Khallikote Autonomous College
The Khallikote Autonomous College (ଖଲ୍ଲିକୋଟ ସ୍ୱୟଂଶାସିତ ମହାବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟ), Berhampur, Orissa is one of the oldest educational institutions of India. It was started as a school in 1856 in Berhampur and became an intermediate College in 1878. Its earlier name was Native College. The present name Khallikote College was conferred on it in 1893 in token of the good gesture shown by Raja of Khallikote who donated 16.5 Acres of land. Degree classes in Arts and Science were begun in 1944 and in Commerce and Mathematics were started from 1963 and in other subjects in subsequent years under affiliation to Utkal University. The affiliation was transferred to Berhampur University established in1967.The management of the college, until then under a private trust named K. C. Trust managing Committee, was taken over by the government of Orissa in 1971. Autonomy was conferred on it in 1990. This famous college has been accredited by NAAC, Bangalore with B+ grade in the year 2003. In May 2006 the college has been accorded the status of ‘CPE’ College with Potential of Excellence by the UGC. The college at present has 18 Departments. It runs 06 self-financing courses along with the traditional courses. As on today this prestigious college is catering the needs of around 5000 students.
The alumni of the college include Former President of India, His Excellency late V. V. Giri, Former Governor & Chief Minister of Orissa, Late Shri Biswanath Das, Justice Late Shri B Jagannath Das of Supreme Court of India, Padma Shree Dr. Kota Harinarayana Senior Scientist, Programme Director and Chief Designer of Light Combat Aircraft, famous Bollywood Cine Actress Celina Jaitley, Host of Top Academicians, Scientist, Burocrats, Social Servants and Business leaders. falkiuaA Coordinates:
The internationally renowned Swedish artist P K Mahanandia studied at the Khallikote Arts Colleges before he went to paint Indira Gandhi's portrait. Mahanandia travelled from India to Sweden on a bicycle to marry his lady love Lottaa.
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