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|Motto||"तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय" "Thamasoma Jyothirgamaya" Let light emerge from darkness|
|Established||Jan 2, 1967|
|Chancellor||His Excellency Dr. S.C Jamir, Governor of Odisha|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof.Deepak Kumar Behera|
|Location||Brahmapur, Odisha, India|
|Affiliations||UGC, Association of Commonwealth Universities|
Berhampur University is a NAAC-accredited university in Brahmapur, Odisha, India. It is one of the oldest and major universities of Odisha, the others being Utkal at Bhubaneswar and Sambalpur University.
The Berhampur University came into existence on 2nd January 1967 being inaugurated by Dr. A.N. Khosla, the then Governor of Orissa and the first Chancellor of the University. The University was later shifted to the present site known as Bhanja Bihar, named after the celebrated poet of Orissa Kabisamrat Upendra Bhanja. Spreading over an area of about two hundred fifty acres the university is twelve kilometres and 5 kilometers away from the Berhampur City and Sea-beach of Gopalpur respectively.
Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera is the present Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Deepak Kumar Behera a renowned Social scientist in the Field of Anthropology and Social work took charge on 1 August 2013
The University has a wide area under its jurisdiction comprising the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nowrangapur, Malkangiri, Kandhamala and Boudh. Eleven Govt. colleges, sixty two non Govt. colleges and twenty six professional technical colleges are affiliated to the university. To the credit of the university these institutes cater to the need of students in various subjects and disciplines such as Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Education, Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacology, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Nursing, Military Science, Library Science and Fine Arts.
There are twenty post-graduate departments in the university offering specialized subjects and M. Phil programmes. Some of the faculties like Mass Communication, Tourism and Indian Monuments, Electronic Science, Computer Science, Marine Science, Military Science make the University stand apart from some other universities of the country.
The university has achieved great distinction in the academic world due to the qualitative and quantitative production of M. Phil., Ph.D., D. Litt and D. Sc degrees. So far many projects, major and minor funded by the U.G.C., I.C.S.S.R., C.S.I.R. D.S.T, and NIRD. etc. have been completed. About two hundred fifty research oriented and text books have been published by the teachers. The university has the record of holding seminars and conferences every year apart from organising weekly seminars in the departments. Several U.G.C. sponsored Refresher Courses/Orientation Programmes/Summer Institutes are conducted in the university for the benefit of the university and college teachers.
With all such multifarious academic activities the university has so far received reciprocal recognition from many Indian universities. It is a permanent member of the Inter University Board of India and Sri Lanka as well as that of the Association of Common Wealth University of London. The University has got NAAC accrediation with a rating of B+.
At present the Campus has eight teaching blocks, eight hostels, a health centre, an Engineering Office, a guest house, an M.E. School, a High School/Junior College, a Library, a Museum-cum-Archival Cell, a landing ground, a Play ground, a Sports Council centre, a shopping complex, a Canteen, an S.B.I. Branch, a Post Office, three temples and an Administrative Building, College Development Council ,Distant Education Centre , Womens Studies Research Centre and SC/ST Cell.
On the whole for past many decades the university has remained as the symbol of glory and prosperity for the people of South Orissa. Though the university has completed 47 years and has carved for itself a place of pride in the academic map of the country, yet it has miles and miles ahead to go in the service of the students, scholars and society and the country at large.
Several faculty members went abroad for postdoctoral research, to Japan, the USA, Switzerland and Belgium. Many faculty were awarded Commonwealth Academic Staff fellowships, while many visited the USA, UK, Europe, Canada and Japan on short term visits.
The present campus is known as Bhanja Bihar, named after one of the greatest poets of Odisha, Kabisamrat Upendra Bhanja. Spread over an area of about 250 acres (1.01 km2), the university is about twelve kilometres away from the city of Berhampur and about six kilometres from Gopalpur beach.
The university has recently started self-financing courses in professional programmes such as Master of Social work, Pharmacy (degree-M. Pharma), M. Tech. in Electronic and Computer Sciences and Master of Finance and Control and M. Sc. in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
The university offers courses, both traditional and professional, in the distance education mode to make educational facilities available to working people at modest fees.
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
- Adult & Continuing Education
- Political Science
- Regional Studies
- Master of Social Work
- Fine Arts
- Home Science
- Industrial Relation
- Information Science & Library Management
- Soil Science
- Tourism Management
- Mass Communication & Journalism
- Music and Theater
- Urban and Rural Development
Faculty of Science
- Computer Science & Information Technology
- Marine Science
- Food & Nutrition Science
- Soil & Water Science
- Geography & Environment
Faculty of Management
- Business Administration (MBA, PGDBM)
- Master of Finance and Control (Self financing mode)
- Industrial Relations&Personnel Management (HRM)
- Master of Social Work (Self financing mode)
- Disaster and Emergency Management
Faculty of Law
- Law & justice