Brief History
Dalmia College, Rajgangpur was established in the year 1970 at Jharbera around a sylvan background and verdure of forest and hills. The College was inaugurated by Late R. N. Singhdeo, the then Chief Minister of Orissa on August 19, 1970 The College owes its origin to the efforts and initiative of Sri S. Sundar Rajan, I.A.S., the then Collector of Sundargarh. Different Panchayats like Kutra, Rajgangpur have given financial assistance to start the college. The College building is situated approximately 10 km. away from Rajgangpur town on the No.10 State Highway. It provides teaching facilities up to degree stage in Arts, Science and Commerce.

At its inception the college had a strength of 64 students only in two steams - Arts and Commerce. The Science stream was opened during the academic session 1980-81.

The present strength has gone up to 1700. Facilities for honours teaching have been provided in English, Oriya, Pol. Science, History, Economics, Philosophy, Commerce, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Mathematics and Zoology. Being located in an area predominantly inhabited by tribal and backward classes, the college provides a unique opportunity to them for higher education.
The present massive and majestic building donated by Messrs. Dalmia, Orissa Cement Limited, Rajgangpur was inaugurated on 30th August 1981 by Sri Janaki Ballav Pattnaik, the then Chief Minister with Sri Gangadhar Mohapatra the then Minister, Education and Sri Kishore Chandra Patel, the then Minister, Industries as guests of honour.
During the thirty seven years of its existence the college has provided higher education to the poor and needy students of the locality. Many students, having completed their education in this College, have been established in different fields of the society.
The college itself has also grown in different aspects. It has now better infrastructure, a gymnasium, a sports complex, two ladies hostels, one boys hostel, housing for the staff, education in computer science, computerization of the office and library etc.
Now the College is short listed for being a College with potential for excellence and for Autonomous Status. The college has been Accreditation with B-Grade by the National Assessment and accreditation to the College since 2005.

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