Koraput: The 9th Foundation Day of the Central University of Orissa will be celebrated on 29 August, 2017 at its main campus at Sunabeda. On this auspicious occasion Prof. Harish Trivedi, former Professor of English, University of Delhi, distinguished critic, academic and translator shall deliver the 9th Foundation Day Lecture on “The Place of Humanities in Higher Education”. Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University shall hoist the University flag and deliver the inaugural address. He convey his greetings to all the members of CUO family and stakeholders and extends his thanks for all round support towards the development of the University. He said “the Foundation day is a reminder towards renewal of our commitment to the educational upliftment of the region”. He has thanked the state and central government for all-round support the university has been receiving.
Prof. Harish Trivedi, former Professor of English at the University of Delhi, was visiting professor at the universities of Chicago and London, and has lectured at various universities in the USA, Canada, South America, the UK, Europe, China, Japan, South-East Asia and Australia. He was Chairperson of the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (2005–2014) and Vice-President of the Comparative Literature Association of India (2007–2015).
The University has had may achievement to his credit in the last two year under the leader ship of Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, the Vice-Chancellor of CUO, with regard to infrastructure development, entrance examination in 22 centre, admission, University ordinances, administration, shifting of students to the new hostel of the campus which state of the art facilities, establishment of computer centres and internet connectivity, signing of the MoU with HAL and COATS, the later in the field of tribal studies , 24 hrs ambulance service, counselling system , students’ welfare, establishment of NSS and establishment of different cultural clubs in the University. With the completion of 8 years, the University proved itself as one of the best University in higher education of the State as per the NIRF ranking. In the near future with the help of an impressive grants from the UGC and MHRD the University is going to undertake major infrastructural development including auditorium, administrative block, shopping centre, student cafeteria, staff quarters and faculty quarters and other amenities.