Vision and Mission


Berhampur University seeks to take long strides in harnessing the outcome of teaching and research in various fields by way of ensuring inclusive growth, and to prove itself to be a Center of Excellence in higher education.
It further envisions taking up the social responsibility towards the total uplift of the society at large by providing quality education in consonance with the motto of the University, i.e."Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya" which means "Lead me from darkness unto light".


  • Promote inclusive growth to cater to the educational need of all sections of the society while striving for excellence.
  • Achieve innovation in teaching, learning and research to realize goals of higher education.
  • Empower students with relevant knowledge, competence and creativity to face the challenges of life.
  • Create modern teaching-learning ambience to impart quality education.
  • Generate awareness of human rights, values systems, culture, heritage, scientific temper and environment.
  • Preserve and promote cultural heritage of the region through research and documentation.
  • Inculcate ethical values and academic rigor amongst the students enabling them to contribute to the holistic development of the society.

To fulfil this mission, the broad objectives of the University are:

  • Upgrade the number, structure and delivery mechanisms of its curricular programmes, with a view to increasing their social relevance, access and equity.
  • Achieve convergence of open and conventional learning systems, so that economically disadvantaged students can be included in the mainstream of education.
  • Support basic as well as utility-oriented research both within and across disciplines, thereby achieving a proper balance between basic and applied knowledge.
  • Develop curricular and research programmes that would effectively combine the promotion of sustainable human development with quality learning at par with international standards.
  • Develop job-oriented self-financing courses, so that the initial expenditure incurred in meeting the above objectives can be supported by the University itself.
  • Berhampur University has been instrumental in serving the disadvantaged tribal as well as non-tribal communities of Southern Odisha and in building a knowledge society in which knowledge does not remain a prerogative of the dominant few. It further aims at inclusive and equitable growth of the society, thus, effecting transition from an information poor to information rich; knowledge poor to knowledge rich and economically poor to a resourceful and skilful society.