As per the Utkal University of Culture Act, 1999, this is a teaching-cum-affiliating institution emphasising on research particularly on Odishan Culture. Hence, there are various scopes for research on multi-disciplinary aspects in this University.
University providing scope to the scholars to register themselves under M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes every year. M.Phil programmes are running under Faculty of Performing Art and Visual Art and there are ample scopes to proceed for Ph.D. programmes. Ph.D. scholars from different disciplines are invited to register themselves under Ph.D. programmes through an entrance test and course work under Faculty of Culture Studies, Faculty of Visual Art, Faculty of Performing Art and Faculty of Language and Literature. As many as more than 28 scholars have already been awarded their Ph.D. Degrees.