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Orissa University | 1962


Utkal University Bhubaneswar is a public state university that was founded in 1943. It has received a ‘A+' rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The university was ranked 96th in the NIRF University Ranking 2020. With a campus that spans 399.9 acres,

The Utkal University Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education (DDCE) was established in 1962 with the goal of delivering high-quality education to a wide number of working and adult students. Utkal University Directorate of Distance & Continuing Education is a UGC Recognized State University.

On the University Campus, a number of PG Departments and other institutions have been developed. Under the purview of the University, there are around 300 general associated colleges. The University is governed by 15 autonomous colleges. It has 27 constituent PG Departments, 2 constituent Law Colleges, a Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education, and a number of centres such as School of Women's Studies, Population Studies, Social Exclusion Ambedkar Study, and Inclusive Policy Study, a Pre-School, an Academic Staff College, and a High School, among others. The University provides a variety of self-financed courses.

Candidates' marks in OJEE and CAT/MAT are taken into account for admission to B.Pharma & M.Pharma and M.B.A. Agribusiness programmes. In addition, the university holds an entrance test for admission to M.J.M.C., M.Sc., and integrated programmes. Only candidates who fulfil the university's eligibility standards are eligible for admission to the university's courses. M.A., M.Sc., M.Com, M.Tech., M.Phil., and more programmes are available at the varsity.

Utkal University works with a variety of companies and institutes to give students with better learning possibilities. The university's placement unit is in charge of final-year students' jobs. The Utkal University Bhubaneswar campus provides cutting-edge amenities and infrastructure for students and academic personnel.

Top Courses & Fees

  • MBA
    Duration: 2Y
  • BBA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MCA
    Duration: 2Y
  • BCom
    Duration: 3Y
  • M.Com
    Duration: 2Y
  • BA
    Duration: 3Y
  • MA
    Duration: 2Y
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
    History Political science
    Education Sociology 
    Hindi  Sanskrit 
    Odia  English
    B.Com. (Hons.)
    Accounting Management
    Master of Arts
    History Public administration
    Economics Political science
    English Sanskrit
    Sociology Hindi 
    Odia  Education 
    PG Diploma
    Banking & Insurance Management Management
    MSW / M.Com. / M.B.A.
    Integrated MBA and BBA


    Apart from these courses offered by DDCE, Utkal University offers more courses as mentioned below:

    Master of Arts
    Library Science Analytical and Applied Economics
    Geography Sociology
    Personnel Management & Industrial Relations (PMIR) Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
    Sanskrit History
    Political Science English
    Public Administration Odia
    Psychology Philosophy
    Physics Anthropology
    Statistics Geology
    Botany Zoology
    Mathematics Chemistry
    Biotechnology Geography
    M.Sc. (Sponsored)
    Material Science Applied Microbiology
    Computer Science Environmental Science
    MBA (Sponsored)
    Financial Management Agri-Business
    M.Tech. (Sponsored)
    Information Technology Computer Science
    Sociology Library and Information Science
    Analytical and Applied Economics Zoology 
    Physics Biotechnology
    Political Science History 
    Personnel Management & Industrial Relations (PMIR) Philosophy
    Psychology Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
    Statistics Commerce
    Public Administration Chemistry
    English Geology
    Geography Anthropology
    Odia Botany
    Sanskrit Mathematics 
    Women Studies Fishery Science CIFA, Bhubaneswar
    A & A Economics Geography
    Psychology Physical Education
    Bio-Technology Institute of Life Science, BBSR Library & Information Science
    Computer Sc. & Application Bio-Technology RMRC, Bhubaneswar
    Polymer Science Development Studies
    Sanskrit Political Science
    Business Administration  Commerce 
    Zoology Microbiology 
    Bio-Technology P.G. Dept. of Biotechnology Environment
    AIHCA  Public Administration
    Chemistry Education
    Philosophy Botany 
    PMIR English
    Journalism Anthropology 
    Sociology Life Sciences 
    Ayurveda Physics 
    Social Work Statistics
    Geology Mathematics 
    Pharmacy History
    Odia  Law 
    MA (Women Studies – Sponsored)
    M.Tech. / M.Pharma (Sponsored)
    B.Pharma / BBA+MBA / BCA+MCA
    M.Com. / MJMC / M.Lib.Sc. / LLM.


    Fee Structure Of Utkal University

    Courses Fees (for 1st year)
    B.Com (Hons.) ₹ 10,520
    M.Com. ₹ 15,080
    M.A. ₹ 15,080
    M.B.A. ₹ 55,280
    M.C.A  ₹ 37,280
    M.Sc. ₹ 37,280
      Total Fees
    BBA + MBA ₹ 1,70,000
    M.Tech. ₹ 96,667
    M.Phil. ₹ 10,000
    M.C.A. (Lateral) ₹ 37,280


Candidates interested in admission to this university can apply online.

Steps to Apply:

  • Login to the website of Utkal university.
  • Fill out the details accurately.
  • Fill up the correct Personal basic information and proper educational information.
  • Choose the appropriate course.
  • Upload the passport-size photo and scanned signature.
  • Select the “Save and Continue” option.
  • After completing the application form, applicants will be sent to the payment portal, where they must choose the manner of payment.
  • Students have the option of paying either offline or online.


Steps to Apply for the Online Test?

  • Visit the DDCE Utkal University's official website. Click on the Apply Online button.
  • Fill the details as required and upload the necessary papers.
  • The payment must then be made using the payment gateway.
  • You will be assigned a time slot to take the online test at DDCE.
  • The results will also be made available on the same day.
  • After passing the DDCE entrance exam, the student will be called in for an interview.
  • Once all of the verification work is done, the candidate will be accepted after paying the course fee.


Important Dates Of Utkal University 2022

Schedule for PG Courses:

Common Application Form (CAF) 12th August, 2022
Deadline for CAF  10th September, 2022
Distribution of Hall Ticket 30th September, 2022
Common PG Entrance Test 12th October, 2022, to 22nd October, 2022
Deadline to fill the Graduation marks 22nd October, 2022
Merit list released 7th November, 2022
Deadline to apply for admission 30th November, 2022
Commencement of classes for the PG courses 3rd December, 2022
B.Ed Admission Date  10th December, 2022

Eligibility Criteria Of Utkal University

All applications should be submitted online. For B.A. Hons, MA, B.Com, MSW, M.Com programmes is on a first-come, first-served basis. For PG Diploma courses, it is determined by an online test administered by the Institute DDCE. For BBA, MBA, IMBA and MCA programs, it is based on an online test administered by the school, as well as a personal interview.


Courses Eligibility Criteria
UG Courses 10+2 in relevant field from an acknowledged board
MA Economics  Graduation degree in any field
PG Courses / PG Diploma Graduation degree in relevant field from an acknowledged university with 50% marks at least
MA English Graduation in English from an acknowledged university.
BBA / IMBA  10+2 in relevant field from an acknowledged board 


Library Auditorium Wi-Fi ATM BUS BIOMATRIC CHECKING SYSTEM Green Carpet Lawns AC Dining Hall


Ques 1. What management programmes does DDCE Utkal University offer?
 BBA, MBA, IMBA, PGDM, and PG Diploma in Banking and Insurance Management are among the management programs available.


Ques 2. Is Utkal University a remote learning institution?
Utkal University's DDCE (Directorate of Distance and Continuing Education) was established with the goal of providing excellent education to working and adult learners, as well as enduring education to all sections of society, through distance and/or continuing education.


Ques 3. What are the eligibility requirements for M.A. education at DDCE Utkal University?
Graduation with a major in education. Those who have completed a B.Ed, D.ed, or similar teacher training program are also eligible.


Ques 4. How can I pursue a PhD at Utkal University?
The candidate must pass the university's entrance examination. Candidates who have qualified for the GATE/ UGC-CSIR-NET/ ICMR/ SLET/ DBT/ ICSSR / ICHR/ / INSPIRE Fellowship of DST/ Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship are not required to take the university's entrance exam. Candidates with an / M.Phil. Degree are also exempt from the university's admission exam if they have been admitted to this Program by a written / interview examination.


Ques 5. How is the Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Insurance Management at DDCE Utkal University?
The Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Insurance Management is a one-year curriculum divided into two semesters. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in any subject to apply. Students are chosen based on their performance in the DDCE's online admissions test.


Ques 6. Does Utkal University provide Scholarship?
The institution gives several scholarships to students, as well as financial help to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Utkal University scholarships are only available to students who meet the eligibility criteria established by the relevant authorities. The institution also offers state and UGC scholarships. Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship, PG Merit Scholarship, Inspire Scholarship, and other Utkal University Bhubaneswar scholarships are available to students. It also recognises students who have excelled academically. Gold medals and cash awards are also given to the deserving candidates.


Review and Ranking Of Utkal University:

  • Utkal University is UGC-approved, an AIU member, and has NAAC accreditation (grade 'A+').
  • It is one of the top three universities in Odisha.
  • NIRF 2021 ranks universities 87th.
  • The Week 2020 ranked universities 33rd.
  • Utkal University received a 7.5/10 rating from students in a poll.
  • Academics, faculty, infrastructure, placement, and social life are all satisfactory to students.


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