Dharmendra Pradhan seeks central university status for Utkal University, writes to Pokhriyal – education

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote to Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Friday asking for his intervention to grant Central University status to Utkal University.

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Education for Oil and Natural Gas and Minister of Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, he wrote: “The University of Utkal, the leading institution, celebrates its 78th Foundation Day today. There has been a long-standing demand from the members of the Odisha academic fraternity to grant Central University status to Utkal University. “

He said that there is a great need to establish a second Central University in the state, especially around Bhubaneswar, which will become an economic and educational center in East India.

“Classifying Utkal University as a Central University would not only serve the needs of students from the coast and east of Odisha, but would also create enormous potential for job creation, industry-academia interface and advanced research in the region ”, he added.


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