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 aim & objective of the academy is to promote and popularize scientific knowledge emanating from various frontiers 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 recognized Odisha Bigyan Academy as an organization suitable for the purpose and accepted the newly adopted Contitution of the Odisha Bigyan Academy, dated 25th November, 1984 vide Resolution No.3577/STE., Dated- 21/03/1985.