Central University of Orissa, Koraput

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Central University of Orissa
Central University of Orissa Logo.jpg
Type Central University
Established 2009
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty
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 was the first and founding Vice Chancellor of Central University of Odisha. 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 Sociology (DS) - Dr. Kapila Khemundu, HoD (I/c)
  • 2. Department of Anthropology (DA) - Dr. Jayanta Kumar Nayak, HoD(I/c)
  • 3. Department of Economics (DE) - Sh. Prasant Kumar Behera, 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

School of Commerce and Management

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.

Central Library (Overview)[edit]

  • Year of Establishment - 2009
  • Total space available (in sq. feet) - 2500
  • Space for reading room facility (in sq. feet) - 800
  • Total Print Books - 16500+
         i.        Text Books - 15500
         ii.    General Reference & Others - 1000
  • Total number Print Journals subscribed - 80
  • Total number e- journals subscribed - 8000+ (through UGC Infonet DL Consortium)
  • Total No. of Newspapers Subscribed - 16

Library Staffs[edit]

  • Bijayananda Pradhan — Assistant Librarian & In-Charge.
  • Rudra Narayan — JPA, Library
  • Mukunda Khillo — Library Attendant

Library statistics[edit]

  • Books: 16952
  • Newspapers: 17 (10 English daily, 7 Oriya daily )
  • Magazines: 22
  • Journals: 69 (print) + 8500 (E-journals)


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