Utkal University, known as the Mother University in the State, has a distinguished history. It has contributed immensely to the development of modern Odisha. The University has been served by many illustrious Faculty. Its notable achievements in academics and research helped the University carving a distinct identity for itself.
Traditionally, Utkal University has always been a symbol of human empowerment and index of intellectual advancement of state of Odisha. Being the oldest University of the State, It continues to represent aspirations and occupy a place of pride in the minds of all of us, be in Odisha or Outside. For me, It will be a matter of great pride and intense emotional fulfilment to participate in transforming it to an University of excellence and put it on the world map of great universities. This can only be done if all of us at Utkal University work in unison in complete togetherness to make this a place of learning vibrant with new ideas and innovations in an atmosphere of collegiality amongst students, faculty and the administration.
We pledge to build and maintain academic and operational excellence, strong research activities and creative capabilities of highest order. We not only look for continuous faculty development through a state of art knowledge delivery system; but also enlighten and empower our students for successful career and for responsive citizenship with engagement with societal needs of the humankind.