Central University of Odisha is one of the 15 new Central Universities so established by the Government of India. CUO was located at Koraput District of Odisha, which comes within the KBK region (Koraput, Bolangir and Kalahandi) in the State of Odisha. 

The CUO is accredited by NAAC and approved by the UGC. It offers several UG, PG and Doctoral courses in various specialisations.

Location wise, it is very close to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Sunabeda. Damanjodi railway station is at a distance of about 15 Kms and Koraput railway station is at 25 Kms. The total university campus land size is 450.09 acres spread over village Chikapar and the adjoining Chakarliput. CUO consists of its seven constituent schools of several departments offering various courses.

Central University of Odisha Important Dates

Event Date
Publish Date of CUCET Result October 17, 2020
uploading of 1st Merit List October 19, 2020
Registration of 1st Merit listed Candidates October 20 – October 21, 2020
Uploading of 2nd Merit list October 23, 2020
Registration of Second Merit List Candidates October 24 – October 25, 2020
Verification Of Documents of 2nd Merit List Candidates October 26, 2020
Uploading of waiting list based on Vacancy after 2nd merit list admission October 27, 2020
Registration of Waiting List Candidates October 28, 2020
Document Verification of Waitlisting Candidates October 30, 2020
MBA
Publish date of CUCET Result  October 17, 2020
Registration of Candidates for GD and PI October 19 – October 21, 2020
Verification of Documents October 22, 2020
Online GD and PI  October 26 – October 28, 2020
Upload of 1st Merit Listed Candidates October 28, 2020
Registration of 1st Merit Listed Candidates October 29, 2020
Verification of Documents and Finalisation of Admission of 1st Merit Listed Candidates October 30, 2020
Upload of 2nd Merit Listed Candidates October 30, 2020
Verification of Documents and Finalisation of Admission of 2nd Merit Listed Candidates October 31, 2020
Uploading of waiting list based on Vacancy after 2nd merit list admission November 01, 2020
Registration of Waiting List Candidates November 02, 2020
Verification of Documents for Waiting List Candidates November 03, 2020

Central University of Orissa Highlights

Established | Institute type 2009 | Central University
Accredited to NAAC
Affiliated to UGC
Campus size 450.09 acres
Courses Offered B Ed, BCA, B Sc, MA, M Sc, M Phil, MBA, Ph D
Faculties 20+
Gender Diversity Co-Ed
Application mode Online and Offline
Facilities Library, Cafeteria, Hostel, Sports Complex, Hospital / Medical Facilities, Wi-Fi Campus, Shuttle Service, Auditorium, Labs
Admission Criteria Entrance exams and Merit-based
Official Website https://www.cuo.ac.in/

Central University of Orissa Courses 

CUO offers various courses under its constituent colleges, varying in UG, PG and Ph D programmes. Under these programmes candidates can choose from a variety of specializations to enroll.

Course Duration Eligibility Specializations Selection Criteria
BCA 3 years 10+2 examination in Science from a recognized Board with Mathematics and Physics as subjects - Marks scored in the Entrance Test conducted by the university
Integrated B.Sc +M.Sc 5 years 10+2 examination in Science from a recognized Board Mathematics Performance in the Entrance Examination
B.Ed. 2 years Graduation - Marks scored in the entrance Test (CUCET) conducted by the university
M.Sc 2 years Science graduates with minimum 55% aggregate marks or Arts graduates with minimum 50% aggregate marks Applied Statistics and Informatics Marks scored in the Entrance Test conducted by the university
Anthropology
Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources
Journalism and Mass Communication
Sociology
MBA 2 years Candidates with their  graduation degree in any relevant field General Management Marks scored in CUCET, followed by a Group Discussion and a Personal Interview
MA 2 year Candidates with a graduate degree in relevant field with 50% aggregate marks Economics Marks scored in the Entrance Test conducted by the university, along with Group Discussion (GD) / Personal Interview (PI)
English
Journalism and Mass Communication
Sanskrit
Sociology
Odia
Hindi
M.Phil 1 years Candidates with a postgraduate degree in the relevant course field Odia Entrance test conducted by the university, followed by a Viva-Voce test
Sociology
Anthropology
Journalism and Mass Communication
Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources
Economics
Education
Ph.D Minimum 3 years Candidates with a postgraduate degree in the relevant course field Odia Merit and Interview based
Sociology
Anthropology
Journalism and Mass Communication
Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources
Economics
Statistics
Education

Read more: CUO Courses & Fees

Central University of Orissa Admissions

CUO has a total of 7 schools, 14 Departments and offers multiple courses. It has a variety of courses to offer at UG, PG and Doctorate level.

For all the courses, admissions are offered on the basis of CUCET - Central Universities Common Entrance Test. The registration for CUCET begins in the month of March and the exam is conducted in the month of May or June every year

How to apply?

To apply for the Central University of Orissa, any course, candidates need to appear for the CUCET Entrance Examination conducted jointly by 14 Universities.

  • Visit the official website of CUCET
  • Click on Online Application form 
  • Tap on the New Registration
  • In Registration Details select:
    • Category 1 UI (for BCA and Integrated M.Sc programme)
    • Category 2 PG (For B.Ed, MA, M.Sc and MBA programmes)
    • Category 3 RP (For M.Phil/PHD programmes)
  • After the registration details, fill Personal details, Academic details, Photo and Signature
  • After all the information filing, going to University and select the Central University of Orissa and select programme details of your candidature
  • Recheck all the information and go to the payment window
  • After paying the application form fee, your application process will be completed
  • Candidates who are awaiting results may also apply for the exam
  • After the exam, the selected students will be called for counselling / Interviews

Also, any candidate who hasn’t selected the Central University of Orissa while filling the CUCET Application form but has a valid CUCET score in a relevant subject can directly apply for admission by reporting at University on the notified date.

Read more: CUO Admission

Central University of Orissa Placements

Currently, there is no placement cell for CUO. But the university does help in providing summer internships.

Read more: CUO Placement

Central University of Orissa Facilities

CUO has a total campus size of 450+ acres. 

Hostels: There are total of 3 hostels in CUO for students:

  • Boys Hostel I
  • Boys Hostel II
  • Girls Hostel I

Girls hostel can accommodate 150 students.

Library: Library at CUO has 13075 books, 74 print Journals/Magazines, 8000 E-Journals, 18 Newspapers (07 Oriya daily + 10 English daily)

Also, apart from academic facilities, there are few recreational facilities for students to grab on to studies effectively, like:

  • Computer Labs
  • Sports
  • Cafeteria
  • Library  
  • Auditorium  
  • Hostel  
  • Gym  
  • Laboratory  
  • Medical  
  • Classrooms  
  • Security

Central University of Orissa Faculty

CUO has quite a good class of faculties belonging to several departments of its constituent colleges and schools.

The Central University of Orissa consists of 14 Departments of various specializations under 7 Schools of study. Each department is headed by the head of the department and consists of highly educated and qualified Professors and Assistant professors. The faculty of CUO is highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields of teaching. The administration is led by chancellor of the college Prof. PV Krishna Bhatta who also has a teaching background with a major in Sociology.

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Central University of Orissa FAQs

Ques. What is the best way to reach the university?

Ans. The best route to reach campus is via the railway station through cab or bus as it is just 15 km away from Damanjodi railway station and 25 km from Koraput railway station.

Ques. Which is the best department considered in terms of placement at CUO?

Ans.  As for now, the university is quite new and is still in the under-development stage, so it doesn’t have any placement cell for now. But it does help in getting internships to students.

Ques. What is the total campus-intake capacity of university?

Ans. The total intake capacity for students studying and residing on campus is around 850+.

Ques. What is the median package offered to the students of PG Integrated programme?

Ans. The only programme at CUO recorded placements is B Sc + M Sc Integrated 5 yr programme with 2.75 Lakhs per Annum package.

Ques. What is the ranking of CUO among its peer universities?

Ans. Central University of Orissa, Koraput ranked 23rd position among the 25 top Central Universities of the country, as per the Outlook-ICARE rankings. As well as recently, the University was in the rank band of 151-200 position in NIRF ranking.