Centre of Excellence in Environment and Public Health

“Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth, work, healing, and dying... Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition, and die.”

Sustainability is the buzz word in the wake of increased global understanding about the quality of life. It is now well comprehended that economics, environmental health and human well-being are interconnected and interdependent. With a vision to create progressive, sustainable communities through a holistic and inclusive approach, environment and health are chosen as areas of prime importance and working towards addressing the unmet needs of the state this center was proposed. The proposal was accepted for funding by the Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha under World Bank Assisted Odisha Higher Education Project for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) and formally inaugurated on 26th January, 2018. The center is multidisciplinary, includes the inputs from all four collaborating natural science departments, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

Vision, Mission and Objectives

Our vision is to create knowledge and leadership for sustainable future through protection of environment and health of communities. Through the application of Science and Technology to Improve the Quality of Life; the Centre is in a mission mode to expand and accelerate its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere.


Dr. Tomi Nath Das
Former Scientist, BARC
Prof. Prakash Singh Bisen
Former Vice Chancellor Jiwaji University

Nodal Officers

Prof. Luna Samanta

Prof. Pradipta K. Mohapatra