Rs 100 cr sanctioned for Utkal University’s infra development: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced that the State government has sanctioned Rs 100 crore assistance for infrastructure development of Utkal University in Bhubaneswar.

“The State government has sanctioned Rs 100 crore to Utkal University for opening six centres of excellence,” he said.

After inaugurating the five-day platinum celebration of the varsity, the Chief Minister said improving the quality of education at all levels of the education system is a top priority of his government.

The chief minister also recalled the contribution of Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Pandit Nilakantha Das and Pandit Godabaris Mishra among others who visualised the capitalisation of the states intellectual resources through this university.

“Teachers and students are the principal players in an institution like this. Teaching, learning is an ongoing and evolving process. Management, infrastructure, learning resources and even curriculum are facilitating factors. The outcome of this entire exercise is quality human resource,” he said.

The CM also inaugurated the Central Instrumentation Centre and Digital Library Building of the university. He also laid the foundation stone for the boundary wall project.

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