After the separation of Odisha from Bihar and the creation of the new province of Odisha in April 1936, there was a strong desire among the leaders of the province for the establishment of a separate university in Odisha. Until 1936 all the colleges were under the jurisdiction of either Patna University or Andhra University. Subsequently the government of Odisha, with Shri Biswanath Das as the premier, appointed a committee on March 2, 1938, with Pandit Nilakantha Das as its chairman to examine the possibility of establishing a separate university in Odisha. During the premiership of Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, who played a pioneering role in the establishment of the university, the recommendation of this committee was made available. Pandit Godavarish Mishra, the then minister of education in the government of Odisha introduced the Utkal University Bill which was passed by the Odisha Legislative Assembly on June 30, 1943. On receiving the Governors assent subsequently on August 2, 1943, the Utkal University Act 1943 came into force, clearing the way for the foundation of the university on November 27, 1943. In 1966 that Act was repealed and a new Utkal University Act came into effect from January 1, 1967. Initially Utkal University was operating from the Ravenshaw College, before it came to its own campus at Bhubaneswar, called Vani Vihar. Ravenshaw College remained affiliated to Patna University even after the separation of Odisha from Bihar in 1936; the affiliation was finally transferred to the newly created Utkal University in 1943. In fact, it was Ravenshaw College that gave birth to the new university, nursed and sustained it. It operated from Ravenshaw Colleges present Zoology Department building premises. The University has many departments from Anthropology to Zoology, for post-graduate teaching.The foundation stone of the present campus was laid by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India on January 1, 1958, and the campus was inaugurated by Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India on January 2, 1963.
The following is the list of scholars from Utkal University who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Utkal University that are published in OMICS International journals.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Utkal University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.