Bhubaneswar: Utkal University Vice Chancellor, Prof Sabita Acharya laid the foundation stone of an examination hall-cum-multipurpose building on the campus on Monday.
Funded by the World Bank, the two-storey building will be built with a budget of Rs 4.52 crore. The Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation Ltd is the construction agency.
“The building will be a state of the art facility and will be an asset to the university. We are sure that timelines and qualitative standards will be adhered to,” the VC said.
Prof Acharya added that the dedicated examination hall, with a capacity to accommodate over 300 students, would ensure smooth conduct of exams in the varsity.
Speaking on the occasion, Utkal University Registrar, Dr Avaya Kumar Nayak said, “The university routinely hosts various examinations. This exclusive building for examinations will be immensely helpful for the students. The building will also be used for other functions/activities when there are no examinations. In this way, the university will save unnecessary expenditure on making temporary arrangements for many functions and ceremonies.”
PG Council Chairman, Prof Basant Kumar Mallik along with senior officials from the university and the Odisha State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation Ltd were present during the laying of the foundation stone.