Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (I)]
1. Brief History of the Public Authority:
The college was founded in 1944 in the name Utkal Christian College and was affiliated to the Utkal University as an Intermediate College in Arts. In the academic session 1946-47, it was raised to the status of a Degree College in Arts with honours teaching facilities in English and Oriya. In 1949 the name of the college was changed to Christ College after the name of Jesus Christ, whose universal love and sacrifice have an ennobling influence all over the world.
Science classes were added to the existing Arts classes in 1960. According to the new regulations, +2 and +3 Courses in Arts & Science classes were introduced from 1983-84 and 1985-86 sessions, respectively.
Besides English and Oriya, teaching upto honours stage in Philosophy, Mathematics, Economics, History, Political Science, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Sanskrit were progressively added. From the session 1993-94 teaching facilities in Psychology, Home Science and Electronics were provided for +2 Students only. During 2004-2005 Education Pass and Honours in +3 Degree Courses, in 2005-2006 Commerce stream in +2 & +3 classes, in 2008-2009 Computer Science Hons. and in 2009-2010 Commerce Honours were introduced.
At present the college has an array of nearly 3,520 students on its rolls with about 80 qualified teachers. The pressing need of the College however is accommodation. After the adjacent land was acquired by the College in the month of May 1979, with the kind help of the Government of Odisha, and a compound wall erected on the south, the College has a campus of its own now. The campus is further extended on the south after the adjacent government land, measuring about 563 decimals along with the building on it, was transferred to the College during the Golden Jubilee Year.
The esteemed members of the NAAC Peer team visited the College on 30.11.2005 and 01.12.2005 and made on overall assessment of the College and eventually the College was accredited by NAAC with B+ Grade.
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