India Post, generally referred as 'the post office' in India, will soon release a postage stamp to commemorate 75 years of Orissa's oldest varsity - Utkal University. Union Ministry of Communications and Technology has approved a proposal in this regard on August 10, however, it will take some time to communicate with the regional office. Confirming the development, chief post master general Santosh Kumar Kamila said that the varsity will decide a date to issue the stamp. According to Asoka Kumar Das - former vice chancellor of the University and vice chairman of Odisha State Higher Education Council - the proposal was given to the ministry two years ago.
"Sanjaya Acharya, a professor of the university, had sculpted the proposal. We wanted to make the platinum jubilee celebration special, so we had given the proposal," TOI quoted him as saying. According to the report, the University has planned a series of programmes to marks its 75th foundation year. Established in the year 1943, Utkal University - also known as Vani Vihar - is the 17th oldest varsity in India.
Meanwhile, the web portal of pharmaceutical science department of the University was reportedly hacked and blacked out. The administration lodged a complaint with police in this regard on Thursday. Interestingly, the incident happened just a day after cybercriminals hacked important links on the page of revenue department's portal.
This is not the isolated case of a university's website being hacked. In 2016, a hacker - who identified himself as 'Don' - had hacked Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology's website. Later, the police found a second-year BTech student was involved behind the hacking. However, the police released the student saying he did not have any malafide intention.