Kalahandi,10/03/19:The Kalahandi Government Autonomous college is declared as Kalahandi University on 6th march 2019 by the Govt of Odisha. The educationists of this district appreciated the Govt decision.
The Present Govt Autonomous College which was established on 18th July 1860 with only 27 students of the locality as a private College to develop the education within the backward Gadjat area and was known as Kalahandi Science College.
Later on 1st December 1961 Govt of Odiha has approved as Kalahandi Science College and since then the college have been running in the building now it was known as west Hostel of the college. The college which has a great role to develop the education within undivided Kalahandi with neighboring districts was declared as Autonomous College in the year 2002 after satisfied with its infrastructure and its quality education systems.
This college became a mile stone in the field of education in Country among other 52 colleges across the country after recognized by the N.A.A.C team in the year 2004-05 with B+ College with potential excellence and became a glorious educational institution within the country. The selection Committee headed by the vice Chancellor of Utkal University recommend the college after due scrutiny for the University status and the state Govt on 6th March declare the Auto College as Single KJalahandi University.
The Single University should be declared as the affiliated university to develop the education within the undeveloped area like Kalahandi,so that the colleges can get benefit from this University as discussed by the educationists of the locality. After becoming University it will be easy for the research scholars of the locality for their research projects.
On this day the Autonomous College is running with shortage of 34 lecturers and students are facing so much problems. Out of 60 sanctioned strength of lecturer in +3 Arts, Science and Commerce stream 30 posts are lying vacant. Out of 26 sanctioned strength of lecturer posts in +2 Arts, Science and Commerce stream 4 posts are lying vacant. On the Other hand the students are doing Post Graduation in Odia, English, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, and M.Phil in Odia and History Subjects. Like that B.Ed and Computer Science subject in self finance and BBA, BCA, MFC & MSW subject in Self Finance PPP mode. The Journalism course is stopped due to want of students and the course like Archeology and musicology are not conducted due to want of its lecturer.
The present Govt Auto College has 55 Acre 10 decimal of land out of which many portion are encroached. Some portion like 9 acre 10 decimal of land is used for the Urban Health center near College chowk.
The Water supply dept has allowed vide the letter 220.01.02.2019 of the Principal to construct the drinking water storage center in 60 decimal of land with a condition to supply the water to the college but after completion of 4.5 lakhs liters of drinking water project no water supply is given to the college and Hostel campus as yet.
The college is running with its old building and for the university more infrastructures with teaching with non-teaching staff are required which should be fulfilled soon for the welfare and better quality education within the locality as demanded by the intellectuals of the districts.