About Us
Kujang College is dedicated to provide higher education in and around Kujang. Its rivers, Royal Palace, Royal Fort, Royal Pond, the Pareswar Temple (12th century AD ), the Kunja Bihari Temple (16th century AD) etc. bear the footprints of historical glory of the place. Kujang College stands on a glorious cultural heritage to justify its title.

Time was there when Afagan the Moghul, the Marhatta and the English rulers could have been able to crush the will of the Indians and established their strong sway over the Akhanda Bharat Barsha (Undivided India). Yet they had a thousand thoughts for Kujang, a tiny kingdom in the eastern coastal belt of Orissa. Thanks for the bravity and militancy of her people and strategical importance that it inherited. Kujang became the symbol of Oriya' glory and ego; which the 16th century history has witnessed. Kalapahad, the invincible general of ferocious Afagans trampled the pride and glory of Orissa. The helpless Oriya people saw the infernal dance of this Yavan General in the Sri Jagannath Temple and on the Baishipahacha. They became the silent spectators when Patitapaban Bana was torn into pieces and Afagan flag was hoisted on the Nilachakra. Crores of the Oriyas were shocked when the idol of Lord Jagannath was thrown into the river Ganga. The spirituality of Oriyas was in a crucible. For years, Orissa passed through a period of spiritual starvation. Sacred Mahaprasad dissapeared from Srikshetra. The sevayats were lost in gloom. The Oriyas virtually lost their identity.

Here came Bishar Mohanty, the worthy son of Kujang soil, a devotee of Lord Jagannath. He could illuminate the spiritual life of the Oriyas, dispelled the cloud of misfortune from their sky; rescued the immortal "BRAHMA" of the mortal idol from the vigilant eyes of Kalapahad and offered it to the then king of Kujang, who kept it secretly for years together. After a gap of 22 years Ramchandra Dev received the Brahma Padartha of Lord Jagannath from the then King of Kujang whom Bisar Mohanty had offered it. He was glorified as the second Indradyumn by inserting the sacred Brahma again in the image of Lord Jagannath. Therefore the soil of Kujang remains holy for the entire Oriya race. So long as Lord Jagannath remains as the spiritual identity of the Oriyas, they will remain indebted to the soil of Kujang.

The famous Sandha dynasty established by a teacher in Kujang in 16th century had been illuminating knowledge through religion, education and culture in Kujang for the last 500 years. The founder of the Sandha dynasty Mallik Sandha was working as a teacher in the court of Gajapati Kings. The prime aim of the then education was to make princes and kings efficient fighters to safeguard their kingdom. At that time the army was mainly divided into two groups- infantry and navy. They were known as Khandayat soldiers and Kaibarta soldiers respectively. The coastal kingdoms had to achieve excellency in both these arts of warfare whereas the Gadajat kings achieved excellency only in infantry.The foreign invaders preferred to attack through sea-route. So At that time the navy of coastal the kingdoms had an important role to preserve and protect the sovereignty of India. In safeguarding the sovereignty the Kaibarta Sena of Kujang had played an important role. The coastal lines near the Bay of Bengal of Kujang remained as a testing ground for navigation, sea-voyage and maritime activities. Available sources from history remind us how foreign traveller Huen -te-sang had warned people during 7th century not to sway and navigate through the Kujang Coast. Subjects like Oceanography which recieves world-wide attention today appers had its inception here at Kujang. The kings of Kujang had achieved excellency in navigating ships. The folk-lore-"Haikire Mana baiki-Haire bhakua heluki batula Kujang Sandhaku paiki." justifies the efficiency of the Kujang kings achieved in navigation. Till 18th century Kujang remained a ferrocious workshop on traditional war-fare. The meaning of the place Kujang can be analysed like this (Ku-means notorious and Jang-means war). With the arrival of the British in the 19th century Kujang's progress in education and culture took a new turn. After Kujang came under the rule of the Queen of Bardhaman, Balarampur Prathamika Bidyalaya and Banabihari High school were established to dispel the darkness of ignorance from this locality. Besides this the vocational institute of Kujang Industrial School was established by the British around 1930 took a leading role in implementing technical education in this locality.

The glory of Kujang is depicted in many valuable scriptures, epics and historical manuscripts. Starting from Huen-te-Sang modern foreign educationists, administrators like J.Beams, W.W. Hunter, A. Sterlings, G. Toynbee, E. Ewear had openly proclaimed the glory of Kujang. Kujang also occupies the prominent place in the Persian records and history like Tabaqati-i-Akabari by Nizamuddin, Ain-i- Akabari by Abul Fazal, Akbar Nama by Abul Fazal, Tabaqati-i-Nasari by Minhaj Siraj, Makhzan-i-Afagana by Niamatullah. Now they have been turned to historical monuments of Orissa. The accounts of Kujang's glory which are described in the mediaeval scriptures like Madala Panji, Chakadapothi, Chhamuchitau etc.make the read emotional about their glorious past. We come to know how Ramachandra Dev was recoronated on the Puri Throne and entitled as the Second Indradyumna. It is lucidly depicted in Sanskrit Srikrushna Bhaktabatshala Charitam, Purusottam Chandrika, Gundicha Mohatshabam, Basantotshav, Katak Raja Vamsabali etc. The famous historical novel "The Bibasini" in Oriya, written in19th century by Ram Sankar Ray glorifies the ancient culture and Royal family tradition of Kujang kings."Nandikeswari" kavya of Radhanath Ray also refers to Kujang.The characters of "Matira Manisa" the renowened Oriya novel are the children of the soil of Kujang. This truth has already been confessed by Kalindicharan.The periodicals and news papers of 19th century like the Utkal Dipika, the Utkal Sahitya etc. were reflecting regularly the contribution of the kingdom of Kujang towards the formation of modern Orissa.Prativa Ray's famous novel Magna Mati has its inspiration from the cultural fertility of Kujang. The Magna Mati presents a faithful account of the cultural heritage of ROYAL KUJANG.

Kujang College, Kujang completes 34th year of its existence and dedication to the service of higher education in and around Kujang. It's undoubtedly a moment to express gratitude to all the founders (living or dead)parents, benefactors, well-wishers who stood by all these years with their moral support and co-operation. It is also an occasion to recollect the troubles, trials and tributions experienced by the pioneers, principals and staff members who put this institution on the path of growth and progress.

The college has its origin with the unflagging devotion and unflinching efforts of some of the local enlightened personalities. Though the idea of establishing a college at Kujang had been cherished through in the minds of the intelligentsias of this locality since 1964 it could become a reality on 16th August, 1979 with the vision and noble efforts of Dr. Damodar Rout, Sj. Suresh Chandra Sahoo, Sj. Hadibandhu Sathpathy, Sj. Abhiram Moharana, Sj. G.P. Pattanaik, Sj. A.P. Pattaik and others. Above all the relentless struggle of Late Bhimsen Sahoo, the then Tahsildar who stood as a beaconer all through the initial period of its beginning. To commemorate the memory of Late Bhimsen Sahoo the College Library is named after him. The beginning and becoming of the college has become possible with the donation and contribution of generous businessmen of Kujang Bazar, some eminent personalities and students from time to time.

The foundation stone of the College was laid down by the then H'ble Minister, Dr. Damodar Rout. The name of the institution was kept as 'Kujang College' After its inception. The founder members, Dr.Damodar Rout and Sj.Suresh Chandra Sahoo were unanimously nominated as the first president and secretary of the college Governing Body respectively.

The college started functioning primarily with the Arts stream and provided facilities in teaching in I.A. with five subjects Five members of teaching-staff and three members of non- teaching staff were appointed initially and it got recognition from the government in the year 1979 and affiliation from Utkal University in the year 1979-80. At the outset the college had the student strength of 115 only. Further as per the Education Reform Policy of the Central Govt. the College adopted the system of 10+2+3 system. Accordingly, +2 class in Arts started functioning in 1983-84. The +2 classes in Science began with affiliation to the CHSE in the year 1985-86 and +2 Commerce functioning in 2012-13.

Further this institution was elevated to the stage of Degree level in Arts with affiliation from the Utkal University in 1986-87 and imparted Honours teaching facility in Oriya, History, Pol. Science from 1991-92. The College also got its affiliation from the UGC under 2 (f) & 12 (B) of 1956 Act on 19.06.1993. +3 Science teaching facility started from 2012-13.

The institution is now flourishing with the grants received from the UGC under Development Assistance scheme during various plan periods, the necessary aid from the State Govt. and with the donation from the students.

The site of the college is surrounded by a lush green field, dead Haladipani River, sacred shrine of Jainta Matha and the meandering river Mahanadi .