Rama Devi Women's University is a state university for women and first women’s university in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. It was founded as the Rama Devi Women's College in 1964 in a small building in Bhubaneswar. The college was initially affiliated to Utkal University and shifted to its present campus on 1st January 1969. Rama Devi Women's University was born on 30th May 2015 as an affiliating University and 46 Women's Colleges under Utkal University came under the jurisdiction of the new University. The UG classes of original Rama Devi Autonomous College became the UG classes of the new University. The Chief Minister of Odisha officially inaugurated the University in a ceremony held on 3rd December 2015 coinciding with the birth day of Maa Rama Devi after whom the University is named and the university celebrates this day of 3rd December as its Foundation Day.