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College Corner

Short history of the College

F .M. College, Balasore, is a premier institution of the district. It is a full-fledged degree and growing P. G. College affiliated to F. M. University.
The College was established in 1944. Named Balasore College, it started functioning from 6th July 1944 when the Government of Orissa decided to
establish a second Grade Arts College in the premises of Zilla School and consequently the School became the Government College under one administrative control , that of the Principal, who became the ex-officio Inspector of the School. Both the institutions had one Governing Body.
This arrangement continued till 1946 when the college became a first grade institution and provided teaching facilities in English, Economics and History
upto Honours standard. The school gained its separate status, with its own managing Committee, though the Principal continued to be the Inspector of Schools. In 1948, Intermediate Science classes started in a separate new block and further affiliation upto Honours standard in Philosophy and Mathematics was obtained, but due to lack of students, the teaching of Honours in all subjects except History and Economics had to be discontinued afterwards.

In 1949 the College was renamed Fakir Mohan College (Vide Govt. letter no. 5787-E dtd. 2.8.1949) after the great Oriya poet and novelist Fakir Mohan Senapati, who was born at Balasore. In 1961, Zilla School, Balasore was shifted to its own building at Jail Road As a result, the school building with additions and modifications, was fully utilised by F M College. Subsequently, the Bhuyan building complex was acquired to locate the ,commerce department.
Honours classes in various subjects were reintroduced in different academic sessions: Mathematics in 1961-62, Chemistry in 1965-66, Oriya in 1970-71, Botany and Zoology in 1971-72. Commerce in 1975-76 and Education in 1991-92 Post Graduate classes in Commerce started in 1979-80, Mathematics in 1985-86, Physics in 1988-89, Political Science in 1992-93, Oriya in 1994-95, Computer Application (as vocational subject in degree stage) in 1995-96 and Computer Science honours (as self financing subject) in 2000-2001
The combined roll strength of the College has risen significantly over the years from a mere 400 in 1944 to 3304. Now there are over 100 members of the teaching staff consisting of the Principal, the Vice-Principal, Readers, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers. The number of non-teaching staff and other employees of the College exceeds 115.
The College celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1972, and Golden Jubilee in 1995 and Diamond Jubilee in 2004. Autonomy to F. M. College, Balasore has been conferred, by the UGC vide letter No. 249/94 (Desk-Ac) 4 22-9-99 w.e.f the session 1999-2000.

The College Coat of Arms

The college council, at its meeting held on the 21 December 1950, decided that the College should have a Coat of Arms of its own. The following design
was adopted.
A shield with a Konarka wheel on the left, and a boat on the high seas on the right are taken from the lower panel the Utkal University Coat of Arms. The motto under it is "Dharman Sharanam Gachhami"
The motto is the second of the three Buddhist vows Fakir Mohan Senapati chose as the guiding principle of his life.
The boat on the seas does not only represent the previous affiliation of the College to Utkal University but also symbolizes the maritime glories of Orissa
in which Balasore played no small part.
The colours of the Coat of Arms are gold in the first quarter, silver in the second and third quarters and azure in the fourth quarter. The spokes of the
wheel and the bottom of the ship are sable.


Manoj Das
Litterateur par excellence and winner of Saraswati Samman.
Dr. Manmath Nath Das
Noted Historian and Ex-MP
Emphraim Dowel
Ambassador of Israel
Dr. Shyam Sundar Mohapatra
Ex. MP.


Dr. Gouri Kishore Das
Vice - Chancellor, Utkal University


Sri Gangadhar Rath
Former Advocate General, Orissa
Sri Gobinda Chandra Senapati, I.P.S
Ex-DG , Police , Orissa.


Mr. Banka Bihari Das
Ex- Minister and Environmentalist
Prof. Trilochan Mishra
Ex-VC, Sri Jagannath University


Sri M.A. Kharabela Swain
M.P Balasore
Dr. Manmath Nath Kundu
Writer and Educationist


Dr. Sisir Kumar Das
Prof. Comparative Literature , Delhi University
Padmabhusana Sri Ramakanta Rath,I.A.S.
Poet and winner of Saraswati Samman


Sri MahameghabahanaAyera Kharbela Swain,M.P,Baleswar
Prof. Krushna Kanta Das 
Ex-Principal, F.M College,Balasore


Sri Soumyaranjan Pattanaik
Editor "The Sambad"
Sri M.A Kharbela Swain, M.P


Naveen Pattanaik
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Orissa
Sri Sahadev Sahu, I.A.S.
Ex-Vice Chancellor, O.U.A.T


Sri Rabindra Mohan Das
Veteran Freedom Fighter and Philanthropist
Sri Manoj Das
Alumnus Extraordinary & The Pride of Orissa


Dri Basanta Kumar Panigrahi, President,UtkalaSammilani
Sri Rabindra Mohan Das
Veteran Freedom Fighter and Philanthropist
Dr,Sj.Gopala mohanty; Professor, Macmaster University, Kanada
Dr.Debendra Nath Rout,Ex-Principal .F.M.College,Baleswar
Sri MahameghabahanaAyera Kharbela Swain,M.P,Baleswar


Sj Sanjeeb Charan Hota,IAS, State Election Commssioner,Odisha
Sri Mahameghabahana Ayera Kharbela Swain,M.P,Baleswar
Dr.Debendra Nath Rout,Ex-Principal .F.M.College,Baleswar
Er.Ra bindra Kumar Jena, Director, Baleswar Alloys


Sj Sukadeba Nanda; Vice-Chancellor, FakirMohan University
Padmashree Sj Manoj Das;Litterateur par excellence and winner of Saraswati Samman.


Dr.SudarsanaNanda. Vice-Chancellor, NorthOdishaUniversity: Baripada;
Dr.Prafulla Kumar Tripathy; Litterateur par excellence and Vasatatwabit;


Dr.Sudhakara Panda, Chairman,XII th……………..(Artho Ayoga)
Professor (Adhyapaka) BiswaRanjan,  Litterateur par excellence and Stambakara


Sj SudhanshuBhusan Mishra; Ex- Chief Secretary, Odisha
Prof. Dr. Ganeswar Mishra


Sj.Rajat Kumar Kara,    and Maj (Dr.) Abhaya Kumar Panda:  Sj. ApurbaKishore Bir; IAAFA &  RAPPA      National  Award winner : InterNational Jury’s Critics Award owner