University: Ravenshaw University
Address: College Square to Cuttack Railway Station Road, Cuttack, Odisha 753003
Phone: 073280 83159
Chancellor: Governor of Odisha
Courses:(Bengali) (Botany) (Chemistry) (Commerce) (Economics) (Education) (English Hons) (Geography) (Hindi) (Geology) (History) (Mathematics) (Oriya) (Philosophy)
University Type: State University
Founded Year: 1868 (as college); 2006 (as university)
Vice-chancellor: Pra kash Chandra Sarangi
Ravenshaw University came into existence in the year 2006 on the 15th of November and actually came into existence as Ravenshaw College in the year 1868. Due to the glorious educational achievements of the college, it was upgraded as autonomous college with CPE status by the University Grants Commission and was offered with A grade status by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
The Ravenshaw College was initially affiliated to the Calcutta University, later it came under the jurisdiction of Patna University, and finally it was working under Utkal University. Ravenshaw University has 27 departments under its control, out of which 20 are PG Departments and 14 of these departments offer Ph. D courses. The university presently offer more than 23 PG courses, 27 honors courses at the UG level and there is also research facilities in the university.
Some of the departments functioning under the university are geology, English, education, economics, commerce & business management, chemistry, biotechnology, botany, Bengali, applied geography, zoology, Urdu & Persian languages, statistics, sociology, Sanskrit, psychology, political science, physics, philosophy, Oriya, mathematics, history and Hindi. The university offers general and self-financing courses through these departments at UG, PG and M. Phil.
As-mentioned earlier, RavenshawUniversity is special from other universities in the country and the courses offered by the university lays stress on modernity,. The university lays special stress on the technology and science in the Indian history as protected in the all offered courses that we mention above. In addition to the above-mentioned affiliated institutions, several other institutions from different states of India has applied for affiliation with this university. Apart from this, the university has also signed memorandum of understanding with several other institutions in different parts of India. A rich library in the university’s campus is being computerized and the library has a good collection of manuscripts.