The building was constructed at a cost of around Rs 9 crore received from Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme. Work of the two storied building was started in 2017-18 year, official sources said.
Administrative work of the university will start from this new block. The building will have offices of vice chancellor, registrar, comptroller of finance, controller of examinations and different section offices of the university.
Higher education minister Arun Kumar Sahoo while attending the function said the state government had upgraded the Rama Devi Women’s Autonomous College into an affiliating university in 2015. “The university has received around Rs 67 crore including Rs 56 crore from RUSA fund. We are taking different steps to bring reform in higher education,” he added.
Sahoo said they focus on following educational calendar and want to hold examinations, publish result and conduct admissions in time. “We are trying to improve our research works,” he added.
University vice chancellor Padmaja Mishra said her institution has received a fund of Rs 2.16 crore from the Union ministry of science and technology under its Consolidation of University Research for Innovation and Excellence (CURIE) programme for development of research activities and set up of science laboratory.
She also said that the university has opened a multi-disciplinary centre for gender research in collaboration with Delhi University. “Despite having land crunch issue, we have marched ahead in our endeavor,” said Mishra.
The issue of second campus for the university did not get any mention in the speeches of the authorities. The existing campus of the university is not enough. Though the government has selected a land at Gothapatna for the purpose, no official communication has been given to the university.
Governor released two magazines and gave away awards to meritorious students.