The Orissa Diploma Engineer’s Service Association, known as ‘’ODESA’’ was formed during pre-independence on 12th June, 1944 by the then in service Diploma Engineers of Orissa  State Govt.. The head quarter of the Association was in Cuttack, the thousand years old city of Orissa, as it was the capital of the state. After independence, the capital of Orissa state shifted to Bhubaneswar, known as New capital and the Head Quarter of the Association also shifted to Bhubaneswar. It was recognised by Govt. Of Orissa vide letter No.3076/Poll dt.12.6.1944

Since the formation of this Association, it is functioning regularly and actively. It is the oldest and biggest organized Association of the state in Govt. Employees sector.  In the year 1944, only some finger count Diploma Engineer’s had enrolled themselves as members .But at present, the member strength have crossed to Seven thousand and Eleven Departments are  affiliated  to it . Its life time membership for individual members is Rs.500/-  only .

In the year 2005 ODESA has constructed its Holiday Home at the golden sea beach of Shreekshetra Puri on its own land named as SHREEKSHETRA ODESA BHAWAN AT PURI (OWN HOLIDAY HOME) at a cost of Rupees twenty four lacks and land cost of Rupees seven lacks and opened for its members for use.
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