Women’s College , Bhadrak laid the foundation stone of Higher
Education for women of the district of Bhadrak in
1980.Materialising the dream and the long-cherished hope of the
people of Bhadrak it stood at the bank of river Salandi
repeating the history and reminding us that all civilizations
grow at the river-bank.
The idea of have on institution of Higher Education for girls
might be conceived in the mind of the renowned Educationist Late
Narendra Prasad Das, but it came to the forefront bt the then
Representative of the people of Bhadrak, Hon’ble Ex-Minister
Mr.Jugal Kishore Pattnaik,who ultimately became one of the
patrons of the same.With other eminent personalities of the soil
like Late Chintamani Mohanty,Advocate, Late Devananda
Mohapatra,Advocate,Mr Jatindra Mohan Mohanty,Mr Sachidananda
Mohanty, Advocate and the then S.D.O, Bhadrak the first
committee was formed and initially the College functioned in the
premises of Govt. Girls’High School,Bhadrak
On 26.09.1980,taking 23 students in I.A. class, six members of
the Teaching and two of the Non-teaching staff.It was the first
women’s college in the district of Bhadrak, showing the path and
light for others to follow.
The place was chosen as the middle part of PurunaBazar and
Kachery Bazar, keeping in view of the development of women of
the minority community and to have a fratemal relation among the
people of Bhadrak. It was also convenient for the girls from
both the directions to come. The foundation stone for the own
building of the college was laid on by the then Chief Minister
There was no such common way for the arrangement of funds for
the same rather to involve the common man it was decided to
collect 10 paisa from each who are visiting the cinema and
Re.1.00 per registration of land from the office of the Sub
Register, Bhadrak. Even the staff members were donating Rs 50
p.m. out of their salary.
The sincerity of the committee members, the tireless effort of
the staff and the inspiration of the people could hasten the
work so much that the first and the main building could be
completed in exactly just one year and it was inaugurated by the
then Governor Late C.M. Poonacha on Dt 20.4.82.
The captain of the ship Mr J.K. Pattnaik waded through all the
hazards and the inspiration of all has protected it from the
shadow of problems. With the donation of Mr Manoj
Saraf,E.D.,factor, Bhadrak, the Science Block could see the
light of the day. With the flow of time the main building became
encircled with a lot…. Hostels, Lab, Library, Auditorium,
Principal-quarters, Canteen, plants, trees and even the
From the bald, barren unused land it has been transformed into a
lush-green, floral campus Raising its head aloft it stands as
the light house to iradicate the darkness of ignorance.
Since 1980,it is gradually flourishing moving from the plant to
the tree having so many branches like B.A,+2,+3,Arts and Science
classes. The stududents are achieving in many-fold not only
academically but also in Art and culture, Games and sports, Quiz
and contest each time adding a feather to its glory.
Now the college is affiliated to CHSE, Orissa and F.M.
University, Balasore for+2 and +3 Arts and Sciences classes