Breaking News: Odisha Gets its First Women’s University!

First women’s university in Odisha is established in Bhubaneswar this year and it was inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on December 3. This university is named as Maa Rama Devi which is named after the freedom fighter and social reformer and so inauguration was done on the 166th birth anniversary of her. The main objective of opening this university is to provide better opportunities to women in the field of education as education is the key to social development. See for more information on the same. The freedom fighter Maa Rama Devi is recognized as an icon of women’s empowerment in the state by Patnaik. She was the one who had rare sense of courage and broke the traditional world of conservatism. She served society with much courage and dedicated herself for the welfare of the nation.

Odisha’s First Women’s University:


Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik believes that the social impact of education of women is more on the society as compared to men as almost half of the population of India consists of women and this he said while inaugurating the university. It is also very true that the varsity will play an important role in women empowerment. It is very much evident from the studies that there is less percentage of women who opt for higher education as compared to men but at the same time it is essential that women participates equally in all walks of socio-economic life. This is required for the development of society. Patanik advised the students to follow the ideal of Rama Devi while paying homage to freedom fighter at the time of inauguration. He even inaugurated a health centre, ATM counter and canteen in the varsity premises.


We just hope that Rama Devi Women’s University inspires the aspirations of women in Odisha and bring qualitative changes in all its students. The main objective of the university is to increase the level of participation in higher education by women. This institution will not practice inequality based on gender and women will be given equal importance. The curriculum of the university will be focussed on creating confidence in women so that they can move forward in the society. Meanwhile, the students who have eagerly waiting for scholarships can go through the resultado enem 2015 in January. Also studies in this university will be done to initiate women’s empowerment and women’s rights. Let’s take a pledge to support this university so that it turns into a centre of excellence. This was done by Patnaik himself at the time of inauguration.


Pradeep Panigrahi, Higher Education Minister said that much emphasis will be given on the development of infrastructure in the university and soon a second campus of the university will be established. There will be provision of smart class rooms in the university soon.