Director: Prof. S. K. Nayak, Department of Economics

The College Development Council provides a leadership role and extends help, guidance and advice to all the affiliated colleges admitted to the privileges of the University. The Council is the Principal Advisory Body to the Executive Council and the Academic Council in all matters relating to affiliation. It is constituted every two years and has representatives comprising university officials, faculty members, and a representative of the State Government, principals and teachers of affiliated colleges. It provides a forum for taking measures for continuously improving the general educational standards of the affiliated colleges.

The University has at present forty one affiliated colleges. A meeting of a College Development Council was held in November 2018. The Council functions as the liaison between the affiliated colleges and the University Grants Commission in forwarding various proposals of colleges to the UGC for obtaining funds under the different schemes for the overall development of colleges.