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Odisha to set up open university at Sambalpur

Following is a report from the ET:

BHUBANESWAR: In an apparent bid to pacify the ongoing agitation demanding establishment of an IIM in western Odisha, the state government today announced setting up an open university at Sambalpur.

The announcement in this regard was made by Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi in the assembly today.

“The proposed open university at Sambalpur will be first of its kind in the state. Therefore, its impact and jurisdiction will be vast,” Panigrahi said.

Panigrahi said, “The state government has already made provision of Rs 35 crore for establishment and infrastructure of the proposed open university.”

Besides contributing to progress of higher education, the open university would facilitate distance education, continuous training and research for students and teachers.

The open university would also help a large number of students, drop-outs and provide need-based quality education in the backward and tribal-dominated districts of the state, Panigrahi said.

He said the varsity at Sambalpur also reflected the state government’s steps to eradicate regional imbalance in Odisha.

The people of western Odisha, particularly the residents of Sambalpur have been agitating since a long time demanding establishment of the proposed IIM for the state in their region. However, the state government decided to locate the proposed IIM in Bhubaneswar which led to intensification of agitation in Sambalpur.

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December 2, 2014 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

Faculty crunch in Sambalpur University

Following is a report from the Sambad:

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May 23, 2014 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

Academic progress of Sambalpur University

Following is a report from the Sambad:
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January 3, 2014 at 5:03 am Leave a comment

AD for UG and PG admission and faculty positions for Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology (SUIIT)

Following report is from the Sambad:

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May 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

Sambalpur University approve a proposal for recognition of Kosli language

The Kosli language movement is moving ahead! Sambalpur University will send a proposal to Indian govt. for its recognition in the 8th schedule. Today’s Sambad (Sambalpur edition) has published this news item on íts front page: http://wp.me/pFC4h-1ml

Few weeks before Sri Sriballav Panigrahi had met the president of India and requested him to look in to the Kosli language issue

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April 24, 2013 at 7:51 am Leave a comment

BPUT Rourkela starts five M.Tech courses

Following is a report from TOI:

BHUBANESWAR: The Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) has started five new PG courses in engineering from the coming academic session.

The M. Tech courses are in power system engineering, mechanical design, biotechnology, VLSI and embedded system and computer science and engineering. There will be 18 seats in each course. These courses will run at the College of Engineering and Technology (CET), Bhubaneswar, till proper infrastructure is developed at the BPUT campus in Rourkela, said minister of employment and technical education and training Pratap Keshari Deb.

“The government has been taking several steps to improve the quality of technical education in the state by bringing reforms in the examination system, following strict guidelines for admission and seat fill-up, recruitment of teachers and opening new courses,” Deb said.

April 7, 2013 at 7:35 am Leave a comment

Sambalpur university starts three new PG courses

Following report is from TOI:

BHUBANESWAR: Sambalpur University has experienced a mixed bag this academic year as far as new courses are concerned. While its post graduate course on rural management, introduced this year, failed to appeal to students, forcing the authorities to put the course in abeyance, two new courses on masters in Hindi and masters in performing art (MPA) have found ready takers.

The University had introduced rural management, a self-finance course in this education year with a sanctioned strength of 20 students. There were only 14 applicants of which 11 took admission. Since this is a self-financing course, the University declined to run it with only 11 students. “We had to put the course in abeyance for this education year because of poor response from students. However, we will release advertisements again for the course in the coming year,” said Sukadeb Naik, chairman of PG council. He said that the 11 students were asked either to take admission in sociology or take back the admission fee.

University registrar Sudhansu Sekhar Rath said the rural management course was designed as per Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and it is not known why there were so few applications. “The course modules were of good standard. We kept the course under sociology department to maintain quality,” said Rath. He suspected less publicity about the course could be the reason of low student interest.

Other two new courses by the university — masters in Hindi and masters in performing art (MPA) – have, however, received good response from students. These two courses are regular ones. “This education year while for Hindi we received 54 applications against sanctioned strength of 16 students, for MPA, we received 23 forms against strength of 16 each for dance and drama section. So the ratio between number of application and students strength is quite high in Hindi department. We are hopeful that MPA will also pick up,” said Naik.

He said because of MPA the university won’t have to hire artistes from outside for participating in different cultural shows on the campus. “Earlier we were required to hire performers by paying them good money for participating in various cultural shows. Not anymore, thanks to MPA,” Naik said.

November 23, 2012 at 10:51 am 1 comment

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