The College Crest
Our crest displays the name of the college surrounding the graphic along with the goal of humanity in the pursuit of knowledge—“Let us meditate upon the Ultimate Truth”. The college is named after an illustrious son of Odisha Pt. Gopabandhu Das, who was an academician, a freedom fighter, and a worshipper of the suffering humanity.
The hill and the trees signify the sylvan setting of our college. The book with a pen represent the academic activities of the institution. The plough and the land point to the agrarian base of economy of the people around. The light represents the ever scintillating pursuit for pure wisdom. The crest is a conglomeration of nature, economy, knowledge and wisdom along with a reminder to the ultimate goal of knowledge.
Goal of the College:
The college aims at being an institution of Higher Education providing opportunity to the local learners to become graduates armed with a qualification facilitating them seek job opportunities confidently within the state and outside, and to get equipped with quality life style through better employability, with values as well to be at par with the world around; to the area to develop educationally; and to the community to develop morally, by uplifting their basic economy from agriculture to service and entrepreneurship.
Objectives of the College:
(a) Prepare graduates to qualify for government and corporate services.
(b) Make graduates able to run their business independently.
(c) Present graduates to face the problems crippling social life by starting various NGOs.
(d) Acquire certificates of merit enabling them to be self-employed, to get higher education and training.
(e) Instill among them moral values of higher character.
For the Area:
(f) Uplift this educationally backward area into an educationally developed area.
(g) Minimize early drop-out rate arising out of paucity of funds jeopardizing getting higher education in remote areas.
For the Community:
(h) Satisfy poor parents in order that they too can educate their children.
(i) Spread values arising from the existence of, and interaction with, an institution of Higher Education.
(j) Arrange programmers for creating awareness among the people on various economic, environmental and health issues to boost their moral.
Brief History of the College
This institution is situated in an economically and educationally backward area in the central part of Odisha. Located on the National Highway No. 149, it is well connected to a number of important places of the State. Though it is adjacent to the two most important power projects of Odisha, namely, Rengali hydro-electricity project and the Super Thermal Power Project at Kaniha, it is least benefitted from them as it rests in the penumbra region of these power-boosters. Hence the sparsely populated villages of this area suffer eternally from chill penury and administrative aloofness.
Due to some unimaginable instinct to educate the youth populace of the area, some of the local enthusiasts took a firm decision to establish an institution to help the poor fathers solidify their fugitive dreams. In 1979, a meeting was convened to test the mind of the so-called dignitaries of the area including Late Dharanidhar Pradhan, Ex-MLA, Pallahara, Late Hari Prasad Pradhan, Sri Sadasiva Pradhan, Sri Ganeswar Sahoo, Late Gobardhan Pradhan, Sri Dileswar Pradhan, Late Kolha Charan Sahoo, Late Nabaghana Pradhan and a noted educationist of this area, Late Brajabandhu Pradhan. All of them unanimously agreed to lay the foundation stone of this college by raising a fund from local charity.
Initially started as an intermediate Arts College in the auspices of Utkalmani Gopabandhu Uchha Vidyapeetha, the institution was soon shifted to its present location surrounded by sal and mahua trees giving an air of a gurukul ashram. The Degree classes were started in the year 1984 and the college got affiliated to the Utkal University. In the year 1994, the college got recognition by the UGC and became eligible to receive grants under sections 2f and 12b. The Intermediate Science classes also started in the same year.
Last year the college added English as an Honours subject along with History and Political Science, which are a bit older programmes. Recently, the college was allowed by the authorities to add up Degree Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology as Honours subjects. The university has introduced Choice Based Credit System for the undergraduate courses. The government is also actively considering implementing its flagship project of separating the Higher Secondary classes from the Degree classes shortly.
The college has received seed money for running the existing Internal Quality Assessment Cell after it was assessed and accredited by NAAC in 2005 and graded C++. The college is going to be assessed for the second cycle of reaccreditation in the month of October, 2016. The college is now a growing institution having a women’s hostel and a well equipped library.
Sri Ajit Kumar Pradhan, OAS (SG) Sub-Collector Pallahara-cum-President, G.B., U.G.Mahavidyalaya, Khamar.
Dr. Akshaya K. Panda, M.A., BE.d., Ph.D., Principal-cum-Secretary Governing Body, U.G. Mahavidyalaya, Khamar
Sri Ajit Kumar Pradhan, OAS (SG) Sub-Collector Pallahara-cum-President, U.G.Mahavidyalaya, Khamar
Dr. Akshaya K. Panda, M.A., BEd., Ph.D., Principal-cum-Secretary Governing Body, U.G. Mahavidyalaya, Khamar