Berhampur University is a public state university in Brahmapur, Odisha, India. It came into existence on January 2, 1967. It is one of the oldest and major universities of Odisha. There are twenty post-graduate departments in the university offering specialized subjects and M. Phil programmes. Some of the faculties like Mass Communication, Tourism, and Indian Monuments, Electronic Science, Computer Science, Marine Science, Military Science make the University stand apart from some other universities of the country.
The university has a wide area under its jurisdiction comprising the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nowrangapur, Malkangiri, Kandhamal and Boudh. Eleven Govt. colleges, sixty-two non Govt. colleges and twenty-six professional technical colleges are affiliated to the university. To the credit of the university, these institutes cater to the need of students in various subjects and disciplines such as Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Education, Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacology, Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Nursing, Military Science, Library Science and Fine Arts.
It is a permanent member of the Inter-University Board of India and Sri Lanka as well as that of the Association of Common Wealth University of London. The University has got NAAC accreditation with a rating of B+.