Named after the great Odia novelist Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Senapati, Fakir Mohan Autonomous College (Autonomous status. 1999) , previously known as Balasore College (estd. 6th July 1944) and Fakir Mohan College renamed 2nd August 1944) , stands with all its pride and glory in the heart of the town, Balasore. The name of the town happens to be derived from Bala-e-sar (Persian) , meaning a sea-shore town due to its situation near the Bay of Bengal, while to the localities, the name derives from Baneswar. During all these years since its establishment, it has registered its name as a centre of knowledge and wisdom throughout the state and outside. The college has all the mainstream courses with Honours and PG in Commerce (1979-80), Mathematics (1985-86), Physics (1988-89), Political Science (1992-93) and Odia (1994-95) with a bundle of self-financing courses, add-on subsidiary courses in Computer Education, Business English, Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication and study centres of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Odisha State Open University (OSOU).
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
The climate of Balasore town is moderate
throughout the year due to its proximity to the Bay of
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
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