Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday announced Unitary University Status for Khalikote Autonomous College.

Khalikote autonomous college is one of the oldest and famous colleges of the state having a rich academic tradition. Many of its almuni have established themselves in various fields .

Unitary university status to this college has fulfilled the aspirations of the people of southern Odisha. It will usher in a new academic journey promoting research, new studies relevant to current times.