Welcome to Utkal University of Culture
Ancient Odisha was a confluence of cultures of different races. In this holy land, assimilation of the cultures of the Austrics, the Drvidians and the Aryans took place. Geographically, Odisha provides a culture corridor that connects the North with the South.
The sea-faring activities and maritime glory made it the most attractive destination of the eastern coast of India. Successive tides from all sides surged up, rolled in and broke over this land culminating in cultural synthesis.
This passage over ages transcended the traditional vision of culture.
Message from the Vice-Chancellor
The Utkal University of Culture has the distinction of being the first University in India exclusively devoted to the cause of culture – tangible and intangible. It was established in the year 1999 with a mandate to promote education, research and training in language, literature, religion, visual and performing arts, sculpture, architecture, folklore, tribal studies, etc. It has completed 16 glorious years of its existence excelling in the broad areas of art and culture.