Kabi Samrat Upendrabhanja College Bhanjanagar Ganjam

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About  Kabi Samrat Upendrabhanja College, Bhanjanagar, Ganjam
The College is named after the great poet Laureate of Ghumsur Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja, whose creative genius and poetic imagination enriched Oriya Literature and gave a distinct identity to the language itself. The sylvan background, the view of the century-old reservoir and the shady mango grove provide an ideal atmosphere for healthy academic pursuit and dissemination of knowledge. Distinguished scholars visit this college every year to rekindle and refresh the minds of the young students about Upendra Bhanja and Bhanja literature. This institution strives to maintain the dignified heritage of this place. The College, also pays tribute to the brave tribal chieftain Chakra Bisoyee, the freedom fighter by naming its hostel as Chakra Bisoyee hostel. Besides, this almamater is proud of its innumerable products who have excelled in their spheres of life.
     This College was established in 1960. Dr.Harekrushna Mahatab, the then Chief Minister of Orissa laid the foundation stone. It was initially named as Bhanjanagar College but in 1972-73 the elite of the town renamed it as Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja College to mark the greatness of the poet and to keep alive his great ideals. Earlier it was affiliated to Utkal University in the faculty of Arts in 1960 and Science in 1963. After the establishment of Berhampur University in 2nd January, 1967 it was automatically re affiliated to it under the Orissa Education Act, 1966. It has by now attained its full-fledged status in all faculties of Humanities, Science and Commerce (1970). The college got Honours affiliation in Oriya (1968-69), History and Political Science (1969-70), Economics (1970-71), Physics (1973-74), Chemistry and English (1976-77), Commerce (1978-79) Mathematics (1979-80), Philosophy (1979-80), Botany and Zoology (1980-81). After the introduction of three year degree course from the session 1985-86 the College got Government concurrence and University affiliation for all the aforesaid courses. Government concurrence and affiliation from the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa for the opening of+2 Courses have been obtained in Arts, Science and Commerce streams with the implementation of +2 system from the session 1983-84. Since then it has made remarkable progress and taken great strides to acquire the present status. Besides imparting teaching in all the three streams - Science, Arts and Commerce, and Honours in a number of subjects, the College has ventured to undertake a good deal of vocational courses and self financing courses under UGC aided schemes and the State Government. It has introduced Journalism & Mass Communication, Computer Application at the +3 stage and information Technology at the +2 stage. Steps have been taken by the G.B to open BCA, BBA, Communicative English from the current session, The permission from the Govt. is awaited. Scholars of this institution provide up to date information through seminars and extramural lectures. The students are highly benefited by such academic exercises which help in preparing them to face the new challenges of life. The staff, the students and the elite of the town take great care to make this institution a model one. As the leading institution of this area it has Introduced latest courses like Biotechnology and material Science and the faculty is fully geared up to meet the challenges. Besides the regular courses, the students as well as ambitious people of the town take advantage of the novel courses, provided by this college Study centre of the Indira Gandhi National Open University. It has successfully spread the message "Education at door step" and attracted a good number of aspirants into its fold. Quality education is imparted by the qualified faculty supplemented by the rich infrastructure available in the college. Some of the teaching staff member have undertaken research works, some have registered for Ph.D under Berhampur University. Manyteachershave participated in National seminars & presentedarticles.
This college has a rich library. A two Storied Building exclusively for Library purpose for both Teacher & Students Which is named after Late "Laxmi Narayan Patnaik a renewed freedom fighter of this soil has been inaugurated by the Hon'ble Chief Minister Orissa Sjt. Naveen Patnaik & Presided by Sjt. Bikram Keshari Arukha, Hon'ble Chief Whip of the Gpvt. of Orissa on 22 11.08". This College has a well equipped laboratory and a vast s, etch of play ground with Gallery facility. There is an NCC unit and five NSS units to channelise the youth power in the nation building activities and to instil in them qualities of leadership, organizational ability and self confidence. The experienced nonteaching staff work hard and help in the smooth running of this institution. The new Governing Body is keen on farther the developmental activities of the college. This premier institution has been accredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) during the academic session 2O06-e7  further the UGC and the State Government have identified My college to be granted autonomous status at the earliest. The Ccllene wi'l soon acquires its independent status and newfound identity as the centre of higher education at the national level.               

THE PRINCIPAL Dr. Puma Chandra Tripathy -Principal
Contact Number:06821-240467

First Appellate Authority (FAA):
Dr. Puma Chandra Tripathy -Principal
Contact Number:06821-240467

Public Information Officer (PIO):
Prof. J.N. Hussain - Reader in Commerce
Prof. Siba Prasad Padhy - Lecture r in English
Dr. Rabindranath Palo - Lecture r in Economics
Contact Number:06821 240467





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