BRIEF HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE

The college was established in July 1959 as a private institution with thirteen girl students and five lecturers in the Town Hall of Sambalpur. It was a modest beginning with those students admitted to the Pre-University Arts and First Year Degree Courses. Due to the tremendous zeal and personal perseverance among the members of the Managing Committee of Women’s college Sambalpur, the institution got its own building and hostel by 1962. The first batch of students of this College obtained B.A. Degree in the year 1964 since classes for Pre-University Courses were opened in the year 1961.The college was taken over by the State Government on 1st October 1965. In 1972,Honours in English, Odia, Political Science and Economics were opened. During the academic session 1977-1978, Science teaching up to B.Sc. level was extended. In 1993, Post-Graduation studies in Odia was opened. By 1994, honours teaching in History, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Home Science, Psychology, Geography, Anthropology, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, and Mathematics were opened. Classes for Computer Course were opened during the academic session 1996-97. From extra-curricular point of view, students are provided with various facilities like N.C.C., N.S.S., Rangers and Youth Red Cross. From the session 1996-97, this college has been allowed by the U.G.C., New Delhi to start a vocational wing in the subject “Food Science and Quality Control” at the First Degree Level. Further, the U.G.C. New Delhi has approved to introduce the Remedial Coaching Classes for the SC & ST students in this college during the 9th plan. U.G.C. sponsored pilot project ‘CCM’ has started functioning from 1st April 2001 to enhance intellectual capacity of students belonging to minority communities. Another U.G.C. sponsored programme “Certificate Course in Simple Sanskrit speaking” was functioning during 2003-2004 to enable the students to gain proficiency in spoken Sanskrit. With the reorganization of the system of education, “Plus two or Higher Secondary” classes were opened in this college in 1983-84 and three-year degree courses in 1985-86. The +2 stream is separated and reorganized under the system, known as Higher Secondary Wing. The H.S. wing has been redesignated as Junior college from the session 2001-02.