Brief History

Parjang presently the Assembly Constituency of Odisha Legislative Assembly, is situated 5 KM away from “Kualo”- State capital of Kodalak Mandal of Sulki Kings of seventh century became a part erstwhile princely state of Dhenkanal and got prominence as cantonment catchment centre during British rule. During freedom movements it was the epicenter of ‘Prajamandal Andolan’. Post independence era marked with keen activities in extension of education beyond Primary and Secondary level. To prepare the students for better future opened up by planned development and industrialization honourable and well-meaning people from every walk of life of the locality established Parjang Mahavidyalaya with individual contribution on 05.07.1979 Initially college started with 20 nos of students and 05 Nos. of faculty as a co-education college affiliated to Utkal University. Since then it has not looked back and within a span of 36 years it developed to be a full-fledged Degree College offering +3 Arts & Science courses accommodating Parjang Junior Mahavidyalaya offering Arts, Science & Commerce courses within its ambit. Further the Govt. Vocational Junior College (GVJC), Parjang is functioning in the premises of Parjang Mahavidyalaya from the session 2008. The GVJC is functioning with the Principal Parjang Mahavidyalaya being the administrative head.

The college started from a School premises with 03 rooms. Now it has 10 acres of land and adequate infrastructure surrounded by lush greenery in the heart of Parjang. The Junior College is affiliated to CHSE from 1983 having 587 students, where as in Degree College there are 647 students, affiliated to Utkal University in 1988 and registered under section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act of 1956 from 2004. Henceforth this college is receiving UGC grants enabling it to reach higher benchmark of excellence. In 2007 it has been accredited by NAAC.

The Crest

The flame of the burning lamp indicates the prolixity of learning. It symbolizes the refinement of culture, wisdom and happiness. The book below is the repository of knowledge. Its’ open pages are an involution of the learners to partake of the rich intellectual tradition. The pen of peacock’s feather and inkpot symbolizes man’s insatiable thirst for knowledge from the time immemorial to the modern age. The lyre in the left stakes its association with Goddess Saraswatee the symbol of wisdom. The swan in the crest is the symbol of purity and sanctity of mind. The lotus on which the crest sits is an object of beauty, delicacy, purity and sweet fragrance of the institution. The great luminous phrase “SRADHABAN LAVATE JNANAM” from the Bagabat Gita inscribed at the bottom the crest – suggests humility which is more purifying.

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