Central University of Orissa

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Central University of Orissa
Central University of Odisha Logo.png
The Seal of Central University of Orissa
MottoCUO For nation Building
TypeCentral University
Established2009 (2009)
Vice-ChancellorProf Sharat Kumar Palita
Location, ,

The Central University of Orissa (CUO) was established by parliament under the Central Universities Act, 2009 (No. 3C of 2009) by Government of India, situated at Sunabeda 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 20 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 was the first and founding Vice Chancellor of Central University of Orissa. At present it is guided by Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty.[1]

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 Department[edit]

[2] School of Languages

  • 1. Department of Odia Language & Literature (DOLL) - Dr. Alok Baral, HoD(I/c)
  • 2. Department of English Language & Literature (DELL) - Sh. Sanjeet Kumar Das, HoD(I/c)
  • 3. Department of Hindi (DH) - Dr. Mayuri Mishra, Dept. (I/c)
  • 4. Department of Sanskrit (DSkt) - Sh. Kumuda Prasad Acharya, Dept. (I/c)

School of Social Sciences

  • 1. Department of Anthropology (DA) - Dr. Jayanta Kumar Nayak, HoD(I/c)
  • 2. Department of Economics (DE) - Sh. Prasant Kumar Behera, HoD(I/c)
  • 3. Department of Sociology (DS) - Dr. Kapila Khemundu, HoD (I/c)

School of Education & Education Technology

  • 1. Department of Journalism & Mass Communication (DJMC) - Dr. Prodosh Kumar Rath, HoD(I/c)
  • 2. Department of Teacher Education (DTE) - Dr. Ramendra Kumar Parhi, HoD(I/c)

School of Basic Sciences & Information Sciences

  • 1. Department of Computer Science (DCS) - Sh. Sushant Kumar, Dept. (I/c)
  • 2. Department of Mathematics (DM) - Sh. Jyotiska Datta, HoD(I/c)

School of Commerce and Management

  • 1. Department of Business Management (DBM) -

School of Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources

  • 1. Department of Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources (DBCNR) - Dr. Sharat Kumar Palita, Dean & HoD

School of Applied Science

  • 1. Department of Statistics (DSTAT) - Dr. Mahesh Kumar Panda, HoD (I/c)

Central library[edit]

Soon after the formal appearance of the Central Library in the year 2009, immediate emphasis was given for a good collection development on Text Books and Reference Books. Besides holding an excellent print collection of over 17500+ volumes of books, it also provides access to popular magazines, selected journals, theses, reports, e-books, e-journals and online databases in Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The library made a significant progress during the year 2011-12 by empanelling 16 vendors for supply of Books & Journals to give a boost to the procurement process. Apart from the procurement on print books, the Central Library achieved phenomenal progress in the subscription of e-resources by subscribing 8000+ e-resources (full text as well as bibliographical databases) to its digital collection making "24 x 7 Library" in real scene on the present campus of CUO @ Landiguda.


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