Bhubaneswar: The Central University Of Odisha (CUO) in Koraput will be a research laboratory for entire State said Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while attending the 13th foundation day celebration of the varsity through virtual mode yesterday.
Union Minister of Education, Pradhan, attended the event as Chief Guest and said that the role of a university is not restricted merely to a centre for learning; it has a significant role for holistic development of youths for setting the future of the country.
Koraput is a laboratory for development. The higher education need of an aspirational district like Koraput is addressed by the University community, he added while applauding the commendable role of the University to strengthen the digital literacy skill of tribal children.
Vice-Chancellor (I/c) Prof. Sharat Kumar Palita informed that while a grant of Rs 129 crore for six projects of the university is pending with the Union Ministry of Education, a proposal to grant additional Rs 244 crore for the creation of important facilities such as playgrounds, auditoriums, and science lecture halls has been submitted.