Utkal University usually receives financial support from extramural funding agencies for the development of research infrastructure, hiring of skilled human resources in terms of research fellows, project fellows and postdocs. During last five years faculty members from various Departments have received several extramural projects from various government and non-government funding agencies. These include funding from CSIR, UGC, DBT, DST-Govt. of India, ICSSR, DAE, CCRH, ICPR, NCW, RBI, Ministry of Culture-GOI, DST-Govt. of Odisha, OSHEC, NALCO, ONGC, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, Odisha Consumer’s Co-Operative Federation Ltd. Besides these, University has been recognized to receive fundings from MHRD-RUSA and World Bank-OHEPEE for development of Centre of Excellences, Central Instrumentation Facility, civil and laboratory infrastructures and hiring of skilled human resources for quality research.