VC's Message

The 30th May, 2015 was a red-letter day in the history of the Gangadhar Meher University (GMU). It is on this day, one of the oldest and the largest colleges of India, the glorious NAAC accredited ‘A’ grade Gangadhar Meher Autonomous College was metamorphosed into a unitary university. In a span of little over two years, it has succeeded in attracting large number of talented youths to the domain of higher education characterized by diverse undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs it offers. The attractive heritage building, laudable legacy & traditions, and vibrant academic atmosphere define the very stature of this great institution of higher learning, established in pre-independence era (1944). Being named after the illustrious Odia Poet Gangadhar Meher, popularly known as Swabhab Kavi in Odia, this university is poised to become an educational hub of Odisha making higher education accessible, equitable, excellent and inclusive. We endeavor to transform the nascent GMU to:

  • a center of academic excellence through giving paramount emphasis on research and innovations,
  • an organization to thrive on co-operative expansion and advancements taking in to confidence all stakeholders, especially the alumni,
  • an institution, which will strive hard to achieve meaningful linkages through connectivity and collaborations with industries, and institutions of national & international repute,
  • a campus supported and enabled by digitized e-governance modules, ERP-based Management Information System and ICT-enabled academic and administrative systems and practices.

We extend a warm invitation to all stakeholders and well-wishers of the GMU to join us in our honest efforts and endeavor to make this great institution as an enviable destination for the talented youths of Odisha and our great Nation for pursuing their dreams in the realm of higher education and research. I trust the students already enrolled and those taking admission in this academic session will uphold the prestige and glory of Gangadhar Meher University through demonstrating exemplary character, conduct, camaraderie and citizenship.  

Best Wishes,
Atanu Kumar Pati