Our Executive Secretary (Publication)

Er. Mayadhar Swain

About Our Executive Secretary (Publication)

Er Mayadhar Swain is born on 8 February 1956 in village Baselihata of Cuttack district, Odisha. He passed matriculation examination in 1972 keeping 6th rank in Odisha. He passed I.Sc. from Ravenshaw College, B.Sc. Engg from University College of Engineering, Burla with first position in the university and M.E. from IIT, Roorkee with Hons and distinction. After serving in National Thermal Power Corporation, Talcher Thermal Power Station, Odisha Hydro Power Corporation and MECON in different capacities he retired from government service in February 2016 and then worked as Director, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar for about three years. He has expertise and large experience in the field of energy and has published about 50 technical papers in different journals. He has expertise in hydro power.

Er Swain is a popular science writer. He has published more than 500 popular articles on science, engineering, mathematics and environment in different magazines and newspapers. He has published 70 books on popular science, engineering and mathematics. He gives talks on science in All India Radio and Doordarshan regularly. His favourite subject is mathematics. He has written 8 books on mathematics.

For popularizing science Er Swain has been awarded by Odisha Bigyan Academy, Bhubaneswar; Bigyan Prachar Samiti, Cuttack; Utkal Sahitya Samaj, Cuttack; Rajadhani Book Fair, Bhubaneswar; Bhubaneswar Book Fair, Orissa Environmental Society and many other organizations. 16th All India People’s Science Congress held at NISER, Bhubaneswar in 2018 felicitated him with Life Time Achievement Award for Popularization of Science. He has received National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science & Technology Communication through Print Media including Books and Magazines (Category-B) for the year 2022. He has received Prakruti Bandhu Award from department of Forest and Environment for his outstanding role in the protection of environment. He is a life member of Odisha Bigyan Academy, Orissa Environmental Society, Utkal Sahitya Samaj and founder member of Indian Climate Congress.


Er Swain is devoting his time now for popularization of science and engineering. He is now working as Editor of monthly English magazine Science Horizon, published by Odisha Bigyan Academy, Govt. of Odisha. He is also translating Engineering text books from English to Odia as requested by AICTE.

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