Fakir Mohan University

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The well-known Odia author Fakir Mohan Senapati inspired the naming of the educational institution now known as Fakir Mohan University (FM University). The new campus at Nuapadhi, which is located in Balasore, Odisha, India, is where the Vice-office Chancellor's may be found.

Section 32 of the Odisha Universities Act, which was passed in 1989, provided the legal basis for the establishment of this educational institution (Act 5 of 1989). Since the year 2000, it has had accreditation from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and it is a participant in the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), which is based in the United Kingdom.

In 1999, it was separated from the Utkal University to become an independent institution that now functions as an affiliated university. The graduate and postgraduate student body of FM University numbers 15,000, while the university itself consists of 93 colleges. It is the only institution in India that provides postgraduate instruction in ballistics, making it a leader in the field.

The old campus of FM University is located in Januganj, beside the National Highway near Remuna Golei (approximately 3 kilometres or 1.9 miles from the Balasore bus stand and railway station), and the new campus of FM University is located in Nuapadhi (approximately 15 kilometres or 9.3 miles from the Balasore bus stand and railway station). Both campuses are operational. At the University of Balasore campus in March 2021, the New Marine Bioresource and Biotechnology Centre was officially opened by Pratap Chandra Sarangi, a minister for the Union of India.