Berhampur University established on 2nd January 1967 is currently located in Bhanja Bihar named after the famous poet Upendra Bhanja. It covers the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nowrangapur, Malkangiri, Kandhamala and Boudh. Under its banner there are 11 government colleges and 62 non Government colleges and twenty six professional technical colleges. The university has achieved great distinction in the academic world due to the qualitative and quantitative production of M. Phil., Ph.D., D. Litt and D. Sc degrees. So far many projects, major and minor funded by the U.G.C., I.C.S.S.R., C.S.I.R. and D.S.T. etc. have been completed. About two hundred fifty research oriented and text books have been published by the teachers. The academic programmes include subjects ranging from Arts and Science to Nursing, Military Science, Library Science. There are twenty post-graduate departments in the university offering specialized subjects and M. Phil programmes. Some of the faculties like Mass Communication, Tourism and Indian Monuments, Electronic Science, Computer Science, Marine Science, Military Science make the University stand apart from some other universities of the country. About two hundred fifty research oriented and text books have been published by the teachers. The University also conducts several U.G.C. sponsored Refresher Courses, Orientation Programmes and Summer Internships for the benefit of the university and college teachers.