Athgarh a former Princely State, covers a chunk of Athgarh Sub-Division in the District of Cuttack and State of Orissa The Sub-Divisional head quarters is at Athgarh which is well connected by rail and road.
Long since 1960 the establishment of a College in this area was cherished in the minds of the enlightened people of Athgarh. The dream took a tangible shape in March, 1963 in a preparatory meeing of the leading personalities and the Sarapanchs of Athgarh Block held on the premises of Biswanath Bidyapith Athgarh under the presidentship of Padmabhusan Dr. Radhanath Rath, editor “The Samaja”. A resolution was adopted for the establishment of a science college from 1963-64 academic session at Athgarh. The College started functioning in the Town Club from August, 1963 with 64 seats in P.U. Science.