“Tamasomam Jyotirgamaya” meaning “Lead me from darkness unto light” atop is the motto of the Berhampur University.
The sailing ship at left symbolises the maritime glory of ancient Kalinga and represents as well the port of Gopalpur situated within the region of the University.
The temple to the right is the renowned black pagoda, the Sun Temple at Konark which stands for the achievements of the people of Odisha in the realm of art and architecture.
At the base are the lamp and the book, the eternal symbols of light and knowledge.
The name of the University is inscribed in Odia, the language of the region, above the book and the lamp.
For the last 49 years the University is relentlessly moving to pursuit the perfection in the field of teaching and learning. To overcome the unseen hurdles of the dynamic society and to reach the status of transcendence and uprightness of knowledge, the university is aware in the process of achieving excellence. As the need remains continuous and the demand for quality education is increasing the university beliefs on hard work in the path of prosperity and success.