Orai is a city and a municipal board in Jalaun district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the district headquarters for Jalaun District of uttar pradesh state which is part of Jhansi division. It is situated near HIGHWAY NH25 in between Jhansi and Kanpur and on Bilrayan-Panwari SH21 .It is located in the Bundelkhand region.
Orai has been named after a saint (Rishi) Uddalak because he worshipped there and has historical value because of its location, which is between Jhansi, Mahoba and Kalpi. Orai was also known as the City of King ‘Mahil’ who has betrayed his nephews Aalah and Udal it keeps its historical background by bhagwan vyas, Who worshipped of the bank of Yamuna at Kalpi a town of district Jalaun.
Orai,Jalaun was the scene of much violence during the Revolt of 1857. When the news of the rising at Kanpur reached Kalpi, the men of the 53rd Native Infantry deserted their officers, and in June the Jhansi rebels reached the district, and began their murder of Europeans. It was not until September 1858 that the rebels were finally defeated.
The existing railway line from Jhansi to Kanpur has been electrified and Orai railway station comes under the “model railway station” category.
TEACHING & ADMINISTRATIVE BLOCK (MAIN BUILDING)
(A) GROUND FLOOR
I. Principal’s chamber, administrative office and student section.
II. Central Library – It has a large collection of textbooks and reference books and subscribes to a large number of National and International journals. The library also has a textbook bank for poor students. The library opens for twelve hours on every working day between 9:00am to 9:00 pm. It is air conditioned and equipped with internet facility.
III. Departments of Anatomy, Physiology.
IV. Auditorium – It is one of the biggest in Orai(Jalaun) and has a capacity of 650 seats along with a huge stage and facility for screening films.
V. Lecture theatres 1 – The theatres are big enough to accommodate about 260 students each. They have been made fully air conditioned, sound proof, equipped with audio visual aids and provided with a power backup other three lecture theatres have accommodation of 120 seats of each.
(B) FIRST FLOOR
I. Departments of Pharmacology,Microbiology.
II. Central Research Lab.
III. Examination hall.
(C) SECOND FLOOR
I. Departments of Pathology and Biochemistry.
(D) THIRD FLOOR
I.Community Medicine,Forensic Medicine department.
1– Principal’s Bungalow- Principal
2– Type V – Professors
3– Type IV- Associate Professors & Professors
4– Type III- All Teachers
5– Type II -Medical Officers, Demonstrators and Senior Residents
6-Type I Block- Class 4 Staff
MAINTENANCE BLOCK & CAMPUS
2– Tennis court
3– Sports ground
4– Badminton hall and gymnasium
5– Dept. of Electricity, water supply and sewage