HNS Mahavidyalaya

HNS Mahavidyalaya

HNS Mahavidyalaya: It was November 1977, a group of local personages converged in a small shed in Chandol Bazar where Sri Kelu Charan Barik offered the idea of setting up a college for the propagation of higher education among the deprived and the poor students of this rural area.

After protracted deliberations a body namely “Proposed Chandol College Committee” was constituted under the steward­ship of Late Banamali Brahmachari, a doyen of the teacherdom of Orissa, intended to run in the shadow of the still extant “The Job oriented Education Society, Chandol,” In this connection, however, the public would always appreciate the contribution of celebrities of the area like late Hrudayananda Naik, first and distinguished Chartered Accountant of Orissa, Late Gagan Bihari Bhadra, Sri Nilamani Nayak and many others who had striven to make the dream of the people of the area come true.

Establishment of an institution is a real challenge at it calls for an all-out effort by a team of ardent and dedicated people, massive funds and above all the, co-operation and good wishes of the general public. Eventually the College was inaugurated by Sri Bed Prakash Agarwalla on the 15t August, 1979 in the premises of Bagdevi Bidyapitha, Daliji, with the invaluable co-operation of the dignitaries like Advocate Sachidananda Mohanty, Advocate Bhagabat Prasad Mohanty & others.

Soon after teaching commenced with 32 students in the 15t Year Intermediate Arts class.

In 1980, the foundation stone of the present building of the College was lead by Pandit Indramani Mishra of Narsinghapur and after words the classes and office were shifted to the present Campus due to the concerted and zealous effort of Sri Panchanan Satapathy, Sri Kelu Charan Naik, Sri Haladhar Naik, Sri Rajkishor Jena, Sri Padmanav Mohanty. Kudos to the members of the then staff, students and especially the youth of the locality for their unstinted selfless support and succor which went a long way to start and sustain this temple of higher learning.

But the institution was dogged by misfortune, as it were in the devastating floods of the newly erected house was badly damaged and most of the assets were washed away as the flood waters inundated the area after the Luna River Bank snapped and following year also (i.e. in 1983) before the college could recu­perate her financial losses it was again struck by another dreadful cyclone which for a time paralyzed all progress. The picture changed abruptly. The hopes for a bright tomorrow were not abandoned. Once again construction and repair work was resumed with renewed vigour and great gusto. To provide accommodation to the steadily increasing number of students the necessity of building more halls and rooms was deeply felt.

Passing through many odds and ordeals, the institution survived dreaming to become a full fledged college. Over the past 19 years the student strength has increased at a considerably high rate, say for instance, from 32 in 1979 to nearly 700 at present. Likewise the number of teaching staff has gone up from 6 to 30 and that of the non-teaching from 1 to 15 at present.

The college is affiliated to Utkal University and Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa, to provide teaching facility for the three years integrated course in Arts(Both Pass and Honours) and two year course in Arts, Science and Vocational Courses for +2 Examination Respectively.

In 1991, the college secured permanent concurrence and affiliation for the degree classes from Utkal University. It has earned the status of being Degree College in Derabish Block having the privileges of being registered under 2(f), 12(B) of UGC Act. The college is gradually expanding and now provides teaching facilities; in five Honours subjects i.e. History, Economics, Sociology, Political Science and Oriya. And steps are always being contemplated to provide more and more amenities to the students for the fuller flowering of their inherent capacity in particular and stepping up the standard of education in general.

After the passing away of Sri Hrudayananda Naik, the founder president of the first Governing Body of the college, the institution has renamed in the memory & of him in 1996-97


Sri Srinibas Bhuyan (M.Phil) (S.Gujurat)
H.N.S. Mahavidyalaya, Chandol
Kendrapara, Orissa

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