Principals Desk

From Principal’s Desk…

“While educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their heart.”- Dalai Lama

Success comes to those who work hard and stays with those who doesn’t rest on past laurels. Rayagada (Autonomous) College started its journey in the year 1966 with the aim of providing education and empowering the students of the tribally populated, southernmost district of Rayagada.

During the endeavor of more than five decades, this college has grown as a premier higher educational institution catering to the expectations and needs of its students.

The college is striving for a vibrant and dynamic academic atmosphere with a holistic approach to hone the skills of students in diverse programs and to make them able to become notable change-makers of the society. The aim is to make learning an enriching, fulfilling, and enjoyable experience through a multidisciplinary approach, combining theory and practical in pedagogy. The thrust is to create a fertile ground for effective synergies between research and teaching skills, nurturing and fostering critical thinking and problem-solving abilities among students. Therefore our persistent effort must be to leverage the intellectual capabilities and emotional balance, moral uprightness and social consciousness of the students. Our vision is to produce conscientious, confident citizens of India who will go out into the world and make us proud.

Our earnest attempts should be towards upholding academic integrity, accountability, sustaining open and transparent systems, and being sensitive to social responsibilities. This could only be possible through a collaborative, shared and consultative work culture.

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”- William Shakespeare

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. – Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

Come on, let’s give our best and make this institution a temple of learning through our diligence, devotion and dedication.

I welcome you all to this great institution of higher learning and assure you of a nurturing and caring environment that will see all of you blossom into empowered and sensitive human beings.


Dr. Babilata Shroff, MA, PhD

Rayagada (Autonomous) College, Rayagada