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Takhatpur, Mayurbhanj, Baripada, Odisha 757003
06792 252 612
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Maharaja Purna Chandra (Autonomous) College, Baripada is one of the Premier institutions of Higher Education in Orissa.
Christened after the Late Maharaja Purna Chandra Bhanja Deo, the enlightened ruler of the erstwhile Princely state of Mayurbhanj, the College has been successfully catering to the need of higher education of the people, not only of Orissa but also of its adjoining states since its inception in July 1948.
Over the years the institution has grown from strength to strength and from glory to glory by adding fresh feathers to its cap of success. With the conferment of Autonomous status upon the College by the UGC and Govt. of Orissa in 2000-2001 and accreditation by NAAC with ‘B’ grade, the College has added two more shining feathers to its cap of success.
The B.A. (Pass) class with a sanctioned strength of 48 students, was opened in the session 1949-50. The courses offered were English, Odia, Economics and Mathematics to which History was added in 1958-59. Honours courses in Economics, Political Science and English were introduced in 1961 , 1963 and 1965 respectively and Odia and Philosophy in 1967.
Honours in Sanskrit was offered in 1978-79. The B.Sc. course with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as Pass and Honours were started in 1960-61 to which Botany and Zoology were added in 1966. Honours courses in Physics and Chemistry were offered in 1967 and 1968 respectively and Botany and Zoology in 1972. So far as the Commerce faculty is concerned, affiliation at the then Pre-University level was made available in 1965.To this first year Degree in Commerce was added in 1966 and B.Com. (Pass) in 1967. Honours in Commerce was introduced in 1974-75. Provision of Post Graduate teaching in Commerce and History got started with effect from 1979-80 and 1983-84 respectively. Post-Graduate teaching in Economics, Philosophy and Chemistry started during the session 1990-91. Post Graduate teaching in Physics, Political Science and Oriya commenced from 1992-93. Subsequently Post-Graduate teaching was also introduced in Zoology, Botany and English. New subjects like Statistics, Geography, Geology, Sociology, Secretarial Practice and Photography were started between 1981 and 1983. Geography as an optional subject was introduced at +3 level in 1992-93. In the next session Sociology was introduced.
Several vocational subjects were introduced in 1994-95. These are (a) Sericulture for +3 Sc. (b) Communicative English for +3 Arts and (c) Office Management and Secretarial Practice for+ 3 Commerce. This continual opening of course offerings has drawn numerous students into the fold of the College from all over and outside the State. When Utkal University was divided into the three universities, the North Orissa University was established in 1999 and M.P.C. College was affiliated to it. All the examinations were conducted by the North Orissa University for the session 1999-2000 and 2000-200 1. M.P.C. College was declared ‘Autonomous’ by the UGC, New Delhi. But because of some unavoidable reasons the college could not hold its independent examinations for the session 2000-200 I. Real academic autonomy started from 2001-2002 with an independent Entrance-examination based on selection procedure, independent courses of study and independent examination procedure for the +3 First Year students and 5th year P.G. Students.
M.P.C. Autonomous College was shifted from the old Maharaja’s Palace to its new College complex at Takhatpur in summer 2001. The College started functioning in the new complex from 08-06-2001. According to the directive of the Department of Higher Education, Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, the M.P.C Morning College merged with the M.P.C Autonomous College. The +2 Streams in Arts, Science and Commerce of M .P.C Autonomous College and M.P.C. Morning College along with the +2 Stream in Arts of Government Women’s College combinedly constituted the M.P.C Junior College and is housed in the old building. M.P.C.
Autonomous College is a seat of Under Graduate and Post-Graduate studies. At present there are six P.G. Departments namely Odia, English, History, Political Science, Philosophy and Commerce. Sanction was accorded by Govt. of Odisha to introduce self-financing courses in tour subjects namely Environmental Economics, Microbiology, Industrial Chemistry, Bio Chemistry from the academic year 2005-06.