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Prof. (Dr.) Damodara Parida

Qualification

  • Ph. D. OUAT, BBSR
  • M.Sc. (Ag): GBPUAT, Pantnagar
  • B.Sc. (Ag): OUAT, BBSR

Achievements

  • I have more than thirty five years of experience in the field of teaching, research, extension and administration in the field of Agricultural Sciences. In addition to normal official duties I have taken up the personal initiative to establish the Vivekananda Coaching centre in OUAT to provide free guidance to the students for preparing the Junior fellowship, UPSC and OPSC competitive examinations like IAS, IPS, IFS and OAS.
  • I have published 2 laboratory manuals and 1 text book for Agriculture students and released one horse gram variety Urmi and helped in the release of 4 rice varieties and submitted the proposal for release of one groundnut variety Tulsi.
  • For popularization of Agriculture technology in electronic media I have helped in the production and telecasting of six agro based television serials in Door Darshan and OTV channel out of which Jai Kishan was very popular among the farming community of State.
  • Apart from that in the print media I have published a number of technical agriculture articles in weekly columns of Odia newspapers such as: Dharitri, Samaja,Sambada, Samaya and Prameya.
  • I have also contributed immensely for the development of the website Odisha Seed Portal in collaboration with the Dept. of Agriculture, Govt. of Odisha and compiled the book entitled “OUAT Released Crop Varieties” for systematizing the seed production and distribution process.
  • Although I am a scientist by profession, I still have a liking towards spiritual development. In this endeavor I have written the script, story line, and screenplay for the popular Doordarshan serial Shirdi Sai which was telecasted for 104 episodes. Apart from that I have edited a book called Mulyabodha Sikhya Parikrama along with OUAT former Dean of Research, Dr. Chakrapani Mishra.
  • I have also contributed towards Odia Children literature and published 15 books for school children out of which four books are used as textbooks in Saraswati Shishu Mandir since 2001.
  • I have also written the biography of Prof. J.B. S. Haldane during his centenary celebration with the kind support and help of the then Odisha Chief Minister Hon’ble Sri Biju Pattanaik.