The Sambalpur University Act was passed by the Odisha Legislature on 10th December, 1966 to fulfill long cherished dream of the people of Western Odisha for establishment of a University. The University started functioning from 1st January, 1967 with Prof.Parsuram Mishra as the first Vice-Chancellor..
The territorial jurisdiction of the University covers 10 districts of the state of Odisha namely Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Bargarh, Bolangir, Subarnapur, Nawapara, Kalahandi, Boudh and Athamallik Sub-Division of Angul District.
UC Bachlor of Arts,Bachlor of Science,Bachlor of Commerce,Bachlor Of Law,Bachlor of Education , Bachlor of Business Administration,Bachlor of Computer Application,BJMC ,Bachlor of Lib & Information Science,Bachlor of Physical Education,MBBS,B. Tech Computer Science & Engineering (Regular & Lateral) ,B. Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering (Regular & Lateral),
PCThe University Post-Graduate Departments offer one-year study Programme for M.Phil Degree, two years study programme for the Degrees of M.A. / M.Sc. / LL.M. / Business Administration / M.Lib & Inf.Science, One-Year P.G. Diploma Course in Computer Science & Application and Diploma Course in Sambalpuri Studies and Three-Year course in M.C.A. and Executive M.B.A.