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Professor Deepak Kumar Behera, The Vice Chancellor - Vision and Mission

Strive for academic excellence at par with national and international standards. Take up the social responsibility towards the educational uplift of the weaker sections of people as part of the institutional commitment. Make education and research socially more relevant by addressing some of the major regional issues. Provide effective leadership to improve the performance of various stakeholders through participatory management practice.Enrich the teaching/learning process and set such standards that other institution of higher learning would like to emulate. Upgrade the course curriculum of different subjects as suggested by NAAC Peer Team. Fill up all vacant teaching and non-teaching posts. Promote inter-disciplinary courses and create research culture in the University. Create central instrumentation facilities for interdisciplinary research. Motivate teachers to submit project proposals to national funding agencies. Encourage individual eligible departments to submit proposal to UGC for DRS and SAP. Prepare the students with relevant knowledge, competence and creativity to face future challenges. Promote the “Academia-Industry Interface” for augmenting employment opportunities for the students/scholars through the existing “Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy (SRIC) Cell” Make the teaching and research more student-centric by incorporating the suggestions of students from time to time through a well-developed feedback mechanism. Evolve innovative strategies to help the weak learners, ensure reforms in the affiliation, academic and examination systems. Keep the motivational level of all stakeholders high through constant dialogue. Draw international scholarship to the University through students and faculty exchange programme by signing of MoUs. Create a more congenial and enabling study environment for the students, research scholars and faculty. Initiate steps for the possible inclusion of more number of affiliated colleges under the Sambalpur University to achieve the UGC status of 12 (b) and 2 (f).Focus more on the academic growth of those affiliated colleges located in remote regions in order to provide them better scope for quality education. Establish a “Western Odisha Cultural Study Centre” to study, preserve, promote and protect the intangible cultural heritage of western Odisha. Create a students’ activities centre to make the campus more vibrant. Establish an Advanced Computing Centre and Centre for Innovation and Incubation. Complete the process of digitalization of central library.

E-evaluation of answer scripts as part of the newly launched "Digital Sambalpur University"; evolve strategies for better placement of students through the University Placement Cell Bring reformation in administrative procedures through adoption of ICT-enabled administrative management; improve financial management for maintaining transparency; provide support and guidance to IQAC of different affiliated colleges through the University IQAC; Resource mobilisation for holistic development of University, fund mobilisation for the creation of a sports complex and completion of boundary wall for preventing ongoing encroachment; creation of Soft Skills and Entrepreneurship Development Cell for better employability of students. Ensure timely conduct of examination, publication of results and distribution of original certificates, move forward all the innovative initiatives taken by my predecessor to accelerate the pace of educational progress, and finally to improve the overall quality by ensuring conformity to prescribed norms and standards of UGC/MHRD.

Professor Deepak Kumar Behera