The Department is the only institution in the Western Odisha imparting teaching and research in Performing Arts. Since its establishment in the year 2010, it has created a name of its own in the field of Dance and Drama. Many of the passed out students of this Department have been successfully engaged in various public and private sector organizations of repute. Also a good number of students have received fellowships from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India for pursuing their studies. The Department has been organizing public performance events in order to demonstrate the art and creativity of the student from time to time.