Brief History of the College 


Balasore, which evokes an image of intellectual capability of its populace in the country has a glorious history. The name Balasore originated from a Persian word ‘Bala-e-sar’ meaning a sea- shore town. But the locals believe that the word Balasore is derived from its original Sanskrit root ‘Baneswar’, the citadel of a famous Saivite cult. A north-eastern district of Orissa, Balasore,  is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the district of Midnapur (West Bengal) in the north-east, the forest of Mayurbhanj & Keonjhar districts in the north and Bhadrak in the south. The town has long been known for its maritime glories, the golden sea-beach and defence establishments at Chandipur.

Originally  named Balasore College, Fakir Mohan College was established on 6th July 1944. On 2nd August 1949, it was renamed Fakir Mohan College after the great Oriya poet and novelist Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Senapati. Since 1946,  with the opening of honours in various subjects, the college has carved out a name for itself in the academic echelons of the state. The college has Post Graduate teaching facilities in Commerce (1979-80), Mathematics (1985-86), Physics (1988-89), Political Science (1992-93) and Oriya (1994-95). Conferment of autonomy in 1999 opened up new opportunities and challenges and the college rose to the occasion by capitalizing on the benefits of autonomy. The college was conferred with CPE status in the year 2006-07. The college also provides Degree Courses, (Self Financing) in Business Administration (Hons.), Computer Science (Hons), UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programme (COP)-one year certificate course in Business English, Two year Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication, Lateral Entry- IGNOU Study Center-2106, IGNOU ODL Convergence scheme under Distant Education Council - FMC7501, Computer Point for Computer Literacy.


The College provides Joint Venture Computer Education Programme in collaboration with Computer Point for the bona fide students of the college. It also has a study center of IGNOU, which facilitates lateral entry into various courses.


The college is located at Balasore town, 200 Kms. from the state capital Bhubaneswar, and 250 Kms. from Kolkata. It is well linked with other parts of the state and the country by roadways and railways.  The college is 3 Kms. from the National Highway No.5 and 1 Km. from the Balasore Railway station, on the South Eastern Railways.


The climate of Balasore town is moderate throughout the year due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal.


The college aims at providing quality education, transforming the students in to good citizens by inculcating a sense of values in them and moulding their character and conduct to face the challenges of life.


With a view to making the college a center for excellence, the college envisions to open more professional courses in Management, Information Technology, Bio-technology, Bio-informatics and Environmental Studies, etc., and make them effective by developing the existing infrastructure. It envisions to make courses more participating and career oriented. The college shall strengthen healthy practices and support services for effective implementation of education to real life situations.



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