Prof. (Dr.) Prafulla Kumar Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KUB, Berhampur
Prof. Prafulla Kumar Mohanty was born on 01.03.1958 at Puri Town and served as professor, Head of PG Dept. of Zoology, Dean, Faculty of Science at Utkal University, Odisha. His area of research is Cell Biology and Genetics. He has guided 31 PhD scholars. 46 M.Phil scholars and at present six are engaged in PhD.
He has written 33 books, which includes Research Book, Monograph, Encyclopaedia, Dictionary, Glossary Popular Science, Text Book and Quiz Book. 126 research papers and 456 popular science articles are also published to his credit. Because of his research and science communication, he has been conferred with 12 awards from different organizations as follows:
Bronze Jubilee Award by Bigyan Prachar Samiti in 1992.
Dr. Gopal Chandra Pattanaik Memorial Award in 1998.
Dr. P. K. Parija Science and Communication Award by the Department of Science
and Technology, Govt. of Odisha in 2001.
Dr. Gokulananda Mohapatra Platinum Jubilee Award in 2002.
6th Rajdhani Book Fair Award in 2005.
Dr. Gopinath Prasad Mohanty Award in 2006.
Vijaya Gobinda Memorial Research Award in 2007.
Jana Chetana Award by the State Resource Centre, Odisha in 2007-08.
Sukumar-Sunanada Science Communication Award in 2014.
Senior Scientist Award conferred by International Consortium of Contemporary Biologists and Kothari Shyam Educational TRUST, Ranchi in 2013.
National Honour Award for the contribution in the field of Science by Vivekananda
Educational, Cultural and Sports Organisation, Deoghar, Jharkahand in 2015.
Trustworthy Personality Award for the Contribution in Science by TRUST, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in 2017.