Second campus of RD women’s varsity likely at Gothapatna

Bhubaneswar: It is likely that the second campus of the Rama Devi Women’s University will be set up in Gothapatna on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, informed Higher Education Minister Ananta Das today.

However, a committee for identification of land led by the vice chancellor of the university will take a final call.

The minister further stated that along with the committee members he has already inspected the 66-acre land in Gothapatna and is happy over its location.

Earlier, the State government had decided to establish the second campus of the Rama Devi Women’s University on the premises of the Utkal University. However, after protests by students of the Utkal University the government was forced to withdraw the plan.

Initially the government had selected a piece of land in Daspur, but dropped the plan after the location was deemed too remote.