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Manikhamb, Balasore, Odisha
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Prof. Sudarsan Nayak
|About the institute:|
Originally named Balasore College, Fakir Mohan College was established on 6th July 1944. On 2nd August 1949, it was renamed Fakir Mohan College after the great Oriya poet and novelist Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Senapati. Since 1946, with the opening of honours in various subjects, the college has carved out a name for itself in the academic echelons of the state. The college has Post Graduate teaching facilities in Commerce (1979-80), Mathematics (1985-86), Physics (1988-89), Political Science (1992-93) and Oriya (1994-95). Conferment of autonomy in 1999 opened up new opportunities and challenges and the college rose to the occasion by capitalizing on the benefits of autonomy. The college was conferred with CPE status in the year 2006-07. The college also provides Degree Courses, (Self Financing) in Business Administration (Hons.), Computer Science (Hons), UGC sponsored Career Oriented Programme (COP)-one year certificate course in Business English, Two year Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication, Lateral Entry- IGNOU Study Center-2106, IGNOU ODL Convergence scheme under Distant Education Council - FMC7501, Computer Point for Computer Literacy.
With a view to making the college a center for excellence, the college envisions to open more professional courses in Management, Information Technology, Bio-technology, Bio-informatics and Environmental Studies, etc., and make them effective by developing the existing infrastructure. It envisions to make courses more participating and career oriented. The college shall strengthen healthy practices and support services for effective implementation of education to real life situations.
The College provides Joint Venture Computer Education Programme in collaboration with Computer Point for the bona fide students of the college. It also has a study center of IGNOU, which facilitates lateral entry into various courses.