RD University 2nd Campus: Govt Seeks Land Use Plan Of Existing Campus

Bhubaneswar: The disagreement between Odisha Higher Education department and the authorities of Rama Devi Women’s University over choice of land for setting up a second campus of the State’s only women varsity seems to have now backfired on its authorities.

As per reports, the varsity authorities had proposed the State Higher Education department of the State to provide land for establishing a second campus for relocating its junior college to a new place. Subsequently, the government had identified the land but the authorities of the varsity repeatedly denied accepting the plots.

Following the development, the Higher Education department has now sent a letter to the registrar of the Varsity seeking a detailed report on the use of the existing campus.

The Higher Education department has clarified in the letter that it will initiate the process of identifying the land for second campus only after it receives the land use plan of the existing campus.

It is pertinent to mention that in August 2019, the vice-chancellor of Rama Devi Women’s University Padmaja Mishra had stated that the Junior College will be shifted to Unit IX Girls High School premises in Bhubaneswar and three-acre land was identified for the purpose.