Started in 1967, Berhampur University is a state university located at Berhampur
. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission
(UGC). Covering an area of about two hundred fifty acres, the university has a wide area under its jurisdiction consisting the districts of Ganjam
. Eleven government colleges, sixty two non government colleges and twenty six professional technical colleges are affiliated to the university.
There are twenty post-graduate departments in the university offering specialized subjects and M Phil programs. The university campus now features eight teaching blocks, eight hostels, a health center, guest house, high school/junior college, library, museum-cum-archival cell, playground, sports council center, shopping complex, canteen, state bank of india branch, post office, three temples and an administrative building with a distant education cell and a college development council.
Berhampur University is about 12 km from Berhampur and 5 km from Gopalpur-On-Sea.