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Rural campus of Utkal University likely to complete by 2019 at the cost of Rs 70 crore

Jajpur: 1/8/17: Higher education minister Ananta Das on Monday laid the foundation stone of the rural campus of Utkal University at Siha village in the Badachana block of Jajpur district.

Badachana MLA Amar Prasad Satapathy, Utkal vice-chancellor Soumendra Mohan Patnaik and former vice-chancellor Ashok Das were present. The construction work of the rural campus of the university — at the cost of Rs 70 crore is likely to complete by 2019. “This rural campus that will come up on more than 66.30 acres of land will help a large number of students, academicians, researchers and others,” said Das, who laid the foundation stone. Two years ago, chief minister Naveen Patnaik, during the Foundation Day ceremony of the Utkal University students’ union, had announced the second campus of the university and approved the budget. Last week, a team of the Utkal University along with Barachana MLA Amar Prasad Satapathy and senior officials visited Siha village to give the green signal to the rural campus of the university. The higher education department has already taken possession of land identified for the rural campus.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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