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Ramesh Chandra Parida

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Language  Odia
Genre  Popular Science
Nationality  Indian
Name  Ramesh Parida
Ethnicity  Odia
Education  Master of Science, PhD
Citizenship  Indian

Ramesh Chandra Parida Jagdish Chandra Bose by Dr Ramesh Chandra Parida
Born  4 January 1947 Jamapara, Kendrapara, Odisha (1947-01-04)
Notable awards  Sahitya Academy Award, Odisha Bigyan Academy Award and others

Breakfast Odisha with scientist Dr. Ramesh Chandra Parida (21.11.18)

Dr. Ramesh Chndra Parida is a retired Professor of Chemistry, College of Basic Science and Humanities, Odisha University of Agriculture and Tenchnology, Bhubaneswar. He is an acclaimed popular science writer in Odia literature.


Early life and education

Ramesh Chandra Parida was born on 4 January 1947. in a rural village named Jamapara, in Patakura P.S of Kendrapara District (Odisha state). His father Bhramarbar Parida was a Basic School teacher and his mother Satyabhama Parida was a home-maker. First among his three brothers and two sisters, Parida was greatly influenced by his father’s Gandhian ideals from his childhood, which generated in him the spirit and confidence to begin a career in writing. As a result, as a school student he wrote and published short stories and poems in various children’s magazines and Children’s page of newspapers. After completing his High School education at a neighbouring village, Karilopatana, in 1962, Parida obtained B.Sc. (Hons) degree (1966) and M.Sc. in Chemistry degree (1968) from the then Revenshaw College, Cuttack (now a unitary University).


Parida worked as a Lecturer in Chemistry at Godavarish College, Banapur (1968–70), Govt. Arts and Science College, Daman Union Territory. (1970–1976) and College of Basic Science and Humanities, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology Bhubaneswar (1976–1996), from which he retired as the Professor of Chemistry in 2007 (Associate Professor -1996-1999 and Professor and Head, 1999–2007). He also worked as a Scientist, Regional Research Laboratory Jorhat (1983-1983) and as the Principal of Aeronautics College, Sunabeda, Odisha (1988–1990).


Parida’s main field of research was the study of Rice Protein, for which he was awarded a Ph. D. degree by the Utkal University in 1990. He has published about 20 research papers on the subject.

Writing career

Parida is a prolific popular science writer in Oriya as well as in English. He has written a large number of articles and books to popularize science in both the languages (in Oriya about 3000 articles and 80 books in English about 300 articles 11 books).


Parida has written over eighty numbers of popular science books in Odia literature and edited a number of science magazines and news bulletin. Some of Parida’s books are

  1. Bigyanika
  2. Bigyan Re Nutan Diganta
  3. Lipira Computer Sikshya,
  4. Laser Super conductivity,
  5. DNA and After,
  6. Cloning.

He has edited a number of science magazines that include the Bigyan O’ Paribesh Barta, the Science & Environment bulletin, the Bigyan Prbha and the Bigyan Digant (Published by Orissa Bigyan Academy). He has been writing regular Science articles for Children and general reader in a number of Oriya and English magazines and newspapers. He was also a member of the Orissa Sahity Academy.


Parida has been honoured by over 20 institutions including the Pranakrushna Parija janapriya Bigyan award from Odisha Bigyan Academy in 1993 & 2003, Odisha Sahitya Academy award in 1995 and the Utkal Sahitya Samaj award in 2005.


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