Fakir Mohan University

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Fakir Mohan University
Fakir Mohan University Logo.png
Mottoସତ୍ୟ ସାଧନା ସ୍ଵାଭିମାନ
(Satya Sadhana Swabhiman)
ChancellorGovernor of Odisha
Vice-ChancellorProf. Madhumita Das
Location, ,
21°29′29″N 86°55′55″E / 21.491389°N 86.931944°E / 21.491389; 86.931944Coordinates: 21°29′29″N 86°55′55″E / 21.491389°N 86.931944°E / 21.491389; 86.931944
CampusVyasa Vihar (Old Campus), Nuapadhi (New Campus)
AffiliationsUGC, DST-FIST, BIF.
Fakir Mohan University entrance

Fakir Mohan University (FM University) is named after prominent Odia writer Fakir Mohan Senapati. The seat of the Vice-Chancellor is in the new campus located at Nuapadhi, Balasore, Odisha, India.


This university was established by the Government of Odisha, under Section 32 of the Odisha Universities Act, 1989 (Act 5 of 1989). It has been accredited by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) since 2000 and is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UK.

It was carved out of the Utkal University in 1999 and acts as an affiliating university. FM University has 60 colleges and 15,000 students at the graduate and postgraduate levels. It is the only university in India that offers a postgraduate course in Ballistics.

PG Department of Applied Physics and Ballistics


FM University is functioning in two campuses: the old campus at Januganj, besides the National Highway near Remuna Golei (around 3 km from Balasore bus stand and railway station) and the new campus at Nuapadhi (around 15 km from Balasore bus stand and railway station).

Collaborations/linkages with national institutions[edit]


  1. Dept. of BBA(hons)
  2. Dept. of Biotech and Bioscience
  3. Dept. of Botany
  4. Dept. of Business Management
  5. Dept. of Chemistry
  6. Dept. of Commerce
  7. Dept. of Education
  8. Dept. of Environmental Science
  9. Dept. of Geography
  10. Dept. of Geology
  11. Dept. of History & Archaeology
  12. Dept. of Information and Communication Technology
  13. Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communication
  14. Dept. of Language and Literature
  15. Dept. of Mathematics
  16. Dept. of Population Studies
  17. Dept. of Social Science
  18. Dept. of Zoology
  19. Master of Law (LL.M)
  20. Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education (FMU-DDCE)

Dept. of Applied Physics and Ballistics


The university has Computer lab, Bioscience (Botany & Zoology) and Biotechnology lab, BIF- Computer lab (at Dept. of Biosciences and Biotechnology), Environmental Science lab and Applied Physics & Ballistics lab.

PG Department of Social Sciences

There is a centralised computer centre, central library with internet connection (12 hrs open).

Welfare facilities include UCO bank, two ATMs (SBI and UCO), one canteen, a common gym for both boys and girls, a mini indoor stadium, one cricket field, one volley field, one boys hostel, two girls hostel, staff quarters and a guest house.