About Us
Government of Odisha has set up an autonomous Institution styled as “Odissi Research Centre” in the year 1986 for promoting and propagating the Odissi Dance Form and Odissi Music and conducting Research in various facets of this rich cultural heritage of the State.
     Subsequently, the name has been changed to “Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre” (GKCMORC), as a token of honour to the Late Guru who had devoted his entire life for establishing this dance form as a Classical one as well as made it popular all over the World and brought new experimentation in this Dance Form. The Centre is established with the aim to propagate all the three styles of Odissi Dance i.e. Guru Kelu Charan style, Guru Pankaj Charan Style and Guru Deba Prasad Style.
    The Chief Minister, Odisha is the Chairman of the Centre and Eminent Artists and Art-Critics are associated with it. The Governing Body is the Highest Authority to look into the policy matters and the Chief Executive is the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre. He/She is the Ex-officio Secretary of the Governing Body, Committees and Sub-Committees which may be set up by the Governing Body.