Odia university to start functioning from June this year

With the mission to spread the light of learning, the much-awaited Odia University at Bakula Bana in Satyabadi of Puri district will be opened for academic activities by June-end.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by the development commissioner. Currently, infrastructure work for the university has been completed over 9.06 acres of land at Bakula Bana under which, an academic block, administrative block, hostels for students and research scholars and cafeteria have come up.

According to the sources, the university will offer PG courses and facilitate research in Odia Language, Literature and Culture; Conservation of Tribal Language and Literature; and Linguistics.

Informing about the appointment of the vice-chancellor (VC) of the university officials said as per Section 8 of the Odia University Act, the first VC will be appointed by the Chancellor (Governor of Odisha) on the recommendation of the state government for a term not exceeding two years.

The estimate has been prepared with the help of a New Delhi-based consultant. It will be submitted to the state higher education department in a day or two for approval.

Related Articles

Back to top button