BALANGIR: Balangir Lok Sabha member Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo on Monday sought university status for Rajendra (Autonomous) College. Kalikesh, who visited the college, held discussions with the staff over several issues including safety and staff crunch. He instructed the authorities concerned to solve the issues hampering the college’s development.
The MP also interacted with the State Home Secretary and the Balangir SP to sort out problems regarding safety on the college’s campus.Notably, Rajendra (Autonomous) College became a full-fledged degree college after the affiliation of Commerce faculty in 1964-65 and Science faculty in 1965-66. From 1978-79, it started offering post-graduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce.
From 1967 to 2002, this college was under Sambalpur University. Currently, it is an autonomous institution as declared by UGC. The college is NAAC accredited as B++. The library of the college has more than 1 lakh books.Alumni Association president Lalit Naik, college principal Bijaya Jena, alumni of the college including Dharmendra Nanda, Priya Bohidar, Jayanta Mohanty and others were present during the discussion.