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Vision & Mission


  • To play a positive role in the development of the State through education, research, training and capacity building
  • To give emphasis on skill based vocational add-on courses for promoting employment opportunities
  • To ensure access and equity in higher education


  • To increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education in Odisha.
  • To create a state-wide network of Study Centres to reach out to all parts of the state and all segments of the society
  • To create University-Industry interface
  • To promote inclusiveness in higher education and establish University-community linkages.

Core Values


Strategic Goals

  • Design and development of high-quality self-learning materials (SLM) in English and regional language.
  • Production of audio/video programmes in English and regional language.
  • Development of e-content integrating multimedia components
  • Design and development of e-learning and m-learning platforms.
  • Web-conferencing and video-conferencing facilities for real time teaching and learning.
  • Online attendance management system at all study centres for academic monitoring of counseling and skill training sessions.
  • Online student feedback system for monitoring the quality of counseling and training programme.
  • Installation of biometric system and CCTV at study centres to monitor skill-based training.
  • Integrated Examination Management System with Question Bank, Online Evaluation and Digitization of certificates.
  • Construction of academic and administrative blocks, multimedia centre and centralized computing facility.
  • Faculty and student Exchange programs with State Open Universities (SOUs) for adoption of best practices.
  • Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) and connectivity with the national network.
  • Contractual staff (teaching and non-teaching) appointment and training for capacity building.
  • Creation of IQAC, Legal Cell, Anti-sexual Harassment Cell, Anti-ragging Cell and Equal Opportunity Cell along with OER policy implementation cell.
  • Creating institutional brand image through Learning Management System (LMS), Internet Radio (Pragnya Vani) and internet-based video platform (Gyan Jyoti).
  • Research activities to be augmented through R&D Cell and making provision for research & Training Apprentice (RTA).
  • Village immersion by students and adoption of two villages by university for enhancing quality of life.
  • Establishment of campus placement cell and training of students in soft skills to enhance employability.
  • Financial support to disadvantaged groups.
  • Fee exemption for transgender
  • Introducing ‘Earn and Learn’ scheme for needy.
  • Distribution of smart phone and tablets to the Disadvantaged social groups to facilitate online/mobile learning process.
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