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Odisha Chief Minister declared over Rs 18 crore will be spent for renovation of Ramadevi Women’s University

Bhubaneswar:8/2/21: Additional projects worth more than Rs 18 crore were announced today for Ramadevi Women’s University. During a function on the university premises, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik declared over Rs 18 crore will be spent for the renovation of its old academic building, hostel building, and open-air stage.

“This is a unique institute in the sense that it’s the first and only university in Odisha till now, dedicated to women’s education. It carries the vision of Maa Ramadevi for the education and empowerment of women in Odisha. Therefore, its responsibility is also unique. Efforts will be on for the development of Ramadevi Women’s University, Patnaik stated. This is a unique institute in the sense that it’s the first and only university in Odisha till now, dedicated to women’s education. We will keep our efforts on for the development of the university,” said the chief minister.

Naveen inaugurated two academic buildings (a science block and an art block), Central Library and a hostel for the research scholar. Around Rs, 33 crores have been spent for these four buildings. Higher education minister Arun Kumar Sahoo spoke about women education and empowerment in his speech. Among others, Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo, MLA Ananta Kumar Jena, and Ramadevi Women’s University Vice-Chancellor Aparajita Chowdhury were present at the programme.“

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The library is named after noted poet Kuntala Kumari Sabat, whose birth anniversary was celebrated in the state on Monday. The four-storied library building has been constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 6.52 crore under the Rashtriya Uchchattar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme. Anwesha Hostel is constructed for research scholars under RUSA funding with an estimated cost of Rs 3.75 crore. The four-storied Academic Block-2 or science block is constructed under RUSA scheme with an estimated cost of Rs 17.06 crore. The Academic Block-3 or Arts Block is constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 5.76 crore under the State Infrastructure Fund. The university has around 3,800 undergraduate and postgraduate students and PhD scholars. The Rama Devi Women’s Autonomous College was converted into Rama Devi Women’s University on May 30, 2015. The university is yet to get its second campus.

Today, the Chief Minister dedicated the newly-constructed academic block, library, and hostel buildings on the varsity premises. The three buildings were built at the cost of Rs 33 crore.

 

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