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 Bengal.


MISSION: Strive we shall, achieve we will

  • Nurture every student through continuous engagement
  • Ensure   holistic development in conformity with ethicality ( Dhrmam Saranam Gachhami)
  • Foster progressive and critical thinking, free from judgmental bias, such as: 
  1. Liberal Arts to teach values
  2. Science to inculcate a rational approach
  3. Commerce to empower in financial /fiduciary management.
  4. Vocational 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.


VISION: Pursuit of Perfection

  • To achieve academic  excellence.
  • To focus on value education.
  • To cultivate a deep appreciation of local language, art, festivals etc. so as to connect to our social context.
  • To ensure maximum participation in sports and games so as to promote individual and collective health.
  • To  mainstream the marginalized.
  • 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 student.