Bhubaneswar, November 23 (LocalWire): The state government has announced Rs 100-crore special assistance to Utlal University for infrastructure development at the state’s oldest post-graduate institute.
Announcing this at the inauguration ceremony of the five-day platinum celebration of the premiere university on Saturday, chief minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Rs 100 crore has been sanctioned by the government for the opening up six centres of excellence.”
Informing that the government had already released Rs 40 crore to the university during the current academic year, the chief minister said that funds have also been provided for the infrastructure development.
Patnaik also inaugurated the Central Instrumentation Centre and Digital Library Building of the university and laid the foundation stone for the boundary wall project.
Stating that improving the quality of education at all levels of the education system is the top priority of the government, the chief minister said: “Odisha is now moving on the path of an unprecedented development process, creating global benchmarks in many fields.”
He called upon the students to join the development process by making their presence felt at all levels of success and achievements.
While paying his tributes to great sons of Odisha, the chief minister 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 and 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.