Utkal University (Estd. 1943), is the 17th university of the country, NAAC Accredited with A+ Grade, enjoys a unique position as a premier university of the country. It is known fior its pioneering research contribution and its highly acclaimed alumni who have excelled in all walks of life. It is a member at AIU and Commonwealth Association of Universities. IMS is collaborating with the PG Department of English, Philosophy, Anthropology, History, Ancient History, Sanskrit and Media Studies along with Directorate of Distant & Continuing Education (DDCE) of Utkal University. (www.utkaluniversity.nic.in)
INSTITUTE OF MEDIA STUDIES
Institute of Media Studies (IMS) was founded in 1994. It was declared as an autonomous institution for higher studies with due recognition of Department of Higher Education, Government of Odisha and affiliated to Utkal University. IMS has been committed to excellence in higher education foraying into diversified disciplines of learning and steadily evolved into a world class academic institution with academic vibrancy and cosmopolitan culture.
Since its inception, it has been producing trained professionals over these years to cater to the need of industries and corporate houses. Known for its creative dynamism and flexibility, IMS offers varied courses blending skill development and value orientation to shape the career of thousands of students and develop holistic personality to be privileged members of the civil society. (www.imsorissa.org.in)
INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister. Its objectives are to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies and program pertaining to India’s external cultural relations; to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries; to promote cultural exchanges with other countries and people; and to develop relations with nations. (www.iccr.gov.in)
OdishaLIVE, the first web channel network of Odisha, is a dynamic digital platform of India which focuses on production and distribution of engaging video and multimedia content on subjects and events covering news, art and culture, education, business, entertainment, lifestyle and tourism and hospitality etc. With thousands of video freely accessible on all desktop and mobile platforms it has garnered over 1.5 crore views and more than 22 thousand subscribers leading the digital media revolution in Odisha. (www.odishalive.tv, www.youtube.com/odishalive)