Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology

Coordinates: 20°15′52″N 85°48′43″E / 20.264512°N 85.81202°E / 20.264512; 85.81202
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Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology
ଓଡ଼ିଶା କୃଷି ଓ ବୈଷୟିକ ବିଶ୍ଵବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ
ChancellorGovernor of Odisha
Vice-ChancellorProf.Prabhat Kumar Roul[1][2]
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AffiliationsICAR, UGC, VCI, AICTE, AIU, NAAC[citation needed]

Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) was established in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India in 1962. It is the second oldest agricultural university in the country. It is dedicated to agriculture related research, extension and education.[3] The University has 11 constituent colleges. The University has separate wings for research, extension services and planning, monitoring & evaluation, etc.[4]


OUAT has four academic campuses across Odisha. One at Bhubaneswar, one at Chiplima, Sambalpur, one at Rangeilunda, Brahmapur, Odisha and a new one (made in 2009) in Bhawanipatna. The main academic and administrative unit is at the heart of Bhubaneswar (Latitude : 20° 15'N, Longitude : 85° 52' E), the capital city of Odisha.[citation needed]


The university aims to provide quality education in agricultural science and technology. The university offers the following degrees: B.Sc. (agriculture), M.Sc. (agriculture), B.Sc. (forestry), B.V.Sc. & A.H., M.V.Sc., B.Tech., M.Tech., B.Sc. (Home.Sc.), B.F.Sc., M.F.Sc.,+2 Science, B.Sc. (Pass & Hons), MBA (Agribusiness Management), MCA., M.Sc. (Microbiology), M.Sc. (Bioinformatics), M.Sc. (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) and Ph.D. in some of the selected branches such as Ph.D. in Mathematics, Physics, Zoology, Botany and Microbiology.

360° photo sphere of OUAT

At the pace of the decades, the University has grown with eight colleges and one Centre for Post-Graduate studies with an annual intake capacity of 1342 students. The latest college was the College of Horticulture in Chipilima. A ninth college is scheduled to open in Bhawanipatna in 2010. The colleges are:

(College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar was a constituent college from 1981–2002, now it has moved out as a constituent college of Biju Patnaik University of Technology)

Efforts were successful to upgrade the Department of Forestry to a College of Forestry in Bhubaneswar and this change was done on 8 June 2010.

The University has become the Alumnae of 12,934 graduates, 3,883 post-graduates and 213 Ph.Ds. in Agriculture and allied disciplines by the end of 2005–06. Thus, the University could meet the bulk need of the trained manpower of the State in agriculture and allied sectors.


The University has made steady progress under the able guidance of: [6]

  1. Mr. M.C. Pradhan (29.9.62 to 28.9.65)
  2. Dr. K. Ramiah (1.11.65 to 15.3.68)
  3. Dr. B.Samantarai (16.3.68 to 5.6.71)
  4. Dr. Ch. N. Nanda (6.6.71 to 16.7.73)
  5. Sri J.Das( 17.7.73 to 14.10.76)
  6. Dr. K., Kanungo (15.10.76 to 31.7.81)
  7. Dr. Baidyanath Misra (1.8.81 to 28.3.85)
  8. Sri K. Rammurthy (5.4.85 to 22.4.88)
  9. Dr. N. Pattnaik (24.4.88 to 4.2.92)
  10. Dr. I.C. Mahapatra (5.2.92 to 17.8.94)
  11. Dr. K. Pradhan (5.9.94 to 5.9.97)
  12. Mr. R.K. Bhujabala (8.10.97 to 31.10.2000)
  13. Mr. Sahadev Sahoo (1.11.2000 to 31.10.2003)
  14. Dr. B.Senapati (12.12.2003 to 18.12.2006)
  15. Prof. D.P Ray (18.12.2006 to 17.12.2012)
  16. Prof.M.Kar (17.03.2013 to 28.03.2016)
  17. Prof S. Pasupalak (28.03.2016 to 21.03.2019)
  18. Dr. Pawan Kumar Agrawal (14.05.2019 - Present)
  19. Dr. Pravat Kumar Roul ( 09.09.2022- present)

Research and extension[edit]

The University has strengthened its research and extension base by establishing eight Zonal Research Stations, four Zonal Sub-stations, 7 Commodity Research Stations and 13 Adaptive Research Stations spread over the state/ along with 48 All India Coordinated Research Projects. Also, more than 41 National Agricultural Technology Projects are in operation. A number of ad-hoc projects funded by different external agencies are also implemented in the University. Some of the eminent faculties such as Dr Biswaranjan Paital, Dr Himansu Sekhar Sahoo, Prof. Gyana Ranjan Rout have made the University proud by publishing their research in very high impact factor (IF 6-18) Journals.

The University has a separate Directorate of Extension Education which refines technologies and disseminates knowledge to the farming community through a network of 31 KVKs in all Districts of Odisha under different agro-climatic zones. It also provides feedback to the research system for finding a solution to the farmer's problems. Transfer of knowledge programmes are carried out through Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), University Extension Block Programme (UEBP), Information and Communication wing, Distance Education, Video Project, Agricultural Technology Information Centre (ATIC), Kissan Call Centre (KCC) and Odisha Gender Resources Centre (OGRC).[7][8][9]

20°15′52″N 85°48′43″E / 20.264512°N 85.81202°E / 20.264512; 85.81202


  1. ^ "About Vice Chancellor". ouat.nic.in. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ "OUAT VC made Honorary Colonel Commandant". Orissa POST. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology to get pulses research centre". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  4. ^ Pioneer, The. "OUAT courses to be industry-specific". The Pioneer. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  5. ^ Bureau, O. B. (14 January 2019). "OUAT Team, Experts From Nandankanan Treat Ailing Elephant In Athagarh". ODISHA BYTES. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  6. ^ "About University | OUAT".
  7. ^ "OUAT students get field exposure to provide real-time exposure - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  8. ^ "OUAT second in maximum number of students to qualify for JRF scholarships - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  9. ^ bureau, Odisha Diary (29 August 2018). "Training on "operation and maintenance of micro-hydro plants" at OUAT, Bhubaneswar". OdishaDiary. Retrieved 26 January 2019.

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