MR. PRABODHA KUMAR SAMAL
Principal ,M.A, M.Phil.[Reader in Economics]
College education plays a vital role in shaping an individual's academic and professional growth. It prepares them to face the challenges of life, equips them with essential skills, and opens doors to better career prospects. I am delighted to welcome you to Gopabandhu Choudhury College , and I hope you will find it useful as you explore the breadth of its academic activity and the diverse opportunities available to the rural students and faculties in its campus.
Gopabandhu Choudhury College,Ramachandrapur,Dist.Jajpur,Odisha, is one of the oldest premier non-govt. Degree College, in the state. established in 1965 by “Moulika Sikshya Parishad (MSP)”. The Institution boasts of its’ exclusiveness for being named after, the veteran social reformer, , Bhoodan idealist, Sarbodaya Sadhaka and Freedom Fighter “Punyatma Gopabandhu Choudhury” popularly known as “DHULI-MATIRA SANTHA”, one of the worthiest Son of the Soil in the pre & post-independence period.
"Gopabandhu Choudhury and Rama Devi" -the illustrious couple and so many other freedom fighters and Martyrs Like Saunti, Sananda, Hadibandhu & Mayadhar used to stay at Ramachandrapur, BARI , GOPABANDHU-RAMADEVI" ASHRAM, the then known by "Maulika Shikhya Parisada" which later on culminated into GOPABANDHU CHOUDHURY COLLEGE. GOPABANDHU- RAMADEVI ASHRAM" was the testing laboratory of Gandhian Principles of " Satyagraha and self-reliance ".during the freedom struggle
The College boasts of its’ status-quo as one leading educational enterprise in an agrarian set-up, caters to the educational as well as pedagogic needs & aspirations of a wide-range of agrarian citizenry settled across 7-8 nos. of CD-Blocks, 3 Assembly Constituencies in Jajpur, Kendrapada and undivided ‘Cuttack-District’ respectively. This College plays a pivotal role in the field of higher education in Odisha and also promotes a vibrant and dynamic environment of learning & inquiry, it offers unique opportunities for academic collaborations across the State and the Region. Besides its campus-based academic prowess, diverse future-led career promotional opportunities are available in-ample for the ease of access and availing for the aspiring students, researchers, scholars and academia.
Since two decades, the reach of Gopabandhu Choudhury College's teaching has extended across the region, and in recent years the College has made its connection to the wider world even more explicit. The number of students at Gopabandhu Choudhury College has grown by more than 35 % since 1998, and students today come from various parts of Orissa. They learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and time management skills, which are essential for success in their career and personal life. College also provides students with exposure to diverse cultures and perspectives, which helps them develop a broader understanding of the world.
Likewise, the work of Gopabandhu Choudhury College faculty members knows no intellectual bounds. In recent years our position in promoting higher education in the region has become increasingly important, and I am confident that you will be astonished, as you browse this site, at the multitude of ways in which members of our community are interacting with the world and at the many opportunities for you to participate.
Keeping in view, our belief that leaders contribute to make differences in all spheres of the organizations and ultimately the world around them, we aim to nurture students. This is resorted to by fostering the skill and enhancement of knowledge base of our students through various extra curricular, co-curricular and curricular activities through our faculties who keep themselves abreast by various Research and Faculty Development Programmes and attending Seminars/Conferences.
I welcome the newly admitted students to the portals of this great educational institution and wish them a memorable, meaningful and rewarding tenure .I would urge upon them to prove as good human beings and worthy citizens of this great country, India. I also welcome parents of our students and every one visiting this institution to go around the beautiful and sprawling campus of Gopabandhu Choudhury College at Ramachandrapur, Bari in Jajpur district of Odisha.