Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar was set up on 14th April, 1964 by the then Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik under administrative control of Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy for proper training and dissemination of culture. The college was managed from 1964 to 1981 under Sangeet Natak Academy and the Certificate given to the pass out students was Sangeet Bharati and Sangeet Acharya. Later Sangeet Bharati and Sangeet Acharya were declared equivalent as Bachelor in Music and Master in Music respectively by Utkal University, Vanivihar.
The Odia Language Literature & Culture Department has taken over the management of this Mahavidyalaya since 1st January, 1982 till to date. Very first time, the College has been affiliated at B. Music Course to Utkal University, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar during the academic session 1982-83 and affiliated at M. Music level to Utkal University, Vanivihar during academic session 1984-85. But permanent affiliation was given by University during the session 1990-91.
This Mahavidyalaya is also versatile under section 2(f) and can receive central assistance under section 12 (B) of UGC Act, 1956 since the management was taken over by the Govt. i.e. from 1982. This Mahavidyalaya is also versatile with IEQA (Institutional Eligibility for Quality Assessment) status by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).
As per University Act of Odisha a new University named Utkal University of Culture was set up in Odisha during the academic session 1999-2000 under administrative control of Dept. of Culture, Govt. of Odisha. As a result of this the Mahavidyalaya became disaffiliated to Utkal University, and automatically got affiliation at degree and master degree level to Utkal University of Culture, Odisha as per norms and conditions laid down in the said law.
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