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:

Add comment November 20th, 2011

Utkal University plans beyond the initiatives of the previous Sambalpur VC and plans to establish an engineering college

Following is an excerpt from a report in Telegraph by Priya Abraham

Utkal University is set to establish an engineering college in the capital.

… “The proposal to set up a new technical college has already been discussed by the syndicate and will be taken up by the academic council. The target is to start the new institute by the next academic session. A committee of experts will be set up to finalise the project,” Utkal University vice-chancellor P.K. Sahoo told The Telegraph.

“The team would discuss technical and academic aspects of the institute. Based on its recommendations, the institute will be set up,” said Sahoo.

The college will be located on the varsity campus and will have modern facilities and equipment. “We are trying to bring in diversification. For the staff salary, pension and modernising the varsity, there is a need for adequate funds. The UGC and state government have already asked state universities to try and raise their own funds. Only then can the varsity be self sustainable,” said the vice-chancellor.

Officials said a special budget would be sanctioned to make various provisions for the proposed institute.

However, this initiative by the university has surprised many people because technical education in the state is passing through a grim phase. About 22,000 of the 38,000-odd engineering seats are lying vacant. This number is around 5,000 more than last year.

… “There is definitely a lot of scope. Utkal University is a premier university and has earned a good name at the national level. Like all other self-financing courses that we have launched, this would also be a successful one,” said PG council chairman Pradip Kumar Sarkar.

Although there is a glut of engineering seats in Odisha with more than half the available seats unfulfilled, this is still a good move. This is along the lines of the recommendation by the Yashpal committee which recommended more well rounded universities. Having an engineering college as part of the university will make Utkal a more well-rounded university. In particular, being part of a university, the engineering program can take advantage of the existing university faculty in many disciplines (especially, English, Business, Economics, Psychology, Sciences, and Mathematics) and foster many cross disciplinary programs  and research projects.

This action also shows that the new Utkal VC is a man of action and is willing to take risks. This bodes well for Utkal.

ps –  We thank Prof. Arun Pujari, the immediate past VC of Sambalpur University, for having led the way in this direction by establishing SUIIT with several engineering programs and several other innovative programs. It is unfortunate that several locals and some activists could not understand his groundbreaking contributions and lobbied to deny him a second term. We hope that the new Sambalpur VC will continue the progress than Prof. Pujari made in Sambalpur.

Add comment November 19th, 2011

Utkal University of Culture advertises for faculty positions (Deadline: Nov 30th, 2011)

Add comment November 1st, 2011

Utkal University of Culture and other institutions under the Culture Department of Odisha

The Utkal University of Culture in Bhubaneswar has the following faculties:

 
Faculty of Language and Literature
  (I)
Department of Socio Linguistics
       
  (II)
Department of Foreign Languages
   
Japanese
   
Germany
   
Russian
   
French
   
Korean
   
Thai
   
Burmese
   
Spanish
   
Italian
       
 
Faculty of Visual Arts
   
Department of Painting
   
Department of Applied Art and Design
   
Department of Art History and Aesthetics
       
 
Faculty of Performing Art
   
Department of Vocal Music
   
Department of Instrumental Music
   
Department of Drama
   
Department of Dance
       
 
Faculty of Architecture and Archaeology
   
Department of Cultural Heritage and Conservation
(Self-financing courses)
       
 
Faculty of Culture Studies
   
Department of Culture Studies
       
 
Faculty of Orissan Studies
   
Department of South and South East Asian Studies
       
 
Other
   
Department of Tourism and Hospitality Services
(self-financing course)

 

The Utkal University of Culture has four government affiliated colleges. They are:

1 Govt. Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya Sachivalaya Marg,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus)  
Master of Music (M.Mus.)  
2 Govt. B.K.College of Art and Craft Khandagiri,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
4-Year Bachelor in Fine Art (BFA)  
2-Year Master in Fine Art (MFA)  
5-Year Integrated Course : Bachelor in Visual Art (BVA)  
2-Year Master in Visual Art (MVA)  
3 Govt. Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre Chandrasekharpur,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
Research in Odissi Dance  
4 Govt. Govt. College of Art and Craft Khallikote,Khallikote
Ganjam,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
4-Year Bachelor in Fine Art (BFA)  
5-Year Integrated Course : Bachelor in Visual Art (BVA)

In addition the Culture Department has several other sub-ordinate offices under it. They are:

The private colleges currently affiliated with the Utkal University of Culture are:

5 Private Dhauli College of Art and Craft D-3/15, Indira Co-operative, Housing Board Colony, Lingipur, P.O-Sishupalgarh,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
5-Year Integrated Course : Bachelor in Visual Art (BVA) 40
6 Private Bhadrak College of Art and Crafts At/P.O.- Korkara,Korkara
Bhadrak,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
5-Year Integrated Course : Bachelor in Visual Art (BVA) 40
7 Private Balasore Art and Craft College O.T.Road,Balasore
Balasore,Orissa
India,
Mail :[email protected]
Web Site :www.kalakshetrabls.org
5-Year Integrated Course : Bachelor in Visual Art (BVA) 50
2-Year Master in Visual Art (MVA) 50
8 Private Shree Aurobinda College of Art and Craft Main Road, Atopur, Near Post Office, K.Bazar,Keonjhar
Keonjhar,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
5-Year Integrated Course : Bachelor in Visual Art (BVA) 20
9 Private National Institute of Fashion Design L-280, Baramunda,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design(BFD) 60
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Textile Design(BTD) 60
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Interior Design(BID) 60
10 Private Institute of Hotel Administration & Culinary Technology B-35, BDA HIG Duplex, Baramunda,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 28
11 Private Biju Patnaik College of Hotel Management and Tourism Bomikhal,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :www.bpchmt.org
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 120
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 60
2-Year Master Degree in Tourism & Hospitality Services(MTHS) 60
12 Private Guru Harekrushna Behera College of Art & Culture Bhaskargunj,Balasore
Balasore,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
5-Year Integrated Course:Bachelor DEgree in Performing Art(BPA) 28
13 Private Central Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Rasulgarh,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :www.cihmc.com
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 120
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 60
14 Private Kalayatan College of Art and Crafts Sundargarh,Sundargarh
Sundargarh,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
5-Year Integrated Course : Bachelor in Visual Art (BVA) 60
15 Private Centre for Social Sciences and Research Co-Housing Building,, Janpath, Unit-III,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :www.cssrorissa.com
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 90
1-Year P.G.Diploma in Social Work(PGDSW) 60
1-Year P.G. Diploma in NGO Management(PGDNGOM) 60
1-Year P.G. Diploma in Disaster Management(PGDDM) 60
2-Year (Part-Time) Master Degree in Social Work(MSW Part-Time) 90
16 Private National College of Hotel Management 1st Floor, VSS Complex, Phase-I, Chhend Colony,Rourkela
Sundargarh,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 60
17 Private Premier Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Tourism Chandan Hajuri Road,Puri
Puri,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 60
18 Private Jayadev Institute of Social Science and Research Kalinga Market, Nayapalli,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 60
2-Year Master Degree in Rural Management(MRM) 40
19 Private Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management Rasulgarh,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :www.ithm.org
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 60
20 Private National Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism Unit-III,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :www.nihmt.org
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 60
21 Private Academy of Management Studies Gangraj,Baripada
Mayurbhanj,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 60
22 Private Satwik Institute of Professional Studies Khandagiri Square,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :www.sips.edu.in
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design(BFD) 60
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 60
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 60
23 Private National Society for Education and Research N-1/33 A, IRC Village, Nayapalli,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 60
24 Private Centre for Philanthrophy and Social Research Plot No.-708, BJB Nagar,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 60
25 Private Sambad School of Media and Culture A/62, Nayapalli,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication(MJMC) 32
26 Private Regional Institute of Social Science & Research Daya Vihar,Kanasa
Puri,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 60
27 Private Yuvodaya College of Advance Technology Basudev Bhavan,Bolangir
Bolangir,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 90
28 Private Asian Institute of Social Science and Technology Berhampur,Berhampur
Ganjam,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 60
29 Private Xavier College of Hotel Management Sramik Bhavan, Link Road,Cuttack
Cuttack,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 60
30 Private Orissa Institute of Media Science and Culture Rasulgarh Industrial Estate,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication(MJMC) 60
31 Private National Institute of Social Work and Social Science Chandrasekharpur,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Rural Management(MRM) 30
2-Year Master Degree in Women Studies(MWS) 30
2-Year Master Degree in Buddhist Studies(MBS) 16
32 Private Centre for Management and Computer Education Co-Housing Building, Janpath, Unit-III,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year P.G. Diploma in Rural Management(PGDRM) 60
33 Private Gopabandhu Institute of Social Sciences and Management Plot No.71/B, Forest Park,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 24
34 Private Indian Institute of Yogic Science & Research(IIYSAR) 2nd Floor, Biju Pattnaik Complex, Near Damana Square, Chandrasekharpur,Bhubaneswar
Khurda,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :www.iiysar.ac.in
2-Year Master in Yoga(MIY) 64
35 Private Orissa Academy of Social Sciences and Integrated Studies Januganj, Remuna,Balasore
Balasore,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
2-Year Master Degree in Social Work(MSW) 60
36 Private Institute of Management and Culinary Arts Ward No.1, Ambika Sahi(In front of Kalyan Mandap),Baripada
Mayurbhanja,Orissa
India,
Mail :
Web Site :
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 30
37 Private Ashutosh Maharaj College of Management and Technology Ward No.5, roxy-Ambika Mandir Road, Baripada, Dist Mayurbhanj,Baripada
Mayurbhanj,Orissa
India,
Mail :[email protected]
Web Site :www.amcmtindia.co.in
3-Year Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services(BTHS) 60

In addition Odisha has some related centrally funded institutions. They are:

In regards to the centrally funded institutions Odisha should pursue the following (please suggest more):

In addition the Odisha government needs to:

  • Establish some (at least one) government college(s) affiliated to Utkal University of Culture in Western Odisha. Branches of Utkal University of Culture would be even better.
  • Establish some research centers in culture and dances of Western Odisha and Tribal Odisha. This includes centers on Sambalpuri dance and music and Mayurbhanj chhau and other tribal  dances and music.

 

 


In the culture front, as we mentioned in http://www.orissalinks.com/orissagrowth/archives/3624: "By looking at the web page of the Eastern Zonal Cultural Center in Kolkata, it seems like all of the infrastructure of this center is in West Bengal. … the system of zonal cultural center is not working. The GOI must expand it to all major states and establish a similar center in Odisha. Odisha CM must lobby for it and make sure it is included in the next five year plan starting from 2012."

Also the national convention of SPICMACAY will be in Ravenshaw College in 2011. The Odisha government should take advantage of that and establish a permanent center (or perhaps something bigger) of SPICMACAY in Odisha.

1 comment July 11th, 2010

Prof. Amiya Kumar Pattanayak appointed VC of Utkal University of Culture

Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

Prof. Amiya Kumar Pattanayak has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of the Utkal University of Culture. …

Born in 1949, Prof Pattanayak started his academic journey in 1972. He holds a Ph.D in history and was professor in Berhampur University during 1994-2008. He was Registrar of Berhampur University, served as a warden, was also the Director of Distant Education Centre, Director of College Developmental Council and Director’s Women Studies Research Centre.

Prof Pattanayak has written six books, edited 12 books, has sixty-five research publications. 15 scholars have been awarded Ph.D under his guidance. Nine are continuing research under him at present. He has produced 37 M.Phil. scholars.

3 comments February 16th, 2010

Efforts to improve the infrastructure of Utkal University of Culture: Samaja

1 comment December 31st, 2009

Course announcements of Utkal University of Culture

Following is an excerpt from a report in Pioneer.

The university announced postgraduate programmes in Culture Studies, South and South-East Asian Studies, Cultural Heritage and Conservation, Sociolinguistics (through correspondence course) and Tourism and Hospitality Services (self financing course). It also re-launched the one-year postgraduate diploma courses in Jain and Buddhist Studies, besides the six-month certificate course in Tamil language. Each of the programmes would have 30 seats.

The university has also introduced Masters degree programmes in performing arts and visual art last year has departments of drama (direction, acting and stage craft), dance (Odissi and Chhau), vocal music (Odissi and Hindustani), instrumental music (flute, violin, tabla, mardal and sitar), painting, applied art and design, art history and aesthetics and sculpture. Except the 10-seat strength department of sculpture, all other departments would have 20 seats each.

An admission test would be conducted for the aspiring students of the visual art programmes, the university sources said.

2 comments June 28th, 2008

Universities and university like institutes in and around Bhubaneswar: a map

Update: The IIT site has been changed. So the new map is as follows:

Old map:

1 comment June 20th, 2008

Little progress in Culture University – no permanent faculty : Samaja

1 comment February 24th, 2008

Utkal University of Culture’s ad for Ph.D students (from Samaja)

5 comments August 27th, 2007

Meagre state funding and incompetent leadership at Utkal University of Culture

That is my opinion after reading the following. Both the culture department of the Orissa government as well as the university leadership should be ashamed of the performance of this university. Its been 8 years since it was established in 1999 and it is yet to get the "funded by UGC" tag. Perhaps the government and the university leadership will learn and be inspred by what has been acheived at Ravenshaw University in 8 months. Ravenshaw has done it in 8 months what Utkal University of Culture has not been able to do in 8 years. Fakirmohan University, North Orissa University and BPUT leaderships should also be ashamed of their incompetence in not being able to make a case with the state government as well as UGC to get the "funded by UGC" tag. Hopefully, they will also be inspired by Ravenshaw University. Following is Dharitri’s article on Utkal University of Culture and the dire financial situation there.

2 comments July 30th, 2007

48 acres for Culture university near Madanpur

Sambada reports that 48 acres has been allocated to the Utkal University of Culture. This land is near Madanpur village in the upper right edge of the Knowledge park close to the GITA and CV Raman engineering colleges.

Add comment April 21st, 2007

Mail to CMO: looking out for all of Orissa in the HRD front

Dear Friends:

Its time to convey to the Orissa government that they need to look out for all of Orissa and not just BBSR/CTC/Puri areas.

Following is a draft letter that one can send to the CM (cmo at ori.nic.in) about developing higher education and medical opportunities outside of the BBSR/CTC/Puri area. This is a draft. Please make changes to your liking.

If I missed your favorite location, please add them in your letter.

best regards
Chitta

Continue Reading 9 comments April 11th, 2007

Land for Ravenshaw University second campus and culture university

New Indian Express reports that the Utkal University of Culture has been granted 48 acres of land in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. It does not exactly say where.

Few days back the Orissa government agreed to give 150 acres of land to Ravenshaw University  for its second campus. It also agreed to allocate a significant additional budget of 5-8 crores this year and 80+ crores over the next several years. Various news papers have reported on this and they all have different numbers. Samaja (page1, page2), Sambada and Pioneer are some of the newspapers that report this.
The newspapers list the various new departments that will be there in the new campus. They also mention that while Ravenshaw University currently has 7000 students, it is being made so as to be able to accommodate 25000 students later in this century.

1 comment March 17th, 2007


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