Autonomy is critical to the success of a university. And academic freedom is vital to building a robust system of higher education and learning that aids social and economic progress. Given these two widely accepted axioms, how does the Odisha Universities (Amendment) Ordinance stack up in terms of what it offers for deepening autonomy and freedom. In this webinar, held on September 26, 2020, we turn to a panel of distinguished experts — Prof Ajit K Mohanty, formerly of JNU, Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology at Delhi School of Economics and eminent educationist Prof Anita Rampal — for an informed view on the above and other related questions.