The Berhampur University came into existence on 2nd January 1967. Celbrating its Golden jubile Year 2016 under the stewardship of Professor Rajendra Prasad Das Hon.ble VC. The campus is spread over an area of 250 acres. The university is twelve kilometres and five kilometers away from the Berhampur City and beach of Gopalpur respectively. The university has a wide area under its jurisdiction comprising the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nowrangapur, Malkangiri, Kandhamala and Boudh. Eleven government colleges, 62 non-government colleges and 26 professional technical colleges are affiliated to the university. hese institutes. The university caters to the need of students in subjects and disciplines like Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Education, Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacology, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Nursing, Military Science, Library Science and Fine Arts. On the whole for past many decades the university has remained as the symbol of glory and prosperity for the people of South Odisha. Though the university has completed 50 years and has carved for itself a place of pride in the academic map of the country, yet it has miles and miles ahead to go in the service of the students, scholars and society and the country at large. The university has self-financing courses in professional programmes such Master of Social Work(MSW), Pharmacy (M.Pharma), M.Tech.in Electronic and Computer Sciences, Master of Finance and Control(MFC) and M.Sc.in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.