Bhadrak College was established on 6th July, 1948 in Bhadrak town with
the initiative of some benevolent personalities like Dr. Harekrushna
Mahatab, a noted politician, ex-Chief Minister of Orissa and ex-Governor
of Maharastra, Narendra Prasad Das, a lawyer of repute, Chhakadi Mohanty,
an eminent resident of the nereby village Jagannathpur, Mr. Sirajuddin, a
well - known mines owner and a host of others. With a modest yet
confident beginning, the College has traversed a long way. At first, the
college was affiliated to Utkal University for Intermediate Arts only.
Intermediate Science classes were started in
1954 - 55.
Degree courses in
Humanities and Science were introduced in
The college entered upon a
new phase of development after remaining under the private management
for a long period of twenty-three years. It was taken over by the state
Govt. in the year 1971. Under Govt. management it is making headway in
all directions. At present the college has 22 departments and imparts
Honours teaching in as many as 20 subjects, such as English, Economics,
Commerce, History, Political Science, Education, Psychology, Home
Science, Sociology, Philosophy, Oriya, Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Physics,
Mathematics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Computer Science. Computer
Science Honours is the only Self - financing subject available in the
college. With the opening of P.G. classes in various subjects such as
Economics (1979), Commerce (1985), Urdu (1990), English and Chemistry
(1993) and Political Science (1994), the college has carved out a niche
for itself in the academic echelons of the state. Conferment of autonomy
in 2002 opened up new opportunities and challenges and the college rose
to the occasion by capitalizing on the benefits of the autonomy.
The college provides Joint Venture computer Education programme in
collaboration with 'Computer point' for the bona fide students of the
college. It also has IGNOU study centre, which started functioning in
1999. It otters programmes like BOP, PGORO, CIC, CES, CTE, ONHE, etc.
The courses are available to the public and students as well.