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The Department of Higher Education has introduced e-Admission in the Degree College. Students desirous seeking admission in +3 Arts Science & Commerce should apply online through the official website www.

History of the College

Dayavihar Degree College, situated at the bank of the river Daya, in the district of Puri has been imparting education since its inception in the year 1990. The college has given paramount importance to quality education in the rural areas of Kanas Block. The general ambiance of the college creates a good environment for teaching learning process that attracts students of and out the district to its academic atmosphere.


Way back to 1990, a group of Educationists and Social workers conceived the idea of opening a college in Dayavihar. The so called founder of the college Sj. Subas Chandra Gajendra brought the dream into reality in the same year. Since then, the college has been passing through various ups and downs and achieving success beyond imagination.


The college started functioning with 128 seats in Arts in the year 1990. B.Sc with teaching facilities in physics, chemistry and Biology opened in the year 1994. The college got affiliation to Utkal University for Arts 1990-91 with 128 seats with optional subjects like Eng, MIL(O), History, Pol-Sc, Odia & Economics. In 1992 three more subject such as Sanskrit, Geography & Education were added. To our credit the college extended its seats to 192 in Arts in the same year. In 2007-08 Honours courses in Odia, Sanskrit, Geography and Education were started. Commerce with 64 seats was opened in the year 2010. In the same year honours courses in History, Botany & Mathematics were started.In 2016-17 honours courses were opened in all pass subjects of Arts ,Science and Commerce stream. In the same year 32 seats was increased in science stream. In 2012 our college became Topper in Geography Honours in Utkal University. Not only that, our college also became Topper in Mathematics & Geography Honours in Utkal University in the year 2015 and Topper in Mathematics, Botany and Geography Honours in the year 2016 in UtkalUniversity. The college has completed 27 years of its glorious existence with various achievements.


To empower the students ensuring physical, moral, intellectual and spiritual development through quality education and make this college a hub of learning and research and enable the students to stand on their own feet.


1. To provide quality higher education in this region.

2. To promote vocational competence and professional excellence through the implementation of need-based programmes to face the emerging challenges in changing global scenario.

3. To adopt a holistic approach for social justice irrespective of gender, caste, colour or creed.

4. To patronize multidisciplinary research.