khallikote university: Khallikote varsity merges with BU, staff transferred | Bhubaneswar News

BERHAMPUR: The existence of six-year-old Khallikote University (KU), whose merger with Berhampur University (BU) is set to be complete on Friday, will soon become a thing of the past.
Officials said while the regular employees of the Khallikote University will become the staff of Berhampur University, its students will also be transferred to the BU.
“According to the order of the government, we have completed the undergraduate and postgraduate examinations to ensure the transfer of the students to Berhampur University,” JP Panigrahy, postgraduate council chairman of Khallikote University, said. He added that there was no fresh admission in KU this year following the instructions of the government.
At present, it has around 90 students and 27 teaching staff in different departments. The movable assets of the now defunct Khallikote University have been handed over to the BU authorities, while transportation of the same like furniture and other materials are being done from its existing campus near Kanishi to Bhanja Bihar, the officials said.
“There will be no problem in accommodating the students and staff of Berhampur University after the merger of the two universities,” a BU official said.
The government, in a notification issued on May 18, said BU would make a detailed study of the need for continuance of the existing courses of Khallikote University and take a suitable decision for the next academic year.
The KU was offering MSc in biosciences and bioinformatics, Master’s in natural resources management and geo-informatics, Master’s in library and information science, MBA (business Economics), MBA in travel and tourism management and Master’s in mass communication and media Technology.
The government had also said the land, which was allotted in favour of the KU at Palur hill in Kanishi tehsil, would be surrendered to the district revenue authorities on a is-where-is basis.
The government had set up the cluster university, KU, in Berhampur on May 30, 2015.

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