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N.C. Panda
1929,  Male ,  Indian ,  Retired

Nrusingh Charan Panda is the 1929-born ‘Scientist Emeritus’ – having retired from the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, as Professor and Dean of the Veterinary Faculty. Notwithstanding his specialization in Nutritional Biochemistry – with M.Sc and Ph.D degrees of the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, Dr. Panda is essentially a versatile personality, combining in him the endowments of a scientist, a Sanskritist, a philosopher, and a litterateur. And his achievements have been recognized, at different times, with a number of prestigious awards/honours, like the Membership of America’s Gamma Sigma Delta Society, Orissa’s Sahitya Academy Award and Sarala Award.
Internationally reputed for his scientific interpretations of Vedic literature, Professor Panda has also authored the widely acclaimed books: Maya in Physics and The Vibrating Universe. His is at once integral, synthetic, holistic approach.

1. Member of Gamma Sigma Delta Society (the Honor Society of Agriculture of America), 1961, for scholarship and services to agricultural science.
2. Bharat Chandra Nayak Smruti Puraskar of Sambalpur University, 1978 for the best essayist.
3. Orissa Sahitya Academy Award for the novel Saptasindhu, 1984.
4. Nandighosh Award for literature, art and culture, 1986.
5. Sharala Puraskar, 1993, for the novel Kharavela by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust, Bhubaneswar.
6. Samman by the Jagannath Society of the Americas, 1997, for contribution to philosophy and culture.
7. Samman by Pandit Sridhar Das Smaraki Nyasa, 2002, by Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, for contribution to philosophy and literature.
8. Kapilas Samman, 2003, for contribution to literature and culture.


Prof. Panda was member of a number of Societies/Associations of India and the USA in Science, Philosophy and Literature. He no longer continues the memberships due to health problems and inability for attending the meetings.

1. Old versus new litter for raising chicks. Indian Vet. J., 41:32-35, 1964.
2. Floor space requirement for Rhode Island Red laying hens. Indian Vet J., 41:280-84, 1964.
3. Routine versis diagnostic treatment in ascaridiasis in poultry. Indian Vet. J., 42:615-21, 1965.
4. Groundnut and sesame oil meals as protein sources in layer rations. Indian Vet. J., 43:241-46, 1966.
5. Comparative feeding values of groundnut oil meal and mustard oil meal in chick starter rations. Indian Vet. J., 43:739-44, 1966.
6. Chemical composition of sal (Shorea robusta) fruit. Indian Vet. J., 44: 63-64, 1967.
7. The effect of votamin K on the hatchability of chicken eggs. Indian Vet. J., 44; 1056-60, 1967.
8. The taeniacidal action of dichlorophen in poultry. Veterinary Record, London, 81: 343, 1967.
9. Effect of season of hatch on the productive performance in White Leghorns. Indian Vet. J., 48: 822-29, 1972.
10. Effect of thermostabilization with or without oil spraying on the keeping quality of shell eggs. Indian Vet. J., 49: 398-404, 1972.
11. Experimental lathyrism in chicks, Indian J. Anim. Sci., 42: 949-51, 1972.
12. Survey of egg-yolk colour in Bhubaneswar Block. OUAT Research Journal, Vol. 2, No. 172: 37-39, 1972.
13. Exudative diathesis in vitamin E deficiency in chicks. Indian J. of Poult. Sci., 7 (4): 34-39, 1972.
14. Drug resistance of coccidia exposed to a single type of coccidiostat. Indian Vet. J., 50: 22-26, 1973.
15. Sal (Shorea robusta) seed and sal oil meal as cereal substitute in starter mash. Indian Vet. J., 52: 186-94, 1975.
16. Improvement of the feeding value of sal oil meal by combination with calcium carbonate. Indian Vet. J., 54: 80-81, 1977.
17. A survey of flourine and selenium content of forage and water of Koraput District of Orissa, OUAT J. Res., V (1): 122-24, 1974.
18. Comparative study of two levels of available phosphorus in the ration of broiler chicks. Indian J. Nut & Dietet., 14: 108-11, 1977.
19. Histological studies of the organs of chicks fed dietary tannin. Indian Vet. J., 54: 876-79, 1977.
20. A note on histopathological studies of the organs of chicks fed tannic acid in the diet. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 48 (4): 326-30, 1978.
21. Effects of feeding sal (Shorea robusta) seed and oil meal to chicks. Indian Vet. J., 55: 559-66, 1978.
22. Comparative study of two mineral mixtures with special reference to requirement of calcium for broiler hens. Indian Vet. J., 55: 222-26, 1978.
23. Tannic acid of tea and coffee as incriminating factor for heart disease. Indian J. Nutr. & Detet., 16: 348-55, 1978.
24. Removal of tannic acid from sal (Shorea robusta) oil meal by water-washing and the feeding value of washed sal oil meal. Indian Vet. J., 56: 1038-43, 1979.
25. Damage done to intestine, liver and kidneys by tannic acid of tea and coffee. Indian J. Nutr. & Dietet., 18: 97-103, 1981.
26. Effect of tannic acid on some blood constituents of chicks, Indian Vet. J., 59: 223-26, 1982.
27. Effect of tannic acid with dietary fat or oil on growth, plasma cholesterol and some other blood parameters of chicks. Indian Vet. J., 59: 886-90, 1982.
28. Leaves of inga dulcis (Manila tamarind; Pithecellobium dulce) as a fodder for goats. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 53: 669-71, 1983.
29. Effect of tree leaf tannin on dry matter intake by goats. Indian Vet. J., 60: 660-64, 1983.
30. Nutritive value of horse gram. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 54: 110-12, 1984.
31. Toxic effects of feeding water-hyacinth to goats. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 54: 594-97, 1984.
32. Toxicity of water hyacinth in goats. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 54: 1091-93, 1984.
33. Chemical composition and nutritive value of mango (Mangifera indica) leaves for goats. Indian Vet. J., 62: 811-12.
34. Role of calcium carbonate in counteracting the effect of tannic acid of sal (Shorea robusta) seed meal in layer mash. Indian J. Poult. Sci., 21: 36-38, 1986.
35. Efficacy of calcium supplementation in overcoming the undesirable effects of sal (Shorea robusta) oil meal in starter mash for chicks. Indian J. Anim. Prod. Mgmt., 2: 195-98, 1986.
36. Leaves of Calliandra calothyrus as fodder for goats. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 57: 774-76, 1987.
37. Efficacy of lime supplementation on the feeding value of sal (Shorea robusta) oil meal in chick ration. Indian J. Anim. Prod. Mgmt., 3: 152-56, 1987.
38. High potassium as incriminating factor in water hyacinth. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 57: 991-99, 1987.
39. Decorticated tamarind seed meal as a source of metabolizable energy in poultry ration. Indian J. Prod. Mgmt., 3: 227-29, 1987.
40. Feeding value of polanga (Calophyllum inophyllum) oil meal in chick ration. Indian J. Poult. Sci., 22: 203-06, 1987.
41. Effects of excess of salt in chick ration. Indian J. Poult. Sci., 22: 207-11, 1987.
42. Metabolizable energy content of undecorticated tamarind seed meal in poultry ration. Indian J. Poult. Sci., 22: 275-76, 1987.
43. Mango seed kernel as a feed ingredient in chick ration. Indian J. Anim. Prod. Mgmt., 4: 92-95, 1988.
44. Scope for inclusion of niger oil cake in chick ration. Indian J. Anim. Prod. Mgmt., 4: 102-04, 1988.
45. Yield, chemical composition and nutritive value of banicha (Sesbania aculeate) fodder for goats. Indian J. Anim. Nutr., 5: 61-63, 1988.
46. Nutritive value of agasti (Sesbania grandiflora) for goats. Indian J. Anim. Nutr., 5: 68-69, 1988.
47. Replacement of fish meal with groundnut cake in the broiler breeder diet. Indian J. Poult. Sci., 23: 247-49, 1988.
48. Proximate compsition and tannin content of some forest tree leaves of Orissa. Indian J. Anim. Nutr., 6: 177-80, 1989.
49. Defatted polanga (Calophyllum inophyllum) oil cake as feed for broilers. Indian J. Poult. Sci., 25: 256-60, 1990.
50. Studies on the nutritive value of Leucaena leucocephala for goats. Orissa J. Agric. Res., 3: 242-46, 1990.
51. Feeding value of deoiled polanga (Calophyllum inophyllum) oil cake in chick ration. Indian J. Anim. Nutr., 16: 1-6, 1991.
52. Proximate composition and tannin content of some tree leaves of Orissa. Orissa Vet. J., 16: 81-85, 1991.
53. Effect of the moisture level and heating on the detoxification of aflatoxin in groundnut cake. Indian J. Poult. Sci., 27: 157-59, 1992.
54. Nutritive value of sisham (Dalbergia sissoo) leaves for Black Bengal goats. Orissa J. Agric. Res., 5: 134-35, 1992.
55. Efficacy of some fungicides for controlling the growth of Aspergillus parasiticus. Indian J. Anim. Nutr., 9: 232-34, 1992.
56. Status of dietary calcium in lactating crossbred cows of Bhubaneswar, fed paddy straw. Orissa Vet. J., 17: 105-07, 1992.
57. Effect of feeding polanga oil cake on egg production, egg quality and hatchability of White Leghorn layers. Indian J. Poult. Sci., 28: 32-35, 1993.
58. Survey of common feedstuffs for aflatoxin B1 contamination in Orissa. Indian J. Anim. Sci., 64: 636-38, 1994.

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