In 1961, the Legislature of the State of Orissa enacted the North Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Act, 1961 (Orissa Act 1961) with the object of establishing and incorporating a University of Agriculture and Technology for the agricultural education of the people of the State..
An adivasi dominant area of Eastern Odisha. It is Recognised by UGC,PCI,DEB,BCI&AIU. This University is spread over 100 Acres of land surrounded by SIMILIPAL NATIONAL PARK in pollution free, lush green and eco friendly environment. We have taken utmost care not to disturb the ecological balance of the area due to erection of buildings and other infrastructures. Equal importance is also given to the flora and fauna of the area.
The overall environment of the university is conducive to education as it is far away from the humdrum, and the fret and fever of the modern life. We have developed the campus in such a manner that a student need not go outside the university campus for his/her daily needs. Keeping in mind the geographical and topological conditions of the area in mind, we have developed our building where much emphasis is laid on energy saving and water harvesting. We have instructional as well infrastructural facilities of international standards. We can compromise on quantity but under no circumstances with quality. To accommodate the teacher and the taught and other supporting staff, we have constructed ample number of residences and hostels. We have also taken care of the day scholars, for them free of cost transportation facilities are provided from the nearest railway and bus stations. Five buses ply between university and important stations at regular interval of time.
Library is the power house of wisdom and the backbone of an institution, we boast of having a central library stocked with around one hundred thousand books with more than 20000 titles and reference books. The whole campus is Wi-Fi enabled with ultra modern smart classes for efficient and effective teaching. We have also assessed the importance of communication skills as our students especially from rural background found themselves on back foot when they come face n face with the competitors from urban background.
Enlightened India and Holistic Education
Knowledge is one and inseparable. But oneness does not mean uniformity. The key, for the development is dynamism, novelty and elasticity of courses and diversity of information channels. Indian system of education was organic, open and integral and the name Veda was assigned to all kinds of knowledge. Its use was not restricted to the four samhitas of the Vedas. We would like to reassert and revive this spirit, while we frame our curricula.
In the present university teaching system, different departments virtually serve as separate compartments, without any cross flow of information. There is lack of mobility and transfer of information between the faculties. We wish our science students to know basic postulates of social sciences as well our Social science students to be aware of the fast changes which are taking place in the field of sciences.
We understand that this can only be done when a composite curriculum is evolved. We propose to progress gradually towards this end. We aim to compose the diversity of knowledge and novelty of information. It’s a challenge. We may face difficulties, but the challenge has to be met and we will be able to do it. It is a vital necessity for a resurgent India.
We wish to design curricula of new courses in a holistic way, so that a student is free to opt for subjects of his/her choice. For the academic interaction of the subjects and to make them free of repetitions in courses and facilities, we would look for the possibilities to form Centers of related subjects.
NOUAT at a glance