Named after the doyen of
Odia Literature, Fakir Mohan Senapati, the
College has had an eventful history. Originally
known as the Balasore College, it came into
existence on 6th July, 1944. It is one of the
seven colleges to have been established in
British Odisha. It was renamed Fakir Mohan
College on 2nd August, 1944. On conferment of
Autonomy in the academic session 1999-2000, it
has become Fakir Mohan Autonomous College.
The College located
centrally, has been as iconic as the town of
Balasore itself. As a District, it was formed
in 1928; as a place it finds mention in the
Puranic literature. Legend has it that the town
has been named after Lord Baneswar- which is
another name of Shiva. Baleswar is the
corrupted derivative of Baneswar. Medieval
historians believe that the town derives its
name from the Persian word Balas-e-Shore,
meaning a “town in the Sea”.
The College located at
Balasore town is 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 5 kms. away from the NH-16, 3 kms.
away from Balasore bus stand and only 1 km away
from Balasore Railway station.
The climate of Balasore town is moderate
throughout the year due to its proximity to the Bay of
Strive we shall, achieve we will
every student through continuous engagement
Ensure holistic development in conformity
with ethicality ( Dhrmam Saranam Gachhami)
progressive and critical thinking, free from
judgmental bias, such as:
Arts to teach values
inculcate a rational approach
to empower in financial /fiduciary
Education to enhance employability in tune
with market demand.
The life of
a student in an institution of higher learning
is a transformative journey. Students enter the
college at a nascent stage. Through the
teachings in the classrooms and active
participation in other co-curricular
activities, they become socialized
as responsible future citizens. By the time
they leave the college, they should be
immuno-competent individuals, ready to
transform the society, they enter.
Pursuit of Perfection
To achieve academic
To focus on value
To cultivate a deep
appreciation of local language, art,
festivals etc. so as to connect to our social
To ensure maximum
participation in sports and games so as to
promote individual and collective health.
To mainstream the
To promote quality life.
Education, in the
foreseeable future, is poised to be
contextually redefined in the light of
technological advances, wherein the students
will be able to access contents without
teachers. This will effectively free education
from the control of academic bureaucracy. This
paradigm shift is going to change the role of
two fundamental stake holders; teachers and the
students. A teacher is going to be envisaged as
a facilitator and a student will transform as a
co-creator. But more importantly, both will
remain engaged symbiotically to build a
society, which will evolve towards perfection.
Focus will be on personalized learning for
students. The role of teachers will be to find
the right connects with the available
opportunities. Students would be encouraged to
play an active part in all dimensions of life.
They will be trained to strike the right
balance between competing demands and the
values they have been trained to achieve
holistically. Students will be envisioned as
system thinkers. Higher priority will be
knowledge with attitude. Students and teachers,
being the dominant stakeholders, will shoulder
the responsibilities equally for the
implementation of such a mission.
Such a holistic assessment
of education for future, unfortunately, cannot
be delinked from human values. Every planning
for future must be within the prescribed ambit
of individual freedom, cultural pluralism,
political democracy and sustainable living.
Seen in this context, the ultimate vision would
be to achieve the full potential of every