The Sports Council is an important unit of Utkal University established in 1943.The main aim of the Council is to initiate, Coordinate, Execute and manage various kinds of Sports activities including Adventure Sports and other such programmes to promote general interest in Games and Sports in the University. This improves the standard of Competitive Sports and Games in the University and also among affiliated colleges / institutions. The objective of the Sports Council is to conduct different sports activities among different affiliated colleges of the University, select and coach sportsmen & women in different games. It deputes teams for participation in different Inter Universities Tournament organized by AIU, New Delhi and also to take part in other tournament organized by different sports organizations of the State.

The vision of Sports Council of Utkal University is to create healthy environment, bringing together the youth from different college/institutions under Utkal University and provide them opportunities and develop their traits of mutual understanding, co-operation, brotherhood and patriotism through Competitions of sports tournaments/games and become cool, calm towards achieve their goal.  

Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sundaray


The Sports Council has produced many talents who have successfully established themselves in the field of games and sports nationally and internationally. The heritage of the Sports Council is well known. A number of notable and distinguished players in different games and sports such as Football, Hockey, Cricket, Basketball, and Athletics have considerably heightened the image of the University as well as the State through their wonderful performance. A number of notable and distinguished players Like Olympian Srabani Nanda and Anuradha Biswal, International Athlete Saraswati Chand, International Cricketer Debasish Mohanty, and Sibasundar Das, International Women footballer & Ex Indian Captain Sradhanjali Samantray and International Kabaddi player Jayshree Swain have considerably heightened the image of the University as well as State by their wonderful performance.