbala Devi, Prof. Goutam Rath, Prof. Rabindranath Padhy, Dr. Manoj Kumar Nayak, Prof. Binod Kumar Sahu, Dr. Susanginee Nayak, Dr. Dipti Prava Sahoo, Dr. Satya Ranjan Mishra, Dr. Manohar Mishra.
Prof. (Dr.) Pradipta Kishore Dash, Prof. Rajashree Dash, Prof. RNP Choudhary and Dr. Sulagna Patnaik could not be present.
Lauding the scientists for their excellent research work in different fields, Prof. Ray said SOA being a multi-disciplinary university, which was ranked 16th in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) this year, provided a marvellous platform for inter-disciplinary research. “It is for the researchers to take it forward,” he said.
Prof. BB Pradhan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor cum Registrar, and senior officials were also present.