Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya

Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya is a performing arts-cum-educational institution in Bhubaneswar, Odisha,[1][2] India.

Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
ଉତ୍କଳ ସଙ୍ଗୀତ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ
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Main Entrance of Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya
Other name
TypePerforming Arts
Established16 April 1964 (1964-04-16)
FounderOdisha Sangeet Natak Akademi (OSNA)
AffiliationCHSE, Odisha
Utkal University of Culture
PrincipalDr. Bijaya Kumar Jena
Location, ,
20°16′27.3″N 85°50′00.7″E / 20.274250°N 85.833528°E / 20.274250; 85.833528
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History and AccreditationEdit

Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya was established by former Chief minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik on 14 April 1964, under Administrative Control of Odisha Sangeet Natak Academi (OSNA) till 1981. Then, from 1981 to 1999 it was affiliated to Utkal University.

Presently, Higher secondary course of this institution affiliated to CHSE, Odisha and Bachelor's and Master's Degree are affiliated to Utkal University of Culture since 1999.[3][4]


It has several departments in the performing arts that students can choose to pursue, such as dance, drama, classical vocal, different musical instruments.

  • Department of Vocal Music
  • Department of Instrumental Music
  • Department of Dance
  • Department of Drama

It offers 7 years of education and training, and includes a two year Higher Secondary School Certificate, a three year Bachelor of Arts, and a two year Master of Arts. Students are educated in the liberal arts and the performing arts at the same time. The Mahavidyalaya has been home to several luminaries in the world of Odissi music and Odissi dance over its history, both as its faculty and alumni.

Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya

Notable faculty[5]Edit

Odissi music

Odissi Mardala

Odissi dance

Notable alumniEdit


During Golden Jubilee CelebrationEdit

On completing 50 years, the music school celebrated its Golden jubilee for five days in 2014. Around 1,200 participants and folk art groups of the state including Students, alumni, former and present faculty and staff members of Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya participated in the golden jubilee celebrations. Celebrated by walking from Sachivalaya Marg to Ekamra Haat and then back to the college.[11][12][13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Guest lecturers strike, blow to music college - Teachers demand immediate release of salaries at Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Unrest in Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya". OdishaSunTimes.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Govt. of Odisha:: Central Monitoring Mechanism for Right to Information [RTI CMM V-3.0]: Pages". rtiodisha.gov.in. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Faculty Crisis Haunts Sangeet Mahavidyalaya". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Hall of fame : Gurus who led the institution". Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya.
  6. ^ "Odia film fraternity mourns death of Hara Patnaik - Fans and colleagues pay tribute to 57-year-old actor, director & mentor, who passed away on Tuesday". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)". ccrtindia.gov.in. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  8. ^ Chowdurie, Tapati (8 January 2015). "Mission Odissi". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  9. ^ Pioneer, The. "Odishi song shall achieve its due classical tag one day". The Pioneer. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Few takers for performing arts courses". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Jubilee fest begins at Utkal culture college". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Sangeet Mahavidyalaya in Odisha capital all decked for Golden Jubilee celebrations". OdishaSunTimes.com. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  13. ^ Pioneer, The. "5-day Sangeet Mahavidyalaya fest begins today". The Pioneer. Retrieved 30 January 2019.