Bhubaneswar is a major educational hub of Eastern India. It has three Government Universities and three private Universities. It has centers of educational excellence like IIT for engineering and AIIMS for health sciences. It has many centers for fundamental research like Institute of Physics, Institute of Life sciences. It has applied research centers like Institute for Minerals and Materials Technology. It has four Medical colleges, dozens of Engineering and Management colleges besides numerous under graduate colleges. It also has prestigious colleges on music and arts.
In the 60s Bhubaneswar had a popular and respected university called Utkal University. Most of the good students of the state pursuing general education were joining the university. Similarly it had a prestigious under graduate college called BJB College. Now also the college attracts the creamy layer of students after secondary schooling.
Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) have its main campus in Bhubaneswar. It has education and research facilities in the fields of agriculture and forestry.
Government established a university to promote culture and aesthetics with the name Utkal University of culture. At Bhubaneswar the university has a campus teaching different aspects of culture. There is a prestigious college for performing arts styled as Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya which has courses on instrumental music, vocal music and drama. There is respected a college for art and crafts having the name B.K. college of Arts.
Bhubaneswar has an IIT. It also has a NISER. These are prestigious institutions of India who attract students from all over the country.
Bhubaneswar has a university for womens education with the name Rama Devi Autonomous College.
From early 90s private educational institutions had a boom in Bhubaneswar. Presently there are three deemed universities viz. are KIIT University,Siksha O Anusandhan University and Centurion University. These universities are specializing on engineering education.
Bhubaneswar has All India Institute of Medical Sciences which provides excellent medical education and health care in its hospital. Besides, there are three more medical colleges i.e. Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences,Hi-Tech Medical College Hospital,Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital. There is a proposal to start post graduate classes on health sciences at Capital hospital.
Bhubaneswar has around thirty engineering colleges in and around the city. Students from all over India come to Bhubaneswar for engineering education in these private colleges. Hence all around the city there are hostels for the students.
Similarly Bhubaneswar has dozens of Business schools in and around the city. Xavier Institute of Business Management (XIMB) still tops the list in management education.
The city has many graduate colleges in the Govt. and private sector. The city also has good law colleges managed by the Govt. and private universities.
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