North Orissa University

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North Orissa University
North Orissa University.jpg
Established 13 July 1998
Type Public
Chancellor M. C. Bhandare
Vice-Chancellor Prafulla Kumar Mishra[1]
Location Baripada, Orissa,  India
Campus Urban
Affiliations UGC

The North Orissa University is a public and open university located in the regional city of Baripada in the state of Orissa, India. The Government of Orissa under the Section 32 of the Orissa University Act, 1989 (Act 5 of 1989), established the North Orissa University and notified vide notification No. 880 dated 13 July 1998. The University is included in the list of Universities maintained under section 2 (f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956[citation needed], to impart higher education in the Tribal base area of Northern Orissa. The jurisdiction of the University extends over two districts, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar. There are 80 affiliated colleges, both general and professional, catering to the demand of higher education. This university mainly provided higher education through the on-campus as well as distance education mode. It aims to provide job oriented technical courses in various fields.[2]


Baripada, the district headquarters of Mayurbhanj, Orissa, is a land of the famous Sri Jagannath Temple, Maa Kichakeshwari Temple and Maa Ambica Temple, enriched with green forests bristling with colourful wild life, rich in art, architecture and sculpture. The wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers paradise "Similipal — National Park & Tiger Reserve" is situated 72 km from North Orissa University, Baripada. Also Devkund & Bhimkund, the picturesque waterfalls, Khiching Temple etc., the places for pilgrimage are very nearer to it. This city is easily accessible by Rail(South-Eastern Railways, India) and Road(NH-19, India).


The university has courses in the following divisions:

Coordinates: 21°55′49″N 86°45′49″E / 21.930257°N 86.763636°E / 21.930257; 86.763636


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  2. ^ Ameeta Gupta; Ashish Kumar (2006). Handbook of Universities. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. pp. 658–. ISBN 978-81-269-0608-6. Retrieved 27 September 2012.