The Central government sponsored Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) has
accepted Odisha government's proposal regarding according univeristy status to
Rama Devi Womens' College and a cluster varsity status to Khalikote
College in Berhampur.
Women colleges which are functioning under the
administrative control of Utkal University will be brought under the new
women's university, said the minister.
The RUSA has also agreed to give a Cluster
University status to Berhampur-based Khallikote Autonomous College.
Colleges which are located nearer to Khallikote College will
be brought under the cluster university's purview.
The Centre would release Rs 55 crore each for these two new
universities in three years under RUSA for infrastructure development.