Major higher education and research milestones in Odisha history (work in progress)

April 1st, 2011

(Last Updated on 27th August 2017.)

This is an initial draft partly based on a draft article that I recently wrote. I will fill in more details and more items as time permits. Please suggest missing items and links in the comment section. Especially I would like to add information on all the government degree colleges. (A list is at https://sites.google.com/site/orissavision2020/ger-of-ebd-districts.
The list of all degree colleges, about 548 of them, is at
http://dheodisha.gov.in/Defaulter/ReportCollegeProfileSubmitted_DEG.aspx. )

Institution Founding and milestone Years Comments
Puspagiri University in Jajpur district   Mentioned in the writings of Huien Tsang, who visited it in 639 AD. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puspagiri_University and http://www.facebook.com/puspagiri.
Ratnagiri University in Jajpur district   Mentioned in Tibetan Writings. See Mrs. Debala Mitra’s books “Ratnagiri” and “Buddhist Monuments of Odisha“.
Ravenshaw University, Cuttack 1868/2006 Started as an intermediate college in 1868; became a university in 2006. http://ravenshawuniversity.ac.in/.
Radha Nath Institute of Adavanced Studies in Education, Cuttack 1869 Started as Cuttack Normal School. http://www.rniase.org/.
Khallikote College, Berhampur 1878/2015

Started as an intermediate college in 1878. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khallikote_Autonomous_College. Became university in 2015.

SKCG College, Parlakhemundi  1896 http://gajapati.nic.in/skcg/Index.Html.
Shailabala Women’s College, Cuttack  1913 Telegraph article: Started intermediate classes in 1913 and graduate classes in 1946. Home page: http://shailabalawomenscollege.com
Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
1943 http://www.utkal-university.org/.
Fakir Mohan College, Balasore 1944 http://fmcollege.nic.in/.
Rajendra College, Balangir 1944 http://rajendracollege.nic.in/.
SCS College, Puri 1944 http://www.scscollege.nic.in/default.asp.
GM College, Sambalpur 1944/2015 http://www.gmcollege.org/. Became university in 2015.
SCB Medical College, Cuttack 1944 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shri_Ramachandra_Bhanj_Medical_College.
Christ College, Cuttack 1944 http://www.christcollege.ac.in/.
Stewart Science College, Cuttack 1944 http://stewartsciencecollege.org/.
N.C. Autonomous College, Jajpur 1945 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N.C._Autonomous_College,_Jajpur.
Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack 1946 http://crri.nic.in/.
Vikram Dev College, Jeypore 1947 http://vikramdebcollege.org/.
MPC College, Baripada 1948 http://mpcautocollege.org.in/.
Bhadrak College 1948 http://bhadrakcollege.nic.in/.
Gopabandhu Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Puri 1949 http://puri.nic.in/gopabandhu.htm.
Madhusudan Institute of Co-operative Management 1955 http://www.micm.ac.in/.
University College of Engineering, Burla 1956 http://www.vssut.ac.in/.
Govt. College of Art and Crafts, Khallikote 1957 http://www.orissaculture.gov.in/gcack.asp.
Govt. College Angul 1957 http://www.gaca.nic.in/.
Dharnidhar Autonomous College, Keonjhar 1957 http://www.ddcollege.nic.in/.
S.B.R. Government Autonomous Women’s College, Berhampur 1958 http://www.sbrgwomenscollege.org/.
Govt. College Sundargarh 1958 http://www.govtcollegesundargarh.org/.
Dhenkanal Autonomous College, Dhenkanal 1959 http://www.dhenkanalcollege.nic.in/.
Vir Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science & Research, Burla (Formerly: VSS Medical College) 1959/2014 http://www.vssmedical.net/. Became a university in 2014. Bill passed on February 14, 2014
Kendrapada Autonomous College 1959 http://www.kendraparacollege.org/.
Government Autonomous College, Phulbani 1960 http://www.govtcollegephulbani.org/.
KKS Women’s College, Balasore 1960 http://kksgovwc.org/.
Panchayat College, Baragarh 1960 http://panchayatcollege.in/.
Government Autonomous College, Bhawanipatna 1960/61 Started as Kalahandi Science College in 1960; taken over by state government in 1961. http://www.gacbhawanipatna.org/.
Government Women’s College, Puri 1961 http://www.gwcpuri.org.in/.
Government Autonomous College, Rourkela 1961 http://www.gacrkl.ac.in/.
NIT, Rourkela 1961/2002 Started as REC in 1961; became NIT in 2002; NIT act passed in 2007. http://www.nitrkl.ac.in/.
BJB College, Bhubaneswar 1962 http://www.bjbcollege.in/AutonomousCollege/default.asp.
OUAT, Bhubaneswar 1962 Second oldest agricultural university in the country. Has colleges in 4 locations: Bhubaneswar – 6 colleges and 1 center), Rangeilunda (Berhampur) – 1 college , Chipilima (Sambalpur) – 2 colleges and Bhawanipatna – 1 college. http://www.ouat.ac.in/.
MKCG Medical College, Berhampur 1962 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MKCG_Medical_College_and_Hospital.
IMIT Cuttack 1962 http://www.imit.ac.in/.
Dr. Parshuram Mishra Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Sambalpur 1962-63 http://www.pmiasesambalpur.org/.
SVM Autonomous College, Jagatsinghpur 1963 http://www.svmiqac.org.in/.
Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Bhubaneswar 1963 It is part of NCERT which was set up in 1961. As per this wikipedia entry the Regional College of Educations (RCEs), the predecessor of RIEs were set up in 1963. http://as.ori.nic.in/riebbs/.
IMMT (formerly RRL), Bhubaneswar 1964 http://www.immt.res.in/.
Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya 1964 http://www.usmorissa.org/.
Rama Devi Women’s college, Bhubaneswar 1964/2015 http://www.rdwc.org/. Became university in 2015.
Vyasa Nagar Autonomous College, Jajpur Rd. 1966 http://www.vnautocollege.org/home.asp.
Rayagada Autonomous College 1966 http://www.rayagadacollege.org/.
Sambalpur University 1967 http://www.suniv.ac.in/.
Berhampur University 1967 http://bamu.nic.in/.
Sushilavati Government Women’s College ,Rourkela 1967 http://www.sgwc.edu.in/.
Government Women’s College, Balangir 1967 http://www.womenscollegebalangir.in/.
Aska Science College 1968 http://www.askasciencecollege.com/.
Govt. College (Formerly D.A.V.College), Koraput 1968 http://www.davcollegekoraput.org.in/.
Government Science College, Chatrapur 1969 http://www.gscchatrapur.ac.in/.
Talcher Autonomous College 1969 http://www.talchercollege.org/.
Dr. Abhin Chandra Homeopathic medical college, Bhubaneswar 1969 http://as.ori.nic.in/drachmc/.
Regional Center of Central Institute of Indian Languages 1970 http://www.ciil.org/aboutregional.aspx.
Puri Campus of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan 1971 http://www.sanskrit.nic.in/puri.htm. State operated Sadashiva Sanskrit College was taken over by the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and made a campus of it.
National Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences, Bhubaneswar 1971 http://www.niswass.org/.
Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar 1972 Taken over by DAE in 1985. http://www.iopb.res.in/.
JKBK College, Cuttack 1972 http://jkbkcollege.com/.
Rajdhani College, Bhubaneswar 1973 http://www.rajdhanicollege.org.in/home.html.
Dhenkanal Mahila Mahavidyalaya 1975 http://dhenkanalgovtwomenscollege.org/.
Paradeep College 1975 http://www.paradeepcollege.org/index.php.
SV Nirtar, Cuttack 1975 http://nirtar.nic.in/history.htm.
Government Ayurvedic College, Balangir 1975  
Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Ganjam 1975  
Ispat Autonomous College, Rourkela 1978 http://www.ispatcollegerkl.com/.
Binayak Acharya College, Berhampur 1978 http://www.binayakacharyacollege.in/.
Govt. Women’s College, Sundargarh 1978 http://gwcsng.org/.
Ekamra College, Bhubaneswar 1978 http://www.ekamracollege.org/.
Govt. Women’s College, Keonjhar 1979 http://www.gwckeonjhar.in/
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Govt. women’s college at Jeypore 1979 http://govtwomenscollegejeypore.org/.
INS, Chilika 1980 (establishment commissioned) https://www.indiannavy.nic.in/content/ins-chilka-sailor-training-establishmnet. As per the book, “Transition to Eminence: The Indian Navy 1976-1990” by G. M. Hiranandani, in 1986 INS Chilika became Indian Navy’s sole establishment to impart initial training to sailors on entry.
Niranjan Govt. Women’s College, Aska 1980 http://ngwc.in/.
College of Teacher Education (CTE) Rourkela 1981 http://www.cterkl.com/.
Government Women’s College, Bhawanipatna 1981 http://gwcbhawanipatna.org/.
Sri Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri 1981 http://www.sjsv.nic.in/.
Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC), Bhubaneswar 1981 http://icmr.nic.in/icmrsql/insprofile.asp?insno1=000517.
CET Bhubaneswar 1981 http://www.cet.edu.in/.
Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar 1982 http://www.rcm.ac.in/. (First management college of Odisha.)
Army Air Defense College, Gopalpur 1984 Link. (Google it if it does not work.)
B. K. College of Art and Craft, Bhubaneswar 1984 http://www.bkartcollege.org/.
Institute of Hotel Management, Bhubaneswar 1984 http://www.ihmbbs.org/about_ihm.htm. Started as a Foodcraft institute in 1973; became State institute of Hotel Management in 1981. Became GOI funded in 1984.
IGIT Sarang 1985 http://www.igitsarang.ac.in/.
CIPET, Bhubaneswar 1986 http://cipet.gov.in/visitourcampus/orissa/orissa.html.
Orissa Engineering College (Odisha’s first private engineering college), Bhubaneswar 1986 http://www.oec.ac.in/.
Orissa institute of maritime and south-east asian studies 1986 http://www.orissaculture.gov.in/oimseas.asp.
Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi research center 1986 http://www.orissaculture.gov.in/gkcm_orc.asp.
Nabakrushna Choudhury Center for Developmental Studies, Bhubaneswar 1987 http://nkccds.nic.in/.
Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar 1987 http://www.cifa.in/Content.aspx?id=2.
XIM Bhubaneswar 1987 http://www.ximb.ac.in/. Became part of newly established Xavier University in 2013.
Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar 1989

Taken over by Dept. of Biotechnology in 2002.

http://www.ils.res.in/.

Orissa Maritime Academy, Paradeep 1992 http://www.orissamaritime.com/index.html.
IIMC Dhenkanal 1993 http://www.iimc.nic.in/branches-dhenkanal.html.
Degree stream started in OSME Keonjhar 1996 http://osmedegree.org/.
Second and third private Engineering Colleges established 1996 NIST Berhampur, JIET Cuttack.
IITTM Bhubaneswar Campus 1996 http://www.iittmb.in/. References: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=94768.
Nine new Private Engineering Colleges 1997 Bhadrak Inst of Engg & Tech, CV Raman, GIET Gunupur, GHITM Puri, ITER, JITM Parlakhemundi, Sanjay Memorial Berhampur, Seemanta Mayurbhanj, KIIT.
One new private Engineering College. First private architecture college.
1998 ABIT.
Ten new private Engineering Colleges 1999 CEB, DRIEMS, Gopal Krishna Jeypore, Krupajala, Majhighariani Rayagada, Padmanava Rourkela, Purushottam Rourkela, Satyasai Balasore, Synergy Dhenkanal.
North Orissa University, Baripada 1999 http://www.nou.nic.in/.
Fakir Mohan University, Balasore 1999 http://www.fmuniversity.nic.in/.
Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar 1999 http://uuc.ac.in/home.aspx.
Institute of Mathematics & Applications, Bhubaneswar 1999 http://www.iomaorissa.ac.in/.
College of IT & Management Education, Bhubaneswar 2000 http://www.cime.ac.in/.
One new private Engineering College 2000 EAST.
Six new private Engineering Colleges 2001 Balasore College of Engg and Tech, IACR Rayagada, KISD, Mahavir, Samanta Chandra Sekhar Koraput, Silicon Bhubaneswar,
Three new private Engineering Colleges 2002 KIST, Padmashree Baragarh, Roland Berhampur.
BPNSI, Puri 2002 http://www.bpnsi.org/glance.htm.
BPUT, Rourkela 2002 http://www.bput.ac.in/.
Two new private Engineering Colleges 2004 GITA, NMIET.
State Institute of Hotel Managament, Balangir 2004/2011

Started as a Food Craft Institute in 2004. http://www.foodcraftbalangir.org/about_institute.htm.

Became State Institute of Hotel Management in 2011.

http://www.sihmbalangir.org/.

KIIT Bhubaneswar became KIIT deemed university 2004 http://www.kiit.ac.in/.
First private medical college: Hi-tech medical college, Bhubaneswar
2005 http://www.hi-techmedical.org/.
First private dental college: Gandhi Dental College, Bhubaneswar 2005 http://www.gdc.edu.in/.
Two new private Engineering Colleges 2005 Techno, Trident.
One new private Engineering Colleges 2006 Gandhi EC Bhubaneswar.
Ravenshaw College became Ravenshaw university 2006 http://ravenshawuniversity.ac.in/.
ITER Bhubaneswar became SOA deemed university 2007 http://www.soauniversity.ac.in/.
IIIT Bhubaneswar 2007/2013 http://www.iiit-bh.ac.in/. IIIT bill (to make it a state university) approved in August 2013.
KIMS (Second private medical college) 2007 http://www.kims.ac.in/.
IMS (Third private medical college) 2007 http://ims.ac.in/.
NISER Bhubaneswar 2007

NIS announced in 2003; NISER announced in 2006. See http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=20345.

http://niser.ac.in/.

Six new private Engineering Colleges 2007 Gandhi IFT Bhubaneswar, Indus, Nalanda, Rajdhani, Sundergarh, Templecity.
Seventeen new private Engineering Colleges 2008 Apex, BEC, Black Diamond Jharsuguda, BRM, Centurion, GIIT Berhampur, GIST Rayagada, GITM Bhubaneswar, Hi-Tech Khurda, Indic, Kalam Berhampur, Koustuv, Maharaja, Modern Balasore, Modern Bhubaneswar, Subas, Vignan Berhampur.
IIHT Baragarh 2008 http://iihtbargarh.webs.com/.
IIT Bhubaneswar 2008

Announced March 28th 2008. See http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=36955.

http://www.iitbbs.ac.in/.

National Law University of Orissa, Cuttack 2008-2009 http://www.nluo.ac.in/.
UCE Burla became VSSUT 2009 http://www.vssut.ac.in/.
Central University of Orissa, Koraput 2009

Announced March 28th 2008. See http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=36955.

http://cuo.ac.in/.

Sri Sri University 2009/2012 http://www.srisriuniversity.edu.in/. Bill passed in 2009. Classes started in 2012.
Vedanta University bill passed in the Odisha assembly 2009 http://www.vedanta.edu.in/.
Parla Maharaj Engineering College, Berhampur 2009 http://www.pmec.ac.in/.
Government Engineering College, Bhawanipatna 2009 http://www.gcekbpatna.ac.in/.
Twenty seven new Private Engineering Colleges 2009 Adarsa Angul, Aryan, BIT, Einstein, Ekalavya, Gandhi AT Berhampur, GIET Khurda, Gurukula, Hi-Tech Bhubaneswar, Indotech, KMBB, Nigam,  Oxford, Rahul Berhampur, Shibani, Silicon Sambalpur, Sophitorium, Spintronic, Srinix Balasore, Suddhananda Cuttack, Synergy Khurda, Vedang, Vikash Baragarh,   VITS, Vijyanjali Balasore, VIVTECH, Xavier.
Seven new private Engineering Colleges 2010 BIIT, Capital, IIET, Radhakrishna, RITAM Rayagada, Kruttika, BAT Bhubaneswar.
ICFAI university Bill passed in the Odisha assembly 2010  
Centurion University of Technology and Management, Parlakhemundi 2010

The HQ of this university is in Parlakhemundi taking over JITM, which was established in 1997. Centurion Institute in Bhubaneswar also became a part of the university.

http://www.cutm.ac.in/.

SU-IIT, Sambalpur 2010 https://suiit.ac.in/.
NIFT, Bhubaneswar 2010 http://www.nift.ac.in/bhubaneswar/index.html.
IIPH (Indian Institute of Public Health), Bhubaneswar 2010 http://www.phfi.org/iiph/iiphb.html.
IMI Bhubaneswar 2011 http://www.imibh.edu.in/.
AIIMS, Bhubaneswar 2012 http://www.aiimsbhubaneswar.edu.in/
Hi-Tech Medical College, Rourkela 2012 http://hi-techmedicalrkl.org/.
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar 2013 http://www.xub.edu.in/.
BIMTECH Bhubaneswar 2013 http://bimtechbbsr.ac.in/.
Vir Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science & Research, Burla (Formerly: VSS Medical College) 2014 Became a university in 2014. Bill passed on February 14, 2014. http://www.vimsar.ac.in/.
Odisha Open University, Sambalpur 2014 Bill passed in Odisha assembly on December 4th, 2014. http://osou.ac.in/
Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar 2015 http://www.rdwuniversity.nic.in/
Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur 2015 http://gmuniversity.ac.in/
Khallikote University, Berhampur 2015 http://khallikoteuniversity.ac.in/
Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar 2015 http://www.bgu.ac.in/. Odisha assembly passed this bill on December 7th, 2015.
IISER, Berhampur 2016 http://www.iiserbpr.ac.in/
Skill Development Institute (SDI), Bhubaneswar 2016 http://www.sdibhubaneswar.in/
ICAR International Center for Foot and Mouth Diseases, Bhubaneswar 2017 http://www.nddb.org/services/engineering/bsl/icfmd.
8 Model degree Colleges 2017 Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Boudh, Deogarh, Nuapada, Subarnapur and Nayagarh. http://dheodisha.gov.in/defaulter/ModelCollegesDEG.aspx
Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital, Baripada 2017 http://prmmchbaripada.in/.
Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital, Koraput 2017 http://www.slnmch.nic.in/.
KISS, Bhubaneswar 2017 Becomes a deemed university under the de-novo category https://www.kiss.ac.in/
Odia University, Bhubaneswar 2017 Bill passed in Odisha assembly on September 14, 2017
ASBM, Bhubaneswar 2017 Newspapers report that it is one of three institutions that the government has approved for upgradation to private state university. A bill for this is expected to come in Odisha assembly later in the year. http://www.asbm.ac.in/
AIPH, Bhubaneswar 2017 Newspapers report that it is one of three institutions that the government has approved for upgradation to private state university. A bill for this is expected to come in Odisha assembly later in the year. http://www.aiph.ac.in/
GIET, Gunupur 2017 Newspapers report that it is one of three institutions that the government has approved for upgradation to private state university. A bill for this is expected to come in Odisha assembly later in the year. http://www.giet.edu/
CVRaman, Bhubaneswar 2018 CM has cleared the file on 22nd September 2017. Bill expected in the winter session and CVRaman is expected to run as a university from 2018. http://cvrce.edu.in/
Medical College and Hospital, Balasore 2018 Expected.
Medical College and Hospital, Balangir 2018 Expected.
Medical College and Hospital, Puri 2019 Expected.
Mahanadi Institute of Medical Science & Research, Talcher 2019 See http://odishatv.in/odisha/body-slider/uncertainty-over-medical-college-in-talcher-as-mcl-contemplates-to-back-out-232693/.
NTPC Medical College and Hospital, Sundargarh 2019? http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/ntpc-medical-college-hospital-work-to-begin-from-aug-15-115060801163_1.html.
ISPAT General Hospital (IGH) and Medical College, Rourkela 2019? https://www.facebook.com/diliprayindia/posts/2350656068492026.
Advanced Training Institute (ATI), Bhubaneswar Announced in 2016 See news reports on this at http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubaneswar/Skill-development-ministry-approves-advanced-training-institute-for-Bhubaneswar/articleshow/52633856.cms.
Medical College and Hospital, Keonjhar 2020 Expected.
Medical College and Hospital, Kalahandi 2020 Expected.
Xavier Business School, Rourkela Announced in 2015  
Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Bhubaneswar   See news reports on this at http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/5679.
University of Innovation, Bhubaneswar   Announced March 28th 2008. See http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=36955.

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7 Writeup

  • 1. Biswa  |  April 2nd, 2011 at 6:52 am

    RIE was estd in 1961.
    http://as.ori.nic.in/riebbs/Aboutus.htm

  • 2. Chitta Baral  |  April 2nd, 2011 at 7:56 am

    @Biswa Thanks very much.

  • 3. Devasis  |  April 4th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for the listing and also painstaikenly working to make Odisha the Knowledge Hub of Eastern India and in due course India too. Regards…….devasis

  • 4. Nitin  |  April 7th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Awesome listing, wow

  • 5. rabi narayan dash  |  April 8th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    for a long time i needed this information. thanx

  • 6. Odia Dude  |  April 9th, 2011 at 1:49 am

    Great work indeed. As we all know the strength of our state is natural resources . Unfortunatey, mines of our state is being exploited by private parties who contribute nothing towards peripheral development or our state development fund. Recently was apalled to hear that the highest tax payer of India is a miner from Odisha whose name is some Ahluwalia. Mr Ahluwali has not contributed a single penny to CM’s relief fund, let alone development of local areas. We need to stop this. We need to protect our mines for our future generation. Need to generate awareness.The loot must stop as there s no transparency. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

  • 7. Chitta Baral  |  December 7th, 2012 at 5:19 am

    As per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_Institute_of_Education
    RIE was set up in 1963 .


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