Existing Universities and institutions wanting to become universties in Odisha; Sri Sri Ravishankar to visit Odisha regarding Sri Sri University

The 30.5 lakh sq feet is equivalent to 2,83,355.4066 sq meters and is equivalent to 70.0158 acres. As a comparison:

November 20th, 2011

Sujata Mohapatra, distinguished disciple and daughter-in-law of late legendary Odissi maestro Kelucharan Mohapatra opens the Odissi dance institute “Guru Keerti Srjan” in Balasore

Following is an excerpt from a report in Hindu.

The distinguished disciple and daughter-in-law of late legendary Odissi maestro Kelucharan Mohapatra opened an Odissi dance institute namely Guru Keerti Srjan in the North Orissa town of Baleswar. Aptly as the name of the institute suggested, Guru Keerti (legacy of the Guru) and Srjan (creativity and the name of the Bhubaneswar-based Odissi institution that Guru Kelucharan had founded) has been visualised to carry forward the legacy of the great master who was known for his unbound creativity. “This institute would specially care for the uncared-for talents who would be groomed in the age old guru-shishya tradition. Besides, my thrust would be on propagation of authentic Odissi tradition through proper teaching,” stated Sujata.

 

July 29th, 2011

Higher education moves by the Odisha state government outside of the Capital area during the last 5 years [work in progress]

To get a clear picture on higher education moves by the state government (during the last 5 years) outside of the capital area (Khurda, Cuttack and Puri districts) we try to list the moves. Many fully centrally funded institutes are mentioned as the state contributes by free land and in making the location decision. (Note that Odisha has 30 districts.)

What has been done so far (including under construction):

  1. Central University of Orissa, Dist – Koraput
  2. Upgradation of UCE Burla to VSSUT, Dist – Sambalpur
  3. Private University status to Centurion, Dist – Gajapati
  4. Government Engieering College, Bhawanipatna, Dist – Kalahandi
  5. College of Agriculture, Bhawanipatna, Dist – Kalahandi
  6. WODC funds and free land for Private Medical College, Jaring, near Bhawanipatna, Dist – Kalahandi  (significant part of the construction is complete)
  7. Pushed Vedanta to establish Vedanta Science College in Lanjigarh, Dist – Kalahandi
  8. Parla Maharaj Engineering College, Berhampur, Dist-Ganjam
  9. Special SUIIT institute as part of Sambalpur University, Dist – Sambalpur
  10. WODC funds for Hi-Tech Medical College, Rourkela, Dist – Sundergarh (under construction) 
  11. Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Baragarh
  12. College of Horticulture, Chipilima, Dist – Sambalpur

The districts involved above and the number of items for them are: Baragarh (1), Gajapati (1), Ganjam (1), Kalahandi (4), Koraput (1), Sambalpur (3), Sundergarh (1). If one takes the funding amount as the criteria then Koraput comes at the top.

Some of the announcements that are most likely to happen in 1-3 years as reported in the news:

  1. Pushed MCL to agree to make a medical college in Talcher
  2. Pushed NTPC to agree to make a medical college (location not announced)
  3. Pushed NTPC to agree to make a Power Institute (location not announced)
  4. Announced that all three medical colleges (includes Berhampur, Sambalpur) will be autonomous starting with the one in Sambalpur.
  5. Announced that Khallikote College Berhampur will be made to a university
  6. Proposed that one of the 20 IIIT should be in Berhampur.
  7. Pushing to upgrade FCI Balangir to an Institute of Hotel Management
  8. Grants to XIMB to open a campus in Balangir
  9. Grants to XIMB to open a campus in Sambalpur
  10. Support for a CIPET campus in Balasore
  11. Upgradation of GM College, Sambalpur to a university (announed by Higher Education Minister)

The districts involved in the above two lists and their number of items are: Angul (1), Balasore (1), Balangir (2), Baragarh (1), Gajapati (1), Ganjam (4), Kalahandi (4), Koraput (1), Sambalpur (6), Sundergarh (1).

The districts that are left out are: Bhadrak, Bouda, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Kandhamala, Kendrapada, Keonjhar, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur, Nayagarh, Nuapada, Rayagada and Sonepur.

Besides the above there have been reports about government willing to give grants to several private medical colleges in various places and the WODC has tried (but failed) to entice (through grants and free land) a private party to establish a medical college in Balangir.

Also, I think the government will implement some of the recommendations made by the higher education task force.


Please suggest missing items in the comments section. Any capital-bashing comments will be deleted as the purpose of this post is to get a clear picture of what is happenning and not happening in the higher education side outside of the capital districts of Khurda, Cuttack and Puri.

Again, this list is to get a clear picture of what has happened in the non-capital area districts so that one can make an informed decision if the government is biased towards some non-capital districts over other non-capital districts. (There is no argument that the bulk of the moves have been made favoring the capital area. So no discussion on that.)

In regards to my personal view on what the government ought to do, it is listed in details in the site http://orissa2020.org.


The above list should not be interpreted in isolation. For example, one should not conclude that Kalahandi got too much. It got several institutions because it started from very little and the education conscious people of Kalahandi have been rightly demanding for higher education institutions for a long time. But at the same token, arguing that Kalahandi has been neglected by this government with respect to higher education just goes against the facts above and I worry that the well-meaning people who are making such arguments may be harming their cause. I guess the argument comes from losing the central university to Koraput. But then every district other than Koraput (and the capital districts) can use that argument. [If there is interest I will explain more on my take on this in the comments section.]

As an analogy, in 2005 we could rightly argue that the central government neglected Odisha with respect to centrally funded higher education institutions. But if we now say that the UPA government  neglected Odisha with respect to centrally funded higher education institutions, we will be laughed at, and our efforts will have negative impact. So we plan to use finer arguments and location specific arguments to push for central institutions in Odisha for the 12th plan.

Kalahandi people wanting more institutions in Kalahandi should think of other ways to make their case and irritating the state government and its bureaucrats with arguments that go against the facts (see list above) may help some politicians but has a higher potential to harm Kalahandi’s case than help its case.

44 comments March 29th, 2011

Subarnarekha Port Private Limited (SPPL) proposes a medical college and a maritime university

Following is an excerpt from a report in Orissadiary.

As a part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities the Subarnarekha Port Private Limited (SPPL), which has undertaken the project for establishment of a port at Chaumukh, Balaiapal in the district besides renovating the Coast canal is mooting for establishment of a hi-tech 300-bed hospital initially and further a medical college within 30 km of port perimeter and a maritime university to meet the growing activities in the field in the state.

Among others, General Manager Mohan Chandra Mishra, advisor Pramod Kumar Singh, and SC Das and others company officials were present.

12 comments October 26th, 2010

Odisha Chief Secretary proposes government medical colleges at Balasore and Bolangir

Following is an excerpt from a report in tathya.in.

Chief Secretary Mr.Mishra along with Balangir has also suggested setting up another Government Medical College at Balasore.

He said at present there are 3 Government Medical Colleges at Cuttack, Berhampur and Burla in Sambalpur.

There are 3 private Medical Colleges at Bhubaneswar and Hi-Tech Medical College has been allowed to set up a Medical College at Rourkela.

Central University of Odisha has been requested to set up a Medical College at Koraput.

Sahayog Foundation has shown keen interest to set up a Medical College at Keonjhar.

Ministry of Steel has been approached for a Medical College funded by SAIL at Rourkela by upgrading Ispat General Hospital (IGH).

Mahanadi Coalfield Limited (MCL) is setting up a Medical College at Talcher.

So a Government Medical College at Balangir seems the only option available.

With another Medical College at Balasore, there will be harmonious spread of Medical Colleges all over Odisha, felt the top most administrator of the state.

The proposal is pending with the Chief Minister and he will take the final call on the issue, said sources.

What about Kalahandi? The WODC medical college there is stuck for some time. The Odisha government should consider taking over what has already been constructed and make it a government medical college too.

If a medical college in Kalahandi is also made and all the above mentioned medical colleges come through then the following 11 undivided districts (out of 13) will have at least one medical college: Cuttack, Ganjam, Sambalpur, Puri, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Koraput, Balangir, Kalahandi, Sundergarh and Balasore. The only two that will be left out are: Baudha-Kandhamal and Mayurbhanj. They can be addressed in the next round.

June 21st, 2010

Some engineering colleges that are in the pipeline

Although last year several engineering colleges in Odisha could not fill their seats, there seems to be several new engineering colleges in the pipeline for this year. The list for the eastern region is here and here. From those lists my guess is that the following are engineering colleges that are being made in Odisha.

  • Bhadrak Academy of Technology, Kantabada, Bhubaneswar (by the same people as Bhadrak Institute of Engineering and Technology)
  • Bhubaneswar Institute of Industrial Technology
  • Capital Engineering College
  • Dadhichi College of Engineering
  • Hirakud Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Ideal Institute of Engineering (?)
  • International Institute of Engineering Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Radhakrishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Rayagada Institute of Technology & Management
  • Satyananda Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Udaynath College of Science & Technology

There are many other names in the list; but I am not sure if they are in Odisha, West Bengal or Assam. I am pretty sure that the above (except the one marked with a ?) are in Odisha.

1 comment April 21st, 2010

Center willing to have Odisha’s third CIPET campus in Balasore

Following is an excerpt from a report in Financial Express.

Patnaik said that the Union secretary also said the Centre is willing to set up a branch of the CIPET (Cental Institute of Plastic Engineering Tehncology) at Balasore in the state. For the institute, the state government has agreed to provide 15 acres of land, he disclosed.

The information regarding the other two Odisha campuses of CIPET are in the following web sites.

The proposed 3rd campus in Balasore is mainly due to the efforts of Central Minister and Balasore MP Srikant Jena. The other campuses of CIPET in the rest of India are shown in this map.

3 comments February 20th, 2010

Existing health related institutes in Orissa

Following is from http://www.orissa.gov.in/health_portal/index.html.

Medical & Dental Colleges:

 

Government Colleges
Sl.No. Name of the College Location
Intake Capacity
      MBBS BDS
1 S.C.B. Medical College Cuttack 150 20
2. M.K.C.G. Medical College Berhampur 150
3. V.S.S. Medical College Sambalpur 150

 

Private Colleges
Sl.No. Name of the College Location
Intake Capacity
      MBBS BDS

1

Hitech Medical College

Pandra, Bhubaneswar

100

100

2

Institute of Medical Science & SUM Hospital

Kalinganagar, Ghatikia, Bhubaneswar

100

100

3

Kalinga Institue of Medical Science

Patia, Bhubaneswar

100

100

4

Gandhi Dental College

Bada Raghunathpur, BBSR

50


Ayurvedic Colleges:

Government Institutions

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Gopabandhu Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya

Puri

B.A.M.S.

5.5 years

30

2

Kaviraj Ananta Tripathy Sharma Ayurveda College, Akuspur

Akuspur, Berhampur
Ganjam

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Government Ayurveda College

Bolangir

-do-

-do-

-do-

Private Institutions:

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Mayurbhanj Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya

Baripada ,
Mayurbhanj

B.A.M.S.

5.5 years

30

2

Sri Sri Nrusingha Nath Ayurveda College & Research Institute

Paikmal , Baragarh

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Indira Gandhi Memorial Ayurveda College & Hospital

Bhubaneswar

-do-

-do-

-do-

 


Homeopathic Colleges:

Government Institutions

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Dr.Avirna Chandra Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Bhubaneswar

B.H.M.S.

5.5 Years

25

2

Orissa Medical College of Homeopathy & Research

Sambalpur

-do-

-do-

-do-

3

Utkalmani Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Rourkela

-do-

-do-

-do-

4

Biju Pattnaik Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Berhampur

-do-

-do-

-do-

Private Institutions:

Sl

Name of the Institute

Location

Courses Offered

Duration of The Course

Intake Capacity

1

Mayurbhanj Homeopathy Medical College & Hospital

Baripada

B.H.M.S.

5.5 Years

30

2

Cuttack Medical College of Homeopathy

Cuttack

-do-

-do-

-do-

 


Nursing Colleges:

BSc. Nursing Course in Government & Private College of Nursing
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats 
1
College of Nursing, Berhampur
20
2
College of Nursing, Cuttack 
20
3
SUM Nursing College, Bhubaneswar 
20
4
Lord Jagannath Mission’s College of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
30
5
Neelachal Institute of Medical Science, Bhubaneswar 
15
6
Manjari Devi College of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
20
7
Sushree Institute of Technical Education, CON, Bolangir 
20
8
VISWAS College of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
25
9
Hi-Tech School of Nursing, Pandra, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar 
30
10
Gajapati College of Nursing, Parala Khemundi, Gajapati 
20
11
Jagannath Institute of Medical Scinece & Research, College of Nursing, Sahid Nagar, Bhubaneswar 
25
12
Sri Vidya Niketan College of Medical Science & Research, Nayapalli, Bhubaeswar 
20
 
TOTAL 
265

 

Diploma Course in General Nursing and Midwifery Training
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats 
1
School of Nursing, SCB Medical College Hospital, Cuttack 
100
2
School of Nursing, VSS Medical College Hospital, Burla 
50
3
School of Nursing, MKCG Medical College Hospital, Berhampur 
50
4
Nursing Training Institute (N.T.I.), I.G.H., SAIL, Rourkela 
40
5
School of Nursing, N.S.C. Hospital, M.C.L., Talcher
10 + 10
6
SUM Nursing School, Bhubaneswar 
20
7
Lord Jagannath Mission’s School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
25
8
Kalinga Nursing School, Kalinga Hospital, Bhubaneswar 
20
9
School of Nursing KIIT, Bhubaneswar 
15
10
Sushree Institute of Technical Education, SON, Bolangir 
20
11
Sushila Devi School of Nursing, Nuapada
20
12
Manjari Devi School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
20
13
Hi-Tech School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
20
14
Neelachal School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar 
10
15
Mahavir School of Nursing, Cuttack 
20
16
VISWASS School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar
20
17
New Hope Society School of Nursing, Berhampur
20
 
TOTAL 
480

 


Pharmacy Colleges:

Government Colleges
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats
1
Pharmacy Wing, SCB Medical College, Cuttack 
60
Private College 
Sl. No.
Name of the College 
Total Seats 
1
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ballguall, Puri 
60
2
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mohuda, Berhampur 
60
3
Gayatri College of Pharmacy, Jamadarapali, Sambalpur 
60
4
Herbal Cross Institute of Pharmacy, Mahanadi Barrage Road, Nimpur, Jagatpur, Cuttack 
40
5
Indira Gandhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
60
6
Institute of Medical Technology, Gopalpur, Puri 
60
7
Institute of Pharmacy & Technology, Salipur, Cuttack 
60
8
Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Jeypore, Koraput 
60
9
Kanaka Manjari Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rourkela, Sundargarh 
60
10
Maa Mangala College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Karanjia, Mayurbhanj 
60
11
Mayurbhanj Medical Academy, Baripada, Mayurbhanj 
60
12
Maruti Pharmacy College, Kalimandir Chowk, Bargarh 
40
13
Orissa College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mahuli Pada, Dhenkanal 
60
14
Om Sai College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Gopalpur on Sea, Ganjam
60
15
Pranabandhu Institute of Paramedical Sciences & Technology, Angul 
60
16
Patitapabana Institute of Pharmaceutical Scineces % Tech. Gangapada, Bhubaneswar 
60
17
Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Berhampur
60
18
Royal College of Pharmacy and Helath Sciences, Berhampur 
60
19
Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jharpokharia, Mayurbhanj 
60
20
Sidheswar College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Amarda Road, Balasore 
60
21
Sri Jayadev College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naharkanta, Khurda 
60
22
Sivananda College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Near Engineering College Square, Panda Colony, Berhampur 
60
23
The College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tamando, Khurda 
60
24
The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Tech., Padmapur, Bahugram, Cuttack 
60
25
The Pharmaceutical College, Barpali, Bargarh 
60
26
Gayatri Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gunpur, Rayagada 
40
27
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Balasore 
60
28
Dadhichi College of Pharmacy, Vidya Vihar, Sundergram, Cuttack 
60
29
Hi-Tech College of Pharmacy, Pandara, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar 
40
30
Gajapati College of Pharmacy, Ranipendha, Paralakhemundi, Gajapati
40
31
Kalinga Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nuasahi, Balia, Balasore 
40
32
Balakrushna College of Pharmacy, Nuapada 
40
 
TOTAL 
1840

6 comments December 10th, 2009

Balasore gets assurance from the CM that he will pursue with the defence department for a government medical college

Following is from Dharitri.

Following is from Samaja.

1 comment December 6th, 2009

Srikant Jena tries to bring PHFI center to Orissa; Is that an IIPH? Will he succeed?

Although MOS from Orissa, Srikant Jena gets high marks for trying, but based on his past record (unsuccessful in getting Army to make a medical college in Balasore; no progress on a NIPER in Orissa) one has to wait for other indications before one can conclude that an IIPH (Indian Institute of Public Health) is being established in Orissa. But any way, here is the latest from Samaja.

October 20th, 2009

Polytechnics in Orissa that grant diploma in various engineering subjects

The following list is based on the information in the page http://sctevtorissa.in/collegedetail.aspx?Cid=2 extracted today.

Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Khurda-Puri area:

  1. BOSE, Cuttack
  2. DRIEMS, Tangi
  3. ITT, Choudwar
  4. Dhabaleswar Institute of Polytechnic, Athagarh
  5. Gurukrupa Technical School, Narsinghpur, Cuttack
  6. Kalinga Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  7. Nilachal Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  8. Women’s Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  9. Krupajal Engineering School, Bhubaneswar
  10. CV Raman Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  11. Koustav School of Engineering, Bhubaneswar
  12. CIPET, Bhubaneswar
  13. Bhubaneswar Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  14. Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
  15. Suddhananda Residential Polytechnic, Phulnakhara
  16. Ganesh Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
  17. Swami Vivekenanda School of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
  18. ARYAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING TECH, Bhubaneswar
  19. Ideal School of Engineering, Retang, Khurdha
  20. Puri Engineering School, Puri

Berhampur area:

  1. SMIT, Ankuspur
  2. UCPES, Berhampur
  3. Women’s Polytechnic, Berhampur
  4. BSET, Berhampur
  5. Gandhi School of Engineering, Berhampur
  6. Aumasi Institute of Technical Education, Berhampur
  7. Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur

Koraput-Jeypore area:

  1. IEM, Jeypore
  2. Hi-Tech Institute of Information Technology, Jeypore
  3. Jeypore School of Engineering & Technology, Jeypore
  4. Siddhartha Institute of Engineering & Technology, Koraput
  5. SCSITM, Semiliguda

Rourkela area:

  1. Purusottam School of Engineering & Technology, Rourkela
  2. RIT, Kalunga
  3. SKDAV, Rourkela
  4. UGIE, Rourkela

Angul-Talcher-Dhenkanal area:

  1. IGIT, Saranga
  2. Pabitra Mohan Institute of Technology, Talcher
  3. KIMET, Chhendipada, Angul
  4. Women’s Polytechnic, Dhenkanal
  5. Orissa Institute of Engineering & technology, Dhenkanal
  6. Pathani Samanata Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dhenkanal

Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Baragarh-Sundergarh area:

  1. JES, Jharsuguda
  2. BDSE, Brajarajnagar
  3. SES, Sundergarh
  4. PKAIET, Baragarh

Rayagada area:

  1. MITS INSTITUTE OF POLYTECHNIC, RAYAGADA
  2. UGMIT, Rayagada

Others:

  1. BSET, Barapada (Bhadrakh)
  2. BSE, Balasore
  3. MSE, Baripada
  4. SITE, Bolangir
  5. Kalahandi School of Engineering & Technology, Bhawanipatana (Kalahandi)
  6. Biju Patnaik Institute of Technology, Phulbani (Kandhamala)
  7. OSME, Keonjhar
  8. Sri Polytechnic, Komonda, Nayagarh
  9. Mahamaya Institute of Medical & Technology Science, Nuapada

1 comment October 11th, 2009

Knowledge Commission has recommended 50 national universities; Orissa must plan ahead and be prepared for it

Update: The following was written before I saw this article in Pioneer.


Tathya.in has a report on Dr. Digamabara Patra’s request for a national or central university in Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi. A lot of the arguments made there make sense. Many of the recent central universities have been established in rural and semi-urban areas and indeed there is no reason why one should not be established in Bhawanipatna; especially since its citizens have been asking for one for more than 2 decades.

However, as mentioned in the article http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/3229 adequate infrastructure seems to have been an important factor in determining the locations of the new IITs, IIMs and National universities. 

For Orissa to have them in locations ouside of Bhubaneswar, there are two ways to go about it.

  1. Argue that adequate infrastructure should not be a requirement or they will automatically come once the institutions are established.
  2. Develop areas outside Bhubaneswar to have adequate infrastructure.

To me pursuing (2) has a higher chance of success than pursuing (1) and even if (1) is successful the institutes/universities in locations without appropriate infrastructure will struggle until the infrastructure eventually catches up which may take a long time if just left to fate. (Such a struggle may result in Orissa not being given in appropriate numbers additional central/national institutes.) 

[In India people sometime point out that IIT Kharagpur was established in a rural location. First, Kharagpur is only 116 kms from Howrah. Second it has been a major railway junction for a long time. Third it was the first IIT and for a long time only one of 5 IITs. Similarly Roorkee was the oldest engineering college and is close to Haridwar and Dehradun. There are a few top universities and institutions in the US that are in rural areas, but these are exceptions, and the infrastructure in rural areas of US are quite good compared to rural areas of India. For example, Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and Penn State University in State College, PA are often mentioned in that context. But both do have small airports with commercial flights.]


Before we suggest what needs to be done regarding developing areas outside Bhubaneswar to have adequate infrastructure, let us address what may be coming in the future and why Orissa needs to do this urgently so as to not risk missing future allocations of national institutions.

The National Knowledge Commission (NKC) in its December 2006 note on higher education has explicitly suggested 50 national universities in India. It says:

We recommend the creation of up to 50 National Universities that can provide education of the highest standard. As exemplars for the rest of the nation, these universities shall train students in a variety of disciplines, including  humanities, social sciences, basic sciences, commerce and professional subjects, at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The number 50 is a long term objective. In the short run, it is important to begin with at least 10 such universities in the next 3 years. It is worth noting that the National Universities need not all be new universities. Some of the existing universities could also be converted into National Universities, on the basis of rigorous selection criteria, to act as exemplars. We recognise that there could be a human resource constraint if faculty members are not available in adequate numbers to establish these universities.

The current government has implemented most of the recommendations of the NKC and exceeded some of them. For example, instead of the recommendation of 10 national universities in the three years following the report (2007-2010), establishment of 14 have been announced. Moreover, the higher education budget has been increasing drastically from one five year plan to the next. The 12th five year plan starts in 2012 and it is expected that it will take up on the long range objectives of the knowledge commission. In other words there could and should be more central and national universities in the 12th plan.

[My impression is that how soon additional national universities are established will depend on the success of the first 14. It seems to me that the locations of the first 14 have been greatly influenced by the consideration of, where in each of the states selecetd,  does it have the best chance to succeed.]

Unless Orissa is prepared for it, Orissa may lose out pieces of those plans on lack of infrastructure grounds. Other states with multiple locations with adequate infrastructure will get preference and Orissa may lose out.

However, 2012 is still 3 years away and if adequate steps are taken very soon, Orissa should be able to get its fair share. 


The pity is there are areas in Orissa which are on the verge of having the necessary infrastructure, mostly through private investment, but because of non-constructive opposition, blind suspicion towards industrialization and the relcucatnce of many to speak out in favour of development and industrialization, the development and associated infrastructure building has been greatly hampered. The governments (state and center) are also at fault for their sluggishness on some aspects.

Following are some suggestions:

  1. The state government should push for the completion of the airport in Jharsuguda within a year.
  2. It should make an all-out effort to have commercial flights operating out of the existing airport in Rourkela. In general, the people of the area need to recognize the existing infrastructure and potential of Rourkela and take advantage of it. Currently, as a friend of mine would say, Rourkela is an orphan. This is a pity. It is a big asset to Orissa, especially to the western parts of Orissa; but is severely underutilized and undermined.
  3. Coming back to Jharsuguda, the people there should follow a smarter approach in not opposing and rather facilitating industries coming up there, and at the same time being vigilant about environmental and land acquisition related R & R issues. If these industries and investment are allowed to materialize there soon, then Sambalpur-Jharsuguda area would become a large metro with adequate infrastructure to have and support any and all kinds of institutes and universities. But will the people do that? Or will they continue to be controlled by or scared of the anti-industry activists.
  4. Similarly, both Bhawanipatna (Lanjigarh to be precise) and Rayagada areas have industrial investors who have been senselessly opposed. If the people would take a smarter approach that mixes development with being vigilant about environmental and land acquisition related R & R then both these areas would be able to get infrastructure where a central university (and possibly more) would flourish. But will the people do that? Or will they continue to be controlled by or scared of anti-industry activists. In Lanjigarh, Kalahandi, the local MP has recently taken a more sensible approach. I hope there is a quick resolution as this area desperately needs development and the resulting infrastructure.
  5. The state government should push for the rail infrastructure, particularly, the Khurda-Balangir line, the Talcher-Bimlagarh line and connectivity to Kalahandi, to be completed at the earliest.

The above is extremely important for the development of the western parts of Orissa where there is often a feeling of neglect. If the people there do not follow a smarter approach and only follow the strange approach that many (not all) seem to be following (such as opposing industrialization and thus infrastructure building but wanting things that need infrastructure) the places that follow a smarter approach (inside and outside Orissa) would be gainers. The same is happening in some other places in Orissa too  – Paradeep and Kalinganagar come to mind, but these places are in closer proximity to Bhubaneswar and because of that they may be less harmed.

 


 

October 4th, 2009

Engineering College Clusters in Orissa in 2009

Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Puri area:

  1. Ajay Binay Institute of Technology Cuttack (ABT) Pvt.
  2. Aryan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mouza: Barakuda, Post Panchagoan, Bhubaneswar-752 050
  3. Apex Institute of Technology & Management, Pahal Bhubaneshwar (APT) Pvt.
  4. Bhubaneswar Engineering College Khurda (BEC) Pvt.
  5. Bhubaneswar Institute of Technology, Plot No 4, Village Harapur, Khurda, Pin- 752 054
  6. BRM International Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (BII) Pvt.
  7. C. V. Raman College of Engineering Bhubaneswar (CVR) Pvt.
  8. Central Institute of Plastics Engineering And Technology Bhubaneswar (CPT) Govt.
  9. Centurian Institute of Technology Khurda (CIK) Pvt.
  10. College of Engineering & Technology Bhubaneswar (CET) Govt.
  11. College of Engineering Bhubaneswar Bhubaneshwar (CEB) Pvt.
  12. Dhaneswar Rath Institute of Engineering and Management Studies Tangi, Cuttack (DRM) Pvt.
  13. Eastern Academy of Science & Technology Phulnakhara, Khurda (EAS) Pvt.
  14. Einstien Academy of Tech. & Management (EATAM) Bania Tangi Bhubaneswar
  15. Eklavya College of Tech., and Sci., At Kusumati PO Jatni Bhubaneswar Khurda
  16. Gandhi Engineering College Bhubaneswar (GEC) Pvt.
  17. Gandhi Institute for Education & Technology, At Banlatangi, P.O. Bajpur, Dist : Khurda-752060
  18. Gandhi Institute for Technology Bhubaneswar (GIF) Pvt.
  19. Gandhi Institute of Technological Advancement Badaraghunathpur, Bhubaneswar (GIB) Pvt.
  20. Gandhi Institute of Technology & Management Khurda (GIK) Pvt.
  21. Ghanashyama Hemalata Institute of Technology & Management Chhaitana Puri (GHT) Pvt.
  22. Gurukula College of Engineering for Women (GCEM) At- Jamuhari Chhatabar, Bhubaneshwar Dist- Khurda Odisha
  23. Gurukul Institute of Technology,Janla Bhubaneswar (GKT) Pvt.
  24. Hi-Tech College of Engineering, Rasulghar, Pandara Bhubaneswar
  25. Hi-Tech Institute of Technology Khurda (HIT) Pvt.
  26. Indic Institute of Design & Research Khurda (IID) Pvt.
  27. Indotech College of Engineering, Plot No. 144, AT/PO Mallipada, Via Pallahat(Khurda-2) Dist-khurda,Orissa-752056
  28. Indus College of Engg. Bhubaneswar (IDU) Pvt.
  29. Jagannath Institute of Engineering & Technology Cuttack (JIC) Pvt.
  30. KMBB College of Engineering and Technology AT-Daleiput, PO-Talahat Dist. Khurda,Orissa
  31. Konark Institute of Science & Technology Jatni,Bhubaneswar (KIS) Pvt.
  32. Koustav Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (KIT) Pvt.
  33. Koustuva Institute of Self Domain (for Women) Bhubaneswar (KID) Pvt.
  34. Krupajala Engineering College Pubasasan, Bhubaneswar (KEC) Pvt.
  35. Maharaja Institute of Technology,Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar (MIK) Pvt.
  36. Mahavir Institute of Engineering and Technology Paniora, Bhubaneswar (MIB) Pvt.
  37. Modern Institute of Technology & Management Khurda (MIM) Pvt.
  38. Nalanda Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (NIT) Pvt.
  39. Nigam Institute of engineering and Technology, Barang,Cuttack
  40. NM Institute of Engineering & Technology Sijua, Bhubaneswar (NMI) Pvt.
  41. Orissa Engineering College Nijigarhkurki, Bhubaneswar (OEC) Pvt.
  42. Oxford College of Engineering and Management ,Ramachandrapur, Bhubaneswar (OCM) Pvt.
  43. Rajdhani Engineering College Bhubaneswar (REC) Pvt.
  44. Shibani Institute of Technical Education , At-PO-Chhatabar,Via, Hanla, Bhubaneswar – 752054, Khurda, Orissa
  45. Silicon Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (SIT) Pvt.
  46. Sophitorium Engineering College, Baniatangi, Khurda
  47. Spintronic Tech. & Advance Resarch At.Po Taraboi P.S. Jatani Dist Khurda, Orissa
  48. Subas Institute of Technology Gyana Vihar, Barang, Bhubaneswar 754 005 Orissa
  49. Suddhananda Engg. & Research Centre, Phulnakhara Cuttack At Anchhipur P.O. Bhatapatna Orissa
  50. Synergy Institute of Technology, At : Bhimpur,P.O. Jagannathpur, P.S. Balianta, Dist:Khurda, Orissa
  51. TempleCity Institute of Technology & Engineering Khurda (TCT) Pvt.
  52. The Techno School Bhubaneswar (TTS) Pvt.
  53. Trident Academy of Technology Bhubaneswar (TAT) Pvt.
  54. Vedang Institute of Technology, Durga Prasad, P.O. Ramachandi, Dist. Khurda, Orissa
  55. VITS Engineering College, Tangi, Khurda (VTK) Pvt.
  56. Vivekananda Inst. Of Tech., at Chhatabar Dandi, Chaatabar, Orissa
  57. Xavier Institute of Tech., Princess Avencue Ghangapatna Bhubaneswar Dist Khurda Orissa
  58. Agricultural Engineering at OUAT, Bhubaneswar
  59. KIIT Bhubaneswar
  60. ITER Bhubaneswar
  61. IIIT Bhubaneswar
  62. IIT Bhubaneswar

Berhampur:

  1. Gandhi Academy of Tech. & Engineering At/PO Golonthara Konisi, Berhampur, Dist Ganjam Orissa
  2. Gandhi Institute of Industrial Technology Berhampur (GII) Pvt.
  3. Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur Berhampur (KIB) Pvt.
  4. National Institute of Science and Technology Palur Hills, Berhampur (NST) Pvt.
  5. Parla Maharaj Engineering College
  6. Rahul Institute of Engineering & Technology Thatadapalli Village, Kotharsing (P.O.) Konisi Tahasil, Berhampur, Ganjam (D. T.) Orissa
  7. Roland Institute of Technology Surya Vihar, Berhampur (RIT) Pvt.
  8. Sanjaya Memorial Institute of Technology Chandipadar, Berhampur (SMT) Pvt.
  9. Vignan Institute of Technology & Management Berhampur (VIT) Pvt.
  10. IIIT Berhampur (planned)

Balasore-Bhadrakh:

  1. Balasore College of Engineering & Technology Balasore (BCE) Pvt.
  2. Bhadrak Institute of Engineering & Technology Barapada, Bhadrak (BIT) Pvt.
  3. Modern Engineering & Management Studies Balasore (MEM) Pvt.
  4. Satyasai Engineering College Balasore (SAT) Pvt.
  5. Srinix College of Engineering College At-Ranipatna, Dist Balasore-750001 .
  6. Vijayanjali Institute of Technology At Gadabhanga No. 4 P.O. Khantapara, District : Balasore 756043 Orissa

Sambalpur-Baragarh-Jharsuguda-Sundergarh:

  1. Black Diamond College of Engineering & Technology Jharsuguda (BDC) Pvt.
  2. Padmashree Krutartha Acharya College of Engineering Bargarh (PKA) Pvt.
  3. Vikash College of Engineering for Women (VCEW) plot No. 2766, P.S. Dist- Baragarh, Odisha
  4. VSSUT Burla (UCE) Govt.
  5. Silicon Institute of Technology, Sason, Sambalpur -763 200, Orissa.
  6. Sundargarh Engineering College, Sundargarh (SUN) Pvt.

Rourkela:

  1. Padmanava College of Engineering Rourkela (PCE) Pvt.
  2. Purushottam Institute of Engineering & Technology Mandiakudar, Rourkela (PIE) Pvt.
  3. NIT Rourkela
  4. Rourkela Institute of Technology At P.O. Kuarmunda, District : Sundergarh Pin 770039 Orissa (planned)

Gunupur-Rayagada:

  1. Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology Gunupur (GIT) Pvt.
  2. Gandhi Institute of Science and Technology Rayagada (GIR) Pvt.
  3. Institute of Advanced Computer & Research Rayagada (IAC) Pvt.
  4. Majhighariani Institute of Technology and Science Rayagada (MIT) Pvt.

Angul-Talcher-Dhenkanal:

  1. Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology Sarang (IGT) Govt.
  2. Adarsha College of Engineering At Saradhapur, P.O. Kumurisingha Dist : Angul, Pin 759122 Orissa
  3. Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology Dhenkanal (SYN) Pvt.

Koraput-Jeypore:

  1. Gopal Krushna College of Engineering & Technology Jeypore (GCE) Pvt.
  2. Samanta Chandra Sekhar Institute of Technology & Management Semiliguda, Koraput (SCS) Pvt.

Others:

  1. Jagannath Institute of Technology & Management Paralakhemundi (JIP) Pvt.
  2. Orissa School of Mining Engineering Keonjhar (OSM) Govt.
  3. Seemanta Engineering College Jharpokharia, Mayurbhanj (SEC) Pvt.
  4. Government Engineering College, Kalahandi
  5. Paradeep Port Engineering College (planned)

14 comments September 3rd, 2009

PPP based Medical colleges planned in Balasore, Rayagada and Naraj

Following is an excerpt based on a report in Pioneer.

Accordingly, three medical colleges at Cuttack, Balasore and Rayagada, in the PPP mode, are on the anvil. Acharya is also interested in providing similar facility at Jharsuguda. Private partners will set up the medical colleges and hospitals as per the Medical Council of India guidelines.

The State Government will provide 25 acres of land, and agreements will be signed with the private promoters accordingly. As per the guidelines, a medical college in the KBK districts will attract one-time Government grant.

The Government is eyeing private partners having hospitals of national and State presence, charitable, religious groups managing hospitals and groups of doctors, interested to set up and manage hospitals. Lands for the hospitals have been identified by the PPP Cell with the help of the district administration.

Lets see how these go. Considering that the earlier proposed WODC supported PPP medical colleges in Bhawanipatna, Balangir and Rourkela have not yet commenced classes I will keep my fingers crossed.

September 1st, 2009

Orissa Education and HRD related headlines from our sister site in Twitter

Our sister site in Twitter is http://twitter.com/orissalinks. (Often when we are busy or do not feel like writing a full posting here, we post a micro-blog in our Twitter sister site. The Twitter sister site also automatically adds the headline from this site and the orissagrowth site. Once in a  while we will collect those headlines here. But readers wanting a broader and more immediate coverage should consider following our Twitter site at http://twitter.com/orissalinks.) Following are some selected items from that site since July 12th.

August 20th, 2009

Three more new engineering colleges in the JEE Counselling list; Purushottam Institute of Technology back in the fray

Update, Aug 28 2009: Reader Sabyasachi Kar notices that two more engineering colleges are in the latest counseling list. They are:

  • Nigam Institute of engineering and Technology, Barang,Cuttack
  • Adarsa College of Engineering, Angul

So now, the total number of engineering colleges goes to 94.


Thanks to keen eye of reader Parashar Das, the latest JEE seat availability list shows three new colleges as well as Purushottam Institute of Technology, Rourkela which was earlier prevented from further counselling.

The three new colleges are:

  • VITS Engineering College, Tangi, Khurda (VTK) Pvt.
  • Vijyanjali Institute of Technology ,Gadavanga, Balasore (VTB) Pvt
  • Oxford College of Engineering and Management ,Ramachandrapur, Bhubaneswar (OCM) Pvt.

That takes the total number of colleges in Orissa JEE counselling to 88+4=92 and total number of new colleges in JEE Counseling to 25+3 = 28. (Other colleges/institutions that do not take students via Orissa JEE are: IIT Bhubaneswar, NIT Rourkela, ITER, KIIT, Department of Agricultural Engineering at OUAT and  ICFAI Tech, Bhubaneswar.)

 

14 comments August 2nd, 2009

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