KORAPUT: Central University of Orissa is coming up with a medical college and hospital at Koraput.

The university is in the process of submitting the detailed project report (DPR) to the appropriate authorities, according to a press release by M.M. Patra, OSD (administration) of the university.

While highlighting the proposals and projects, he further said that the university was going to start the school for bio-diversity and conservation of natural resources in collaboration with M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai.

The authorities of MSSRF agreed to provide all support in establishing this school and run collaborative post- graduate programmes with the university. MoU would be signed in this regard soon so as to start classes from the next academic session. The proposal of establishing a community radio station at Koraput was also submitted.

Community welfare

The centre for community welfare of the university would be operational soon and bring benefit to the under- developed and members of the marginalised society in a district like Koraput.

Further considering the need of proper health facilities at the grassroots, there was an urgent requirement of technical persons in the region. For this, the university would sign an MoU with Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, for opening a school of health sciences for nursing, public health and community health at Koraput, he said.