Koraput:18/8/19: As per the recent gazette notification of the Central Universities (Amendment) Act, 2019, by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department), the Central University of Orissa has been renamed as Central University of Odisha.
President Ram Nath Kovind, who is also the visitor of the Central University of Odisha, gave assent to the above Act of Parliament. The long-awaited order of the Centre was revealed by CUO Vice-Chancellor on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day celebration on August 15.
Prof. Sharat Kumar Palita, the Vice-Chancellor in-charge of the varsity, said “It is a great moment for the CUO community as well as the people of Odisha to have the name changed from the Central University of Orissa to the Central University of Odisha. Since the name of the state was changed from Orissa to Odisha in 2011, this change was long due. By this change Govt. of India has fulfilled the aspirations and long-standing demand people of the state.”
Prof. Palita said that all signboards, nameplates, official seals, letterheads, etc. will be changed accordingly at the earliest.
Dr. Asit Kumar Das, Registrar of CUO, Koraput, said, “Our University has been established to address the concern of the Nation on the principle of“equity and access” to quality higher education. Notably, Central University of Orissa was established at Odisha’s Koraput district under the Central Universities Act 2009, by an Act of Parliament (No. 3C of 2009) of India and came into existence in 2009. It is one of the 15 new Central Universities established by the Government of India during the UGC XI Plan period.