Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar is an autonomous research institution of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. The Institute was established in 1972 by the Government of Odisha with the patronage of the legendary leader the then Chief Minister of Odisha Smt. Nandini Satpathy, under the founding director Dr. Trilochan Pradhan, when the Institute started theoretical research programs in the various branches of physics. In 1981 the Institute moved to its present campus near Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar. The Institute was taken over by the DAE on March 25, 1985 and started functioning as an autonomous body.
The Institute Of Physics, Bhubaneswar is an autonomous research institution funded jointly by the Department Of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Government of Orissa. The Institute was officially established in 1972 by the Government of Orissa, and registered in 1972 as a registered society under societies Registration Act 1860. The Institute started functioning under the directorship of Prof. T. Pradhan on September 4, 1974 in two rented rooms of the Utkal University Guest House. After a few months, the Institute moved to a rented house in Sahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar where its academic activities got started in January 1975 with two faculty besides the then Director, Prof. T. Pradhan. From 1974 to 1981, the Institute functioned in rented buildings and moved to its present campus in 1981. On March 25,1985, the Institute was taken up by the Department of Atomic Energy.
The management of affairs of the Institute is vested in a Governing Council consisting of an eminent Scientist nominated as its Chairman, the Director of the Institute and members nominated by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Government of Orissa. The Registrar of the Institute functions as its Secretary. The Institute receives major part of its financial support gov_council.htm from the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, and a token support from the Government of Odisha. The Institute also receives funds from other government agencies (like CSIR and U.G.C) to finance specific research projects.
Researches in Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
- High Energy Theory
- Condensed Matter Theory
- Nuclear Physics Theory
- Condensed Matter Experiment
- High Energy Experiment