Vision & Mission
“Let us create history, Let somebody else write it” - Netaji.
Nestled in the lap of eastern Odisha, the Udayanath Autonomous College of Science & Technology, At- Prachi Jnanapitha, Po- Adaspur, Dist –Cuttack has taken long strides to reach its destination – a holistic approach to life through meaningful education. The history of the college reflects the history of a progressive rural area – the socio economic and cultural life of the location and the history of delivering true education to the common people. The college owes its origin to 1982 when it made only a non-formal appearance in the name of Prachi Mahavidyalaya under the roof of Prachi Academy in the vicinity with Arts at the higher secondary level. Yet it was rendered rudderless owing to the lack of patronage. Under the dynamic leadership of Sj. Trilochan Kanungo, former Member of Parliament (LS), educationist and social thinker of our times and the generous and noble financial contribution made by the late Udayanath Sahoo of the locality, the college managed to weather the difficulties. Named after the patron as Udayanath College of Science & Technology, the college was transferred to its own building at Prachi Jnanapitha (the present site) on 3 December 1986. The other two streams of Science and Commerce at the H.S. level were introduced and all the three streams were accorded official recognition and affiliation together in 1987. Seated on a stretch of 30 acres of land at Prachi Jnanapitha of Adaspur village, the college stands on the holy river Prachi; close to Kenduli, the birth place of the renowned classical poet JAYADEV.
To fulfil the cherished dream of the people for higher education, undergraduate classes were opened in Arts in 1991; Science in 1992 and Commerce in 1993. Honours teaching facilities were introduced in Economics, Political Science, History, Odia, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology in 1996; Accounting and Management in 2002; English and Education in 2003; Psychology and Sanskrit in 2004; Philosophy in 2005; Library Science and Computer Science in 2007. It has got the pride of being the only college in the state having the teaching department of Women’s Studies honours in Arts since 2010, carrying the total number of honours teaching subjects to 23 streamwise 14 under Arts, 8 under science and Commerce at present. The New Honours subjects like Sociology, Hindi, Geology, Geography and Statistics are opened subsequently. Post graduate teaching in Odia was started in 2009 adding a new chapter to the academic history of the college. The Post Graduate teaching programme in Commerce was started in the academic session, 2011-12 to further fortify the flagship stream of the college. This apart, self-financing courses BCA and BBA were launched in 2008 and 2009 respectively to fulfil the need for technical and job-oriented education among the youths seeking higher education. Teaching in two other demanding subjects B.Sc.ITM and MFC, a Post Graduate Programme has been started since 2010-11. PG course in Physics, History, Philosophy and English was started in 2012-13. PG course in Mathematics, Pol. Sc., Economics and Clinical Psychology was introduced from the session 2017-18. PG courses in Chemistry, Botany, Zoology., Education, Sanskrit, Hindi, & Sociology are introduced in the year 2019-20. The commencement of a new year heralds the advent of some important scholastic achievements. The college is affiliated to UTKAL UNIVERSITY and to the CHSE, Odisha. It was included in 12 B and 2f under the UGC Act on 17 and 22 December 2003 respectively. The college was accredited B+ scoring 78.5% marks by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) w.e.f 26.02.2006 for five years. The College merited to be accorded the coveted status of AUTONOMY by the UGC in January 2009.The college is accredited by NAAC with Grade B in the second cycle in the year 2014. Autonomy status is extended by UGC till 2023. The award of the status of Autonomy is a great milestone in the glorifying history of the institution. The massive infrastructure owned by the college is the cause of envy and admiration. It has in its proud possession Arts Block, Science Block, Commerce Block, Administrative Block, Academic Block and an imposing three storeyed octagonal library building block equipped with all modern facilities with Lord Ganesh taking the centre stage on its ground floor, Prachi Gymkhana & Stadium built over an area of 11 acres of land, 3 Gents Hostels, 3 Ladies Hostels, Principal’s Quarters, Staff Quarters, Pump House, Cycle Shed, Canteen etc add to the ever accumulating immovable assets of the college. The college installed a 125 KVA DG set on 22.07.10 and 250 KVA DG set in the year - 2016 to ensure 24 hours supply of electricity in the premises. The Saraswati temple in the premises was consecrated in a specially arranged religious ceremony by Sri Sri Prajnanandaji Maharaj on the auspicious occasion of 24 June 2010. The lush delicate gardens and orchards as old as the college itself beautify the landscape, maintain ecology and create an ambience congenial to exploiting its potential.
The campus also includes sports and recreational facilities including a Sports Complex that includes- basketball courts, badminton courts, table tennis court, football ground, volleyball ground, Hand ball court, Kho- Kho ground, cricket field and swimming pool. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled, with 24*7 connectivity.
Our academic blocks are well maintained and fully furnished,spacious classrooms , five smart class room, one Multipurpose hall with air conditioner andone conference hall.
“Words Illumine the World”
To flourish as a premier institute of higher learning in an ambiance conducive to promote innovative ideas and best practices in teaching, learning, research, extension, examination, and outreach activities among the rural youth to enhance their quality of life by identifying the rural needs and to cater to the rural demands with all sorts of efforts hearty and with theistic believe and provide opportunities for them to realize their full potential that embraces civility, respect, and trust.
- To provide meaningful education, environment, opportunities and experiences that enable, more particularly, rural students to develop themselves as good, well-rounded, and creative individuals.
- To develop Scientific Temper and Critical Thinking with the inculcation of values of discipline, hard work and team spirit that makes them joyful and access to it.
- To impart quality education for the development of an enlightened, socially-conscious, knowledgeable, cultured, cohesive, progressive and skilled communities.
- To enable students for meaningful and contended lives and work-roles, and economic independence with ethical and constitutional values, intellectual curiosity, and spirit of service.
- To nurture talent and lead students in exploring new vistas of creativity with zeal.