A Brief History of the
Panchayat Samiti College,
Jhumpura, one of the premier Non-Govt. Aided Colleges of
Keonjhar that stands by N.H.-215, was established in the
year 1987 by some enthusiastic and generous public. It owes
to its birth, growth and nourishment to umpteen generous
sons of the soil-top of which are Late Chhotray Majhi (Ex-minister),Late
Chhitaranjan Behera, Ex- Sarapanch, Jhumpura G.P. and Member
of Z.P., Sj. Sarat Chandra Behera, Late Jagabandhu Sahoo, Sj.
Kailash Chandra Behera and Sj Sachitra Mahanta, Ex- Chairman
,Jhumpura Block. A new glorious chapter in the history of
the College started when the Govt. of Odisha accorded
concurrence to +2 Arts stream from the session 1988-89.
The CHSE, Odisha, Bhubansewar accorded affiliation to +2
Arts stream in the year 1989. Further the Govt of
Odisha,accorded permission for +3 Arts. in the year 1990,
1st temporary recognition in the yr.1993. and 1st temporary
affilation in the year 1992 . The Govt.of Orissa gave
recognition for increase of seats in +2 Arts in the year
1992 & CHSE, Odisha granted affiliation in the year 1993.
Further the College got first temporary recognition for
opening of Mathematics and Sanskrit in Degree in the year
1997 and Utkal University accorded first temporary
affiliation for those Subjects in the year 1998.
The college entered into
another era of glory when the Govt. of Orissa permitted for
opening of +2 Science in the year 1993.and recognized in the
year 1994. The CHSE Orissa allowed temporary affiliation to
+2 Science in the year 1998.
Further, the college entered into another era of history
when it got permanent recognition from Govt of Orissa in +2
Arts , +2 Science and +3 Arts in the year 2004 and
permanent affiliation from CHSE, Orissa and NOU, Baripada
in the year 2005.
The Govt. Junior Vocational
Stream which was functioning in Jhumpura Boys High School
merged with the college in the year 2003. The Govt of Odisha
further gave permission for opening of +3 Arts (Honours )
and +3 Science from the session 2010-11. The college set
into another era of history in the year 1994 when it
received Direct Payment (G.I.A) from Govt. of Orissa towards
the salary cost of both teaching and non-teaching Staff
members. Some of the staff received Block Grant according to
the 2004 grant- in- aid policy of Govt. of Orissa. The
remaining staff are eligible to receive Block Grant under
2009 G.I.A. Policy of Govt. of Orissa. The College too was
included in 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act, 1956 in the
year 2006 and 2007 respectively The College possesed 5 Acres
of land of its own.
This College plays a vital
role in imparting education in a Tribal Sub-plan area to
meet the challenges of the 21st Century through
dissemination of knowledge and values. The day is not too
far when Panchayat Samiti College, Jhumpura will stand out
as an ideal and unique institution on its own merits of
academic discipline and excellence.