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Only seven universities and 27 autonomous colleges in Odisha have the NAAC accreditation.

Bhubaneswar:1/8/22: Odisha higher education minister Rohit Pujari informed the Assembly that only seven universities and 27 autonomous colleges in Odisha have the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation.

The Utkal University has got 3.53 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and A+ Grade by NAAC. This accreditation was valid till November 2021 that has been extended for a year till November 2022 due to the pandemic.

Similarly, Sambalpur University has got 3.15 CGPA and A+ Grade by NAAC, and Ravenshaw University 3.13 CGPA and A+ Grade by NAAC.

Berhampur University has 3.01 CGPA and A+ Grade, and Fakir Mohan University in Balasore has 2.52 CGPA and B+ Grade.

Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo University in Baripada, earlier known as North Orissa University has received 2.56 CGPA and B+ Grade and Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya has 2.53 CGPA and B+ Grade accreditation by NAAC.

There are 15 government universities under the higher education department of Odisha and the rest eight universities have not received NAAC accreditation.

When 27 autonomous colleges of the state have been accredited by the NAAC, the state government has taken no initiative for the accreditation of 26 government colleges.

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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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