Utkal University Gets 100 Cr

Utkal University will receive Rs.100 Crore grant from Government of India to improve its quality and excellence, which will help the premier institution of the state to turn out to be a World Class Institution.

Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) will extend financial support from Rashtriya Ucchatar Sikshya Abhiyan (RUSA) 2.0. to Utkal University.

Established on 1943, the premier educational institution is a NAAC Plus Institution.

RUSA authorities, while sanctioning the project have asked the Utkal University authorities to go for research and development and improve its core competence, so that it will be sustainable.

There will be World class facilities
with Fully digitized library, International Affairs Office, International Hall and Guest House

Establishing Centre of Excellence (COE)s
is one of the main criteria, which will undertake Curriculum Reform and COE Physics; Centre for Public Policy & Modeling; Advanced Centre in Labor Research; Global Centre for Rural Studies, Centre for Climate Change and Disaster Management, Centre for North - East India Studies.

University will be improving quality of teaching
with improving the faculty -student ratio by engaging faculty from industry, administration, NGOs and abroad.

Secondly admitting foreign students, Pan-India admission test, e-library facilities will be developed.

Improvement in quality of research
will be taken up while setting up e-Library, Up-gradation of Laboratories and procurement of equipment,

Improvement of student facilities
will be taken up by setting up Student Utility Center, scholarships, Internship, Sports Facilities

Improving the quality of governance is on cards with
e-Governance, e-Examination System, Training to employees to be given.

Extension activities
will be taken up by mentoring of colleges, reaching technology at rural areas, adopting villages Collaborative Departments.

Subjects including, Sociology, MBA, Anthropology, Economics, Psychology, Ancient History, Political Science, Social Work
will be included in the teaching.

Utkal University will transform the rural economy to a vibrant economy by energizing the rural space.

It will organize
Rural Fairs for Interaction between Rural Producers and Consumers, International Seminar on Rural Management, Studies, Organizing Rural Expo for promotion of entrepreneurs, Empowering Rural Women for social transformation and for all round development

There will be large scale recruitment of teachers and move is to bring teacher student ratio from 1:20 to 1:10.

10 foreign faculty, five faculty from Industry, government NGO and Foreign government, at least 20 foreign students in Master Program, 54 M.Phill 35 Ph.D and 20 International Students in Masters Program, 10 Laboratories will be upgraded and collaboration with five international universities, 
International Hall, Student Utility Centre, Faculty Utility Centre, Academic Blocks, Alumni Secretariat, Computer centre etc. will be set up.

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