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Sambalpur University: Solitary yet sanguine
The Sambalpur University is the only higher educational institution in the western part of Orissa. Here is a story that speaks about its saga.
THE SAMNHALPUR University is the only premier higher educational institution in the entire region of western Orissa, popularly known as Kosal. This University is situated 11km. away from the historical city of Sambalpur. Ten districts namely, Sambalpur, Balangir, Kalahandi, Sundargarh, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Sonepur, Boudh, Nuapada and Atthamallick subdivision come under its jurisdiction, which is highest in Orissa so far as geographical area covering is concerned.

 
It has got the entire infrastructure to be elevated to the state of a Central University and students, teachers, civil societies alike are demanding this since decades. Located in the foothills of Barpahar mountain range, the University has 4 boy’s hostels and three ladies hostels. Beside this a guest house is also there.

The educational atmosphere is excellent, next only to SHantiniketan so far as the scenario of Eastern India is concerned. According to reliable sources the teaching of MSW here in Sambalpur University is excellent. Students from nearby states like Jharkhand, West Bengal, Manipur come here to pursue there master degrees in Social Work.

 
Though MSW course was launched in the year 2007 but due to modern teaching techniques it has touched the hearts of Students, Alok Purohit, a MSW student stated. Further the department of MSW has signed MOU with Ahrus University, Denmark and Free University of Berlin.

 
The department is also the international headquarter for the “International commission on children and youth”. Likewise the department of English is also best in Eastern India. Every year students get JRF and NET.

 
This year the University has started MA in Hindi to cater the need of the students of Western Orissa and Chhattisgarh. Selling of form has already started in the current year and the last date of submission is 10.06.2010. Though the region is lagging behind economically yet this Solitary University of Sambalpur has been showing the path of success to the students of this region.



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