University Profile

University occupies an important position in the academic scenario of the State of Odisha and India. As an institution of higher learning it has become a catalyzing factor of social change in a relatively underdeveloped region of the Odisha. For the last fifty-two years it has remained committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and has earned credibility among the stakeholders. Having obtained from the NAAC an impressive A Grade and CGPA of 3.15 in its second cycle of re-accreditation and occupying a position within the first 150 universities in the NIRF ranking, notwithstanding its insufficient infrastructure and funding, this university proves that a creditable performance can be achieved in the midst of adversity. This is an affiliating university, with 240 colleges still under its jurisdiction which is spread over as many as 10 districts of Odisha. Hence it is entrusted with the responsibility of educating over 90,000 students. Veritably, a mighty oak grown from a tiny acorn, this institution has come a long way. Back in 1967, it was a tiny institution, functioning at Patna House, Sambalpur. The campus at Jyoti Vihar, Burla, was built a decade later, and the academic, administrative as well as residential buildings for students and faculties came up in course of time. The campus at Jyoti Vihar is endowed with lush green woodlands and a peaceful atmosphere that is conducive to learning.