The Academy is housed in its own campus over 18 acres of land in an area housing several of the capital’s academic and research institutions such as the Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB), the Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, the Institute of Physics, the Utkal University and Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Dance & Research Centre. The academic and hostel blocks as well as staff quarters have been laid out amidst lush green lawns and trees, which provide an excellent environment for the activities of the Academy. A Security Agency has been engaged for ensuring safety and security within the campus round the clock.Training facilities
The Academy has a three-storied teaching and administrative building. It has two air conditioned Training halls with seating capacity of 40 and 25 respectively; seven well furnished class rooms; one air conditioned Lecturer theater with seating capacity of 90 and well equipped with slide and overhead projectors, LCD projectors, white boards and other audio-visual instruments.
The Academy has a well-equipped library with about 40,000 books and subscribes to many Journals, Magazines and Newspapers. Continuous effort is being made to keep the library well-stocked with latest publications on subjects like Public Administration, Management, Planning, Rural Development, Economics, Environment, Community Development, Gender Studies, Human Rights, Political Science, Disaster Management and books of general interest and fictions etc. Besides these, Codes, Manuals, Rules, Executive Instructions and other publications of the Government of India and State Government are also available in the library.
Besides, the library has a good collection of CDs and VCDs on State Government and Government of India training programmes and other reference material. The library has a fully air-conditioned reading room, which can easily accommodate 20 persons. Periodicals and documents of current interest are readily available for consultations. Downloaded material from the internet on relevant topics written on to CDs are available for consultation.
The Academy has one Computer Laboratory located on the first floor of the teaching block. There are 20 terminals connected in a LAN with broadband internet facility. The faculty members of the Academy are provided with computers with individual internet connections. Use of open source software is encouraged.
All courses are residential and the participants are required to stay on campus during the duration of the course whether be it a long-term induction course for OAS Probationers or a week long in-service course for middle level officers.
There are two hostels in the Academy, named after two major rivers of Orissa, the Brahmani and the Baitarani. The Brahmani hostel has 40 double-bedded rooms and can accommodate 80 officers, whereas Baitarani hostel has 36 single-bedded rooms. Both the hostels have provision of cable television.
The Academy has facilities for games like table tennis, badminton, basketball, volleyball etc. Successive batches of OAS Probationers have arranged Cricket and Football matches with the neighboring Institutions and other teams.Study Tours
Study tours for facilitating field experience and observation are an intigral part of every training programme. The academy has two buses for taking the trainees out on study tours and local travel.Eco-friendly Campus
The lush green campus has beautiful lawns, flower beds, and a small mango grove of its own, which provide a congenial environment.
The campus has an ambience, which is liked both by the young probationers and the relatively aged middle level officers who come to the campus for in-service courses. The lush green and beautifully manicured lawns, flower beds and the mango and coconut trees provide the right setting for the participants to interact socially and relax during their leisure hours. The young entrants to the Orissa Administrative Service, who stay on campus for reasonably long durations for their induction training make the campus life exciting by organising sports events, picnics and cultural programmes. The short-term courses, provide an opportunity for officers to meet old friends after years, and the bonhomie created by such reunions adds flavour to the campus life.
Amidst the lively environment of the campus and the highly interactive nature of the training courses, which is encouraged, the Academy insists on strict discipline and polite conduct on the part of the participants.