The Central University of Orissa (CUO) is hereafter being called as Central University of Odisha as per the recent gazette notification of the Central Universities (Amendment) Act, 2019 by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice (Legislative Department). The Act of Parliament received the assent of President Ram Nath Kovind. Vice-Chancellor-in-Charge Prof Sharat Kumar Palita announced on the Independence Day. Prof Palita said “Since the name of the State was changed from Orissa to Odisha in 2011, this change was long due.”
He also said all signboards, nameplates, official seals, letter heads etc. would be changed accordingly at the earliest.