Kalahandi university gets land for campus
May 13, 2021: Kalahandi university gets land for permanent campus at the Karlapada region near the Bhawanipatna district, headquarters of Kalahandi. This land is located at a distance of 18km from the already existing campus at Bhawanipatna region. In September 2019, the state government of Odisha had converted the Kalahandi university as an affiliated university.
Kalahandi university gets land for campus, got affiliation in 2019
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik had approved of this project. During the initial times, the Naveen government had given the status of unitary university to the Kalahandi university which is a government autonomous college. The land is around 10 km from the Utkela Airstrip, which is included under the UDAN scheme for development. Notably, the land is around 96.47 acres.
However, Kalahandi University has almost 50 colleges in Nuapada and Kalahandi districts. All of these colleges have been functioning under Sambalpur University.
This Government Autonomous College, Bhawanipatna, was started in the year of 1960.
Vice chancellor speaks of new site
Sanjay Kumar Sathpathy, the vice chancellor (VC) of Kalahandi university since last month, said, “It is a very scenic place near the Tel river and hills. There is no problem for communication as this is located on the side of Bhawanipatna-Khariar road. Besides, railway station and airstrip are nearby. We will make rainwater harvesting structures to save water.
“We have planned to set up the Rendo Majhi Centre for Tribal Studies and the Gudhandi and Yogimatha Centre of Anthropology. As the Kalahandi is a tribal dominated district, we have planned for starting a centre for tribal studies. I have visited the place and talked to the villagers about their opinion. They are happy that a university will be set up near their village. Detailed planning for this campus will be done within a few days,” Sathpathy added.