About the Institute
The Odisha Legislative Assembly has passed the Birla Global University Bill 2015 and thereby assented by the Governor on 5th February by giving the legal sanction for creation of the University. The Law Department by its notification on 17th February 2016, published the Gazette for general information. The University, is being set up by the Birla Academy of Art and Culture (BAAC), Kolkata. The Academy is nationally reputed organisation promoting art, culture and education in India. BAAC has several schools, hospitals, temples and higher education institution around India such as Birla Institute of Management Technology that is on national and international map. The proposed University will aim to create high standards of knowledge creation and consolidate the higher educational initiatives under different Schools with a fair degree of autonomy. It is envisaged that at the outset the University will have School of Management, School of Communication, School of Social Science & Humanities, School of Commerce, School of Architecture & Planning, School of Law, and School of Marine Science etc. The second phase of the university proposes to establish School of Engineering and Technology, School of Sustainable Development, and School of Social Sciences and Humanities over a period. As a responsible academic institution, BGU also proposes to introduce School of Odisha Art and Culture to promote the heritage of the region and Centre of Tribal Studies and Initiatives for various academic and practice based activities.
The rationale for the University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha is to establish an institution of international repute to create a global learning environment in the state, develop the state and national manpower to build the research and professional capacity in the state and create a reputation of the state in global map. This also enhances the visibility of the state in higher education at national and global level. Given the development agenda of the state and global level interest in the agenda, it is important to build a national / international quality higher education to sustain the interest and provide qualified manpower to the state, nation and the global community.
The core strength of the university is proposed to be commitment towards developing research capacity and professional programmes in the proposed domains.
The proposed University will aim to create high standards of knowledge creation and consolidate the higher educational initiatives under different Schools with a fair degree of autonomy.
The Birla Global University has the mission to develop human resource and research capability for equitable and sustainable socio-economic development of the region. The university intends to be an institution of excellence in higher education to put the State at global map. The Act provides that the Chairman of the Trust will be the Chairman of the Board of Governors and the Honorable Governor of the State will be the Chancellor of the University.