In the year 1943 Utkal University came into existence, is the seventeenth oldest university of the nation. It is located in the city Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India. It is situated at Vahi Vihar and its campus is spread in an area of about 400 acres. At present, the university is located in the middle of the city, Just 5 km away from the airport, 3 km away from the railway station. In the north, direction Sanik School is available and to the east, Mancheswar industrial area is located.
Our first honorable President Dr. Rajendra Prasad laid the foundation stone of this university on 1 January 1958 and later on 2 January 1958, our second honorable president Dr. S. Radhakrishnan inaugurated the university. This is affiliating cum teaching university. Currently university has twenty-seven PG departments located in the university grounds for PG research and studies in variety of fields of Humanities, Science, Social Science, Commerce, Law and Business Administration. These PG courses are under the direct academic control of the P.G.Council of the University.
The total strength of students enrolls under PG courses are nearly 3000. The matter of the fact is Utkal University is the largest university in the nation with approximately having 219-degree colleges, 44 professional colleges and three Constituent colleges under its regulation. Constituent colleges include names like M.S. Law College at Cuttack, Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, University Law College at Vani Vihar.
Utkal University is the only university in over nine districts namely, Cuttack, Jajpur, Kedrapara, Navagarh, Puri, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur and Khurda. It is spread over an area of about 24000 KM. Utkal University is furnishing the needs of higher education of more than 110 lakhs of people who lives in the surroundings of Bhubaneswar. Utkal University is one of the pioneer universities of the nation and every year thousands of students all over the world come to take admission and fulfill their dreams.
Following are some of the courses offered by the University:
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Master of Arts (MA)
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
Master of Commerce (MCom)
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Master of Science (MSc)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)
Master of Computer Application (MCA)
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Master of Education (MEd)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
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