B.J.B Autonomous College is one of the premier educational institutions of the State. It came into existence in 1957 through the initiative of the Government of Orissa. Named after Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar Bhramarabara Ray Mahapatra, the rebel extraordinary of pre-independent India, it is located over an area of 28.2 acres of land near Kalpana Square on he National Highway connecting Cuttack and Puri. It is situated at a distance of 3 k.ms from Biju Patnaik International Airport and 2 k.ms from Bhubaneswar railway station. It was an affiliated college of Utkal University till 1998. It has been functioning as an autonomous institution since 1999 following the conferment of autonomy by the UGC. The college was placed in Grade ‘A’ in 2004 after an assessment by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
The Institution is an equal opportunity organization of higher learning and noted for dissemination of knowledge and skills in Science, Humanities and Commerce. The college is guided by the noble mission “Learning for Leadership”. It is engaged in preparing the talented youth as responsible and useful citizens by providing quality education through academic, cultural and physical activities.
Over the years the Institution has in terms of infrastructure, Student enrolment and subject options. Needless to say, in keeping with its fast expansion as a premier multi-faculty co-educational institution, it has earned the reputation of attracting the largest no. of emeritus students to its various programme of study from all over the state and outside.
Apart from regular courses for the degree of Bachelor in Arts, Science and Commerce, some selected Self-Financing Courses have been introduced with the approval of the Government such as Master in Social Work, B.Sc with Honours in Biotechnology and Computer Science as well as Diploma in Medicinal Plant Management. The new programmes instituted in the recent past are:
B.J.B Autonomous College is one of the first institutions in the state to introduce the Semester system in 2006-2007 following the guidelines of UGC. There is continuous evaluation through Mid Semester/Internal Assessment (20%) and Semester examination (80%) as well as Seminar Presentation, Project Work, Field Work, etc.