In order to undertake and promote quality research in the University infrastructural and instrumental facilities have been developed in various Departments, Centre of Excellences (CoEs) and a dedicated Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF).
The Departments under science stream are provided with adequate space for research laboratories with basic infrastructure. Required instrumental facilities have been developed in each Department utilizing funds received from different sources. Specific facilities for computational and data science, agricultural, biomedical science and interdisciplinary research involving physical and chemical sciences have also been developed in the campus for research purpose. The University focuses more on interdisciplinary research involving all the related Departments.
The University has also established 11 Centre of Excellences, supported under RUSA (Rastriya Uchhatar Shiskha Abhiyan) and WB-OHEPEE (Odisha Higher Education Programme for Equity & Excellence) to strengthen the research infrastructure of the University and carrying out interdisciplinary research.
At University level, a separate three storied building has been constructed as Central Instrumental Facility (CIF) to house high end equipments and establish state-of-art facility for cutting edge research works. Several facilities are already developed in University Departments and CoEs. Process has already been initiated to procure several high-end equipments in the CIF. The following instrumental facilities available in different departments are extensively used by faculties, research scholars, students of the University as and when required.
- Micro Raman Spectrometer
- Electrophoresis system,
- ELISA readers
- UV-VIS Spectrophotometers with/without DRS,
- Fluorescence Spectrophotometers
- Research Microscopes
- Gradient and Real Time PCR
- Fluorescence Microscope
- Milli-Q Water Purification System
- Thermal Analyzer (TG-DSC)
- FT-IR spectrometer
- Electrochemical Analyser
- X-ray Diffractometer
- Impedance Analyzer
- Atomic absorption spectrophotometer
- Phase-Contrast Microscopes
- Stereo zoom Microscope
- Cell and Tissue culture facility
- Refrigerators and freezers
Utkal University has 27 Regular Academic Departments equipped with Smart Class rooms, student common room, libraries, video conference facilities, etc. The Science Departments are also facilitated with well-equipped laboratories for both academic and research purpose, as per the norms of UGC and OSHEC. Classrooms are well furnished and ventilated. Audio-visual room is provided with all teaching aids, OHP, Slide Projector, Television, Video Player, LCD Projector, Video Camera, Still Camera, DVD, Multimedia Computer, Audio Systems, Microscopic Projector, Internet connections, etc., in order to ensure overall development of students. The University recently developed 11 Centre of Excellences supported by RUSA and WB-OHEPEE, to strengthen the research infrastructure of the University.
All the Laboratories of the departments provide controlled conditions in which scientific and technological research, experiments can be performed. Both the wet lab and dry lab are equipped with fully functional, highly processed instruments and trained lab technicians. The University developed an Air Quality Monitoring Station (AQMS) and Automatic Weather Station (AWS) in the Department of Botany for regular monitoring of air pollution and climate change. Department of Anthropology has a Biological Anthropology Instrumentation Centre providing facilities for Osteometric, Cytogenetics, Biochemical Genetics, Forensic and Molecular Anthropology research. The Department of Psychology developed University and Child Counselling Centre, Radhanath Rath Centre for Early Childhood Education, Demonstration and Research Centre for Early Education (DARCEE), “SAMARTHYA”, the Disability Unit.
- Besides the individual Departmental laboratories the CoEs and the CIF supports interdisciplinary research work to all the science Departments.
- University has MoUs with several national institutes for better instrumental and infrastructural support.