Government Autonomous College is a state-run co-aid undergraduate and postgraduate college located in Panposh of city Rourkela. The college was established in the year 1961 as Government Science College but latter on it was renamed as Government Autonomous College. The institution upholds the development of majority of student's mostly coming from economically weaker sections and Scheduled Tribe. The college is accredited by NACC with grade 'B' certification. Presently Dr. Mrs. Prativa Sahoo is the principal and the college is affiliated to Sambalpur University, which prepares undergraduate students for regular three years bachelor courses on Arts (B.A), Science (B.Sc), Commerce (B.Com). The college has also center for Indira Gandhi National Open University for distance learners.