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A brief histroy of our college

Govt. College Sundargarh occupies pride of place in the educational landscape of Odisha. The college owes its origin to the drive, initiative and strong determination of the general public of Sundargarh and their intense yearning for quality education. Previously known as Sundargarh Science College, it had a humble and modest beginning. Founded by the dynamic, enterprising and visionary District magistrate of Sundargarh Sri A.L. Nair with the help of generous donations from the enthusiastic public, the college saw the light of day on 07 February, 1958. Thus it fulfilled the long felt need for higher education among the tribal, socially backward and economically deprived sections of the society in the region. Initially, the college was housed in the hired building of the Nari Kalyan Kendra and Biramitra Club with 64 students in the I.Sc. Class. About a year later, it was moved to its own building constructed on the bank of the river IB, one and a half miles away from the heart of the town. The building was inaugurated by the former Chief Minister of Odisha, Dr. Harekrushna Mahatab. It continued to function as an Intermediate Science College upto the year 1959. The institution was taken over by the Govt. of Odisha on 1 July, 1962 which paved the way for its subsequent growth and development. Over the years, Govt. College, Sundargarh has made rapid strides and enhanced its reputation as a premier educational institution of Western Odisha. Today, it continues to serve as a beacon to thousands of poor, needy and underprivileged students of this predominantly tribal district of the state. Its strategic location in a mining and industrial belt, provides ample job opportunity to the students. Therefore, the college has acquired the status of a preferred destination for higher studies among the brightest and best students of the State. The college premises are spread over an area of almost 127 acres. Since its inception, it has only gone from strength to strength and has now grown into a major institution in the Science, Arts and Commerce streams. There is provision for post-graduation studies in seven disciplines, namely, History, Economics, Political Science, Odia, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Two hostels for boys and one for girls have been constructed to provide accommodation to 200 boys and 220 girl students. The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2008 to mark its remarkable journey of 50 years from a small sapling in 1958 to a huge tree today. During this long period it has produced many outstanding students who have excelled in various sphere and served our state and the nation with great distinction. Recently, the institution added another feather in its cap when the govt. decided to develop it as a model college under the RUSA(Rastriya Uchhatar Sikhya Abhiyan) scheme.This will surely go a long way to further boost its reputation. Govt. College, Sundargarh has definitely emerged as a pre-eminent educational hub of the state. It is the constant endeavour of all members of its staff to strive for all round excellence and scale greater heights of glory, in the years to come.