Utkal University, being one of the oldest Universities of the country, forges several academic and industrial collaborations all across the globe. These collaborations aid in value addition to the academic programmes, research activities and intellectual property generation. The industrial collaborations of the University target sustainable development and fostering entrepreneurship and innovation among students. The faculty members of the University are constantly engaged in collaborative research activities with several National and International research oganizations.

Utkal University has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several Universities/Institutions/Organizations of both National and International repute. The objectives of these MoUs are academic expansion through research collaboration, cooperation and knowledge sharing. Through these MoUs, the University envision to create opportunities for collaborative research and developmental activities, mutually benefiting academic and training programmes, faculty and student exchange, and joint organization of Conferences/Symposia/Seminars.

List of MoUs of Utkal University with other Universities/Institutions/ Organizations –

 Sl.No Name of the Organisation with which MoU is signed
1. BARC and Utkal University
2. AMD and Utkal University
3. L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Bhubaneswar and Utkal University
4. Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University of Germany and Department of Anthropology, Utkal University
5. Department of Sociology, University of Osnabruck University, Germany and Department of Social Sciences, Utkal University
6. World Bank Project with Govt. of Odisha and Utkal University
7. Poverty and Human Development Monitoring Agency (PHDMA) and Utkal University (Odisha Development Fellow)
8. Scientific cooperation between Dr. Saroj Kumar Sahu (UGC Assistant Professor, PG Dept. of Environmental Science) and Director, IITM
9. Centre for Innovation and Inclusion, Utkal University and IIMN Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development (In FED) Business Incubator for the Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur
10. Utkal University and NIELIT and affiliation for IEET courses
11. Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar and Utkal University
12. CSIR- Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar and Utkal University
13. IMGENEX India Pvt. Ltd., Bhubaneswar and Utkal University
14. Univ. of California, Berkley, USA and Utkal Univ.
15. Central Institute Of Petrochemicals Engineering &Technology (CIPET), Bhubaneswar
16. National Human Welfare Board Trust(NHWBT), Bhubaneswar and P.G. Dept of Law Utkal Univ.
17. Lexican India Legal Service and P.G. Dept of Law, Utkal University
18. M/S LYFVIBES PRIVATE LIMITED and CII, Utkal University
19. M/S TNT CTSX Technologies and CII, Utkal University