Bhubaneswar Behera: A well known famous Engineer and Scientist of Odisha


This article will give you full information about Bhubaneswar Behera who he was a well known famous Engineer and Scientist of Odisha. The profile, various awards and achievements of Bhubaneswar Behera are also given in this resource.

The Family profile, Education and Birth details of Bhubaneswar Behera


Bhubaneswar Behera : A well known famous Engineer and Scientist of Odisha Dr. Bhubaneswar Behera was one among the well known engineers of Odisha and he was born on 01.01.1916 at a small village Kashibahal of Kalahandi district in Odisha. Mr.Bhubaneswar Behera got his primary education at Bhawanipatna and completed his matriculation study in the year 1935. He completed his under graduate degree in Physics and got B.Sc.(Hons) from Ravenshaw College at Cuttack in the year 1939. He also got B.Sc.(Engineering) of Honors in Civil Engineering in the year 1943 from Bihar College of Engineering at Patna. He received his master degree from the State University of USA. He was very intelligent and got many ranks during his period of study in Schools and Colleges. Dr. Bhubaneswar Behera was an eminent engineer, a good academician and also an efficient administrator. He played various role and rendered good service as an engineer in the industry. He also performed well and contributed more to the field of Education as an Educationalist. He got married with an eminent lady, Uma Devi who was his moral support in all his achievement. He has one daughter and three sons and they were all well educated. One son is Doctor, the other one is IPS officer and the next son in IRTS. The various projects, Careers and services of Bhubaneswar Behera are listed below.

The career, Projects and services of Bhubaneswar Behera


Bhubaneswar Behera joined as an apprenticeship in Government of Orissa and worked in the Irrigation Department. Later, he worked as an Assistant Engineer in the Jog Hydro Power Project with special charge of irrigation under the Kalahandi, Darbar in February, 1945. He also developed a project to make artificial water fall which had provided good water supply for irrigation and Hydro power generation. Bhubaneswar Behera also completed his master degree in the State University of USA in the year 1947 through the scholarship provided by the Government of India. The Government of Odisha had appointed him as a state engineer for irrigation department in the year 1947. After, He had shifted to Hirakud Dam project and worked as Assistant and Executive engineer for the Dam project up to 1956. Bhubaneswar Behera became an academician by joining as a professor of Civil Engineering department at the University College of Engineering, Burla in the year 1958 and he had been appointed as a Principal of the same College in the year 1961. Later, He had been appointed as the first Principal of the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela in the year 1962 and rendered his service there up to 1971. He also worked as a Vice-chancellor of Sambalpur University from the year 1971 to 1976. He was sent to many countries like Africa, German as an Advisor of Technical Education by the Government of India. The Government of Odisha had appointed him as a member of Das committee which had recommended to establish the new colleges in Odisha and he was also a member of Odisha state Planning Board. He also got more experience by the membership of the Union Public Service Commission during the year 1981.

The various awards and achievements of of Bhubaneswar Behera

Bhubaneswar Behera was honored with many state and central awards for his various achievement in his life service. The various awards he received are listed below.

  • He received Orissa Sahitya Academy Award for the essay book "Suna Parikshya" which was written by him.
  • He also got Sarala Award for the novel "Gaonro Daka" writeen by him.
  • He also had obtained "Sarala Sanman" and "Prajatantra Prachar Samity Essay Award" from the Government of Odisha.
  • He was conferred by the Utkal Pathak Sansad, Cuttack by the title "Sahitya Sudhakar" which was given to him.
  • The Sambalpur University and Utkal University have honored him by giving Doctorate of Science(Honoris Causa) degree.
  • He is also the recipient of "Utkal Ratna" in the year 1998 and he wrote 8 books and also presented several research papers in various conferences.
  • He had published many research papers in various reputed National and International journals.
  • He received many awards and won various prizes as an eminent engineer and scientist, as a good academician and as a noble administrator from the state Government of Odisha and also from the Government of India.


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