Central University of Orissa, Koraput

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Central University of Orissa
Central University of Orissa Logo.jpg
Established 2009
Type Central University
Vice-Chancellor Prof.(Dr.) Surabhi Banerjee
Location Koraput, Odisha, India
Website http://www.cuo.ac.in/

The Central University of Orissa was established by parliament under the Central Universities Act, 2009 (No. 3C of 2009) by Govt. of India, situated at Koraput Town, Koraput district in the Indian state of Odisha. The territorial jurisdiction of the Central University of Orissa is the whole of the Odisha.


The university was established by parliament under the Central Universities Act. It is one of 15 new Central Universities established by the Government of India during the UGC XI Plan period to address the concerns of “equity and access” and as per the policy of the Government of India to increase the access to quality higher education by people in less educationally developed districts which have a Graduate Enrollment Ratio of less than the national average of 11%.

Koraput District of Odisha comes within the KBK region (Koraput, Bolangir and Kalahandi) which is as an underdeveloped region of the State of Odisha. These three districts of the state are known for tribal culture, because the majority of the people here belong to ST and SC categories. Since there was no university set up in this region the Central University was proposed. Prof. (Dr.)Surabhi Banerjee is the first Vice Chancellor of Central University of Odisha. Prof. Ajit K. Mishra is the Registrar.

University area[edit]

The site is located in village Chikapar and Chakarliput coming under Sunabeda NAC (Urban area). It is close to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Sunabeda. A road constructed over the acquired land of Indian Navy for the purposes of the Naval Armament Depot joins the proposed site from N.H. 43 at the point of Sunabeda Junction-1 (about 6 km.). Dumuriput railway station is 5 km from Sunabeda-1 Junction. Damanjodi railway station is 15 km. Koraput railway station is 25 km. The land size is 450 acres spreading over village Chikapar (Ac. 310.96) and the adjoining Chakarliput (Ac. 139.13).

School and centers[edit]

School of Social Sciences

  • Center for Sociology, Anthropology and Tribal Studies

School of Languages

  • Center for Oriya,
  • Center for English
  • Center for Mathematics,

School of Development Studies

  • Center for Economics
  • Center for Journalism & Mass Communication

School of Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources

  • Center for Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources

Central library[edit]

The library has 8000 books. The library resources comprise encyclopaedias, dictionaries, general collections, source books, critical works as well as skills-related books on Personality Development, Time Management and Communication Skills. Soon the library will subscribe to research journals, besides subscribing to daily news papers and magazines. The library runs in a temporary campus at Central Silk Board Building, Landiguda, Koraput. The Central Library, Central University of Odisha, Koraput provides access to information for the students.

Library staff[edit]

Bijayananda Pradhan - Assistant Librarian & In charge.

Rudra Narayan - JPA, Library

Mukunda Khillo - Library Attendant

The news papers 10 English, 7 Oriya dailies and magazines are supplied by B.Balakrishna in Koraput which is called News Center in Koraput.This is the oldest Newspaper stall in Koraput till date and is one of the best.

Library statistics[edit]

  • Books: 8107
  • Newspapers: 17 (10 English daily, 7 Oriya daily )
  • Magazines: 27
  • Journals: 42 (print) + 2500 (E-journals)

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