Bhubaneswar: The General Administration (GA) Department has asked the Khurda district administration to identify a suitable 50-acre land for setting up of the much-awaited Odia University.
Khurda Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra has been asked to identify a patch of a-50 acre land for the university.
Now, the university will temporarily function from Toshali Bhavan at Satya Nagar till the Higher Education Department sets up a permanent campus.
Meanwhile, the Higher Education Department has requested the GA Department to ensure basic infrastructure at Toshali Bhavan for the university as a target has been fixed to start the first session from the next academic session.
In November last year, the State Government had passed the Odia University Act, 2017 in the State Assembly. The proposed act envisages a world-class university to facilitate study and research in Odia language from the postgraduate level.
It would also facilitate research on specific areas of the language.
In February 2014, Odia became the sixth language of the country to get classical language status after the Union Cabinet conceded a long-pending demand of Odisha.