Laxminarayan College was established on August 18,1969 with the concerted efforts of a coterie of dedicated souls to fulfill the aspirations of the people of the locality. It was named after Pundit Laxminarayan Mishra a patriot and social worker. In contrast with the wide present day educational facilities, by then there was no educational institution nearly leaving apart the Kuchinda College at Kuchinda and a Govt. College at Sundergarh. An educational institution was essential at Jharsuguda and ultimately Laxminarayan College came into being with Dr. Narayan Sankar Behera, the president and Sri Ganesh Patel the secretary of the first establishment committee.
Since the inception of the college, it has long strides along the path of progress and success. At present, it is a full-fledged college with Arts, Science and Commerce streams both at +2 and +3 levels. Because of honours teaching facilities in almost all subjects in +3 level, this college is attracting students of other colleges. Anthropology, Industrial Fish and Fishery, which are rare subjects in many colleges, are being taught in this college. As Jharsuguda is caught in the web of industrialization and scientific advancement, the students need to be educated in modern day subjects. Hence, proposals have been sent to the higher authority for the opening of Information Technology as a subject in this college.
To say a few more words on the academic aspect, there are experienced teachers with M.Phil and Ph.D qualifications, who are adept in imparting qualitative education. The student strength of the college is appreciably good although a number of colleges have sprung up in the nearly areas. Students of other colleges take interest to enroll themselves in this college for the qualitative teaching. With a view to academic development of students, seminars and conference are organised time and often and students participation in them in encouraged. The consequence of such an academic ambience is commendable. The results in +3 level are praiseworthily and the names of a number of +3 students figure in the result sheet of Sambalpur university every year occupying positions in Best Ten.
Apart from the academic aspect, the students are encouraged to play active role in extra curricular activities and they are bringing laurels of glory to this college in these fields. There are two wings of N.C.C namely Army and Naval both for boys and girls and the active participation of students in these wings is praiseworthily. They not only discipline their lives and build up their career by joining NCC but also pledge to be better sentinels to safeguard the nation. Many students are enlisted in NSS works and they have been doing people’s welfare works in the periphery of Jharsuguda. Some students are members of the Red Cross Society and their contribution to social cause is commendable. A few students of this college, interested in sports and Athletics have made their mark even at the national level.
Last but not least the infrastructure development, a Ladies Hostel, a rich library with rare collection of books a magnificent college building and a large number of employees steal the show in the modern academic scenario.