Principal's Message

The JAGANNATH DEGREE MAHAVIDYALAYA is situated on the bank -of the sacred river Baitarani. The College completes its twenty-two years of existence, fulfilling the long cherished desire of the people of this sub-division for higher education. The pioneering efforts of Sri A.C. Dehury, the then S.D.O. Anandapur, benevolent efforts of some young gentlemen of the locality, generous contributions of the people of Anandapur and financial help received from all the Panchayats under the sub-division brought the long cherished dream of the public of the locality into a reality.

The College originally started functioning in Ananda Bhawan, the Town Hall of Anandapur, in the month of July, 1993 with a strength of only 90 students and 6 lecturers. After about 3 years the College was finally shifted to the present site where a number of buildings have now come up.

The College has been steadily progressing and expanding in all respects due to the efficient management of the successive Governing Bodies, various aids received from the State Government and co-operation of the people of the sub-division. It is now a full fledged degree college in Arts and Commerce with Honours teaching facility in English, Oriya, Economics, History, Political Science, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Mathematics and Commerce. The strength of the students has gone up to 2000 and that of the teaching staff has increased to 52.

The College provides three hostels, one for the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe, another for the General Students and the third for the College girls. The College has also been providing sustainable support to a large number of scholars from amongst the teaching fraternity in their research works. Over the years a good number of teachers of the College have been awarded M.Phil. and PhD Degrees in Arts and Commerce. Moreover many teachers are presently engaged in higher research work.

NAAC: The College is accredited as a "B" grade College during the academic session 2005-06 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an degree institution of the UGC.

There is one unit of N.C.C and Red Cross each and two units of N.S.S, one for the boys and the other for girls. NSS Volunteers render invaluable service at the time of great need. The North Orissa University has recommended for granting autonomous status to the institution. Braving several ups and downs this institution has emerged as a premier centre of learning of Keonjhar district. Perhaps this is due to the blessings of Lord Dadhibaman Jew. This institution needs further support, both moral and financial, from the\government and well wishers for its all round developement .