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BRIEF HISTORY OF GOVERNMENT AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE, ROURKELA

The College started as Rourkela Science College from 16 th August, 1961 and was taken over by Government Odisha on 01-07-1963. With the vertical academic growth of the College was conferred with autonomous status in 2002. In the year 2002 the College was accredidated by NACC with Grade-B.

The College offer variety of Courses at different levels. Besides Art, Science and Commerce at Higher Secondary and Degree levels the College also offers M.A. in two subjects i.e. English & Odiya and M. Sc. In two subjects i.e. Botany and Comp. Science.

The College also offers a variety of self-financing Degree Courses in Computer Science, Electronics and Tele-Communication(ETC), Mathematics with Computer(MTC),
PGDCA, PGDCH and M. Sc. In Computer Science. The College also offers Diploma in Retail Management under Community College and various Degree and P. G. level Courses under
Odisha State Open University. The College has been also provided separate Rooms for IGNOU Study Centre. As per the Circular of the Department of Higher Education Government
of Odisha the College now stands Bi-furcated in to the Government Autonomous College, Rourkela with effect from Academic Session 2001-2002.

Ironically the number of staff both teaching and non-teaching have gone-down after it was Autonomous. There by the Classes are engaged by Guest faculty who are engaged time to time. The College has not received any UGC grant for last three years. Remuneration for non-teaching is paid from the fee collected from the students, as there is no special grant for the Government for this purpose. This has been a hindrance in achieving our mission of academic excellence to make to make this premier Institute , a centre of quality learning
by training the students to be creative and competitive enough to face the challenges of the new millennium.