The Radhakrishnan University Education Commission of 1949 emphasised the need for establishing Agricultural Universities in India., Subsequently, the indo-American team consistitued under the Chairmanship of Dr. K.R. Damle (1955), the then Vice-president of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, suggested a system of education for Indian as followed in the Land Grant Colleges of USA. The Planning Commission Committee felt the inadequacy of trained personnel for substantial output in agricultural operations with the then set up of research, education and extension in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and allied fields. In course of time, these recommendations led to the creation of the agricultural universities to accomplish the integration of teaching, research and extension.
(Latitude ; 20 15'N, Longitude : 85 52' E), is the capital city of Orissa, situated at an altitude of 25.9 meters above the sea level. It has a bracing climate with the normal maximum and minimum temperatures of 32.4C & 25C respectively. The annual rainfall is 1450 mm, out of which about 80% is received during the monsoon season from June to October.
Bhubaneswar, the Chakra Khetra, is described as a Temple City of Orissa, where numerous temples were built during 6th century A.D. to 15th century A.D. The Mukteswar temple is one of the most beautiful temple and is described as a dream realised on sandstone. The superb Temples of Kedargouri, Parsurameswar and Rajarani bear the testimony of art, architecture, mathmetics, culture and religion. The Lingaraj temple is the most famous and one of the best archeological monuments of East.
Sun Temple at Konark, popularly known as Black Pagoda, is world famous for its lively art, excellent architecture and sculpture.In appreciating the famous monument, its top part has been used in framing the logo of the University. Konark is 60 km from Bhubaneswar on road and 35 km on marine drive from Puri, famous for Lord Jagannath Temple. Bhubaneswar, Puri & Konark form the Golden Triangle, which attracts the national & international tourists round the year.
Bhubaneswar has assumed the importance as an institutional town , where the important centres of learning and research are located. The city is well connected by railways, roads and air ways. OUAT campus is situated at 7 km away from Bhubaneswar Railway Station. Which is on the main line of South-Eastern Railway. Direct trains are available to most of the cities of our country. It is 3 km away from the bus stand on N.H. 5. Biju Patnaik International Airport, linked with New Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Calcutta, is also 3 km away from the University.