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Gangadhar Meher University

Sambalpur, Odisha

OCGG - Vision & Mission

OCGG - Vision & Mission

The Odisha Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (OCGG) at Gangadhar Meher University (GMU), Sambalpur is the first-ever center in the field of gerontology and geriatrics in Odisha. Set up in 2020 with financial assistance from the World Bank-funded Odisha Higher Education Programme for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE), the OCGG focuses on interdisciplinary research on the social, psychological, and biological aspects of the elderly persons of Odisha.

A team of researchers from eleven schools, namely School of Sociology, School of Anthropology, School of Bio technology, School of Psychology, School of Philosophy, School of Botany, School of History, School of Economics, School of Geography and School of Statistics of GMU is involved with this center.


  • To promote healthy (physical, social, psychological) aging.


  • To carry out inter-disciplinary research on different aspects of aging in Odisha
  • To apply the knowledge gained thereof in creating awareness programs and policy formulations
  • To conduct outreach activities