Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1) Brief History of the Public Authority:
The Odisha Bigyan Academy was conceptualized way back in the year 1981 by a group of Senior Scientists of Odisha belonging to different disciplines of science. Through their incessant endeavors, devoted zest & zeal, it came into existence at Cuttack on the auspicious day of "Utkal Dibas". The 1st day of April of that year under the patronage of Late Prof. Dr. Keshab Chandra Sahu. The primary aims & objectives of the academy is to promote and popularize scientific knowledge emanating from various frontier of Science & Technology among the common public. The academy promotes scientific literacy, temper and awareness that serve the wider interest of the State. The Academy was duly registered under Registration of Societies Act' during 1981-82. In due recognition of its performance and appropriateness and in order to widen its scope and area of activities the Govt. of Odisha recognize Odisha Bigyan Academy as an organization suitable for the purpose and accepted the newly adopted constitution of the Odisha Bigyan Academy dt. 25th November 1984 vide Resolution No. 3577/STE. dt. 21.3.1985.
2) Main Activities & Functions of the Public Authority:
i) To cultivate and promote science and technology in all its branches.
ii) To act as a body of scientists of eminence for promoting and safeguarding of the interests of scientists in the state and to project their research works, talents, scientific contributions etc. to the community, country and world at large.
iii) To promote and maintain liaison between Scientists of different specializations and different scientific disciplines, acting as a coordinating body and encouraging scientists in the scientific pursuits.
iv) To undertake through properly constituted Committees and Bodies such scientific work of relevance to the State or of national importance, as the Council may be called upon to perform by the public and the Government.
v) To organize and arrange conferences, seminars, lectures and symposia at different places in Odisha.
vi) To publish proceedings, journals, memoirs, transactions and other works related to Science & Technology as may be found desirable.
vii) To commemorate and felicitate scientists and persons who have made significant contributions in various fields of science, technology & scientific literature.
viii) To promote and maintain liaison between men of science and men of letters interested in science.
ix) To cooperate with other organizations in India having similar objects and to appoint representatives of the Academy to act on national bodies.
x) To effect co-ordination between societies, institutions and Government scientific departments and services.
xi) To study, explore, examine and reinterpret ancient scientific literature's and traditional customs and beliefs in the light of modern scientific knowledge.
xii) To prevent emigration or intended emigration of distressed scientists by taking up heir cause and ventilating the same with the authorities.
xiii) To secure and manage funds and endowments for scientific research and promotion of Science & Technology.
xiv) To sponsor and take up such other activities which will further the cause of science, scientists and scientific workers.
xv) To do and perform all other acts, matters and things that may assist in, be conducive to or be necessary for the fulfillment of the above mentioned objects of the Academy.