Our Editorial Board Member

Prof. Pramod Chandra Mishra

About Our Editorial Board Memeber

Born  on 23rd January 1953 in Nayagarh town of Odisha , Prof (Dr.) P.C.Mishra  did his graduation from Nayagarh College and joined Sambalpur University to pursue M.Sc. in Biological Sciences .He topped the merit list from among the regular Post-graduate students in his batch in 1975. Subsequently ,as a CSIR Junior Research Fellow, he completed his doctoral degree in 1981 under the supervision of Prof. M. C. Dash ,the eminent ecologist of India. After serving as a   Research Assistant for a short period , Prof Mishra joined as a faculty in School of Life Sciences and then as Reader in 1992 and Professor and Head in 2000 in the   Department of Environmental Sciences of the same University. Under his academic leadership   this new Department gradually developed    offering M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D programme in Environmental Sciences and M.Tech programme in Environmental Science and Engineering bringing it to an institute of national level. During his 33 years of research and teaching career in Sambalpur University, he has   published   122 research papers in national and international journals, supervised 18 research projects funded by   National and State level funding agencies as well as Industries and  supervised 49 M.Phil and 15 Ph.D./D.Sc dissertations. His major contributions   are in the areas of Solid Waste Disposal   and Management (Municipal and Industrial Fly-ash) and Low-cost waste water treatment and Pollution Management. He was awarded D.Sc degree by Ranchi University for his research in Low-cost waste water treatment in 1998. He also  received Prof M.C.Dash Gold Medal from Zoological Society of India and Prof E.P. Odum and Charles Darwin Gold medals from National Association of Ecological Communications, India for his research work. He is   also a Fellow of National Institute of Ecology,   Zoological Society of India ,National Environmentalists Association etc. Sambalpur University in her Golden Jubilee Celebration in 2017 felicitated him in appreciation of his dedicated service as a distinguished Professor of the University. Before two and half months of his superannuation as professor  from Sambalpur University , Prof  Mishra joined the National Green Tribunal  as an Expert Member and served the Principal bench of the Tribunal At Delhi for one and half year and then the Eastern Bench  of the Tribunal at Kolkata to complete his   five years tenure . From 10th March 2019  , he was appointed as the President of Odisha Bigyan Academy, an  agency of Department of Science and Technology ,Government of Odisha and served there for a period of two years . Recently he completed his part-time assignment as an Expert member of a Technical Team, appointed by National Green Tribunal in connection with sand deposits in river Mahanadi at Cuttack. Prof P.C.Mishra has also been appointed by the Govt.of Odisha  as an Expert witness on Environmental matter in connection with water dispute between the State of Odisha and Chhatisgarh.He is also associated with Odisha Public Service Commission as a Member of Science Scrutiny Committee.

Brief Curriculum Vitae of Prof.(Dr.)Pramod Chandra Mishra

Z-One Apartments , Flat No.503 ,Advait Tower No.8 ,Kalarahanga

Nandankanan Road ,Bhubaneswar-751024 ,Odisha

Email-profpcmishra@gmail.com ,Cell-8334009965 ,9437052301



Prof.Pramod Chandra Mishra 


Present Address

Z-One Apartments , Flat No.503 ,Advait Tower No.8 Kalarahanga,Nandankanan Road ,Bhubaneswar-751024 ,Odisha


Telephone  and e.mail

Tel.08334009965 ,9437052301

 email: profpcmishra@gmail.com


Date of Birth  

23rd January 1953


Educational qualification

D.Sc. Ph.D, M.Sc.

M.Sc           -Biological Sciences(Ecology Spl.)

Ph.D Thesis  – Ecophysiology  of Tropical Earthworms

D.Sc. thesis   – Low-cost Waste Water Treatment


Positions held

i.President ,Odisha Bigyan Academy from March 11 2019 to 10th March 2021

ii.Expert Member,National Green Tribunal:2012-2017

iii.Professor and Head in Environmental Sciences ,Sambalpur Univ                                                                                         : 2000-2012

iv.Reader in Environmental Science ,Sambalpur Univ.:1992-2000

v. Lecturer in Environmental Science ,Sambalpur Univ.:1984-1992

vi.JRF ,SRF ,PDF ,Research Assistant in Sambalpur Univ:1975-1984


Life Member of Professional Bodies

i. National Institute of Ecology

 ii. International Congress of Chemistry & Environment

 iii Society of Environmental Science

iv.Green Earth Foundation

 v. National  Environmentalists Association

vi. Indian Association for Asia & Pacific Studies

vii. Zoological Society of India

vii. Orissa Bigyan Academy

viii.Orissa Environment Society

 ix. Orissa Environmental consciousness Society


Total teaching & research Experience 

34 years in School  of Life Science as well as in P.G. Department Environmental Sciences ,Sambalpur University. Retired on superannuation as Professor in Environmental Sciences ,Sambalpur University on 31.1.2013

Joined national Green Tribunal ,New Delhi as Expert members for 5 years and completed the tenure on 16th Nov.2017


Academic Association/Visit with other Universities.

Visited the following universities as a Resource person /member of Board of Studies / Examiner/Expert member

i. S.V.University ,Tirupati , ii. Andhra University ,Visakhapatnam , iii.University of Calcutta ,iv.University of Burdwan ,West Bengal ,v.Ranchi University ,Ranchi

vi.Bhagalpur University,Bhagalpur ,vii.Binoba Bhave University ,Hazari Bag

vii.Viswa Bharati ,Shantiniketan , vii.Benaras Hindu University ,Varanasi

viii.Fakir Mohan University ,Balasore , ix.Utkal University ,Vani Vihar

x.Berhampur University ,Berhampur,xi.North Orissa University ,Baripada

xii.OUAT ,Bhubaneswar ,xiii.GITAM Deemed Univ.,Visakhapatnam


UGC Assignment

i. Selection of candidates for Indo-Canadian    Fellowship

ii.Evaluation of  Research Projects of North    Eastern UGC Centre,Guwahati


Administrative Experience

i. Head of the Post Graduate Department of   Environmental Sc. , Sambalpur Univ.

ii. Member of Board of Studies, Senate  and  Academic Council of  Sambalpur Univ.

iii. Coordinator, Research Cell of Sambalpur  University

iv. Member of Planning Cell and IX, X &XI plan   proposal Drafting Committee of Sambalpur Univ. ,v. Member of Regulation Amending Committee  and Equivalence Committee of      Sambalpur  University, vi. Coordinator ,Private Examination Cell ,Sambalpur     University ,vii.Dean, Faculty of Sciences ,Sambalpur Univ. ,viii. Director ,Directorate of Distant and Continuing     Education, Sambalpur Univ. ,ix. National Assessor  for UGC-NAAC to assess Universities and colleges of India for  accreditation ,x. Convener of NAAC advisory committee for preparing proposal and coordinating NAAC accreditation activity of Sambalpur University ,xi.Director ,e.Governance Cell of Sambalpur University , xii.Director ,College Development Council.


Research Interest

Biological treatment of waste water and Waste Management ,Environmental Monitoring and Eco- Toxicology, Environmental Management


Research Publications 

And Research Guidance

Books             -10 (edited-7 and Author-3)

Research Papers               -122(in National and 

                                              International Journals and proceedings )                                         

Ph.D/D.Sc candidates Guided-15

M.Phil candidates guided  –    49


Association with Major

Research Projects   

13 (funded by UGC , New Delhi; Orissa State Pollution Control Board; OPGC,  Bhubaneswar and  Mahanadi Coalfields ,INDAL ,Hirakud ,HINDALCO ,Hirakud DFID-CMDR,ITPS, Banaharpali ,ACC ,Bargarh ,ICMR ,New Delhi ,Vedanta Aluminium Ltd.Jharsuguda


Consultancy Work

Worked as a consultant to ,Mahanadi Coalfields Limited ,INDAL and HINDALCO ,Hirakud ,OPGC Bhubaneswar and ITPS ,Banaharpali ,NTPC ,Kaniha and Farakka  , Jayashree Chemicals ,Ganjam ,State Pollution Control Board ,Bhubaneswar ,IDL ,Rourkela ,Baragarh Cement Works of ACC , Vedanta Aluminium Ltd.Jharsuguda,Govt.of Odisha Forest Department


Association with Journals

Chief Editor: Ind.J.Environment and Ecoplanning (for 10 years)  

Editor The Bioscan (An International Journal   in  Life Sciences)

  Member,Advisory/Editorial Board :   

i.Research Journal of  chemistry and  Environment  ,ii.Ind.J.Environmental Science

iii. Ecoscan (An International  Journal in  Environmental Science ,

iv.Journal of Social Science

Reviewer of Research journals;

Elsevier ,Blackwell , ,Pergamon ,African journal of   Environmental Science and   Technology , Geosphere, Chemosphere etc.


Academic Visit abroad

i.International Conference on Critical Technologies of the World in 21st Century: Pollution Control and Reclamation in process Industries, Beijing 2000

ii.International Conference on In- Situ and On-Site Bioremediation in San Diego ,California,US in 2001


Award of Gold Medal

i.Prof.M.C.Dash Gold Medal by Zoological Society of    India   2000

ii.Prof.E.P.Odum Gold  Medal by National Association    of Ecological Communication,India 2005

iii. Charles Darwin Gold  Medal by National Association    of Ecological Communication, India 2007


Other Recognitions/Fellowships

i.President ,Society of Environmental Science ,India

 ii.Fellow,National Institute of Ecology 1992

iii.Fellow ,Zoological society of India   2000

iv.Fellow,National Environmentalists Association 2003

v.Fellow,Society of Environmental  Sciences

vi.Associate Fellow ,International Congress of  Chemistry and Environment

vii. Member of the Executive Committee of OrissaBigyan Academy

viii.Award of Excellence by National Environmentalists Association, Ranchi

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