Khallikote University

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Khallikote University
"ଖଲ୍ଲିକୋଟ ବିଶ୍ୱବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ"
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Type Public
Established 1856 (as school); 2015 (as university)
Chancellor S. C. Jamir, Governor of Odisha
Vice-Chancellor Prof.M.N.Padhy
Students 5000
Location Brahmapur, Odisha, India
Campus Urban 16.5 acres (67,000 m2)
Affiliations UGC, NAAC
Website

Khallikote University Website

Khallikote College Website

Khallikote University(Odia: ଖଲ୍ଲିକୋଟ ବିଶ୍ୱବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ) is a co-educational NAAC-A state university situated in Brahmapur, Odisha on the eastern coast of India. Founded as a school in 1856, the institution became a university in 2015.

History[edit]

This is one of the oldest educational institutions of India. It was started as a school in 1856 in Brahmapur and became an intermediate College in 1878. Its earlier name was Native College. Then, the name Khallikote College was conferred on it in 1893 in token of the good gesture shown by Raja of Khallikote who donated 16.5 Acres of land. Degree classes in Arts and Science were begun in 1944 and in Commerce and Mathematics were started from 1963 and in other subjects in subsequent years under affiliation to Utkal University. The affiliation was transferred to Berhampur University established in 1967. The management of the college, until then under a private trust named K. C. Trust managing Committee, was taken over by the government of Odisha in 1971. Autonomy was conferred on it in 1990. This famous college has been accredited by NAAC, Bangalore with B+ grade in the year 2003[citation needed]. In May 2006 the college has been accorded the status of ‘CPE’ College with Potential of Excellence by the UGC.

Khallikote Autonomous College has upgraded to the status of a University on 30th May 2015 by Government of Odisha. Now, Khallikote University has 15 P.G Depts, 19 U.G. courses, 15 M.Phil courses, 04 Self Financing courses with many other M. Phil/P.G./U.G. courses. As on today this institution has around 5000 students.

Alumni[edit]

Coordinates: 19°18′27″N 84°47′40″E / 19.3075°N 84.7944°E / 19.3075; 84.7944