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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced unitary university status to Khalikote Autonomous College in Ganjam district, a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said.

Khalikote Autonomous College is one of the oldest and famous colleges in the state having a rich academic tradition. Many of its alumni have established themselves in various fields, the CMO release quoted.

Unitary university status to this college has fulfilled the aspirations of the people of southern Odisha and will usher in a new academic journey promoting research, new studies relevant to current times.

It may be noted that after the State Higher Education Department’s February 2020 order converting the Khallikote Cluster University to a Unitary University, Khallikote Autonomous College which was the lead college under its territorial jurisdiction was re-affiliated to Berhampur University with effect from June 1, 2020.