Rajendra Autonomous College Balangir

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About Rajendra Autonomous College Balangir

Rajendra autonomous College is legacy of feudal past and modern democratic present. The ex Ruler Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo established the College in 1944 as a part of his grand vision of a university. In 1948 with integration of states with India, the College along with the princely state came the provincial government management.
     It was on of the College that became the foundation of Utkal University (1944) out of which in 1967 other two universities namely the Sambalpur and Berhampur Universities were carved out. This college came under the jurisdiction of Sambalpur University. It became an Autonomous Government College in 2002. It is recognized by U.G.C. as an institution fulfilling the requirements prescribed under Section 12 (B) in 1967 and under section 2 (F) in 2002.
     The college is the oldest institution in region comprising administrative district of Koraput, Balangir and Kalahandi in short K.B.K identified by the Planning Commission and Union Government as most Backward Balangir has a population of 13. 37 Lac. At present. But the college had some special courses till 1958 to attract students from all corners of Orissa.
     At present college campus measures 51 Acres. It has three streams of studies in Arts , Science and Commerce, with facilities of varieties of specilisations at Honours and Post Graduate levels. There are 69 teachers with appropriate specilisations and expertise to carry on teaching and research. Through the sanctioned number and speculation of teaching is not complied with the teachers shoulder the extra burden. There are 4 departments in Science, 10 in Arts and Commerce department. Besides there are 7 post graduate Departments under one Bachelor in Computer Applications Self-financing course.
     The strength of students has gone up from 64 in 1944 to 1936 in 2004. The state Government and local Civil Society have not always found the matching share to take full advantage of U.G.C plans for higher education development.
     However, the College has not deviated or ceased to pursue its mission, That is; the achieving of excellence in life acquiring the knowledge at any cost; and setting own goals and environment where there is none. The per head overall cost is Rs.22.5 thousand. The academic-curricular and co-curricula activities are carried out along with physical, mental and social extension activities to a satisfactory level. In the past as well in recent time the alumni have reached the peak position in examinations emerging in to top ten positions. This is not a constant but a habit we replicate every now then.
     The college Library through not housed in a technically appropriate building has catered in substance towards building capabilities to help scholars acquire knowledge. The collection available presently consists of around 70,000 volumes of books and subscribing to 50 periodicals and journals of relevance to courses and scholars.
     The college has not so far expended to distance teaching learning mode due to paucity of resources. But compensates the deficiency through IGNOU Center.
     The voluntary service through NSS unit has made remarkable contribution. Among its achievements the construction of Upper Primary School building stands out. It has now became a Middle School and we propose to improve to be a High School.
     The teaching-learning scenario is determined so far by education policy of state government. However, the designed basis are cut off mark to be eligible to take the entrance test for various courses. The academic record for each course in preparing the list of qualified candidates and scores of entrance test and personality test get due weight age. It plans to provide remedial to take care of the students who are disadvantaged to revamp their career.
     The teaching is carried according to an academic calendar and teachers work on the basis of lesion plans. The plan includes pedagogy, laboratory work and field work and project works in different subjects. Modern techniques and teaching aids are being used as far as possible, though there is scope for improvement further.
     The present staff strength i.e number of teachers is shorter the prescribed norms. Therefore the teachers are to take classes far beyond the individual normal load.
     The college prospectus also contains the timing and rules of examination and procedure of evaluation for the session concerned. The teachers and students are therefore well aware in advance of the examination and evaluation procedures. The teachers take full part in planning the teaching , research and extension activities. Students are aspired of disciplinary action that may be taken against those who do not abide by or deliberately flout the code. The Government Servants Conduct Rules which are meant to ensure good governance by State Government is applicable to teaching and non-teaching staff besides expected by the society.
     The college promotes varieties of Co-curricular programmes besides research, consultancy and extension programmes. About 15% of the faculty members are engaged in research super vision. Some teachers also provide consultancy service in their individual capacity as and when necessary, to the University, to various educational institutions of the district as well as to the district administration. Besides, the College Community participates in the NCC, NSS, Health Camps, Red Cross, Water conservation and Literacy programmes under social extension activities.
     The support system to cater to information needs is quite elaborate and complex. The college is geared through not very strong yet to the expected level. There is a Career Counseling Cell. The cell provides guidance regarding career opportunities and to take up new course with employment potentiality and motivates the students for self employment.
     Organization and management depend on structure and leadership freedom of interaction access to authority to all section of the academic community at all level to give their views in different forms to build up spirit de corp of team work among different units. The innovations are welcome and encouraged it implements projects and programmes with commitment for imparting extra facilities at a relaxed standard in S.T. Underclass women and physically handicapped aspirants. The college provides facilities to conduct various departmental examinations of State Govt. and Central Government.

THE PRINCIPAL Dr. K. Sahu, Reader in Zoology
Contact Number:06652 230043, 9437329690

First Appellate Authority (FAA):
Sri. M. S. Pal, Reader in Commerce
Contact Number:06652 250307

Public Information Officer (PIO):
Dr. S.C. Acharya, Reader in Commerce
Contact Number:06652 250307

Asst. Public Information Officer (APIO):
Sri R.S.Pandia, Reader in Commerce
Contact Number:06652 250307


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