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Utkal University

Updated on: Apr 18, 2013

Utkal University, established in the year 1943, is the seventeenth oldest University in India. Its present campus at Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar is located on a sprawling 400 acre area in the heart of Bhubaneswar.

The Utkal University s a teaching-cum-affiliating University and has twenty-seven Post-Graduate Departments located in the University Campus for Post-Graduate studies and research in various disciplines of Science, Humanities, Business Administration, Social Science, Law and Commerce. Presently, the total number of students in the P.G. Department of the campus at Vani Vihar is nearly 3,000. The University is in fact the largest affiliating University in the country with approximately 267 affiliated Colleges (Degree Colleges-219, Professional College-44, and Other Constituent Colleges-2) under its jurisdiction.

At present the University has twenty-seven Post-Graduate teaching and research departments located within the campus and three constituent Institutions, viz. Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, University Law College at Vani Vihar and M.S. Law College at Cuttack. Besides the regular courses, twenty-six sponsored courses are also offered under the direct academic control of the P.G. Council of the University.

The University has now the jurisdiction over 9 districts, viz, Angul, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri.


UU Orissa Facilities
  • Guest Houses
  • Student Council
  • Computer Center
  • University Library
  • Gymnasium and Health Center
  • Placement cell


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