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Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
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Orissa, IndiaPin Code : 751009
Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneshwar Orissa is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University.
Utkal University of Culture is situated in Bhubaneshwar of Orissa state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneshwar Orissa is +91-674-2535486.
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Website of Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneshwar Orissa is http://www.utkaluniversityculture.org, http://uuc.ac.in/.
Vice Chancellor : Prof. (Dr.) Sadhu Charan Panda Phone : 0674 25354488(O)2503695(R), firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrar : Sri Bala Krishna Behera Phone : 0674 2535484(O)2396030(R), email@example.com.
Contact Details of Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneshwar Orissa are : Tel :91 - 674 - 2530213, 2535483, 2535484, 2535485, 2535488
Comptroller of Finance : 91-674-2535483
Controller of Examinations : 91-674-2535487
Profile of Utkal University of Culture
Ancient Orissa was a confluence of cultures of different races. In this holy land, assimilation of the cultures of the Austrics, the Drvidians and the Aryans took place. Geographically, Orissa provides a culture corridor that connects the North with the South.
The sea-faring activities and maritime glory made it the most attractive destination of the eastern coast of India. Successive tides from all sides surged up, rolled in and broke over this land culminating in cultural synthesis. This passage over ages transcended the traditional vision of culture.
Culture in its essence is viewed here as ways of loving together.
Orissa has a unique distinction of acting as a confluence of diverse faiths by striking harmony amongst religious faiths from animism, fetishism, shamanism, ancestore worship to highly evolved froms of religions like Brahminism, Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, Chiristianity and Mahima Dharma.
Vaishnavism, Saivism, Saivism, Sakta, Ganapatya, Sour-all forms of Brahminic worship are conceived in the wonderful matrix of the great and grand cult of Jagannath that embraces in its grandeur quintessences of different religions signifying world-view. The Oriya literature contained this world-view in its essence;
"Let my life rot in hell
But be the world saved" - (Bhima Bhoi)
These lines of the saint poet Bhima Bhoi express sentiments of self-sacrifice and selflessness for the well-being of the world at large. Through centuries, the state retained its cultural identity within the mainstream of Pan-India culture. Orissa is a land of rich and diverse artistic achievements. Its ageless art and flourishing cultural are the products of a long historical process. Spiritual, philosophical, professional and human dimensions are merged into the process to yield finest efforts of cultural life. Against this background, Orissa Justifiable pioneered the establishment of the first ever University of Culture of the country.
Established in 1999, Utkal University of Culture is located in Bhubaneswar. This State University is the first of its type in India and promotes education, research and training in various spheres of culture such as language, literature, religions, visual arts, performing arts, sculpture, architecture, folklore and tribal studies.
The colleges and institutions that impart education in literary arts, visual and performing arts are affiliated to this university. Its jurisdiction extends to the whole of Orissa. Foreign and Indian scholars are offered facilities to undertake research in the university.
The university has established a number of schools such as School of Architecture and Archaeology, School of Language and Literature, School of Visual Arts, School of Performing Arts, School of Culture Studies, School of Occupational Studies and School of Orissan Studies.
Profile of University
The Utkal University of Culture, the first of its type in India, was, established with the objective of promoting education, research and training in various spheres of culture such as language, literature, religions, visual arts, performing arts, sculpture, architecture, folklore, tribal studies etc. through development and extension works for the advancement of knowledge and for the betterment of the society.
The university also explores documents, preserves and propagates the rich cultural heritage through such devices as establishing libraries, archives, galleries, workshop, initiating programmes of publication etc. Besides, comprehensive surveys on matters related to culture are also conducted by the university.
Vision, Mission And Goals
Vission : The University proposes the following new department to be created within 2010-2025:
School of Architecture and Archaeology
Department of Archaeplogy
Department of Musiology
Department of Epigraphy and Numismtics
Department of Indology
School of Language and Literature
Department of Oriya Language & Literature
Department of Dialect Studies
Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Vedic Literature
Department of Foreign language
School of Visual Art
Department of Computer Aided Visual Art for animation, picture techniques etc
Department of Traditional Art
Department of Design
Textile Design, Printing and Weaving
Department of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
Department of Art & Craft Stone Carving
Department of Digital Photography and Film making
Department of Preservation and Conservation of Art & objects.
School of Culture Studies
Department of Tribal Studies
Department of Gender Studies
Department of Mass Communication and Jounalism
Department of Social Work and Culture
Department of Folklore and Folk Culture
Department of Yoga and Karmakanda
Department of Astrology
Department of NGO Management and Culture
School of Perfoming Art
Department of Musicology
Department of Indian Music and Dance
Department of Western Music and Dance
Department of Odissi Music and Dance
Department of Drama and Cinematography
Institute of Chhau, Folk Akademi and Folk Dances.
School of Occupation Studies
Department of Tourism Studies
Department of Event Management and Hospitality Services
Department of Orissan Cuisine
Department of Orissan Fabric, Patta Chitra and Painting, Palmleaf
School of Orissan Studies
Department of Jagannath Culture
Department of Orissan Dharmasatra
Department of Orissan Dialect
Department of Oriya Lanuage and Literature
School of Religion
Department of religion and Philosophy
Department of Vedic Sciences
Department of Tantra and occult science
Department of Minor religious culture
Department of Tribal Religions and Ethics.
Mission : The University seeks to spread the benefits of culture and education The mission is to evolve policies and programmes which would enable to make the University a distinct one by fostering our composite culture through qualitative expansion of academic studies and researches. Such activities would necessarily focues on various relevant and frontier areas of culture and development. The core objective is to inculcate in the lptureminds of the fiture generation, a world perspective wit h a visible, Perceptible local identity through comprehensive dissemination and arousing of cultural consciousness.
Goals : The Utkal University of culture came into existence by virtue of an ordinance promulgated on the 9 June, 1999, which was later replaced by "Utkal University of culture Act 1999''. It was established as a teaching-cum-affiliating university. It was set up in order to engage itself to preserve, promote, propagate and protect the richness of our cultural values by way of making substantive accomaplishment through study, research, documentation and continuing education. The University was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on 1 December, 1999, under Sction 2(f) of the U.G.C Act, 1956. It has also been accredited by the Association of India Universities (ATU) since 1 April 2000.
Keeping in view the statutory mandate contained in the Act, the salient objectives of the University are outlined as follows;
To promote education, research and training in various spheres of culture; such as language, literature, religion, visual arts, performing arts, sculpture, architecture, folklore, tribal studies etc. through development and extension works for the advancement of knowledge and for the betterment of the society;
To explore, preserve and propagate the rich cultural heritage through such devices like establishing libraries, archives, galleries, studios, organizing workshops and initiating programmes of publication etc. Besides, comprehensive surveys on matters related to culture would also be conducted;
To generate and disseminate learning and promote creative excellence in various spheres of culture, providing the infrastructure for instruction, research and creativity and in particular, to take appropriate measures for promoting interdisciplinary academic and creative pursuits in the University.
To promote ethnic studies like ethno-musicology etc. and to promote such other present;
To serve as center for fostering co-operation and exchange of ideas among the academic and research communities;
To organize exchange programmes through MOU with other institutions of repute in India and abroad;
To create facilities for teaching and research on foreign languages.
To determine the relationship between culture and development and prepare proposal of both urgent and long term actions to cultural needs in the context of development.
To undertake such other activities as may be required to fulfill the objective of the University.
To serve the objectives mentioned in Section 4 of the Act, and sub-Statue 24(1), the univesity has established the following Faculties namely.
Faculty of Language and Literature
Department of Socio Linguistics
Department of Foreign Languages
Faculty of Visual Arts
Department of Painting
Department of Applied Art and Design
Department of Art History and Aesthetics
Faculty of Performing Art
Department of Vocal Music
Department of Instrumental Music
Department of Drama
Department of Dance
Faculty of Architecture and Archaeology
Department of Cultural Heritage and Conservation
Faculty of Culture Studies
Department of Culture Studies
Faculty of Orissan Studies
Department of South and South East Asian Studies
Department of Tourism and Hospitality Services
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