Private Universities that have shown interest in Odisha

Based on a list in February 2013.

  • Amity University
  • Amrita Viswa Vidyapitham University
  • ASBM (Asian School of Business Management) University
  • Birla Global University
  • Chicago University to set up a satellite university within Utkal University Campus
  • C V Raman International University
  • Devine Global University by Devine Education Trust, Delhi
  • DRIEMS University
  • Educity in Rourkela by Knowledge Foundation Bhubaneswar
  • GIET (Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology) University
  • GITAM University
  • India International University
  • Jagadguru Krupalu University
  • JPM University by Sri Chandulal Minda Memorial Trust
  • Koustuv University for Women
  • Krupajal University
  • Manipal Education and Medical Group
  • Nabadiganta University
  • Odia University
  • O P Jindal Global University
  • Puspagiri University
  • Rai Foundation
  • RCM University
  • Silicon University
  • SPICMACAY University
  • Synergy University
  • Techno Global University
  • University of Corporate Excellence
  • Women’s University of Technology
  • Xavier University

2 comments February 16th, 2013

Odia University campaign and efforts

There is a good campaign going on for the Odia University. I fully support this proposal. Details on this can be found in:

See also the following flier.

September 18th, 2011

Odia University Bill to be tabled in Orissa Assembly shortly: Orissadiary

Following is from

the much talked Odia University Bill to be tabled soon in the assembly.  Today Speaker permitted the bill to table in the assembly for discussion.  Dr Sipra Mallick, MLA, Kendrapara took the consent of other MLAs to discuss on this bill. But it could not discussed due to lack of time.  

It is worth mentioned that this Odia University bill is much talked these days in all most all forums.  Demands were there from many corners for this bill so as to protect our art, culture, literature & to promote the same. Unlike universities like Telugu, Tamil Kannad this Odia University will work for the development of Odia language and the ethnicity of this Odia community.

The Odia University trust has been working for setting up this varsity in the state. But according to UGC the concern state govt must approve the bill. Hence since long this bill is pending. But now it’s a good news for the Odias in general if this bill gets approval in the assembly. 

August 27th, 2011

Odia University planned along the lines of Telugu University (Hyderabad), Tamil University (Thanjavur) and Kannada University (Hampi)

Update on July 21, 2011: Following is from Samaja.

Following is from a report in Times of India.

With an aim to develop Oriya language and to promote the literature, traditions, culture and folklore of the state, a group of Oriya language lovers have come forward to set up an Oriya University. The university has been planned on the lines of Tamil university Tanjavur, in Tamilnadu; Telugu University, Hyderabad, in Andhra Pradesh; and Kannada Universty, Hampi, in Karnataka.

"Even though Orissa is the only state to be formed on the basis of language, unfortunately Oriya language has not got its due. English still remains the primary language used for all government and judicial communiqu’. Despite its richness and antiquity, the growth and development of the language has been restricted over the years," said Gajanan Mishra, founder member of Odia Viswavidyalaya Trust, a lawyer from Titilagarh.

Though the initiative to set up an Oriya University was started a couple of years ago, first concrete steps in this regard were only taken in 2010 with the formation of the trust. "So far we have not faced any challenge or obstacle in the formation of the university. Rather the journey has been quite encouraging and supportive. We are hopeful the dream would be realised soon," Mishra said.

With over 250 active members, including students, academicians, litterateurs, lawyers and politicians, the trust has launched a massive awareness campaign across the state to solicit public support for the university.

"We are planning to table the draft of Odia University bill in the coming assembly session. The proposed university will be set up in a public-private partnership mode in association with the state government," said member of draft committee, Panchanan Kanungo.

In a preparatory meeting here on Sunday, executive members of the Odia Biswabidyalay Sthapana Committee decided to solicit more members from across the state. "The finance committee and draft committee of the university were selected in the meeting. Now we would expedite the work to establish the university at a faster pace," said secretary of the committee, Chitta Ranjan Behera.

A research scholar of Oriya language in Utkal University and founder member of the university trust, Subrat Prusty, said, "The medium of education in the university will be Odia. Emphasis will be given on the development and growth of the Odia language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, morphophonemics, syntax, semantics, semiotics, preparing pedagogical grammar, comparative vocabulary, lexicon, and language learning."

The university will also deal with history and economics of language use, creation of dialects, sociology dealing with various aspects of sociolinguistics and psychology, dealing with cognitive aspects of Odia. Sciences including acoustic phonetics and scientific discourses will also be taught in the university, founder members said. Separate departments for translation, folklore and culture, manuscriptology, and faculty of Odia development and tribal studies are proposed in the draft bill.

3 comments July 11th, 2011


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